Holbeach -Walter Sprotberry

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Reference WMO269091

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 headstone with (believed, photo unclear) Norman top dropping directly to straight sides which widen slightly toward bottom, stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered base. Wheeled cross decoration toward top centre of stone with possible (photo unclear) flower head decoration to each side. Inscription in black lead lettering below
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In / Loving Memory of / LOUISA THORNTON, / WHO DIED 8TH APRIL 1924, / AGED 58 YEARS, / REST AFTER PAIN. / ALSO OF / WALTER SPROTBERRY, / (OF THE R.F.A.) / WHO WAS KILLED 17TH JUNE 1918, / AGED 25 YEARS, / LAID TO REST AT LOWEN, FRANCE

Walter Sprotberry. Driver 140546. 1st Section, 59th Div Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17th June 1918. Son of John W and Mary E Sprotberry. Husband of Olive Sprotberry (nee Wilkinson) of 22 Queen Street, Louth. Lincs, father of Joyce E Sprotberry. Born 1892 Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Mansfield, NTT. Buried Couin New British Cemetery. Commemorated Louth, Louth St. James, Louth St. Michael and Holbeach All Saints WW1.

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