South Ferriby - Heseltine James McDermott Dow

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Reference WMO/263486


St Nicolas Churchyard

High Street

South Ferriby Barton-upon-Humber

DN18 6HS


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gravespace delineated by four chamfered kerb sections with cross decorated square checked post to each corner, space is capped and gravel covered and holds headstone toward top end. Vertical rectangular rough hewn headstone has two flat page open book to front, standing proud of background. Immediately above book centre is upper torso only of praying cherub with wings outstretched. Dedication in faded black lead lettering to book and right kerb section.
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Kerb:- And Of Her Dear Son Heseltine Mcdermott Dow. Killed In Action / April 22nd 1917, Aged 20 Years. / In The Midst Of Life We Are In Death. Left Page:- In Loving / Memory Of / Elizabeth / Dow / Died June 22nd 1920 Aged 57 Right Page:- Also / H James / Dow / Killed In / Action April / 11th 1917.

Note that despite mistakes the two entries appear to refer to same male:- Heseltine James McDermott Dow, born 1895 Scunthorpe, Lincs, the son of James and Elizabeth Dow. Enlists as James Dow. Trooper 2048. Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Born Scunthorpe, enlists Barton-upon-Humber and resident Grimsby, Lincs. Buried Browns Copse Cemetery. I.H.7.

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