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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Cotswold
Town
Salperton
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21010
Current location

South West of village at the junction of Hampden and Salperton roads.
Salperton
Cotswold
Gloucestershire
GL54 4EE
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 07492 20223
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Beautifully worked hooded Calvary. Above life size figure of Christ fixed to wooden Cross, square granite plinth and two stepped base. Set in walled enclosure with ornamental gates
Inscription
(ON GATES) GREATER LOVE/ THAN THIS NO/ MAN HATH: THAT/ A MAN LAID DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR/ HIS FRIENDS (NORTH) WHO DIES THAT ENGLAND LIVES/ IN PROUD AND GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/ 2ND LIEUT JAMES COLLIER FOSTER HARTER/ SHERWOOD RANGERS YEOMANRY/ ELDER SON OF GEORGE LOYD FOSTER/ AND FRANCES GERALDINE HARTER NEE COKE/ OF SALPERTON PARK/ WHO DIED OF WOUNDS ABOUT NOV 28 1917, 13 MILES/ FROM JERUSALEM/ ESSAYING TO DELIVER THE/ HOLY LAND FROM THE INFEDIALS (SIC) (FOR WHICH AN/ ANCESTOR OF HIS HAD ALSO FOUGHT 1247 - 1260)/ AND IS BURIED AT SUFFA IN PALESTINE. AGE 28/ ALSO OF THEIR SON-IN-LAW/ LIEUT FRANCIS SOMERLED JOSEPH SILVERTOP/ OXFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY/ OF MINSTER ACRES NORTHUMBERLAND/ KILLED IN ACTION AT CUILLEMONT FARM/ MAY 20 1917 AGE 33/ AND IS BURIED AT ST EMELIE/ AND JESUS LOOKING ON HIM LOVED HIM/ R.I.P./ WE BLESS AND THANK THEE LORD FOR THOSE THE GOOD/ AND BRAVE, WHO EAGER AT THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL/ STRUNG, UNDISMAYED, SURRENDED ALL/ GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST (WEST) ALSO OF THEIR THREE NEPHEWS (NAMES) (SOUTH) (FAMILY NAMES) (EAST) (VILLAGERS NAMES)/ AND TO US WHO ARE LEFT TO MOURN THEIR DEPARTURE GRANT/ THAT WE MAY NOT SORROW AS THOSE WITHOUT HOPE FOR OUR/ BELOVED WHO SLEEP IN THEE,BUT THAT ALWAYS REMEMBERING/ THEIR COURAGE AND THE LOVE THAT UNITED US ON EARTH, WE/ MAY BEGIN WITH NEW COURAGE TO SERVE THEE MORE FERVENTLY/ AND THAT WHEN WE HAVE PASSED A FEW MORE DAYS IN THIS VALLEY/ OF TEARS WE MAY SEE THEM AGAIN FACE TO FACE IN THOSE/ PASTURES WHERE WE TRUST THAT THEY ALREADY WALK WITH THEE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Black, George Balfour
Coke, Edward D'ewes Fitzgerald
Coke, John Sacheverell O'deane
Coke, L Sacheverell
Feilding, The Honorable Hugh
Fielding, The Honorable Henry
Frisby
Harter, Clement
Harter, H Hatfield
Harter, James Collier Foster
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2900MM, width 2900MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4000MM
    Materials: Wood
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
FULLY RESTORED IN 1991, WHEN THE FIGURE OF CHRIST WAS TAKEN OUT OF STORAGE AND REPLACED
Costs

Comments: Erected by Mrs Foster Harter to the memory of her son and son-in-law, together with the names of three men of the village, who gave their lives in the first world war.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
SALPERTON ESTATE
Reference
  • Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 19 February 1949 Gloucestershire Scene

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