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Reference WMO/266138


Congregational Churchyard

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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: Large Latin cross on three tier inwardly stepped chamfered foundation, cross proper decorated by large spray of flowers descending from left side of top arm, across centre of horizontal arms and partially down bottom arm. Multi faced dedication in faded black lead lettering. Base heavily stained. Note: Jean Hunter on memorial, Emma Jane Lord on birth, marriage and other records
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Front top:- Sacred Front centre:- to the Memory of The Rev. W.J. Hunter. Front base:- Who Passed To Higher Life And Service Feb 18th 1899 Aged 42 Years. Left centre:- Their Only Son William Stuart Captain Lincolnshire Regiment. Left base:- Killed In Action ‘Flanders’ July 31st 1917 In His 32nd Year Suffer (remainder of line unreadable). Rear centre: - And His Wife Jean June 21st 1861-August 20th 1942 Bottom centre: - “Blessed Are The Pure In Heart”

William Stuart Hunter. Captain. A Company, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 31st July 1917, aged 31 years. Only son of (the late) Revd William James Hunter of Wycliffe Church, Birmingham, WAR and Emma Jane Hunter (nee Lord) of ‘Glencairn’, The Park, Grimsby, Lincs. Formerly Solicitor. Missing and commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

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