Salperton War Memorial


At the junction to Salperton Park, Gloucestershire, England. It consists of a four sided stone base reading anti-clockwise, with a wooden figure of Christ on a cross.

Front panel .

Who dies that England lives.

In proud and glorious memory of 2nd. Lieut. James Collier FOSTER HARTER, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, elder son of George Loyd FOSTER and Frances Geraldine HARTER nee COKE of Salperton Park, who died of wounds about November 28 1917, 13 miles from Jerusalem essaying to deliver the Holy Land from the Infidels ( for which an ancestor of his had also fought 1247 - 1260) and is buried at Suffa in Palestine aged 28.

Also of their son-in-law Lieut. Francis Somerled Joseph SILVERTOP, Oxfordshire Yeomanry of Minster Acres, Northumberland, killed in action at Cuillemont Farm May 20 1917 aged 23 and is buried at St. Emelie and Jesus looking on him loved him.


We bless and thank these Lord for those the good and brave who eager at their country's call strong, undismayed surrendered all. Grant them eternal rest.

Right hand panel.

Also of their three nephews

Lieut. L. SACHEVERELL COKE Res. Irish Guards, killed in action near Ypres, October 31 1914 aged 34.

Lieut. James L. O`BEIRNE, Oxfordshire Yeomanry Att. R.F.C. killed in action July 28 1917 aged 29.

Lieut. John I.M. O`BEIRNE, Royal Warks. Regt. Att. R.F.C. killed in action April 4 1917 aged 23.

Capt. Sir Francis WALLER, Bart. Royal Fusiliers, killed in action October 25 1914 aged 34.

(Commander Arthur SILVERTOP, RN aged 38)
(Lt. Commander the Hon. Hugh FEILDING, RN aged 28)
HMS DEFENCE sunk in the battle of Jutland May 31 1916.

Lieut. Clement J. HARTER, Royal Fusiliers, who fell at Hooge, Flanders, June 16 1915 aged 26.

Capt. John G. HARTER, Durham Light Infantry, who fell near Poperinghe, Flanders April 3 1916 aged 28.

Lieut. H. Hatfield HARTER, Grenadier Guards, who fell near Ypres October 9 1917 aged 38.

Capt. The Hon. Henry FEILDING, Coldstream Guards, died of wounds received October 9 1917 in action on that day aged 20.

Back Panel.

Pte. William JUGGINS, R.G.A., of Salperton Park Gardens, died in France April 28 1918 aged 27.

Pte. Sydney Robert RYMAN, E. Yorkshire Regiment, died a prisoner of war in Germany, October 15 1918 aged 23.

Pte. Reuben SKUSE, Glos. Regiment, killed in France October 26 1918 aged 26.

Killed in action

John SACHEVERELL O'DEANE COKE, K.O.S.B., Major, Airborne Div. September 18 1944.


Edward D'EWES FITZGERALD COKE, Major, Sherwood Foresters, September 29 1944 of Trusley, Derbyshire.

Left hand side.

Capt. William A. SILVERTOP, 20th Hussars, killed in action in France November 27 1917 aged 33.

Capt. The Hon. Robert NOEL, died in active service at Massassi, East Africa, February 2 1918 aged 29.

Capt. George BALFOUR BLACK, 17th Lancers Att. Tank Corps., died of wounds when in action the same day August 28 1918 aged 29.

Corporal FRISBY, of Newark, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, killed in action with Lieutenant J.C.F. HARTER in Palestine, November 28 1917.

Lce. Corp. Percy NORRIS, Worcs. Regt., of this village, killed in action near Ypres, October 30 1917 aged 26.

And to us who are left to mourn their departure grant that we may not sorrow as those without hope for our beloved who sleep in thee. But that always remembering their courage and the love that united us on earth, we may begin with new courage to serve thee more fervently, and that when we have passed a few more days in this valley of tears we may see them again face to face in those pastures where we trust they already walk with thee.

Record taken by John Hyde July 1998