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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 at sea 17th November 1915, aged 18 years. Born Gainsborough, Lincs., resident Ashby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Tom and Annie Ashley of 8 Lindley Street, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. Killed in action 2nd July 1916, aged 29 years. Born Brigg, Lincs, resident Ashby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Joseph Bryan and husband of Ellen Bryan of Chapel Street, Ashby. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND. VI.A.27.

BUTTRICK

T

Mil Medal. Lincolnshire Regiment.

CHAFER

John [Arthur]

Private 40935. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7th May 1918. Born Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

DENT

Edward

Private 6176, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 November 1914. Aged 29. Born and resident Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincs., enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Son of Thomas Charles and Fanny Dent. No known grave. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

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. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.

ELDRET

E

Gunner 909. 33rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24th December 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. K.10.

ELLMER

W C

Lincolnshire Regiment.

FOSTER

Frederick Henry

Private 9791, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th March 1915. Born Willoughton, Lincs., resident Ashby, Lincs., enlistd Lincoln. No known grave. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.

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. No known grave. Commemorated on ST VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ. IV.D.12.

HAMPSTON

W

Machine Gun Corps.

HARGREAVES

F

Scots Guards.

JOHNSON

Victor Owen

Lance Corporal 18900, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1916, aged 19 years. Born and resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Sounthorpe, Lincs. Son of John and Annie Johnson of 35 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY. V.G.14.

KEMP

Arthur

Private 241284. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918, aged 23 years. Born Ashby, Lincs., resident Scunthorpe, Lincs., enlisted Grimsby. Son of Mrs M.E Kemp of Queen Street, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

KENDALL

O

Sapper 15/123 [CWGC] or 155123 [SDGW] 213th Army Troops Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30th March 1918, aged 24 years. Born Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Birtley, Co. Durham. Son of Harold and Mary Kendall of 46 High Street, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on WADDINGHAM (SS Mary and Peter) CHURCHYARD.

LIDGETT

Thomas

Possibly Private 12325. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

MARSH

Cyril H

Possibly Private 1270. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.E.17.

MEEKS

William Gregory

Gunner 108368. 278th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28th May 1917, aged 34 years. Born Nettleton, Lincs., resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of William and Caroline Meeks, husband of Mary Annie Meeks of 17 Brigg Road, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY. C.4.

MUMFORD

F

Sherwood Foresters.

PARKER

John Henry

Lance Corporal 14435, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 July 1917. Aged 26. Born Ashby, Lincs, resident Sausthorpe, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Parker, of Gibbet Hill, Sausthorpe, Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 17.

PARROTT

John

Possibly Private 3217. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

PATRICK

John

Private 12496, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Born and resident Ashby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

RICKELL

H

Private 62405. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 3rd October 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on RAMICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. C.9.

RYLATT

William

Lance Corporal 2674, "B" Company, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 39 years. Born Kirton-In-Lindsey, Lincs, resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Grimsby. Son of Mr and Mrs William Rylatt, of 5, New Trinity Road, East Finchley, London; husband of Emmie Rylatt, of 5, North Parade, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Clais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

SCOTNEY

Charles William

Private 19109, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Crowland Fen, Lincs., resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

SHARMAN

Robert

Private 15382, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th September 1916. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Resident Ashby, Lincs. Son of William and Mary Sharman of Ashby. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 5.

SHEARMAN

W

Norfolk Regiment.

SIMPSON

Frederick.

Private 14808. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.

SPARKS

W

Possibly Private 6097. 112th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 22nd November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL. II.C.6.

SPENCER

Charles William

Private 28136. 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment attached to 92nd Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 8th November 1917, aged 35 years. Born Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Barnard and Elizabeth Spencer of 18 Belmont Street, Ashby, Lincs. Husband of Evelyn Gilby Spencer of 31 George Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Formerly 25160, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

SPENCER

John

Private 9387, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th May 1916, aged 27 years. Born Ranskill, Notts., resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Frodingham, Lincs. Son of Anice Spencer of 24 Alexandra Road, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY. B.16.

SPENCER

Randolph

Private 240134, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th June 1917, aged 21 years. Born and resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Frodingham, Lincs. Son of Mrs Mary Hannah Spencer of ‘Fern Lea’, Burnley Road, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

STAMP

Fred Alma

Private 36966. 2/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd April 1918, aged 37 years. Born and resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Lincoln. Son of Robert and Mary Stamp of 11 North Parade, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY. III.C.36.

STAMP

Thomas [Alfred]

Private 22584. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1918. Born and resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. S.II.I.8.

STARKEY

George

Private 240372. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th June 1917, aged 24 years.Born Blexton, Yorks., resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Tom Starkey (and the late Ada Starkey) of 4 Grange Lane, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

STOBBART

James Nicholson

Private 2211, Lincolnshire Regiment transferred to 219541, Labour Corps. Died 1st March 1918, aged 47 years. Resident Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincs., enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Husband of Jane Elizabeth Stobbart of 24 The Screeds, Ashby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on BOTTESFORD (St Peter Ad Vincula) CHURCHYARD (north of church).

STOW

W

Possibly Private 1747. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 28th April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ABERT. I.E.21.

VARAH

C L

Loyal North Lancs Regt.

WADE

Albert Edwin

Private 42474, 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Born Ashby, Lancs., resident Doncaster, Yorks., enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Regiment. Killed in action 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. No known grave. Commemorated on 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. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 14.

WEST

John W

Private 1336, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 May 1915. Born Swinefleet, Lincs., resident Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Frodingham, Lincs. Buried in PACKHORSE FARM SHRINE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row C. Grave 5.

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. No known grave. Commemorated on PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. II.B.45.

WRIGHT

Harry

Private 203965. 2/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20th March 1917, aged 19 years. Born Ashby, Lincs., enlisted Scunthorpe. Son of George Samuel and Ema Wright. No known grave. Commemorated on VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. I.J.5.

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