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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Somerset
Town
Minehead
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Gawthorp and Sons (Manufacturer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24638
Current location

ST MICHAELS CHURCH
Minehead
West Somerset
Somerset
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 967 468
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ENGRAVED ROYAL ARTILLERY BADGE ABOVE INSCRIPTION
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ JACK FREDERICK BLIGH/ MAJOR, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, M.C./ YOUNGEST SON OF LUDOVIC EDWARD AND MARION LOUISA BLIGH/ KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES, JULY 1ST 1917 AGED 24 YEARS/ BURIED AT ELVERDINGHE, FLANDERS/ THAT STEADFAST SOLDIERS HEART/ WAS NOT FOR THIS BRIEF LIFE ALONE/ 'TIS AS A SOLDIER HE WILL STAND/ BEFORE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bligh, Jack Frederick
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 15", width 2FT 3"
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL
  • Grade II*
  • 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

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