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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Lindsey
Town
Skegness
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 November 1923
    Attended by: Right Rev. Bishop J Taylor-Smith CB, Maj. Gen. the Earl of Scarborough
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 November 1923
    Attended by: Right Hon. the Earl of Yarborough, Right Rev. Bishop J Taylor-Smith CB, Maj. Gen. the Earl of Scarborough
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Lost
Not lost
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20440

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Current location

Junction of Scarborough Avenue and Lumley Avenue
St Matthews Church
Lumley Avenue
Skegness
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
PE25 2AT
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 56638 63515
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A stone Latin Cross bearing a Sword of Sacrifice on the front face. It is set on a tapering shaft with moulded base set upon an octagonal plinth. The plinth is set upon a three-stepped octagonal base. The main inscription is on Face 1 of the plinth, WW 1 names are on faces 3, 5 and 7 of the plinth, WW 2 names on faces 2, 4, 6 and 8 of the plinth, and WW 2 civilian names are on faces 1, 2 and 8 of the top step. Main inscription and names all in lead lettering.
Inscription
Face 1 of plinth and top step: 1914 - 1919/ TO HONOUR/ BEFORE GOD AND MAN,/ ALL WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR,/ SPECIALLY THE MEN OF/ SKEGNESS,/ WHOSE NAMES ARE/ INSCRIBED/ ON THIS MEMORIAL./ AND/ 1939 1945/ AND THESE CIVILIANS/ (Names) Face 2 of plinth and top step: (Names) Faces 3 - 7 of plinth: (Names) Face 8 of plinth and top step: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, R N
Allenby, C
Allenby, J
Alsop, S
Atkin, A
Atkin, C E
Atkin, H
Atkin, J T
Atkinson, H A
Baker, D
See details for all 139 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 57
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 57
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 2000mm, height 9000mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Skegness War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The First World War memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland

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