St Paul's Copers Cope World War 1 Memorial

On Friday 30 November Bob Stewart visited St Paul’s in Copers Cope where the Rev Simon Couper showed him the First World War Memorial in the Church. It was very different to so many others he had visited insofar as there were well over two and a half times as many officers’ names on it than soldiers (20:8). That is very unusual. Two of the soldiers were clearly related as well.

Four of the officers had the Military Cross, one had the Distingushed Service Order and one the Victoria Cross our highest award for gallantry (Lieutenant Colonel John Norwood VC, 5th Dragoon Guards). Interestingly one of the Military Cross reciients was Rev the Hon Maurice B Peel MC who was actually Vicar of St Paul’s at the time.

Bob has seen many war memorials in his constituency visits over the last 6 weeks but none where officer deaths outnumber soldier deaths by such a large margin. He felt it unusual and worth recording on Facebook. The memorial is shown in the attached photo taken by Bob.

On Friday 30 November Bob Stewart visited St Paul’s in Copers Cope where the Rev Simon Couper showed him the First World War Memorial in the Church. It was very different to so many others he had visited insofar as there were well over two and a half times as many officers’ names on it than soldiers (20:8). That is very unusual. Two of the soldiers were clearly related as well.

Four of the officers had the Military Cross, one had the Distingushed Service Order and one the Victoria Cross our highest award for gallantry (Lieutenant Colonel John Norwood VC, 5th Dragoon Guards). Interestingly one of the Military Cross reciients was Rev the Hon Maurice B Peel MC who was actually Vicar of St Paul’s at the time.

Bob has seen many war memorials in his constituency visits over the last 6 weeks but none where officer deaths outnumber soldier deaths by such a large margin. He felt it unusual and worth recording on the website. The memorial is shown in the attached photo taken by Bob.