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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Darlington
Town
Low Dinsdale
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69751
Current location

Near Dinsdale Manor
St John the Baptist Church
Low Dinsdale
Darlington
Durham
DL2 1PN
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 34677 11211
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular wooden board with a coronet at centre top and moulded border with horizontal moulded line dividing the board into two parts. The top part has a trefoil design with a crest and ribbon bearing the words "Malo Mori Quam FoedarI" (Death rather than Disgrace). The lower part has an incised commemoration.
Inscription
Crest & Ribbon: MALO MORI QUAM FOEDARI IN REMEMBRANCE/ OF/ MY HUSBAND/ AUBONE ALFRED SURTEES/ BORN OCT 2ND 1865/ DIED NOV 22ND 1920./ AND OF/ MY SON/ CAPT. WILLIAM BEVERLEY SURTEES/ PRINCE OF WALES OWN WEST YORKS REGT./ DIED OF WOUNDS/ RECEIVED IN ACTION ON THE SOMME./ BORN OCT. 6TH 1894/ DIED SEPT. 28TH 1916.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Surtees, William Beverley
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of birth, date of death, relationships.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height c.1060mm, width c.610mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Mother
Reference

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