Barrow upon Humber - BILTON Oliver

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Reference WMO/261129

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: Vertical rectangular stone with rounded top dropping to straight sides, stands on chamfered horizontal rectangular foundation. Narrow semi circular recessed panel parallels stone top and contains ivy leaf decoration, small central circular recessed panel below shows three symmetrical ivy leaves. Inscribed self coloured dedication partially above circular panel, remainder below.
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In Loving Memory of / ETHEL BILTON, / WHO DIED APRIL 14TH 1893, / AGED 6 YEARS. / “HE SHALL GATHER THE LAMBS WITH HIS / ARM, AND CARRY THEM IN HIS BOSOM.” / ALSO OF / ELLEN BILTON, / WHO DIED JANUARY 2ND 1903, / AGED 9 YEARS. / PEACE, PERFECT PEACE. / ALSO OF PTE OIVER BILTON, / 24TH VICTORIA RIFLES OF CANADA / KILLED IN ACTION / HILL 70 AUG 15TH 1917, / AGED 26 YEARS.

Oliver Bilton. Private 414485. 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian records has listed 40th Battalion at death). Died 15th August 1917, aged 27 years (note stone has 26 years, Canadian records has 27 years and birth recorded 1890). Son of Samuel and Jane Bilton. Husband of Elsie Bilton (nee Martin) of Barrow Haven, Lincs. Enlisted 10th August 1915. Commemorated Loos British Cemetery. Lens Canadian Cemetery No: 3. Memorial 41.

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