Threekingham - Lieut. N.H. and Lieut. J.F. Cragg

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Reference WMO262742

Address:

St Peter's Church

Laundon Road

Threekingham

NG34 0BE

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: East wall of nave, south side, facing west, brass tablet on oak back 750mm square with 60mm of backing plate showing each side of tablet.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT NOEL HENRY CRAGG, R.N. WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON SEPT 20TH 1915, AGED 22 YEARS, BY SHELL FIRE AT NIEUPORT, BELGIUM WHILE IN CHARGE OF A NAVAL GUN, AND WAS BURIED AT DUNKIRK. WHEN SERVING ON H.M.S. KING EDWARD VII HE WAS PUBLICLY THANKED BY ADMIRAL SIR LEWIS BAYLEY AND NOTED BY THE ADMIRALTY FOR SAVING LIFE AT SEA. AS SUB-LIEUT ON H.M.S. HIND T.B.D. HE TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT AND THE CUXHAVEN RAID, HE WAS MENTIONED IN SIR JOHN FRENCH’S DESPATCHES FOR GALLANT AND DISTIGUISHED CONDUCT IN THE FIELD. ALSO TO THE FOND MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT JOHN FRANCIS CRAGG 8TH BATT, LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF FRICOURT ON JULY 1ST 1916, AGED 28 YEARS. HE WAS WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF LOOS ON SEPT 25TH 1915 AND AGAIN BY SHELL FIRE IN MARCH 1916, WHILE SERVING IN THE TRENCHES. DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI.

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