On original site
Attached to a building/structure
Inscribed on a plaque
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
“Two Brother’s Memorial”
On entering the church from the south, the memorial is on the west wall, within a recess.
The memorial consists of an oak stained panel depicting a Christian scene and an inscription to two brothers who died in the First World War.
Edwin Leonard and Walter Bertram were the sons of Walter J Wood, J.P. and Annie Wood of "Ernecroft", Abbey Rd, Grimsby. Edwin was married to Dorothy Constance Wood of Crossways, Portland Avenue, Grimsby, and served with "C" Coy, 1st Battalion, and Royal Scots Fusiliers and commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Walter was awarded the MB and Bar, serving with 2/8th Battalion Hampshires and 29th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps attached to 44th Squadron at Hainault in Essex, interred Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.
History of the Memorial
The following article appears within the 1922 October and November editions of the Parish Magazine of the Catholic church of St Augustine, Legsby Avenue, Grimsby.
On Sunday evening November 5th (1922) at 6-30pm, it has been arranged to dedicate the memorial to “Two Soldier Brothers” which will be followed by Solemn Vespers of the Dead, Sermon and the Russian Contaikon. The memorial is the gift to the church of Mr John Bygott M.A., being paid for out of the author’s profit of the book written by him with the above title. It is a book of particular cheer and interest being the account of the lives of two young men of exceptional ability and extraordinary fine characters. The memorial was designed by Sir Chas. Nicholson Bart. The panel is the work of Mr. G. Tosi and the woodwork of Messrs. Bowman & Sons, Stamford.
In the December Edition of same magazine is the following article
The Two Soldiers Memorial Fund accounts are as follows:
£122 18s 9d as the amount paid for the memorial
£10 0s 6d as the amount paid for some dark oak seats and stools placed in sanctuary
£131 was received from Mr John Bygott
Bank interest £8 12s 7d. Some £6 was to be used by the church at the discretion of Mr Bygott. He also paid for the picture in the magazine.
Ref: Great Grimsby Central Library, St Augustine Parish Magazine 1921 to 1925 G727:262: 2: GRI
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