Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson Bt

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Reference WMO263550

Address:

Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close

Winchester

Winchester

SO23 9LS

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 Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Ireland (1801-1923)
  • Terrorist Acts
About the memorial: Stone tablet with incised lettering infilled in gold paint. Coloured family crest above inscription and Rifle Brigade Regimental crest below inscription. Field Marshal Wilson was assassinated by the IRA in 1922 as he returned home from unveiling the war memorial at Liverpool Street Station in London.
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In memory of / Field Marshal / Sir Henry Hughes Wilson Bt. / G.C.B., D.S.O., M.P. / Colonel Commandant / Rifle Brigade / Chief of the / Imperial General Staff / 1918 - 1922 / Aged 58 years / "To those whom Godlike deeds / forbid to die / Unbar the Gates of Immortality"

Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson Bt. G.C.B., D.S.O., M.P.

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