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BURGH LE MARSH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is located at the church of St Peter and St Paul in the High Street, Burgh le Marsh. The memorial takes the form of a croos with Jesus being crucified, on a tapering shaft mounted on a plinth with a two stepped base. There are 17 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Is it nothing to you all ye that pass by.

1914-1918

ANDREWS

Edwin

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

BROOMFIELD

Fred

Private 41476. 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Henry John and Ellen Broomfield of Burgh le Marsh, Lincs. Born Burgh, enlisted Louth and resident Burgh, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.

ENDERBY

Thomas Noel

L/Corporal R/7952. 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 8th April 1917. Born Burgh, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Burgh, Lincs. Commemorated BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY. II.H.51.

EVISON

George Henry

L/Corporal R/21035. 8th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24th March 1917, aged 26 years. Husband of Annie Evison of 102 East Laith Gate, Doncaster, Yorks. Born Burgh le Marsh, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, Arras. II.K.24.

HALL

Joseph H

Possibly Joseph Herbert Hall. Guardsman 22648. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action between 14th and 17th September 1916. Born Wellington (Welton in the Marsh?), Lincs and enlisted Nottinghamshire. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 8D.

HANSON

Joshua Westland

Riflemen C/12700. 13th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 23rd August 1918, aged 35 years. Son of Mr J.W and Mrs M.A Hanson of Burgh le Marsh, Lincs. Born Burgh le Marsh and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 9.

HOLVEY

Walter

Private 13026. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1915. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Burgh and resident Croft, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

HORTON

George

Corporal 19135. 5th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16th May 1915, aged 27 years. Son of George and Elizabeth Horton of Market Place, Burgh, Lincs. Born Lincoln, Lincs, enlisted London and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 1.

JOHNSON

William

Private 66166. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 7th November 1918. Born Burgh and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

NESS

Robert E

Possibly Robert Ness. Private 10293. 11th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs R Ness of Polar House, Scartho, Lincs. Born Scunthorpe. Lincs and enlisted York, Yorks. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

PINDARD

Robert

Private 228629. 1st Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 2783 Kent Cyclists Battalion posted to 2/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 6th April 1918. Born Gosberton, Lincs, enlisted Hounslow and resident Bedfont (?), Mdx. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. P.VII.B.6B.

PINNEY

Joel

Private 4098. 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 3rd September 1916. Born Burgh and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated MILL ROAD CEMETERY, Thiepval. I.D.13.

SPENCE

Charles

Private 242281. 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st October 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mrs M.A Spence of Ingoldmells Road, Burgh, Lincs. Brother of William Davison Spence. Born Burgh and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. III.C.9.

SPENCE

William Davison

Private 34780. 10th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 5450 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 30 years. Son of Mrs M.A Spence of Ingoldmells Road, Burgh, Lincs. Brother of Charles Spence. Born Burgh, Lincs and enlisted Richmond, Yorks. Commemorated GUARDS CEMETERY, Lesboeufs. VI.F.2.

THOMPSON

John William

Private 16077. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th November 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Matthew and Elizabeth Thompson of The Causeway, Burgh, Lincs. Brother of Sherriff Thompson. Born Burgh, enlisted Spilsby and resident Burgh, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

THOMPSON

Sherriff G

Private 27229. 7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd November 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Matthew and Elizabeth Thompson of The Causeway, Burgh, Lincs. Brother of John William Thompson. Born Burgh, Lincs, enlisted Richmond, Yorks and resident Burgh, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.

THORNALLY

Harry

Possibly H Thornally. L/Corporal 135890. 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 6th March 1917. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXI.N.2.

In proud memory of the men of Burgh who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
Live thou for England, we for England died.
Their name liveth for evermore.

CRAGG

Sidney Norman

Signalman 2351871. 68 H.A.A Regiment, R.A Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 28th November 1942, aged 32 years. Son of Sidney Edmund and Ethel Cragg, husband of Emma Jane Cragg of Skegness, Lincs. Commemorated TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY. 11.C.23.

FALKINDER

Nicholas

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 122380. Royal Air Force VR. Died 25th August 1942, aged 22 years. Son of Charles Cockburn and Gertrude Falkinder of Burgh, Lincs. Commemorated HARWELL CEMETERY. Grave 590.

STEPHENSON

Frank Maxwell

Flying Officer (Pilot) 40956. 94 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 14th December 1940, aged 26 years. Son of Frank Latham and Edith Elizabeth Stephenson of Skegness, Lincs. Commemorated MAALA CEMETERY. H.28.

Of this parish. Gave their lives in the war of 1939 – 1945.
May they rest in peace.
Interior of church. Individual memorials.

EDWARDS

Henry C L

Pray for the souls of Henry C L Edwards and Roger Palmer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, killed by enemy action 24th September 1940. Rest in peace. (See photograph above)

Possibly Henry Charles Lewis Edwards. Civilian. YMCA, Great Russell Street. Son of Alice Edwards of White House, Bourne End, Bucks. Died at YMCA, South Tottenham Court Road on 24th September 1940, aged 36 years. Commemorated HOLBORN METROPOLITAN BOROUGH.

PALMER

Roger

See Edwards HCL above. No further information currently. (See photograph above)

STEPHENSON

Frank Maxwell

In memoriam. Flying Officer Frank Maxwell Stephenson, Royal Air Force, of Burgh Hall. Died at Aden 14th December 1940. See exterior memorial. (See photograph above)

Last updated 2 August, 2007

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