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Wainfleet St Mary

Conflict Commemorated:WW1, WW2

Address:St Mary Churchyard

Parish:Wainfleet St Mary

Locality:In the Churchyard to the south-east of the Church of St Mary

Type of Memorial:Cross

Commisioned By:Public Subscription

Manufacturer:Mr. H.C. Wood of Wainfleet

Materials Used:Stone

Description:Standing in the churchyard to the south-east of the Church of St Mary the war memorial is a 4.3m high hooded calvary cross on a tall octagonal column with a rectangular plinth and two- stepped base. The carved figure of Christ is on the Western face of the cross-head. Around the foot of the pedestal is inscribed in incised lettering is the phrase (west face) IN/ THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE, (south face) OF THE MEN OF THIS, (north face) PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR, (west face) LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE, (south face) GREAT WAR/1914-1918. On the plinth, the names of those who died in the First World War are recorded in applied metal lettering on a stone plaque inset to the western face. Below this, on the top step of the base in incised lettering is inscribed REST ETERNAL GRANT THEM O LORD. On the southern face a second plaque with applied metal lettering lists the names of those who died during the Second World War. The inscription ALSO/ 1939-1945/ R.I.P frames this plaque.

Inscription:IN THANKFUL REMEMBERANCE OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (1st column)/ CHARLES BOURNE/ HERBERT CADE/ FRED CALVERT/ GEORGE CRAM/ CHARLES DAVY/ FRED DAVY/ WILLIAM GOOD/ (2nd column)/ SAM GRANT/ STANLEY HODSON/ HENRY JACKSON/ GEORGE KIME/ WALTER PARKER/ HARRY PORTAS/ ERNEST PYCOCK/ (3rd column)/ WALTER ROBINSON/ ERNEST SHORT/ HERBERT SMITH/ ROBERT STAINTON/ HARRY VEAR/ JOHN WHITEHEAD/ JOHN WILSON/ REST ETERNAL GRANT THEM, O LORD/ (WW2)/ 1939 - 1945/ J BEST/ C BURKITT/ C BURROWS/ F. FAWCETT/ J FAWCETT/ C.A. MOLESWORTH/ T.H.WORTH/ R.I.P.

Listed Memorial:Yes (26/10/2017)

Grade:II

Listed Memorial Reference Number:1450436

Conservation Area:No

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

Notes:The memorial cost £160, raised by public subscription. Unveiled 29th February 1920 by Major Henry George Maddison in a service led by Revd Robert Obrne Walker MA, Rector of Aswarby and late chaplain of the forces. The memorial was then dedicated by the Revd William Cole Ambrose MA of Billinghay.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2019

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