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AYLESBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Barry & Jenny Chambers 2004 - Laceby History Group
additional information Martin Edwards

There is no memorial in the village but there is a plaque in the Parish Church of St Laurence to those who fell in the First World War. There is also a framed Roll of Honour for the First World War.

Photographs Copyright © Jenny Chambers 2004

“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO, FROM THE PARISH OF
AYLESBY, GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

Pte JOHN ADLARD
East Yorks Regt. March 1915

Capt FRANCIS WILLMER McAULAY, MA
RFA, TA. May 1916

Pte WILLIAM MARSHALL
North Staffs Regt. Sept 1917

Pte HARRY WILKINSON
Duke of Wellington’s Regt. Nov 1918

“Faithful unto Death”

ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS 1919”

ADLARD John
Served as a Private, 12248, in the 7th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 29th March 1918 and is buried at the Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France, Grave I C 24. John enlisted at Hull.
McCAULAY Francis Willmer

Served as a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, B Battery, 230th Brigade. He was killed in action on 21st May 1916 age 25 and is buried in the Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave I D 11. He was the only son of Samuel and Maud Mary McAulay of Aylesby, Grimsby.

Aylesby Church Chancel Stained Glass window inscription:

“Francis Willmer McAULAY, MA, Capt RFA, TF, only son of Samuel and Mary McAulay of this parish, who fell in action in France, 21st May 1916. 25 years.”

MARSHALL William
Served as a Private, 40959, in the 8th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment (formerly 38306 in the Lincolnshire Regiment) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 20th September 1917 age 20 and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 124-125 and 162-162A. He was the son of Christopher and Mary Ann Marshall of Cemetery Road, Laceby, Grimsby. Thomas was born at Keelby and was living at Limber at the time of his enlistment at Grimsby.
WILKINSON Harry
Served as a Private, 34680, in the 1st/6th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 1st November 1918 age 19 and is buried at the Maing Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, Grave C 9. He was the son of Martha Wattam (formerly Wilkinson) of 31 Buller Street, Grimsby and the late Joseph Wilkinson. Native of Aylesby, Lincs. Harry was living at Aylesby at the time of his enlistment at Grimsby.

For King and Country

1914-1918

  ADLARD Ellis
  ADLARD Frank
ADLARD John
Killed 29th March 1918 - see above
  DOBSON Charles
  DOBSON Henry
  FISHER George
McCAULAY Francis Willmer

Killed in action 21st May 1916 - see above

  WARD Alfred
WARD, MM Robert
Awarded the Military Medal
  DAVY John
  SMITH John
  HOWSHAM Alfred
MARSHALL William
Killed Sept 1917 - see above
WILKINSON Henry
Killed Nov 1918 - see above
  MARSHALL Jesse
  LITTLE Alfred
  PLUMB Robert William

18 February 2004

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