Gainsborough Lincolnshire - William Oswyn Hill

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Reference WMO267425

Address:

Gainsborough General Cemetery

Cox's Hill

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

DN21

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: Vertical rectangular headstone broken into three pieces with large part lying on back of two tier base. Foundation stone is heavily stained grey horizontal rectangle with faded black lead lettering to front face. Base stone which originally stood on foundation is now displaced and is heavily stained horizontal rectangle with faded black lettering. Headstone proper stood on base stone and was oval topped dropping to straight vertical shoulders, stone narrowed below shoulders before widening toward base. Flower decoration to stone top centre in oval topped recessed panel, faded black lettering to all stone pieces.
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Headstone:- In Loving Memory Of/ Our Dear Boys/ J Kenneth Hill,/ Who Fell Asleep Sept. 3rd, 1912,/ Aged 20 Years./ Also/ W. Oswyn Hill,/ Lance Corporal H.A.C.,/ Missing At Bullcourt May 3rd 1917,/ Aged 22 Years./ “For Ever With The Lord.”/ Also Rosa Mary,/ Sister Of The Above/ And Beloved Wife Of/ Alfred Horton, Of Sleaford./ Died June 4th 1934,/ Aged 58 Years. Base stone:- Also Of William Hill,/ Affectionate Father Of The Above,/ Born April 22nd 1844, Died Jan. 7th 1935./ Deeply Mourned By His Sorrowing Wife/ Dearest And Best Foundation stone:- Also Martha Caroline His Wife/ Died April 2(?)Th 1938 Aged 85.

William Oswyn Hill. Lance Corporal 7559. Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry).

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