Spalding - Alexander Alves

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Reference WMO263306

Address:

Spalding Cemetery

96 Pinchbeck Road

Spalding

PE11 1RF

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:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Latin type cross although heavily inwardly inclined from wide base to narrow top. Deep decorative groove along all edges and across width of upper section to form 2 panels. Circle with letters HIS surrounded by thorn in upper panel, inscribed self coloured lettering in lower panel. Grave space possibly surrounded by square kerb sections but this unclear.
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ERECTED/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE PASSING OF/ JOHN HERBERT/ ALVES/ MARCH 27TH (?) 1920/ BY/ HIS LOVING WIFE/ ALSO HIS WIFE MINNIE/ MAY 4TH 1951/ AND ALSO OF/ LIEUT. ALEXANDER/ ALVES/ KILLED IN ACTION/ MAY 26TH 1918/ WHOSE BODY LIES/ IN THE CEMETERY AT/ MESNIL MARTINSART

Refers to:- Alexander Alves. Lieutenant. Army Service Corps, attached 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th May 1918. Son of John H and Minnie Alves of Colville House, Oulton Broad, SFK. Born 1896 Spalding (as CWGC) or Pinchbeck (as 1901 census), Lincs. Commemorated Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension. I.B.17.

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