Lt W G Foster - Tablet


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Address:

St Mary's Church

Alderbury

SP5

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 Slate
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Tablet inset into stone wall, with carved George Cross medal inside a wreath. Below, recessed into wall, is a display box containing a replica George Cross medal.
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IN MEMORY OF/ LIEUT: WILLIAM FOSTER G.C./ HOME GUARD WHO AT ASHLEY HILL/ ON THE 13th SEPT: 1942 THREW HIMSELF/ ON A LIVE BOMB WHEREBY HE LOST/ HIS OWN LIFE BUT SAVED ABOUT 30/ MEN WHO WERE STANDING NEARBY/ FROM DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY/ 'Greater love hath no man than this - that a man/ lay down his life for his friends'. S. John xv : 13

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