Holbeach - Walter Savage

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Reference WMO269090

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:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Grey stone comprising undecorated Latin cross standing on splay sided plinth, the corners of the plinth are decorated, possibly with depiction of ivy leaves. The whole stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered base, possibly within gravespace, and shows inscriptions in faded black lead lettering on the plinth front and right faces.
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Front face: IN MEMORY OF / SGT. WALTER SAVAGE, INTELLIGENCE SCOUT, / 24TH BATTALION, IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, / WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION / NR. BOSHOF, SOUTH AFRICA, / ON FEBRUARY 16TH, 1902, / AGED 33 YEARS. / THE DEARLY BELOVED YOUNGEST SON OF / SETH HOLLIDAY & FRANCES SAVAGE / OF SPALDING. Right face: DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS / SOLDIER COMRADES & FRIENDS / AS ONE OF THE MOST GENIAL / AND BRAVEST OF MEN.

Walter Savage. Sergeant 34373. 97th Company, 24th Imperial Yeomanry. Died above date, parents as above. Born 1868 at Holbeach, Lincs. .

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