Scunthorpe - John Blyth Longley

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Reference WMO263791

Address:

Brumby Cemetery

121 Cemetery Road

Scunthorpe

DN16 1EB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gravespace with off set black vertical rectangular stone at head, stone has square top and splayed shoulders. Large L within circle at top of stone is only decoration, lettering in gold beneath. Large square post to immediate left of headstone shows evidence of previous attachment of object, remainder of gravespace delineated by three square kerb sections with chamfered posts at each bottom corner. Right post has container, left post is solid. Space is capped, cap not covered. Tall slightly tapering white stone four sided column with mitred top stands within space but possibly originally stood on large post to left of headstone. Six flags show on one face of column (now front), wreath and ribbon decoration shows on now right face but decoration on now left and rear faces unknown.
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Headstone:- A Token Of Remembrance Of/ John Blyth Longley,/ Marine Engineer,/ Torpedoed During The Great War/ March 3rd 1918, Aged 61 Years./ Also Of/ Mary Ann,/ His Beloved Wife, Who Fell Asleep/ Oct. 5th 1937, Aged 77 Years./ Also Of/ Herbert F. Dobb/ Son-In-Law Of The Above/ Died April 8th 1954, Aged 66 Years./ “Where Love Is, Death Cannot Divide” Bottom right post:- Mother

John Blyth Longley. Second Engineer, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Romeo’ (Hull). Died 3rd March 1918, aged 60 years (as CWGC). Son of (the late) Thomas Blyth and Isabella Longley. Husband of Mary Ann Longley (nee Waterhouse) of 9 Renoldson Street, Hull, YKS. Born Hull, YKS. Missing and commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.

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