A D, C D and G D Shafto

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Reference WMO265730

Address:

St Margaret of Antioch Church

Crossgate

Durham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Lectern or Desk
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Brass Lectern with the eagle of St John. The bulb below the lectern is inscribed with a map of the world. Around the base are three raised badges with the initials and date of one of the Shafto family underneath. There is also a crucifix in half relief. There is a Latin inscription at the very bottom in Roman capitals. CDS is Charles Duncombe Shafto, killed in the 2nd Boer War, 5 February 1900. ADS is Captain Arthur Duncombe Shafto who returned safely from the Boer War (the date 31 May 1902 is the peace treaty) but was killed in the first world war, 26 August 1915. It is not known who GDS was. Full set of photos on North East War Memorials Project link.
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[badge of 68 DLI] C.D.S./5 FEBRY. 1900/[Badge of Northumberland Fusiliers] A.D.S./31 MAY 1902/[unidentified badge] G.D.S. 9 MAY 1900 Around the base- D.D. C.D. SHAFTO 1902/GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO ET IN TERRA PAX

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