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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Somerset
Town
Alford
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66120
Current location

All Saints Church
Old Approach
Alford
South Somerset
Somerset
BA7 7PN
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 60452 32603
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A nowy-headed rectangular board with the badge of the Royal Navy at the top centre. The dedication is written in gold lettering.
Inscription
TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ DAVID REYNOLDS MITCHELL/ LIEUT COMMANDER DSO DSC RN/ YOUNGEST SON OF ADMIRAL F H MITCHELL CB DSO/ OF ALFORD HOUSE/ WHO AFTER SERVING AT SEA WITH GALLANTRY AND DISTINCTION/ THROUGHOUT THE WORLD WAR LAID DOWN HIS LIFE IN THE/ SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY ON 30TH APRIL 1945 IN HIS 34TH YEAR/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS WIFE AND PARENTS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, decorations, regiment, date of death, age of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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