Charles Lawson Cornish

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Reference WMO257644

Address:

St Leonard's Church

High Street

Butleigh

BA6 8SA

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:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rectangular, brass plaque with red and black lettering. The memorial is to father and son. The son died on active service.
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To the glory of God and in blessed memory of Henry Cornish, youngest son of Robert Cornish, born at Butleigh Feb.15th 1837. Died at Surbiton June 7th 1915. Barrister-at-law and a distinguished journalist in India where he was co-founder of the "Madras Mail" newspaper also of his younger son Charles Lawson Cornish Lieutenant 2nd Highland Light Infantry born Aug. 13th 1887. Killed in action near Ypres Nov. 13th 1914 after taking part in the retreat from Mons and the battles of the Marne and the Aisne. "Quit you like men".

Charles Lawson Cornish

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