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BLYTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is located at the side of the road at the junction of the A159 and B1205. It takes the form of a concrete base upon which are four marble steps supporting a plinth under an oblesisk. The inscriptions are to be found on three sides of the plinth and on the front of the stepped base. The obelisk has a laurel wreath carved into the stone work in relief. The memorial contains 18 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Comrades who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918

AKERS

John Robert

Private 12099. 214th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 9468 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1917. Born Blyton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

BEECH

Albert

Private 10385. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 29th October 1914, aged 21 years. Son of James and Rhoda Beech of Blyton, Lincs. Born Blyton, Lincs, enlisted Sheffield, Yorks and resident Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 11.

BELTON

J

Possibly John Belton. Private 1196. 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 30th May 1916, aged 28 years. Son of William Belton of Red Hill, Gainsborough, Lincs. Born Gainsborough, Lincs, enlisted Chelsea, London and resident Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, Souchez. II.D.6.

COBB

Henry Thomas

[Listed as T H COBB on memorial] Private 303106, 1/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Enlisted Giansborough, resident Doncaster, Yorkshire. Confirmed on his indentures held by family member. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 22.

COOK

Parkinson

Private 9699. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th January 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Hannah Cook of 78 Burke Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Blyton, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Crosby, Lincs. Commemorated BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. III.C.42.

FREEMAN

George Kingsley

Private 55025. 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 50429 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd November 1918. Son of Andrew George and Mary Louisa Freeman of Blyton, Lincs. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated LANDRECIES BRITISH CEMETERY. B.16.

GAMWELL

Ernest

Private 12109. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) George Richard and Harriet Gamwell of Gilby Cottages, Pilham, Lincs, brother of Walter Gamwell. Born Gringley on the Hill, Notts, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

GAMWELL

Walter

Private 1776. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) George Richard and Harriet Gamwell of High Street, Gainsborough, Lincs, brother of Ernest Gamwell. Born and enlisted Gainsborough and resident Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.A.21.

HARDY

Lancelot

L/Corporal 43835. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 23037 South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th November 1918. Born Blyton, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, Le Treport. VII.O.2A.

HOLLINGSWORTH

H

possibly Edward Hollingsworth, Private 1355, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 22nd September 1917. Born Blyton, enlisted and resident Hornchurch.

HOWELL

Charles Richard

1st Class Stoker K/22147. HMS E47, Royal Navy. Died 20th August 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Frederick and Jane Howell of Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 26.

MARSDEN

Arthur Worsley

Private 3210. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Sarah Elizabeth Marsden of Blyton, Lincs. Born Blyton, enlisted Barton on Humber and resident Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

MILLER

George

Private 205071. 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 30 years. Son of Mrs Sarah Ann Miller of Wharton, Lincs. Born Hemswell, Lincs and enlisted Sheffield, Yorks. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 8.

SAMPSON

Arthur

Gunner 162138. 353rd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Robert and Annie Sampson of Blyton, Lincs and husband of Jessie Sampson of Beck Farm, Wharton, Lincs. Born Blyborough, Lincs, enlisted Warsop Vale, Shirebrook, Notts and resident Beck Farm, Wharton, Lincs. Commemorated THE HUTS CEMETERY. X.B.3.

SMITHSON

S

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

TENNEY

Ernest

Private 18271. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23rd October 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs M.A Tenney of 11 Paddock Bridge Street, Gainsborough, Lincs. Native of Blyton, Lincs. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Epworth and resident Bunkers Hill, Lincs. Commemorated BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. IV.M.20.

THACKER

George William

Sergeant 426356, 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Born 21st July 1880 at East Stockworth, Lincolnshire. Labourer by trade. Married. Previously served 13¼ years with the Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted and passed fit 13th January 1915 at Regina, Saskatewan, Canada aged 34 years 6 months, 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Church of England. Buried in GIVENCHY ROAD CANADIAN CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9580 - 33

THACKER

John

L/Corporal 89310. 71st Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 27th September 1917 in Mesopotamia, aged 23 years. Son of David and Sarah Ann Thacker of Blyton, and husband of Elizabeth Thacker of Hemswell, Lincs. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, resident Hemswell, Lincs. Commemorated KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL. Face B.

Erected by their comrades and the parishioners of this parish.

These fell in the Great War 1939 1945.

BELTON

W

Possibly William Belton. Private 4804972. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 19th July 1944, aged 26 years. Son of Frank and Susan Belton of Gainsborough, and husband of Sarah E Belton of Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY. XI.H.3.

HARDY

Leslie Parnal

Flight Lieutenant 141490. Royal Air Force VR. Died 27th September 1945, aged 26 years. Son of Rowland and Lavinia Hardy of Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated DELHI WAR CEMETERY. 1.D.15.

HILL

H

Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

HOODLESS

Joseph Ernest

Sapper 1873890. 7 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 27th May 1940, aged 23 years. Son of John Arthur and Edith Hoodless of Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated COMINES (KOMEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY. British Plot. Grave 17.

MARSHALL

C A

Cyrus Augusta Marshall. CWGC states Gunner, headstone in St Martin Churchyard, Blyton states Sub-Lieutenant. HMS Circassia, Royal Navy. Died 21st March 1942. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 85.

SLEIGHT

Ralph

L/Corporal 2663689. 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 25th September 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Harry and Annie Sleight of Blyton, Lincs. Commemorated SALERNO WAR CEMETERY. V.D.43.

Last updated 28 June, 2008

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