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Capt R E A Smith

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:All Saints

Parish:Branston

Locality:All Saints

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Commisioned By:Family

Materials Used:Stone

Description:A memorial tablet of Yorkshire stone about six feet by about three feet in size. Classical design incorporating family coat of arms and gilt decorations. The lettering is inscribed and coloured in red. The tablet is situated on the south wall of the south aisle.

Transcription:IN LOVING MEMORY OF EUSTACE ABEL SMITH OF LONGHILLS BORN 3RD SEPTEMBER 1862 DIED 1ST JULY 1938 BANKER, PHILANTHROPIST, SPORTSMAN & FARMER. HE WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH FOR FIFTY YEARS AND OF AILLEEN HIS WIFE, DAUGHTER OF COLONEL JOHN CONOLLY V.C. COLDSTREAM GUARDS BORN 1ST SEPTEMBER 1865 DIED 12TH JULY 1912 THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THEIR CHILDREN ALSO IN MEMORY OF ROBERT EUSTICE ABEL SMITH THEIR YOUNGEST SON CAPTAIN, GRENDIER GUARDS AGE 31, KILLED IN ACTION IN FLANDERS DURING THE RETREAT TO DUNKIRK ON THE 21ST MAY 1940

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:C J Anderson

Sources Used:Faculty Book 19, Page 341, dated 16th October 1941.

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