Horncastle WW2

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Reference WMO/269210

Address:

Horncastle Memorial Centre

North St

Horncastle

LN9 5DX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Conflicts:
  • 13th Century Wars
About the memorial: A tablet to the memory of those who gave their lives in the 1939 – 45 War was unveiled in the porch at Horncastle War Memorial Hospital on Thursday evening last week, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and townspeople, representing various organisations in the town The tablet had been placed on the wall of the poach on the opposite side to the tablet in memory of those who fell in the 1914-18 War. It was a simple yet impressive service and the unveiling was done by Major P. Kime, M.C., West Ashby. The tablet was dedicated by the Rev F. S. Pritchard (Methodist Minister). Coun. W. E. Hodson (Chairman of the Urban Council) presided. Among the large gathering were representatives of the Urban Council, War Memorial Committee, British Legion, A.T.C., Army Cadets, Home Guard, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Hospital Board, the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, Red Cross, Toc H, Pol9ice Force, Chamber of Trade and other public bodies. Relatives of those whose names are inscribed on the tablet were grouped in front of the Hospital. The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by a bugler of the Royal Lincolnshire \regiment, and the blessings pronounced by the Rev F. S. Pritchard. The simple and impressive concluded with the National Anthem . Extracted from the Horncastle News published Saturday 21st August 1954.
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IN MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS DEAD BELONGING TO HORNCASTLE WHO FELL IN THE 1939 / 45 WAR

R. LINCOLN REGT. MAJOR S. J. BUNCH. M.C. LIEUT. J. D. GAUNT. C.Q.MS. H. HUDSON. CORPL. W. SCOTT. PTE. J. T. BAKER. PTE. W. H. A. BEDFORD. PTE. G. O. BRITTON. PTE. C. K. HARE. PTE. A. U. MOORE PTE. K. W. POCKLINGTON. PTE. L. J. SPITTLEHOUSE. R.N. LDG. TEL. J.E. WOOLLEY ORD. SMN. E. R. HORSFIELD R.A. SERGT. T. E. HARNESS R. SIGNALS. SIG. F. TASKER COLDSTREAM GUARDS SERGT. R. TODD. BEDS & HERTS REGT. PTE. S. D. COOPER R. LEICESTER REGT. CORPL. A. HUNT. R. SUSSEX REGT. CAPT. R. E. H. PARKINSON. NORTHANTS REGT. C.S.M. A. CLARKE. M.M. R.A.P.C. PTE. E. M. BASFORD. O.C.T.U. OFFICER CADET E. W. WELLS. R.A.F S/L/ D. B. DRAKES. F/L. P. ENDERBY. D.F.C. F/O. J. STANLEY F/O. J. H. WARNER. P/O. J. H. GILLING. SGT./P. D. V. SORFLEET. AC/1. F. J. SMITH R.A.F. REGT. A.C. F. URRY.

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