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Herbert August Conlon

Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:In disused church of St Andrew

Parish:Claxby by Well

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Commisioned By:Family

Materials Used:Brass

Description:Brass plaque with incised lettering mounted on the interior church wall.

Inscription:To the glory of God and in loving memory of Herbert August Conlon Sergeant 1st/5th Lincoln Regiment (TF) of this parish who gave his life for King and Country near Ypres on August 1st 1915 aged 27 years. "He being dead. Yet he speaketh."

Notes:MEMORIAL SERVICE:- On Sunday morning the service at Claxby Church took the form of a memorial service for the late Sergt. H. A. Conlon, whose death on active service in Flanders has caused such general regret, the service was conducted by the Rev J. O. Coleman, vicar of Walmsley, Lancs, who is acting as locum tenens for Canon Tatham and, in the course of a most eloquent sermon, and he spoke in a touching manner of the late Sergt. Conlon. The special lessons were read by Mr. J. A. Staley, Headmaster of Alford Grammar School, and at the end of the service the Dead March from "Saul" was played by Mr. Minton, of Willoughby, who was at the harmonium. The special hymns sung were "Days and moments quickly fling," "Now the labourers task is o'er," and "Jesus Lives." The little church was full of relatives and friends, and among the latter were Messrs W. W. Collingwood (captain), H. R. Chalke (vice-captain), and G. A. Vear, representing the Alford Hockey Club; Mess. W. R. Mountain (captain), J. A. Staley (vice-captain), and F. Mountain, represent the Alford Cricket Club; W/ B. Eve (Haugh), H. Budibent (Rigsby), J. Kelk (Woodthorpe), Needham, H. Smith (Claxby), Pte. Budibent (H.A.C.), and many others L&NLA. 21ST August, 1915

Sources Used:L&NLA 14TH August 1915 / L&NLA. 21ST August, 1915

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