Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Warburton, Lymm, Cheshire

The M6 was completely snarled up on my trip to Didsbury, so I jumped off and head back via the back roads. Spotted the cross first. Fairly traditional style next to a rather squat but well proportioned church. The church is called "St Werburghs Church" Warburton. New name to me. The inscription on the base of the cross is:

FOR GOD. FOR KING. FOR COUNTRY
LANCE CPL.HARRY BALL, S.W.BORDERERS
CPL.SAM BRETT, ROYAL FLYING SQUADRON
CAPT J EGERTON-WARBURTON SCOTS GUARDS
PTE THOMAS HAMPSON 1ST CHESHIRE REGT
PTE ERNEST OAKES 13TH CHESHIRE REGT
PTE CHARLES WILLIAM PHILLIPS 10TH GLOUCESTER REGT
PTE JAMES PRENDERGAST 7TH MANCHESTER REGT
PTE HARRY SUMNER ROYAL IRISH RIFLES
PTE FRED LEIGH-WARBURTON 22ND CHESHIRE REGT
PTE JOSEPH WARHAM 6TH CHESHIRE REGT

THEY WHOM THIS CROSS COMMEMORATES WERE AMONG
THOSE WHO IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919 ENDURED
HARDNESS, FACED DANGER AND PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT
OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

On the adjacent side of the cross is this inscription

1939 - 1945
PILOT OFFICER ROBERT C CROSS
R.A.F.V.R.
SIGNALMAN RAYMOND W LEATHER
ROYAL SIGNALS
PRIVATE EDWARD ROUSE
PIONEER CORPS












I am unlikely to revisit this memorial even by accident. There are the pictures below. There is a plaque on the church acknowledging that this community had existed during the Norman Census. The church reflects the shape and style of a Norman church.
On the War Memorials Archive this is number 45322
 

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