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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wealden
Town
Buxted
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1916
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58534
Current location

On the south wall of the south aisle
St Margaret the Queen Church
Buxted Park
off A272
Buxted
Wealden
East Sussex
TN22 4AY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 48600 23040
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Nowy headed plaque mounted onto an nowy headed dark green and white marble backboard. The words are in Roman capital and lower case lettering and all inscribing is infilled with white. The maker's name is bottom right. Border of intertwined oak leaves, shamrock and cupped acorns is incised on the plaque. Whithin the nowy-head is the first quarter of the coat of arms of the O'Brien family with their crest and motto. At the top of the brass is inscribed the badge of the 16th Lancers and at the right of that of the Royal Flying Corps.
Inscription
In loving memory of/ 2nd Lieut.TERENCE DONOUGH O'BRIEN/ 16th Lancers attached Royal Flying Corps/ only son of/ Brigadier General Edmund Donough John O'Brien C.B. late 14th (Kings Hussars)/ and Florence Harriet O'Brien daughter of Henry Wheeler of Worcester/ Park House, Worcester Park, Surrey, and grandson of Lieut. Col. Sir John/ Terence Nicholls O'Brien K.C.M.G. Governor of Heligoland and Newfoundland./ Born on February 28th 1996. Killed in action returning after/ reconnaissance on March 3rd 1916 at Abeele, near Poperinghe, Flanders./ Buried at Lysenthoek Military Cemetery near Poperinghe,/ having served with the British Expeditionary Force from October 1914.// "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"/ Erected by his parents and only sister Eileen Gladys,/ wife of Major E.L.Gossage M.C. Royal Field Artillery & Royal Flying Corps./
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,place of burial,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 480mm, width 680mm
    Materials: Marble - Green
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 410mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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