Memorial details

Memorial type
East Lindsey
Wainfleet St Mary
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Mr Henry Charles Wood of St John Street, Wainfleet (Mason)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 February 1920
    Attended by: Revd Norman Kershaw Leach, local dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 February 1920
    Attended by: Maj. Henry George Maddison
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Current location

At the eastern side of the churchyard
St Mary's Church
Church Lane
Wainfleet St Mary
East Lindsey
PE24 4JT

OS Grid Ref: TF 47152 58613
Denomination: Church of England

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A Calvary in the style of a Lincolnshire wayside cross on a small octagonal pedestal, a square plinth and set on two broad steps. Incised inscriptions on faces 1, 2 and 4 and inset stone tablets on faces 1 and 4 with lead lettering commemorating the dead of the two world wars.
Around the foot of the pedestal on faces 1, 2 and 4 inscribed in incised lettering is: IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918. Face 1 pedestal: IN/ THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE/ LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE Face 1 plinth tablet: (Names) Face 1 top step: REST ETERNAL GRANT THEM O LORD Face 2: pedestal: PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR Face 4 pedestal: OF THE MEN FROM THIS/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918 Face 4 plinth and tablet: 1939/ (Names)/ 1945/ R.I.P.
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Best, J
Bourne, Charles
Burkitt, G
Burrows, C
Cade, Herbert
Calvert, Fred
Cram, George
Davy, Charles
Davy, Fred
Fawcett, F
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  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2300mm, height 4300mm, width 2300mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 1270mm, width 1270mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Wainfleet St Mary War Memorial Cross
  • 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
1989: Memorial cleaned.

Memorial: £160

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland

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