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Swineshead

Conflict Commemorated:WW1, WW2

Address:Market Square

Parish:Swineshead

Type of Memorial:Cross

Architect/ Designer:Mr Wilfred Bond of Grantham

Manufacturer:Messrs WH Maxey and Son of Sleaford.

Materials Used:Limestone; Slate

Description:Swineshead War Memorial, erected in 1920 to commemorate the dead of the First World War, with the added names of those who died in the Second World War. From the octagonal base three steps rise to a tall octagonal plinth, around the top of which is crenellated detail. The plinth supports a slender tapering shaft surmounted by a calvary. At the top of each of the eight panels around the plinth are shields, below five of which are slate plaques, one of which is engraved with an inscription.

Inscription:IN THANKFUL/ REMEMBERANCE/ OF ALL THOSE/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WAR/ 1914-1918/ WHO STAND/ IF FREEDOM/ FALL WHO DIES/ IF ENGLAND/ LIVE/ (2nd side)/ FRANK SKILL/ FRED P CLARKE/ DICK BELL/ CHARLES WHITE/ SAMUEL KITCHEN/ H KITCHEN/ CHARLES HALL/ WALTER HILTON/ ARTHUR HOLLAND/ DAVID E COLLINS/ FRANK S GREEN/ G EDWARD ALLEN/ HARRY BUFFHAM/ ALBERT BRADLEY/ THOMAS WADSLEY/ ASBOURNE D SHAW M.M./ (3rd side)/ HARRY STEPHENSON/ JAMES MOORE/ AUDLEY JOHNSON/ ERNEST O WRIGHT/ OSBORN WRITH/ WILLIAM MAY/ JAMES SIGGEE/ WILLIAM SIGGEE/ JOHN R SIGGEE/ GEORGE TYLER/ H MAURICE FOX/ ARTHUR BROWN/ CHARLES WALKER/ FRED WALKER/ WILL BOOTH/ WALTER TREVOR/ ARTHUR MIDDLEBROOK/ (4th side)/ JOSEPH ABBOTT/ TAYLOR RAWLINSON/ D FREDRICK DALES/ ALBERT GILDING/ HERBERT BECK/ RAYMOND GREETHAM/ WILLIS BECK/ FRANK ROGERS M.M./ ERIC TAYLOR/ ARTHUR MARRIOT/ J H LUCAS/ HENRY PATTINSON/ GEORGE RANDALL/ HUGH FRANCIS/ STEPHEN HUBBERT/ ARTHUR FELLWOOD/ WILLIAM E MILLINGTON/ (5th side)/ IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE WAR/ 1939-45/ EDWIN ALLATT/ GEOFFREY SHARPE/ ROBERT OLIVER/ MICHAEL BELL/ LESLIE HORN/ HAROLD JOHNSON/ RICHARD OLIVER/ ALFRED WODDS/ JACK TUFFNELL/

Transcription:IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914 1918 WHO STAND IF FREEDOM FALL WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE.

HERMonUID:MLI98238

Listed Memorial:Y

Grade:II

Listed Memorial Reference Number:1404589

Notes on Condition:UKNIWM Ref: 20510

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:Michael Peck, CJ Anderson, Michael Credland

Notes:The memorial cost £600 to build. The memorial was set to be unveiled on 23 May 1920, but damageto the memorial while in transit from London meant that it had to be delayed. Messrs WH Maxey and Son completed the project and the memorial was officially unveiled on 7 November 1920 by Lt Col Hart DSO and bar, MC CO of the 4th Lincolns.

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