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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tewkesbury
Town
Tewkesbury
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
William Douglas Caroe FSA, J E Taylerson, MESSRS COLLINS & GODFREY OF TEWKESBURY, LOCAL CRAFTSMAN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34627
Current location

South aisle
opposite the font.
Tewkesbury Abbey
Church Street
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 5RZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 8902732454
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
CARVED OAK PANEL ABOVE A STONE ALTAR. CARVED WOODEN PRIE DIEU BEFORE THE ALTAR. CARVED FIGURE OF CRUCIFIED CHRIST FLANKED BY VIRGIN MARY AND ST JOHN AT TOP UNDER FRETWORK BORDER. NAMES IN GILT LETTERING.
Inscription
QUI PROPTER NOS HOMINES / OUR GLORIOUS DEAD / (Names) / 1914-1919 / GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST / (On altar): REMEMBER BEFORE GOD WITH THANKSGIVING / THE MEN OF TEWKESBURY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / (On prie dieu): MORE THINGS ARE WROUGHT BY PRAYER THAN THIS WORLD DREAMS OF /
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aggwood, G
Ardraws, D
Arnaw, H R
Baaslay, R
Bailay, G
Ball, G
Ball, W
Banghlr, W R
Barres, P
Barrfield, W J
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 144
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 144
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height c6000mm, width c3000mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • ABBEY CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Grade I
  • 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
Reference
  • Tewkesbury Abbey: As It Was and As It Is by W G Bannister pp.35-36 Published:Phillips & Probert Ltd 1932 Worcester Lettering was by Mr F Coutts, one of the oldest choirmen of the Abbey.
  • Local Publication/Booklet p.277 R K Morris and R Shoesmith (eds): 'Tewkesbury Abbey: History, Art & Architecture' (2003)
  • Buildings of England series by Various 'Gloucestershire 2' (3rd ed., 2002). p.728.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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