Lt Athelstan Key Durance George

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Reference WMO163341

Address:

Romsey Abbey

Church Place

Romsey

SO51 8EP

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rectangular, stone plaque with red border. Lettering in red. Family coat of arms in relief top left. Regimental badge in relief top right. Horizontal sword wrapped in laurel leaves in relief across the bottom of the plaque. The memorial is mon the wall of the north aisle, though in February it was entirley hidden by a display board and required detective work to find.
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In loving memory of Lieut. Athelstan Key Durance George late of the 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment who fell mortally wounded at the Battle of the Marne in France on September 14 1914 during 'The Great War', aged 27 years and was buried at Coulommiers. He was the second son of Arthur Durance and Charlotte Ada George and grandson of Josiah and Rachel Olive George of this parish. 'Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends'.

Athelstan Key Durance George

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