Melton Ross WW2

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Reference WMO/264263


Church of the Holy Ascension

Middlegate Mews

Melton Ross Barnetby

DN38 6DR


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Copper
  • Timber Oak
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Affixed to the north wall of the nave is the WW2 memorial, which consists of an Oak backboard 530 x 670mm, this section has raised decorative edges on which is mounted a polished copper? tablet 410 x 540mm attached to the wood by fasteners whose heads are in the shape of roses. There is a small cross etched at the top centre of the metal, the words 'In thoughtful' appear to the left of the cross and 'remembrance' to its right, the word of is placed directly beneath the cross. Toward the metal plaques base appear the words 'Who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the war of 1939 - 1945. Beneath this is etched 'They were a wall to us both by day and night', while beneath this is written 'Grant unto them o Lord eternal rest'. A list of 4 names appears at the memorials centre. Michael Peck
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