Stephen Alfred Bigley

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Reference WMO262229

Address:

The Cemetery

Cemetery Road

Winterton

DN15 9UQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Chalk Landscape Feature
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Vertical rectangular rough hewn black stone with square top and straight sides, stands on large horizontal rectangular chamfered foundation. Front smoothed and polished over almost entire area so stands proud of edges, rose branch and flower decoration in square panel to top left with dedication in inscribed self coloured lettering to right of panel and below.
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IN / LOVING MEMORY / OF / Russell, / THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF / BEATRICE AND THE LATE STEPHEN BIGLEY, / WHO FELL ASLEEP 11TH JUNE 1931, AGED 16. / ALSO OF / STEPHEN BIGLEY, / WHO FELL IN ACTION SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE / 9TH AUGUST 1917, AGED 34. / “God’s greatest gifts recalled.”

Stephen Alfred Bigley. Private 203014. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, formerly 6603 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1917, aged 32 years (as CWGC, stone has 34 years and birth recorded 1886). Husband of Beatrice E Bigley (nee Rose) of 28 High Street, Winterton, Lincs. Born Woodston and enlisted Peterborough, HUN. Missing and commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4.

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