Frampton War Dead

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. 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 Memorial 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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1914-1918 Meanburn Staniland 1939-1945 William Clarke - (not on CWGC) Colin Hubert Curtis Clifford Hopkinson George Lyon Harold James Nix William Harry Nixon James R Norris Thomas Wright (not on CWGC)
Roll of Honour - Frampton
Roll of Honour - Wyberton

We will Remember Them

At 11am on the 11th November 2018, hundreds of people of Frampton and Wyberton fell silent to remember the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice to end the Great War. Some 65 million men were mobilised across Europe during World War 1. Nearly a third of them – some 21 million, were wounded. Another 8.5 million were killed and some 7.7 million were taken prisoners of war. All of them had family and friends whose lives were changed forever by the events of 1914-1918. After the 2 minute silence and act of homage at the War Memorial, a service was held in St Mary’s Church, during which the Roll Call of those who fought and died was read aloud. At 7pm the Frampton Beacon was lit after The Roll Call, Last Post, Silence and Rouse. The prayers - as below: ‘Battle’s Over’ Tribute to the Millions Let us remember those who so selflessly gave their lives at home and abroad, whose sacrifice enables us to enjoy the peace and freedom we have today. Let us remember those who came home wounded, physically and mentally, and the friends and family who cared for them. Let us remember those who returned to restore their relationships and rebuild their working lives after years of dreadful conflict and turmoil. Let us remember the families that lost husbands, sons and sweethearts. Let us remember the servicemen, merchant seamen, miners, brave civilians and others from Commonwealth and Allied countries - who fought, suffered and died during four years of war. Let us remember those in reserved occupation and the brave people who kept us safe on the home front - the doctors and nurses who cared for the wounded, the women and men who toiled in the fields, those who worked in the factories, who all played such a vital role in the war effort at home.
Photos - courtesy Penny Maltby
Poppy Display in St Mary’s Church
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Frampton War Dead

1939 -1945 Cyril Stowe
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Wyberton War Dead

Roll of Honour - Frampton
Roll of Honour - Wyberton
Poppy Display in St Mary’s Church

We will Remember Them

At 11am on the 11th November 2018, hundreds of people of Frampton and Wyberton fell silent to remember the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice to end the Great War. Some 65 million men were mobilised across Europe during World War 1. Nearly a third of them – some 21 million, were wounded. Another 8.5 million were killed and some 7.7 million were taken prisoners of war. All of them had family and friends whose lives were changed forever by the events of 1914-1918. After the 2 minute silence and act of homage at the War Memorial, a service was held in St Mary’s Church, during which the Roll Call of those who fought and died was read aloud. At 7pm the Frampton Beacon was lit after The Roll Call, Last Post, Silence and Rouse. The prayers - as below: ‘Battle’s Over’ Tribute to the Millions Let us remember those who so selflessly gave their lives at home and abroad, whose sacrifice enables us to enjoy the peace and freedom we have today. Let us remember those who came home wounded, physically and mentally, and the friends and family who cared for them. Let us remember those who returned to restore their relationships and rebuild their working lives after years of dreadful conflict and turmoil. Let us remember the families that lost husbands, sons and sweethearts. Let us remember the servicemen, merchant seamen, miners, brave civilians and others from Commonwealth and Allied countries - who fought, suffered and died during four years of war. Let us remember those in reserved occupation and the brave people who kept us safe on the home front - the doctors and nurses who cared for the wounded, the women and men who toiled in the fields, those who worked in the factories, who all played such a vital role in the war effort at home.
Photos - courtesy Penny Maltby

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Wyberton with Frampton

Wyberton with Frampton