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John Meads 2014
War Memorial Dedication
"Loving Tokens"


When Burton Latimer's new war memorial was dedicated on Sunday November 12th 1922 its base was hidden by hundreds of wreaths and bunches of flowers laid there by grieving relatives and friends. The Evening Telegraph reported the event and published a list of the names from cards on on the wreaths, or "Loving Tokens" as it described them, which it published a few days later. It has been necessary to summarise the messages on the wreaths but all the names are here and, after researching censuses and other records, those that were not named have been included in [brackets] as educated guesses Some cards had more than one name on them, these have an asterisk* against them. As usual, we would be pleased to hear from anyone with further information or corrections.

Eric [Ball] Our dear boy Eric
Percy [Blaxendale] Brother of Gladys, Annie and Will
Wally [Buckby] Mrs. Miller
Wally [Buckby] Mother, Dad, sister and brothers and Grace and Sid (Kettering)
F.W. [Eady] A brother – from Alf and Con
L [Henman] Sister Hilda and Jack
G.E.W. [Worley] Dear brother from Ern and Lilla
Pte. A. Abbott Mam, Albert, Len, Reg Abbott, Laura, Dick and baby
F. Abbott Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
Horace Allen His dear ones
Joseph Allen Mother, Father, Frances and Charles
Pte. T.H. Allen George, Charles, Herbert and Bob
Abraham Ambler Mother, father, Sisters and brothers
Eric Ball Hilda and Joe
Eric Ball Brother – Ethel (Haywards Heath)
F. Ball Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
Frank Ball Burton Latimer Fire Brigade
Frank Ball Our dear boy – Mother, Father and sister
Jack Basford Father, brother and Sisters
W. Basford Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
William Basford Mother, brother and Sisters
Bobbie Baxendale Mam, Dad (Mr. T.) and Sisters
Pte. B. Beadsworth Mother, Dad, Sisters and brothers
Pte. Charles Beadsworth Grace, George, Connie and Leslie
Pte. Frank Bellamy Tom, Blanche and Phyllis
E. Biggs Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
Rifleman E. Biggs Our Pal – Cecil and Blanche
Rifleman E.J. Biggs Mam, Dad, Alice and Lennie
Ernest Biggs In loving memory from members of the Bible Class*
Pte. R.H. Billingham
Pte. W.H. Billingham
Pte. E.A. Bleaney Father, mother, sister and Eva
Pte. Leonard Brown Wife and children, Edie and Ivy
A.B. Walter J. Buckby Royal Naval Division*
L/Cpl Albert E. Buckby Father and Sisters
Harold Buckby Sister and brothers, Winnie and Dennis
Gnr. Harold Buckby Son
2/Lt R.A.F. Ralph Buckby Mother, Father and sister
Sonny Buckby In loving memory from members of the Bible Class*
L/Cpl Wilfred Buckby Wife and children, Edie and Ivy
W.J.(Wally) Buckby Auntie Nancy, Auntie Amelia, Leslie and Charlie
G.J. Bugby Mother, father and all at home
Edward Campen Mother, father, brother and Sisters
Percy Chamberlain Aunt and Uncles (Finedon)
Pte. Percy Chamberlain From all at home
Percy Edward Chamberlain Wife and daughter
Joe Clipson Mother, Sister and brother
Pte. L. Clipson Mother, father, sister and brothers
Pte. C. Cockayne Brothers Harry and Rich and Sister-in-law Polly*
Pte. C. Cockayne Mother and brother*
Pte. Charles Cockayne Brother, sister and niece*
Bdr. F. Cockayne Brothers Harry and Rich and Sister-in-law Polly*
Bdr. F. Cockayne Mother and brother*
Bdr. F. Cockayne Brother, sister and niece*
James Currant Father, mother, brothers and Sisters
Pte. James Currant Wife and mother
W. Dent Mother and brother
Driver A.C. Devereux Brother of Nance, Betty. Fred, George and nephews
R. Dicks Co-operative Clothing Society*
Reg Dicks In loving memory from members of the Bible Class*
A.B. Drage Royal Naval Division*
R. Flint Mission Room Choir and congregation*
R. Flint Our dear brother and husband from Edie and Philip, Mother, Dad and all*
Pte. G.C. Gilby Annie and Arthur
Pte. J. Goode Auntie Rose and Uncle Tom (Kettering)
Pte. J. Goode Wife Jenny and Grandma (Kettering)
Pte. J. Goode Mother, father, Sisters and brothers
J. Goodman Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
Pte. J. Goodman Mrs A. Gower and family*
Jack Goodman Mother, father, Sisters and brothers
Pte. John Goodman Wife
Pte. W.L Green Alf, Ciss and Gwennie
W.L. Green Mother, father, Sisters and brothers
John Groom Father, Mother, Sisters and brothers (Mrs. Groom)
Pte. Leonard Henman Mother, father, Sisters and brothers
Pte. William Hobbs Mrs. Stockton and family. Mr. & Mrs. F. Smith
T.S. Howlett My Dear Daddy
Cpl. Henry Hume Whitney & Westley finishing room*
Pte. F. Jackson Our Dear Daddy – Winston and Dudley
Pte. Frank Jackson Mother, sister and brothers
Pte. F. Jarvis Brothers and Sisters
Pte. H. Johnson Mother, Sisters and brothers
H. Johnson Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
Pte. Walter Johnson Friends and relatives (Pitsford and Weston Favell)*
