Holbeach - Frank Gent

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Reference WMO269069

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 grey stone with Norman top dropping directly to straight sides, stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered base. Single shallow inscribed decorative line around stone top and sides, oval panel toward top centre depicts flower and leaf decoration with further flower and leaf depiction in triangular panel to each side, self coloured inscription below panels. Some stone flaking immediately above base.
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IN / LOVING MEMORY OF / LIZZIE / ELDEST DAUGHTER OF / JOHN & SARAH ANN GENT / WHO DIED 25TH SEPTEMBER 1891 / AGED 21 YEARS. / SHE IS NOT DEAD, BUT SLEEPETH. / ALSO OF FRANK GENT, / WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION / 2ND MARCH 1916 / AGED 24 YEARS / YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED, IN THE LAND / YOU LOVED

Frank Gent. Private 17976. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Son of (the late) John and Sarah Ann Gent. Born 1891 Holbeach (Holbeach Fen as census) and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21. , Holbeach All Saints WW1, Holbeach St. John, and Lincolnshire Regiment Roll of Honour WW1

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