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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Birmingham
Town
Edgbaston
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63443
Current location

St Georges Church
West Bourne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 3DQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 053 855
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular tablet with a lion rampent above and cherubs each side. Below is a fleur-de-lys, crossed swords over a machine gun, and a sphinx.
Inscription
OUM SPIRO SPERO/ REMEMBER RAYMOND LODGE, SEC LIEUTENANT/ 2nd SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, BELOVED/ SON OF OLIVER & LADY LODGE OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY./ HE WAS BORN JAN 25th 1889 AND KILLED IN/ ACTION IN FLANDERS ABOUT NOON ON WEDNESDAY/ SEPTEMBER 14th IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1915/ AGED 26./ WHOSO BEARS THE WHOLE HEAVINESS OF THE WRONGED/ WORLDS WEIGHT AND PUT IT BY,/ IT IS WELL WITH HIM SUFFERING THOUGH HE FACE MANS FATE/ HOW SHOULD HE DIE./ SWINBURNE.
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,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 820mm, width 830mm
    Materials: Alabaster
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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