CAPTAIN THE HON. THOMAS C. R. AGAR-ROBARTES, COLDSTREAM GUARDS

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Truro Cathedral

High Cross

Truro

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Within the cathedral, on the south wall of the nave, near the rear.A magnificent marble tablet, surmounted by a high pediment in the centre of which are the arms of the Agar-Robartes family. Supported on either side by grey marble Corinthian columns, in the centre of which is a relief carving depicting Thomas Agar-Robartes in uniform. Below this is a marble panel with the inscription. (Note: Commanding No. 2 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. Eldest son of Thomas Charles, 6th Viscount Clifden, and Mary, Viscountess Clifden, of Lanhydrock, Bodmin. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. MP for St. Austell and mid-Cornwall since 1908.)
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To the memory of Captain the Hon. Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes Coldstream Guards, M.P. for the St. Austell Division of Cornwall who lost his life in France Sept 30th 1915 after rescuing a wounded comrade under heavy fire for which gallant exploit he was recommended for the Victoria Cross. Members of the House of Lords and present and former members of the House of Commons mourniong a loyal colleague and a brave soldier have erected this tablet in the cathedral church of Cornwall.

Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes

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