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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Babergh
Town
Groton
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR E E Saunders oF Ipswich (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1955
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4432
Current location

St Bartholomews Church
Church Street
Groton
Babergh
Suffolk
CO10 5ED
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 95970 41683
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone tablet
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/WILLIAM HENRY BONSEY - RECTOR OF GROTON 1917-1945/DIED 18 JANUARY 1951 AGED 78 YEARS/ AND OF HIS SON/WILLIAM BONSEY- CHAPLAIN HMS GLOUCESTER/ LOST IN ACTION OFF CRETE 22ND MAY 1941/ AGED 29 YEARS/ AND OF ERNESTINE COLVILLE LEARMOUTH BONSEY/HIS WIFE DIED 18 FEBRUARY 1971 AGED 84 YEARS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 254MM, width 762MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £30

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
PCC

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