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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Taunton Deane
Town
Taunton
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46386

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Current location

beside the pulpit
St Mary Magdalene Church
Church Square
Taunton
Taunton Deane
Somerset
TA1 1SA
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 22876 24615
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Series of 4 Brass Plaques (only the top 2 are war related), written to follow on from each other, vertically
Inscription
Top Plaque-IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ CREWE COLES/ 2ND LIEUTENANT 4TH EAST LANCASHIRE REGT (TF)/ THIRD SON OF C.E. COLES CMG/ AND GREAT-GRANDSON OF THE LATE/ EDWARD COLES OF PAUL'S HOUSE, TAUNTON/ KILLED IN ACTION AT GALLIPOLI 4TH JUNE 1915/ AGED 26 YEARS Second Plaque-ALSO OF/ ROWLAND HUMPHREY COLES/ LIEUT. WEST SOMERSET YEOMANRY AND RFC/ KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 9TH MAY 1917/ AGED 23 YEARS/ YOUNGEST BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Coles, Crewe
Coles, Rowland Humphrey
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age, relationships
    Order of information: forenames
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 310mm, width 540mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 220mm, width 540mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
  • Grade I
  • 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

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