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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Mansfield
Town
Shirebrook
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69964
Current location

124-126
St Joesph Church
Langwith Road
Shirebrook
Mansfield
Derbyshire
NG20 9RP
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 52827 68245
Denomination: Presbyterian

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Description
A rectangular gravestone is decorated with two Latin Cross on both flank. There is another square shape stone on the grave, which carved a pattern of RAF regiment. The inscription dedicated to a family of Wilfred Arthur Joseph Fretwell who served at WW2. Raised lettering in roman caps.
Inscription
A DEAR WIFE & MOTHER/ DIED 18TH DEC. 1982 AGED 92 YEARS/ ALSO/ SERGEANT OBSERVER/ WILFRED ARTHUR FRETWELL/ A DEAR SON & BROTHER/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 25TH MAY 1941 AGED 22 YEARS/ ETERNAL REST GIVE TO THEM O LORD/ R.I.P.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Fretwell, Wilfred Arthur
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: forename, surname
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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