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BRANSTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Bill Ball 2006
additional information Michael Donat

The memorial is in the form of a white concrete cross with bronze sword, mounted on an irregular octagonal stepped stone plinth. Situated at junction of Silver Street and High Street, in a commemorative garden.

Photograph Copyright © Bill Ball 2006

TO THE PRAISE AND
HONOUR OF GOD
AND IN GLORIOUS
REMEMBRANCE OF THE
MEN OF BRANSTON
WHO FIGHTING FOR THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE WAR FOR THE
WORLD'S FREEDOM
PASSED TO THE
LIFE BEYOND
1914 - 1919

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE.

THIS CROSS OF PEACE
IS SET UP BY THE PEOPLE
OF BRANSTON IN LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE
MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
AND IN DEVOUT
THANKFULNESS FOR THE
PRESERVATION OF THE
LIVES OF THE 130 MEN
WHO WERE SPARED
TO COME BACK.

LEST WE FORGET.
PEACE.

1914-1919

ALLEN

Samuel

Lance Corporal 31147, 7th Bn. South Lancashire Regiment. Died 22nd October 1916. Commemorated on Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B, Thiepval Memorial.

ASH

Alfred

Private 250658, 1st/6th Bn. Durham Light Infantry. Died 14th (15th on memorial) April 1917, aged 22. Son of Mr. J. B. and Fanny Ash, of Branston, Lincoln. Buried in Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, A 6.

BAKER

F H

Private 25786, 7th Bn. Border Regiment. Died 16th July 1918, aged 31. Son of Charlie and Eliza Baker, of Lincoln Rd., Branston, Lincoln; husband of Catherine Baker, of ‘Cross Keys,’ Cheade Rd., Tean, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in E. 18, Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension.

BAKER

William

Fitter 254420, 169th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 29th (28th on memorial) September 1918, aged 21. Son of Charles Hill Baker and Eliza Baker, of Lincoln Rd., Branston, Lincoln. Buried in VII. A. 50, Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

BLISSETT

William

(BLISSITT on CWGC) Corporal 11658, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 28th April 1917. Commemorated on Bay 3 and 4, Arras Memorial.

BROWN

Charles

Private 36866, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th August 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Scopwick, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mr & Mrs JH Brown, Brickyard Farm, Newark. Formerly 8/14701, Lincolnshire Regiment. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial.

BURCHNALL

Richard Appleton

Private 424624, 87th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 2nd September 1918. Aged 25. Born 22nd May 1893 at Branston. Son of Mr. Richard William Burchnall, of Carlton-on-Trent, Newark, formerly of Branston. farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 12th July 1915 at Brandon, Canada. Height 5 feet 9 inches. girth 38½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown; Churh of England. Buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery. II.B.10. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1268 - 15

CANHAM

Joseph Roy

Air Mechanic 1st Class 5366, 72nd Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 27th April 1918, aged 21. Son of Joseph and Emily Canham, of Branston, Lincoln. Commemorated on Panel 43 and 64, Basra Memorial.

CHILTON

Fred

Private 4414, 1st/4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 10th December 1916, aged 20. Son of John and Mary Ann Chilton, of Dunston Heath, Lincoln. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery III D 6.

CLARRICOATES

Albert

Lance Corporal 200483, 1st/4th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 15th April 1918, aged 20. Son of George Isaac and Ellen Clarricoates, of Branston, Lincs. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery IV F 11.

COUPLAND

George

Private 11590, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 24. Born Youngwood, Lincolnshire, enlisted Branston. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Coupland. Commemorated on Bay 3 and 4, Arras Memorial.

CRAGGS

J

Private 3209 2nd/4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment Died 8th February 1915 aged 19. Son of Herbert and Mary Jane Craggs, of The Wong, Branston. Buried in Branston Cemetery.

CRAM

W

Private 11035, 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 18th June 1915, aged 37. Son of Edward and Ann Cram, of Branston, Lincoln. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery.

CREASEY

Charles Hutton

Private 203654, 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 22nd August 1917, aged 31. Son of James Julia Creasey, of Sanatorium Lodge, Branston, Lincoln. Commemorated on Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

DENTON

F G

Private 16104, 3rd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 18th (17th on memorial) May 1915, aged 33. Husband of Susannah Elizabeth Denton, of ‘The Rookery,’ East Fen, New Leake, Boston. Buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

DOWMAN

H G

Sergeant 154247, 500th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Died 16th October 1916, aged 30. Husband of Margaret Dowman, of Lincoln Rd., Branston. Lincoln. Buried in O. 178102, Brookwood Cemetery.

DOWMAN

John

Lance Corporal 106150, 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 25th (5th on memorial) August 1918, aged 19. Son of Harry and Eva Dowman, of ‘The Gables,’ Branston, Lincoln. Buried in III B 10, La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast.

EAST

Alfred

Private 2058, 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 22nd August 1917, aged 30. Husband of Alice May East, of Lincoln Rd., Branston, Lincoln. Commemorated on Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

ESPIN

Percy Norwood

Private G/65930, 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Died 28th November 1917. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.

