Lt Cecil Argo Gold

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Reference WMO/266477


St Lawrence's Church

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Cecil Argo Gold, 5th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Son of Alfred Gilbey ("Argo", 1859 - 1939) and Mary Ann Gold (nee Oxenham, 1861 - 1926), who married in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire in 1886 and later lived at 31 Gloucester Square, Hyde Park, London and in South Street, Park Lane, London in 1911. Educated at Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford 1906-09. Became a solicitor’s articled clerk. He played cricket for Eton, Oxford University, Berkshire (1906) and Middlesex (1907). Member of the MCC. Commissioned as a temporary 2nd Lieutenant on 24 Nov 1914. Sent to France in May 1915. Mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 15 Jun 1916). Adjutant of his Battalion. Killed in action aged 29 years when he was shot in the head at Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France when following up a battalion attack with his Commanding Officer. Buried in grave H.38 of Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Aveluy, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
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In loving memory of Cecil Argo Gold, Lieut and Adjt 5th Royal Berks Regt, killed in action at Ovillers 3rd July 1916, buried at Aveluy, France aged 29. In Thy presence is fulness of joy, at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Cecil Argo Gold

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