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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Penwith
Town
Sancreed
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR EDWARD WARREN FRIBA, SIR EDWARD WARREN FRIBA, SIR EDWARD WARREN FRIBA, STANHOPE ALEXANDER FORBES, STANHOPE ALEXANDER FORBES
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 March 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33618
Current location

South east corner
next to battlefield cross (WMR 33622)
St Sancredus Church
Sancreed
Penwith
Cornwall
TR20 8QR
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 42013 29357
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Bronze relief plaque mounted on a semi-circular stone entablature with black marble columns. Inscription at the top of the stone and base of the plaque. Relief portrait of Forbes in relief in the centre of the plaque. Badge of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry at the top of the entablature and badge of the Architectural Association is at the base. At left is his Battlefield Cross WMR 33622
Inscription
"I WILL GET ME OUT OF MY COUNTRY / & FROM MY KINDRED & FROM MY FATHER'S HOME / UNTO A LAND THAT GOD WILL SHEW ME"/ WILLIAM ALEXANDER STANHOPE FORBES/ SECOND LIUETENANT IN THE 1ST BATTALION D.C.L.I./ SON OF STANHOPE & ELIZABETH FORBES OF HIGHER FAUGHAN/ PAUL. BORN AT TREVARVENETH PAUL 26th MAY 1893. EDUCATED / AT BEDALES SCHOOL. STUDT OF THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCN 1911-1914/ KILLED LEADING HIS PLATOON IN THE CHARGE AT GUILLEMONT / ON THE SOMME BATTLEFIELD IN FRANCE 3RD SEPTR 1916.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Stanhope Forbes, William Alexander
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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,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth C 150MM, height C 2000MM, width C 1250MM
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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