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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Dartford
Town
Wilmington
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48157
Current location

St Michael and All Angels Church
Church Hill
Wilmington
Dartford
Kent
DA2 7EH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 53860 72470
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular tablet with a blue stone border. Badge of the Royal Field Artillery in the upper left corner and the RAF in the upper right hand corner
Inscription
IN VERY LOVING MEMORY/ OF LIEUT. GEORGE WILLIAM EDENDALE WHITEHEAD,/ YOUNGER SON OF SIR GEORGE AND LADY WHITEHEAD OF WILMINGTON HALL/ BORN AUGUST 27TH 1895/ HE SERVED IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM WITH THE ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY TAKING HIS PART/ IN THE BATTLE OF LOOS 1915, THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 1916 AND OTHER ENGAGEMENTS/ SUBSEQUNTLY HE JOINED THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND WAS WITH HIS OBSERVER/ KILLED IN ACTION ON OCTOBER 17TH 1918/ "ONE OF THE HEROES WHO FELL IN DELIVERING THE TOWN OF LAUWE NEAR MENIN" WHERE HE IS BURIED AND WHERE A STREET HAS BEEN NAMED AFTER HIM. / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ ECCLES XLIV. 14/ SUBSEQUENTLY RE-INTERRED IN/ HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY NEAR COURTRAI.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Whitehead, George William Edendale
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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