Leighton Chapel, St Michaels and All Angels Church, Alderbury

WM name reference IWM14109


Current Location:

In Leighton Chapel adjoining nave St Michael and All Angels Church Alberbury Shrewsbury And Atcham Shropshire SY5 9AH England


Description:

OBLONG TABLET WITH CRESTS IN THE CENTRE. GARLAND OF LAURELS ALONG TOP AND SIDES. PROPELLOR WHICH FORMERLY RESTED ON HIS GRAVE SURMOUNTS THE WHOLE (WMR 37889) CREST OF THE LEIGHTON FAMILY IN THE CENTRE FLANKED BY THE REGIMENTAL BADGES OF THE SCOTS GUARDS AND THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS


Campaign:

World War 1


Inscription:

JOHN BURGH TALBOT LEIGHTON, MC,/ CAPTAIN, SCOTS GUARDS, MAJOR, R.F.C./ ELDER SON OF SIR BRYAN LEIGHTON, 9TH BARONET. BORN FEBRUARY 9TH 1892./ DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE MAY 7TH 1917 WHILE COMMANDING NO. 23 SQUADRON, ROYAL FLYING CORPS./ BURIED IN MILITARY CEMETERY, VARENNES, SOMME./ AWARDED MILITARY CROSS FOR PARTICULARY FINE AND GALLANT WORK WHILE FLYING IN EGYPT, 1915./ TWICE MENTIONED IN SIR DOUGLAS HAIG'S DESPATCHES/ FOR GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE FIELD, 1917./ "THE PERFECTION OF AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN, A SOLDIER AND A FRIEND" / "NOTHING IS HERE FOR TEARS, / NOTHING TO WAIL / OR KNOCK THE BREAST, / NO WEAKNESS, NO CONTEMPT,/ DISPRAISE, OR BLAME, / NOTHING BUT WELL AND FAIR, / AND WHAT MAY QUIET US / ON A DEATH SO NOBLE."


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