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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Kesteven
Town
Grantham
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20541
Current location

ST WULFRAMS CHURCH
Grantham
South Kesteven
Lincolnshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 915 362
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
BRASS PLAQUE
Inscription
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF OUR ONLY / SON, CADET CYRIL CLARKE S.S. POLO, / WHO WAS DROWNED IN THE ENGLISH / CHANNEL THROUGH HIS SHIP BEING TORPEDOED ON / 12TH FEBRUARY 1918, AGED 17 YEARS / DUTY IMPERILLED HIM, HE TOOK THE CROSS, / AND MADE THE SACRIFICE / 'UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS' / HE WAS FOR EIGHT YEARS A CHOIR BOY OF THIS CHURCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Clarke, Cyril
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST WULFRAM
  • Grade I
  • 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

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