A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
Related Memorials
- CWGC Headstones -
- Earsdon St Alban's : H Gramshaw -

Location

In St Alban's Churchyard, Earsdon, Tyne & Wear (formerly Northumberland)
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk

Description

Grave location : western part below Church.
Headstone

Earsdon St Alban's : H Gramshaw
 
Earsdon St Alban's : H Gramshaw
 
Inscription


LIEUTENANT
H GRAMSHAW
S STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
28TH FEBRUARY 1916 AGED 29
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HUGH
ONLY SON OF THE LATE CHARLES R GRAMSHAW
OF GRAVESEND
WHO DIED 28TH FEBRUARY 1916 AGED 29 YEARS


 
Further Information

It is not known why Lt Gramshaw is buried at Earsdon - presumably the S Staffordshire Regiment were located in the area, or possibly there was a hospital nearby. It is also not known why he is commemorated on the Ryde, Isle of Wight War memorial when his place of birth was Gravesend. Nevertheless, with just one person matching this name on CWGC and SDGW records, there can be little doubt that the memorial and the grave are of the same man.

CWGC record ...
 


 


 
 

 
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