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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Torbay
Town
St. Marychurch
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25779
Current location

ABOVE THE ENTRANCE
St. Mary the Virgin Church
Fore Street
St. Marychurch
Torbay
Devon
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 925 650
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
1) Incised dedication stone above an external door frame of the Church. 2) Two, internal wall mounted landscape orientated chamfer-edged tablets located within a dedicated Chapel of the Church. Incised inscriptions and names on both tablets are infilled with a gold coloured paint.
Inscription
Door frame : 30 MAY 1943 / THE ENEMY RAZED THIS CHURCH / KILLING 26 CHILDREN AND TEACHERS / R. I. P. ST LUKE VI . VV . 27-28 Internal tablet 1 : THIS CHAPEL OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS / IS CONSECRATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND SET APART IN HONOUR OF THE TEACHERS / AND CHILDREN OF ST: MARYCHURCH / WHO WERE KILLED WHEN THE CHURCH / WAS DESTROYED BY ENEMY ACTION / AT 2.50. P.M ON ROGATION SUNDAY / 30 MAY 1943 / Love your enemies / Do good to them which hate you / Bless them that curse you / And pray for them that despitefully use you / St: Luke vi . v v 27-28 Internal tablet 2 : REMEMBER / (21 NAMES) / Teachers / (3 NAMES) / also / (1 NAME) / PRIEST - OBIT . 19 SEPTEMBER 1952 / VICAR OF ST: MARYCHURCH AT THE TIME / R . I . P .
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Children alphabetical by surname, teachers alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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