Lincoln - Frank Buckthorpe

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Newport Cemetery

Newport Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Gravespace delineated by three deep chamfered kerb sections and headstone to top, chamfered post to each corner. Space is capped and covered by green glass chippings, large chamfered vase with container within space. Headstone is horizontal rectangle with basically square top but has small check to each top corner, sides drop vertically butting top corner posts and stone stands on chamfered horizontal rectangular base. Inscription in black lead lettering to headstone and kerb sections.
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Headstone: And Of Frank Dearly Loved Son/ Killed In Italy 8th Feb. 1944/ Aged 34 Years. / Greater Love Hath No Man/ Than That He Lay Down His Life For His Country. Left Kerb: In Memory Of Arthur Fred Buckthorpe/ Died 5th Jan. 1944, Aged 70 Years. Right Kerb: And Of His Wife Gertrude/ Died 12th July 1973, Aged 100 Years.

Frank Buckthorpe. Private 14597895. 1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 8th February 1944. Born c1909 Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Son of Arthur F and Gertrude Buckthorpe of 16 Motherby Hill, Lincoln, Lincs (as at 1911), husband of Florence M Buckthorpe (nee Bowler, later wife of William C Crosbie) and father of Terence J and David A Buckthorpe. Buried Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio. III.E.5.

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