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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Teignbridge
Town
Wolborough
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25980
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Coach Road
Wolborough
Teignbridge
Devon
TQ12 1EL
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 85491 70375
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular brass plaque attached to a wall mounted slate backboard. Engraved inscription and names infilled with black paint.
Inscription
(.......) / ALSO IN PROUD MEMORY OF / HIS GRANDSONS / WILLIAM NORMAN GARDINER, LIEUT, R.N. / H.M.S. DEFENCE 31 MAY 1916 AGED 23 / EDWARD AMBROSE NORMAN GARDINER / LT COM R.N. H.M.S. HERMES 9 APRIL 1942 AGED 38 / EDWARD JOHN CORNISH-BOWDEN LIEUT. R.N. / H.M.S. TETRACH NOVEMBER 1941 AGED 23 / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR / COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cornish-bowden, Edward John
Gardiner, Edward Ambrose Norman
Gardiner, William Norman
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, service type, unit, date of death, age at death, relationships
    Order of information: Forenames, surname, rank, service type, unit, date of death, age at death, relationships
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, service type, unit, date of death, age at death, relationships
    Order of information: Rank, age at death
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
PCC

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