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BELTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

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 Coy, 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. Commemorated YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. I.E.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. Commemorated ALTHORPE (St Oswald) CHURCHYARD.

CARPENTER

Henry Alfred Stanley

2nd Lieutenant. 103rd Coy, 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. Commemorated at PEAKE WOOD CEMETERY, Fricourt.

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. A.30.

CLARK

William

Private 13800. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Belton, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Thorne, Yorks. Commemorated COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. IV.B.1.

COGGAN

James William

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. Unable to identify CWGC and commemoration not known.

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. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.C.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. Commemorated WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, Beaumont-Hamel. E.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. Commemorated FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Sorel-Le-Grand. VIII.D.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. Commemorated FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, Mametz III.I.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. Commemorated RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, La Chapelle-D'Armentieres. II.D.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. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

JEWISON

T G

Private, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 28th October 1916 on memorial. 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. Commemorated LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL. .

KIRK

John Wilfred

L/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. Commemorated CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Souchez. XVIIE.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. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated HIGHLAND CEMETERY, Le Cateau. II.B.10.

LEGGOTT

Ernest

Sapper 179077. 64th Field Coy, 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. Commemorated KLEIN-VIERSTRATT BRITISH CEMETERY. IV.C.1

LEGGOTT

R H

Able Seaman KP/388. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, RNR. Died 28th May 1915. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.B.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. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. 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. Appears to be no trace CWGC/SDGW and no known commemoration.

TYSON

Harry

Private 62580. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1918. Born Burnham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Brigg, Lincs. Commemorated HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. XIX.J.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. Commemorated DUHALLOW A.D.S CEMETERY. IV.H.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. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 108 to 111.

WIDDOWSON

Fred

Private14770. C Coy, 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. Commemorated DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY. B.13.

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BAINBRIDGE

Frank

Leading Aircraftman 1045758. Royal Air Force VR. Died 6th February 1945, aged 24 years. Son of George Haslehurst and Sarah Bainbridge, husband of Evelena Bainbridge of Goole, Yorks. Commemorated BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY. Coll grave 25.E.10-16.

COLE

Harry

Private 4862493. 1st Battalion, Black Watch Royal Highlanders). Died 14th February 1945, aged 25 years. Son of Alfred Lewis and Emily Cole, husband of Mary Christine Cole of Armthorpe, Yorks. Commemorated REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY. 60.B.17.

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. Commemorated BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio. XIX.F.8.

HIELDS

Katherine

L/Corporal, ATS, Died 14th April 1943 on memorial. Unable to trace on CWGC and no further information currently.

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. Commemorated BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio. IX.G.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. Commemorated ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY. 3.H.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. Commemorated TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY. 5.F.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. Commemorated ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. 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. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Column 277.

Last updated 30 March, 2007

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