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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Dacorum
Town
Berkhamsted
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14591
Current location

BERKHAMSTED COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
Castle St
Berkhamsted
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP4 2BB
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 980 080
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
BRASS PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A WOODEN BACKBOARD FOLIATE BORDER ON THE PLAQUE
Inscription
EDWARD LAWRENCE SPRUNT (EXHIBITIONER, JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD, 3RD YEAR) PRIVATE, FIRST BATTALION HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY (AUG 1914) STRETCHER BEARER SECTION, KILLED IN ACTION, 17TH JUNE 1915 AT THE BATTLE OF CHATEAU HOOGE-YPRES-MENIN, BELGIUM AND BURIED SOMEWHERE NEAR THE YPRES-MENIN ROAD, AGED 24. 'HE SAVED OTHERS, HIMSELF HE CANNOT SAVE'. "HE DISCHARGED HIS DUTIES WITH GREAT VALOUR, UNDER GREAT DANGER, THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE SUCH AS TO LEAD ME TO SPECIALLY RECOMMEND HIS GALLANT CONDUCT" OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST BATT, HAC "I AM TO EXPRESS TO YOU THE KING'S HIGH APPRECIATION OF THE SERVICES AND TO ADD THAT HIS MAJESTY TRUSTS THAT THEIR PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MAY BE OF SOME CONSOLATION IN YOUR BEREAVEMENT" ASSISTANT MILITARY SECRETARY. (LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sprunt, Edward Lawrence
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,age of death,occupation,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 690MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
BERKHAMSTED SCHOOL GOVERNORS

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