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North Somercotes Parishioners

Conflict Commemorated:WW1 and WW2

Address:St Mary's Church

Parish:North Somercotes

Type of Memorial:Reredos and Altar

Architect/ Designer:Mr Fernaly of Manchester

Materials Used:Oak

Description:The Reredos is erected in the south-east corner of the church, and is of carved oak, the design and the works both being executed by Mr. Fernaly of Manchester. The Names are inscribed in gold. The cost, about £80, has been raised by free will offerings, without any special effort whatsoever. An interesting fact, mentioned by the vicar, is that the table consists of the old altar stone of the church, many centuries old, which was discovered some time ago buried in the churchyard. The reredos stand some 2750mm high by about 2000mm wide with 150 x 150 pillars, with three panels on which are carved eleven names on left and right panels, the inscription "Because I live ye shall live also" is carved in semi-circle arc on the centre panel followed by "In memory of the North Somercotes men who fell in the Great War 1914- 1918" Following the second world war, the following was carved on separate panel and added to the centre panel under the existing inscription. 1939 - 1945 Joseph H. Cook. George H, Murfitt Reginald Lowis

Inscription:In memory of the North Somercotes men who fell in the Great War 1914- 1918 Hedley Ackrill John Chapman John W. Clayton Frederick Cook John W. Cook Bert Hallett Harry Hobson William Janney Sidney Johnson Herbert Laking William Lambert Cyril Lougheed Charles Nicholls James Nicholls William Parker Charles P. Short Arthur B. Smith Valentine Smith Percy Stubbs Samuel Sutton Charles E Tacey Stephen A. Willey 1939 - 1945 Joseph H. Cook. George H, Murfitt Reginald Lowis

Transcription:Because I live ye shall live also / In memory of the North Somercotes men who fell in the Great War 1914- 1918"

Sources Used:Lincolnshire Chronicle 6th May 1922

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