St. Mary's Church

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Reference WMO206888

Address:

Torquay Cemetery, new section

Hele Road

Torquay

TQ2 7QG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Shrine
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial commemorates the children killed in an air raid on St. Marychurch on Sunday 30th May 1943. A bomb fell on the Parish Church and killed 21 children at the Sunday School.
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IN LOVING/ AND ENDURING MEMORY / OF TWENTY ONE CHILDREN/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE / PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARYCHURCH / IN THE AIR RAID OF / MAY 30 1943 // BLESSED ARE THE PURE OF HEART / FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD / MATTHEW 5.8

Left panel: GLADYS BEALE 12, PHOEBE LOUISA COOK 12, MARGARET COOKE 11, IRENE DAVIES 9 , JOYCE SYLVIA GIFFORD 11, EILEEN FLORENCE HARE 10 , JOAN MARGARET LOVEDAY 13 , KATHLEEN MCDONALD 11, / FROM THE ERSKINE HOME BABBACOMBE WHO LIE HERE / GERALD BABBAGE 9, PETER BARBER 9.Right panel ; AUBREY HAROLD BROWN 13, EDWARD CHARLES W. BURN 10, SYLVIA MARY DANIEL 9, KENNETH NORMAN HELLIER 12, DONALD THOMAS HEXT 10, GEORGE HORACE LAVERS 13, MARY LILIAN PERROTT 12, MICHAEL FRANK PERROTT 12, BETTY EDWINA REES 13, PAULINE CYNTHIA RYDER 12, VALERIE GRACE TAYLOR 14. WHO WERE / LAID TO REST ELSEWHERE

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