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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Blackfordby
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14826

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Current location

St. Margaret's Church
Main Street
Blackfordby
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
DE11 8AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 33046 18133
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted, landscape orientated nowy-headed bronze plaque with decorative oak leaf & acorn border in relief. Regimental badge in relief at top centre of plaque. Inscription also in relief, lettering topped in gold coloured paint.
Inscription
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF / ROBERT CHARLES LAWTON / LIEUTENANT "A" COMPANY 1ST/5TH BATTALION / LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT. / WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK ON THE HOHENZOLLERN REDOUBT / OCTR.. 13TH.. AND DIED IN HOSPITAL OCTR.. 16TH.. 1915. / AGED 21 YEARS. BURIED AT CHOCQUES. FLANDERS. / DEARLY LOVED ELDER SON OF / ROBERT AND MARGARET LUCY LAWTON / OF BOOTHORPE. / "HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY, HIS SOUL TO GOD"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Lawton, Robert Charles
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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, forename, rank, regiment, age at death, location of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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