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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Newbury
Town
Newbury
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: November 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41420
Current location

In the entrance hall of the Wormstall Building
St Bartholomews School
Andover Rd
Newbury
Newbury
Berkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 470 670
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Dedicatory brass plaque with display case below it containing a replica of J E Y King's sword of honour and three cloth badges for the school, Cranwell and the United Nations.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF J. E. Y. KING (1936 - 1945)/ WHO GAINED THIS SWORD OF HONOUR, TOGETHER WITH THE KING'S MEDAL,/ AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE COLLEGE, CRANWELL IN 1948/ AND GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND FOR FREEDOM OVER KOREA ON/ 4TH JUNE, 1953/ PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,manner of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
March 1996: The sword was stolen 2000: A replica sword was made. It was given by an anonymous former pupil.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ST BARTHOLMEWS SCHOOL
Reference
  • Newbury Weekly News 16 November 2000

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