Scunthorpe - Pte. J. A. Gray

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Reference WMO/263723


St Lawrence's Church

Church Lane



DN15 7BA


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Unknown
Description: Battlefield (wooden) cross
  • Timber Pine
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Pine cross with embossed aluminium legend 10000mm high by 400mm wide which was originally in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (North) (France). This is a standard Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) temporary grave marker of date 1919/20 which was subsequently replaced by a headstone in Portland stone. often, families, as in this case, retained the temporary marker. it is not yet known when it was lodged in church.
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Pte James Alexander Gray died on 27 sep 1915 aged 21 yrs serving with 2nd Lincs at the battle of Loos. he was the son of James and Alice Gray of 11 Beauchamp Street, New Brumby, Lincs

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