Friday 8 October 2021

Wath upon Dearne, All Saints Church, Charles Cuthbert Johnson plaque


Charles Cuthbert Johnson plaque
(photographed 25 September 2021)


War Memorials Register listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Nigel Croft


To the Glory of God
And the Dear Memory of
Charles Cuthbert Johnson
Elder son of
Charles Haywood Johnson
of Wath-upon-Dearne
2nd Lieut. Royal Engineers
First West Riding Field Coy.
Twenty-Ninth Division
British Mediterranean
Expeditionary Force
Killed in Action in the
Gallipoli Peninsula
on 6th June 1915
Aged 38 years

The plaque includes a Royal Engineers badge surrounded by blue mosiac, embedded in a frame of carved foliage resting in the centre of an elaborate pediment. At the bottom of the plaque more carved leaves support the frame with a Templar style cross in the centre of the foliage. The text is framed by tiny carved grapes, vines and foliage with touches of blue mosiac in the background. 

The Mexborough and Swinton Times on 4 August 1917 (p.2) described the mural tablet as a 'work of art'. The dedication had taken place the previous Sunday, 29 July 1917. 


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