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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bromsgrove
Town
Belbroughton
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Mr. Bodley, A.R.A. - church architects of London (Restorer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th July 1901
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th July 1901
    Attended by: Rev. J. H. Eld M.A. (rector), Rev. C. Lunn of Fairfield and Rev. H. L. Firmstone (curate)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81175
Current location

In the Churchyard
Holy Trinity Church
Church Rd
Belbroughton
Bromsgrove
Hereford And Worcester
DY9 9TE
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 91930 76890
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Ancient stone Calvary Cross restored in memory of Major-General Sir Edward R P Woodgate mortally wounded at Spion Kop. The old base was used with three steps representing the three Graces. The new column is over 14 feet high and surmounted by a carved canopy supported by four angels. On the West side is a figure of the Redeemer, on the East side a presentation of St. Michael and on the North and South sides are sacred mongrams. The whole is surmounted by a floriated cross with inscription on the shaft.
Inscription
THIS ANCIENT / CROSS RESTORED / IN LOVING MEMORY OF M-G-SIR EDWARD WOODGATE KCMG / WHO FELL AT SPION / KOP JAN 24 1900 (NB the inscription appears to bear pre-1900 honours)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Woodgate, Edward R P
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, title, fiorstname, ainitialsm surname, honout, detail of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Bath
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Woodgate's Father, Rev Henry Arthur Woodgate, Rector of Holy Trinity, Belbroughton, the parish where the General was born.
Reference
  • St James's Gazette - Thursday 25 July 1901 Brief notice that memorial cross unveiled. the previous day
  • Worcestershire Chronicle - Saturday 27 July 1901 Obituary, description of the memorial and dedicatory service

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