Michael Hugh, Viscount Quenington

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Reference WMO260223

Address:

St John's Church

Coln St Aldwyns, Glos

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 Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Appears to be black stone with gold lettering. Part of the dedication to the refurbishment of the chancel (no photo) Plaque to father, son and his wife
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The chancel was adorned by Lucy, Countess St Aldwyn and her three daughters, to the glory of God/and in ever-loving memory of/Sir Michael Edward Hicks-Beach, 9th Baronet, 1st Earl St Aldwyn, who served his country faithfully for/more than 50 years, in the parish, in the country, in the Imperial Parliament/, & in many high offices of state/under Queen Victoria and her two next successors ;being honoured and beloved of all good men, He was born/on October 23rd 1937. He died on the 30th April 1916, ^ lies without the walls of this church/wherein he worshipped God humbly from his youth until the end. Also of the beloved only son of the above named Earl St Aldwyn & Lucy his wife, Michael Hugh Viscount Quenington, Member of Parliament for the division of Tewkesbury & lieutenant in the/Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. He was born on the 19th of January 1877, & fell in battle at Katta in/Egypt during the Great War, on the 23rd of April 1916. He was worthy to be called his father’s son and won honour and affection of all who knew him. Also of Marjorie, the dearly loved wife of the above named Viscount Quenington, who/was born on the 14th of August 1883, & died 0f typhoid fever at Cairo on the 4th Of March 1916,/Her husband lies by her side in the Christian Cemetery at Cairo I thank my God upon every remembrance of you all

Michael Hugh, Viscount Quenington

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