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CAISTOR WAR MEMORIAL

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

There are two memorials the first can be found at the junction of Market Place and South Street. The memorial takes the form of a three stepped octagonal base surmounted by octagonal plinth shaft and cross with inscriptions on the sides of the plinth and top step; the whole is enclosed by iron railings. There are 40 names for World War 1 and 13 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Major Lord Worsley and dedicated on 10th August 1920. Details appeared in the Lincolnshire Star 21st August 1920. The second memorial is located inside the church of St Peter and St Paul. The memorial takes the form of a section of oak panelling within the church. The World War 1 inscription is carved into the wood and the World War 2 names carved on boards attached either side of the World War 1 inscription. There are 40 names for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Stow 5th January 1921. Details appeared in the Lincolnshire Star 8th January 1921.

THEIR NAME
LIVETHFOREVERMORE
DEDICATED
A. D.
1920
TO THE
MEN
OF CAISTOR
WHO DIED
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY
Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

 

In grateful remembrance of the Caistor men who died for their country in the Great War, upon whose souls may God have mercy.

1914-1918

AINGER

Harry

Private 515749. 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). Killed in action 27th October 1917. Born Caistor, enlisted and resident Brigg, Lincs. Commemorated Morchies Military Cemetery. B.27.

ATKIN

Joseph A

Private 16506. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 25th November 1915, aged 18 years. Son of Mrs Florence Atkin of Whitegate Hill, Caistor, Lincs. Born Rothwell, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Rothwell (St Mary) Churchyard.

BANCROFT

Arthur

Private 39698. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born Caistor, enlisted Market Rasen and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. I.G.10.

BANCROFT

David

Private 23939. 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Caistor, Lincs and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5

BARNARD, MM

Horace

Military Medal. Private 14759. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Caistor, enlisted Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln and resident Burton on Stather, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

BEECH

Joseph

Corporal 8310. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd March 1915, aged 36 years. Son of Mrs S Beech of Horse Market, Caistor, Lincs. Born Caistor, Lincs, enlisted Doncaster, Yorks and resident Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery. Screen Wall 5.657.

BRIGHTON

Stanley

Private 242452. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 2777 Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 14th October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of John Brighton of Elmfield, Caistor, Lincs. Born North Kelsey, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. S.II.X.7.

BROWN

Walter Samuel

Private 59937. 22nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 8th September 1918, aged 19 years. Grandson of Aaron Brown of North Street, Caistor, Lincs. Born Tealby and enlisted Brigg, Lincs. Commemorated Pernes British Cemetery. VI.B.2.

CAMMACK

Robert Matthews

L/Corporal 40846. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Charles and Fanny Cammack of North Street, Caistor, Lincs. Born Hatcliffe, enlisted Grimsby and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 4.

EASTOE

Charles Waldron

Private 18977. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs Eliza Eastoe of North Street, Caistor, Lincs. Born Didsbury, Lancs, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

FENTON

John

Appears to be John Fenton born c 1892, Caistor, Lincs, the son of Richard C and Martha A Fenton and brother of Walter Fenton. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

FENTON

Walter

Private 36560. 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 4632 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th March 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mrs M.A Fenton of 16 Holdforth Street, New Wortley, Leeds, Yorks. Born Caistor, Lincs, enlisted Bury St Edmund, Suffolk and resident Leeds, Yorks. Commemorated Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension N0: 1. V.B.27.

GORBUTT

Martha

Sister 2/Reserve/G/544, H.M.H.S. "Nevasa", Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died 28th July 1920. Aged 39. Born c.1881, at Caistor. Daughter of Bryan Smith and Martha Gorbutt, originally of Rectory Farm, Nettleton, Caistor. In 1901 she was a Draper's Assistant, resident at 158 Victoria Street, St George Hanover Square, London. Buried in Greenwich Cemetery, London. Grave 3 "C" Z. 55.

HOWDEN

Harold

Private 27003. 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th January 1917. Born and enlisted Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Courcelette British Cemetery. I.E.5.

