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Frampton War Dead

The Parishes of  Wyberton &  Frampton
1939 -1945 Cyril Stowe
'A   war   memorial   to   the   sixteen   local   men,   who   fell   in   the war,   was   unveiled   at   Frampton,   on   Sunday   week   by   Major Bell,    of    Bourne,    who    appeared    in    ceremonial    military uniform. The    memorial    consists    of    an    obelisk    12    feet    high,    of sparkling   Cornish   granite,   and   stands   near   Barker’s   bridge, in   the   centre   of   the   village.   It   has   been   erected   at   a   cost   of £250.   There   was   a   large   gathering   to   witness   the   ceremony. The   proceedings   opened   with   the   hymn,   “O,   God   our   help in    ages    past,”    and    the    Vicar    (Rev.    R.    G.    McCleland)    read passages   from   the   Prayer   Book.   Major   Bell   then,   in   a   short and    impressive    address    referred    to    the    devotion    of    the fallen    heroes,    whose    memory    they    had    cherished,    and unveiled the obelisk. Mr.   Isaac   B.      Ketton,   at   the   close,   proposed   a   vote   of   thanks to Major Bell, and wreaths were placed on the memorial. A   dumb   peal   was   rung   on   the   bells   of   Frampton   church between 2 and 3 o’clock'. From   -   The   Lincolnshire,   Boston   and   Spalding   Free   Press, Page 8, Saturday  April 18 1922. 'We will remember them' On   13th   September   2009,   Mr   George   and   Mrs   PJ   Rowland, presented   a   Plaque   (Death   Penny)      in   memory   of   Ernest James   Howell   -   son   of   Frampton   couple      -   William   &   Anna Howell. Formerly   from   the   U.K.   the   couple   discovered   the   special M   e   m   o   r   i   a   l     Plaque          in     an antique   shop   in Illinois           USA, where            they have     lived     for many years. The    large    bronze    medalion    sent    to    Rifleman    Howell's parents of Frampton, is inscribed: 'HE    DIED    FOR    FREEDOM        AND HONOUR ERNEST JAMES HOWELL'  The   citation   bearing   the   arms   of Buckingham   Place   and   signed   by King George V reads thus: 'I   join   with   my   grateful   people   in sending    you    this    memorial    of    a brave   life   given   for   others   in   the Great War.'  We   are   most   grateful   to   George   & PJ    for    their    decision    to    purchase the   plaque   and   make   a   personal pilgrimage     to          Frampton.     The Plaque    is        a    lasting    tribute    to Rifleman   Howell      and   is   now   on   permanent   display   in   St. Mary's Church Frampton.

Wyberton War Dead

During   the   Remembrance   Service   in   St   Mary's   Church   on 8th   November   2015,   ceramic   poppies   purchased   by   the Parish    Council    from    the    previous    Tower    of    London display,   were   placed   on   a   table,   as   candles   were   lit   in memory   of   each   one   of   those   whose   names   appear   on the Roll of Honour  (see opposite). One   of   the   poppies   is   on   permanent   display   in   a   shell case    in    St    Michael's    Church,    whilst    the    others    are displayed    in    a    specially    constructed    case    in    St    Mary's Church,   dedicated   by   Archdeacon   Justine   on   24th   April 2016. A   WWI   Death   Plaque   (Dead   Man's   Penny)   was   issued to   the   next   of   kin   of   servicemen   /women   who   had   fallen in the Great War between 1914 and 1918. The    selected    design    was    a    12-centimetre    disk    cast    in bronze     gunmetal,     which     incorporated     the     following; Dead Man's Penny •an   image   of   Britannia   holding   an   oak   spray   with   leaves and   acorns,   an   imperial   lion,   two   dolphins   representing Britain's   sea   power,   the   emblem   of   Imperial   Germany's eagle   being   torn   to   pieces   by   another   lion,   a   rectangular tablet   where   the   deceased   individual's   name   was   cast into   the   plaque.   No   rank   was   given   as   it   was   intended   to show   equality   in   their   sacrifice,   the   words,   'He   died   for freedom and honour'. The    memorial    plaque    would    be accompanied      by      a      Memorial Scroll,   a   letter   from   Buckingham Palace   and   often   letter   from   the deceased's    commanding    officer. They   would   not   usually   arrive   as a   single   package,   but   as   a   series of separate mailings.
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