BRIGHTON, William Henry, Private

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Reference WMO260446

Address:

Gainsborough General Cemetery

Cox's Hill

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

DN21

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)
About the memorial: April 2012 -Originally vertical rectangular headstone now displaced and lies prone on back. Grey stone with oval top and checks dropping to ogee shoulders, stone narrows below shoulders before widening again toward base. Black lead lettering, heavy staining to top. Rededicated 24th March 2014 by the Rev. Kevin Dyke, Curate of St. Paul's, Morton. Restored by Barnington Memorials Ltd.. of Gainsborough The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel have been awarded a grant of £500 from West Lindsey Community Chest to repair two headstones in Gainsborough General Cemetery.
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In Loving Memory/ of/ WILLIAM HENRY BRIGHTON./ (OF MORTON)/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION SEPT. 26TH 1915,/ AGED 20 YEARS./ ALSO OF OUR DEAR MOTHER/ JANE BRIGHTON,/ WHO DIED NOV. 17TH 1916,/ AGED 57 YEARS./ ALSO OF OLIVE ANN BRIGHTON,/ WHO DIED APRIL 15TH 1923, / AGED 41 YEARS.

Refers to: William Henry Brighton. Private 10902. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) John Walter and Jane Brighton of Morton, Lincs. Born Morton, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Morton, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 31 to 34.

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