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Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:St Hybald, Ashby de la Launde

Parish:Ashby de la Launde and Bloxholm

Locality:St Hybald's Churchyard

Type of Memorial:Cross

Architect/ Designer:Messes Hart, Son, and Pears and Co. of Oxford St, London

Commisioned By:Rev. D.S. Chapman

Manufacturer:Mr. R. Skelton, of West Banks, Sleaford

Materials Used:Portland stone, bronze

Description:The War Memorial in the churchyard of the parish church was unveiled on Sunday morning by Major James, C.O. of Scopwick Aerodrome and dedicated by the Vicar. The cross designed by the Vicar, the Rev. D.S. Chapman, has been masterfully sculptured by Mr. R. Skelton, of West Banks, Sleaford. It is of Portland stone, and is octagonal throughout and stands about nine feet in height. A tapering column rises to support the canopied cross which holds a finely worked figure of Our Lord, in Bronze, designed and executed by Messes Hart, Son, and Pears and Co. of Oxford St, London. Below the column is a block resting on two steps. Upon two panels of the block are the names of the fallen, whilst upon a third is the inscription "To the Glory of God, and in grateful memory of the men of Ashby who gave their lives in defence of King and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1919. R.I.P." The cross is erected to the following Dan Richard Arden, Herbert Blundey, Leslie Clayton, Joseph Clarke, George Clarke, John Chambers, William Cunningham, Edward Long, Charles Marshall, William Watson, George Watson and Francis Waudby.

Inscription:(middle face) To the Glory of God, and in grateful memory of the men of Ashby who gave their lives in defence of King and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1919. R.I.P (left face) RICHARD ARDEN HERBERT BLUNDY LESLIE CLAYTON GEORGE CLARKE JOSEPH CLARKE JOHN CHAMBERS (right face) WM CUNNINGTON EDWARD LONG CHARLES MARSHALL WILLIAM WATSON GEORGE WATSON FRANCIS WAUDBY (tier below the memorial) GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

Sources Used:Lincolnshire Chronicle dated 30th August 1919, Sleaford Journal 6th September 1919, The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland (pg 44)

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