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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Ernest Henry Church
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   03 August 1945
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   7 Queen Victoria Road, Coventry
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 260
Record number: 11674
Official at burial:
   DA Oliphant (Vicar of Kingsclere- Woodlands)
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  Ernest Henry CHURCH
  29 July 1945
  CGWC Headstone; 3 Kerbstones,
  Portland limestone Engraved.
  Headstone: To the beloved memory of / Flt. Lieut. Ernest Henry / Church / R.F.C. & R.A.F . / died July 29th. 1945 / aged 45 years. / (R.F.C. badge) / "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." //
  Excellent condition. Cared for ny CGWC.
    See for details of Ernest and CCWG graves
  01 February 2020
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    04 August 1945
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News



The funeral of the late Flight-Lieut. Albert Church, who died in hospital at Birmingham on July 29th, as a result of an accident, took place at Newbury Parish Church on Friday afternoon. Flight-Lieut. Church was the twin son of the late Albert Church, of the Town Mills, Newbury, and of Mrs Church of Springfield, Headley.

Educated at Newbury Grammar School, he joined straight from school in the late war the Royal Flying Corps and rose to the rank of temporary Captain. He lost a leg from wounds when flying over the trenches in France. During the present war, Flt. Lieut. Church has been engaged as an inspector under the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

His death was the result of a motor accident. He had been to Birmingham on business on the 23rd of July and accepted a lift back to Coventry in a motor-car. On the way the car came into collision with another vehicle, and Flt.-Lieut. Church received injuries including a fractured skull, from which he died six days later.

There were many friends of the family at the church, where the service was conducted by the Rev. D.A. Oliphant, Vicar of St. Mary's, Kingsclere Woodlands. The coffin was draped in the Union Jack. Mr. Sellick was at the organ and the hymns sung were “Abide with me” and “King of Love.” The psalm was the 23rd and the Nunc Dimittis was sung as the coffin was borne from the church. The interment was in the old cemetery, Newtown-road.

The mourners were Mrs Church (mother), Lce-Cpl. Pamela Church, A.T.S. (daughter), Mrs H.J. Booth (aunt), Mr. and Mrs. Eric Patterson, Mrs. Norman Bond, Miss Pink, Miss Goddard, Mr. Harold Oaks, the Misses Charlton, Mr. Gwyn Roberts and Mr. A. Fisher. Mr. E. Morris, works manager at Conercroft, Coventry, where Flt.-Lieut. Church had been engaged, was unable to be present.

Among those present in church were Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Leggat, the Misses Salway, Mrs. Sidney Rooke, Mrs. Frank Wallis, Mr. R. Le Soeur, Mr. Herbert Comyns, Mrs Frank Comyns, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pratt, Mr. I. Herbert (representing the Old Newburians Association), Miss Mortimer, Mrs. Pink, Miss Durrant, Mrs. Kenneth Hobbs, Mrs. Wyatt Lawrence, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Neale, the Misses Biddis, Messrs. E. Martin, F.W.Neate, E. Povey, Hugh Turner, G. Wallis, etc.


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