Lt R Walmesley

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Reference WMO241497

Address:

St John the Baptist Church

Colerne North Wiltshire

SN14 8AY

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: HEAVILY CARVED RECTANGULAR NOWY HEADED MARBLE TABLET HEAVY BORDER OF LEAVES WITH ENGLISH ROSE AT EACH CORNER. SHIELD ABOVE INSCRIPTION. TWO KNEELING FIGURES HOLD THE SECTION OF THE MEMORIAL WITH INSCRIPTION. BLACK LETTERING.
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IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF/ RICHARD WALMESLEY/ LIEUTENTANT (SPECIAL RESERVE) YORKSHIRE REGIMENT A.P.W.O 'THE GREEN HOWARDS'/ KILLED IN ACTION NEAR YPRES OCTOBER 21ST 1914/ BORN NOVEMBER 21ST 1890/ ELDEST SON OF JOHN WALMESLEY,/ AND GRANDSON OF THE LATE RICHARD WALMESLEY/ 'HE DID HIS DUTY'/ O MAY THY SOLDIERS FAITHFUL, TRUE AND BOLD/ FIGHT AS THE SAINTS WHO NOBLY FOUGHT OF OLD/ AND WIN, WITH THEM, THE VICTORS CROWN OF GOLD, ALLELUIA!'

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