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Kirkby la Thorpe WW1

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Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:Parish Church

Parish:Kirkby La Thorpe

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Description:A memorial tablet on the north wall of the nave. It is made of brass and mounted to an oak base, measuring 604mm wide by 305mm high.

Inscription:To the Glory of God/ and in memory of the Men from this/ Parish who laid down their lives in the/ Great War 1914-1918/ L. CPL ROBERT DOWMAN 1ST NOTTS. & DERBY REGT/ PTE CHARLES WILLIAM ELLIS 9TH K.O.Y.L.I./ " THOMAS CHRISTOPHER LANE 2/4TH K.O.Y.L.I./ " WILLIAM HENRY KNIGHT, R.A.F./ ERNEST BORDER. 12TH H.L.I./

Notes:On Sunday evening a brass tablet was unveiled in Kirkby Parish Church in memory of the young men of the village who had lost their lives in the war. There was a crowded congregation. The tablet, which bore the names of the five young soldiers, is placed in a prominent position on the south wall of the nave. The memorial was unveiled by Commander Longcroft, Cranwell, whilst the congregation looked on in deep silence, and the "Last Post" and the "Reveille" were sounded by a bugler from the camp. A sermon wad preached by the Rev. R. Keymer, the R.A.F. Chaplin. The offertory, which was for the starving children in Central Europe. Amounted to £6 7s 3d. Lincolnshire Echo 18 January 1921

Sources Used:Michael Peck and Faculty Book 14

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