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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Wolverhampton
Town
Wolverhampton
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
ROBERT JACKSON EMERSON (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17655

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Current location

WV1 1TY
St Peters Church
Lich Gates
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Wolverhampton
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 91461 98757
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Pedastal surmounted by a bust of a Sailor. Dedicatory inscription with relief above it on a metal plaque attached to the front face of the pedestal. Relief image of Harris lying dead at his post.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: DOUGLAS MORRIS / HARRIS B.A. R.N.V.R. / THE HEROIC WIRELESS / OPERATOR WHO CONTINUED / TO RECORD MESSAGES / IN THE LOG ON THE SHELL- / TORN DRIFTER FLOAND UNTIL / KILLED BY ENEMY GUNFIRE / ADRIATIC SEA MAY 15 1917 12 O'CLOCK FACE: A / DOUGLAS MORRIS HARRIS (...) / I MARICAT DEL R. I. ITALIANO / LIBIA / CON RICONOSCENZA ANNIR(...) / XXVI MACCIO MCMX(...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Harris, Douglas M
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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,place of death,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • HARRIS MEMORIAL (ST PETER'S GARDENS)
  • Grade II
  • 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
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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