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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Broxtowe
Town
Beeston
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27234
Current location

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Church St
Beeston
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 527 367
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
NOWY HEADED MARBLE TABLET TABLET IS IN THE FORM OF A SCROLL HANGING FROM A CARVED SWORD
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ GERVASE THORPE SPENDLOVE/ OF THE WILLOWS, BEESTON./ AT FIRST A DESPATCH RIDER/ AND AFTERWARDS 2ND LIEUT IN THE SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT./ K.I.A. NEAR YPRES, NOVEMBER 17TH 1914/ IN HIS 19TH YEAR./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Spendlove, Gervase Thorpe
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Grade II
  • 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
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • 015K

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