HUNTER

William S

1917 on memorial. Possibly William Stuart Hunter. Captain. A Coy, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 31 years. Only son of (the late) Rev W.J (of Wycliffe Church, Birmingham, War) and Mrs E.J Hunter of Glencairn, The Park, Grimsby, Lincs. A solicitor. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

JACKSON

Alan

Private 43454. B Coy, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd August 1916, aged 21 years. Son of George and Annie Jackson. Born Caistor, Lincs, enlisted Derby, Derbyshire and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). II.F.172

KENNINGTON

Fred

Private 203243. 4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 25th November 1917. Born Caistor, enlisted Market Rasen and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Dochy Farm New British Cemetery. VII.E.2.

KEYWORTH

George

George Keyworth 1918 recorded on Market Place Memorial, George Keyworth recorded on memorial St Peter and St Paul Church. Caistor headstone (private stone, not CWGC) records ‘Gunner George Keyworth. Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds received in France 6th December 1918, aged 22 years’. Appears to be George Keyworth born c 1897 Caistor, the son of George and Clara Keyworth (of Brigg Road, Caistor, Lincs in 1901). No trace on CWGC/SDGW and appears to be commemorated on above local memorials only.

LEAKEY

Herbert Nettleton

Reverend. Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains Department. Died 24th July 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Charles Montague and Agnes Leakey of Goldsworthy House, Gunnislake, Cornwall. Commemorated Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery. 4.C.E.

LIDGARD

William

Private 40087. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918, aged 31 years. Husband of Catherine Lidgard of North Street, Caistor, Lincs. Born Cleethorpes and enlisted Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

MADDAMS

Charles Francis

Private 60001. 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 1st November 1918. Born Caistor and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 3.

MAPPLETHORPE

William Alfred Gorbutt

Fitter 89346. 114 Bty, Royal Field Artillery, formerly Private 11514 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 23 years. Son of William and Mary Mapplethorpe of Caistor, Lincs. Born Grimsby and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Minty Farm Cemetery. III.A.3.

MARROWS

Reginald Dawson

L/Corporal 16930. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 13th December 1915, aged 19 years. Son of John and Fanny Marrows of Cornhill House, Caistor, Lincs. Born Caistor and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Rue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie. A.14.

PARKER

Herbert

Possibly Private 25238. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1917, aged 35 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Parker of Little Limber, husband of Minnie Parker of Keelby, Lincs. Born Little Limber, enlisted Habrough and resident Brocklesby, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

PARKER

Walter

L/Corporal 13/726. 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Born Caistor, Lincs, enlisted Hull, Yorks and resident Barton on Humber, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.

ROBINSON

Harold

Sergeant 201537. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th April 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Robinson of South Street, Caistor, Lincs. Born Caistor, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

ROGERS

Alick

1915 on memorial. Possibly Alexander Rogers, born c 1892 at Caistor, Lincs, the son of Emily Rogers of The Red Lion Hotel. Appears to be L/Corporal G/40053 Alexander Rogers. 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, formerly 1899 Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Brigg, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 12D and 13B.

RUDKIN

John Edward

Private 16756. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1916, aged 25 years. Son of John and Emma of Cabourne, Lincs. Husband of Ellen Rudkin of Horse Market, Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

SPECK

John Robert

Private 69209. 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 11th April 1918, aged 18 years. Son of John William and Louisa B Speck of 56 Monks Road, Lincoln, Lincs. Born Caistor and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 2.

SPILMAN

Joseph Cantley

Private 2805. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1915, aged 22 years. Son of Joseph and Sara Walker Spilman of Clixby Manor, Caistor, Lincs. Born Alkborough, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery. L.7.

STANILAND

Ronald

Possibly Trimmer 3306Ts, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler Cantatrice. Died 5th November 1916, aged 23 years. Son of (the late) W and Mrs D.P Staniland of 12 Wollaston Road, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 20.

STANILAND

William

Private 4751. C Squadron, 1st Kings Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 2nd June 1915, aged 45 years. Son of (the late) W and S Staniland of 13 Wollaston Road, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Nineteen years service, including South African War and India. Born Caistor, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 3.

