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DIGBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorials and Rolls of Honour are to be found within the grounds and church of St Thomas a Becket Church, Church Street, Digby. There is a memorial, Rolls of Honour and a World War 2 list of those on active servcie. The memorial at the main gate of the churchyard contains details of 20 men who fell in World War 1 and takes the form of a pink granite cross mounted on a plinth on a two-stepped base; it would appear that the two-stepped base is original but the memorial itself has been replaced at some time in a very fitting manner. Within the church is a framned, glazed roll of honour for World War 1, there are 54 names that are written on a scroll. A further scroll list those on active service from World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Their Name Liveth for Evermore

To
the glory of God
and in grateful remembrance of
men of this parish who gave their
lives for Justice, King and Country
in the Great War 1914 – 1918.

This monument is set up by the parishioners of Digby.

ADCOCK

Alfred Pinder

Sapper 275365. 268th Railway Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 12th October 1917, aged 28 years. Son of John George and Elizabeth Adcock of Digby, husband of Edith Annie Adcock of Beck Side, Digby, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. P.III.F.12B.

BAKER

John

Gunner 96383, "C" Battery, 311th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15th May 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of John and Alice Baker of Church Street, Digby. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 7.

BAUMBER

William

Private 4768. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd April 1916, aged 27 years. Son of Mrs M.A Baumber of 8 Brook Side, Digby, Lincs. Born Digby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Digby, Lincs. Commemorated AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERT EXTENSION. I.A.60.

BAUMBER

Walter

Private 27109. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, formerly 23654 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917, aged 32 years. Son of William ands Mary Ann Baumber of 8 Brook Side, Digby, Lincs. Born Digby, Lincs and enlisted Newark, Notts. Commemorated MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY. St Laurent-Blangy. B.6.

BLAKEWELL

John

Private DM2/165890. MT Reinforcements, Royal Army Service Corps. Died East Africa 9th January 1917. Born Rowston, Lincs, enlisted Doncaster, Yorks and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated DODOMA CEMETERY. I.G.10.

BLOY

Bertie

L/Corporal. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th September 1917, aged 22 years. Son of George Henry Boy of High Street, Digby, Lincs and brother of Charles Dixon Bloy. Born Digby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Digby, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.F.22.

BLOY

Charles Dixon

Private 42424. 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 3rd March 1919, aged 20 years. Son of George Henry Boy of High Street, Digby, Lincs and brother of Bertie Bloy. Commemorated BROOKWOOD (United Kingdom 1914 - 1918) MEMORIAL.

CREASEY

Thomas Francis

Corporal 22717. 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 28 years. Husband of Mary Creasey of Digby, Lincs. Born North Kyme and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY. III.B.18.

CROSS

George

Sergeant 36380. 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, formerly 23304 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Digby, enlisted Ruskington, Lincs and resident March, Cambs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 29 and 30.

DENTON

Frederick [George]

[Listed as 1st Battalion on Mmeorial] Private 16104, 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 18th May 1915. Aged 33. Born Netheringham, enlisted Lincoln, resident new Leake. Husband of Susannah Elizabeth Denton, of "The Rookery," East Fen, New Leake, Boston. Buried in SCARTHO ROAD CEMETERY, GRIMSBY, Lincolnshire. Grave 41. B. 15.

GILL

Harry

Private A/36117. 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 26th May 1916, aged 29 years. Son of Joseph and Louisa Gill of North Street, Digby. Lincs. Commemorated CHESTER FARM CEMETERY. II.B.3.

HARVEY

George Henry

L/Corporal 15192. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Henry Alfred and Mary Ann Harvey of Rowston Lane, Digby. Born Sleaford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Digby, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

HOWSAM

Harry

Corporal 9146. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915, aged 22 years. Brother of Edith Stephenson of Ashby de la Launde, Lincs. Born Horncastle, enlisted Lincoln and resident Digby, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

NORTH

H J

Private, Lincs Reg on memorial. Possibly Harry Johnson North. Private 235433. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 204711 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 14th March 1918. Born Thornton, enlisted Nottingham and resident Newark, Notts. Commemorated HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. XIV.J.15.

SUMNER

Cecil

L/Corporal 201273. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds received by bomb from enemy aeroplane on 22nd October 1917, aged 21 years. Third son of Charles and Emma Sumner of 42 North Street, Digby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Digby, Lincs. Commemorated BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY. VI.G.73.

SUMNER

Frank Potterton

Private M/316489. Royal Army Service Corps (MT). Died of Pneumonia at Military Hospital, Wareham, Dorset on 19th April 1918, aged 20 years. Fourth son of Charles and Emma Sumner of Westholme, Digby, Lincs. Enlisted Sleaford and resident Digby, Lincs. Commemorated DIGBY (St Thomas Becket) CHURCHYARD.

