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Memorial details

Memorial type
Lamp or lighting
District
Torbay
Town
Torbay
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45931
Current location

St Matthias Church
Babbacombe Road
Torbay
Torbay
Devon
TQ1 1HW
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 92873 63857
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ELECTIC LIGHTING WITH DEDICATORY PLAIN RECTANGULAR WHITE MARBLE TABLET SET WITHIN A BROKEN NECKED MOTLLED MARBLE FRAME. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING. PALM BRANCHES CARVED IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF THE MARBLE FRAME
Inscription
TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ WHO GAVE US THEIR LIVES UPON EART/ AND THEN IN HIS INFINITE WISDOM SAW FIT/ TO TAKE THEM UNTO HIMSELF./ THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE/ AND THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING INSTALLED/ IN THIS CHURCH/ IN EVER CHERISHED MEMROIES OF/ AGNES MARIA (MAY)/ THE LOVING AND DEVOTED WIFE OF/ HARRY DUNDEE HOOPER/ OF "ARDVAR" IN THIS PARISH,/ WHO ENTERED INTO REST/ AFTER MUCH PATIENT SUFFERING/ OCTOBER 7, 1917, AGED 47./ AND OF/ THEIR BELOVED SECOND DAUGHTER/ AMY KATHLEEN/ WHO WAS CALLED TO THE LIFE ETERNAL/ MARCH 18, 1916, AGED 18./ ALSO OF/ THEIR ONLY AND GALLANT SON/ STEWART BRISCOE/ LIEUT. R.N. H.M. SUBMARINE "E.4"/ WHO WAS KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE/ IN THE NORTH SEA/ IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ AUGUST 15, 1916, AGED 22.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Briscoe, Stewart
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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, surname, date of death, service, place of death, forename, manner of death, age, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth C 100MM, height C 750MM, width C 330MM
    Materials: Marble
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Lamp or Lighting
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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