Captain Arthur Legge Samson Memorial Plaque

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Reference WMO258011

Address:

St John the Baptist Parish Church

Church Lane

Armitage

Lichfield

WS15 4BA

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 Alabaster
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: WALL MOUNTED ALABASTER PLAQUE BEARING INSCRIPTION. ABOVE PLAQUE IS PORTRAIT OF CAPT. SAMSON IN ALABASTER RELIEF. REGIMENTAL AND DECORATION BADGES
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TO THE LASTING MEMORY OF/ ARTHUR LEGGE SAMSON/ CAPTAIN 3RD BATTN. WELCH FUSILLIERS/ ONLY SON OF EDWARD SAMSON, RECTOR OF AMITAGE/ AND ALICE MARY, HIS WIFE./ HE FELL IN FRANCE LEADING HIS COMPANY INTO ACTION/ ON THE 23RD SEPTEMBER 1915 AGED 35 YEARS/ AND HIS BODY RESTS IN THE CHURCHYARD OF CAMBRIN/ HE WAS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES AND AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS. ON BORDER: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Arthur Legge Samson

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