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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Croydon
Town
South Norwood
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
857
Current location

North wall of north aisle
St Mark's Church
49 Albert Road
South Norwood
Croydon
Greater London
SE25 4JD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 34319 68417
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Segmental brass plaque on a moulded base. A black incised foliate border surrounds the inscription.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF / LANCELOT GUY VERNER / HE RETURNED FROM THE FEDERATED MALAY STATES AND OBTAINED / A COMMISSION AS 2ND LIEUT IN THE 9TH SUFFOLK REGT DECR 1914 / SUBSEQUENTLY HE TRANSFERRED TO THE MACHINE GUN CORPS / MORTALLY WOUNDED IN BOIS DE TROYES / DIED 27TH AUGUST 1916 AGED 29 YEARS / BURIED AT ST SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, FRANCE / "BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I SHALL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE" / "NOT ONCE OR TWICE IN OUR ROUGH ISLAND STORY / THE PATH OF DUTY WAS THE WAY TO GLORY" TENNYSON
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Verner, Lancelot Guy
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 584MM, width 851MM
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 533MM, width 768MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARK
  • Grade II
  • 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
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
PCC
Reference
  • Source: Image Library
  • C106

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