St.Faith's C.of E. Church, Crosby

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Names on Memorial
BIOGRAPHY RANK FORENAME SURNAME REGIMENT MEDAL OTHER
 

  GeorgeARMSTRONG     
 

  NeilBROOK     
 

  RonaldCLARKE     
Biography

  LindsayDAVIES     
Biography

  SydneyDUFF     
Biography

  WilliamDUFF     
Biography

  RobertFELL     
Biography

  NormanFRY     
 

  AlanGEE     
Biography

  FrankHARRISON     
 

  ThomasHEWITSON     
Biography

  RobertHORSFALL     
 

  JesseHUTCHINSON     
 

  RobertJAMES     
Biography

  MalcolmLACE     
Biography

  GuyLE ROUGETEL     
Biography

  CharlesLEWIS     
Biography

  FrankLEWIS     
Biography

  LeslieLONSDALE     
Biography

  AdrianMAY     
Biography

  KennethMcCULLOCK     
Biography

  HaroldNEWALL     
 

  JohnOWENS     
 

  ArnoldPICKUP     
Biography

  FrederickSANDERS     
Biography

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  EdwardTAYLOR     
 

  KennethTREVITT     
 

  EricTWEEDLE     
 

  GeorgeWHELAN     
Biography

  HaroldWHINYATES     
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
 A GALLANT SOLDIER.

DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL AT ST.FAITH'S, CROSBY.

     The dedication took place yesterday (Thursday) evening of a handsome chancel screen which has been erected in St.Faith's Church, Crosby, by Mr. Douglas Horsfall in memory of his son, Captain Robert Elcum Horsfall, who was killed in the Cambrai push on Nov. 20th, 1917. The dedication service was conducted by the Vicar (Rev. J. Brierley), and an address was given by Canon J.O. Coop, M.A., D.S.O.
     The close association of Mr. Douglas Horsfall with the Church life of the diocese is reflected in a remarkable way by circumstances connected with this memorial. The foundation-stone of the church, which was built by Mr. Horsfall, was laid by the late Captain Horsfall when he was a boy, seven years of age. Captain Horsfall was one of the trustees of the three churches of St.Agnes, Ullet-road; St.Paul, Stoneycroft; and St.Catherine, Abercromby-square, with which Mr. Douglas Horsfall's name is associated, and a Governor of St.Chad's College, Durham University, for training candidates for holy orders. The college was founded by his father.
     The screen, which was designed by Mr. G. Gilbert Scott, A.R.A., F.R.I.B.A., is a credit to the fine craftsmanship of Mr. Edward O. Griffith, sculptor, of Bevington Hill, and will be generally admired in a handsome church already famous for its beautiful reredos by Salviati, of Venice. Gothic in character, it is 26ft. 6in. wide by 20ft. high, made of well-seasoned oak, and consists of two traceried lights on either side of the broad entrance to the chancel, making, with this, five lights in all. These have been delicately pierced tracery panels with centre crocketed finials, which have a very rich effect. Enclosing these panels are circular and elliptical rib moulds, which, springing from the mullions, forms a coved roof, on which rests heavily carved beams on either side of the screen; these beams are surmounted with serrated and pierced cresting, and have at regular intervals carved and crocketed pinnacles rising above the main line. On the elevation facing the name and attached to the four mullions are carved niches and pedestals containing figures of St.Agnes, St.Paul, St.Chad, and St.Catherine, each with their respective symbols, and carved in high relief.
     The whole of the woodwork is fumed a grey ash colour and dull polished, and is fixed upon the chancel wall of red Mansfield stone. Carved in raised letters on the left-hand side wall is the following inscription: "A.M.D.G. In loving memory of Robert Elcum Horsfall, killed in action Nov. 20th, 1917. Requiescat in pace."
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 22nd April 1921

 

 WATERLOO MEMORIAL UNVEILED.

The chancel screen of fumed oak erected at St.Faith's, Crosby-road, Waterloo, by Mr. H. Douglas Horsfall, who built and endowed the church, in memory of his eldest son, Capt. Robert Elcum Horsfall, who was killed at Cambrai on November 20th, 1917, was unveiled by Mr. Horsfall on Thursday evening in the presence of a large congregation. The dedication ceremony was performed by the Rev. C.C. Elcum, of St.Agnes's, Ullet-road. The vicar (the Rev. John Brierly) conducted the service, and Canon J.O. Coop (St.Margaret's, Anfield) preached an appropriate sermon.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 29th April 1921