Horsell – St. Mary the Virgin Church




Above: These unusual panels list all those from the Parish who served in the Great War and survived.  Below: The wooden panels in this little chapel bear an inscription to the memory of Lieutenant P. F. A. Cocks, who died in Mesopotamia in May 1916.










The photograph above and the three following (the inscription, as you can see, is not easy to read) show the grave of Petty Officer C. E. ‘Ces’ Smithers, one of those who died in the Thetis tragedy on June 1st 1939.  And if you don’t know what happened, I suggest you click here to find out:

The Admiralty Regrets


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