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CAYTHORPE WAR MEMORIALS

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

The memorials are to be found within the Church of St Vincent in Caythorpe. The parishioners' memorials are in the form of marble plaques, the backing is black marble and the actual plaques polished, white marble with gold lettering there are 23 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. Also within the church are memorials to the Airborne troops who fought at Arnhem in World War 2 in the form of plaques and a window. These can be seen further down the page.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God and in memory
of the men of this parish who gave
their lives for their country 1914 – 1919.

ANDERSON

Robert Sidney
Private 55645. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Killed in action Palestine 28th November 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Robert and Sarah Anderson of Bampit Row, Weston, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Leadenham, Lincs. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY. F.8.

BATES

Albert [Victor]
Born Caythorpe 1897. Died out of service at Bourne Sanatorium 19 September 1919. Aged 22. In the 1911 census he was the son of Richard and Frances Bates, aged 13, a farm labourer, born and resident Caythorpe, Lincs. In the 1901 census he was the son of Richard and Frances Bates, aged 3, born Caythorpe, resident Caythorpe. Death registered in the Bourne Registration District, Lincolnshire July to September Quarter 1919, aged 22. Buried in CAYTHORPE ST.VINCENT CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire.

Publication: Grantham Journal
Publication date: Saturday 13 September 1919

CAYTHORPE

The DEATH has occurred of Albert Victor Bates, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bates, of Frieston. The deceased, who was only 22 years of age, had served four years in the Army, and had reached the rank of Sergeant. He was “demobbed” early in 1919, and, in spite of having been a prisoner of war for eight months, he was looking fairly well on his arrival home. Previous to his being taken prisoner, he had been wounded and gassed. He was taken ill towards the end of June, and eventually was removed to the Sanatorium at Bourne. His parents visited him several times, and always found him bright and cheerful. In spite, however, of every possible care and attention, he gradually became worse, and passed away in that institution on Friday. The remains were brought to Caythorpe on Saturday, and the body placed overnight in the Church. The funeral took place on Monday, amidst many manifestations of sorrow and sympathy, the last sad rites being impressively performed by the Rector, the Rev. F.M.P. Sherrifs. The principal mourners were:—Mr, and Mrs. R. Bates (father and mother), Mr. W. Bates and Mrs. E. Daff (brother and sister). Masters Reg, Fred, Tommy, and Robert Bates (brothers). Miss Beatrice Bates (sister). Mr. and Mrs. Pollard (uncle and aunt), Mr. R. Bates (uncle), Mrs Fulcher (aunt), Mrs. Freeman (aunt), Mrs. Lunn (aunt), Mrs. W. Bates (sister-in-law), Mr. Daff (brother-in-law), Mrs. And Miss Charles, Mrs. Priestley, Mrs. Codd, Mr. J. And Miss E. Jackson, and many other friends. There was a large number of wreaths. Mr. And Mrs. R. Bates and family desire to thank all friends for the many messages of sympathy received, and also for flowers sent.

BIRD

Alfred Edward

Private 66165. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 16th November 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Alfred Edward and Hannah Bird of Frieston, Lincs. Born Frieston and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY. III.D.11.

CARR

Alexander

Private 3924, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 16 November 1918. Aged 33. Son of Mrs. Emma Carr, of 1, High St., Caythorpe, and the late J. G. Carr. Buried in north-east part of CAYTHORPE (ST. VINCENT) CHURCHYARD, Lincolsnhire.

CHARLES

Alfred

Private 41106. D Coy, 2/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 25624 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 21 years. Son of William and Elizabeth Rachel Charles of Frieston, Lincs. Born Dry Doddington and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 64 to 67.

COVELL

Joseph

Private 50429. 8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 27th September 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Covell Of Frieston Heath, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Buried in DENAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Denain German Mil Cem Mem 5.

COOPER

Henry

Gunner 113268. 237th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16th March 1917. Born Hereford, Hef, enlisted Grantham and resident Caythorpe, Lincs. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY. I.A.13.

CROWLEY

W

In the 1911 census Walter CROWLEY was aged 24, unmarried, son of Jerimiah and Mary Crowley, a Labourer in Iron Ore Quarries, born Caythorpe, resident Normanton, Grantham. A death is recorded for Walter Crowley, M.G.C., in 1918, service number 191307. There is a W CROWLEY listed Private 151307, 104th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 14 December 1918. Buried in KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 3.

