Baumber - W W1

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Reference WMO261206

Address:

St, Swithins Church

Baumber, Lincolnshire

LN9 5NF

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: On Tuesday evening a brass mural tablet was unveiled in Baumber Church by Rev. R. E. Barlow-Poole, Vicar of Horncastle, assisted by the Vicar, Rev. A. R. Thorold Winckley. In his address, Rev. R. E. Barlow-Poole said the Great War had extracted a terrible price from the young manhood of the country. Many of them, some who were very near relatives, had laid down their lives that England might live. Life was sweet, but it was not to be reckoned by its length by its use. Knowingly, these five men whose memory they were perpetuating, made a Christian choice, and the mourners had a mingled feeling of pride and grief for them. The mural tablet was the work of Messes Hart. Son. Peard and Co. Ltd., of London. The cost being defrayed by public subscription. The lettering on the tablet was as follows:- In honoured memory of the men of this Parish. who laid down their lives in the Great War. A.D. 1914 – 1919. John Bromfield, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment, William Fawcett 6th Lincolnshire Regiment, William Fawcett, 9th Norfolk Regiment. William Laming 9th Royal Fusiliers, Gilbert Major Spencer 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Grant them O lord, eternal rest, and let light perpetually shine upon them. Horncastle News 13th March 1920
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