Captain Eric P C Back and Mrs Violet Back

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Reference WMO/280947


St Thomas a becket Church

Church Lane




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Glass Glass
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A rectangular brass plaque the longer axis horizontal , within a plain single line border , on the left a plain cross enamalled dark red , the inscription incised and coloured black. The ship was destroyed by an internal explosion unassociated with enemy action, but was on active service, despite the presence of the captain's wife. At least 390 died but this plaque is just to the two named.
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/In Loving Memory/of/Eric Percy Coventry Back/Captain Royal Navy/H M S Natal/and Violet His wife/who died with him/30th December 1915/Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil/Psalm23.v4/

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