Barrow upon Humber - ALDRIDGE William James

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Reference WMO261126

Address:

The Cemetery

Thornton Road

Barton upon Humber

DN19 7EB

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: Possible double gravespace originally delineated by square kerb sections and plain square posts, although left and bottom kerbs now only visible, space is vegetation covered. Possible two headstones with family connection to top end of space, although right one now prone face downward on ground. Remaining stone is vertical rectangle with rounded top dropping to straight sides, stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered foundation. Stone has large recessed circular panel toward top and contains decorative relief of spray of flowers, large vertical triangular panel to each side holds stylised flower head decoration. Dedication in faded black lead lettering.
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In / Loving Memory / of / FREDERICK HEATON, / BELOVED SON OF / WILLIAM AND LUCY ALDRIDGE, / OF NEW HOLLAND / WHO DIED JULY 15TH 1924, / AGED 23 YEARS. / ALSO WILLIAM JAMES, HIS BROTHER / WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE / DURING THE GREAT WAR, MARCH 1918 / AGED 23 YEARS. / UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND WE MEET AGAIN.

William James Aldridge. Private 21741. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918, aged 23 years. Son of William Lilley and Lucy J Aldridge of Hamilton Villas, New Holland, Lincs. Born Winteringham, enlisted Grimsby and resident New Holland, Lincs. Attested 24th November 1915, placed in Reserve 25th November 1915, mobilised 28th February 1916 and reported missing, presumed dead 21st March 1918 (as Army records). Missing and commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 23 and 24.

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