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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Shropshire
Town
Market Drayton
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37943
Current location

ST MARYS CHURCH
Market Drayton
North Shropshire
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 670 340
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY ABOVE TEXT AND FAMILY (?) BADGE BELOW
Inscription
TO THE GLORY GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ JOHN ALBERT EVERARD UPTON/ (2ND LIEUT: 3RD BN: THE KING'S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY)/ BORN 30 JUNE 1891 DIED 20 AUGUST 1916/ AT DIVES COPSE IN FRANCE OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NEAR/ GUILLEMONT ON 18 AUGUST 1916 IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME/ WHILE ATTACHED TO AND ACTING ADUTANT OF THE 7TH BN. K.S.L.I./ LAID TO REST AT SAILLY-LE-SEC/ UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Upton, John Albert Everard
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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