Barrow upon Humber - SPENCER Gordon Leslie

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Reference WMO261151

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 three rough hewn square kerb sections and headstone to top, space is vegetation covered. Headstone is rough hewn vertical rectangle with oval top and straight sides, stands on large horizontal rectangular base. Stone undecorated except for smoothed centrefield containing dedication in inscribed self coloured lettering.
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IN / REMEMBRANCE OF / JOSEPH SPENCER / WHO DIED 25TH JANUARY 1935, / IN HIS 80TH YEAR. / ALSO HIS ONLY SON / GORDON LESLIE, / KILLED IN ACTION 26TH SEPTEMBER 1916 / IN HIS 23RD YEAR./ AND HIS WIFE / CHRISTINA JANE, / WHO DIED 15TH FEBRUARY 1946, / IN HER 89TH YEAR./ THY WILL BE DONE.

Gordon Leslie Spencer. Lance Corporal 30768. 64th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 22398 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Son of Joseph and Christina Jane Spencer. Born 1893 Hull and enlisted Hull, YKS. Missing and commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5C and 12C.

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