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ASHBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands outside St Paul's Church, Ashby High Street, Ashby but was originally at the 'Ashby Turn' junction before being moved, and refurbished, in 1963 due to road development. The memorial takes the form of a Celtic Cross, a square marble pedestal and a decorated stone plinth all mounted on a three-stepped base. There are 63 names for World War 1 and none for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated by local clergymen and unveiled by Sir Berkeley Sheffield on 31st May 1925; the mason was Mr Harry Kitchinson.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To
the glory of God
and in memory of
the men of Ashby
who fell
in the Great War
1914 – 1918.
Worthy of Honour.

ALTOFT

J

North Staffordshire Regiment.

ASHLEY

Charles Willis

Private 4669. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 17th November 1915, aged 18 years. Son of Tom and Annie Ashley of 8 Lindley Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON.

BEARD

H

Lincolnshire Regiment.

BICKERDYKE

H

Lincolnshire Regiment.

BOND

T

Private 202333. 6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). Died 23rd October 1918. Son of Mr F.W Bond of 54 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE. VIII.C.19.

BREARLEY

C T

Lincolnshire Regiment.

BROADBENT

Thomas Edward

Private 40197. 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 23rd July 1918, aged 29 years. Son of William and Kate Broadbent of High Street, Ashby, Lincs and husband of Louise Maud Richards Broadbent. Commemorated RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE. IV.B.8.

BROWN

H

Mil Medal. Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

BROUGHTON

W

Royal Engineers.

BRYAN

Joseph Frederick

Private 4515. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd July 1916, aged 29 years. Son of Joseph Bryan and husband of Ellen Bryan of Chapel Street, Ashby. Commemorated GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS. I.H.12.

BURTON

Leonard

Private A/36071. 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died between 8th and 9th July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs J.T Burton of 12 Grange Lane, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND. VI.A.27.

BUTTRICK

T

Mil Medal. Lincolnshire Regiment.

CHAFER

J

Private 40935. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 7th May 1918. Commemorated TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES. Plot 2, Row B, Grave 3.

CHAPMAN

Arthur Edward

Private CH/17445. 1st RM Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry, RN Div. Died 28th April 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Mr G and Mrs A.L Chapman of 50 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES. I.E.3.

CLARK

C

Lincolnshire Regiment.

CLARK

J A

Stoker 1st Class SS/106366. HMS Tipperary, Royal Navy. Died 1st June 1916, aged 27 years. Son of John Jackson and Sarah Clark of Ashby, Lincs and husband of Lizzie Clark of 33 North Parade, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 17.

DANN

William

Possibly Private 5625. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 25th October 1914, aged 32 years. Husband of Susannah Dann of 92 West Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

DENT

E

Lincolnshire Regiment.

DENT

Harry

Possibly Private 50619. 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt). Died 24th November 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Mrs Mary J Dent of Keelby, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.

ELDRET

E

Gunner 909. 33rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24th December 1916. Commemorated AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. K.10.

ELLMER

W C

Lincolnshire Regiment.

FOSTER

E H

Lincolnshire Regiment.

GANT

Frank

Military Medal. Corporal 29111. B Coy, 4th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 14th May 1918, aged 26 years. Son of Charles William and Louisa Gant of Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated ST VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ. IV.D.12.

HAMPSTON

W

Machine Gun Corps.

HARGREAVES

F

Scots Guards.

JOHNSON

Victor Owen

L/Corporal 18900. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7th November 1916, aged 19 years. Son of John and Annie Johnson of 35 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY. V.G.14.

KEMP

Arthur

Private 241284. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th May 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mrs M.E Kemp of Queen Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

KENDALL

O

Sapper 15/123. 213th Army Troops Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 30th March 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Harold and Mary Kendall of 46 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY. V.B.1

LADDS

George Hillard

Private 40852. 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 1st October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Robert and Mary Ladds of Brumby Road, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 50 to 51.

LADDS

James

Private 51953. 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 25th August 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Robert and Mary Ladds of 324 Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated WADDINGHAM (SS Mary and Peter) CHURCHYARD.

LIDGETT

Thomas

Possibly Private 12325. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1915. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

MARSH

Cyril H

Possibly Private 1270. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face IC.

MARSH

F

Possibly Private 13554. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 14th September 1915, aged 27 years. Son of George and Julia Marsh of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs and husband of Lily Leaning (formerly Marsh) of 36 Henry Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY. B.XI.6.

