Cleethorpes - Fred Cross

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Reference WMO266335

Address:

The Cemetery

Beacon Avenue

Cleethorpes

DN35 8EQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Celtic cross with elongated lower arm standing on 4 step inwardly inclined base. Gravespace surrounded by chamfered kerbs. Upper front of cross decorated with Celtic design. Self coloured inscription to soldier on uppermost large chamfered base stone, inscription to other persons spread over 2 stones beneath. Bottom stone and kerbs uninscribed.
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Top base: In Ever Loving Memory Of/ Lce-Cpl. Fred Cross./ Dear Son Of G.H. & H Cross./ Died At Mont Notre Dame, France/ From Wounds Received In Action/ May 22nd 1918,/ Aged 22 Years./ He Died In Doing His Duty. 2nd Base: Also/ George Henry Cross./ Died Oct 16th 1929, Aged 68 Years./ He Giveth His Beloved Sleep. Lower base: Also/ Harriet. Beloved Wife Of The Above./ Died Aug 31st 1940, Aged 8(.) Years./ Reunited

Appears to refer to (L/Cpl on stone but one F Cross only on 22.5.1918): Private 23266 F Cross. 1st Bn, Lincolnshire Regt. Died of wounds above date. Born and enlisted Cleethorpes, Lincs. Commemorated Vailly British Cemetery.

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