On original site
Inside a building - public/private
Inscribed on a plaque
- 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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