HANNING

James Henry Rowland

2nd Lieutenant, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1915, aged 18. Son of the Rev. Clement Hugh Hanning, M.A., and Constance Brenda Hanning, of Branston Rectory, Lincoln. Educated at Bradfield College, Berks. Gazetted 2nd Lt. Sept., 1914. Commemorated on Panel 31 to 34, Loos Memorial.

HARRISON

Thomas

Private 241605, 2nd/5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 19th May 1917. Buried in Branston Cemetery.

HUMBERSTONE

Arthur Henry

Lance Corporal 13880, 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916, aged 26. Son of the late John Humberstone. Buried in V. A. 14, Serre Road Cemetery No.2.

KITCHEN

John

Corporal 11724, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September, 1915, aged 23. Son of Edward and Ellen Kitchen, of Chapel Yard, Branston, Lincoln; husband of Emily Johnson (formerly Kitchen), of Brookside, Kirkby Green, Scopwick, Lincoln. Commemorated on Panel 31 to 34, Loos Memorial.

LOVERSEDGE

William

Able Seaman J/14133, H.M.S. Paragon, Royal Navy. Died 17th (18th on memorial) March 1917. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

NEWTON

R

Sergeant 96013, 18th Sqdn. Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died 29th November 1917, aged 29. Son of Robert and Marian Newton, of Branston, Lincoln. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery J. 14.

NIXON

George Walter

Private 27785, 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 11th April 1917, aged 38. Son of George and Hannah Elizabeth Nixon, of Gainsborough; husband of Charlotte Ann Nixon, of Silver St., Branston, Lincoln. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, VII B 34.

OVERTON

Tom

Private 27279, 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 16th August 1917. Commemorated on Panel 88 to 90 and 162, Tyne Cot Memorial.

PEARSON

Frederick John

Private 41074, 1st Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 25th November 1917, aged 22. Son of Jabez Freeman Pearson and Annie Pearson, of Branston, Lincoln. Commemorated on Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

REDFORD

Joseph

Private 11653, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1915. Commemorated on Panel 31 to 34, Loos Memorial.

REDFORD

Richard Clarke

Private 11652, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September, 1915. Commemorated on Panel 31 to 34, Loos Memorial.

SHARP

Albert

Private 243055, 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918, aged 21. Son of George William and Fanny Sharp, of Branston Fen, Lincoln. Commemorated on Bay 5, Arras Memorial.

SMITH

Joseph Sydney

Private 43182, 2nd/4th Bn. South Lancashire Regiment. Died 8th (7th on memorial) October 1918, aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith, of Branston Fen, Bardney, Lincs. Buried in LXVI. H. 12, Etaples Military Cemetery.

SMITH

J W

Private. Died 7th October 1918.

TAYLOR

Thomas

Private 2144, 10th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23rd May 1918, aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor, of High St., Branston, Lincoln. Buried in, Berlin South-Western Cemetery, IV D 3.

WALTHAM

Horace Mowbray

Corporal 293082, 4th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died 9th May 1918, aged 32. Son of H. and K. E. Waltham, of Stamford; husband of Ellen E. Waltham. of Belton Grantham. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery XII. B. 10.

WILKINSON

C

Private TR8/13848, 14th Bn. Training Reserve. Died 11th February 1917. Buried in Branston Cemetery.

WILKINSON

J

Sergeant. Died 3 May 1919.

1939-1945

ABEL-SMITH

Robert Eustace

Captain 42107, 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died 21st May 1940, aged 30. Son of Eustace and Ailleen Abel-Smith; husband of Mary Sidney Clive Abel-Smith, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Buried in IV A 4, Esquelmes War Cemetery.

COOPER

William George

Flying Officer (Flying Instr.115186), 214 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 30th March 1943, aged 29. Son of Thomas Bailey Cooper and Kate Cooper, husband of Esther Cooper, of Branston. Lincolnshire. Buried in Row 22, Grave 18D, Shirley (St. James) Churchyard, Solihull.

DENTON

Reginald

Gunner 1831488, 89 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 18th September 1944, aged 39. Commemorated on Column 17, Singapore Memorial.

HORNER

Harry

Able Seaman C/JX 203939, H.M.S. Eskimo, Royal Navy. Died 12th July 1943, aged 22. Son of William and Ermna Horner, of Branston, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on 69, 1, Chatham Naval Memorial.

MOULDING

Ernest

Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 621167, 207 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 14th October 1941. Buried in 3. F. 9, Heverlee War Cemetery.

PLUMTREE

Bernard Simpson

(V S PLUMTREE on memorial) Signalman 4806008, 101 Sub-Area Beach Sig. Sec. Royal Corps of Signals. Died 6th June 1944, aged 27. Son of Annie Elizabeth Cummins, of Nocton, Lincolnshire. Buried in 1. C. 18, Hermanville War Cemetery.

SHACKLEY

Edward

Flight Sergeant 513599, 46 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 9th June 1940, aged 27. Son of Edward and Emily Shackley; husband of Clarice Helen Shackley, of Branston, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on Panel 11, Runnymede Memorial.

SMITH

John Joseph

Sergeant (Air Gnr.)1455460, 626 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th January, 1944. Buried in 6 F 11, Hanover War Cemetery.

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