The Agnew Memorial B44/80

The Agnew Memorial was repaired in the Summer of 2014 by Fine Memorials for Mr and Mrs Jones

Agnew Memorial
The toppled and broken memorial in 2008. This was when we first surveyed the cemetery.

The modest Agnew cross, in memory of Major John Fraser Vans Agnew, Royal Artillery, was repaired through the generosity of Mr and Mrs Jones as part of the Friends effort to improve the vista of the cemetery from the Wembdon Road. The inscription reads: 44/80. Sacred to the Memory of John Fraser Vans Agnew, Major R.A. 16th May 1858 - 29th April 1919.

Major Agnew was missed when we researched the stories of the First World War, although retired by this time he was active in the war effort in the district. We'll be looking into his story for the next edition. His son(?) is possibly mentioned in the Bridgwater Mercury in 1918: Second-Lieut. J. B. Van Agnew, King's Own Scottish Regiment was wounded in France on Tuesday 27th August. He is now in hospital in Cambridge

The cross was pinned back into place by Fine Memorials and new chippings from Cannington Quarry were placed into the kerb. The Friends would later give the white marble a good clean, brining the vibrant white back to life.

Agnew Memorial
The Agnew memorial re-erected. August 2014.