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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Holland
Town
Gosberton
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR WALTER TAPPER RA (Architect)
MESSRS BRIDGEMAN & CO OF LICHFIELD (Undefined)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd May 1920
    Attended by: EARL BROWNLOW
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23rd May 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20497
Current location

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Gosberton War Memorial
High Street
Gosberton
South Holland
Lincolnshire
PE11 4NN
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 24092 31625
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A dedicated area surrounded by a low stone wall , within which are shrubs and gravel , and in the centre a pathway leading to a circle , both of which are paved , where is located the memorial column . This consists of a hexagonal sandstone column , slightly tapering towards the top , set on a square sandstone block on which is carved in relief a christogram "IHS" .The block rests on a two stepped grey stone base set into the front face of which is a black metal plaque with the WW2 dedication and names incised and coloured white , .Below this set against the base is a copper plaque with the WW1 dedication and names incised but not coloured ,The column is surmounted by a grey stone top , intricately carved in a neo gothic style with the crucified Christ and two supporting figures . Resting on the sides of the base are four free standing stone cubes with additional dedications and individual names on the front and provision for flower pots at the top . To the left of the column and within the enclosed area is a white flagpole
Inscription
WW2 PLAQUE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF GOSBERTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ REMEMBER THEM O GOD FOR GOOD AND BRING/ THEM UNTO GLORY THROUGH THE SUFFERINGS/ AND DEATH OF THE CAPTAIN OF OUR SALVATION. WW1 PLAQUE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF GOSBERTON WHO GAVE THEIR /LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918. THIS CROSS/ WAS RAISED BY THEIR FELLOW PARISHIONERS./ (NAMES)/ REMEMBER THEM O GOD, FOR GOOD, AND BRING THEM UNTO/ GLORY THROUGH THE SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF THE/ CAPTAIN OF OUR SALVATION. FIRST FREESTANDING POTHOLDER /NAME/KILLED IN BURMA /FROM DAD AND MAM/& HIS BROTHERS/& SISTERS / SECOND FREESTANDING POTHOLDER/NAME/ THIRD FREESTANDING POTHOLDER/IN LOVING MEMORY OF/OUR DEAR SON/NAME/DIED 8TH JUNE 1942/AGED 29 YEARS/ FOURTH FREESTANDING POTHOLDER/IN LOVING /MEMORY OF/OUR DEAR SON/AND BROTHER/NAME/KILLED IN GERMANY/SEPT 7 - 1945/AGED 33 YEARS/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addington, Walter
Belcher, Charles
Bendall, Farnk
Biggs, J Geoffrey
Braybrooks, Herbert
Clayton, Charles E
Culpin, Harold
Dennis, David W
Dennis, John W
Dobney, George
See details for all 53 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Gosberton 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
Costs

Memorial: £440.00

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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