SMITH

William Edward Evan

Private 46096. 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 155418 Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23rd December 1917, aged 41 years. Son of Henry Evan and Maria Smith of Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Birr Cross Road Cemetery. I.F.27.

SUDDABY

Charles

Private 15846. 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16th September 1916, aged 31 years. Husband of Rose Isabella Suddaby of Canada Lane, Caistor, Lincs. Born Donington on Bain, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs.

TAYLOR

Anthony

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

TAYLOR

Arthur C

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

TOPLISS

Samuel

Private 6894. 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 8th July 1918, aged 34 years. Son of (the late) Edward Sissons and Eliza Topliss, husband of Mrs T.G.E Topliss of Pear Tree House, Messingham, Lincs. Born Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux. I.B.6.

THOMPSON

Thomas William Wright

Private 202335. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born Caistor, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval. XII.B.4.

WILMORE

George

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

WILKINSON

William

Private 241618. 2/5th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Caistor, enlisted Grimsby and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 6.

WOOD

Alfred William

Private 8910. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915, aged 24 years. Son of (the late) John H and Mrs B Wood (Stepmother) of Vine Cottage, Caistor, Lincs. Born Caistor, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 3.

They were a wall unto us both by night and by day.
1939-1945

CHAMBERS

G

Possibly George Arthur Chambers. Private 1658941. York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 11th May 1944, aged 31 years. Son of Samuel and Emma Delia Chambers, husband of Hilda Mary Chambers of Tealby, Lincs. Commemorated Tealby (All Saints) Churchyard and Extension.

CHAPMAN

Rex

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently

COLE

Edward

Sergeant (W Op/Air Gnr) 957041. Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve). Died 28th November 1943, aged 26 years. Son of James and Agnes Jane Cole, husband of Daisy Eunice Cole. Commemorated Caistor Cemetery. Grave B.316.

DAVIES

Felix

No further information currently

DIXON

Stanley

Possibly Stanley William Dixon. Stoker 1st Class P/KX111330. HMS Culver, Royal Navy. Died 31st January 1942, aged 20 years. Son of John William and Ann Dixon of Cleethorpes, Lincs. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 68. Column 2.

ELLIOTT

Douglas

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently

ELLIOTT

R C

No further information currently

FAIRBURN

G H

No further information currently

HARRISON

Aubrey William

Leading Aircraftman 534929. Royal Air Force. Killed in action 14th February 1942, aged 23 years. Son of George and Emma Harrison, husband of Clara Elizabeth Harrison of Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Singapore Memorial. Column 416.

HARTOP

Charles William

Sergeant (Pilot) 741985. 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve). Died 21st October 1940, aged 27 years. Son of Joseph and Dorothy Hartop of Caistor, Lincs. Husband of Phyllis Hartop of Caistor, Lincs. Brother of Joseph Argyle Hartop. Commemorated BERLIN 1939-1945 War Cemetery. 3.A.10.

HARTOP

Joseph Argyle

Sergeant (Pilot/Under Training) 745668. 607 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve). Died 15th November 1940, aged 24 years. Son of Joseph and Dorothy Vernon Hartop of Rhyl, Flintshire. Brother of Charles William Hartop. Commemorated Caistor Cemetery. Grave A.31.

LANGLEY

George Charles Kennington

Private 4807010. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd October 1941, aged 26 years. Son of George Harold and Edith Alice Langley of Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Capetown (Maitland) Cemetery. Military Allotment. Grave 96527C.

STORR

Frank Harry

Driver T/10671969. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th April 1943, aged 34 years. Son of Joseph and Mary Storr of Caistor, Lincs. Husband of Constance May Storr of Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Medjez-El-Bab Cemetery. 6.G.17.

VARLOW

Thomas John

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1311699. Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve). Died 9th March 1941, aged 30 years. Son of Thomas John and Sarah Annie Skelton Varlow of Caistor, Lincs. Commemorated Caistor Congregational Churchyard.

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