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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bournemouth
Town
Bournemouth
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1995
    Attended by: MAYOR OF BOURNEMOUTH
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26476
Current location

45
Capstone Road
Bournemouth
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH8 8RP
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 10436 92643
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ROUND BLUE PLAQUE WITH INSCRIPTION IN WHITE LETTERING
Inscription
39 CAPSTONE ROAD/ (SINCE DEMOLISHED)/ HOME OF/ FREDERICK/ CHARLES RIGGS V.C. M.M./ SERGEANT 6TH BATTALION/ YORK AND LANCASTER REGIMENT/ BORN SPRINBOURNE 1888,/ ENLISTED 1914/ KILLED IN ACTION NEAR EPINOY/ 1ST OCTOBER 1918/ POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED/ THE VICTORIA CROSS/ FOR CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY AND/ RESISTING WITH HIS MEN/ TO THE LAST./ BOROUGH OF BOURNEMOUTH
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,manner of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

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