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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Peterborough
Town
Peterborough
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68081
Current location

At the far end of the section immediately behind the mausoleum
under a large tree.
Fletton Cemetery
Fletton Avenue
Peterborough
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE2 8DF
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 19675 97409
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Trapezoid headstone, with a carved rose and leaves top centre, above the inscription in raised lead lettering.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ EDITH MAY NIGHTINGALE,/ DIED 7TH JAN. 1942,/ AGED 48 YEARS./ ALSO OF HERBERT, HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE,/ DIED 1ST JULY 1958,/ AGED 64 YEARS./ AND OF GEORGE, THEIR SON,/ WHO DIED IN JAPANESE HANDS./ RE-UNITED.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Nightingale, George
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Name and circumstance of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 70, height 570, width 900
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission registers: Private George Herbert Nightingale of the 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, regimental number 5830908, died 26/7/1943 aged 24. He is commemorated on Column 56 of Singapore Memorial. (They record him as the son of Mr & Mrs Herbert Nightingale of Old Fletton, Peterborough).

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