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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Sir Frederick Sykes
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14014

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Current location

IN A FIELD NEAR TO KINGSLAND BRIDGE
SHREWSBURY SCHOOL
2A Ashton Road
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY3 7AL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 48591 12078
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A brick boat house, with a dedicatory tablet on the front wall, bearing the inscription and the RAF crest in the top left corner. A framed and glazed photograph of the memorial with Pugh's family is located at the Railway Inn, Fairford, Gloucestershire.
Inscription
(ON TABLET) THIS BOAT HOUSE WAS/ BUILT IN MEMORY OF/ JOHN EDWIN PUGH/ LIEUTENANT ROYAL AIR FORCE/ OF H.M.S. PRINCESS ROYAL/ AND 210TH SQUADRON/ DIED OF WOUNDS NOVEMBER 12 1918/ AGED 19
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Pugh, John Edwin
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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: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Mr J Pugh, of Coventry, father of Lieutenant Pugh.
Reference
  • 'Shrewsbury: A Memorial Gift', Shrewsbury Chronicle, 15 October 1920, p. 4.
  • 'Shrewsbury School: New Boathouse', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 12 November 1921, p. 5.
  • 'Shrewsbury: The Shrewsbury School Boathouse', Shrewsbury Chronicle, 19 November 1920, p. 4.

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