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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Torbay
Town
Wellswood, Torquay
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45932
Current location

South aisle,
St. Matthias' Church
Babbacombe Road
Wellswood
Torquay
Torbay
Devon
TQ1 1HW
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 93184 64173
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Carved figure of an Angel blowing a trumpet, standing on a banner, under which, is a circular shaped board with dedicatory inscription in gold coloured lettering. blowing a trumpet. Wreath carved in relief encloses the inscription.
Inscription
WITH ALL THE COMPANY OF / HEAVEN WE LAUD AND MAGNIFY / THY GLORIOUS NAME / IN MEMORY OF / TWO BROTHERS / WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND / GERALD RUSSELL LT RFA & RFC / ON AIR PATROL NEAR BAPAUME / 28 JANUARY 1917 AGED 28 YEARS / AND/ LAURENCE RUSSELL LT RFC / FLYING NEAR ALBERT / 2 SEPTR 1916 AGED 18 YEARS / PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Russell, Gerald
Russell, Laurence
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Manner of death, forename, surname, rank, regiment, place of death, date of death, age at death, relationships
    Order of information: Older then younger brother
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth c 100 mm, height c 1000 mm, width c 750 mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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