Capt Vincent Coldwell

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Reference WMO255955

Address:

Shopping Parade (formerly Royal Salop Infirmary)

St Mary's Place

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

SY1 1DL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The whereabouts of the cot is unknown but the brass plaque commemorating the donation of a cot by the deceased's daughter in his memory is among others on the left wall of the lobby of the shopping centre that was formerly the hospital. Captain Vincent, a professional soldier who was commissioned into the 19th Hussars, later transferred to the 4th Indian Cavalry, saw active service in the Middle East and died of typhoid fever in Basra on 18th April 1916. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery in Basra, Iraq. Capt Coldwell joined the Shropshire Militia in May, 1899; obtained a commission in the 19th Hussars 26 March, 1902: transferred to the Indian Army 22 April, 1904; promoted Lieut. 7 Jun, 1905, and Capt. 7 June, 1911; was left in charge of the Regimental Depot when the Regiment went on active service in 1914; was sent to Mesopotamia in Dec. 1915, to rejoin the regiment, but died at Basra.
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The Vincent Coldwell Cot/endowed in perpetuity/to the memory of/Capt. Vincent Coldwell/of the 4th Cavalry Indian Army/by his daughter/ Miss Hope-Edwards/of Netley Shrewsbury/August 1935

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