Monday 24 November 2014

Thurlstone, St Saviour's Church, Major Richard Day Table

This table is a War Memorial - see below for close up of plaque on left below table top (photo by PS)
Difficult to photograph due to reflections - (photo by NC)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographs by Pete Schofield and Nigel Croft

Further Information:

Articled to Ben. Day, of Leeds. Mobilised Aug. 1914, as Lieut., Royal Field Artillery (T.) and subsequently attained the rank of Major. Awarded the M.C. and Bar. Served in France throughout from the spring of 1915, and was in command of his Battery at the Passchendaele Ridge. Killed in action Feb. 23, 1918.

(from Record of Service of Solicitors)

To the * and in loving memory of our nephew Major Richard Day MC West Riding * RFA

Killed near Passchendaele 23rd February 1918 aged 27 years. 
Resting in the Second * Military Cemetery at Vlamertinghe

Richard Day is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 


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