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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Devon
Town
Lynton
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Gawthorp and Sons (Founder / Foundry)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25650
Current location

South Wall
St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Hill
Lynton
North Devon
Devon
EX35 6HY
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 72061 49429
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
CAST BRASS PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A MARBLE BACKBOARD. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF. FOLIATE DESIGN AT THE TOP CORNERS OF THE PLAQUE WITH CROSS IN THE CENTRE. COLOURED FAMILY CREST AT THE BOTTOM CORNER OF THE PLAQUE
Inscription
IN THE FAITH AND HOPE OF JESUS CHRIST/ IN MEMORY OF/ JAMES LEAN OF LYNTON PARISH, SON OF/ JAMES LEAN (...)/ ALSO OF THIS PARISH/ JAMES LEAN HIS SON B. 1739 D. 1815/ M ELIZABETH WALDRON D 1820/ JAMES LEAN HIS SON, B. 1774 D. 1849 SHERIFF OF BRISTOL,/ M. MARY STUCKEY OF LANGPORT, D 1845/ JAMES LEAN HIS SON, B 1809 D. 1879, BURIED HERE;/ JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF AGRA./ M. MARIA BURMILL HOLMES, D. & BURIED/ AT BATH IN HER 90TH YEAR, 1919./ JAMES LEAN J.P. HIS SON, B 1849./ M. ELIZA MARY COLES OF SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP/ ALSO IN DEAR MEMORY OF HIS NEPHEW/ HUGH HENRY LEAN, M.C. ONLY CHILD/ OF MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH LEAN, C.B., AND NINA/ QUIN HIS WIFE CAPTAIN H.L.I./ BDE, MAJOR 153RD BGDE 51ST (HIGHLAND) DIVISN,/ IN BATTLE NOV. 1914, TOTALLY BLINDED/ FOR MANY MONTHS. LATER THRICE AGAIN/ WNDD TWICE MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES,/ KILLED IN ACTION 29TH JULY 1917 AT/ ST JULIEN NR YPRES, AGE 29, BURIED NEXT DAY BY DEVOTED COMRADES AT POPERINGE, FLANDERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Lean, Hugh Henry
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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: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age, relationships, place of burial, date of burial
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 1060mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 1200mm, width 715mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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