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Men of Horbling - WW1

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Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:St. Andrews Church

Parish:Horbling

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Materials Used:Hopton Wood Stone

Description:A tablet made of Hopton Wood Stone. A central section has the names inscribed and is situated in between a rounded top and various decorations to the side and bottom.[154 x 110cm]

Inscription:The following men from the Parish of Horbling gave their lives in the service of their Country during the Great War 1914-1919./ FRED ARCHER Tank Corps........../ ROBERT M. BOOTH Linc's............../ GEORGE S. BRUMLEY Canadians.........../ ALFRED C. CLARK York & Lanc's......./ CHARLIE CLARK Linc's............../ THOMAS CLARK R.E................./ ANTHONY ELLINGWORTH W. Rid:............./ GEORGE GREGORY Yorks.............../ BERTRAM PLUMMER Suffolks............/ ALLISON G. SMITH Loyal N. Lanc's...../ ALBERT SMITH Oxford & Buck's L.I./ ARCHIE SMITH King's Royal Rifles./ JOSEPH M. STENNETT Royal Navy........../ JAMES WATSON Linc's............../ "Eternal honour give,/ to those who nobly striving, nobly fell,/ that we might live."/ 1914-1919

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information: Charles Anderson and Rex Johnson,

Notes:An impressive service was held in St, Andrew?s Church on Sunday afternoon, when a memorial tablet to the brave men of the village who fell in the war was unveiled and dedicated. Although only a small parish, there was a noble response of between fifty and sixty to the call of duty, and of those, unfortunately, no fewer than fourteen made the great sacrifice. The tablet of Hopton Wood stone, was the design of Mr. Walter H. Brierley, and the work of Messrs. Milburn and Son, York. It was erected by the relatives of the fallen. General Sir F. C. Poole, D.S.O., a former resident of Horbling, undertook the long journey from Fowey Hall, Cornwall, to perform the unveiling ceremony. In a brief yet sympathetic and appropriate address, the General referred to the call of duty by the men, and the great sacrifice made for right against might. The service was of a deeply touching character, and many were visibly affected. The choir sand with deep feeling, and the funereal music as played by Mr. Lovell (the organist) was most pathetically rendered. The service closed with the singing of the first verse of ?God save the King.? Grantham Journal, 31st July 1920.

Sources Used: Faculty Book 13, page 390, dated 5-12-1919

Photograph Credits:Rex Johnson

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