Pte. Walter Johnson The adopted son of Frank and Kate Hodgkins*
Arthur John Kilborn Mother, Father, Sister, Brother
J Kilborn Mission Room Choir and congregation*
Pte. Leonard Knight Mother, father, Sisters and brother
John Ed. Knighton Father, brother and Sisters
[Percy] Lewis A Dear Dad – from Harold Lewis
[Percy] Lewis Dear Dad – from George Lewis
Ed. Lewis Hart & Levy Ltd.*
Edward Lewis Father, Mother, Sisters and brothers
Edward Lewis Nell and Bill
Albert Liggins Wife and child
Pte. John George Lowe Mother, father, Sisters and brothers
Cpl. Bob Mason Dad, mother, Sisters and brothers
Cpl. Bob Mason Bro and Sis in Australia (Jack and Nance) Jesse, Fred and little Bob
Thomas Mason Charlie and Poll
Tom Mason Hilda and Joe*
Pte. B. Mills Wife and children
Gnr. F. Northern Mother, Sisters and brothers
Frank Northern Wife and little Madge
Seaman Frank Northern Dear old pal from Frank Tailby
Walter J. Palmer Brother Alf
Sgt. C.W. Pears Wife
Pte. Charles Aliston Pell Wife and little daughter
Cpl. E. Randall Dearly loved husband of Ethel Randall
Ernest Randall Mother and Dad
Herbert Redhead A dear son and brother
Max Reed Mother, brothers and Sisters
Max Reed Wife and little Joan
J. Alfred Roddis Brother and pal – Louie, Ern and Len
Fred Saddington Grandma Pearson and Walter
Fred Saddington Mrs. Cooper and family
H.J. Sharpe His dear wife Mrs. Sharpe
Harry Shelton Mother, Dad, Sisters and brothers
Pte. Horace Smith Beloved children
Horace Smith Son Leonard
S.D. Smith Our dear brother and husband. From Edie and Philip, Mother, Dad and all*
Arthur Spriggs Father, sister and Frank*
Arthur Spriggs Brothers – Lennie and Lizzie*
George Spriggs Father, sister and Frank*
George Spriggs Brothers – Lennie and Lizzie*
George Spriggs Wife and children
John Spriggs Father, sister and Frank*
John Spriggs Brothers – Lennie and Lizzie*
Walter J. Stevenson Elsie and Alf
Walter J. Stevenson A dear husband
Corbutt Styles Father and all at home
Corbutt Styles In loving memory from members of the Bible Class*
S. Tarry Mother, Dad and Nellie*
Pte. G. Towers Mr. and Mrs. Baish and family
Gerald Towers Thornloe & Clarkson
George A. Turner Dad, Mam, sister and brother
Pte. H. Underwood Mr.and Mrs. Dent and family
Herbert Underwood All at Burton and Finedon
Pte. A. Vaughan The Blaxley family
Albert Vaughan In loving memory from members of the Bible Class*
W. Ward Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
Pte. W. Ward Wife and children
Pte. H. Webb Mrs. A. Gower and family
Pte. H. Webb Mother, brother and Sisters
Harry Webb Hart & Levy Ltd.*
Pte. J.T. Whiteman Mother, Sisters and brothers
Pte. J.T. Whiteman Aunt Beat and cousins
Pte. T. Whiteman Ada (Finedon)
Charles Whiting In loving remembrance from Brothers and Sisters Whiting and Dad*
George Whiting In loving remembrance from Brothers and Sisters Whiting and Dad*
William Whiting In loving remembrance from Brothers and Sisters Whiting and Dad*
F. Whittemore Co-operative Clothing Society*
Fred Whittemore Father, Mother, Sisters and brothers
Cpl. Cecil Wilson Friends and relatives (Pitsford and Weston Favell)*
Cpl. Cecil Wilson The adopted son of Frank and Kate Hodgkins*
Pte. Horace Winkle A husband and father
Horace Winkle Mam and children
E. Worley Coles Boot Co. Ltd.*
G.W. Worley Mum, Dad, Brothers and Sisters and G.& M., J.E. & C.
Fred Wright Mother, Dad and Nellie*
S. Wright Wife and son
Pte. Sam Wright Mother, Dad, Sisters and brothers
Pte. Sam Wright Whitney & Westley finishing room*
In loving memory from the late Mrs. W. Drage
Albert Sister and children
Daddy Evelyn
Fred Archie, Alice and Linda
Herbert Mother, father, sister and brothers
Jack Father, sister, Flo, Ruth, Kate
Ted From Hilda
Will Mother and Sisters
A tribute of gratitude and affection from the parishioners of Burton Latimer
In loving memory of our fallen comrades from the ex-Servicemen of Burton Latimer
In honoured memory of our fallen members who died in defence of liberty, from the Officers and Members of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Nottingham Order of Oddfellows, Independent Order of Rechabites, and National Deposit Friendly Societies.
A token of grateful remembrance from the Church Sunday School
In memory of the men who have made the great sacrifice from Buckby Bros, and staff
In loving memory of fellow workers from the Employees of Eady & Son.
In loving sympathy of the fallen from the Employees of A.E.Fox & Co.,
In memory of the members of the Britannia Club
In loving memory of fallen heroes from Mr. & Mrs. Alf Barlow and staff.
In grateful remembrance from the Conservative Club
With everlasting memories from the Staff of the Onward Clothing Company
In memory of the old boys of Burton Latimer Council School from teachers and scholars
From the Prince of Wales Lodge, R.A.O.B., G.L.E.
Remembrance

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