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

The Coleby memorial is to be found in the grounds of All Saints Church, Church lane, Coleby and takes the form of a stone cross surmounting tapering column which stands on a tapering stone plinth which bears names and inscription, the whole stands on a two-stepped stone base. The memorial was unveiled in 1920 and contains 10 names for World War 1 only.

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IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

ALDRICH Ralph William

Private 8340. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd February 1915. Born Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY. B.31.

ANDREW Leonard [Henry]

[Andrews on CWGC] Private 55295. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds in Egypt 28th December 1917. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Fisheton (Fiskerton?), Lincs. Commemorated ALEXANDREA (Hadra) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY. D.279.

BODY Frank

A/L/Corporal 32924. 26th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30th May 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Henry and Mary J (Annie on separate memorial) Body of Linton House, Coleby, Lincs. Born York, Yorks and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. O.29.

loving memory of
the dearly loved and only son of
Henry and Annie Body.
Killed in action in France
30th May 1918,
aged 23 years.
For ever with the Lord


Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently


Private 200754. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Bassingham, Lincs. Commemorated WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Sp Mem 43. He is also commemorated on the Bassingham Memorial.


Private 201472. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th September 1918. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Bassingham, Lincs. Commemorated VALENCIENNES (St Roch) COMMUNAL CEMETERY. POW Special Memorial. He is also commemorated on the Bassingham Memorial.

Note also commemorated under Frederick Grantham (all other details identical) LE QUESNOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. POW Special Memorial.

JACKSON John Thomas

Possibly Private 39303. 2/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 29th March 1918. Born Martin and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. P.VII.6.12A.

PARKER William

Possibly Private 111214. 20th Coy, Labour Corps (CWGC has formerly 27379 South Staffordshire Regiment, SDGW has formerly 25256 Lincolnshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd March 1918. Born Kirkby Green, Lincs, enlisted Pontefract, Yorks and resident Nocton, Lincs. Commemorated NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY. X.D.20.

ROLLINS John Henry

Private 43333, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly 15922 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Schwaben Redoubt 28th September 1916. Born in the parish of Holdingham Fields, Lincolnshire (now Holdingham) in 1877. Husband of Emma Rollins of 25 Victoria Street, Lincoln, Lincs. Born Holdingham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Coleby, Lincs. Enlisted into the Lincolnshire Regiment on 18 March 1915 (regimental number 15922) later serving with the Northamptonshire Regiment (regimental number 22152) and finally with the Bedfordshire Regiment (43333). Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 2C.

WATSON Herbert

Private G/20046. 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 33908 Cavalry. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Born Riseholme, enlisted Grantham and resident Coleby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 106 to 108.

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