STARKEY, William Foster. Private.

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Reference WMO260376

Address:

Barton upon Humber Cemetery

Barrow Road

Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire

DN18 6AF

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Vertical rectangular grey stone with chamfered Gothic top, narrows below top and widens immediately above base. Large trefoil recessed panel toward top shows book and flower spray decoration, small eroded flower head and leaf decoration below panel. Inscribed self coloured dedication, part above panel with remainder below now partially eroded.
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IN AFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF / CHARLOTTE, / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / RICHARD FOSTER. / WHO DIED MARCH 5TH 1886 / AGED 62 YEARS. / ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED / RICHARD FOSTER, / WHO DIED AT BARNETBY, / SEPTEMBER (10TH ?) 1903, / AGED (70 ?) YEARS. / “PEACE, PERFECT PEACE.” / ALSO WILLIAM F STARKEY, / SIGNALMAN 2/4 YORK & LANCS. / GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE / KILLED IN ACTION MAY 3RD 1917 / AGED 34 YEARS.

Refers to:- STARKEY William Foster. Private 202688. A Company, 2/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 5285 York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917, aged 34 years. Son of (the late) Frederick John and Mary Ann Starkey of Kings Road, Barnetby, Lincs. Born Barton upon Humber, Lincs. Attests Sheffield, YKS 11th November 1915, mobilised 18th March 1916, embarks 13th January 1917. Missing and commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 8.

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