Washingborough - Capt William Ronald Morton

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Reference WMO262393

Address:

St John Church

High Street

Washingborough Lincoln

Washingborough Lincoln

LN4 1BE

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Alabaster
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: On the south wall is a brown mottled alabaster frame containing a bronze tablet on which is embossed with the badge of the Royal Warwickshire Regt.,
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IN PROUD AND DEAR MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND CAPTAIN WILLIAM RONALD MORTON, ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT; ONLY SON OF Badge W.E. MORTON ESQ J.P. & E. MORTON OF HARMSTON AND WASHINGBOROUGH; KILLED IN ACTION AT SAVY, NEAR ST. QUINTON, ON THE NIGHT OF MAY 4TH 1917, AGED 27 HE HAS ACHIEVED SUCCESS WHO HAS LIVED WELL, LAUGHED OFTEN AND LOVED MUCH, WHO HAS GAINED THE RESPECT OF INTELLIGENT MEN AND THE LOVE OF LITTLE CHILDREN; WHO HAS LEFT THE WORLD BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT; WHO HAS NEVER LACKED APPRECIATION OF EARTH’S BEAUTY OR FAILED TO EXPRESS IT; WHO HAS WLWAYS LOOKED FOR THE BEST IN OTHERS AND GIVEN THE BEST HE HAD; WHOSE LIVE IS AN INSPIRATION; WHOSE MEMORY A BENEDICTION.

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