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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Pulpit or pulpit part
District
East Lindsey
Town
South Somercotes
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20455

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Current location

The east end of the nave
St Peter's Church (redundant)
Louth Road
South Somercotes
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN11 7BW
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 41576 93807
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Pulpit with dedicatory plaque. The badge of the Imperial Light Horse appears to the left of the inscription which is inscribed and picked out in black, all within a square decorative patterned border.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ FREDERICK ALLEN FRESHNEY/ TROOPER IMPERIAL LIGHT HORSE,/ WHO WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF COLENSO,/ DECEMBER 15TH 1899, AND DIED AT SALTFLEET MAY 20TH 1906./ THIS PULPIT WAS ERECTED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS AS A TRIBUTE TO/ THE FINE CHARACTER AND SELF-DENYING PATRIOTISM OF A CHRISTIAN SOLDIER/ AND TO HIS PATIENCE, FORTITUDE AND CHEERFULNESS/ UNDER SORE AND PROLONGED SUFFERING.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Freshney, Frederick Allen
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, date died, regiment, place of death, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 4 mm, height 300 mm, width 600 mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Pulpit
    Measurements: depth c 1000 mm, height c2000 mm, width c1000 mm
    Materials: Wood, Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Church redundant
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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