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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Drayton, Abingdon
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31355
Current location

St. Peter's Church
Church Lane
Drayton
Abingdon
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX14 4JS
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 48045 94143
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted, portrait orientated stone backboard supporting a moulded nowy-headed tablet depicting an armour-clad figure of St. George standing over the slayed dragon. The figure holds a spear in his right hand and his left hand rests on the top edge of a shield positioned by his left leg, all in relief. Below, is an incised inscription infilled with black and red enamel paints, some of which, is faded or missing. To the left, right and above St. George are a total of three, raised, coloured enamel shields.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF / JOHN COLLINSON HOBSON / SCHOLAR OF CHRIST CHURCH OXFORD / LIEUT MACHINE GUN CORPS FORM'LY ROYAL SCOTS / KILLED IN BATTLE NEAR ST JULIEN BELGIUM / ON JULY 31ST 1917 - AGED 23 / Soldier by Fate
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hobson, John Collinson
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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: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, year died, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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