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ALFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The memorial is located in the grounds of St Wilfrid's Church, Alford. Inside the church are two framed Rolls of Honour, illuminated and hand painted, for those who died in World War 1 and World War 2. The memorial stands in the grounds of St Wilfrid's church and is in the form of an ornate cross mounted on a tall pillar which in turn iis mounted on a square plinth; the whole stands on a three steeped base. The names cover World War 1, World War 2 and Northern Ireland.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the men of Alford who gave their lives in the Great War
1914 – 1919.

ALMOND

Bernard

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ARROWSMITH

Charles

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BAGGLEY

Arthur

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BARON

Maurice

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BELL

William

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BLADES

Charles

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BREWER

Sydney

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BROWN

Harry

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BROWN

Hadyn

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BROWN

Herbert

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BURKITT

Jesse

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BURKITT

Scott

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CLARK

George

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COULT

Stanley

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CROWSON

Sydney

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CROWSON

William

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CUPPLEDITCH

Walter

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ELLERBY

Albert

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ELLERBY

William

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FORMAN

Ernest

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HACKFORD

Samuel

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HACKNEY

Sydney

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HALL

Abraham

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HAMMOND

Basil

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HASNIP

William

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HODGSON

Arthur

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HOODLESS

Percy

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HUMPHREY

Arthur

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HUNDLEBY

Herbert

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KEMP

Frederick

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KING

Edward

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LAMBERT

Bertie

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LAMBERT

Charles

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LAMBERT

Herbert

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LAMBERT

John

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LINSDELL

Wilfred

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PHILLIPS

Vernon

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PURDOM

Herbert

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RHODES

Wilfred

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RIGGALL

Percy

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SKELTON

Harry

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SIMPSON

Thomas

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SMALL

Sydney

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SOOLE

Stanley

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TAYLES

Edwin

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TAYLOR

Charles

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TWEDDLE

James

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VAMPLEW

Samuel

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VEAR

Cuthbert

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VEAR

Percy

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WALCOTT

George

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WARD

John

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WELLS

Ernest

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WILKINSON

George

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WILKINSON

Martin

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WILSON

Sydney

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WRIGHT

Thomas

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YATES

Charles

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Alford Roll of Honour in the Great War

ALMOND

Bernard

Pioneer 373200. Signal Service, Royal Engineers. Died at home 8th November 1918, aged 19 years. Son of John William Almond of East Keal, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated WEST KEAL (St Helen) CHURCHYARD.

ARROWSMITH

Charles Melbourne

Private 358576. 10th battalion, Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Alford, Lincs, enlisted and resident Manchester, Lancs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 27 to 30.

BAGGLEY

Arthur Stephen

L/Corporal 31001. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Born Alford, enlisted Louth and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No: 2, Hebuterne. II.E.15.

BARON

Maurice Nelson

Flight Sub Lieutenant. Royal Naval Air Service. Died 15th August 1917, aged 18 years. Son of Rev Canon Charles Baron-Suckling (formerly Baron) of Barsham Rectory, Beccles, Suffolk. Commemorated RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.D.4.

BELL

John William

Private CH/17205. Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Hogue. Died 22nd September 1914. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 7.

BLADES

Charles William

Private 202173. 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1918. Enlisted and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 26 and 27.

BREWER

Sydney

Corporal 610080. C Coy, 19th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 4th December 1917, aged 23 years. Son of James Millin and Margaret Jane Brewer of Station House, Alford, Lincs. Born Boston, Lincs, enlisted Camden Town and resident Grafton Street, London. Commemorated MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, Le Treport. VI.C.10B.

BROWN

Harry

Military Cross. Company Sergeant Major 240014. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd July 1917 (6th December 1917 on Roll), aged 37 years. Son of Isaac and Eliza Brown of Alford, husband of Margaret Brown of West Street, Alford, Lincs. Born Bilsby and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. II.D.15.

BROWN

Haydn

Roll states: Private. Northumberland Fusiliers. 15th April 1917. Possibly George Haydon Brown. Private 31895. 21st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 15th April 1917. Born Hull, Yorks and enlisted Melton Mowbray, Leics. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXII.J.9A.

