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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Rother
Town
Burwash
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Charles Wheeler RBSA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58393
Current location

St Bartholomews Church
Burwash
Rother
East Sussex
TN19 7EH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 67710 24750
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An oval bronze plaque with a representation of laurel wreath surround and a badge of the regiment at the top.
Inscription
Plaque: TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ JOHN KIPLING/ LIEUTENANT SECOND BATTALION/ IRISH GUARDS. THE SON OF/ RUDYARD AND CAROLINE KIPLING/ OF BATEMAN'S WHO FELL AT/ THE BATTLE OF LOOS/ THE 27th OF SEPTEMBER 1915/ AGED/ EIGHTEEN YEARS AND SIX WEEKS/ QUI ANTE DIEM/ PERIIT. (Translation: He departed before daybreak) Framed notice under plaque: This plaque, in memory of John, only son of Rudyard and Caroline Kipling, who aged eighteen years and six months (sic) gave his life for his country in 1915, is the first commissioned work of Charles Wheeler, later president of the Royal Academy of Arts London from 1956 till his retirement in 1966.
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: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 760mm, width 460mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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