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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Harborough
Town
Billesdon.
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67989
Current location

St John the Baptist Church.
Church Street
Billesdon.
Harborough
Leicestershire
LE7 9AG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 72000 02537
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular plaque with a Fleury cross at the top corners, two corbels, and the lettering in gold.
Inscription
"Christ's faithful soldier and servant."/ IN MEMORY OF/ GEORGE CHRISTIAN. M.A./ BORN T VALETTA. MALTA 19 SEPT 1841/ DIED AT MOTTINGHAM 5 MAY 1925/ CHAPLAIN AND HOUSE-MASTER/ OF UPPINGHAM SCHOOL/ UNDER THE REV. E. THRING/ VICAR OF BILLESDON 1906 - 1913/ ALSO OF/ GEORGE JERRARD WILKINSON/ WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE GREAT WAR AGED 30/ SON OF THE REV. WILLOUGHBY AND AMY WILKINSON.
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: Forename, surname, relationships, age of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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