Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Stratford On Avon
Town
Preston on Stour
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19356

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Current location

Left side of Chancel arch,
St. Mary's Church
Church Lane
off Main Street
Preston on Stour
Stratford On Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 8NQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 20342 49932
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Vertically mounted on the inside of the Chancel arch, is a portrait orientated stone tablet, framed by a moulded decorative grey mottled marble border. Incised & infilled, cross at top of tablet & below the cross, is the inscription.
Inscription
+ / MAJOR WILLIAM / REGINALD JAMES / ALSTON-ROBERTS / -WEST / KILLED IN ACTION / 21 MAY 1940 / WHILE COMMANDING / NO. 4. COMPANY / 3RD BATTALION / GRENADIER GUARDS / For a tomb they have / an Altar / For Lamentation / Memory / And for Pity Praise
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alston-roberts-west, William Reginald James
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, surname, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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