Wansford - WW1 and WW2

WM reference
35084
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 7 November 1920
  • Dedicated : 7 November 1920
Current location

St Marys Church
1 Nafferton Road
Wansford
East Yorkshire
Humberside
YO25 8NR
England
OS Grid Ref.: TA 06212 56654
Denomination: Church of England

Description

A wall-mounted rectangular stone tablet with black lettering. There are coloured crossed flags and a regimental badge at the top centre. Four carved flowers adorn each corner of the tablet.

Inscription

1914 1919/ 1939 1945/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ WANSFORD, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR LIBERTY/ AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE GREAT WARS./ (Names)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."/ (Name)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Baggley, Elijah Dowson
Parker, Henry
Walker, Norman Henry
Watts, George Willam
See details

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 3
Served and returned: 0
Died: 3
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Forename, surname, date of death
Order of information: Alphabetical by surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Forename, surname, date of death
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Tablet
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: height 690mm, width 770mm
Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 7 November 1920
Attended by: Major Ralph Darker Butterell MC

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 7 November 1920
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Driffield Times, 13 November 1920

Reference

Parish Church Magazine, December 1920, p. 193.

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