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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Cholsey
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81267

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Current location

St. Mary's Church
Church Road
Cholsey
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX10 9PS
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 58369 87001
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted, shield-like, raised-edge, shaped tablet incorporating a raised-edge, oval inner border, interrupted at the top by a raised Royal Air Force winged insignia. Inner border encloses an incised inscription area. Text infilled with black paint.
Inscription
RAF / In / loving memory / of / W-Cdr. E. R. Bitmead / R.A.F. D.F.C. / 1913 1955 / F-Lt. E. W. BITMEAD / R.A.F.V.R. D.F.C. / 1911 143 / and / F-O. P. A. BITMEAD / R.A.F.V.R. / 1921 1941
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bitmead, Edward William
Bitmead, Ernest Ralph
Bitmead, Peter Arnold
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, service type, decorations, year born, year died
    Order of information: Rank
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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