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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fittings
District
Newark And Sherwood
Town
Southwell
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 September 1943
    Attended by: Bishop of Southwell
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38861
Current location

Southwell Minster
Church Street
Southwell
Newark And Sherwood
Nottinghamshire
NG25 0HD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 70171 53802
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SILVER CROSS AND CANDLESTICKS WITH ENAMELLING. INSCRIPTION ON THE CROSS. SHIELDS OF ST MATTHEW, ST MARK, ST LUKE AND ST JOHN AT INTERSECTION OF THE CROSS. CROSS SUPORTED BY SIX SIDED KNOP ENCLOSING PANELS DEPICTING THE LIFE OF CHRIST. ENAMELLED HERALDIC SHIELDS ON THE HEXAGONAL STEM. THEY REPRESENT THE EMBLEM OF THE PELICAN, THE ARMS OF YORK, THE ARMS OF SOUTHWELL, THE RAF CREST, THE ARMS OF THE PROVINCE OF CANTERBURY AND THE LILY EMBLEM OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
Inscription
IN THANKSGIVING TO GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN HENRY BECHER, SQUADRON LEADER R.A.F. WHO WAS KILLED AT ADEN, AGUST 19TH 1940 AGED 27
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Becher, John Henry
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, service, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Candle holder
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Silver
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Silver
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
SOUTHWELL CATHEDRAL COUNCI;
Reference
  • SOUTHWELL MINSTER INVENTORY VOL. 1 NO. 83A AND 83B

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