From p.114, "The Chronicles of Shortwood" (1916) the book by Frank
Tompson Smythe (the
Groom's father) - text quoted in his book from the
original obituary and funeral report in the "Stroud
Jounal" of February 27th 1914.
"The Rev. F.T. Smythe, pastor,
conducted the service in the chapel, and the hymns
"Our God, our help in ages past" and "O
God of Bethel, by whose hand" were sung. Mr. Smythe,
having read some passages of Scripture, said that when he
heard early on Wednesday morning of Mr. Clissold's
'passing', the words of St. Paul's triumphant doxology
came at once to his mind. 'I have fought a good fight. I
have finished my course. I have kept the faith.' He could
have uttered the same words as the end neared for him,
for they were true of Mr. Clissold's career ..."
Note 2 - Ibid. p. 117
[at the funeral of Mr. W.G. Clissold
J.P. C.C.] "The family mourners present were
Mrs. H.J. Hartley, Mr. J.H. Hartley, Mrs. J.B. Newman,
Miss Clissold and Miss Mabel Clissold (daughters),
Messrs. H. and G. Clissold (sons), Mrs. G. Clissold
(daughter-in-law), Messrs. H.J and J. H. Hartley and J.B.
Newman (sons-in-law), Misses Jeanie and Peggy Hartley,
Masters Donald Newman and Kenneth and Frank Clissold
(grandchildren), Mr.Stephen Watkins (brother-in-law), the
Misses Helen, Margaret and May Watkins and Edith Clissold
(nieces), the Rev. W. Clissold, Messrs. Alfred and
Charles Watkins (nephews) and Miss E. Hornblower, and
Messrs. Bernard Robinson and Walter Hillier."
The image is adapted form the
picture (Ibid. pp 106/7) of Shortwood Chapel,
opened 1882, Church Parlour and Caretaker's House, opened
1903. Gratitude is expressed to Elizabeth
Jack of Gloucester, England for making
the pages of this rare book available to current (2002)
Smythe family descendants.