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The following is a brief review of two memorials in the Parish Church of St Helens, SWINHOPE. Personal data is drawn from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

Placed some 4 feet above the floor of the north side of the nave is a dark wooden plate which incorporates a carved cross at it's top. Mounted on this plate is a circular Great War Memorial plaque in bronze, though apparently plated in brass, bearing the name WALTER HACKFATH.

            Under this is mounted a cast brass plate some 9" by 6" bearing the words

               

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

WALTER HACKFATH

WHO FELL IN THE

GREAT WAR  1914 - 1919

REST ETERNAL GRANT

HIM O LORD

 

Walter HACKFATH is believed to have been the son of Mrs. Annie Hackforth of Seaton Terrace, Louth. He served as Gunner 918 in the 1st North Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery and was killed in action on the 22nd November 1915 aged 23. He is buried in the Le Touret Military Cemetery in the Pas de Calais,France.

Also on the north wall of the nave is a large white marble tablet commemorating the ALLINGTON family at the bottom of which are the words

AND

LIEUTENANT RUPERT HILDEBRAND ALLINGTON RN

KILLED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN

SEPTEMBER 1943

'EN DIEU EST TOUT'

 

He has not been further identified.

 

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