Wars Last Goodbyes
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St Peter Powick

Inscription

In

Loving memory of

Cyril

The dearly loved

And devoted husband of

Nellie Finch (Birmingham)

Who died August 24th 1916

Aged 24 years

"Farewell Beloved Till We Meet Again"

Place of Inscription

St Peter Powick

Worcestershire

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Cyril William

Finch

1892

Claines, Worcestershire

24th August 1916

Drowned at Saltfleet in Lincolnshire attempting to rescue his comrade Sapper James Kirk who unfortunately couldn't swim who also died. Two others tried to help but survived.

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St Peter's Churchyard, Powick, Worcestershire

First World War

Sapper

1st/3rd East Anglian Field Company Royal Engineers

Both men - Cyril and James hailed from Northampton which is where they enlisted

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