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BELTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The Belton memorial stands on Grey Green at the junction with King Edward Street and the A161. It takes the form of a four stepped base surmounted by a plinth, column, cornice and a figure of a serviceman standing at the "ready" with his rifle in his hands. Two sides of the column contain the inscriptions for World War 1 with the inscriptions for World War 2 on a stone at the front of the memorial on a stone that has been carved into the shape of an open book. There are 30 names for World War 1 and 10 names for World War 2. Details of the original unveiling can be found in the newspaper "Epworth Bells" for the 16 April 1919, May 1919 and 7 November 1920. In 1987 the inscription was repainted.

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Erected
by
public subscription
to the glorious memory of
the men of Belton
who lost their lives in
the Great War 1914 – 1918.

BARTLE
Frank
Private 351906, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots, formerly 23495 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1917, aged 20 years. Son of William and Alice Bartle of Belton, Lincs. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth and resident Belton, Lincs. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 27.
BARTON
Herbert
Private 31704. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 11th April 1917, aged 19 years. Born Belton, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Althorpe, Lincs. Buried in ALTHORPE (St Oswald) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire.
CARPENTER
Henry Alfred Stanley
Second Lieutenant, 103rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (14th Battalion, Royal Scots on memorial). Killed in action 2nd September 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Emma Carpenter of Ivy House, Belton, Lincs. Buried in PEAKE WOOD CEMETERY, Fricourt, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B Grave 10.
CLARK
J E
[Corporal, Lincolnshire Regiment, 4th October 1917 on memorial] Possibly John Clark. L/Corporal 16058. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Born Doncaster, Yorks, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 30.
CLARK
William
Private 13800. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Thorne, Yorks. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 1.
COGGAN
James William
[Spelt COGGON on CWGC] Private 20400. 2/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1918. Born Thornbury Hill, Maltby, enlisted Pontefract, Yorks and resident Medge Hall, Lincs. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 3.
DALE
Ernest
Private 13577. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 10th August 1915. Died of wounds Gallipoli 10th August 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Henry and Ann Maria Dale of Church Town, Belton, Lincs. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth and resident Belton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 44 to 46.
DALE
John
[John H Dale on memorial] Private 11786. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th August 1916. Born Belton, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Belton, Lincs. Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13.
DANNATT
Samuel George
Private 18494. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th (23rd on memorial) October 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Henry Dannatt of Moss Farm, Crowle, Lincs. Born Belton, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Buried in WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 2.
DRAKES
Albert Fenton
Private 22759. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Barnby Dun, Yorks. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 25.
DRAKES
Joseph Henry
L/Corporal 8589. 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12th September 1916, aged 27 years. Son of Robert and Mary Drakes of Belton, Lincs. Husband of Emily Drakes of Rochester Terrace, Frimley Green, Surrey. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, Mametz, Somme, France. Plot III. Row I. Grave 6.
GLEW
Samuel Osborne
Private 19455. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Robert and Mary E Glew of Sunny Mede Terrace, Askern, Yorks. Born Wincobank, enlisted Sheffield and resident Highfield, Sheffield, Yorks. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, La Chapelle-D'Armentieres, Nord, France. Plot II. Eow D. Grave 1.
HUGHES
William
Private 26609. 8th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st October 1916. Born Southport, Lancs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11C and 12A.
HUNT
Charles Arthur
Private 15327. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915, aged 22 years. Son of John Henry and Sarah Hunt of Grey Green, Belton, Lincs. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth and resident Belton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
JEWISON
T C
Private, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 28th October 1916 on memorial. A Thomas JEWISON died in the April to June Quarter 1916 in the Thiorne Registration District, aged 42. Tom Charles Jewison was born in the January to March Quarter 1892 in the THorne Registration District. In the 1901 census Thomas Jewison was aged 31, married to Isabella, with 2 children, a groom & gardener, born Crowle, Lincolnshire, resident Sandtoft Planis, Belton. In the 1911 census Tom Jewison, was aged 40, married to Isabella, three children, a Farm Labourer, born Crowle, Lincolnshire, resident Sandtoft Planis, Medgehall Doncaster, Belton. Tom Jewison married Isbaekka Sleight in the July to September Quarter 1895 in the Thorne Registration District. Unable to trace CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
KIRK
Alan
Gunner 57708. 40th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th (16th on memorial) September 1914, aged 23 years. Son of John R and Betsy Kirk of Mount Pleasant, Belton, Lincs. Born York and enlisted Leeds, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
KIRK
John Wilfred
Lance Corporal 11073. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 22nd (21st on memorial) December 1914, aged 25 years. Son of J.R and Betsy Kirk of Norton, Doncaster, Yorks. Born York (Ackworth on CWGC), enlisted Pontefract, Yorks and resident Belton, Lincs. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row E. Grave 24.
KIRK
Wilfred
Private 31646. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born Belton, Lincs enlisted Retford, Notts and resident Crowle, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
LAZENBY
Charles
Private 42472. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly 61479 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd (15th on memorial) October 1918, aged 22 years. Grandson of Hannah Wasting of 24 Couper Street, Old Goole, Yorks. Born Goole, Yorks enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Goole, Yorks. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, Le Cateau, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 10.
LEGGOTT
Ernest
Sapper 179077. 64th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 19th April 1918, aged 32 years. Youngest son of S.E and E.A Leggott, husband of Mrs H.G Amery (formerly Amy Leggott). Born Belton, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRATT BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.
