Spalding - Bertus John Van-Elk

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Reference WMO263403

Address:

Spalding Cemetery

96 Pinchbeck Rd

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: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Vertical rectangular stone with Gothic top, sides narrow slightly below top before widening again toward base. Deep cut depiction of various leaves in basically semi circular panel at top of stone, inscribed self coloured lettering beneath. Heavy staining at base of stone.
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IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ MARGARET ANN/ THE BELOVED WIFE OF BERTUS VAN ELK/ WHO DIED NOVEMBER 28TH 1916,/ AGED 51 YEARS./ ALSO OF/ BERTUS JOHN/ NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ OCTOBER 13TH 1915,/ AGED 20 YEARS./ PEACE, PERFECT PEACE, WITH LOVED ONES FAR AWAY/ IN JESUS KEEPING WE ARE SAFE, AND THEY.

Refers to:- Bertus John Van-Elk. Private 1593. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Son of Sebastiaan Jacobus and Mary Van-Elk (nee Carroll). Born 1895 Woodstock, SRY and enlisted Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated as missing on Loos Memorial. Panel 31 to 34. Also commemorated Spalding War Memorial and Spalding St Mary and St Nicholas.

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