Nantwich Guardian 13 November 1914

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 13 November 1914 of the memorial Service for the late Lieutenant Charlton

“A memorial service was held at St. Wenefrede’s Church, Bickley, on Saturday afternoon to Lieutenant St. John Alan Charlton, who was killed in action on October 25th. There was a large congregation.
The service was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. E. F. Gorst, M.A., while the lesson was read by the Rev. and Hon. A. R. Parker. The Rev. J. L. Vincent, vicar of Marbury, was also present. The mourners included Mr. St. John Charlton (father), Mrs. St. John Charlton (mother), Miss Charlton (sister), Miss Vanda Charlton (sister), The Hon. Mary Hughes (aunt), The Hon. Mrs. Brodrick (aunt), Miss H. Hughes (aunt), Colonel Howard, the Marchioness of Cholmondley, Sir Edward and Lady Cotton-Jodrell, the Hon. Mrs Blezart (Cloverley), Mr. and Mrs. George Barbour (Bolesworth Castle), Mr. Harry Dewhurst, Mr. Harry Kevill Davies, Mr. R. L. Greenshields, Mrs. B. D. Poole (Marbury Hall), Mrs. Hubert Wilson (Barmere House), the Rev. L. Vawdrey (Tushingham), Miss Cox, Dr. Paulin (Malpas), Mr. Rimmer, and others.
The whole of the household servants, and nearly all the tenants and employees on the Cholmondley home estates were present. These included Mr. Ewan Langley, Mr. R. Bourne, Mr. W. Bithell, Mr. R. C. Brieley, Mr. George Hopley, Mr C. W. Flack, Mr. W. Thomasson, Mr. Frederick Perry, Mr. Frank Dodd, Mr. Samuel Langley, Mr. William Harding, and many others. The service opened with the singing of Lieutenant Charlton’s favourite hymn, “Lord, I hear showers of blessing.” The other hymns were ” For all the saints who from their labours rest” and “Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.” The service was fully choral, and the organ was beautifully played by Mrs. E. F. Gorst The 39th Psalm was devoutly sung. The Dead March was played and the service closed with the singing of the Nunc Dimittis.”

Birmingham Daily Post 6th September 1917

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