Brigg - John William Leeson

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Reference WMO/265947


The Cemetery

Wrawby Road


DN20 8DR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Grey vertical rectangular stone with Ogee top and checks, Latin cross at top centre of stone with ivy leaf decoration to each side of it. Stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered grey base stone. Black lead lettering faded in parts. Partially heavily stained green where ivy removed from stone.
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In Loving Memory of / Rebecca / The Beloved Wife Of / Harry Leeson / Born Dec. 6th 1858, Died Feb.8th 1910 / Also Sarah Ann, Their Daughter / Born Nov. 28th 1880, Died April 6th 1897 / Also John William, Their Son / Born Feb. 21st 1886 / Killed In Action In France Oct. 23rd 1916 / At Rest

John William Leeson. Lance Corporal 22847. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 29 years. Son of Henry and Rebecca Leeson of Brigg, husband of Maria Leeson of 15 Belle Vue Villas, Brigg, Lincs. Interred Bancourt British Cemetery. III.L.11 Commemorated Brigg St. John Roll of Honour, St. John Triptych and War Memorial

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