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Not a war memorial but a series of smaller memorials to be found in MIlton Abbey.

HAMBRO, Bertram Emil

Born 11 March 1880. Died 25 April 1915. He served as an Interpreter with "A" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery in France & Flanders 1914-1915 until his health failed.

HAMBRO, Robert Alexander

Major 53008, 44th (7th Battalion.,The Queen's Own Royal West Regiment) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. 6th Army. Died of wounds received 8th August 1943. Aged 33. Son of Angus Valdimar Hambro, M.P. for North Dorset Division, 1937-1945, and Rosamund Maud Hambro (nee Kearsley), of Blandford, Dorsetshire; husband of Barbara Hambro, of Ashbury, Berkshire. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. PLot 7. Row A. Grave 20.

This ships bell is mounted in the dining hall of Milton Abbey public school it was presented to the school after Ajax was decommissioned.

HMS Ajax - King George V Class, 23,000 tons. Ships complement 900. Built by Scotts at Greenock, laid down 27th February 1911, launched 21st March 1912, completed 31st October 1913, cost £1,889,387. During World War 1 she was with the 2nd Battle Squadron Grand Fleet and present at the Battle of Jutland 1916. Fired 6 13.5in rounds. Received no damage. In December 1926 she was sold for scrap.

22 June 2005

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