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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Congleton
Town
Sandbach
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42914

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Current location

ST MARYS CHURCH
High St
Sandbach
Congleton
Cheshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 759 607
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
WALL-MOUNTED, NOWY-HEADED BRASS PLAQUE. INCISED LETTERING. DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY BADGE ETCHED AT TOP CENTRE.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT ALFRED JOHN HAUGHTON/ (OF CAIRO)/ 9TH BATTALION DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/ BORN AT BANK HOUSE, SANDBACH/ 23RD DECEMBER 1881./ A MEMBER OF THE EGYPTIAN CIVIL SERVICE, HE RETURNED TO/ HIS COUNTRY IN HER HOUR OF NEED, TOOK PART IN THE/ SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES, AND WAS KILLED IN THE/ TRENCHES ON THE 23RD JUNE 1915, WHILE IN TEMPORARY/ COMMAND OF HIS COMPANY. HE WAS BURIED IN THE BRITISH/ MILITARY CEMETERY, KEMMEL, BELGIUM/ HE DIED AS HE HAD LIVED, IN THE STEADFAST DISCHARGE OF DUTY./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN/ LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." ST JOHN XV.13/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Haughton, Alfred John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 510 MM, width 760 MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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