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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hereford
Town
Hereford
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: January 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32515
Current location

Cathedral
Hereford
Hereford
Hereford And Worcester
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 847 545
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
NOWY-HEADED WHITE MARBLE INSCRIPTION TABLET SET WITHIN AN ORNATE ALABASTER FRAME. INSCRIPTION TABLET FLANKED BY TWO BLACK MARBLE COLUMNS SUPPORTING A BLACK MARBLE FRIEZE AND AND ORNATE BROKEN-NECKED PEDIMENT. COLUMNS SUPPORTED BY A BRACKET WITH MARBLE FACING BETWEEN COLOURED FAMILY CREST AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE FRAME AND COLOURED REGIMENTAL CREST AT THE BOTTOM CENTRE OF THE FRAME
Inscription
SACRED/ TO THOSE VIRTUES WHICH ADORN A CHRISTIAN AND A/ SOLDIER. THIS MONUMENT ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ DONATIONS, PERPETUATES THE MEMORY OF/ LIEUT-COLONEL PERCY ARCHER CLIVE OF WHITFIELD/ ELDEST SON OF MEYSEY AND LADY KATHERINE CLIVE/ BORN IN 1873 AND EDUCATED AT ETON AND SANDHURST/ HE REPRESENTED SOUTH HEREFORDSHIRE IN PARLIAMENT/ FOR SIXTEEN YEARS. HE WAS ALSO A DEPUTY LIEUTENANT/ JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND A COUNTY ALDERMAN. IN HIS/ PUBLIC LIFE HE WAS COURAGEOUS, NOBLE HEARTED AND/ SELF SACRIFICING AND HE DIED A GALLANT DEATH IN THE/ CAUSE OF FREEDOM. HE ENTERED THE GRENADIER GUARDS/ IN 1891, SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE NIGER FIELD/ FORCE 1898, IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1899-1901,/ AND THROUGHOUT THE GREAT WAR UNTIL THE DAY OF/ HIS DEATH. DURING THE GREAT WAR HE WAS FIRST A/ COMPANY COMMANDER IN HIS OLD BATTALION OF THE EAST/ YORKSHIRE REGIMENT AND LASTLY THE 5TH BATTALION/ LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS. HE WAS TWICE MENTIONED/ IN DESPATCHES CREATED A CHEVALIER OF THE LEGION/ OF HONOUR AND AWARDED THE CROIX DE GUERRE/ TWICE WOUNDED HE RECOVERED AND WAS KILLED/ AT THE VILLAGE OF BUCQUOY 5TH APRIL 1918/ IN THE ACT OF RESCUING A WOUNDED COMRADE./ "ALL HE HAD HOPED FOR, ALL HE HAD, HE GAVE -/ TO SAVE MANKIND, HIMSELF HE SCORNED TO SAVE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Clive, Percy Archer
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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,occupation,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 6, COL 4 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

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