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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Aylesbury Vale
Town
Aylesbury
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7986
Current location

St Marys Church
St Marys Square
Aylesbury
Aylesbury Vale
Buckinghamshire
HP20 2JJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 81714 13916
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Black slate tablet set upon a white stone backboard. Two columns flank the tablet bearing the inscription in white lettering. Badge of Bucks Battalion positioned at top centre of backboard.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ CAPTAIN LIONEL WILLIAM CROUCH/ 1ST BUCKS BATTALION/ OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE/ LIGHT INFANTRY/ (SOLICITOR AND/ DEPUTY CLERK OF THE PEACE/ FOR BUCKS)/ OF FRIARSCROFT, AYLESBURY/ WHO/ WITH MANY OF HIS COMRADES/ VOLUNTEERED FOR FOREIGN SERVICE/ AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE/ GREAT WAR/ IN AUGUST 1914/ AND WAS KILLED IN ACTION NEAR/ POZIERES/ IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME/ ON THE 21ST JULY 1916/ AGED 29 YEARS/ HE GAVE HIS LIFE THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Crouch, Lionel William
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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: Forenames, surname, rank, year of death, regiment, place of death, manner of death, age at death, occupation
    Order of information: No order
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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