LEGGOTT
Richard Henry
Able Seaman Kitchener P/388, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 6 May 1915. Born Shelton, Newark, 22 July 1894. A Farmer. Son of Mr. John Robert Leggott, of Churchtown, Belton, Doncaster, Lincs. Resided with his father; 1914 Star issued to father 30 Juily 1920, V.B. issued to Father. Originally enlisted as Private No. 13575, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 7 September 1914 subsequently transferred to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve at Crystal Palace 10 September 1914; assigned to Hood Battalion at Antwerp 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 8 to 15.
MARKHAM
Robert J
Private 21399. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th April 1916. Son of John and Mary Markham of Sandtoft Road, Belton, Lincs. Born Belton, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs and resident Belton, Lincs. Buried in BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.
NEWBORN
Henry
Private 66580. 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly 31623 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Brother of Mrs Annie Ashlin of Church Town, Belton, Lincs. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
STONES
Charles E
Private 19315. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1916, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) George and Annie Stones of Sandtoft Road, Belton, Lincs. Born Doncaster, Yorks, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Belton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.
THEAKER
Roland Vincent
Memorial states: "Trooper. Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. 29th April 1917". Headstone of Alice Elizabeth Theaker (Mother) gives age of 26 years. Born 1892. Private 3556, 2nd Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. Discharged being no longer physically fir for War Service, under KIng's Regulations, paragraph 3 of 2 (XVI), aged 24 years 6 months, 18 August 1916, due to Phthisis Tuberculosis of lung. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 38 inches, eyes blue, hair "rather fair", tyrade Farmer, residence High Street, Belton, Doncaster. Served from 21 May 1915 to 18 August 1916. His attestation papers show he was resident at Church Farm, Belton, Doncaster, when he enlisted 21 May 1915. Served in the United Kingdom througout his time in the Army and patrolled the various areas which meant camping in inclement weather where he contracted Phthisis (Phthisis is a Greek word for consumption). Death registered in the Thorne Registrartion District, Yorkshire, in the April to June Quarter 1917, aged 26. Birth registered in the Thorne registration District, Yorkshire. January to March Quarter 1891. In the 1891 census he was aged 0 months, son of William H and Alice Theaker, born Belton, resident Church Town, Belton. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, the son of Alice Elizabeth Theaker (a widow), born Belton, resident High Street, Belton.
TYSON
Harry
Private 62580. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1918. Born Burnham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Brigg, Lincs. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIX. Riow J. Grave 4.
TYSON
William Cluff
Private 62584. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th (19th on memorial) October 1918. Born Bonby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Broughton, Lincs. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 32.
WARD
George Henry
Private 30986. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 32 years. Son of William and (the late) Alice Ward. Born Wroot, enlisted Epworth and resident Belton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.
WATSON
Arthur
L/Corporal 26516. 6th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 24th August 1917. Enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.
WIDDOWSON
Fred
Private14770. "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th October 1915, aged 30 years. Son of John and Emma Widdowson of Epworth, husband of Louisa Moss Nicholson (formerly Widdowson) of Rectory Street, Epworth, Lincs. Born and enlisted Epworth, Lincs. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 13.
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BAINBRIDGE
Frank
Leading Aircraftman 1045758. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th February 1945, aged 24 years. Son of George Haslehurst and Sarah Bainbridge, husband of Evelena Bainbridge of Goole, Yorks. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot 25. Row E. Collective grave 10-16.
COLE
Harry
Private 4862493. 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 14th February 1945, aged 25 years. Born and resident Lincolnshire. Son of Alfred Lewis and Emily Cole, husband of Mary Christine Cole of Armthorpe, Yorks. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 60. Row B. Grave 17. See the Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry
EMMERSON
Arthur
[Alfred on CWGC] Sergeant 453927. 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment). Died 22nd May 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Arthur and Louie Emmerson, husband of Irene May Emmerson of York, Yorks. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio, Italy. Plot XIX. Row F. Grave 8.
HIELDS
Katherine
L/Corporal, ATS, Died 14th April 1943 on memorial. Aged 27. Death registered in the Scunthorpe Registration District in the April to June Quarter 1943 under Kate Hields. Her birth was registered in the Howden Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1915, her mother's maiden name is given as Dozle. Unable to trace on CWGC.
HILL
John William Arthur
Private 14568447. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 3rd June 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Emma Hill of Belton, Lincs. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio, Italy. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 8.
HORNSEY
John
Sergeant, Royal Corps of Signals, died 20th June 1943 on memorial. Appears to be John Hornsey. Private 4980161. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 20th June 1942, aged 25 years. Husband of Annie Hornsey of Belton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 66.
KELSEY
John Richard
Corporal 4755044. 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 2nd June 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Ernest William and Grace Dorothy Kelsey, husband of Bessie Kelsey of Rotherham, Yorks. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 3. Row H. Grave 11.
MOORE
Reginald
Private 1874990. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 29th December 1942, aged 21 years. Son of Fred and Sarah Jane Moore of Sandtoft, Lincs. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 5. Row F. Grave 9.
PORTER
Percy Fred
Sergeant 1150790. 148 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 11th July 1942, aged 25 years. Son of Fred and Holly Porter of Belton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 262.
TRAFFORD
Reuben Victor
Sergeant 638898. 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 23rd January 1945. Son of Horace and Kate Trafford, husband of Vera May Trafford of Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Column 277.

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