Major Robert Vikris Taylor

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Reference WMO/274381


St Mary's Church

St Mary's Walk

North Aston

OX25 6AA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Board with regimental badge to the left. Wall mounted landscape orientated wooden board decorated with a diamond-patterned border enclosing a recessed area. The recess accommodates, on the left hand side, a colourful crest of the Queen's Lancers, comprising a crown, beneath which, are two intersecting lances within a buckled belt surrounded by scrolled banners. To the right, is the main incised inscription and name. Specific lettering and numerals are infilled with red paint and remainder infilled with black paint. A further integrated inscription appears to be hand painted in black, directly onto the board. A carving of a mouse is on the top right hand corner of the frame.
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ROBERT VICKRIS TAYLOR / Major, 16TH - 5TH Lancers / Elder son of / CAPTAIN JOHN VICKRIS TAYLOR / OF NORTH ASTON / and beloved Husband of / PRUDENCE / KILLED IN ACTION IN TUNISIA 19TH FEB 1943. / "If should die, think only this of me, that there's / some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England" / 1908 - 1943.

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