Robert Byron Memorial

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Reference WMO224079

Address:

St Katherine's Church

Savernake

Marlborough

SN8 3BG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular, horizontal stone slab, framed by top and bottom ledge. In St Katherine's churchyard are buried members of the Byron family of Savernake Lodge. Robert Byron was a talented writer on architecture and eastern culture, and the editor of the first Shell Guide to Wiltshire. In 1941 Byron was heading east by the northern detour when a U-boat torpedoed his ship.
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IN MEMORY OF/ ROBERT BYRON ONLY SON OF ERIC/ AND MARGARET BYRON ONE TIME/ OF SAVERNAKE LODGE WHO LOST HIS/ LIFE AT SEA BY ENEMY ACTION OFF/ THE NORTH COAST OF SCOTLAND ON/ HIS WAY TO THE MIDDLE EAST ON/ 24TH FEBRUARY 1941 AGED 35 YEARS.

ROBERT BYRON

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