Wallis A J Marsden


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Reference WMO268929

Address:

St Mary's Church

Manor Way

Llanllwch, Carmarthen

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brass plaque on painted s;ate backing. Wallis Austin Jonathan Marsden, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Wallis was the eldest son of the Reverend Jonathan Marsden and Emmeline Marsden, of Llanllwch. He was educated at St. David’s College, Lampeter and at St. John’s, Oxford prior taking up a post as Classicals Master in a London school. Wallis was commissioned into the Territorial’s prior to the war, and was posted to France with the 2nd London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Wallis was wounded during the Battle of the Somme, on 21 September 1916 and was brought back to England for treatment at the Empire Hospital, Westminster. He died of his wounds on 20 July 1917 and was brought home for burial at Llanllwch Churchyard.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE REV. J. MARSDEN B.D. FOR 52 YEARS VICAR OF/ THIS PARISH ENTERED INTO REST 16TH SEPT. 1922/ AGED 88 YEARS. ALSO OF WALLIS A.J.MARSDEN/ SON OF THE ABOVE, DIED OF WOUNDS FOR HIS COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 20TH JULY 1917/ AGED 27 YEARS./ "BLESSED ARE THE PURE OF HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD"/ THIS TABLET IS PLACED/ HERE BY E.S. MARSDEN/ WIDOW AND MOTHER/ OF THE ABOVE.

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