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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Holland
Town
Fleet Hargate
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J T Ward of Stamford (Designer)
Messrs Miller and Son of Elm Street Wisbech (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 1921
    Attended by: Mr Arthur H Worth, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 September 1921
    Attended by: Revd Thomas Gardner Devitt MA, Minister George Edward, Dignitaries, parishioners
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20468
Current location

In a small memorial park on the south side of the road
Old Main Road
Fleet Hargate
South Holland
Lincolnshire
PE12 8LH
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 39291 25025
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A central obelisk with curved wings supporting a tapered runic cross flanked by stone tablets bearing inscriptions, and the names of those who served and fell in both world wars. Inscription and names carved and gilded.
Inscription
Top Tablet: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ THOSE WHO SERVED AND FELL/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-18 Upper plinth tablets WW1. Left hand 'Served' Tablet: SERVED/ (Names) Top Centre 'The Fallen Tablet: THE FALLEN/ (Names) Right hand 'Served' Tablet: SERVED/ (Names) Lower Centre 'Served Tablet: SERVED/ (Names) Lower Plinth Tablets WW2. Centre top tablet: THE FALLEN 1939-45 Centre Middle Tablet: THERE IS/ A LIFE IN DEATH/ AND YE HAVE NOT/ DIED IN VAIN Centre bottom tablet: WHEN YOU GO HOME/ TELL THEM OF US AND SAY/ FOR YOUR TOMORROW/ WE GAVE OUR TODAY/ 1945-1995 Left and right tablets: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, Joseph
Baker, Thomas
Bateman, P
Beacham, Harry
Bowser, C M
Brown, H
Brown, W
Bycroft, P W
Bycroft, W
Chapman, A
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 98
    Served and returned: 81
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials, decorations
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initial
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1400mm, height 5000mm, width 4400mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Field gifted by Mr Charles S Bayston
Memorial: £250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Lincolnshire, Boston and Spalding Free Press 11 / 25 January 1921
  • The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland
  • Lincolnshire, Boston and Spalding Free Press 5 / 04 October 1921
  • Lincolnshire, Boston and Spalding Free Press 12 / 27 September 1921

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