Kirton in Holland WM

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Reference WMO/269360


T junction Boston Road/ Station Road

Kirton in Holland

PE20 1DR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
About the memorial: Rough hewn grey stone column with peon top atop stone square with recess to each side which then stands on 2 tier inward stepped base. The whole stands on 4 tier inward stepped smooth stone foundation and is in paved garden with planting around edges. Garden on large traffic island at road junction and is surrounded by metal railings and gates. Front recess of memorial has dedication in black lettering and both war dates beneath in gold, rear face has WW2 names in black divided centrally by prayer in gold. Remaining 2 faces have WW1 names divided between the faces and in black lettering although medal holders are separated and are at head of the recesses.
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Front face: IN/ GRATEFUL/ AND GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF KIRTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 – 1918/ 1939 – 1945 Right face: (Names) Left face: (Names) Rear face: (Names)/ THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVER/ (Names)

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