Captain Benjamin Eastlake Leader

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Reference WMO/292806


St Buriana's Church

Penzance Road

St Buryan

TR19 6BA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rectangular metal plaque mounted onto a blackboard. Incised inscription. Decorative border with oak leaves and roses. Enamelled shields in the upper left, right corners, and top centre. CWGC state that his parents were from Gomshall, Guildford; that his wife, Isabella Leader (nee Anderson) later lived at Bude and that he was educated at Charterhouse (where he is commemorated on WMO/198189) and Cambridge and was an artist.
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In loving memory/of/Benjamin Eastlake Leader/Captain Queen's Regiment/who fell in action on the/Somme October 12th 1916/aged 39 years/There is music in the midst of desolation/and a glory that shines upon our tears.

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