St Michael & All Angels Church, Croft (Croft Memorials)

Recent Photograph of St Michael & All Angels Church (Croft Memorials) (Croft)

Croft Memorials in the Chancel, from left to right:

In / Loving Memory
Katherine Agnes / wife of
Sir Herbert Archer CROFT
10th Baronet of Croft Castle
She died in her sleep
on the night of Nov 30th 1966
Aged 88 Years
Also / of her Daughter / Elinor
14th February 1904 - 19th February 1955
Angels of Glory Angels of Light
Singing to Welcome the Pilgrims of the Fight
RIP
Esse Quam Videre

In / Proud and Loving / Memory of
Sir Herbert Archer CROFT / 10th Baronet,
Born September 5, 1865,
High Sheriff of Herefordshire ????
Enlisted in the / Herefordshire Regiment
August 4 1914,
Captain September 12,
Killed in Action 1st Gallipoli
August 1915.
[can't read the verse below from the photo]

The CWGC site records that Captain Sir Herbert Archer CROFT was the son of Sir Herbert George Denman CROFT, 9th Bt. and husband of Lady Katharine Agnes CROFT, of Croft Castle, Kingsland, Herefordshire, and that he died 11 Aug 1915.

In / Proud and Loving / Memory of
James Herbert CROFT / 11th Baronet,
Born ?Mar 24 1907
??? son of Herbert Archer CROFT
Enlisted in the
Herefordshire Regiment 1914
Captain No.1 Commando
Special Service ???
Battle of Norway
and other Battles
Killed on Active Service August 15, 1941.
[can't read the verse below from the photo]

The CWGC site records that Captain Sir James Herbert CROFT was the son of Sir Herbert Archer CROFT, 10th Bart., and Lady CROFT (nee PARR), of Sway, Hampshire, was a Commando in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, and died 15 Aug 1941 aged 34.

(Transcriptions provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 17th May 2007.
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