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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Korean War (1950-1953)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19625
Current location

ST MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH
Magdalen St
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 513 065
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SIMPLE TABLET GILDED ROYAL ENGINEERS BADGE ABOVE TEXT
Inscription
REMEMBERING/ WITH GREAT LOVE/ JOHN KINGSLEY/ ANSON FIRTH/ 2ND LIEUT ROYAL ENGINEERS/ KILLED IN ACTION IN KOREA/ 1ST DEC 1951/ AGED 21 YEARS/ EDUCATED AT THE DRAGON SCHOOL/ AND RADLEY COLLEGE./ HE/ WAS A LOVER OF OXFORD AND/ A BENEFACTOR TO THIS CHURCH./ HE LIES AT PUSAN IN COMPANY WITH/ THE MEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH/ DIVISION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THE IDEAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Firth, John K A
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Commemorations
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    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,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2FT, width 1FT 6"
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALEN
  • Grade I
  • 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
Sponsorship
Private

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