Lt Col Richard Denny

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Reference WMO/282415


The Guildhall

Butchers Row


EX31 1BW


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Status: Unknown
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Simple rectangular wooden board flanked by columns on either side, each with a carved laurel wreath in relief. The inscription is in gilded lettering. Not clear if he died in action in WW1, but he signed up for service aged 66 so he deserves to be here.
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This Tablet was erected by the members of the/ BARNSTAPLE VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS/ to commemorate the loyal services of/ RICHARD DENNY/ Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Marine Light Infantry,/ and Commandant of the Corps/ Which, on the request of the Mayor of this Borough,/ he enrolled and trained in the Winter of 1914 during/ the Great War./ Always genial and considerate, frank and unassuming, he was also a fine soldier and/ possessed the devoted loyalty of his men./ He died July 6th 1915/ Aged 66 years/ DEEPLY REGRETTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM

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