Caistor - Stanley Brighton

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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: Gravespace delineated by three square kerb sections with Peon post to each bottom corner. Top section of space completely occupied by large horizontal stone acting as foundation for three tier inwardly stepped base which is topped by Latin cross which is fronted by standing angel with outstretched wings. Angel is classically dressed, has downcast gaze and right arm bent across body, left arm is extended and hand holds unidentified object, possibly scroll. Space is capped and red gravel covered, small plain rectangular stone lies prone within space. Black lead lettering to base, and prone stone, stonework is stained
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Top tier: - Sacred To The Memory Of Centre tier: - John Brighton Born 20th August 1846 Died 27th November 1931 Bottom tier: - Also Of Frances Brighton Died 13th April 1939 Aged 91 Years. Foundation stone: - A Beautiful Memory Left Behind Prone stone: - Also Stanley Their Beloved Son Who Was Killed In Action Oct. 13 1918

Stanley Brighton. Private 242452. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 2777 Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 14th October 1918. Son of John and Frances Brighton of Elmfield, Caistor, Lincs (Note: son of 2nd wife, formerly married to Louisa Brighton, nee Barkworth). Born c1898 North Kelsey, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs, Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension. S.II.X.7.

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