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St Laud's Church Tour - Inside

St Laud's Church
Inside Tour
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Key to the colour scheme and numbers1 - Start the tour - Entrance2 - Porch3 - South Aisle4 - War Memorials5 - Font6 - West Window and Nave7 - North Aisle8 - Dais pulpit and Screens9 - Choir Stalls10 - Organ11 - East Window and High Altar12 - Vestry13 - Sedilia and Squint Window14 - South Aisle15 - Exit Church plan
Outside Tour

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4 - The War Memorials

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At the west end of the South Aisle are located Sherington's War Memorials. Unusually, these are located within the Church.

The large plaque is for the 11 men who lost their lives in the First World War.

Below this is a smaller wooden plaque which reads: 'To the memory of Herbert C. Nursaw who gave his life in the World War 1939 - 1945', see the photo below.

To the right of this is a Roll of Honour (see photo below) to the 46 men from the village who served in the First World War. A transcription of this framed ornate wall plaque is available in the Records section of the website.


A small amount of research has been done on the men who died, but if you have any information that you would like to pass on or if you have any photographs, we would be very interested to see them.

Francis Barrett Bailey

Francis was the son of T. and Claire Bailey of Oak Villa, Sherington. He served as a Private in the Second Battalion of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Francis died on Sunday 30th July 1916 aged 26 on the battlefield of the Somme.

Arthur J Brooks

Formally a Filgrave man, Arthur was the husband of Susan Ellen Bennett (nee Brooks) who lived at 1 Hill's Yard, Sherington He served in the First Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment at the rank of Private. Arthur died on the first day of the attack on Beaumont-Hamel on Saturday 1st July 1916. When Arthur died he was 27 years old.

Fredrick Herbert Line

Fredrick was the oldest son of Fredrick and Emily Line who were resident at The Royal Oak in Church End, Sherington. He reached the rank of Sergeant in the Sixth Battalion of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. It appears that Fredrick was badly wounded before he died as he was buried at Grove Town Cemetery at Meaulte, Somme. At this location the 34th and 2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established, and this location was known to the troops as Grove Town. This was operational until April 1917. Fredrick died on Monday 9th October 1916 at the age of 25.

Charles Beaumont Jefferson

Charles, the youngest son and last of eight children of Joseph Jefferson and Mary Eliza Jefferson, was born in Sherington in 1887, the same year that his farther died.
Charles joined the 2nd Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment and was at the rank of Private at his death in 1917 aged 30. Charles died in the battle to gain the village of Ficheux. This battle started in November 1916 and by the end of April 1917 the village was well within allied lines. Charles died on Sunday 8th April 1917.

Edward Stanley Moore

Son of John and Ada Moore, of Mill House Sherington and husband to Gertrude Maud Moore, of 109 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Edward was at the rank of Sapper, in the 483rd Field Company of the Royal Engineers. He died in a failed offensive on a line from north of Gommecourt to Maricourt where there were a horrendous number of casualties. Edward died on Tuesday 13th March 1917 aged 25.

William Charles Wright

William was the son of Walter and Amy Wright, of Church End, Sherington, and had obtained the rank of Lance Corporal in the 5th Brigade of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. William is remembered at the Memorial at Tyne Cot, Zonnedbecke, West-Vlaanderen which holds over 35,000 names of soldiers who lost their lives that have no known graves. The final battle that William was involved in was the Third Battle of Ypres. This was an offensive mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert the German army from a weakened French front further south. William was most likely involved in the main assault north-eastwards, which began in July 1917, but became a dogged struggle against a determined German force and atrocious weather conditions. William died on Wednesday 22nd August 1917, aged 20.

Alfred Jefferson

Older brother to Charles, Alfred served his country in the 9th Battalion of the London Regiment of the Queen Victoria's Rifles. Alfred was badly wounded in action and was brought to the field hospital at Bavelincourt, where he later died. Alfred died on Monday 15th July 1918 aged 33.

J H Gordon Moore

Gordon was the last man to die, as well as being buried the furthest away from his native Sherington, of all of the men who died during the first world war. Gordon died on Thursday 19th September 1918 and is buried in Ramia, Israel. Currently we are not sure which battle Gordon was involved in. If you have any information on him or any of the other Sheringtonians mentioned on the Roll of Honour, we would be very interested to hear from you.

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