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Saturday, 23 May 2015

War Memorial in Cottered in Hertfordshire

Cottered is a village west of Buntingford and east of Baldock in Hertfordshire. Among those who have held the living of Cottered include the Reverend Anthony Trollope, who was grandfather of the authors Anthony Trollope and Thomas Adolphus Trollope. He was incumbent of Cottered for forty-four years and died in 1806. Cottered also has a blue plaque to the first president of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen, who stayed at The Kennels, country home of James Cantlie.

Cottered's War Memorial is situated in St John the Baptist, a handsome church dating principally from the 15th century with an embattled tower and a lofty spire.




Cottered's war memorial is a Plaque mounted on wood with a crest at the top centre, which appears to be of  the British Legion [1].
Memorial to the dead, St John the Baptist Church, Cottered, Hertfordshire.
[Text on Crest]
British
Legion

[Text]
Remember before God
The men of this parish
Who died in the two world wars
*
1914 ~ 1918
Sidney Barker Samuel Castle
Patrick Seymour Clement Parker
John Pinnock Herbert Wilds
Cecil Charles Smith
*
1939 ~ 1945
Ernest Hayden Percy Hummerston
Fredrerick Jackson
R*I*P

[1] IWM Memorials Archive (http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/48427)