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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mendip
Town
Mells
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1387
Current location

St Andrew's Church
Mells
Mendip
Somerset
BA11 3PW
England

OS Grid Ref: ST7278349275
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular oak board placed within a moulded frame which is painted black and red. Incised inscription in black and occasional red lettering. Coloured crest of queen marys own hussars at the top left hand corner of the board. Coloured family crest in the top right hand corner of the board.
Inscription
PLAQUE: EDWARD WILLIAM HORNER/ LIEUTENANT IN THE EIGHTEENTH HUSSARS/ WHO WAS BORN ON THE 3RD OF MAY 1888/ AND DIED ON 21 NOV 1917/ HE WAS GREATLY LOVED IN HIS HOME AT MELLS/ BUT WITH EAGER VALOUR HE LEFT HIS/ HERITAGE AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR TO/ FIGHT IN FRANCE. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED AT/ YPRES HE RECOVERED AND RETURNED TO/ HIS REGIMENT AND FELL AT LAST IN/ PICARDY WHILST DEFENDING THE VILLAGE/ OF NOYELLES AGAINST THE GERMAN ARMY/ IN THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI. THUS/ IN THE MORNING OF HIS YOUTH HE HASTENED/ TO REJOIN HIS FRIENDS AND COMRADES/ BY A SWIFT AND NOBLE DEATH/ HIS GRAVE IS AT FINS/ NEAR ETRECOURT/ AND HIS ONLY BROTHER MARK IS/ BURIED IN THIS CHURCHYARD/ IN THEIR LIVES THEY WERE THE LOVE OF/ MANY AND HAVING DIED ARE NOT DEAD
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Horner, Edward William
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 45MM, height 600MM, width 1850MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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