Memorial: M6565

M6565

Memorial at St Michael’s Church, Penkridge commemorating¬† Commander Geoffrey Cecil Congreve RN d. 1941

Location

St Michael's Church, Penkridge, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'TO THE / MEMORY / OF / GEOFFREY CECIL / CONGREVE / D.S.O., D.L., J.P. / COMMANDER ROYAL NAVY / FIRST BARONET / HE SERVED HIS COVNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / AND DIED FOR IT IN THE WORLD WAR / FALLING MORTALLY WOVNDED / DVRING A RAID ON THE / FRENCH COAST ON / JVLY THE TWENTY-EIGHTH / MCMXLI / AT THE AGE OF FORTY-FOVR / HE HAD WON THE D.S.O. IN / ACTION OFF NORWAY / THE BARONETCY WAS AWARDED IN / MCMXXVII / FOR THE SERVICES OF HIS FATHER / GEN. SIR W.N. CONGREVE / V.C. K.C.B. M.V.O.'

Details

Description: Architectural surround with the family arms in the pediment. The inscription in gold letters on a black background.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Limestone

Event

Operation Chess

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Congreve, Geoffrey Cecil
Age: 44
Date of Death: 28/7/1941
Cause of Death: war casualty
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Jean Wilson
Photographer: Jean Wilson

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