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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chester
Town
Chester
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR BERNARD ALEXANDER MILLER, HERBERT TYSON SMITH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1947
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9907
Current location

On the west wall of the south transept.
Chester Cathedral
Werburgh Street
Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 2ES
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 40598 66456
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular marble tablet with inscription in black lettering. The Royal Navy crest and Egerton family crest are to the left of the dedication, and the Royal Navy flags flank the wording on the third line.
Inscription
IN PROUD MEMORY OF/ WION DE MALPAS EGERTON/ DSO RN (RETIRED)/ WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY/ IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC WHILE/ SERVING AS COMMODORE OF CONVOYS/ BORN 16 APRIL 1879 DIED 1 JAN 1943
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, surname, forename, year of death, place of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 22IN, width 46IN
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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