Holbeach - Harry May

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Reference WMO/269077

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 brown stone with Peon top dropping directly to straight sides, stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered base. Single slim decorative line around stone top and sides ends in swirl to both bottom sides and frames majority of black lead inscription, which extends downward onto base face.
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IN / Loving Memory of / CHARLES ERNEST MAY, / WHO FELL ASLEEP / 19TH NOVEMBER 1925, / AGED 66 YEARS. / ALSO OF HIS SON HARRY, / WHO WAS KILLED IN THE GREAT / WAR. YPRES, BELGIUM. / 16TH AUGUST 1917, / AGED 30 YEARS. / WE SHALL SLEEP BUT NOT FOR EVER / THERE WILL BE A GLORIOUS DAWN. / ALSO OF REBECCA JANE MAY, / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / CHARLES ERNEST MAY, / WHO PASSED AWAY / 4TH JUNE 1941, / AGED 78 YEARS. / ALSO OF THEIR DEARLY LOVED / ONLY DAUGHTER / EDITH OLIVE COOPER / (NEE MAY) Base inscription: WHO PASSED AWAY 30TH JUNE 1953, AGED 55 YEARS. / INTERRED AT ROSE HILL CEMETERY DONCASTER

Harry May. Private 41542. D Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 34373 Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14th August 1917 (stone has 16th August). Son of Charles Ernest and Rebecca Jane May of Holbeach, husband of Jessie May (nee Tingle) of West End, Holbeach, Lincs. Born 1887 Holbeach, enlisted Bourne and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery. XXVII.B.11 .

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