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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Devon
Town
Barnstaple
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
85325

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Current location

The Guildhall
Butchers Row
Barnstaple
North Devon
Devon
EX31 1BW
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 55851 33241
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Simple rectangular wooden board flanked by columns on either side, each with a carved laurel wreath in relief. The inscription is in gilded lettering.
Inscription
This Tablet was erected by the members of the/ BARNSTAPLE VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS/ to commemorate the loyal services of/ RICHARD DENNY/ Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Marine Light Infantry,/ and Commandant of the Corps/ Which, on the request of the Mayor of this Borough,/ he enrolled and trained in the Winter of 1914 during/ the Great War./ Always genial and considerate, frank and unassuming, he was also a fine soldier and/ possessed the devoted loyalty of his men./ He died July 6th 1915/ Aged 66 years/ DEEPLY REGRETTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, unit and date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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