Ventnor : St Catherine's Church

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These inscriptions record the memorials in the church itself. There are a number of plaques in the closed off South Aisle, and some behind the main altar, which are difficult to photograph, and therefore may not be included here.




IN MEMORY OF
KENNETH MACKAY SINCLAIR COGHILL
THIRD SON OF DR. AND MRS. SINCLAIR COGHILL (LATE OF EDINBURGH)
BORN AT VENTNOR 20TH MAY 1876
KILLED IN ACTION AT KRUGERSDORP, 1ST JANUARY 1896
THE SOUTHERN LIGHT OF THE CENTRAL EAST WINDOW
ERECTED BY FRIENDS AND FELLOW TOWNSMEN


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COLEMAN, Benjamin Freeman
COLEMAN, Margaretta Eleonora Marella
COLEMAN, John Noble
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
BENJAMIN FREEMAN COLEMAN
OF BURTON OVERY IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER, ESQUIRE,
WHO WAS BORN AT BRISTOL XVII OCTOBER MDCCLVIII,
AND WAS GATHERED UNTO HIS PEOPLE XXV JANUARY MDCCCXXXVIII, AGED LXXIX.
HIS MORTAL REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE FAMILY VAULT ADJOINING,
BEING THE FIRST BURIAL SOLEMNIZED IN THIS HOUSE OF GOD,
WHICH TOGETHER WITH ITS CEMETERY WAS CONSECRATED XX JULY MDCCCXXXVII
HAVING BEEN ERECTED AND ENDOWED AT THE SOLE EXPENSE OF JOHN HAMBROUGH OF STEEPHILL CASTLE, ESQUIRE.
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED DAUGHTER IN LAW
MARGARETTA ELEONORA MARELLA COLEMAN
WHO WAS BORN AT LLANVERNACH XVI JUNE MDCCCXI,
AND WAS GATHERED UNTO HER PEOPLE 1 APRIL MDCCCLXV.
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF HIS SON
JOHN NOBLE COLEMAN M.A.
THE FIRST INCUMBENT OF VENTNOR
WHO WAS BORN XIV NOVEMBER MDCCXCI,
AND WAS GATHERED UNTO HIS PEOPLE XIX APRIL MDCCCLXXII
UNITED IN THEIR LIVES IN THEIR DEATHS THEY WERE NOT SEPARATED.

THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST BE CLOTHED WITH INCORRUPTION,
AND THIS MORTAL MUST BE CLOTHED WITH IMMORTALITY.
WHEN THEREFORE THIS CORRUPTIBLE SHALL HAVE BEEN CLOTHED WITH INCORRUPTION,
AND THIS MORTAL SHALL HAVE BEEN CLOTHED WITH IMMORTALITY,
THEN SHALL BE FULFILLED THE DIVINE PREDICTION WRITTEN:
DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP INTO VICTORY,
O DEATH WHERE IS THY STING ? O HADES, WHERE IS THY VICTORY ?
THE STING OF DEATH IS SIN, AND THE STRENGTH OF SIN IS THE LAW,
BUT THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.






DRUDGE, Theodore Algernon
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
THEODORE A DRUDGE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
NOV 16TH 1917


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FAULKNER, Alfred Westley
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
ALFRED WESTLEY FAULKNER
ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER
1926 - 1939
"CRAFTSMAN'S ART AND MUSIC'S MEASURE
FOR THY PLEASURE ALL COMBINE"






FORD, George Herbert
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING AND HONOURED MEMORY OF
GEORGE HERBERT FORD
CANADIAN LIGHT HORSE
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
NOVEMBER 18TH 1918 AT ETAPLES.
AGED 25 YEARS

"NOT DEATH, BUT A PERFECTING OF LIFE"


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GOMPERTZ, Catherine A
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
CATHERINE A GOMPERTZ FEBY. 1904

Catherine Amelia Gompertz. Her death was registered in Exeter, in 1878, aged 70.






GOMPERTZ, S
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
THE REV S GOMPERTZ FEBY. 1904

Solomon Gompertz. His death was registered in Weymouth, in 1883, aged 77.






GOMPERTZ, Warneford S T
THE FUND FOR THE ERECTION OF THIS
ORGAN WAS INAUGURATED BY A
LEGACY OF £400, BEQUEATHED BY THE
REV. WARNEFORD S.T. GOMPERTZ,
A MEMBER OF THIS CONGREGATION,
WHOSE GENEROSITY IS HEREBY
GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED.
---
DEDICATED 5TH AUGUST 1910.


