Berkshire War Memorials

WEST BERKSHIRE - Purley on Thames

Purley lies on the south bank of the Thames to the west of Reading and east of Pangbourne.

See the Wikipedia entry
See the Parish Council website
See the Project Purley website

CLICK HERE for name list

It has four sites for War Memorials

Inside St Mary's Church

First World War (WM5003)

9 names

Second World War (WM5457)

- 5 names

Major Hugh Evelyn Lister (WM6011)

A painted brass panel of the north wall of the sanctuary
He was a combattant priest serving with the Welsh Guards and was killed in Belgium as he went to accept a German surrender

2nd Lt Alan Powley (WM6010)
A bronze panel on the south wall of the chancel
He served with the Kings African Rifles and is buried at Iringa in Tanzania
(photo Phil Wood)

2nd Lt Dudley Cecil Aldin (WM6009)

Photo Phil Wood
This consists of a brass panel on the south wall of the nave, very difficult to photograph. He served with the Royal Engineers

Edith Sophia Sherwood (WM6100)

Photo Phil Wood
She was a Missionary killed in Boxer Rebellion (WM6100)
This consists of a brass panel mounted on the south wall of the chancel

In St Mary's Churchyard(WM4310)

2nd Lt Charles Augustus Elliott

A Commonwealth War Grave

Trooper Harry Jarman

An addition to his mother's gravestone

Flight Sergeant Barrie Kendal Nichols

An addition to existing Gatehouse grave

Trooper Ronald William Rawlins

Royal Tank Corps (addition to fathers gravestone)

Edith Sophia Sherwood (WM6101)

- inside the Lych Gate

Charles and Edgar Sheppard (WM6342)
br> an addition to their father's gravestone

In the entrance to Purley Memorial Hall (WM5359
The hall is itself a war memorial )

The Hall

The dedication

The Memorial Plaque
WW1 - 9 names and WW2 - 5 names

Purley Hall

Memorial to the Battle of Culloden (WM5453)

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