Barrow upon Humber - BECKETT William

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Reference WMO261128

Address:

The Cemetery

Thornton Road

Barrow upon Humber, North Lincolnshire

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: Gravespace delineated by four chamfered kerb sections with headstone standing on top kerb, space heavily vegetation contaminated. Headstone is undecorated horizontal rectangle with inscribed, self coloured lettering and an undecorated small foot extending horizontally forward from entire width of base.
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THIS STONE IS ERECTED IN SACRED AND LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WILLIAM BECKETT AND HARRY’S DEAR DADDY, WHO WAS WOUNDED AND MISSING SEPT 16TH 1916, IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME AND LATER PRESUMED DEAD. CHRIST WILL LINK THE BROKEN CHAIN WHEN WE MEET AGAIN.

Refers to: William Beckett. Private 22861. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Son of Henry and Hannah Beckett of Kirkby Knowle, Thirsk, YKS. Husband of Edith Emily Beckett (nee Todd) and father of William H Beckett of 3 Ripley Avenue, Hull, YKS. Born 1891 Allerthorpe and enlisted Hull, YKS. Missing and commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.

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