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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Lidgate
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5236
Current location

St Marys Church
The Street
Lidgate
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 9PT
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 72098 58093
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Regimental crest above
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ CAPTAIN THOMAS JOHN CATCHPOLE/ OF THE 5TH BATTN SUFFOLK REGIMENT/ THE 2ND LOVED SON OF/ ARTHUR AND CATHERINE CATCHPOLE/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION/ ON NOV 3RD 1917, AGED 29 YEARS. HE WAS BURIED/ IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY AT DEIR-EL-BELAH, EGYPT/ AND IN THE MORN THOSE ANGEL FACES SMILE/ WHICH I HAVE LOVED LONG SINCE AND LOST A WHILE/ "THROUGH LIFE SO GOOD AND BRAVE, GOD GIVE OUR/ LOVED ONE HEAVENLY REST IN HIS FAR OFF LONELY GRAVE"
Inscription legible?
yes
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 birth,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 457MM, width 609MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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