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BARKSTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands in the grounds of St Nicholas chruch and takes the form of a canopied stone cross with inscriptions on the plinth all standing on a five-stepped base. There are 10 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Remember
the men of Barkston who
fell fighting for their
country in the Great War
1914 – 1918.
May they rest in peace.

ARMSTRONG
Thomas W
No Thomas W Armstrong identified. Possibly William Thomas Armstrong. Private 10314. 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th October 1915, aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Armstrong of Welby, Lincs. Born Stanton, Middx, enlisted Reading, Berks and resident Welby, Lincs. Commemorated WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. I.K.14A.
BLACKBOURN
James W
Military Medal. L/Corporal 49763. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 4901 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds home 29th December 1918 (SDGW has 4th September 1918, this is possible date of wounding), aged 29 years. Son of George Henry and Mary Blackbourn of Denton, Lincs. Enlisted Grantham and resident Barrowby, Lincs. Commemorated BARKSTON (St Nicholas) CHURCHYARD.
BRADFORD
Arthur Edward
Corporal 42667. 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 16845 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th August 1918, aged 21 years. Son of James Clarkson and Martha Bradford of Barkston, Lincs. Born Barkston, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, Fouquereuil. IV.D.5.
DOLBY
Joseph
Private 23202. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th November 1916. Born Barkston, enlisted Grantham and resident Barkston, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.
DRURY
Ernest
Private 27595. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st October 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Bavin and Betsy Drury of Barkston, Lincs. Born Sedgebrook, enlisted Grantham and resident Barkston, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.
EMBLING
Elijah
Private 9309. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1914, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) Matthew Elijah Embling and Maria Dolby (formerly Embling) of Barkston, Lincs. Born Leicester, Leics, enlisted Lincoln and resident Laceby, Lincs. Commemorated LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL.
FOVARGUE
George
Private 18524. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born and enlisted Grantham, resident Barkston, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
HIGGINS
Alfred Henry
Private 12390. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 8th June 1918. Aged 24. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted Sutton in Ashfield, Notts and resident Hoby, Leics. Brother of Lucy Featherstone, of Rearsby, Leicestershire. Buried in AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 1.
WATSON
Bernard
Private 203704. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Barkston and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
WATSON
John Charles
Corporal 7722. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st November 1914, aged 31 years. Son of George and Mary Emma Watson of Barkston, Lincs. Born Barkston, Lincs and enlisted Sheffield, Yorks. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 31.
Their name liveth for evermore.Erected by the people of Barkston as a record of their gratitude.
Also to the memory of Jack M Banks who died in the war 1939 1945.
BANKS
Jack Maurice
Private 4803038. 13th (2/4th Bn, South Lancs Regiment) Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 10th June 1944, aged 22 years. Commemorated BAYEUX MEMORIAL. Panel 18. Column 1.

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