Captain W O Down MC


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Reference WMO261479

Address:

St George's Church

Langham Lane

Langham

Gillingham, Dorset

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
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: BRASS PLAQUE MOUNTED ON GREY MARBLE. INCISED BLACK AND RED LETTERING. CARVED BORDER OF LAUREL GARLAND
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM OLIPHANT DOWN M.C./ CAPTAIN 4TH BATT. ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGT./ YOUNGER SON OF EVAN AND ALICE DOWN/ WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE/ ON THE 23RD MAY 1917 AGED 31 YEARS/ "HE DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY DIE,/ FIGHTING FOR GOD , AND RIGHT, AND LIBERTY"/ REQUIESCAT IN PACE.

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