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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mid Bedfordshire
Town
Sandy
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1774
Current location

St. Swithun's Church
School Lane
Sandy
Mid Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
SG19 1AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 17394 49068
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Bronze plaque with wood frame. In the upper part the wood frame has the shape of a broken tymphanum.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY WALTER FRANCIS GRAVES / LT 3RD BATTN / ELDER SON OF THE LATE / WALTER GRAVES OF SANDYE PLACE / KILLED IN ACTION AT THE / FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES / NOV 7TH 1914 / AGED 30 YEARS / COUNCILLOR OF ROATH DIVISION CARDIFF 1913-1914 / THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED / BY HIS MOTHER / FANNY GRAVES OF SANDYE PLACE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Graves, Walter Francis
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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: forenames, surname, rank, regiment, relationship, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age of death, occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1430 mm, width 110 mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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