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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Maidstone
Town
Leeds
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41342

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Current location

On the west wall of the southern aisle.
St Nicholas' Church
Lower Street
Leeds
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 1RL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 82540 53330
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular brass plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard with the dedication written in incised black and red lettering. The plaque features a double line border.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD,/ AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF/ WILLIAM LAURENCE OF ELSFIELD HOUSE./ FOR MANY YEARS CHURCHWARDEN OF THE PARISH/ WHO DIED 4TH JUNE 1899 - AGED 77./ ALSO/ OF HIS GRANDSON PHILIP LAURENCE/ AGED 21/ WHO DIED FIGHTING ON SPION KOP/ 24TH JANUARY 1900/ WHILE SERVING WITH THORNEYCROFTS MOUNTED INFANTRY./ "HE DOES WELL, WHO DOES BEST"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment, manner of death, date of death, place of death, age at death, relationships, additional.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 40MM, height 550MM, width 745MM
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 25MM, height 480MM, width 685MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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