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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Herefordshire
Town
Ross On Wye
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61066
Current location

St Frances of Rome
Sussex Avenue
Ross On Wye
South Herefordshire
Hereford And Worcester
HR9 5AL
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 59881 23854
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Previous locations
  • Blessed Sacrament Church
    Corpus Christi Lane
    Ross On Wye
    South Herefordshire
    Hereford And Worcester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Roman Catholic
Description
Rectangular plaque with incised lettering and decorative foliate border. Regimental badge in top left corner and monogram of the letter 'WJ M L' in lower right corner.
Inscription
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF/ WILFRID JOHN MASSEY LYNCH/ LIEUTENANT 3RD DRAGOON GUARDS/ AND SOMETIME OF THIS PARISH/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 4TH APRIL 1918/ Greater Love hath no man than this/ that a man lay down his life for his friends (St John XV-13)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Massey-lynch, Wilfrid John
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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,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 3 mm, height 305 mm, width 610 mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
Nil. Lost status till 2010. Originally in the old Ross Church till approx 1930. Taken to the new church in Ross in 1931, but was never installed due to a disagreement between the family (who paid for it) and the priest. I'm still awaiting a new site to be found and then an official dedication of the memorial. Information was obtained from this soldier's daughter whom I knew in the latter years of her life.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ross R. C. church
Reference
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/memorial-rediscovered-after-80-years/
  • Another memorial has been erected at All Saints church - The church in the trees at Bishopswood. Herefordshire. His name has been coupled with Lieutenant F. T. Harris who was his broter in law. His name is also on a memorial at St. Joseph's church, Warren Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool L23 6UE. See ref: 15121 Wilfrid John Massey-Lynch's name is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial, Somme. France. Other Refs are: The Ross Gazette: 23 July 1914 (marriage), 18 April 1918 ( war items), 1 April 1920, 17 November 2010, The Stonyhurst War Record, National Archives: W/O 339/73882, W/O 95/1153 (war diares)

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