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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Boston
Town
Langrick
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Cecil Greenwood Hare of London, Messres Thompson of Peterborough
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 August 1920
    Attended by: Revd Gerald Marchant Davis, Canon Arthur Watts Ballachey, Rev's H McTurk, A.M. Cook & T. W. Thomas
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 August 1920
    Attended by: General Sir Reginald Hoskins D.S.O.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59813
Current location

St Margaret of Scotland Churchyard
Langrick Road (B 1192)
Langrick
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE22 7AN
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 26140 48696
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A crucifix rising from a double octagonal base surmounted by a pedestal carrying the arms of England, Lincolnshire, the Diocese and the Parish. On each of the eight sides of the base are carved the name of a battle or theatre of war. Name plaques with the names of the deceased from two world wars are on the pedestal faces 3, 5 and 7. Incised on face 1 at the base of the crucifix are the dates for world war 2 and the names of two deceased men, this information is repeated on the plaque on face 5.
Inscription
Face 1 crucifix shaft: 1939-1945/ (2 names) Face 1 base: MONS Face 2 plinth: (Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom) Face 2 base: PALESTINE Face 3 plaque: (8 names) Face 3 base: EAST AFRICA Face 4 plinth: (Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Lincoln) Face 4 base: YPRES Face 5 plaque: (2 names) Face 5 base: AISNE Face 6 plinth: (Coat of Arms of Langrick Parish} Face 6 base: JUTLAND Face 7 plaque: (8 names) Face 7 base: SOMME Face 8 plinth: (Coat of Arms of Lincolnshire) Face 8 base: MARNE
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Atkin, John
Cammack, Herbert William
Doughty, Stanley
Gillet, Edward
Gilliat, Francis Ralph
Graham, Walter
Hovleden, Frederick
Jackson, Charles
Jackson, William
Kemp, William Alfred
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: depth 2500mm, height 3657mm, width 2500mm
    Materials: Stone - Weldon
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 260mm, width 350mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 150mm, width 305mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • Langrick War Memorial
  • 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
History
2008: Memorial is weathered with detail on the shields starting to diminsh and the lettering becoming illegible in places. 2017: Listed by Historic England on 19th October. 2019: Memorial is weathered with detail on the shields still diminishing and the lettering becoming illegible in places but still discernible.
Costs

Memorial: £275

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Boston Standard 30/ 2nd May 1996
  • The First World War memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland

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