Deckhand James Markwell

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Reference WMO/275328

Address:

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Holy Island

TD15 2RX

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: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Shield-shaped white marble tablet mounted on black marble backboard. Fouled Anchor incised at top centre and painted black. The lettering is incised and painted black, using plain and italic capitals throughout. 'Holdene' British Admiralty trawler, struck a mine laid by 'UC-11' east of the Shipwash light vessel.
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IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ MY DEAR HUSBAND/ JAMES MARKWELL,/ R.N.R.,/ WHO LOST HIS LIFE SERVING HIS/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ ON THE MINESWEEPER/ H.M.S. HOLDENE,/ 2ND FEBY 1917,/ AGED 47 YEARS./ "I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD/ FIGHT, I HAVE KEPT/ THE FAITH"

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