Maj Gen Merton Beckwith-Smith D.S.O., M.C.

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Reference WMO/277987

Address:

St Mary & St Edburga Church

Stratton Audley

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Wall mounted plain rectangular marble tablet with incised inscription in black lettering. Two coloured badge emblems in upper corners of tablet, Coldstream Guards to the left and Welsh Guards to the right.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF / MAJ. GEN MERTON BECKWITH SMITH DSO MC / OF ABERARDER / COLDSTREAM GUARDS 1910 - 1930 / WELSH GUARDS 1930 - 1938 / COMMANDER LAHORE BRIGADE AREA 1939 - 1940 / COMMANDER 18TH DIVISION 1940 / BORN 11TH JULY 1890 / DIED 11TH NOVEMBER 1942 A PRISONER OF WAR / IN THE FAR EAST / THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF HONOR BECKWITH-SMITH. / "AND SO IT BEFELL WHEN THE HOUR OF TRIAL CAME / THESE MEN GAVE AN EXAMPLE OF COURAGE AND DEVOTION / THE MEMORY OF WHICH WILL NEVER PERISH"

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