West Pinchbeck - Thomas Burtwistle

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Reference WMO264033

Address:

St Bartholomew Churchyard

Six House Bank

West Pinchbeck

Spalding

PE11 3QG

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 Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Vertical rectangular headstone with pyramidal top dropping to Ogee shoulders, stone narrows below shoulders before widening again toward base, stands on horizontal chamfered foundation. Recessed trefoil panel toward top of stone has carved flower decoration within, dedication below in faded black lead lettering, partially missing.
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In / Loving Memory Of / George Burtwistle / Died 11th April 1923, / Aged 64 Years. / Rest After Weariness Peace After Pain / Also Of Thomas, / Son Of G. & H. Burtwistle / Who Was Killed In Action / 30th June 1915, / Aged 31 Years. / Buried At Sanctuary Woods Near Ypres / Belgium. Also / Harriet Ann Burtwistle / (Line Partially Obscured) 69 Years

Refers to: - Thomas Burtwistle. Private 2793. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1915. Birth recorded 1884 Hook, YKS. Present 1891 Hook, YKS with parents George and Harriet A Birtwistle (as census) and present Scunthorpe, Lincs 1911 with wife Drusilla Burtwistle (as census) (nee Littlewood). Enlisted Grimsby and resident Scunthorpe, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21 (although note stone has ‘buried Sanctuary Wood’).

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