Tuesday 7 April 2015

Elsecar, Holy Trinity New Churchyard, Clifford Portman

The Portman Family gravestone has fallen face down (photo taken 6 April 2015)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Lives of the First World War

Photograph by Nigel Croft

Monumental Inscription by Elsecar Family History Society (also available at Holy Trinity Church, Elsecar on Mondays between 10.30am and 2.30pm).

Grave Location and Inscription:

321 A
In Loving Memory of / Thomas Solomon / The beloved husband of / Emily Portman / Who died May 16th 1018 / aged 64 years / Also of their son, / Lce Cpl Clifford Portman / who died from wounds received / in action in France / Sept 28th 1917 / aged 20 years / Also of the above named / Emily Portman / Who died March 6th 1938 / aged 83 years / "Re-united" / "At Rest".

Clifford is also remembered on the Hoyland War Memorial, West Street and Kirk Balk, Hoyland  and on the Elsecar, Holy Trinity Church, WW1 plaque

He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery in Belgium and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 
BWMP #ELS04/08

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