FISHER

Henry

Private 27243. 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, formerly 3896 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21st October 1916, aged 21 years. Son of John and Lucy Fisher of 12 Park Street, Lincoln, Lincs. Enlisted Sleaford and resident Caythorpe, Lincs. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Corbie. II.F.33

GREEN

Thomas

Serjeant 952, 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Died 13 November 1918. Aged 28. Buried North of the Chancel in CAYTHORPE (ST. VINCENT) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire.

HANDLEY

Robert [Handley]

L/Corporal 8096. B Coy, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Robert and Julia Handley of Claypole, Notts. Born Claypole, Notts, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Claypole, Notts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

HEMPSALL

John Thomas

Private 13358. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916, aged 21 years. Son of William and Millicent Hempsall, husband of Annie Hempsall of Normanton, Lincs. Born Frieston, enlisted Grantham and resident Normanton, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (Menin gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

LOUND

J

There is a John R LOUND, Private 52163, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment who died 7 July 1919. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 30.

LOUND

Walter Edward

Private 44771. 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 25212 Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Born Wilsford and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 7.

LOUND

Thomas

Private 2398. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915, aged 22 years. Son of Tom and Fanny Lound of Bassingham, Lincs. Born Wilsford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Caythorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 331.

PARR

A

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

RICHMOND

T

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

ROYDS

Jasper Francis

Sub Lieutenant. HMS Arrogant, Royal Navy. Died 9th November 1917, aged 21 years. Buried in FULBECK (St Nicholas) CHURCHYARD.

SPEED

George

Private 242320. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 28th march 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Joseph Speed of Woodyard, Caythorpe, Lincs. Born Carlton Scroop, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Grantham, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 52 to 54.

WAUDBY

Charles William

Private 37031. 2/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died home 5th December 1918, aged 25 years. Prisoner of war. Son of William and Esther Ann Waudby of Manthorpe, Lincs. Born Sleaford and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Buried in In North-West part of CAYTHORPE (St Vincent) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire.

WELLS

G

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

WETHERILL

Walter

Private 43005. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th September 1918. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Caythorpe, Lincs. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. VIII.E.20.

WETHERILL

David

Weatherill on both CWGC/SDGW. Private 27015. 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 5572 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th December 1916. Enlisted Lincoln and resident North Hykeham, Lincs. Buried in BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY. B.12.

Not on main memorial but commemorated in the church

SOUTH

Charles Leedale

Private 68263. 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, formerly 25796 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Born and enlisted Billinghay, Lincs. Buried in AMERVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Solesmes. C.39.

In tender loving memory of Charles Leedale South. Killed on the battlefield in France 23rd October 2928, aged 22 years. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1939-1945

CLAYTON

Phillip John

Private S/172425. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1st July 1946. Buried in CAYTHORPE (St Vincent) CHURCHYARD.

DODSON

Gerald Lister Lindsell

Lieutenant 189584. 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 22nd November 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Charles Sherborne and Irene Frances Dodson of Leadenham, Lincs. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY. 7.A.8. Also listed on a plaque in the church.

In loving and proud memory of Gerald Lister Lindsell DODSON. Lieutenant, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Pinwe, Burma. 22nd November 1944, aged 23 years.

GODSON

Albert

Private 4803492. Army catering Corps attd 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 17th August 1943, aged 23 years. Son of John and Mary E Godson of Caythorpe, Lincs. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY. VI.M.18.

SHILLAKER

William Edward

Ordinary Seaman C/JX707230. HMS Cassandra, Royal Navy. Died 11th December 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Bertie and Florence Shillaker of Caythorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 76.3.

Group Plaque

In memory of the men of the
First Airborne Divisional Signals
who lost their lives at Arnhem.

BLATCH

Stuart Leslie

Captain 217301. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals attd H.Q 1st Airlanding Bde. Died 20th September 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Sir William Bernard (MBE) and Lady Blatch of Gerrards Cross, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2

GREGG *

Robert Alexander

Lieutenant 269712. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 26th September 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas A and Susan Gregg of Newbridge, Mon. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 12.C.9.

BLOOMFIELD

John Edwin

Signalman 14200356. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 22nd September 1944, aged 22 years. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 2.B.9.

DAY

Philip Escourt

Corporal 928569. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 25th September 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Alexander Estcourt and Agnes Day, husband of Sylvia Joyce Day of Waltham Chase, Hampshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 16.A.10.