MAY

J

Private 13453. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th March 1916, aged 23 years. Son of Horace and Dorcas May of Tunbridge Wells, Kent and husband of Elsie May May of 53 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. Native of Tunbridge Wells. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.E.17.

MEEKS

William Gregory

Gunner 108368. 278th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 28th May 1917, aged 34 years. Son of William and Caroline Meeks, husband of Mary Annie Meeks of 17 Brigg Road, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY. A.12.

MILLSON

A

(MILSON on CWGC?) Possibly L/Corporal 221. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd July 1916, aged 27 years. Son of Charles Alfred and Elizabeth Ellen Milson. Commemorated MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY. C.4.

MUMFORD

F

Sherwood Foresters.

PARKER

?

No further information currently

PARROTT

John

Possibly Private 3217. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th May 1915. Commemorated YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

PATRICK

John

Possibly Private 12496. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1915. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

RICKELL

H

Private 62405. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 3rd October 1918. Commemorated RAMICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. C.9.

RYLATT

William

L/Corporal 2674. B Coy, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 13th October 1915, aged 39 years. Son of Mr and Mrs William Rylatt of 5 New Trinity Road, East Finchley, London and Husband of Emmie Rylatt of 5 North Parade, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

SCOTNEY

Charles William

Private 19109. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23rd April 1917. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

SHARMAN

R

Possibly Private 20106. 1st Garrison Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th May 1918. Commemorated DERBY (NOTTINGHAM ROAD) CEMETERY. 2000C.

SHEARMAN

W

Norfolk Regiment.

SIMPSON

Frederick.

Private 14808. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.

SPARKS

W

Possibly Private 6097. 112th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 22nd November 1916. Commemorated HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL. II.C.6.

SPENCER

Charles William

Private 28136. 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment attd 92nd T M Bty. Died 8th November 1917, aged 35 years. Son of Barnard and Elizabeth Spencer of 18 Belmont Street, Ashby, Lincs. Husband of Evelyn Gilby Spencer of 31 George Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 4 and 5.

SPENCER

John

Private 9387. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 13th May 1916, aged 27 years. Son of Anice Spencer of 24 Alexandra Road, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY. B.16.

SPENCER

Randolph

Private 240134. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th June 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs Mary Hannah Spencer of ‘Fern Lea’, Burnley Road, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

STAMP

Fred Alma

Private 36966. 2/4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 3rd April 1918, aged 37 years. Son of Robert and Mary Stamp of 11 North Parade, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY. III.C.36.

STAMP

T

Possibly Private 22584. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 6th October 1918. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. S.II.I.8.

STARKEY

George

Private 240372. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th June 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Tom Starkey (and the late Ada Starkey) of 4 Grange Lane, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

STOBBART

James Nicholson

Private 2211. Lincs Regiment transferred to (219541) Labour Corps. Died 1st March 1918, aged 47 years. Husband of Jane Elizabeth Stobbart of 24 The Screeds, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated BOTTESFORD (St Peter Ad Vincula) CHURCHYARD (north of church).

STOW

W

Possibly Private 1747. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 28th April 1915. Commemorated BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD).

TAYLOR

E

No further information currently

TODD

A

Possibly Sergeant 14582. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 31st March 1918. Commemorated BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ABERT. I.E.21.

VARAH

C L

Loyal North Lancs Regt.

WADE

Albert Edwin

Private 42474. 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 21st March 1918, aged 26 years. Son of Samuel and Ada Wade of Grange Lane, Ashby, Lincs and husband of Mabel Annie Wade of Burringham, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 64 to 67.

WATERS

Henry

Able Seaman J/11825. HMS Hampshire, Royal Navy. Died 5th June 1916, aged 21 years. Son of George and Harriet Waters of 12 Lindley Street, Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 14.

WEST

J W

Lincolnshire Regiment

WILKINSON

Charles Henry

Possibly Gunner 74867. P Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 13th May 1917, aged 26 years. Husband of Alice Wilkinson of Rectory Cottage, West Rasen, Lincs. Commemorated PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. II.B.45.

WRIGHT

Harry

Possibly Private 203965. 2/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 20th March 1917, aged 19 years. Son of George Samuel and Ema Wright. Born Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. I.J.5.

Last updated 11 February, 2007

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