Holbeach - Bernard Buxton

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Reference WMO269054

Address:

Park Road Cemetery

Park Road

Holbeach Spalding

PE12 7LW

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 with Norman top, narrows slightly below top and widens above base. Stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered foundation. Slight chamfer to top only, toward top centre a basically triangular panel shows Latin cross with leaf and branch decoration to each side within. Self coloured inscription partly above decoration, majority below.
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In Loving Memory of / FANNY BUXTON, / WHO DIED MAY 27TH 1916, / AGED 62 YEARS. / ALSO OF / BERNARD & LEO BUXTON, / GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE. / “THOUGH LOST TO SIGHT / TO MEMORY EVER DEAR.”.

Bernard Buxton. Lance Corporal 55645. 2/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 61827 West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Grandson of (the late) Robert and Fanny Buxton, appears to be son of John Robert and Sarah Jane Buxton (presently unproven). Born 1899 Holbeach Clough, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, YKS. Buried Vaulx Hill Cemetery. III.H.19. [Note: No Leo/Leonard Buxton identified. No name variation or any relevant initial with family on any census].

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