Second Lieutenant Forbes

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Reference WMO/283977

Address:

Sancreed Parish Church

Penzance

TR20 8QS

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:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: An impressive family memorial in memory of 2/Lt William Alexander (Alex) Stanhope Forbes. It is a 2x3 foot bronze plaque of the young man which was executed by his father, the artist, Stanhope Forbes. It shows him as a 2/Lt in Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) uniform with a tower and bridge in the background which was taken from a series of drawings by Alex for which he won a travelling studentship of the Architectural Association. The architectural part of the monument was executed under the direction of Mr Edward Warren F.S.A. who was the architect of Newlyn War Memorial. The entablature surrounding the plaque is of grey stone with black marble columns from Derbyshire. Alongside the monument is his wooden battlefield cross from France.
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"I will get me out of my Country & from my Kindred & from my Fathers house unto a Land that God will shew me". William Alexander Stanhope Forbes Second Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion DCLI. Son of Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes of Higher Faugan, Paul. Born at Trewarveneth, Paul 26th May 1893. Educated at Bedales School. Student of the Architect Association 1911-14. Killed leading his Platoon in a charge Guillemont on the Somme Battlefield in France 3rd September 1916.

William Alexander Stanhope Forbes.

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