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Grassby, Joseph Wilberforce

Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:Cemetery

Parish:Barton on Humber

Locality:Cemetery

Type of Memorial:Addition to Gravestone

Commisioned By:Family

Materials Used:Stone

Description:Gravespace delineated by four deep chamfered kerb sections, two now broken, appears to have originally had checked square post to each corner, some now missing. Space is capped and gravel covered and has round vase within. Headstone within space and towards its top end is displaced toward right side of space and lies semi prone against upper kerb. Headstone is grey horizontal rectangle with straight top and sides although inverted L shaped decorative panel to left side only extends slightly above the remainder of top of stone, this panel contains flower decoration. Plain rectangular feet protrude from both bottom corners and dedication in black lead lettering to slightly raised panel in which small horizontal rectangular section has been chiselled out to form recess, words 'Joseph Wilberforce' now occupy recess.

Inscription:IN MEMORY OF JAMES HUSBAND OF MARY. E. GRASSBY OF CLARENCE HOUSE BARTON-ON-HUMBER (LATE OF HULL AND BRIDLINGTON) WHO DIED SEPT. 22ND 1931. AGED 71. ALSO THE ABOVE MARY. E. GRASSBY WHO DIED SEPT. 27TH 1943. AGED 83. ALSO JOSEPH WILBERFORCE ELDER SON OF THE ABOVE 9TH RIFLE BRIGADE AND MACHINE GUN CORP KILLED IN ACTION JAN. 21ST. 1916 AGED 27. EVER IN THOUGHT.

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:C.J.A.

Notes:Refers to:- Joseph Wilberforce Grassby (CWGC has Joseph S Grassby). Rifleman 10249. 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 21st January 1916. SDGW has born St James, YKS (which unspecified but birth recorded 1888 Sculcoates District, YKS the son of James and Mary Eliza [nee Sigsworth]), enlisted Birmingham, WAR and resident Ashton-under-Lyne, LAN. Missing and commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 46-48 and 50. Note: Barton-upon-Humber records have address St Kilda, Queen St, Barton and serving with 15th Rifles. Also notes he was married and had one child, possible marriage Edith Yates 1912 and possible child George A Grassby 1913.

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