BROWN

Herbert William

L/Sergeant 203022. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th December 1917. Son of Walter J Brown of 1 Dash Road, Alford, Lincs. Born Ulceby and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Louveral. Panel 4.

BURKITT

Jesse

Roll states: Private 2994, Lincolnshire Yeomanry, transferred to 242454, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment then transferred as 244741, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Wounded in action 19th June 1917 and spent 7 months in hospital with gunshot wound to left buttock, then transferred as 84880 56 Protection Company, Royal Ddefence Corps. Died 27th May 1919. Mother Fanny Burkitt, East Street Alford. [Service record on Ancestry.com]

BURKITT

Scott

Private 22910. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th July 1917. Son of Mrs F Burkitt of East Street, Alford, Lincs. Born Asterby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.E.9.

CLARK

George Crabb

George Christopher Clark on SDGW. Private 22842. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Alford and resident Beesby, Lincs. Commemorated DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, Longueval. VIII.P.7.

COULT

Walter Stanley

Private 16302. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) Arthur Thomas and Eliza Ann Coult of 'Ashdene', Chauntry Road, Alford, Lincs. Born Alford and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

CROWSON

Sidney

Private 30301. 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, formerly 28809 Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Husband of Sarah Annie Crowson of Manor Farm, Welton le Wold, Lincs. Born Alford and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated CROONAERT CHAPEL CEMETERY. A.20.

CROWSON

William Arthur

Private 25522. D Coy, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th July 1917, aged 32 years. Son of (the late) William and Emma Crowson of Alford, husband of Lucy Ethel Crowson of Irnham, Lincs. Born Bilsby, enlisted Bourne and resident Irnham, Lincs. Commemorated VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. I.G.17.

CUPPLEDITCH

Walter Henry

Private 18367. 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, formerly 80088 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 21st August 1918. Born Alford, enlisted Louth and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 5.

ELLERBY

Albert

Roll states: Private. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 23rd November 1916. (Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW).

ELLERBY

William

Private 37221. 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 2023 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd May 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Mrs Annie Ellerby of Ranters Row, Alford, Lincs. Born Mount Pleasant and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 4 and 5.

FORMAN

Leonard Ernest

Private 291419. 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 28th April 1917. Commemorated VIMY MEMORIAL.

HACKFORD

Samuel

L/Corporal 31179. 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment (Roll states Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 20th November 1917 in Palestine. Brother of Annie Hackford of 13 Lindum Grove, Nottingham, Notts. Born Alford and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated ALEXANDRIA (Hadra) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY. D.223.

HACKNEY

Sydney Tom

Roll states: Corporal. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 7th September 1916. Possibly Sydney Thomas Hackney. Private 7871. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Marion Faulkner (formerly Hackney) of 14 Hungate, Lincoln and husband of Florence Parker (formerly Hackney). Born Cherry Willingham and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

HALL

Abraham

Private 28190. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917, aged 38 years. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Hall. Born Alford, enlisted Louth and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

HAMMOND

Basil Martin

Private 30313. 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 1686 Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Killed in action 25th December 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Harry and Ada Elizabeth Hammond of East Street, Alford, Lincs. Born Friskney, Lincs, enlisted Huntingdon, Hunts and resident Wrangle, Lincs. Commemorated BROWNS ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Festubert. I.H.8.

HASNIP

William

Driver TS/8512. 22nd Div, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 16th October 1916, in Balkans. Born Alford, enlisted Spilsby and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY. D.773.

HODGSON

Arthur

Gunner 157502. 441st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds at home 3rd April 1918, aged 24 years. Born Thoresby, enlisted Spilsby and resident Hagnaby, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. G.6.

HOODLESS

Percy

Private 31274. 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, formerly 25784 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1917. Son of Mrs Eliza Hoodless of Chapel Street, Alford, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated WOODS CEMETERY. II.CC.2.

HUMPHREY

Arthur Thomas

Private 16087. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th April 1917. Born Alford, enlisted Louth and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. II.A.7.

