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EAST AND WEST BARKWITH WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial covers the men from East and West Barkwith villages for World War 1 and 2. It can be found at the A157 junction, in East Barkwith, with the road leading to East Torrington. It takes the form of a cross made of Portland stone on an octagnoal plinth situated on a three stepped base. The whole is surrounded by concrete in an octagona; shape which in turn is surrounded by gravel with flower beds and a chain link fence surrounding the whole. The inscription spreads across four sides of the plinth. The memorial was first dedicated by local clergymen and unveiled by Colonel The Honourable George Heneage in May 1921; it cost £80, the builder was Mr A Woodward. Details can be found in the Lincolnshire Chronicle 7th May 1921. There are 13 names for the First World War and 4 for the Second World War.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Erected to
the honoured
memory
of the men from
East and West
Barkwith
who gave their
lives for their
country
in the Great War
1914 – 1918.

BEE

William John

Private 11547. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th November 1916. Born and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident New Beighton, Cheshire. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

BLACKBURN

James

Military Medal. L/Corporal 13421. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of F and Betsy Blackburn of Low Langton, Lincs. Born South Kelsey, enlisted Louth and resident Wragby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

BRACKENBURY

Harold Edward

Private 42881. 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 39649 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1917. Born Barkwith and enlisted Louth, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A, 163A.

CODD

Edmund John Broughton

Sergeant 19195. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Son of Wilson and Sarah Jane Codd of Osgodby, Lincs. Born Osgodby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Osgodby, Lincs. Commemorated BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. IV.L.15.

DENNY

Robert Edmund Barry

Private 28612. 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 22nd May 1915, aged 24 years. Son of Barry and Emily B Denny of Barkwith House, East Barkwith, Lincs. Born Wragby, Lincs. Commemorated BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY. IV.C.49.

EVERTON

Ernest

Private 201792. B Coy, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917 (3rd on memorial). Son of Rose Everton of Malt Kiln Cottage, Goltho, Lincs. Born Langton, enlisted Lincoln and resident West Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.F.14.

EVERTON

Fred

Private 40384. 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, formerly 26202 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Langton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Wragby, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 6.

HORNER

Charles James

Private 9548. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1914. Born East Barkwith, enlisted Lincoln and resident East Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL.

GREEN

John

Private 201919. 2/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th May 1917 (3rd on memorial). Born Martin, enlisted Lincoln and resident East Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated HEM-LENGLET COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

ROBINSON

Joseph Robert

Private 10947. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 14th June 1915 (13th on memorial). Born Welton, enlisted Lincoln and resident East Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated GUARDS CEMETERY, Windy Corner, CUINCHY. IX.A.27.

PRESCOTT

Harry

Private 39319. 3/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th October 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Mrs Mary Jane Prescott of East Barkwith, Lincs. Born East Barkwith and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

SMITH

Walter

Corporal 16710. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Smith of West Barkwith. Born West Barkwith, enlisted Lincoln and resident West Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.C.11.

WEATHERHOGG

Tom

Shoeing Smith 99463. B Bty, 15th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4th April 1917. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, Arras. II.O.11.

Their name liveth for evermore.

The following
men from
East and West
Barkwith
gave their lives
in the World War
1939 – 1945.

BRADLEY

Harry

Cannot identify CWGC. No further information currently

DEAN

Kenneth

Possibly Kenneth Henry Dean. Sergeant 2202752. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 18th March 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Edwin and Alice Amelia Dean of Wragby, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNY MEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 228.

FRENCH

Robert William

Ordinary Seaman P/JX217394. HMS Acheron, Royal Navy. Died 17th December 1940, aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Albert French of West Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 39. Column 3.

SCOTT

Walter

Corporal 4803376. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th July 1944, aged 24 years. Son of John and Fanny Scott of East Barkwith, Lincs. Commemorated BAYEUX MEMORIAL. Panel 13. Column 2.

May they rest in peace.

Last updated 13 February, 2007

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