DEAN

Joel

Signalman 14298695. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 22nd September 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Charles and Harriet Dean of Castleton, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

DUNNING *

Geoffrey Cameron

Signalman 4914072. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 18th September 1944, aged 20 years. Son of James Cameron (DCM) and Margaret Louise Dunning of Dover, Kent. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 15.C.20.

ELLAM

Thomas

Signalman 2382846. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 26th September 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Thomas and Margaret Eleanor Ellam of Ulverston, Lancs. Buried in RHENEN GENERAL CEMETERY. Plot 27. Row C. Grave 9.

FREW *

Andrew Boyd Moore

Driver 14579066. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 23rd September 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Andrew and Ellen Beggs Moore Frew of Hamilton. Lanarkshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 2.C.6.

GAULT

James Douglas Albert

Signalman 2384900. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died between 1st and 31st October 1944, aged 21 years. Son of (Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force) James and Rosina Mabel Gault of Whitton, Mdx. Buried in LOCHEM NEW GENERAL CEMETERY. Row 1. Grave 3.

HARRIS

Raymond Leonard Walter

Signalman 5511960. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 19th September 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Bernard Walter and Daisy Harris of Sarisbury Green, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

HIBBITT

Ronald Henry

Driver 14579066. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died between 25th and 26th September 1944, aged 20 years. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Emily Hibbitt of Woodhouse Eaves, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

MIDDLING *

Henry

Signalman 4914072. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 24th September 1944, aged 24 years. Son of John and Alice Middling of Hassall Green, Cheshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 2.B.6.

NORBURY

Douglas James

Signalman 3606701. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 19th September 1944, aged 21 years. Son of James and Marie Norbury of Collyhurst, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

OXENHAM

Leslie John

Signalman 5784025. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 26th September 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Henry James and Edith Oxenham of Loughton, Essex. Buried in RHENEN GENERAL CEMETERY. Plot 27. Row C. Grave 8.

PETERS *

James Arthur Leonard

Signalman 14216801. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 21st September 1944, aged 20 years. Son of John William and Edith Peters of Brentwood, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 22.B.16.

SHAW *

William Thomas Patrick

Signalman 6025798. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 24th September 1944, aged 22 years. Son of W.H and Ellen Shaw of Twickenham, Mdx. No known grave. Commemorated on ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 17.B.4.

SMITH

Cyril Ernest

Signalman 5388654. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 25th September 1944, aged 26 years. Son of Walter and Annie Smith, husband of Margaret L Smith of Harpenden, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

SOUTHWARD *

Edward

Signalman 3782911. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 20th September 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Harold and Elizabeth Southward of Orrell, Lancs. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 20.B.16.

SPIRES *

Charles David

Driver 5383515. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 20th September 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Charles David and Mabel Jane Spires of Slough, Bucks. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 15.C.12.

STEWART *

Donald William

Distinguished Conduct Medal. Signalman 6216249. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 24th September 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Captain John Alexander and Vera Mildred Stewart of Harrow, Mdx. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 15.B.11.

THOMSON *

Allan

Signalman 2591641. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 21st September 1944, aged 29 years. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 28.B.5.

THOMPSON

Jack Douglas

L/Corporal 8320024. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 21st September 1944, aged 28 years. Stepson of Mrs M.E Thompson of Hammersmith, London. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

THOMPSON *

Alexander Wilson

Signalman 14395838. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 25th September 1944, aged 28 years. Son of Francis James and Mary Christina Thompson of Liverpool and husband of Hilda Thompson of Speke, Lancs. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 2.B.6.

WATKINS

James

L/Corporal 4914592. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 21st September 1944. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

WESTALL

Leslie

L/Sergeant 2579000. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals attd 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 19th September 1944, aged 24 years. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

WILES *

Ronald Charles

Signalman 7889762. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 18th September 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Charles William and Mary Wiles of Ospringe, Kent. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 30.A.6.

WOLFE *

David John Vernon

Signalman 2329521. 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 21st September 1944, aged 19 years. Son of A.W and Dorothy M Wolfe of Cheam, Surrey. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 21.B.12.

* These men have identified graves at the Oosterbeek, Arnhem War Cemetery.

Group Plaque
This tablet is dedicated to the memory of
the men of the 1st Airborne Divisional Signals
who left this village for Arnhem, Holland
in the September of 1944 and did not return.

No names are recorded on tablet

Window.


September 1994.
This window was dedicated
to the memory of those
Airborne Signallers
who lost their lives since 1941,
by those who followed in the Airborne tradition.
216 Parachute Signal Squadron.

Last updated 30 January, 2014

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