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War Memorial, St Matthew’s church, Oxhey, Hertfordshire. Newly listed at Grade II. Image © Historic England/DP219511

This memorial cross commemorates the local men who fell in the First World War. It includes the name of Flight Sub Lieutenant Reginald Alexander John Warneford VC. He was a RNAS pilot noted for his skill and aggression in the air, specialising in intercepting German airships and attempting to shoot them down before they could carry out air raids on Britain. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for destroying the enemy’s LZ37 airship over Ghent, Belgium 7 June 1915.

War Memorial, St Matthews church, Oxhey, Hertfordshire

Dimensions:
1500 × 2231
File size:
2 MB
Credit:
© Historic England Archive, Patr
Copyright:
© Historic England Archive
Taken:
15 February 2018

Aperture

14

Camera

Canon EOS 5DS R

Focal Length

45mm

Shutter Speed

1/40

ISO

400