Scunthorpe - John Thomas & Philip Richards

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Reference WMO/263794


Brumby Cemetery

121 Cemetery Rd


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 Coade
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gravespace with grey stone at head, stone has flat top, which is in shape of scroll when viewed from side, dropping to decorative panel at each side. Panels have checked top and two parallel vertical lines while centre is undecorated except for faded black lettering, some now missing. Headstone stands on large chamfered foundation stone and remainder of gravespace is delineated by square kerb sections with mitred post to all four corners. Space is capped and covered by grey gravel. Grey square vase within space.
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In Loving Memory Of/ Sarah Ann/ Beloved Wife Of William Richards/ Born April 11th 1871/ Died Sept. 22nd 1937./ Also William Richards/ Born April 1st 1871 Died Feb 1st 1958./ Also The Beloved Sons Of The Above./ L/Cpl Philip Richards,/ Killed In Action April 23rd 1917,/ Aged 21 Years./ Pte. John Thomas Richards,/ Died Of Wounds April 15th 1918,/ Aged 19 Years./ Pte. Albert William Richards/ Died Of Wounds April 1st 1921,/ Aged 21 Years./ “At Rest”.

John Thomas Richards. Private 26616. 4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds 15th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of William and Sarah Ann Richards of 5 Trafford Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Malmesbury, WIL, enlisted Leeds, YKS and resident Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated Mendinghem Military Cemetery. IX.E.35. Philip Richards. Lance Corporal 30992. 94th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 24598 West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917, aged 21 years. Son of William and Sarah Ann Richards of 5 Trafford Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Clowne, DBY, enlisted Richmond and resident Leeds, YKS. Commemorated Orchard Dump Cemetery. VI.G.7.

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