Monument Details


  Cross on 3 tiered base. 4 Kerbstones. Stone vase.
  Limestone Letters
  Top Tier of Base, East face: In Loving Memory / of / Robin Walter Birks // Middle Tier of Base: East face: Born June 8th 1882 / At Rest July 16 1910 / "Not our will but Thine, O Lord." // Bottom Base of Tier, East face: Also of William Birks / died Aug. 27th 1925 aged 74 //. Top Tier of Base, South face: Mother darling // Middle Tier of base, South face: Also Sarah Ann / beloved wife of // Bottom tier of base, South face: William Birks / died Aug 25th. 1933 // Vase, East face: Also / Arthur Edgar / Birks / died Feb. 1st. / 1945 // Vase, South face: Also / Agnes Birks / died 29th. March / 1959 / aged 75 years. //
  Cross broken off base, laid on grave & half buried. Kerbstones buried or missing, part of one on surface.
    Robin Walter Birks was a factory worker making tinboxes. He married in 1909 when his wife was pregnant with their first daughter, Maud Victoria. He died a year later. His widow married again in 1915. William Birks was born in Odstone, Leics & worked as a Coachman, livery stables, in Surrey & Berks. He married Sarha Cannon from Kintbury. Her sister Eliza lived with them as housemaid and Governess. William died in Moss Cottage, 21 Priory Rd & left £920 to his widow; Sarah left £1500 to son Arthur & daughter, Dorothy Higgins. Arthur Edgar his son was first a groom but later a furniture Porter who married Agnes, formerly Dennis of Frilsham, Berks. Sources for ages: Ancestry records.
  01 November 2017

Persons named on this monument.

Robin Walter BIRKS  
William BIRKS  
Sarah Ann BIRKS  
Arthur Edgar BIRKS  
Agnes BIRKS  

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