WATSON

Alfred

Private G/19463. 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 83292 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917 10th October on parents headstone), aged 33 years. Son of Trafford and Mary Ann Watson. Born Horncastle, Lincs, enlisted and resident Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 106 to 108.

WELLS-COLE

William Francis

2nd Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 19 years. Eldest son of William Francis and Ellen Slorey Wells-Cole of Lincs. Born Sedgeford, Norfolk. Educated The Flagons School, Oxford, Oxf and (The Priory)Repton (Derbyshire?). Passed into RMC Sandhurst in 1915.Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

WINTER

Ernest Ewart

Private 27325. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 14th October 1916. Sixth son of Mr and Mrs J. Winter. Born Norringby (Dorrington?) and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

WINTER

George Pacey

Private 6853. 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died at Casualty Clearing Station, France on 21st November 1918, aged 29 years on headstone. Fourth son of Mr and Mrs J Winter, brother of Ernest Ewart Winter. Commemorated CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY.

Digby Roll of Honour

ADCOCK

Alfred

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ARDEN

Thomas C

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ASH

Harry

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ASH

Robert

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BAILEY

Victor

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BAKER

Arthur

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BAKER

Charles

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BAKER

Harry

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BAKER

John

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BAUMBER

Arthur

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BAUMBER

John

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BAUMBER

Thomas

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BAUMBER

Walter

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BAUMBER

William

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BLAKEWELL

John

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BLOY

Bert

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BLOY

Charles

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BLOY

William

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CARR

Harry

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CHAMBERS

Forster

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CHAMBERS

George

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COX

Charles D

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CREASY

Thomas F

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DENTON

Frederick

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FEATHERSTONE

Alfred

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GILL

Harry

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GILL

Herbert

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GILL

Thomas

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GRAVES

Charles W

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GRESWELL

Fred

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GRESWELL

Harry

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HARVEY

George

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HARVEY

Thomas E

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HAYES

Archibald

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HAYES

Eric

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HOUSAM

Harry

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JOHNSON

Christopher

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KING

John

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KING

Lucy Caroline

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MADDISON

Samuel

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MILLER

B E

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NORTH

George

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POTTERTON

George

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SARDERSON

Charles W

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SKELTON

Joe

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SKINNER

Robert

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SNOWDEN

Arthur

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SNOWDEN

William

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SUMNER

Cecil

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SUMNER

Charles S

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SUMNER

Frank P

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SWIFT

Albert

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WATSON

Albert

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WELLS-COLE

William F

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Also in memory of those who fell in the War 1939 -1945.

GIBSON

John Ethelbert

Leading Aircraftman 1078803. Royal Air Force VR. Died 1st march 1945, aged 33 years. Son of Herbert and Marion Ethel Gibson of Digby, Lincs. Commemorated IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY. 6.J.1.

HANSON

Sidney

Possibly Sick Berth Attendant C/MX64853. HMS Achates, Royal Navy. Died 31st December 1942, aged 25 years. Husband of Audrey Hanson of North Shields, Northumberland. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 64.1.

SUMNER

Frank Stanley

Private 14693427. 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 7th September 1944, aged 18 years. Son of Charles L and Hilda Sumner of Digby, Lincs. Commemorated SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY. II.D.22.

THURLBY

Lucius Thorpe

Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) 52222. 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 18th October 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Joseph and Annie Maria Thurlby of Digby, Lincs. Commemorated HANOVER WAR CEMETERY. 4.D.15.

WILSON

Harry

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On Active Service

ADCOCK

George

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BAXTER

Derek

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BAXTER

Leslie

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BLACKBAND

Eric

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BLACKBAND

Harold

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BROWN

Arthur

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BURDALL

Frank

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BURDALL

Ivan

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BYLETT

Walter

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CHAMBERS

Robert

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CLARK

George

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DIMBLEBY

Thomas

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DOUGHTY

Leslie

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DOUGHTY

Sidney

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DUTTON

Albert

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FISHER

Walter

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GIBSON

John

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GIBSON

Leonard

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GRESSWELL

Eric

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HANSON

Sidney

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HODSON

Sidney

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KIRTON

Kenneth

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KIRTON

Maurice

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KIRTON

Raymond

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LAMB

John H

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PHILLIPS

George

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ROOKE

Francis

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SKELTON

Kenneth

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SKELTON

Walter

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SKINNS

Eric

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SUMNER

Charles R

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SUMNER

Frank

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SUMNER

Kenneth

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TASKER

Eric

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TASKER

Fred

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TEMPLEMAN

William

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THURLBY

Lucius

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WILSON

Lewis

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WILSON

Lily

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WILSON

Norman

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WOOD

Lewis (Junr)

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WOOD

Lewis (Senr)

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YORKE

Gerald

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