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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mendip
Town
Mells
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 17th December 1920
    Attended by: The Rev. K. C. Jackson M.C., Vicar or Norton St Philip (a former curate of Mells and Vobster). This was in St Edmunds, Vobster, presuming this plaque.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30848
Current location

At the west end of the north aisle
St Andrew's Church
Mells
Mendip
Somerset
BA11 3PW
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 72783 49283
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • St. Edmund's Church
    Vobster Hill
    Vobster
    Mendip
    Somerset
    BA3 5RJ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: ST 70466 49267
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Nowy headed brass plaque with incised inscription. Incised frieze of oak leaves and acorns and incised Latin Cross with splayed ends at the top centre of the plaque.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
James, Edger
James, Gilbert
King, Charles
King, Thomas
Tricker, Edward
Vranch, Edward
Vranch, Herbert
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, regiment, month and year died
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 2MM, height 610MM, width 67MM
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Black Marble
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Grade I
  • 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
Reference
  • Somerset Standard - Friday 17 December 1920 VOBSTER. WAR MEMORIAL.— The unveiling of a brass tablet at St. Edmund's, Vobster, was a very impressive and solemn ceremony, and there was a full congregation. The Rev. K. C. Jackson, M.C., Vicar of Norton St. Philip (a former cura te of Mells and Vobster), unveiled the tablet, which was erected by subscriptions from the villagers. The tablet is mounted on black marble, and the inscription reads : "To the memory of Thomas King, Charlps King, Edward Vranch, Herbert Vranch, Gilbert James, Edward James and Charles Fricker. Special hymns were used for the occasion. The Rev. E. D. Lear (rector of Mells and Vobster) conducted the service, and the Rev. K. C. Jackson preached from the words, "Others have laboured, and we have entered into their labours." The offertory was for the wounded soldiers' fund.

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