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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
46402
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
RECTANGULAR TABLET
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE DEAR AND HONOURED MEMORY OF/ BRIGR GENL C.B. PROWSE D.S.O./ SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY/ WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902/ AND IN THE GREAT WAR FROM 1914 - 1916. DURING THE RETREAT FROM MONS, LE CATEAU, THE AISNE, THE MARNE/ AND YPRES. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR KING AND COUNTRY AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME ON/ JULY 1ST 1916, AGED 47. IN THE SOUTH PORCH ADJOINING IS ERECTED THE WOODEN CROSS/ ORIGINALLY PUT OVER HIS GRAVE BY HIS COMRADES AT VAUCHELLES, FRANCE./ ALSO TO HIS ELDER BROTHER CAPT. C.I. PROWSE R.N./ OF H.M.S. QUEEN MARY WHO WENT DOWN WITH HIS SHIP/ AT THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND ON MAY 31ST 1916 AGED 49./ "UNTIL THE DAY DAWN"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 330MM, width 880MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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