Memorial: M4815

Wall monument in St Andrew’s Church, Weston under Lizard commemorating Commander Richard Bridgeman RN d.  1917

Location

St Andrew's Church, Weston under Lizard, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

TRANSLATED FROM THE WARFARE / OF THE WORLD TO THE PEACE OF GOD / COMM THE HON RICHARD O / B BRIDGEMAN: DSO RN: WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE: IN THE / GREAT WAR. WHEN FLYING OVER THE / RUFIGI RIVER: IN EAST AFRICA JAN 9 1917'

Details

Description: Relief of a ship in full sail flanked by pillars. Heraldic shields above the pillars and a crab and a pair of fish on either side below. Dove on top of round arch above the relief. Below the ship, the inscription, with a second relief of an aircraft at the bottom.
Type: Wall monument
Materials: Marble, brass, enamel

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Bridgeman, Richard Orlando Beaconsfield
Age: 28
Date of Death: 9/1/1917
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: An observer in seaplanes.
Recorder: H E Fransten, NADFAS

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