Holbeach - Joseph Walter Staff

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Reference WMO269092

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 rectangular headstone with Gothic top dropping to vertical sides. Stands on horizontal rectangular chamfered foundation. Large wheeled Moline cross in oval panel toward top centre, flower head and leaf decoration in angled triangular panel to each side. Faded black lead inscription beneath.
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In Loving Memory of / JOSEPH WALTER / FOURTH SON OF / JOHN & SUSANNAH STAFF, / WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN EGYPT / 6TH NOVEMBER 1917, / AGED 27 YEARS. / A NOBLE HERO, TRUE AND BRAVE, / PEACEFULLY SLEEPS IN A SOLDIERS GRAVE, / GREAT IS OUR SORROW, BUT GOD KNEW BEST, / HE HAS TAKEN OUR DEAR ONE HOME TO REST. / ALSO OF / SUSANNAH / THE BELOVED WIFE OF / JOHN STAFF, / WHO DIED 16TH OCT. 1933, / AGED 77 YEARS. / AT REST.

Joseph Walter Staff. Private S/20889. 14th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 16th November 1917, aged 27 years. Son of John and Susannah Staff of 22A Crown Colony, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Perth, Scotland. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. L.44.

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