Barrow upon Humber - TONG Charles and William

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Reference WMO261160

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 headstone and square kerb sections, some now displaced, space is capped and gravel covered. Vertical rectangular headstone has Gothic top, sides narrow immediately below top before re-widening toward base, stands on large chamfered horizontal rectangular foundation. Small stylised diamond decoration in recessed panel which parallels top only, dedication below in inscribed black lettering
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IN / LOVING MEMORY / OF / MARY ALICE, / THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF / CHARLES WILLIAM TONG, / WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS / APRIL 30TH 1931, AGED 70 YEARS. / ALSO THE ABOVE / CHARLES WILLIAM TONG / WHO DIED AUG 10TH 1933, / AGED 77 YEARS. / RE-UNITED. / ALSO WILLIAM AND CHARLES, / SONS OF THE ABOVE / WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE / MARCH 31ST AND APRIL 27TH 1918, / AGED 22 AND 20 YEARS. / WE PICTURED THEIR SAFE RETURNING, / AND LONGED TO CLASP THEIR HAND.

Charles Tong. Private 202884. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st March 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Charles William and Mary Alice Tong of St Chad, Barrow upon Humber, Lincs. Born Barrow upon Humber, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Barrow upon Humber, Lincs. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. XXXIII.B.1A. William Tong. Private 241381. C Company, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th April 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Charles William and Mary Alice Tong of St Chad, Barrow upon Humber, Lincs. Born Barrow upon Humber, enlisted Barton upon Humber and resident Barrow upon Humber, Lincs. Buried Arneke British Cemetery. I.D.20.

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