Billinghay - WW1

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Reference WMO261313

Address:

St Michael Church

Church Street

Billinghay, Lincolnshire

LN4 4HN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: To provide and place a memorial tablet in the parish church of Billinghay. That the said tablet is to be placed on the south wall of the south aisle and is to b of Brass about three feet two inches by about two feet and is to bear the following inscription namely: "To the Glory of God and in sacred remembrance of those who nobly died for King and Country. 1914 – 1919. (Here follows about 39 names) "Be thou faithful unto Death and I will give thee a Crown of Life." Faculty Book 13, page 699, dated 7th September 1920 UKNIWM Ref: 63739 On Sunday evening at the Parish Church, two beautify engraved brass memorial tablets were unveiled and dedicated by the Very Rev. The Dean of Lincoln (Dr. Fry) in the presence of a huge congregation. The tablet placed on the wall of the south aisle is in memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom, the inscription being as follows: "To the Glory of God and in sacred remembrance of those who nobly died for King and Country. 1914 – 1919. Sidney G. Atchinson, Joseph E. Bailey, Joseph Bavin, Harold Bee, George Chamberlain. G. Cottingham, Ernest Cunnington, Robert Forth, Arthur Franklin, John Harvey, Wiles Harvey, John Hildred, Edward Kettles, John King, John Knott, James Mason, Geo, Maplethorpe, Fred Martin, Arthur Muffitt, John R. Paley, Joe. R. Palmer, Lee W. Rippin, Tom Sands, Wm. S. Sawyer, Fred Scott, Harry Sharp, James Sharp, Charles L. South, Harry Spencer, Arthur J. Sumpter, John K. Taylor, Wm. H. Toulson, Thomas A. Towl. Walter Vickers, Wm. H. Watson, Jacob Wattam, Richard L. Richardson and Sister N. Willson." "Be thou faithful unto Death and I will give thee a Crown of Life." The second tablet is fixed on the north wall of the chancel as a memorial to the late vicar. The service, which was of a most impressive character, was conducted by the vicar (Rev W. C. Ambrose, M.A.) Lincolnshire Chronicle 2nd October 1920 also Sleaford Journal.
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