Digby - Cecil Sumner

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Reference WMO/266820


St Thomas à Becket Churchyard

55 Church St

Digby Lincoln



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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: Pink marble Gothic stone with black lettering, rope twist decoration at top and flower motif decoration immediately below twist. Narrows slightly at sides before widening toward bottom, stands on large chamfered marble base stone. Stone is in multiple grave space surrounded entirely by large square marble kerb stones, space capped by concrete.
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In Loving Memory Of/ Lance Corporal/ Cecil Sumner,/ No: 201273/ Of The 1/4th Lincolnshire Regiment/ And Third Son Of/ Charles & Emma Sumner Of Digby/ Who Died From Wounds/ Received By Bomb From An Enemy Aeroplane/ Oct. 22nd 1917/ Whilst On Duty In France/ Aged 21 Years/ Interred In Military Cemetery At Bethune/ A Faithful And Pure Life, Laid Down For His Friends/ He Did What He Could/ Also Of Frank Potterton Sumner/ No: M/316489 Of The A.S.C Mt/ And Fourth Son Of The Above/ Who Died On April 19th 1918,/ From Pneumonia,/ In Military Hospital, Wareham, Dorset,/ In His 20th Year./ Interred At Digby 24th April 1918/ He Served His King And Country Well,/ And Bravely Answered The Call Of God./ Even So Father For It Seemed Good In Thy Sight. [Lindum Stone Co, Lincoln]

Lance Corporal, 201273, Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn. Son of Charles and Emma Sumner, of 42, North St., Digby, Lincolnshire. Born and enlisted Digby, Lincs. Died of wounds 22 October 1917.Interred Plot VI. Row G. Grave 73, Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

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