Thomas Barrett VC


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Reference WMO261851

Address:

Christ Church

Church Road

Coseley

Dudley

WV14 8YB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
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: Brass, decorated border. Crown with GR underneath in top left corner, VC medal top right. Regimental crest under top border. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.
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To the Glory of God and to the honoured memory of Thomas Barrett of Darkhouse Lane in this Parish Aged 22 years Private in the 7th Batt South Staffs Regt. who fell in action in France on 27th July 1917 after having performed Glorious deeds of personal valour and devotion to duty which gained him the recognition of his Sovereign in the bestowal of the VICTORIA CROSS the most coveted of all honours and the symbol of that supremely unselfish courage which has ever been the ideal of the British Army This tablet is erected by the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Seventh Batt South Staffordshire Regt. as a tribute to the heroism of a gallant comrade R.I.P.

Thomas Barrett

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