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Elkington

Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:High St (A631) and Church Lane

Parish:South Elkington

Type of Memorial:Obelisk

Manufacturer:Messes Mawer Bros, of Louth

Materials Used:Cornish Granite

Description:Cornish Granite obelisk around 12 feet high standing on a pedestal and stepped base. The memorial set in a pebbled surround enclosed by chains supported by low posts. The inscription covers the sides of the pedestal.

Inscription:TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY OF/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ CONNECTED WITH ELKINGTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR HOME AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW/ LEST WE FORGET/ Private HERBERT ABBOTT 2/5th Lincs/ EDWIN HUDSON 7th Lincs/ WILLIAM WHITHAM LAMMIN 2nd Lincs/ GEORGE ROBINSON 2nd Lincs/ JOHN TUXWORTH 5th Lincs/ (West Face.) Private JOHN WILLIAM GADSBY 1/8th West Yorks/ GEORGE GRIMOLDBY 2nd Notts/Derby/ ALFRED ERNEST SHADLOCK 1st Notts/Derby/ (South Face) Private CHARLES BROOKS 1st/6th Seaforth Hldrs./ HENRY PAUL LANE 2nd Coldstream Gds./ Trooper EDGAR ALLAN MAUGHAN 20th Hussars/ (East Face) Capt. FRANCIS WILLIAM BURKINSHAW R.F.A./ Lt. HENRY SHARPLEY R.F.A./ Private JAMES HENRY ORMOND LAMMIN 1st East Lancs.

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:C.J.A.; Michael Credland

Notes:Unveiled Sunday December 12, 1920, Dedicated by the Rev, A. R. Tucker, Rector of North Thoresby, and late Chaplain of H. M. Forces. Unveiled by Colonel E. Kyme Cordeaux.

Sources Used:L&NLA. 18TH December, 1920. [South Elkington]

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