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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Devon
Town
North Tawton
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26038
Current location

St. Peter's Church
Essington Road
(Market Street end)
North Tawton
West Devon
Devon
EX20 2EX
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 66450 01731
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Engraved brass plaque attached to a wall mounted, landscape orientated wooden backboard. A continuous single-line border encloses the inscription area. Line and text infilled with black paint.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF / JAMES ROGER DURANT TAVENER / CAPTAIN 89 & 90th BATTERY 23 - FIELD REGT RA / KILLED IN ACTION ON HIS 28th BIRTHDAY / 2 JUNE 1940 DURING THE RETREAT IN FRANCE / He died to preserve all that we hold most dear
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Tavener, James Roger Durant
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment, manner of death, age at death, place of death
    Order of information: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment, manner of death, age at death, place of death
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Grade I
  • 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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