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Lieutenant Wilfrid John Massey-Lynch

WM reference
61066
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

St Frances of Rome
Sussex Avenue
Ross On Wye
South Herefordshire
Hereford And Worcester
HR9 5AL
England
OS Grid Ref.: SO 59881 23854
Denomination: Roman Catholic

Previous location

Blessed Sacrament Church
Corpus Christi Lane
Ross On Wye
South Herefordshire
Hereford And Worcester
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Roman Catholic

Description

Rectangular plaque with incised lettering and decorative foliate border. Regimental badge in top left corner and monogram of the letter 'WJ M L' in lower right corner.

Inscription

OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF/ WILFRID JOHN MASSEY LYNCH/ LIEUTENANT 3RD DRAGOON GUARDS/ AND SOMETIME OF THIS PARISH/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 4TH APRIL 1918/ Greater Love hath no man than this/ that a man lay down his life for his friends (St John XV-13)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Massey-lynch, Wilfrid John
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Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 3 mm, height 305 mm, width 610 mm
Materials: Brass
Listed?: No

History

Nil. Lost status till 2010. Originally in the old Ross Church till approx 1930. Taken to the new church in Ross in 1931, but was never installed due to a disagreement between the family (who paid for it) and the priest. I'm still awaiting a new site to be found and then an official dedication of the memorial. Information was obtained from this soldier's daughter whom I knew in the latter years of her life.

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

Ross R. C. church

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/memorial-rediscovered-after-80-years/

Reference

Another memorial has been erected at All Saints church - The church in the trees at Bishopswood. Herefordshire. His name has been coupled with Lieutenant F. T. Harris who was his broter in law. His name is also on a memorial at St. Joseph's church, Warren Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool L23 6UE. See ref: 15121 Wilfrid John Massey-Lynch's name is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial, Somme. France. Other Refs are: The Ross Gazette: 23 July 1914 (marriage), 18 April 1918 ( war items), 1 April 1920, 17 November 2010, The Stonyhurst War Record, National Archives: W/O 339/73882, W/O 95/1153 (war diares)

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