Warneford Seymour Trimmere Gompertz. His death was registered in Billericay, in 1909, aged 60.

National Probate Calendar 1909




Hambrough

HAMBROUGH, Catherine
In a Vault beneath
repose the remains
of CATHERINE HAMBROUGH
who died in this Island, March 18th 1841,
Aged 86.
She was Relict of JOHN HAMBROUGH, Esqre.
who died May 9th 1831
and was interred in the Family
Vault in Hanwell Church Yard,
Middlesex
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for
ye know not when the time is"
Mark 15 C 33 V.
To the revered Memory of his
departed Parents, an affectionate Son
erects this Tablet.
1844.






REYNOLDS, Agnes Elizabeth
IN MEMORY OF
AGNES ELIZABETH REYNOLDS
WHO DIED AT VENTNOR
APRIL 18TH (?) 1886






ROBERTSON, Alan Diarmid Campbell
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALAN DIARMID CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, R.N.
MIDSHIPMAN, H.M.S. "ABOUKIR"
YOUNGEST SON OF ROBERT & MARY ROBERTSON, OF ST CATHARINE'S HOUSE IN THIS PARISH
BORN AUGUST 10:1899, LOST WITH HIS SHIP IN ACTION IN THE NORTH SEA, SEPTEMBER 22;1914
"BEING MADE PERFECT IN A LITTLE WHILE HE FULFILLED LONG YEARS"
----
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY FRIENDS AS A TOKEN OF SYMPATHY WITH THE BEREAVED
AND IN APPRECIATION OF SERVICE RENDERED TO THE EMPIRE


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SHAW, John Hall
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF
THE REV. JOHN HALL SHAW M.A.
FOR FIVE YEARS VICAR OF VENTNOR
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
ON MAY 4 1897 AGED 52 YEARS
---
+++ THE ENLARGEMENT OF THIS
CHURCH BY THE ADOPTION OF THE SOUTH
AISLE HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT AS A
MEMORIAL TO HIM.
+ THIS TABLET IS PLACED TO RECORD
HIS FAITHFUL MINISTRY, HIS HOLY LIFE,
HIS HUMILITY, SELF FORGETFULNESS AND
READY SYMPATHY WHICH MADE HIM
BELOVED AND RESPECTED BY ALL
---
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE
IN THE LORD +++ THEIR WORKS DO
FOLLOW THEM" REV. XIV 13.
"HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH"
HEB. XI 4.




TALLENTS, Philip William
TALLENTS, William Edward

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVEREND PHILIP WILLIAM TALLENTS
(SECOND SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM EDWARD TALLENTS, ESQUIRE,
OF NEWARK, IN THE COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM.)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 16TH DAY OF MARCH 1843, AGED 27 YEARS.
HIS REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE BURIAL GROUND OF THIS CHURCH.
AND THIS IS THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME, THAT EVERY ONE
WHICH SEETH THE SON, AND BELIEVETH ON HIM, MAY HAVE
EVERLASTING LIFE: AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.
ST JOHN C. VI, V. 40.

IN MEMORY ALSO OF WM. EDWD. TALLENTS 3RD AND YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED WM.
EDD. TALLENTS WHO DIED AT SOUTHSEA, SEPR. 18TH 1846, AGED 27, AND IS BURIED WITH HIS BROTHER.



Tozer

TOZER, William
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. WILLIAM TOZER, R.F.A.
TOWN CLERK OF VENTNOR 1908-1916
DIED AT KUT EL-AMARA
WHILST A PRISONER OF WAR, MAY 16 1916.
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THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE BRETHREN OF
THE YARBOROUGH LODGE OF FREEMASONS No. 551, VENTNOR


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TUTTIETT H B
IN MEMORY OF
H.B. TUTTIETT ESQ M R C S
A GREATLY VALUED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER OF VENTNOR
THE NORTHERN LIGHT OF THE CENTRAL EAST WINDOW
WAS ERECTED BY GRATEFUL PATIENTS AND FRIENDS
HE DIED 22ND AUGUST 1878 AGED 62 YEARS.

Harry Barrington Tuttiett, died in Honiton, Devon.






WATKINS, Eric Leopold Charles
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERIC LEOPOLD CHARLES WATKINS, M.A.
EMMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
LIEUTENANT, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
AT JUBBLEPORE, C.P. INDIA
MARCH 2 1917 AGED 24 YEARS


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