Hibaldstow -Douglas Percival and Leslie Wright

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Reference WMO269028

Address:

St Hybald's Churchyard

Church Street

Hibaldstow Brigg

DN20 9RA

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:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Gravespace delineated by four rough hewn square kerb sections with butted upper corners and square posts to lower corners, headstone and square vase within space which is capped and weed contaminated. Headstone is rough hewn wheeled Celtic cross standing on single rough hewn horizontal rectangular block of grey stone. Front and both side faces have smoothed central panels which show dedications in black lead lettering.
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Front face: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JOHN THOMAS WRIGHT / OF HIBALDSTOW GRANGE / DIED JUNE 4TH 1943, AGED 67. / ALSO ALICE, HIS WIFE, / DIED MARCH 28TH 1967, AGED 82. / ALSO SONS OF THE ABOVE / MEN OF COURAGE GREATLY BELOVED Left face: DOUGLAS PERCIVAL / LEIUT ,/ KINGS AFRICAN RIFLES / KILLED AT COLUMBO CEYLON / 15TH OCT 1943, AGED 25. Right face: LESLIE, TROOPER / NOTTS SHERWOOD RANGERS / WHO FELL IN ACTION AT / EL ALAMEIN / 24TH OCT 1942, AGED 23.

Douglas Percival Wright. Lieutenant 138049. Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), attached Kings African Rifles. Died 15th October 1943, aged 25 years. Son of John Thomas and Alice Wright of West Street, Hibaldstow, Lincs. B.A (Lond). Buried Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery. I.P.3. Leslie Wright. Trooper 326601. A Squadron, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24th October 1942, aged 23 years. Son of John Thomas and Alice Wright of West Street, Hibaldstow, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 30.

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