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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Woking
Town
Woking
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
90360
Current location

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Chobham Road
Woking
Woking
Surrey
GU21 4AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 00530 59054
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cast bronze plaque mounted on to a wooden backboard. The inscription, in raised capital lettering, is flanked by a foliate border and the top corners include the emblems of the West Yorkshire Regiment and the London Regiment.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM CLINTON SKEET/ CAPTAIN 12TH WEST/ YORKSHIRE REGIMENT/ WHO WAS KILLED/ IN ACTION AT TILLOY/ NEAR ARRAS/ ON APRIL 9TH 1917/ AGED 24 YEARS./ JOHN RICHARD SKEET/ LIEUT 1ST BATTN 2ND LONDON/ REGIMENT WHO/ WAS KILLED AT/ HANGARD WOOD/ NEAR AMIENS ON/ APRIL 17 1918/ AGED 22 YEARS/ THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY THOSE WHO LOVED/ THEM & WHOSE HEARST THEY WILL LIVE FOREVER/ NOTHING IS HERE FOR TEARS, NOTHING TO WAIL/ OR KNOCK THE BREAST. NOTHING BUT WELL & FAIR/ WHAT MAY QUIET US IN A DEATH SO NOBLE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, unit and details of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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