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Frampton War Memorial

When you go home tell them of us and say: ‘for your tomorrow we gave our today'.

'They shall grow not old,as we that our left grow.Age shall not weary them,nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We will remember them'.

1914 -1918

'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 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. Note: The 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.

Alfred Boothby

Horace Brown

John Edward Burnett

Albert Edge

John William Elsey

Albert Grooby

William Hezzell

Ernest James Howell

Reginald Lowe

Charles Lowe

Wilfred Redshaw

John William Smalley

George Arnold Traves

George Edward Vine

Ednett Watson

William Francis Watson

John Henry Woods

Cyril Stowe


Remembrance 2015

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.The Lincolnshire, Boston and Spalding Free Press, Page 8, Saturday April 18 1922

Frampton Connection - War Dead Click name opposite for CWGC pages or above link to download a pdf full list.

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2016 Parade & Service Process to War Memorial 10.45am Sunday 8th November followed by service in St Mary's church

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 will be on permanent display in a shell case in St Michael's Church, whilst the others will be displayed in a specially constructed display case in St Mary's Church.

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