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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Salisbury
Town
Salisbury
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Allen G Wyon FRBS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24033
Current location

Salisbury Cathedral
North Walk
Salisbury
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 14274 29540
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Light grey marble tablet surmounted by shelf and semi-circular pediment with a crest set within it and protruding above the top. Below the shelf is a small tablet and below this is a low relief bust of Tennant. At the foot of the portrait is the main inscription. The lettering incised and coloured black. At the base of the tablet is a laurel wreath in relief.
Inscription
"WHEN THINGS WERE AT THEIR WORST/ HE WOULD GO UP AND DOWN IN THE/ TRENCHES CHEERING THE MEN, WHEN/ DANGER WAS GREATEST HIS SMILE WAS/ LOVELIEST"/ IN PROUD AND UNFADING MEMORY OF/ EDWARD WYNDHAM TENNANT/ 4TH BATT. GRENADIER GUARDS, ELDEST SON OF LORD AND LADY/ GLENCONNER, WHO PASSED TO THE FULLER LIFE IN THE BATTLE OF/ THE SOMME 22ND SEPTEMBER 1916 AGED 19 YEARS./ HE GAVE HIS EARTHLY LIFE TO SUCH MATTER AS HE SET GREAT/ STORE BY: THE HONOUR OF HIS COUNTRY AND HIS HOME.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Tennant, Edward Wyndham
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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: Given names , surname , unit, family relationships , place of death , date of death ,
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1800MM, width 840MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
Reference
  • Unidentified Publication p.77 Photograph of memorial and identification of sculptor.

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