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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Wroxall -
- St John's Church : E C M Layton Memorial -

Location

In St John's Church, Wroxall, Isle of Wight, PO38 3BZ
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40913  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St John's Church is Listed Grade C. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Brass plaque. Dedicated 27 September 1917.

Memorial

Wroxall St John's : E C M Layton memorial
 
Inscription


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN EDWARD CHARLES MORRIS LAYTON
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT KIKUMI
GERMAN EAST AFRICA ON SEPT 3RD 1916
IN THE 49TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
HE SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900 - 02
AND IN THE GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1914 - 15


 

Further Information

Son of Charles and Elizabeth Layton, late of Wroxall, Isle of Wight, England.
 
Served as a Trooper in South Africa - commemorated on the Newport South Africa War Memorial
 
CWGC record ...

Biographical information

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, September 28, 1917

Wroxall
DEDICATED A MEMORIAL. - The Bishop of Southampton met the parishioners at the Vicarage on Thursday, when several church matters were discussed. Afterwards the Bishop dedicated an engraved brass tablet which had been placed in the Church to the memory of Capt. Edward Charles Layton, 11th South African Infantry, aged 49, who fell on September 3rd, 1916. He is the son of Mrs. Layton, of Wroxall. The special Diocesan Litany was sung.
Page last updated : 25 October 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research



 
 

 
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