Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
GIFT TO THE HOSPITAL
In Memory of a Local Soldier
THE WHAPLODE BED
The trustees to the Spalding Johnson Hospital have received from Mr. C. Buck, of Moulton Seas End, a cheque of £300 to establish on behalf of the family, a ward place in the hospital.
The bed is to be in memory of the late Pte. J. H. Buck of the Spalding Territorials who volunteered for service early in the war, and died of wounds in France, on April 14th 1915.
A plate attached on the bed will bear the following inscription:
The Whaplode Bed.
This bed is a memorial by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buck
and their Son and Daughter, Mr. F. C. Buck and
Mrs. E. C. Husrey, in memory of the late
Joseph Holt Buck
Of Whaplode, who fell in the Great War.
The late Mr. Buck, was held in very high regard in the district, and the generous gift will perpetuate the memory of a brave soldier, and at the same time render help to a very deserving local institution.
Boston & Spalding Free Press, Tuesday, June 8th 1920.
[words in italics are difficult to read and may not be correct]
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