St. Mary’s Church, Cockfield

St. Mary’s Church, Cockfield

The screen was erected by Herbert and Alice Summerson in memory of their son, Herbert Walker Summerson who died of wounds 5 June 1918.  It was unveiled and dedicated in November 1920 by Rev. J.E. Phillips, Rector of Cockfield and Vicar of Staindrop.  An oak chancel screen, it is divided so that the centre section allows access to the chancel.  The left hand panel depicts a half relief of a soldier kneeling at a prayer desk.  The right hand panel carries the dedication:

“In loving memory of Hebert Walker Summerson 2nd Lieutenant 9th L.N.Lans. died of wounds June 5th 1918 and buried at Marfaux.  This screen is erected by his parents.”

Source: NE War Memorials Project

Photographs:

St. Mary's Church  screen in memory of  H.W. Summerson

St. Mary’s Church
screen in memory of
H.W. Summerson

St. Mary's Church  screen in memory of  H.W. Summerson

St. Mary’s Church
screen in memory of
H.W. Summerson

St. Mary's Church  screen in memory of  H.W. Summerson

St. Mary’s Church
screen in memory of
H.W. Summerson

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