SS Transylvania Memorial

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St Peter and St Paul Church

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A large marble plaque2ft6in high by 1ft9in wide located in the back of the nave placed by the Royal Sussex Regimental Association to commemorate seven men from Kettering and Rothwell of the RSR. Also on the plaque at the top is the regimental badge and at the bottom, a picture of the ship.
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'To the glory of God and in memory of the 402 men and women who died when SS Transylvania was torpedoed in the Gulf of Genoa 4th May 1917. Many of these were officers and other ranks of the Royal Sussex Regiment and amongst these were Pt JR Bailey, Pt HT Barnes, Pt TC Cooch, Pt WJ Thompson and Pt CA Wallis all of Kettering and Pt A Bosworth and Pt E Tibbiits both of Rothwell. The Royal Sussex Regimental Association 1989.

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