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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mid Devon
Town
Tiverton
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Gawthorp and Sons
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25385
Current location

North of the altar in the war memorial chapel
St Peters Church
St Peter Street
Tiverton
Mid Devon
Devon
EX16 6RR
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 95433 12847
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
PLAIN RECTANGULAR METAL PLAQUE WITH PLAIN BLACK INCISED BORDER. BLACK INCISED LETTERING. SMALL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE BENEATH WITH PLAIN BLACK INCISED BORDER. INCISED BLACK LETTERING FAMILY CREST ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE MAIN PLAQUE
Inscription
MAIN PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF/ GUSTAVUS HAMILTON BLENKINSOPP COULSON, V.C., D.S.O./ LIEUTENANT KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS AND ADJUTANT 7TH MOUNTED INFANTRY REGT/ ONLY SON OF HENRY JOHN WASTELL COULSON OF LYTHE COURT IN THIS PARISH/ KILLED AT LAMBRECHTFONTEIN SOUTH AFRICA ON MAY 19 1901 AGED 22/ HE RECEIVED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER FOR HIS CONDUCT IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1900/ AND WAS LATER AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY IN THE ACTION/ IN WHICH HE FELL IN SAVING A GUN AND RESCUING A WOUNDED TROOPER UNDER HEAVY FIRE/ WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. PLAQUE BENEATH: ERECTED BY A FEW FRIENDS / IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,manner of death,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,manner of death,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 360mm, width 1020mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 44 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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