Whaplode Drove - John Richard Taylor

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Reference WMO262318

Address:

St John the Baptist Churchyard

1 Broadgate

Whaplode Drove Spalding

Whaplode Drove Spalding

PE12 0TN

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:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Damaged gravespace delineated by four chamfered kerb sections with decorative square post inserted at centre point of each kerb, further unidentified post to each corner of space, some kerbs and posts now displaced. Space is capped and broken to one side, square vase within space. Headstone to top of space is vertical rectangular stone with Gothic top dropping to small square decorative projections, stone narrows below and widens toward base. Stands on large chamfered horizontal foundation. Unidentified carvings mirror top of stone with possible rose flower decoration in trefoil panel below. Dedication beneath in faded black lead lettering, now partially missing.
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IN / Loving Memory of / EMMA, / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / J.R.TAYLOR, / DIED JAN. 27TH 1918, / AGED 67 YEARS. / ALSO / JOHN RICHARD, / SON OF THE ABOVE / DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE / DEC. 4TH 1917, AGED 28 YEARS. / REST IN PEACE

John Richard Taylor. Private 31917. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th December 1917. Son of John Richard and Emma Taylor of Dowsdale Bank, Lincs. Born 1889 Dowsdale, enlisted Lincoln and resident Whaplode Drove, Lincs. Buried Nine Elms Cemetery. IX.D.2.

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