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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Liverpool
Town
Mossley Hill
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
PROFESSOR C H REILLY, HERBERT TYSON SMITH, HERBERT TYSON SMITH
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 07th November 1915
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
15582
Current location

ROSE LANE AND MOSSLEY HILL ROAD
ST MATTHEW AND ST JAMES CHURCH
Rose La
Mossley Hill
Liverpool
Merseyside
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 380 870
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TWO TABLETS WITH INSCRIPTION IN INCISED LEAD ON THEM. THE UPPER TABLET IS OF WESTMORELAND LIMESTONE SET WITHIN A CARVED STONE MOULDING WITH PORTRAIT MEDDALION ABOVE THE INSCRIPTION MEDALLION PORTRAIT OF HARFORD IN BRONZE ON THE UPPER TABLET WITH FOLIATE GARLAND BELOW IT. AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE UPPER AND LOWER TABLET IS THE REGIMENTAL BADGE OF THE ROYAL LION. AT THE BASE OF THE UPPER TABLET IS HARFORD'S SWORD LAID ACROSS THE REGIMENTAL COLOURS
Inscription
UPPER TABLET: IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / GEORGE LAWRENCE HARFORD / ELDER SON OF GEORGE & HELEN HARFORD / LIEUTENANT IN THE 2ND BN. THE KING'S OWN / KILLED IN LEADING A CHARGE NEAR YPRES / FEBRUARY 17TH 1915 AGED 23 YEARS / HE LOVED AND WAS BELOVED / FOLLOWED AND SO COULD LEAD / DIED FIGHTING FOR ENGLAND / LIVES TO SERVES HIS GOD. LOWER TABLET: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF / LIEUTENANT GEORGE LAWRENCE HARFORD, SON OF / CANON G. HARFORD, VICAR OF THIS PARISH, WHO SERVED IN THE / 1ST & 2ND BATTALIONS OF THE KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGT. / THE ABOVE TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THOSE NEAREST & DEAREST / TO HIM, WHILE HIS FELLOW WORSHIPPERS HAVE ALSO PLACED STAINED / GLASS IN THE SEVENTH CLERETORY WINDOW OPPOSITE, REPRESENTING / JONATHAN AND HIS ARMOUR BEARER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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