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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Wirral
Town
Hoylake
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
50972

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Current location

GRAVEYARD
Trinity Rd
Hoylake
Wirral
Merseyside
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 210 880
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ADDITION TO FAMILY GRAVE
Inscription
.../AND OF CORPORAL FRANK LESTER, V.C./OF THE 10TH LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS, THEIR SECOND SON./HE FELL IN ACTION IN THE VILLAGE OF NEUVILLY,/FRANCE, WHERE HIS BRAVERY SAVED THE LIVES/OF MANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES, ON THE 12TH OCT./1918, IN HIS 22ND YEAR, HIS BODY LIES IN THE /NEUVILLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY./GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Lester, Frank
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: rank,forename,decorations,relationships,manner of death,place of death,year died,age of death,place of burial
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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