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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Devon
Town
Barnstaple
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62371
Current location

North Wall
St John the Baptist Church
South Street
Barnstaple
North Devon
Devon
EX32 9DT
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 56695 32176
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular marble tablet with a black line border. Names are in three columns in red according to each armed force.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY OF THESE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ ROYAL NAVY/ (Names)/ ROYAL MARINES/ (Names)/ ARMY/ (Names)/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ (Names)/ "THE BRAVEST ARE SURELY THOSE WHO HAVE THE CLEAREST VISION OF WHAT/ LIES BEFORE THEM. GLORY AND DANGER ALIKE AND YET NOTWITHSTANDING/ GO OUT TO MEET IT."
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: regiment,surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 914mm, width 1828mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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