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Sleaford Wesleyans WW2

Conflict Commemorated:WW1, WW2

Address:Wesleyan Church, Northgate.

Parish:Sleaford

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Materials Used:Brass, Wood

Description:Brass plaque: Inscription mainly black with initial letters in red listing those that fell in WWII. It has a floriated border with a roundel at each corner highlighted in red and black. The plaque is attached to an oak mount..

Inscription:TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS CHURCH AND SABBATH SCHOOL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 WILLIAM ATTIWELL WILLIAM BRISTOW FREDERICK MAYFIELD COULSTON PERCY CLARK WILLIAM JOHN ELVIN FRED ELLIS LUKE HOLDERNESS HERBERT KIDD GEORGE NIGHTINGALE HARRY SELLARS HERBERT TAYLOR ARTHUR TOPPS GEORGE VEAL WILLIAM WADDINGHAM FRED WOTTON HENRY JAMES WOOD HORACE WISE CHARLES HERBERT LYNN (WW2 plaque) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE CONNECTED/ WITH THIS CHURCH WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-45/ DONALD BANKS BRATLEY/ JOHN W COWANS/ LESLIE DOUGHTY/ GEORGE EDWIN PROCTOR/ HEDLEY RIDLEY/ WILLIAM HENRY SELLARS/ ARTHUR TODD/ CLARENCE JACOB WING/ RALPH BRYAN WAINER/ (outside plaque) THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY/ CHARLES ATTIWELL/ IN MEMORY OF HIS SON/ WILLIAM/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ APRIL 25TH 1917/ TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:CJ Anderson, Hilary South

Notes:Rev. H.H. Minchin conducted the service and unveiled the WW1 memorial on Sunday 4th July 1920. The plaque was originally mounted on oak and placed on the East Wall of the chapel, but was moved when the church was demolished. It was reinstated in the lobby of the current chapel which is on the same site.

Sources Used:Sleaford Gazette Saturday July 10th 1920 pg 3.

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