HUNDLEBY

Herbert Henry

L/Corporal 1152. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Mary Ann Ward of 10 Mount Pleasant, Alford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

JACOBSON

Serge

[Spelt JACOBSEN on CWGC and Canadian Archives] Private 150441. 25th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment). Died 19th September 1916. Aged 21. Born 15 May 1894 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Railway Clerk by trade. So of, Dr. George Oscar Jacobsen, of Alford, Lincs. Brother of Eric Jacobsen, of 141, Sunnyside Boulevard, Sturgeon Creek, Manitoba. Unmarried. Enlisted 23rd July 1915 at Winnipeg, Canada, aged 21. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 39 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark. Religion Church of England. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 26. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4762 - 48

KEMP

Frederick William

Private 31617. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 25th January 1918, aged 33 years. Son of Robert Kemp of Alford, Lincs. Born Alford, enlisted Louth and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. VIII.C.11.

KING

William Edward

Private 23283. C Coy, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th October 1916, aged 21 years. Son of William Johnson and Jane King of 80 High Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Born Alford, enlisted Spilsby and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated A.I.F BURIAL GROUND, Flers. IX.H.4.

LAMBERT

Bertie

Private 6580. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916, aged 33. Son of Charles Lambert Middleton and Lucy Lambert of Finsbury Street, Alford, Lincs. Brothers Herbert and John George Lambert also fell. Born St Wilfreds, Alford, enlisted Louth and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

LAMBERT

Charles William

Private 12431. 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th March 1916, aged 28 years. Husband of Susanna D Redsull (formerly Lambert) of 4 Edmund Road, Mitcham, Surrey. Born Anderby, Lincs, enlisted Deptford, Kent and resident Hither Green. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 25 to 27.

LAMBERT

Herbert

Private 203174. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Charles Lambert Middleton and Lucy Lambert of Finsbury Street, Alford, Lincs. Brothers Bertie and John George Lambert also fell. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

LAMBERT

John George

Served as John MELTON. Private 20051. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916, aged 35 years. Son of Charles Lambert Middleton and Lucy Lambert of Finsbury Street, Alford, Lincs. Brothers Herbert and Bertie Lambert also fell. Enlisted Searborough (?), and resident Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C and 2A.

LINSDELL

Wilfred Edwin

L/Corporal 240114. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Henry and Sarah Jane Linsdell of West Street, Alford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 4.

PHILLIPS

Sydney Vernon

2nd Lieutenant. B Coy, 10th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment attd 7th Btn. Killed in action 14th August 1916, aged 28 years. Only son of (the late) Rev Sydney and Mary Phillips of 'Braemar', South Merstham, Surrey. Born Herne Bay, Kent. Commemorated FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. I.F.19.

PURDOM

Herbert George

A/L/Sergeant 1891. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1915, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) George and Annie B Purdom of 164 Eastgate, Louth, Lincs. Born Croyden, Surrey, enlisted Grimsby and resident Louth, Lincs. Commemorated LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. IV.C.50.

RHODES

Wilfred

Gunner 95685. A Battalion, Tank Corps, formerly 1825 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1917. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated WESTOUTER CHURCHYARD AND EXTENSION. II.F.14.

RIGGALL

George Percy

Private 1000766. 1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 16th April 1918. Commemorated AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. III.B.39.

SIMPSON

John Thomas

Roll states: Private. 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 24th June 1919. No trace CWGC/SDGW, no further information currently.

SKELTON

Harry

2nd Lieutenant. 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 12th October 1916. Son of Richard Maidens Skelton of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, Mericourt-L'Abbe. V.A.2.

SMALL

Sidney Walter

Private 45144 (Corporal on Roll). 15th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, formerly 6250 London Regiment. Died of wounds 8th November 1918, aged 25 years. Son of (the late) Joseph and Sophia Small of High Street, Alford, Lincs. Enlisted London (December 1914) and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ST ANDRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. I.A.76.

SOOLE

Stanley Wilford

Private 26051. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Mrs Hephzibah Soole of Ranters Row, Alford, Lincs. CWGC states born Alford, SDGW states born Grimsby, enlisted Grimsby and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, Haucourt. V.J.3.

TAYLES

Edwin

L/Corporal 19139. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 20 years. Son of William and Sarah Ann Tayles of Toynton All Saints, Lincs. Born Horncastle, enlisted Spilsby and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. D.60.

