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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32096
Current location

Mounted on a pillar
north wall of Lady Chapel,
St. Margaret's Church
St. Margaret's Road
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6RX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50579 07809
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Attached to a pillar on the north wall of the Lady Chapel, is a two-thirds life size figure of St. George wearing armour, helmet, cloak and holding a sword. A tarnished metal halo is fixed above his head. Inscription carved on pillar below the figure.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / EDGAR HAZEL HESTER, / CAPT. ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS. / MISSING AUGUST 16TH. 1917. / A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, / Gave, once, her flowers to love her ways to roam, / A body of England’s, breathing English air, / Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. / "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hester, Edgar Hazel
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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, presumed date of death, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height c 1200mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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