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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Bury St Edmunds
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 February 1919
    Attended by: Rev Canon R E Wilson, Vicar of St James
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 February 1919
    Attended by: Rev Canon R E Wilson, Vicar of St James
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Lost
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WM Reference
5135

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Current location

St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Crown Street
Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
IP33 1UZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 85586 64124
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Nowy-headed tablet with scrolled pediment and a base. Scrolls at the sides. At the bottom is a coloured regimental badge. Below the tablet is a small metal plaque.
Inscription
Tablet: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR AND REMEMBRANCE OF/ GEOFFREY CHARLES M LEECH/ LT 9TH BATTN KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, WHO/ FELL IN THE BATTLE OF ARRAS - APRIL 1917/ AETAT 26/ PRO CHRISTO - PRO REGO - PRO PATRIA Plaque: THIS TABLET IS THE TRIBUTE OF/ A FEW OLD FRIENDS WHO ADMIRED/ HIS MANY LOVABLE QUALITIES/ AND NOW HONOUR HIS MEMORY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Leech, Geoffrey Charles M
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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: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, place of death, month/year of death, age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 864mm, width 813mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • 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
Reference
  • Bury & Norwich Post, 28 February 1919

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