TAYLOR

Charles Henry

Private 34271. 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 33453 Hussars. Killed in action 9th February 1917, aged 33 years. Son of John Thomas and Mary Ann Taylor of Alford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated AUCHENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. II.K.20.

TWEDDLE

James William

Gunner 777109. 155th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23rd August 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Richard and Annie Elizabeth of The Common, Burgh, Lincs. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. V.B.17.

VAMPLEW

Samuel

Private 10194. 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Timothy and Olive Vamplew of Alford, Lincs. Born Grimoldby, Lincs, enlisted Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated IRISH HOUSE CEMETERY. B.23.

VEAR

Cuthbert Leslie

Private 25146. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Mrs Vear of Alford, Lincs. Husband of Mrs R.E Vear of Market Place, Oundle, Northants. Born Alford, Lincs and enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 43 and 45.

VEAR

Percy William

L/Corporal R/20161. 21st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifles. Killed in action 17th September 1916, aged 31 years. Son of Mrs G Vear of Bourne Road, Alford, Lincs. Born Alford, Lincs, enlisted Harrogate, Yorks and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 13A and 13B.

WALCOTT

Lyons George Edmund

Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Lyons Roden Sympson (J P) and Jean Cleland Walcott. Commemorated GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS. I.H.26.

WARD

John

Roll states: Private. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 25th September 1917. Possibly John Henry Ward. Private 15201. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Alford, enlisted Lincoln and resident South Willingham, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

WELLS

Ernest

Corporal. 8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. 9th October 1917.

WILKINSON

George

L/Corporal 40679. D Coy, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th April 1918, aged 21 years. Son of James and Maria Wilkinson of West Street, Alford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Alford, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.B.35.

WILKINSON

Martin

Private 202754. 5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th September 1918. Born Alford, Lincs, enlisted Salford, Lancs and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY. B.30.

WILSON

Sydney

Private 27936. 6th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed inaction 9th April 1917. Born Strubby, Lincs and enlisted Sheffield, Yorks. Commemorated TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines. III.G.8.

WRIGHT

Thomas Edwin Neville

L/Corporal 240091. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19th June 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Edwin and Betsy Wright of 18 Wormald Street, Almondbury, Yorks. Enlisted August 1914. Born Legbourne, enlisted Alford, Lincs and resident Almondbury, Yorks. Commemorated LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY. XIX.C.10.

YATES

Charles Ernest

Private 5992. 1st (Kings) Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 1st September 1914, aged 30 years. Husband of Annie Yates of Littlecot, Marlborough, Wilts. Born Grittleton and enlisted Devises, Wilts, resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated VERBERIE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY. D.94.

Their name liveth for evermore.

1939-1945

BAKER

Joseph

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CLAY

Raymond

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ENDERBY

Richard

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GREENWOOD

Grenville

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HIGGINS

John

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HIGGINS

Michael

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HOGGER

Hugh

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HUDSON

Henry

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HUGHES

Stanley

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LANGLEY

Eric

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OVERTON

Eric

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ROBINSON

Noel

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SCRIMSHAW

Christopher

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SIZER

Francis

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SMALLEY

Roy

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STAINTON

John

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TAYLOR

Frederick

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TAYLOR

Norman

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THOMPSON

Sidney

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THORNDIKE

Frank

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WHEATLEY

Stanley

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WHITE

Frank

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WILSON

George

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Alford with Rigsby and Ailby Roll of Honour 1939 -1945. ~
Faithful unto death.

BAKER

Joseph

Paymaster Lieutenant. HMS Europa, Royal Naval VR. Died 13th January 1942, aged 24 years. Son of William John and Maud Annie Baker of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. Row V. Grave 53.

CLAY

Raymond Samuel

Lieutenant 299376. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th April 1945, aged 27 years. Son of Frederick William and Charlotte Clay of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated PADUA WAR CEMETERY. II.G.11.

ENDERBY

Arthur Richard

Sergeant (Obs) 1180457. Royal Air Force VR. Died 1st November 1941, aged 22 years. Son of Dick and Constance Enderby of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. Row V. Grave 54.

