Lincoln - Dick Elderkin

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Reference WMO/264947


Newport Cemetery

Newport Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Vertical rectangular grey stone with Gothic top and small decorative shoulders dropping to straight sides which widen slightly toward bottom. Stone stands on chamfered base. Recessed ivy leaf decoration in semi circular panel at top centre, two small inscribed flower heads beneath. Faded black lead lettering to stone centre.
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In/ Memory/ of/ Harrison Elderkin,/ Born Sep 3rd 1857, Died Feb 27th 1916./ Also Dick, 3rd Son of/ W.F. Elderkin,/ 16th Lancers, Wounded April 10th 1917,/ Died April 14th 1917./ Aged 27 Years/ Interred Duisans Cemetery, Nr Arras, France,/ Also of/ William. F. Elderkin,/ Husband of/ Ada Elderkin,/ Who Died September 28th 1932,/ Whilst On A Visit From Rhodesia/ Aged 51 Years

Dick Elderkin. Private 6589. 16th Lancers. Died of wounds 14th April 1917, aged 27 years. Son of W F and E S Elderkin of 18 Mount Street, Lincoln, Lincs. Born Lincoln, Lincs, enlisted Brighton, SSX and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Buried Duisans British Cemetery. III.J.47.

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