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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), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46401
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
PLAIN TABLETS MOUNTED ON A SINGLE BACKBOARD. RAISED BADGES OF THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY AND THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
Inscription
GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ JOHN AUDLEY THICKNESSE/ LIEUT-COLONEL THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY/ KILLED IN ACTION ON THE SOMME JULY 1ST 1916/ THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF/ DEATH I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THOU ART WITH ME/ ALSO OF HIS ELDEST SON/ BRIGADIER H. J. A. THICKNESSE D.S.O., ROYAL ARTILLERY/ WHO DIED OF WOUNDS WHILE/ A PRISONER OF WAR OCTOBER 1944
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Thicknesse, H J A
Thicknesse, John Audley
See details for all 2 names
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, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, initials of forenames, manner of death, relationships, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 470MM, width 530MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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