Alfred Freshwater

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Reference WMO/266370


The Cemetery

Beacon Road


DN36 8EQ


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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: Four inward facing deep chamfered kerbs with post at each corner. Black lead lettering with war casualty on one short kerb and parents separated on 2 long kerbs. Grave space capped and large classical vase within space
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Kerb 1: Edward William Freshwater. Died 23rd August 1921 Aged 65 Years (Exact wording and line spacing unknown) Kerb 2: Also Sarah Freshwater His Beloved Wife, Died September 29th 1941, Aged 80 Years/ Reunited Kerb 3: Also Our Dearly Loved Son (Alf) Alfred Who Was Killed/ In Jutland Battle May 31st 1916, Aged 24 Years./ “May His Reward Be As Great As His Sacrifice”

Able Seaman. Freshwater, Alfred. Service Number J/9950. Missing presumed killed 31/05/1916. Aged 21 H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Navy. Son of Edward and Sarah Freshwater, of 19, Ward St., New Cleethorpes, Grimsby. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, panel 12

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