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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
South Kesteven
Town
Grantham
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59796
Current location

North wall of nave.
St Wulframs Church
Church Street
Grantham
South Kesteven
Lincolnshire
NG31 6RR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 914 361
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Freedom of the City of Grantham with a dedicatory rectangular wooden framed and glazed certificate with handwritten inscription in black, red, blue and gold lettering. Inscription is placed within an ornate foliage and floral decorative border. At the left top is a the Mayor's Common Seal while top right has the Lincolnshire Regiment badge. At the bottom left is a vignette of St Wulframs Church and bottom right is a vignette of the Grantham municipal buildings. A gold coloured Mayor's Common Seal is placed between them.
Inscription
Borough of Grantham/ The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses/ of the Borough of Grantham in the County of/ Lincoln to/ Edward Johns Grinling DSO, MC., TD., DL., Honorary Colonel,/ and the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers/ and the Men of the 6th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment./ Greetings/ Whereas we are grateful for our deliverance under God by the armed/ forces of His Majesty the King and his Allies from the many and/ grave dangers which have lately beset us and whereas we take/ pride in the heroic part played in the deliverance by/ the Battalion in glorious actions of unsurpassed gallantry in many fields/ of battle and whereas we are desirous of recording our gratitude and/ pride of fostering the mutual attachment which binds our Borough with/ the Battalion in which so many of our sons have been proud to serve/ and of thankfully acknowledging our debt not only to the living but/ also to those of honoured memory who fell./ Now therefore we do hereby confer in perpetuity upon the 6th Battalion/ of the Lincolnshire Regiment the privilege, honour and distinction of/ marching through the streets of Grantham on all cere/ monial occasions with bayonets fixed, colours flying/ drums beating and bands playing/ In witness thereof we have caused our corporate common seal to be/ hereunto affixed this 21st day of September 1946./ The common seal of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Grantham was affixed/ hereto in pursuance of a resolution passed at a/ meeting of the council of the said Borough and/ same was so affixed in the presence of/ Alfred Roberts Mayor/ and John F Guile Town Clerk.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: height 560mm, width 430mm
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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