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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
Town
Grimsby
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21941
Current location

St. James Church
St James Square
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN31 1DP
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 26624 09239
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plain rectangular copper plaque with inscription in relief. Cross depicted at top centre of the plaque.
Inscription
WE PRAY YOU REMEMBER/ TWO BROTHERS WELL BELOVED AND GALLANT OFFICERS,/ 2ND LIEUT EDWIN LEONARD WOOD, ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS,/ A NATURE STUDENT OF RARE INTELLECTUAL GIFTS/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION NEAR ZONNEBEKE/ SEP 27TH 1917 IN HIS 25TH YEAR:/ AND LIEUT WALTER BERTRAM WOOD, M.C. AND BAR,/ HAMPSHIRE REGT AND ROYAL FLYING CORPS,/ AN AIRMAN OF SINGULAR SKILL AND COURAGE/ WHO MET HIS DEATH IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES/ ON NOV 11TH, 1917, IN HIS 20TH YEAR./ "LOVELY AND PLEASANT IN THEIR LIVES AND IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED."/ THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY THE GRIMSBY CLEETHORPES & DIST SCOUTS ASSN.,/ IN MEMORY OF TWO SHORT AND NOBLE LIVES./ REQUIESCANT IN PACE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 2
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: relationships,rank,forename,decorations,regiment,manner of death,place of death,year died,age of death
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 430MM, width 640MM
    Materials: Copper
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
ST JAMES CHURCH

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