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Broughton War Memorial

 
War Memorial called ‘The Thinking Soldier’.
 

Broughton’s War Memorial stands on the corner of High Street and Scawby Road, on land that was once part of the Red Lion. The owners "The Hull Brewery Co." gave the land to the village in 1924. 

The Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 22nd of October 1923, by the Earl of Yarborough. It was paid for by money collected from the people of Broughton , who wanted to remember their dead from the first world war. 

The memorial was created by the artist, Gilbert Bayes, who has work exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The writing on the monument says:


"TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF BROUGHTON

WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR ( 1914 – 1918)

AND IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN" 
 
 

November 11, 2011