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

The war memorials are to be found in Branston Booths Village Hall.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007


John William

In loving memory of Private John W Smith, the beloved son of J and M.E Smith who was killed in France 31st July 1917, aged 22 years. Private 14300. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action above date. Born Uffington, Lincs, enlisted Newark, Notts and resident Bardney, Lincs. Commemorated HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. IV.A.14.


Joseph Sydney

Also of their (J and M.E Smith) beloved son Private Joseph S Smith who died of wounds in the 20th General Hospital, Comiers 7th October 1918, aged 22 years. Private 43182. 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds above date. Son of Mr and Mrs Smith of Branston Fen, Lincs. Born Crowland and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. LXVI.H.12.

1914 - 1918



Private 27279. 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, formerly 26601 South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds (Killed in action on memorial) 16th August 1917. Born Bardney, enlisted Lincoln and resident Bardney, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.



Killed in action on memorial. No Alfred Sharpe/Sharp identified. Possibly Fred Sharp. Private 4400. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 17th December 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Mrs F Sharp of 193 West Parade, Lincoln, Lincs. Born and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated LINCOLN (Canwick Road) CEMETERY.

1939 -1945


Henry Roland Edward

Private 4804987. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th July 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Alfred E and Hetty Denton of Branston Booths, Lincs. Commemorated RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY. II.B.13.


John Joseph (Joey)

Flight Sergeant, killed on his 11th raid on memorial. Local informant states he was 'Rear gunner on Lancasters'. Son of J and M.E Smith, brother of John W and Joseph S Smith. Born 18th December 1923. Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1455460. 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 15th January 1944. Commemorated HANOVER WAR CEMETERY. 6.F.11.

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Last updated 22 May, 2007

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