G L Harford Tablet

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Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 07th November 1915

Current location

ST MATTHEW AND ST JAMES CHURCH,Rose La,Mossley Hill,Liverpool,Merseyside,England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 380 870
Denomination: Church of England

Description

TWO TABLETS WITH INSCRIPTION IN INCISED LEAD ON THEM. THE UPPER TABLET IS OF WESTMORELAND LIMESTONE SET WITHIN A CARVED STONE MOULDING WITH PORTRAIT MEDDALION ABOVE THE INSCRIPTION MEDALLION PORTRAIT OF HARFORD IN BRONZE ON THE UPPER TABLET WITH FOLIATE GARLAND BELOW IT. AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE UPPER AND LOWER TABLET IS THE REGIMENTAL BADGE OF THE ROYAL LION. AT THE BASE OF THE UPPER TABLET IS HARFORD'S SWORD LAID ACROSS THE REGIMENTAL COLOURS

Inscription

UPPER TABLET: IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / GEORGE LAWRENCE HARFORD / ELDER SON OF GEORGE & HELEN HARFORD / LIEUTENANT IN THE 2ND BN. THE KING'S OWN / KILLED IN LEADING A CHARGE NEAR YPRES / FEBRUARY 17TH 1915 AGED 23 YEARS / HE LOVED AND WAS BELOVED / FOLLOWED AND SO COULD LEAD / DIED FIGHTING FOR ENGLAND / LIVES TO SERVES HIS GOD. LOWER TABLET: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF / LIEUTENANT GEORGE LAWRENCE HARFORD, SON OF / CANON G. HARFORD, VICAR OF THIS PARISH, WHO SERVED IN THE / 1ST & 2ND BATTALIONS OF THE KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGT. / THE ABOVE TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THOSE NEAREST & DEAREST / TO HIM, WHILE HIS FELLOW WORSHIPPERS HAVE ALSO PLACED STAINED / GLASS IN THE SEVENTH CLERETORY WINDOW OPPOSITE, REPRESENTING / JONATHAN AND HIS ARMOUR BEARER

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 1
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Memorial
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 07th November 1915
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

REFERENCES: A SUBALTERN OF THE KING'S OWN, 1911 - 1915 (1916) BY G. L. H.

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