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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
46400

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Current location

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
NOWY HEADED TABLET SMALL RAISED BADGE OF SOMERSET LIGHT INFATRY IN NOWY HEAD
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ BRIGADIER GENERAL CECIL GODFREY RAWLING/ C.M.G., C.I.E., D.S.O., / SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY/ COMMANDING 62ND INFANTRY BRIGADE/ BORN 16TH FEBRUARY 1870/ RAISED AND COMMANDED 6TH BATTALION SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY/ YPRES 1915, 1916, 1917, SOMME 1916, ARRAS 1917/ KILLED IN ACTION AT HOOGE, FLANDERS/ 28TH OCTOBER 1917/ BELOVED BY ALL RANKS/ FOR HIS EXPLORATIONS IN TIBET WHERE HE DETERMINED THE SOURCE OF THE BRAHMAPLUTRA/ AND IN DUTCH NEW GUINEA/ HE WAS AWARDED THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY/ ERECTED BY HIS MOTHER
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Rawling, Cecil Godfrey
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 610MM, width 760MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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