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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Wiltshire
Town
Sutton Veny
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths, Korean War (1950-1953)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24334
Current location

St John the Evangelist Church
53 High Street
Sutton Veny
West Wiltshire
Wiltshire
BA12 7AP
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 90263 41722
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ COLONEL THE HONOURABLE WALTER ALEXANDER/ ROYAL SCOTS GREYS,/ LATE OF THIS PARISH,/ AND OF HIS SON AND GRANDSON,/ CAPTAIN PHILIP SYLVESTER ALEXANDER,/ 8TH KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS,/ BORN FEB 1883 DIED OCT 1952./ LIEUT CHARLES GODFREY ALEXANDER,/ 8TH KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS./ KILLED IN ACTION IN KOREA 3RD JANUARY 1951, AGED 22./ MY SWORD I GIVE TO HIM THAT SHALL SUCEED ME IN MY PILGRIMAGE/ AND MY COURAGE AND SKILL TO HIM THAT CAN GET IT,/ MY MARKS AND SCARS I CARRY WITH ME, TO BE A WITNESS FOR ME,/ THAT I HAVE FOUGHT HIS BATTLES WHO WILL NOW BE MY REWARDER/ SO HE PASSED OVER, AND ALL THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR HIM/ ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, Charles Godfrey
Alexander, Philip Sylvester
Alexander, Walter
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename,relationships
    Order of information: relationships,rank,forename,regiment,year died
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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