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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. 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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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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Roll of Honour - Frampton
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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