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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
West Dorset
Town
Beaminster
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26561
Current location

St Marys Church
Church Street
Beaminster
West Dorset
Dorset
DT8 3BA
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 47897 01248
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
INSCRIPTION ON A TABLET SET INTO A STONE WALL. GUN STOOD ON A PLINTH IN THE TOWN SQUARE
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL/ IS ENTRUSTED TO/ THE CARE OF/ FUTURE GENERATIONS/ AS A LASTING TRIBUTE/ TO THE PATRIOTIC/ SPIRIT OF THE MEN OF/ BEAMINSTER/ WHO FOUGHT IN THE/ GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 19./ A GUN WHICH WAS ONE OF/ THOSE CAPTURED FROM/ THE GERMANS DURING/ THE CAMPAIGN & WAS/ PRESENTED TO THE/ TOWN OF BEAMINSTER/ IN RECOGNITION OF THE/ VERY GALLANT DEED OF/ LIEUT W B RHODES MOORHOUSE/ ROYAL FLYING CORPS/ FOR WHICH HE WAS GIVEN THE/ VICTORIA CROSS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 361
    Served and returned: 325
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height C 500MM, width C 9000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1939: THE GUN WAS REMOVED FOR SALVAGE BUT THE PLINTH WITH DEDICATION WAS LEFT 1960'S: THE PLINTH WAS JUDGED TO OBSTRUCT THE TRAFFIC AND WAS REMOVED. THE DEDICATORY TABLET WAS RE-SITED INTO THE WALL OF ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD
Costs

Site: £294

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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