Holbeach - Percy Middleton

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Reference WMO269078

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: Gravespace delineated by 4 chamfered gray kerbs with post to each corner, space is capped and covered with green glass chippings and holds 2 headstones and vase within. Round vase with container to centre of space stands on grey stone square base, vase bottom inscribed with black lead lettering. Headstones are immediately forward of top of gravespace and are identical with exception of inscription in faded black lead lettering. Stones are vertical with Gothic tops dropping directly to straight sides and stand on horizontal rectangular bases with chamfered tops. Undecorated except for inscription in faded black lead lettering.
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Vase: PERCY Left stone: IN / LOVING MEMORY OF / MY DEAR MOTHER / MARTHA MIDDLETON. / WIFE OF THE LATE / WILLIAM MIDDLETON, / WHO DIED JULY 3RD 1932 / AGED 66 YEARS. REST AFTER WEARINESS, / SWEET REST AT LAST. Right stone: IN / LOVING MEMORY OF / WILLIAM MIDDLETON / WHO DIED JUNE 12TH 1920, / AGED 65 YEARS. / ALSO OF / PERCY, / ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE / WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION / AUGUST 3RD 1917, / AGED 20 YEARS. / INTERRED IN VLAMARTINGHE CEMETERY BELGIUM. / PEACE PERFECT PEACE.

Percy Middleton. Gunner 83410. 55th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2nd August 1917 (stone has 3rd August), aged 20 years. Son of William and Martha Middleton of Holbeach Bank, Lincs. Born Holbeach and enlisted Spalding, Lincs. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. VII.D.9.

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