Major Archibald John Arthur Wavell, 2nd Earl Wavell

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Reference WMO263271

Address:

Winchester College

College Road

Winchester

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Mau Mau Revolt, Kenya (1952-1960)
About the memorial: The tablet is mainly devoted to the fact that the first Earl Wavell, of WW2 fame, is buried nearby, but records the death of his son on service in Kenya in 1953
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IN THIS CLOISTER LIES BURIED/ ARCHIBALD PERCIVAL EARL WAVELL/ P.C G.C.B. G.C.S.I G.C.I.E C.M.G M.C/ VISCOUNT WAVELL OF CYRENAICA AND OF WINCHESTER/ VISCOUNT KEREN OF ERITREA AND OF WINCHESTER/ FIELD MARSHAL COLONEL THE BLACK WATCH/ VICEROY AND GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA/ CONSTABLE OF HIS MAJESTY'S TOWER OF LONDON/ SOLDIER STATESMAN POET/ SCHOLAR OF THIS COLLEGE/ 1883 1950/ HERE TOO IS REMEMBERED HIS ONLY SON/ BURIED IN KENYA WHERE HE DIED IN BATTLE/ ARCHIBALD JOHN ARTHUR SECOND EARL WAVELL M.C./ MAJOR THE BLACK WATCH/ COMMONER OF THIS COLLEGE/ 1916 1953

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