Scunthorpe - Edwin and Herbert Platt

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Reference WMO/263793


Brumby Cemetery

121 Cemetery Road


DN16 1EB


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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: Gravestone with small horizontal serpentine headstone at top and base, remainder of space delineated by two deep chamfered kerb sections. The whole is undecorated except for black lead lettering, now partially missing. All stonework heavily stained, left kerb displaced face downward and bush growing within space covers much of right kerb and all of base stone face. Space is capped.
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Headstone: Re-United. Right kerb: (left end): In Memory Dear Of Thomas Hudson Platt/ Who Died 18th June 1913, Aged 54. (right end): Edwin Platt (Capt. 90th Winnipeg Rifles)/ Killed In Action 11th April 1917, Aged 25. Left kerb: (left end): Herbert Platt (Gunner R.F.A.)/ Killed In Action 27th April 1918, Aged 35. (right end): Alice Platt/ Who Died 27th November 1936, Aged 78. Base stone: Olive Platt/ Who Died 24th July 1954, Aged 58 Years

Edwin Platt. Captain. 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 11th April 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas and Alice Platt of Dorchester, OXF (note that Attestation Paper has mother at 81 Dale Street, Scunthorpe, LIN on 21st September 1914). Husband of Edith Platt (nee Stone) of The Waterworks, Twyford, HAM. Born 14th February 1892 at Dorchester, OXF. Interred Ecoivres Military Cemetery. VI.E.25. Herbert Platt. Gunner 233686. C Battery, 276th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th April 1918, aged 35 years. Husband of Mary Platt of Ilford, ESS. Born York, YKS and enlisted Ilford, ESS. Interred Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension. II.F.4.

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