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St Martin

Station Road

South Willingham Market Rasen



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Copper
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: "At 6 p.m. on the 23rd November 2014, A Service of Dedication, was held in St. Martin's, for the plaque erected on the North wall of the nave, to commemorate the 100 years since the start of the 1914-1918 War." After a welcome and introduction by the Rev. Fuller the hymn "O, God Our Help in Ages Past," followed by Payer and the Lords Payer, this was followed by a poem attributed to Edmund Rhodes, one of those commemorated on the plaque, read by Stewart Scott. This was followed by the hymn "Eternal Father, strong to save", reading from Isaiah 2, 2-5 and Address, following by the poem John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields." read by John Walker. Followed by prayers and the hymn "A Century Passes" was sung, followed by the Dedication, the names of the fallen being read out by Stewart Scott, then the "Last Post", Dedication Prayer and The Exhortation, followed by a minutes silence, broken by the bugler playing "Reveille". This was following by the poem by Vera Brittain "Perhaps.", read by Louise Humphry the singing of a further two hymn's and The Blessing, concluded the Service. Refreshments were served The plaque which is of brass, measures 580 x 790mm, manufactured by Viking Signs, of Grantham erected by the “South Willingham History Group has an additional name to those commemorated on the Parish Hall Tablet, namely Edmund Rhodes, who is however on the Roll of Honour as Edwin Rhodes.
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To the Glory of God and in memory of The men of this parish who gave their lives In the service of their country 1914 - 1918 (Names) "Their name liveth for evermore." . Erected in the centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War

Edmund Gray Rhodes. Lincs Regt. June 16 1915. Aged 18 George Edward Prescott Essex Regt. October 21 1916. Aged 20 Thomas Henry Tharratt. Lincs. Regt.. October 29 1916. Aged 37 John Thomas Anderson. W. Riding Regt. March 27 1918. Aged 32 Frederick Prescott. Lincs Regt. April 15, 1918. Aged 29.

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