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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Cheltenham
Town
Leckhampton
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs R, C and E Marshall Ltd of Cheltenham (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 August 1918
    Attended by: The Lord Bishop of Gloucester performed the dedication
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
93510

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Current location

In the Transept
St Philip and St James's Church
Grafton Road
Leckhampton
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 2DD
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 94429 21124
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular brass plaque, with a single line border and with the Chester-Master family Coat of Arms of silver and coloured enamels (and the family motto "Virtute et Ingenio) at top-centre. The inscription is in black Roman lettering.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ RICHARD CHESTER CHESTER-MASTER D.S.O./ AGED 47 YEARS/ LIEUT-COL (13TH BATT) KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS/ CHIEF CONSTABLE OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE/ 1910 - 1917/ AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR HE OFFERED/ HIMSELF FOR ACTIVE SERVICE,/ REJOINING HIS OLD REGIMENT IN 1915./ HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ ON 30TH AUGUST 1917. THIS TABLET/ IS ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE/ GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY/ AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS UNFAILING JUSTICE,/ AND THE KINDLY INTEREST HE ALWAYS/ TOOK IN THEIR WELFARE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Chester- Master, Richard Chester
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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, decoration, age at death, rank, Battalion, Regiment, former Police rank, date of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height c600mm, width c380mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: The plaque was erected by officers of the Gloucestershire Constabulary
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference

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