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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Peterborough
Town
Peterborough
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
70102

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Current location

Entering the Cemetery from the Broadway gate
it is to the right of the roundabout.
Broadway Cemetery
Broadway
Peterborough
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE1 4DD
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 19679 99409
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Celtic cross stands on a plinth, which bears a carving of the appropriate regimental badge above the inscriptions in lead lettering. (The north face commemorates Ernest Burton, of the Norfolk Yeomanry; the south face commemorates his brother Nelson, of the Norfolk Regiment). The plinth stands upon a base.
Inscription
North face: IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ ERNEST ALFRED,/ SIXTH SON OF/ WILLIAM & AMY BURTON./ BORN DECR 16TH 1893,/ KILLED AT ANZAC,/ GALLIPOLI,/ DECR 5TH 1915 South face: IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ NELSON CHARLES/ FIFTH SON OF/ WILLIAM & AMY BURTON./ BORN APRIL 22ND 1892,/ DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION./ BURIED VADENCOURT NEAR VERMAND/ OCTR 25TH 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burton, Ernest Alfred
Burton, Nelson Charles
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Date of birth, date and place of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 150, height 1460, width 240
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 660, height 720, width 570
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 820, height 160, width 720
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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