GREENWOOD

John Grenville

Able Seaman C/JX157662. HMS Galatea, Royal Navy. Died 15th December 1941, aged 18 years. Son of John William and Betsy Eve Greenwood of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 42,3.

HIGGINS

Elwin John Comyn

Lieutenant 71186. 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 25th April 1940, aged 27 years. Son of John Comyn C.I.E, I.C.S and Elsie Isabel Higgins of Alford, Lincs. Brother of Michael Christopher C Higgins who also fell. Commemorated KVAM CHURCHYARD. Screen Wall. Coll Grave.

HOGGER

Hugh Alphonso

Sergeant 751500. Royal Air Force VR. Died 28th November 1940, aged 25 years. Son of Henry Charles and Margaret Ann Hogger of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 15.

HUDSON

Henry

Colour Sergeant 4803379 (Company Quartermaster Sergeant on Roll). 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th July 1944, aged 29 years. Son of Richard and Annie M Hudson of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY. 2.I.9.

HUGHES

Stanley Victor

Sergeant 1203656. Royal Air Force VR. Died 10th March 1944, aged 37 years. Son of Sidney Percy and Jane Elizabeth Hughes, husband of Phyllis Hughes of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. Row V. Grave 49.

LANGLEY

Eric Ambrose

Leading Aircraftman 1055142 (Sergeant on Roll). Royal Air Force VR. Died 4th May 1942, aged 20 years. Son of William Robert and Charlotte Lilian Langley of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. Row V. Grave 51.

OVERTON

Eric

Private 4802715. 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 9th October 1944, aged 23 years. Commemorated ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 9.B.5.

ROBINSON

Noel Frederick

L/Corporal 2577365. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 21st September 1944, aged 28 years. Son of Frederick William and Lucy Grace Robinson of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Col 48.

SCRIMSHAW

Christopher Charles

Pilot Officer (Air Gnr) 182431. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 13th August 1944, aged 39 years. Son of Joseph Albert and Maud Scrimshaw, husband of Sarah Ann Scrimshaw of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY. 22.D.3.

SIZER

Francis Hedley

Corporal 4803399. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th June 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Alfred Henry and Alice Mary Sizer of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. Row V. Grave 50.

SMALLEY

Roy Dennis

Trooper 14332600. 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 16th July 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Herbert and Emily Smalley of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, Tessel. III.E.3.

STAINTON

John William Alexander

Private 4803400. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd June 1945, aged 24 years. Son of David and Emily Jane Stainton of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ALFORD CEMETERY. Row U. Grave 50.

TAYLOR

Frederick William

Private 7399295. 84 General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 25th October 1943, aged 28 years. Son of Herbert and Lillie R Taylor of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY. VI.J.16.

TAYLOR

Wilford Norman

Gunner 325156. 71st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 21st July 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Wilford and Florence Ann Taylor, husband of Eva Gwendoline Taylor of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated ST MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, Cheux. VI.C.14.

THOMPSON

Sidney Francis

Private 4801895. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 6th August 1940, aged 21 years. Son of John William and Emma Thompson of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated DELHI WAR CEMETERY. 2.D.1.

THORNDIKE

Henry Frank

Thorndyke on CWGC. Sergeant747794. 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 3rd November 1940, aged 28 years. Son of John Henry and Lizzie Thorndyke of Alford, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 20.

WHEATLEY

Stanley Christopher

Sapper 4802335. 144 Field Park Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 24th October 1945, aged 24 years. Commemorated PADUA WAR CEMETERY. II.A.12

WHITE

Frank Wells

Private 2720733. Pioneer Corps. Died 5th December 1942. Commemorated BONE WAR CEMETERY, Annaba. VI.A.6.

WILSON

George

L/Sergeant 4800737. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1944, aged 30 years. Commemorated HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY. 6.E.18.

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Northern Ireland

SINCLAIR

Richard James

[Memorial states 1979.] Private, Queen's Regiment. Aged 18. Died 31st October 1972 when shot and killed by an IRA sniper while on foot patrol along the Antrim Road in New Lodge area of North Belfast.

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