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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
East Lindsey
Town
Sutton on Sea
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messers Richard Johnson and sons (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 May 1921
    Attended by: R Adm F E P Hutton CB RN (Retd)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59284
Current location

St Clements Church
Huttoft Road and Church Lane
Sutton on Sea
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN12 2JA
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 52136 80943
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plaque with shouldered top set on wooden backboard. Decorative leaf border with wreathed Union Jack surmounted by a crown and cross Union Jacks each side at the top. Incised inscription in black lettering with initial letters of the names in red lettering
Inscription
PARISH OF SUTTON IN MARIACO/ TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND MEN/ WHOSE LIVES WERE SACRIFICED IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names)/ "If I should die, think only this of me:/ that there is some corner of a foreign field/ That is for ever England. There shall be/ In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;/ A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,/ Gave once her flowers to love, her ways to roam,/ A body of England's, breathing English air,/ Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baker, Arthur
Baker, William
Brown, Benjamin Hewitt
Heydon, William Clarence
Hotchkin, John George
Lake, John Ford
Robinson, William Cecil
Smith, John Richard
Stephenson, John William
Thomas, John Simons
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1220mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST. CLEMENT
  • 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: £70 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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