AMPTON WAR MEMORIALS



St Peter's and St Paul's, Ampton


Inside the church of St.Peter and St.Paul, Ampton, on the south wall of the nave is a white marble tablet incised with a commemoration to 20 men of the parish who served during WW1, and specifically to 4 who died, listed by name in order of the date of their death: The lettering is blackened. The tablet is on a background of pink, grey and white mottled marble, inscribed in gold with the initials IHS, this tablet being edged on the top and below with a black marble border, the top being domed. Below this, on a separate white marble tablet, is the commemoration to one man who died during WW2.

The dedication:-
IHS.
THIS STONE AND YE CHANCEL GABLE CROSS ARE PLACED IN THANKFUL
REMEMBRANCE BOTH OF GOD'S GIFT OF VICTORY IN YE GREAT WAR
(1914-1919), AND ALSO OF YE 20 MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED,
AND, MORE ESPECIALLY, OF YE 4 WHO DIED: T.F.JOLLY (9 SEPR: 1915); H.JACOBS,
(2 MAR: 1916); B.W.T.WICKHAM, M.C. (14 APL 1917); AND B.J.ROGERS (28 APL 1917).
"O LORD, LET THY MERCY LIGHTEN UPON US"

1939-1945
P.S.ROGERS. (15. FEB. 1942).

TWO WALL MOSAICS

In the left hand pillar of the arch leading into the chantry is a painted mosaic depicting St. Christopher wading through water carrying a rod and with a child on his shoulder. Below this is a marble tablet commemorating the use of Ampton Hall as a Red Cross Hospital in the Great War. Opposite, on the right hand pillar of the arch into the chantry is a coloured mosaic depicting St. George, surmounted by a scroll with the words South Staffordshire Regiment, beneath a Staffordshire knot and crown, with an emblem and Pioneers above. Beneath is a marble tablet commemorating Lieutenant Bernard William Theodore Wickham, MC, South Staffordshire Regiment.




HOSPITAL MEMORIAL PLAQUE


The names of the 40 men who died in the hospital are on the north wall of the chantry chapel. On a white marble plaque 14 inches by 70 inches are the names of those who died at the Hospital. It was unveiled on 15th November, 1919 by Sir Courtenay Warner and recorded by the Bury Free Press on 22nd November 1919.

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN THE GREAT WAR, WHO DIED IN AMPTON RED CROSS HOSPITAL. EIGHT OF THEM WERE BURIED AT
INGHAM FOR WANT OF SPACE IN AMPTON CHURCHYARD. THE OTHERS WERE BURIED NEAR THEIR HOME


THE LORD GRANT UNTO HIM THAT HE MAY FIND MERCY OF THE LORD IN THAT DAY

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.