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SHERNBORNE WAR MEMORIAL PLAQUES

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Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards 2004

Inside the church of St Peter and Paul, Sherborne.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley - 2004

IN MEMORY OF ROBERT and CHARLES PITCHER
1/5th NORFOLK REGIMENT
SONS OF JOHN AND CAROLINE PITCHER
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY AT THE BATTLE OF GAZA
ON THE 19th APRIL 1917

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FRIENDS AND
FELLOW WORKERS AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT AND GRATEFULNESS.

On the right by the lecturn is another brass plaque

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANK LEWIS
9th BATT. RIFLE BRIGADE B.E.F.
5th SON OF HENRY AND MAY LEWIS OF SHERNBORNE
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
MARCH 26 th 1917 Aged 33.
BURIED AT HUENNES LE COURTE

LEWIS

Frank

Rifleman S/26112, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 26th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Shernborne, enlisted King's Lynn. Fifth son of Henry and May Lewis of Shernborne. Formerly R/29211, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. C. 16.

PITCHER

Charles

Private 240717, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died during the Battle of Gaza 19th April 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of John and Caroline Pitcher. Commemorated on the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 12 to 15.

PITCHER

Robert

Private 240067, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of Gaza 19th April 1917. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of John and Caroline Pitcher. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave XXX. G. 3.

28 March 2004

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