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Town or City: Towcester
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM3040

Value of grant: £428.00
Type of memorial: Non-Freestanding
Type of work: Adding and/or correcting inscriptions/names
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 15038

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Towcester plaque © Greens Norton RBL, 2009This white marble war memorial is composed of three tablets and has inscriptions in black lettering. It is located in St. Bartholomews Church, Northamptonshire.

In 2009, War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £428.00 for the addition of a new white marble tablet to the existing ones, and for its inscription to commemorate a young villager killed on the last day of the Falklands conflict.

The top tablet is dedicated to those from World War I and the second tablet is dedicated to those from World War II.

The inscriptions on the first tablet read:

In memory of
Claude Keith MacDonald. L.T. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Ernest Abel. Northants. Regiment. 
Harry Mansfield. East Surrey Regiment.
Walter Adams. Northants. Regiment. 
William Marriott. Northants. Regiment.
Harry Brown. Northants. Regiment. 
Peter May. Middlesex Regiment.
Percy Eales. London Rifles. 
Arthur Paintin. Lancashire Fusiliers.Towcester plaque © Northants Newspapers, 2009
Arthur Freeman. Royal Garrison Artillery. 
Henry Pearce. Royal Fusiliers.
Harry Freeman. Oxon . & Bucks. Light Infantry. 
Stanley Pilgrim. Northants. Regiment.
Ralph Hollis. Worcestershire Regiment. 
Tom Pratt. Northants. Regiment.
Frank Holton. Rifle Brigade. 
Martin Ratledge. Royal Field Artillery.
Burt Hornsby. London Fusiliers. 
Alfred Reeve. East Surrey Regiment.
William Howkins. Northants. Regiment. 
John Wilkins. Machine Gun Corps.
Philip Kerby. Warwickshire Yeomanry. 
Harry Wilkinson. East Surrey Regiment.

Who laid down their lives for their Country 1914-1919

The inscriptions on the second tablet read:

Also in memory of
William Butler. Royal Hussars. 
Albert Francis. Royal Air Force.
Basil Dove. Royal Army Service Corps. 
Harrison Phillip. Royal Air Force.
Eric Thorneycroft. Royal Marines.

Who fell in the war 1939-1945
Their names shall not be forgotten

The inscription of the third tablet reads:

Also in memory of
Craig Jones, 3rd Btn, Parachute Regiment
who fell in the Falkland Islands Conflict
on June 13th 1982

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3040
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 15038

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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