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Frank Douglas Sowerby

Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:St Helens

Parish:Kirmington

Materials Used:Stone and Marble

Description:A highly decorated stone memorial. It is affixed to a base of black marble and consists of an arched, gabled top with rounded decoration to either sound, marble pillars and the use of different coloure stone. It is inscribed in red.

Inscription:IN LOVING/ MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT/ FRANK DOUGLAS SOWERBY/ FOURTH HUSSARS/ SPECIAL RESERVE/ CHEVALIER OF THE/ LEGION OF HONOUR/ BORN DECEMBER 1ST 1886/ DIED AUGUST 1ST 1916/ OF WOUNDS RECEIVED/ IN NO MAN'S LAND/ WHILE ON HIS WAY TO AID/ A WOUNDED SOLDIER/ HIS BODY LIES AT/ ABBEVILLE IN FRANCE/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO/ MAN THAN THIS THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS

Notes:The memorial was moved to Kirmington from Hawerby cum Beesby at the request of the Sowerby family.

Sources Used:Charles Anderson

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