Capt Claude Frank Lethbridge Templer

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Reference WMO268065

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

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: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Claude Frank Lethbridge Templer, 1st Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Col. Henry Templer, O.B.E. (late Indian Cavalry), and Mrs. Henry Templer, of 16, Avenue Charles Floquet, Champ de Mars, Paris. Educated at Wellington College, Berkshire. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Gloucestershire Regiment in Aug 1914. He was captured at La Bassee 22 Dec 1914 and sent to Strohen camp in Germany. After 12 unsuccessful attempts to escape from the prison camps at Hanover, Munden, Torgau, Burg (twice), Magdeburg, Augustabad, from the Burg Civil Goal (4 times), the Fortress of Wesel, twice whilst travelling under escort between Wesel and Magdeburg, he finally escaped to Holland in June 1917. Rejoined his regiment at his own special request 29 Mar 1918 . He was a war poet. On the evening of 4 Jun 1918 he led a raid near Auchy-les-Mines, whilst returning back across No-Man's Land he was struck by a shell and killed aged 22 years. He is also commemorated on the Loos Memorial at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Cal, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and on the Roll of Honour at Wellington College.
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To the glory of God and in proud memory of Claude Templer, Captain, 1st Bn The Gloucestershire Regiment. Wounded and captured 22nd December 1914. Escaped from captivity in Strohen, 29th September 1917, after having made 12 previous attempts from the prison camps at Hanover, Munden, Torgau, Burg (twice), Magdeburg, Augustabad, from the Burg Civil Goal (4 times), the Fortress of Wesel, twice whilst travelling under escort between Wesel and Magdeburg. Rejoined his regiment at his own special request 29th March 1918. Killed by a chance shell whilst returning from a successful raid on the German trenches in the La Bassee Sector, 4th June 1918, in his 23rd year. Favente Deo.

Claude Frank Lethbridge Templer

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