Holbeach -C C & J R Mashford & J M Pearson

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Reference WMO/269075


Park Road Cemetery,

Park Road,

Holbeach, Spalding

PE12 7LW,


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Description: Addition to Gravestone
About the memorial: Vertical grey headstone comprising classical urn atop 4 sided slightly tapering pillar, the whole stands on 3 tier inwardly stepped base. Inscriptions over all pillar faces and upper 2 tiers of some bases and is mixture of black and self coloured lettering, some now faded and lichen contaminated. Note: Relative position of faces unknown
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Face & base 1 In loving memory of / JOSEPH MASHFORD / WHO DIED / 28TH JUN 1888 / AGED 87 YEARS. / THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED. / ALSO OF / JOSEPH MASHFORD / PEARSON R.A.M.C / (OF BOSTON) / AND CYRIL CLAUD MASHFORD / (OF AUSTRALIA) / GRANDSONS OF THE ABOVE / THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR. Face & base 2 In / Affectionate Remembrance of / WILLIAM / The beloved son of / JOSEPH AND DRUSILLA / MASHFORD, / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / DECR 28TH 1870, / IN THE 19TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. / Afflications sore long time he bore / Physicians were in vain / Till God did please to give him honour / And free him from his pain / 3 CHILDREN DIED IN INFANCY Face & base 3 In Memory of / EMMA, / The dearly beloved wife of / THOMAS MASHFORD, / WHO DIED AT SEA / 27TH OCTOBER 1882, / AGED 30 YEARS. / So when breaks the glorious dawn / Of the resurrection morn / When the night of toil is o’er / We shall see thee on the shore / IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS MASHFORD / HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE / WHO DIED AT SYDNEY N.S.W. / 14TH AUGUST 1908, / AGED 59 YEARS. Face & base 4 In / Affectionate Remembrance (of?) / DRUSILLA / The beloved wife of / JOSEPH MASHFORD / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / APRIL 18TH 1875, / IN THE 50TH YEAR OF HER AGE / In the midst of life / We are in death / (4 lines unreadable

Joseph Mashford Pearson. Private 97157. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 4th May 1917. Son of Frederick Benjamin and Frances Pearson of 32 Hartley Street, Boston, Lincs. Husband of Lillian Pearson (nee Wilhelmina L Lindsay) of 20 Pen Street, Boston, Lincs. Father of Muriel, William and Joseph Pearson. Born 1887 Boston, enlisted Bourne and resident Boston, Lincs. Missing and commemorated Savona Memorial. Cyril Claud Mashford. Private 763. Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 1st Division (previously 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry). Born Neutral Bay, Australia, enlisted 22nd August 1914 Australia and died of Pneumonia at Fovant Military Hospital, England on 24th February 1917, aged 24 years. Son of (the late) Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Mashford of 38 Sutherland Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia. Buried Baverstock (St Edith) Churchyard, Wilts. Commemorated Boston War Memorial. John Reginald Mashford, Private, 16649, 5th Bn. Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Son of Charles Henry and Emma E,Mashford, of "Barrington", Holbeach, Lincs. Born and resident Holbeach, enlisted Battersea, Killed in action aged 23 years 3 May 1917. Commemorated Arras Memorial

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