• Brass Plaque to Flight Sergeant Benjamin Harvey Cheer (Ben Cheer)

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Reference WMO/266251


St Aidan's Church & Community Centre

Grimsby Road

Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

DN35 7RR


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Mahogany
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The whole memorial is 720mm long x 480mm high and is fixed 1450mm from the floor. The brass plate looks very new and in good condition, the letters are easily read, and is fitted onto a mahogany backing which is then fixed to the brick wall of the building. The memorial was designed by his brother R.G. Cheer, and this fact is inscribed on the brass plate itself, below the bottom left hand panel. The engraver was S. B. Burton, 140, Victoria St, Grimsby, and this fact is inscribed on the brass plate on the bottom right, beneath the campaign history. Below the panels are shown in more detail with inscription below each section
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The setting sun, The setting sun, How glorious he went down To the glory of God In loving memory of Flight Sergeant Benjamin Harvey Cheer (Ben Cheer) youngest son of JG and A Cheer formerly a chorister in the first choir of St Aidan’s Church served during the Great War in France and Belgium as aerial photographer in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. Died in the 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt, after a short illness following a chill whilst flying from Egypt to Palestine on important government work. March 9th, 1920 Aged 25 years He heard the loud fierce note of war; we breathed a prayer and sighed. He gave his all for England. For England Died AC Interred with full military honours at the British Cemetery, Ismailia, Egypt. PER ADUA AD ASTRA RFA Royal Air Force France Belgium Egypt Palestine 1915 - 1920

Flight Sergeant Benjamin Harvey Cheer (Ben Cheer)

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