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Stockbridge Cemetery

   Pictured far right, the memorial cross in Stockbridge Cemetery, Winton Hill,  commemorating the life of Violet Charlotte Johnson MBE.The cross, erected in 1923,  was commissioned by her husband Herbert Johnson and designed by the architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens. Lutyens designed their manor home, Marsh Court, and the Stockbridge War Memorial. 

The inscription engraved around the base of the cross, reads:

Sacred to the memory of Violet Charlotte Johnson MBE, a gracious lady of England, beloved of all who knew her for her rare qualities of heart and mind, endowed with every capacity for the enjoyment of life. She gave herself to the service of others and her solicitude during the Great War for the wounded soldiers in her hospitals at Marsh Court and Stockbridge contributed to her untimely end.

Posted by Deborah Courtnell

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