Peter L. Whitaker Font- St John the Baptist Church - Berkswell, West Midlands
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N 52° 24.597 W 001° 38.584
30U E 592298 N 5807502
Quick Description: Wooden font memorial, given in memory of Third Officer Peter L. Whitaker, only son of the Rev and Mrs A L Whitaker, who was killed in a naval action in the Indian ocean in November 1940.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/29/2017 7:15:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMVKFV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
"It is unusual to have a wooden font, but this one was to match the pulpit and the lectern which had been carved by Thompsons of Kilburn in Yorkshire. It was given in memory of Third Officer Peter L. Whitaker, only son of the Rev and Mrs A L Whitaker, who was killed in a naval action in the Indian ocean in November 1940."

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Carved by Robert Thompson, a North Yorkshire furniture maker. He was known as the “Mouseman of Kilburn” due to the mice he carved as his signature. Eight more of these mice can be found in the church.
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Type of memorial: Monument

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