Cleethorpes - William Cann

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Reference WMO/266309


The Cemetery

Beacon Avenue


DN35 8EQ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Headstone in the shape of an open book, with pinned leaded lettering. The grave marker is in a poor condition with nearly all lead lettering missing and difficult to read, the open book lies horizontally but was designed to be more vertical.
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Left In / Loving Memory Of / Wilfred George Cann / Died Nov. 28th 1924 / Aged 21 Years. Right Also In / Loving Memory Of / William Cann / Lost off / Thuringer / Nov. 11th 1917

Refers to: Engineman. Cann, William. Service Number 3057ES. Died 11/11/1917. Aged 47. H.M. Trawler Thuringia. Royal Naval Reserve. Husband of Mary Ann Cann, of 14, Phelps St., New Cleethorpes, Lincs. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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