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BASSINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves 2004

Photograph Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF BASSINGHAM
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
ALSO A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO
SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
AND RETURNED

ANSELL

W

Lincolnshire Regiment

DALTON

A

Lincolnshire Regiment

DALTON

E

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)

DALTON

J T

Gloucestershire Regiment

ELSAM

J

R. C. A.

GRANTHAM

A

Lincolnshire Regiment

GRANTHAM

F

Lincolnshire Regiment

GRAVES

B

Hussars

GRAVES

E

Coldstream Guards

HEATON

L

Lincolnshire Regiment

JESSOP

A

Lincolnshire Regiment

KNIGHT

T

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)

MARTIN

J

Lincolnshire Regiment

MATTHEWS

W

Lincolnshire Regiment

NORTON

F

North Staffordshire Regiment

NORTON

Joseph

Private 3/7810, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment transferred to (569828) 70th Prisoner Of War Company, Labour Corps. Died 7th December 1918. Aged 42. Son of Joseph and Jemima Norton, of 2, Cliff Terrace, Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Native of Bassingham, Lincoln. Buried in KIRKDALE CEMETERY, LIVERPOOL, Merseyside. Grave VII. N.C. 1127.

Joseph Norton is the half brother of Edward and Bill Graves (same mother). The additional information section is slightly incorrect, as his parents lived in Bassingham, (his father died in 1879). Joseph lived in Hartlepool and is commemorated on the West Hartlepool memorial. He is buried in the Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool. The CWGC states that he died aged 42 years. His death certificate states that he died in Druids Cross Auxiliary Hospital, Little Woolton, Liverpool, aged 46 years. He was actually 41, dying just 5 weeks before his 42nd birthday. He shares a gravestone with a Private Morgan of the South Wales Borderers.

Both Edward and Bill Graves survived the war. Edward was a regular soldier, having joined the Coldstream Guards in May 1899. He was discharged in March, 1917 being “no longer physically fit for war service.” He died in 1931, after years of chest problems, possibly due to him being gassed in WW1. I don’t currently have any further information on Bill’s service career.

REVILL

A

Lincolnshire Regiment

SALMONS

W

Lincolnshire Regiment

SEWARDS

F

North Staffordshire Regiment

SINGLETON

C

Lincolnshire Regiment

TALBOT

W

Lincolnshire Regiment

WILLIS

T

Lincolnshire Regiment

1939 1945

CLARKE

J

Lincolnshire Regiment

GRAVES

Bernard

Royal Navy

Bernard was a steward on a Naval Patrol Boat. He died when HMS Thorbryn was attacked by German aircraft and sunk off Tobruk on 19th August 1941. Hired by Royal Navy in November, 1940 for use as anti-submarine vessel. He is also remembered on the Lowestoft, Suffolk Naval Memorial.

Thorbryn was built in Sandefjord in 1936. It was a whaler and its previous names was Scott.

METTAM

A E

Lincolnshire Regiment

14 August 2004

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