Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Dorset
Town
Gillingham
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26503

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Current location

ST MARY THE VIRGIN CHURCH
Gillingham
North Dorset
Dorset
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 800 260
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BRASS PLAQUE MOUNTED ON GREY MARBLE. INCISED BLACK AND RED LETTERING. CARVED BORDER OF LAUREL GARLAND
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM OLIPHANT DOWN M.C./ CAPTAIN 4TH BATT. ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGT./ YOUNGER SON OF EVAN AND ALICE DOWN/ WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE/ ON THE 23RD MAY 1917 AGED 31 YEARS/ "HE DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY DIE,/ FIGHTING FOR GOD , AND RIGHT, AND LIBERTY"/ REQUIESCAT IN PACE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Down, William Oliphant
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 20MM, height 300MM, width 800MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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