Lt G Masterman Thompson

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Reference WMO261460

Address:

St John the Baptist Church

Chapel Lane

Burley, Hampshire

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
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: EXTRAVAGANTLY DECORATED RECTANGULAR BRASS TABLET MOUNTED ON STAINED WOOD MOUNT. WITH DOMED TOP CENTRE TO CONTAIN THE FAMILY CREST OF A NEGRO HEAD IN PROFILE COUPED AT THE SHOULDER, BANDED AND WEARING EARRINGS. Described as generic 20th century wars by IWM Register but Togo was a German colony which was captured from them in this campaign in August 1914. See IWM Register 21393 for additional photos.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND DEAR MEMORY OF/ GEORGE MATERMAN THOMPSON/ LIEUTENANT "THE ROYAL SCOTS"/ THE SON OF COLONEL G.W. THOMPSON "THE ROYAL SCOTS"/ AND MRS THOMPSON, BEECHWOD, BURLEY;/ BORN AT ESHOWE, ZULULAND, 21ST FEBRUARY 1890./ KILLED WHILE SERVING WITH THE WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE/ GALLANTLY LEADING AN ATTACK ON A STRONGLY ENTRENCHED/ POSITION OF THE ENEMY AT CHRA, TOGOLAND, 22ND AUGUST 1914/ "LOYAL TO THE KING, HIS COUNTRY AND HIS GOD"/ "IN A SHORT TIME HE FULFILLED A LONG TIME"/ IN HONOUR ALSO OF SERGEANT ASURI MOSHI AND A PRIVATE OF THE/ GOLD COAST REGIMENT, A SERGEANT, 2 CORPORALS AND 9 TIRAILLEURS/ (SENEGALESE) WHO BRAVELY FOLLOWED THEIR YOUNG LEADER AND/ LAID DOWN THIER LIVES IN DEFENCE OF HIS BODY/ REQUIESCAT IN PACE

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