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Vice Admiral W. De M. Egerton DSO

WM reference
9907
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1947
Current location

On the west wall of the south transept.
Chester Cathedral
Werburgh Street
Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 2ES
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 40598 66456
Denomination: Church of England

Description

A rectangular marble tablet with inscription in black lettering. The Royal Navy crest and Egerton family crest are to the left of the dedication, and the Royal Navy flags flank the wording on the third line.

Inscription

IN PROUD MEMORY OF/ WION DE MALPAS EGERTON/ DSO RN (RETIRED)/ WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY/ IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC WHILE/ SERVING AS COMMODORE OF CONVOYS/ BORN 16 APRIL 1879 DIED 1 JAN 1943

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: no
Information shown: Rank, surname, forename, year of death, place of death.
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 22IN, width 46IN
Materials: Marble - White
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1947
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

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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