Spalding - Derek Lusmore Holdich Smith

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Reference WMO/263402


Spalding Cemetery

96 Pinchbeck Road


PE11 1RF


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Grave space with kerbs. As you face the memorial/grave. 1. is on the back left hand inside edge of the stone. 2 is on the right hand inside edge. 3. Is standing on the grave, left hand side in front of 1 but ½ way between the back and front edges. 4. Is on the right hand side of the grave in line with 3. 5. Is the headstone standing free centrally in the grave area, not attached to the surrounding edges. 6. is on the front inside edge facing Derek Holdich Smith’s name. 7. Is on the same edge between 6 and the end surround. Both sides of the edging and the front edge facing Desiree’s name are blank.
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1. Also in everlasting love and proud memory of our youngest son Derek Lusmore Holdich Smith / Captain Lincolnshire Regiment. Devoted husband of Sheila (nee Cooke) / Killed in action and interred in North Africa March 1943 2. In ever loving memory of Desiree Angela Nancy Holdich/ The precious little daughter of Mabel & Frederick Holdich Smith / who fell asleep 9th September 1929 aged 5 years. Of such is the kingdom of heaven. 3. (Vase with the name) Derek 4. (Vase with the name) Desiree 5. In loving memory of / Frederick Holdich Smith / who died April 19th 1954 / aged 72 years / also his beloved wife / Mabel Beatrice / who died March 13th 1952 / aged 67 years / and their son/ Douglas Holdich Smith / who died July 20th 1995 / aged 81 years 6. E’en as he trod that day to God / So walked he from his birth / In nobleness and Gentleness / In honour and Mirth 7. The life a beautiful memory / His absence a silent grief.

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