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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82676
Current location

St Paul's Church
Church Street
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 1NH
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15290 57710
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A brass plaque with a figure of a soldier standing at "Rest on your arms reversed" on each side. The Buffs emblem is at centre top with the inscription beneath. A single line border encloses the sections and has a circle at each line junction.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF A BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER / LIONEL GEORGE NUTTAL EALES. MAJOR THE BUFFS. OF EASTDON S. DEV ON. / BORN JULY 19TH 1864. DIED MAY 2ND 1902. AGED 37, OF GASTRITIS / WHEN ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH HIS REGIMENT DURING THE / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. THIS BRASS IS ERECTED BY HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS. // 'I SHALL GO TO HIM BUT HE SHALL NOT RETURN TO ME' // “ONLY GOOD NIGHT BELOVED NOT FAREWELL. // A LITTLE WHILE AND ALL THE SAINTS SHALL DWELL / IN HALLOWED UNION INDIVISIBLE. / GOOD NIGHT” // “UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BEFORE THE THRONE / CLOTHED IN THE SPOTLESS ROBES HE GIVES HIS OWN. / UNTIL WE KNOW EVEN AS WE ARE KNOWN / GOOD NIGHT”
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Relationship, forename, surname, rank, regiment, date of birth, date of death age at death, cause of death, war
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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