Morton - Ernest Sprakes

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Reference WMO/264222


St Paul's Churchyard

10-16 Front Street



DN21 3AA


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Marble
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: White three tier stepped base, broken square of white stone on top was possibly once base of cross. Faded black lead lettering, base both vegetation contaminated and stained.
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In Loving /Memory of/ Cpl. Ernest Sprakes,/ Uncle Of The Aforesaid/ Killed In Action In France/ Oct 30th 1917/ Aged 20 Years Reverse In loving / Memory of / Fred / The Beloved son of / S & O Drinkall / who died Nov. 30th 1918 / aged 2 years 9 months / "Dear to our hearts his memory clings."

Ernest Sprakes. Military Medal. Lance Corporal 372866. 2/8th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Mrs Mary Hannah Killelay of 15 Marlborough Street, Gainsborough, Lincs. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 150 to 151.

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