- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
A memorial tablet has been placed in the Louth Catholic Church, in memory of Lnce.-Corpl. Charles Stebbing, of the 1st Batt. Lincs. Regt., who was killed in Northern France, on Dec. 8th, whilst bailing out a trench. He was the only son of Colr.-Sergt. Stebbing, who was for many years instructor to D Company 5th Batt. Lincs. Regt., and had served Mass in the church from his boyhood. The memorial, the cost of which has been defrayed by the Rev. Owen Scully and some of the parishioners, consists of a solid brass tablet and oak case, the lettering being carved and inlaid with enamel, in red and black. The inscription is headed “For God and Country,” these words appearing over a red cross, and underneath the latter are crossed guns. The remaining part of the inscription reads as follows: “Of your charity. Pray for the soul of Charles Stebbing, No. 9492, Lnce.-Corpl., 1st Batt. Lincs. Regt., killed in action Northern France. 8th Dec., 1914; aged 20 years. R.I.P. He served Mass in this church from boyhood, and was the first Catholic of Louth to fall in the war.”
Louth, & North Lincolnshire Advertister. Saturday 27th March 1915.
Note: the above tablet is no longer on display and its whereabouts is unknown.
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