Gayhurst St Peter's Church

1914             1919
To the Glory of God
and in affectionate memory of the
gallant men from this parish who laid down their lives for the Empire.

Lt. Col. H.O.S. CADOGAN

1st Batt. Royal Welch Fusiliers

J.D. MACALISTER

7th. Batt. Northants

R. MORRIS

Hampshire Regiment

A. PLUMPTON

Bucks & Oxon Light Infantry

E. GARRATT

Middlesex Regiment

J.J. LYMAN, M.M

Bucks & Oxon Light Infantry

H.G. PETTITT

Cambridgeshire Regiment

   

Ft. Lieut. T.A. NEWBURY

1939-1945 RAF

Plaque within the church

In loving memory of

 

Lt Colonel
Henry Osbert
Samuel CADOGAN

Commanding 23rd
Rl. Welch Fusiliers

in the 7th Division.
He was killed during the first Battle of Ypres
at Zanvoorde on the morning of
October 30th 1914
while trying to save his Adjutant Capt Dooner
and was buried in Hooge Cemetery
May 21st 1919.

This wooden German cross marked the spot
where his body was found by his brother-in-law
Walter who, with his wife Blanche Carlile,
erected this tablet

On him be peace and the blessing
for he was great hearted

Part of the original German cross is fixed to the plaque. It reads
Hier ruht Ein Englšnder (Here rests an Englishman)

Additional information about this casualty can be seen at:
In Memory: by Pierre Vandervelden

In the burial ground stands the headstone to
Pte. Henry Green PETTITT