war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


All Saints Church, Waldershare, near Eythorne, is now a redundant church. It is one of over 330 in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and is normally open daily. It has a beautiful interior, which surprises with the revelation of two superbly ornate tombs.

In Honoured Memory
of the Men of
Who Fell in the
Great War 1914-1918

George Amos
John Norwood Berry
Weston Berry
Henry Kirby
Alfred Charles Marsh
Herbert Golder Marsh
William Dixon Wood

Also in the war 1939-1945 Francis George, Lord North, Peter Howarth, Andrew Roddick, John Roddick

In the graveyard are a number of commemorations of casualties of war. Amongst them are those for the brothers Marsh, from Whitfield, who are remembered also on the memorial inside the church. 

The headstone on the left reads:
In Loving Memory of
Sergt Alfred Charles Marsh
Killed in Action 9th November 1914
aged 23 years
also of George Marsh
Father of the Above
who died 30th January 1915
aged 55 years
also of L Cpl Herbert Golder Marsh
Killed in Action 3rd May 1917
aged 23 years
also Ernest Pritchard
who died 1st January 1970
aged 74 years
and His Wife
Elsie Clara
Daughter of George
who died 14th February 1982
aged 85 years

and on the right:

In Loving Memory
Our Dear Mother
Alice Eliza Marsh
died 26th October 1944
aged 78 years

photos Simon Chambers

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