Spalding - Charles Ben Woods

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Reference WMO263415

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: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Horizontal rectangular stone with oval top and ogee shoulders dropping to sides which narrow slightly below shoulders before widening again toward base. Ivy leaf decoration in oval recess which parallels stone top. Stone originally showed self coloured inscription but now part flaked, eroded and unreadable.
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IN/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ ALICE MERRILL/ (line unreadable)/ AGED (unreadable) YEARS/ (line unreadable)/ ALSO BEN GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE/ KILLED NORTH AFRICA/ MARCH 8TH 1943/ THERE IS SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOREVER/ ENGLAND

Refers to:- Charles Ben Woods. Private 4803372. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 1920 and died 8th March 1943. Son of Christmas and Florence Woods of Spalding, husband of Margaret Woods (nee Littler) of Spalding, Lincs. Buried Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery. 4.C.3. John George Merrill marries Alice Elliff & child Florence Merrill born 1892. Florence Elliff marries Christmas Woods 1911. Gravestone of John George Merrill next to that of Alice Merrill.

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