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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Lindsey
Town
Gainsborough
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48892
Current location

Redundant Church
S. John's Church
A156
Gainsborough
West Lindsey
Lincolnshire
DN21 1JY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 81707 88928
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular, marble tablet
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF AND GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH / WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / (NAMES) / GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST / THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 / (NAMES) / LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allbones, Harold
Allen, Alfred
Allitt, Harry
Ashton, Cecil
Ashton, Samuel
Askem, Herbert
Ayre, Walter
Bannister, A
Barnard, Hugh
Bee, George
See details for all 207 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 207
    Served and returned: 159
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1105 mm, width 1130 mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
2001: Proposed plans to make the church redundant. Future of memorial unknown. C 1945: The memorial suffered slight damage when it was cut to include the names of the WW2 fallen. Bottom border shows breaks.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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