Messingham - Frank Stocks

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Reference WMO264257

Address:

Holy Trinity Churchyard

Temperance Ave

Messingham Scunthorpe

DN17 3SF

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
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: Norman stone with Ivy leaf decoration to both sides of top only, black lettering with some missing. Stands on large chamfered base stone, entire grave space surrounded by square kerbstones. Space is concrete capped and covered with white gravel.
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Sacred/ To The Memory Of/ Eliza Stocks/ The Beloved Wife Of/ Henry Stocks,/ Who Died Nov 29th 1918,/ Aged 62 Years./ Her Love And Sweet Memory. Abide With Us Still/ Also Of Frank Stocks/ Their Son/ Killed In Action In France/ Sept 17th 1916,/ Aged 24 Years./ He Died For His Country./ Also Of The Above Named/ Henry Stocks,/ Who Died April 20th 1923/ Aged 70 Years./ “Peace Perfect Peace.”

Frank Stocks, 6585, Private, 1/4th Bn. West Riding Regt. (Duke of Wellington's). Son of Henry and Eliza Stocks of High St, Messingham. M.I. Messingham churchyard. L.S.-7-10-16-Messingham-K.I.A. Enlisted Lincoln. Killed in action 17th September 1916, aged 24, commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

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