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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. See also Branston


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. See also Branston

1914 - 1918


Thomas aka Tom

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. See also Branston



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. See also Branston

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, listed as 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. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 11. See also Branston

Extract from Lincolnshire Echo - Monday 24 January 1944, page 4:


SERGT. Air-Gunner John Joseph Smith, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Smith, of Branston Booths, reported missing from air operations over Germany. His parents received the first intimation a couple of days before his 20th birthday. Sergt. Smith had been in the R.A.F . for about two years and previously was employed by Mr. S. Haigh, of Sincil-street, Lincoln. He was educated at Heighington School. Two of his brothers were killed in the last war.

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