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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Warwickshire
Town
Polesworth
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19076

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Current location

Church Drive
via gatehouse
off High Street,
St. Editha's Abbey Church
High Street
Polesworth
North Warwickshire
Warwickshire
B78 1DU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 26326 02429
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Gravestone shaped tablet, black marble mounted on a mottled red marble backboard. Incised inscription infilled with gold coloured paint.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY / OF LIEUT. W.R. HILL / M.C. / 4TH DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY / DIED AS PRISONER OF WAR / AT STALSUND / 6. XI. 1918 / AGED 22 YEARS / THIS TABLET WAS BROUGHT HOME FROM HIS GRAVE WHEN HIS / BODY WAS RE-INTERRED IN THE BRITISH CEMETERY AT BERLIN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hill, W. R.
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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: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height c 1000 mm, width c 460 mm
    Materials: Marble - Red
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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