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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wycombe
Town
High Wycombe
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8332
Current location

All Saints Church
Church Street
High Wycombe
Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 6RZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 86553 93087
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular marble tablet.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF / EDWARD COVERLEY KENNEDY / CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY / WHO FOUGHT HIS SHIP RAWALPINDI AGAINST / OVERWHELMING ODDS GOING DOWN IN HER / WITH COLOURS FLYING 23RD NOVEMBER 1939 / BORN AUGUST 31ST 1879 / SERVED IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1892-1923 / AGENT FOR THE CONSERVATIVE & UNIONIST PARTY / IN THE WYCOMBE DIVISION 1930-1939 REJOINED / ROYAL NAVY AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR 1939 / SPLENDID YOU PASSED, THE GREAT SURRENDER MADE / INTO THE LIGHT THAT NEVERMORE SHALL FADE / DEEP YOUR CONTENTMENT IN THAT BLEST ABODE / WHO WAIT THE LAST CLEAR TRUMPET CALL OF GOD
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Kennedy, Edward Coverley
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment, place of death, manner of death, date of death, date of birth, occupation.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 710mm, width 910mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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