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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Dacorum
Town
Berkhamsted
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14579
Current location

In north aisle
St Peter's Church
Church Lane
Berkhamsted
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP4 2AX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 99358 07755
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass plaque
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALEXANDER DALZELL SPRUNT (B.A. NEW COLLEGE OXFORD) 2ND LT. 4TH BATTALION BEDS REGIMENT (AUG. 1914). MORTALLY WOUNDED 10 MARCH 1915 AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVECHAPELLE WHERE HIS COMPANY WAS SELECTED TO LEAD THE ATTACK DIED AND BURIED 17 MARCH 1915 AT LILLERS FRANCE AGED 24. '0 MAN GREATLY BELOVED, FEAR NOT, PEACE BE UNTO THEE'. EDWARD LAWRENCE SPRUNT (EXHIBITIONER JESUS COLLEGE OXFORD 3RD YEAR) PRIVATE 1ST BATTALION HON. ARTILLERY COMPANY (AUG. 1914) STRETCHER BEARER SECTION KILLED IN ACTION 17 JUNE 1915 AT THE BATTLE OF CHATEAU-HOOGE-YPRES-MENIN BELGIUM AND BURIED SOMEWHERE NEAR THE YPRES MENIN ROAD AGED 22. HE SAVED OTHERS HIMSELF HE CANNOT SAVE. HE DISCHARGE HIS DUTIES WITH GREAT VALOUR UNDER GREAT DANGER. THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE SUCH AS TO LEAD ME TO SPECIALLY RECOMMEND HIM FOR GALLANT CONDUCT. OFFICER COMMANDING 1ST BATT. H.A.C. I AM TO EXPRESS TO YOU THE KING'S APPRECIATION OF THESE SERVICES AND TO ADD THAT HIS MAJESTY TRUSTS THAT THEIR PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MAY BE AS SOME CONSOLATION IN YOUR BEREAVEMENT. ASS. MILITARY SECRETARY. GERALD HARPER SPRUNT LT. 2ND BATTALION BEDS REGIMENT VERY SEVERELY WOUNDED 15 AUGUST 1918 NEAR MORLAN COURT FRANCE DIED (IN CONSEQUENCE OF THESE WOUNDS) 15 OCTOBER 1919 ON TROOPSHIP 'NOVARA' FOR BOMBAY AND BURIED IN THE RED SEA AGED 21. A GOOD SOLDIER OF CHRIST AS WAS EACH OF HIS BROTHERS. YOUR GALLANT SONS THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE KING GEORGE V. SONS OF JOHN D. AND JANE NAISMITH SPRUNT. ALSO IN MEMORY OF THEIR PARENTS JOHN DALZELL SPRUNT BORN 22 AUGUST 1850 DIED 9 MARCH 1938AND HIS WIFE JANE SPRUNT BORN 11 OCTOBER 1959 DIED 23 DECEMBER 1946 FOR 40 YEARS RESIDENT IN THIS PARISH. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY.
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Sprunt, Alexander Dalzell
Sprunt, Edward Lawrence
Sprunt, Gerald Harper
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF SAINT PETER
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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