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BOOTHBY GRAFFOE WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is located in St Andrew's Churchyard, Boothby Graffoe. The memorial takes the form of an ornamental stone cross on an octagonal three stepped plinth upon a large square base. The shaft supporting the cross is carved and moulded. The dedication and names are on the three front faces of the plinth. The words Honour, Justice and Liberty are carved in bold relief below, on the middle step of the plinth. There are four names for World War 1 and none for World War 2. The memorial was unveilked by Lieutenant Colonel Hodgkinson and dedicated by the local clergy on 13th December 1921. Details in the Lincolnshire chronicle 19th November 1921.

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In remembrance before God of our men who died in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.

BLACKBURN

Samuel

Guardsman 17062. 1st battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10th December 1915, aged 22 years. Son of William Blackburn of Bassingham, Lincs. Born Eagle Moor, Lincs and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, Laventie. VI.A.4.

MILWARD

Etienne Geoffrey

Captain. 7th battalion, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2nd September 1916. Commemorated LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Corbie. II.B.35.

SOUTH

John William

Gunner 78372. B Btn, Tank Corps formerly 28160 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd November 1917. Born Boothby Graffoe and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. P.III.T.3.B.

WARD

George

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

Honour, Justice, Liberty.

Last updated 2 August, 2007

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