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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Boston
Town
Kirton-in-Holland
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs G. Maile & Son Ltd of Euston Road London (Mason)
John Speak Esq. (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 Nov 1922
    Attended by: Sir Archibald Weigall KCMG JP, Revd Arthur Frank Collyer, Archibald Lightfoot, Ald. William Dennis JP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 Nov 1922
    Attended by: Revd Arthur Frank Collyer, Archibald Lightfoot, Ald. William Dennis JP
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2770
Current location

The Green
High Street (B1397)
Kirton-in-Holland
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE20 1EE
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 30621 38555
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An Obelisk standing within a paved garden with planting around edges. Garden is on large traffic island at road junction and is surrounded by metal railings and gates. The obelisk is a rough hewn grey stone column with peon top atop stone square with recess to each side which then stands on 2-tier inward stepped base. The whole stands on 4-tier inward stepped smooth stone foundation. Front recess has dedication in black lettering and both war dates beneath in gold, rear face has WW2 names in black divided centrally by prayer in gold. Remaining 2 faces have WW1 names divided between the faces an in black lettering although medal holders are separated and are at head of recesses. Single granite tablets have been added below all four faces, additional names from both world wars have been added to the tablets beneath Faces 2 and 4.
Inscription
Face 1: IN/ GRATEFUL/ AND GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF KIRTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918./ 1939-1945. Face 2: (names) Face 2: tablet: (names) Face 3: (names/ THEIR NAMES/ LIVE/ FOR EVER/ (names) Face 3: Tablet: (names) Face 4: (names) Gate pillar, inside face plaque: The War Memorial/ is maintained by a/ dedicated group of/ local volunteers. Gate pillar, outside face plaque: This enclosure was/ made and presented/ to Kirton by/ John Speak Esq. Gate pillar, outside face tablet: This enclosure was made/ and presented to Kirton/ by/ John Speak Esq.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ayscough, C. A.
Barnes, C
Barron, H
Barton, J. T.
Bett, F. S.
Bingham, S. C.
Bishop, J
Boothby, J
Borman, J. R.
Bradley, W
See details for all 102 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials, awards
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 1500mm, height 7000mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Metal, Plant Material
Listing information
  • Kirton 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: £530

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Lincolnshire, Boston and Spalding Free Press PG 7 21 Nov 1922
  • The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland

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