Thursday, 27 November 2014

Darfield Churchyard Frank A Purple (World War II)

Frank A. Purple is buried in All Saints Churchyard Darfield

War Memorials Archive listing    

War Memorials Online listing 

Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian 

Grave Location and Inscription:

(This grave is by the side of the path on the left hand side as you walk away from the church's main entrance Number 3 on the Friends of Darfield Churchyard Map which can be downloaded as a .pdf file here.)

In / loving memory of / my dear husband /  (Seaman) Frank Purple / killed by enemy action 11th March 1941 / aged 23 years / R.I.P / A bitter grief, a shock severe / to part with him we loved so dear / our loss is great / we'll not complain / but hope in heaven we meet again.

Frank Purple is buried here in Darfield Cemetery and remembered on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Frank is also remembered on the All Saints Church WW2 Memorial Tablet, Darfield and on the  WW2 Roll of Honour in Maurice Dobson Museum, Darfield.