Lt O Taunton


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Address:

Baptist Church

Downton, Salisbury

SP5 3NA

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: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: MARBLE WALL PLAQUE WHITE MARBLE WITH A GREY MARBLE BORDER
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IN MEMORY OF OSCAR TAUNTON, LIEUTENTANT ROYAL ENGINEERS, SECOND SON OF PERCY AND KATHERINE TAUNTON OF REDLYNCH. ON THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1914, HE WENT WITH HIS REGIMENT TO EGYPT AND FROM THERE TO GALLIPOLI. HE WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY ON JUNE 4TH 1915, WHEN HE DEFENDED A TRENCH FOR TWO HOURS ALMOST SINGLE-HANDED AGAINST THE ENEMY. HE DIED OF HIS WOUNDS TEN DAYS LATER AND WAS BURIED IN THE ISLAND OF LEMNOS. FIDELIS UAQUE AD MORTEM.

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