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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oswestry
Town
Whittington
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
83658
Current location

St John the Baptist Church
Whittington
Church Road
Whittington
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11 4DG
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 32609 31275
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass plaque on internal wall of St John the Baptist Church, Whittington, commemorating Private Richard Dale Lovett killed in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF / RICHARD DALE LOVETT / YOUNGEST SON OF COL. THOMAS HEATON LOVETT / OF BELMONT IN THIS COUNTY / HE ENLISTED IN THE 16TH MIDDLESEX REGT. DURING THE / GREAT WAR AND FELL IN THE ATTACK ON BEAUMONT- / HAMEL (BATTLE OF THE SOMME) JULY 1ST 1916 AGED 46 YEARS / HE LIES IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY AT AUCHONVILLERS. / "He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle was against me." / PS. LV. 18.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Lovett, Richard Dale
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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, regiment, date and place of death, place of burial
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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