Wakeford brothers

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Reference WMO263647

Address:

St Nicholas Church

Holy Bones

Leicester

Leicester

LE1 4LB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Bronze memorial plaque remembering the Wakeford brothers
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IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF TWO HIGHLY GIFTED BROTHERS. / EDWARD KINGSLEY / BORN 15TH JUNE 1894, / AND GEORGE TARIK / BORN 1ST APRIL 1896 / SONS OF / EDWARD WAKEFORD / AND ELIZABETH THREAPLAND / HIS WIFE / AS BOYS AT CLIFTON COLLEGE / EACH ROSE TO HIGH POSITION IN / THE SCHOOL / ELECTED TO OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS / THE ELDER AT TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE / WHERE HE GRADUATED / THE YOUNGER AT TRINITY COLLEGE OXFORD. / EACH SHOWED PROMISE / OF MARKED BUT DIFFERING POWERS. / CALLED TO ARMS IN THE GREAT WAR / THEY BOTH GAVE THEIR YOUNG LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / BEING KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE. / ONE AS LIEUTENANT IN THE / LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT, / 16TH JULY 1916 / THE OTHER AS 2ND LIEUTENANT IN THE / ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT, / 23RD JULY 1916 / "FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED IN LIFE, / IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED.

EDWARD KINGSLEY WAKEFORD GEORGE TARIK KINGSLEY

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