Osbournby & Scott Willoughby

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Reference WMO/264072


Saint Peter and Saint Paul

10 High St

Osbournby Sleaford

NG34 0DP


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Alabaster
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: To provide and place a memorial tablet on the south side of the East window in the South Aisle of the Nave of the Parish Church of Osbournby. That the said memorial table is to be of Red Alabaster and about three feet six inches by about two feet nine inches. Faculty Book 13, page 595. dated 24th June 1920 Scarcely a house in Osbournby was unrepresented at the Memorial Service held in the parish church of St. Peter & St. Paul on Sunday afternoon last, when the Marquis of Exeter unveiled the memorial, which has been erected there in memory of the honoured dead, who made the supreme sacrifice. Nine young men (including one from the hamlet of Scott Willoughby) had won this honour from their fellows, most of whom had known them since childhood. The memorial, which had been placed against the wall at the East end of the Nave, was covered by a Union Jack. Flowers having been used to decorate the windows etc. The service was conducted by the Rev. A. Bedson Dedicated by the Rural Dean. Memorial of Derby Alabaster stone was prepared by Foster, Cooper & Foster of Nottingham Sleaford Journal Saturday July 10th 1920 Beige with orange/beige surround, Plaque with vine and grapes surround. 1080 x 848mm Frame, 840 x 610mm Tablet on the East wall of South Chapel
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“To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of Osbournby and Scott Willoughby who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, 1914 – 1919” (here follows list of names) “Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for friends”

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