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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
St Pauls Walden
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3836
Current location

All Saints Church
St Pauls Walden
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG4 8DN
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 19251 22285
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Black marble tablet set into floor of church and memorial choir stalls. Top centre of slab bears a shield with two lions and decorative ribbon design.
Inscription
AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM / THE CHOIR STALLS / WERE ERECTED IN THE CHANCEL / BY MICHAEL DEWAR, AND / IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY / OF HIS WIFE DOROTHY, WHO / DIED AT STAGENHOE 16TH MAY / 1943 AND OF HIS ELDEST SON / JOHN MICHAEL FIRTH. / RAFVR WHO AFTER FIGHTING / THRO' THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN WAS / LOST ON PATROL 30TH MARCH 1941.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Firth, John Michael
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Fornames, surname, regiment, battle served in, date of death
    Order of information: No order
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Choir stalls
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Michael Dewar erected this memorial in memory of his son John Michael Firth who was lost on patrol during the Battle of Britain.

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