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COLSTERWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Colsterworth memorial is to be found on the green in Colsterworth and takes the form of a covered, ornate cross on a pillar mounted on a plintha single stepped base surrounded by a chain fence. There are 34 names, 25 for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2. See also Colsterworth St John the Bptist Church.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Remember our noble dead of the wars
1914 – 1918, 1939 – 1945.
May they rest in peace.

BEESON

Albert

Possibly Private 16780. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st July 1917. Born and enlisted Grantham, Lincs and resident Melton Mowbray, Leics. Commemorated ESSEX FARM CEMETERY. III.L.5.

BLAND

Charles Ernest William

Distinguished Service Order. Captain. 3rd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, attd 2nd Battalion. Died 3rd April 1915, aged 33 years. Son of (the late) Captain Horatio and Mrs F.L Bland of Stretton House, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Husband of Isabel Bland of Colsterworth House, Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 22.

BRACKENBURY

Albert Ernest

Private 12114. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Henry and Betsy Brackenbury of Colsterworth, Lincs. Born Pickworth, Lincs, enlisted Coalville, Leics and resident Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 11.

COOPER

William Henry

Private 11839. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1917. Born Colsterworth, enlisted Grantham, Lincs and resident Melton Mowbray, Leics. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

DOUBLEDAY

Charles Henry

Possibly C.H Doubleday. Assistant Paymaster. HMS Leviathan, Royal Navy. Died 11th June 1917. Commemorated PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL.

FOSTER

William

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently

HOUGHTON

James

Possibly John James Houghton. Private T/206959. 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, formerly 365878 Northern Cyclist Battalion. Killed in action 10th August 1917. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted and resident Wolverhampton, Staffs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 11-13 and 14.

HOUGHTON

Jasper

L/Corporal 19268. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1916, aged 29 years. Son of R.B and Annie Houghton of Colsterworth, Lincs. Born Colsterworth, Lincs, enlisted Aldershot, Hampshire and resident Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

LEE

William

Private 35160. 12th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 24870 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917, aged 25 years. Son of William and Grace Lee of Colsterworth, Lincs. Born Norton, Yorks and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 36 and 38.

MITCHELL

Vincent Martin

Private 39313. 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 2nd October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Vincent and Catherine Mitchell of Mill Farm, Colsterworth, Lincs. Born Colsterworth and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY. I.C.8.

NIXON

William James

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently

RICHES

Harry

Gunner 346896. 242nd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29th September 1917. Born Colsterworth and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY. III.E.7.

ROBERTS

Charles

Private 36980. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Born Colsterworth and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated RAILWAY CUTTING CEMETERY, Courcelles-Le-Comte. B.2.

RODWELL

Arthur Frederick

Rifleman 59676. 2/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th February 1918. Born Colsterworth and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. III.F.27.

RODWELL

John

L/Corporal 14456. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Colsterworth, enlisted Grantham and resident Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

RUDKIN

William Humphrey

Drummer 11871. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th April 1916, aged 24 years. Son of William Hayes and Sarah Ann Rudkin of Buckminster, Leics. Born Buckminster, Leics, enlisted Grantham, Lincs and resident Sproxton. Leics.

SAUNBY

Arthur

Possibly Arthur Stephen Saunby. Private 462. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 24 years. Son of Mrs C Saunby of Haverholme, Lincs. Born Anwick, enlisted Grantham and resident Haverholme, Lincs. Commemorated GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, Ovillers-La Boisselle. X.Q.4

SCOTT

John

Private 325949. 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, formerly 2804 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd October 1917, aged 33 years. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Scott of Colsterworth, Lincs. Born Colsterworth, Lincs and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXVII.D.7.

SCOTT

John Thomas

Private 8582. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 14th June 1915. Born Colsterworth, enlisted Lincoln and resident Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated GRIMSBY (Scartho Road) CEMETERY. 41.B.16.

SCOTT

Thomas Henry

Private 15190. Battalion, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born Colsterworth, enlisted Bourne and resident Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, Ovillers-La Boisselle. III.D.6.

SCOTT

Walter Cragg

Private 1313. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th May 1915. Son of Thomas and Mary Scott of High Street, Colsterworth, Lincs. Born Colsterworth, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated PACKHORSE FARM SHRINE CEMETERY. A.9.

SPIZER

Arthur

Private 430398, Labour Corps, formerly 15985 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 9th May 1918, aged 32 years. Son of Thomas and Jane Spizer of Woolsthorpe, husband of Gertrude Spiers (formerly Spizer) of Sun Yard, Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated COLSTERWORTH (Woolsthorpe) CEMETERY.

THOROLD

Marmaduke Cecil

L/Bombardier 891361. 270th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11th March 1919, aged 37 years. Son of Thomas and Sarah Thorold. Commemorated COLSTERWORTH CHURCH BURIAL GROUND.

1939-1945

COX

Lionel John Henry

L/Corporal 2147863. 621 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 1st June 1945, aged 23 years. Son of Lionel Henry and Edith Kate Cox of Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated HAMBURG CEMETERY. 2A.J.7.

DEXTER

George

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently

DOVE

Charles

Possibly Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1351778. 148 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 8th September 1943. Commemorated PHALERON WAR CEMETERY. Coll Grave 7.E.1-5.

DOVE

James

Possibly Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1075279. 434 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 20th February 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Charles and Kate Dove, husband of Lily of Currock, Carlisle, Cul. Commemorated BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY. Coll Grave 8.G.1-16.

HOLLINGWORTH

Eric

Stoker 2nd Class C/KX147456. HMS Welshman, Royal Navy. Died 1st February 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Arthur and Frances Hannah Hollingworth of Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 72.2.

HOLLINGWORTH

Walter

Able Seaman C/SSX32240. HMS Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 3rd April 1947, aged 25 years. Son of George and Sarah Elizabeth Hollingworth of Woolsthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated COLSTERWORTH CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. New Plot. Row 6. Grave 3.

REED

William

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently

WARREN

Walter George

Gunner 4808042. 274 (Northumberland Hussars) Bty, 25 Light A.A Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 28th October 1942, aged 34 years. Son of Walter George and Alice Warren, husband of Florence Warren of Woolsthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY. 2.C.29.

WING

Eric

Private 4804380. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 24th September 1943, aged 24 years. Son of John Vincent and Mary Wing of Colsterworth, Lincs. Commemorated SALERNO WAR CEMETERY. IV.D.20.

Last updated 13 July, 2008

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