Lincoln - Len Spurr

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Reference WMO265008

Address:

Newport Cemetery

Newport Road

Lincoln

LN2 1SG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gravespace delineated by square kerb sections although bottom section centre has scroll end each side of family name. Horizontal rectangular base stone at head of space has chamfered top and is broken with originally attached headstone detached and lying within space. Stone originally vertical rectangle with half round and ogee top which drops to short vertical sides before protruding shoulders, stone narrows below shoulders before widening again toward base. Top centre of stone shows falling bird with wings outstretched, smaller shapes to each lower side of bird are possibly ivy leaf ornamentation. Black lead lettering below is faded and partially missing. Stone broken completely immediately below shoulders. Space capped and covered with grey gravel.
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In/ Loving Memory of/ George/ The Beloved Husband Of/ Charlotte Spurr/ Who Died Feb 6th 1914,/ Aged 55 Years/ “With Christ, Which Is Far/ Better”/ Also Of/ Charlotte Spurr/ Died Sept 28th 1954/ Aged 96 Years/ Also Of/ Sergt Len. Spurr,/ Who Was Killed In Action, Nr Peronne, France/ 21st March 1918,/ Aged 21 Years

Len Spurr. Sergeant 15630. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 23 and 24.

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