Lt Col Roland Harley Bridges

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Reference WMO/285029

Address:

St Mary's Church

West Street

Axminster

EX13 5AQ

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 Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Nowy headed brass plaque headed by the Bridges' family crest. The inscription is in black capital lettering. The father os also referenced as a military man but he died peacefully at home.
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TO THE BELOVED MEMORY/ OF/ COLONEL CHARLES/ HARLEY BRIDGES/ LATE COMMANDANT 22ND PUNJAB INFY/ J. P. FOR THE COUNTY OF DEVON/ AND FORMERLY CHURCHWARDEN OF/ THIS PARISH/ DIED AT HEATHFIELD KILMINGTON/ ON 27TH NOV 190O./ ALSO OF HIS SON/ LT. COL. ROLAND/ HARLEY BRIDGES/ D. S. O. R. A. M. C./ WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED/ AT JAFFA ON 22ND AUGUST 1918/ WHILST ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH/ THE EGYPTIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/ "UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND/ THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY

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