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Men of Gedney Dyke


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Conflict Commemorated:WW1 and WW2

Address:Main St / Memorial Ave, Gedney Dyke


Type of Memorial:Obelisk

Description:A square obelisk made from polished Rose granite. The memorial is 2900mm high by 610mm square with incised lettering, painted black. The dedication is on the south face of the die stone with the names on the east and west, with the 1939 - 1945 names on the north face.

Inscription:(South Face) To the glory of God/ This monument was erected by the inhabitants of Gedney Dyke and friends in grateful remembrance of the men of this village who gave their lives for their king and country in the Great War 1914-1918/ / Greater love hath no man than this, that a man should lay down his life for his country. (West Face) John Turnbell/ Chandler/ Harold Crowson/ Harold Ernest/ Kitchen/ Joseph Leusby/ William Leatherland (East Face) George Alfred/ Meatheringham/ Ernest Mitchell/ Joseph Neep/ Fred Watson (North Face) 1939-1945/ Raymond Thomas/ Bills

Listed Memorial:Yes


Listed Memorial Reference Number:1440858

Notes on Condition:This memorial was listed in 2016

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:Morris Felton

Notes:Unveiled in 1920 and dedicated by the Rector of Gedney. Enclosed by wrought iron fencing.

Sources Used:Morris Felton and Charles Anderson

Photograph Credits:Morris Felton

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Last updated: 04 Jan 2017

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