Cyril Briggs

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Reference WMO/269139


Horncastle Cemetery

Cemetery Lodge

Boston Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Large Latin cross with slightly chamfered edges, supported on three tier inwardly stepped base. Black lead lettering to upper two tiers of base on two faces, possible other face dedication(s) unknown. Lettering faded, now partially missing.
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IN EVER LOVING, MEMORY OF. MY DEAR HUSBAND, HENRY BRIGGS., BORN AUGUST 29TH 1856, PASSED AWAY MARCH 8TH 1909., “UNTIL THE DAY BREAK.”. IN PROUD, AND EVER LOVING, MEMORY OF, LIEUT CYRIL BRIGGS. R.A.F., YOUNGEST SON, BORN APRIL 9TH 1894, KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 27TH 1918. BURIED AT BLANKENBERGE BELGIUM. “THE (STRIFE?) IS O’ER, THE BATTLE WON.” Also from previous recording [In everloving memory of Sidney Bovis BRIGGS second son born 8th March 1888 died 26th October 1918 buried in Inyatt, South Rhodesia]

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