Two brothers who both died during the 1914-1918 war - one "leading his men" the other "helping a wounded comrade".

 St Michael and All Angels, Lyonshall, Herefordshire
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The church has its origins in the late 12th century. There was extensive renovation in 1822 and again in 1872-3 when the porch was added.
 
 
 
Two brothers who both died during the 1914-1918 war - one "leading his men" the other "helping a wounded comrade".

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412 lives were lost in the Transylvania shipping disaster

 St Asaph Cathedral, St Asaph, Denbighshire
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Saint Asaph Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of St Asaph, one of the six dioceses of the Church in Wales. Saint Kentigern built his Church here in AD560. When he returned to Strathclyde in AD573 he left Asaph as his successor and since that time the Cathedral has been dedicated to Saint Asaph.
 
 
The SS Transylvania was a passenger liner of the Cunard subsidiary Anchor Line, and a sister ship to SS Tuscania. She was torpedoed and sunk on May 4, 1917 by the German U-boat U-63 while carrying Allied troops to Egypt and sank with a loss of 412 lives.

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A memorial to two "Master Gunmakers" - an occupation we had not seen mentioned before.

 St Andrew, Leysters, Herefordshire
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The only loud noise that could be heard was birdsong.
 
 
A memorial to two "Master Gunmakers" - an occupation we had not seen mentioned before on a grave.

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A wall monument to James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore who died in 1716.

 St Cuthbert, Holme Lacy, Herefordshire
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St Cuthbert's Church is a redundant Anglican church about 1 mile to the southeast of the village of Holme Lacy, Herefordshire. The church is now in an isolated position, but earthworks in its vicinity suggest that a village existed nearby, which subsequently became deserted. The fabric of the present church originates from the 13th century. The tower was added in the 14th century, and a north chapel and south porch followed in the 16th century.
 
 
In the south aisle is a wall monument to James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore who died in 1716. This consists of a sarcophagus on which is an urn and two seated putti. Lower down, on each side of the sarcophagus, are two wreathed skulls. The whole is surrounded by Ionic columns and a broken segmental pediment.
 
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The son was born three days after his father died and they are both buried in the same grave.

 St Mary, Fownhope, Herefordshire
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One of the longest churches in Herefordshire, stretching almost 120 feet in length, St Mary's is built around a 12th century central tower, with a 15th century shingled spire. The east end of the nave is also 12th century, with a south aisle added in the 13th century and an early 14th century chancel and south chapel.
 
 
The son was born three days after his father died and
they are both buried in the same grave.
 
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There are very few stained glass windows that include such detailed depictions of cats and dogs.

 St George, Woolhope, Herefordshire
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Permission to build the present church was granted by the Bishop of Hereford in 1157. It now consists of the West End Tower, Nave with Chancel and Sanctuary, and two Side Aisles. The first Norman Church was a simple rectangular building, unusual in that the Nave, Chancel and Sanctuary are continuous. There was also a Chantry dedicated to St Mary, possibly on the North Side. The Tower was added a little later. Modifications have been made over the centuries, including the addition of the South Aisle in 1882 as part of extensive work funded by the Booker family.
 
 
There are very few stained glass windows that include
such detailed depictions of cats and dogs.
 
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Winifred Aulsebrook was killed while working at a munition factory in Hereford.

 St Peter, Bullinghope, Herefordshire
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A new build of 1878-80 by F.R. Kempson with a later tower. It replaces the old church, whose remains can be seen just down the road.

 
Winifred Aulsebrook was killed while working at a munition factory in Hereford.
 
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A memorial in the form of a letter bearing a postage stamp.

 St Martin, Hereford, Herefordshire
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Located near the old Special Air Service base (now a housing estate) is St. Martin's Church, a Church with close links to 22 SAS Regiment. In a quiet corner, close to the rear of the Church is the final resting place for members of the Regiment.
 
 
A unique design in the form of a letter bearing a postage stamp on the top right hand corner.
 
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Edwin Bray "suddenly met his death" "by being thrown from his dog cart".

 St Andrew, Dinedor, Herefordshire
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St. Andrew stands in the middle of the parish. It was entirely re-built in 1868, except the West Tower, which is perhaps of the 13th century. The walls are of rubble with rubble quoins, all of local sandstone. Some old material has been re-used in the re-built parts of the church.
 
 
Edwin Bray "suddenly met his death" "by being thrown from his dog cart".
 
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