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Memorial details

Memorial type
Battlefield cross or marker
District
North Warwickshire
Town
Polesworth
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68489

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Current location

St. Editha's Abbey Church
High Street
Polesworth
North Warwickshire
Warwickshire
B78 1DU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 26325 02428
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The original wooden battlefield marker has been lost. The graveyard marker is a flat stone engraved with the names of three brothers, with a stone cross lying on the slab.
Inscription
LIEUT. WILLIAM REGINALD HILL, MC & BAR / DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY WHO DIED A PRISONER OF WAR / IN GERMANY, NOVEMBER 6th 1918, AGED 22. / SONS OF WILLIAM & KATHERINE HILL, LATE OF POLESTONE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hill, William Reginald
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Battlefield Cross or Marker
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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