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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sedgemoor
Town
Thurloxton
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46377

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Current location

St. Giles Church
Mill Lane
Thurloxton
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA2 8RH
England

OS Grid Ref: ST27457 30424
Denomination: Church of England

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Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ JOHN RUPERT STEPHEN MATHER/ DEARLY BELOVED ONLY CHILD OF/ MAJOR GEORGE RUPERT AND EDITH MARY MATHER/ OF THE MANOR HOUSE, THURLOXTON/ BORN 12 JUNE 1928/ 1ST BN THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (P.A.)/ ATTACHED 3RD (KENYA) BN. THE KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES/ CAPTAIN AND ADJUTANT/ MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES/ FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN MALAY/ KILLED AT KUANTAN, PAHANG, MALAYA/ ON 27TH JUNE 1953
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 610MM, width 910MM
    Materials: Marble - Pink
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST GILES
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • STGILESTX06

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