United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

VADM W DE M EGERTON DSO

Our Ref: 9907

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Address

CHESTER CATHEDRAL
WERBURGH ST
CHESTER
CHESHIRE
England
 
Type:Board/Plaque/Tablet
Denomination:Church of England
Other Location Details:

ON THE WEST WALL OF THE SOUTH TRANSEPT

OS Map Ref:SJ 405 666

Inscription

IN PROUD MEMORY OF/ WION DE MALPAS EGERTON/ DSO RN (RETIRED)/ WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY/ IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC WHILE/ SERVING AS COMMODORE OF CONVOYS/ BORN 16 APRIL 1879 DIED 1 JAN 1943

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLAQUEMARBLE - WHITE22IN46IN Good

Physical Description

RECTANGULAR WHITE MARBLE TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING

ROYAL NAVY CREST AND EGERTON FAMILY CREST (RED LION RAMPANT) TO THE LEFT OF TEXT. FLAGS OF THE ROYAL NAVY FLANK THE WORDING IN THE THIRD LINE

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? rank, year died, place of death, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:1947
RolePerformed By
Unveiled UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Private
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
HERBERT TYSON SMITHBuilder
MR BERNARD ALEXANDER MILLERDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

THE EGERTON AND WARBURTON FAMILIES WERE PROMINENT IN THE COUNTY OF CHESHIRE. THEY INTERMARRIED A GREAT DEAL HENCE THE JOINT FWW MEMORIAL (9906)

Comments: 
Photographs:1
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No