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DORRINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

There are two types of memorial for Dorrington plus Rolls of Honour. There are memorials in the bell tower and in the church of St James and in Ebenezer Wesleyan Reform Chapel. The memorials in the bell tower were originally in Wesleyan Chapel. The three sets of memorials are nearly identical in design and with the number of names listed. There is also a Roll fo Honour to those men who served in World War 1 and those who served in World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Church of St James

To the glory of God.
In honoured and grateful memory of the brave men of Dorrington, Lincolnshire who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of King and Country in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

ASHER

Walter

Private 201439. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917, aged 24 years. Son of George and Elizabeth Asher of Dorrington, Lincs. Born North Rauceby, enlisted Sleaford and resident Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

CARROTTE

Frederick Henry

Lance Corporal 45124. Z Coy, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 26th August 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Charles and Margaret Carrotte of Freiston Drive, Dorrington, Lincs. Husband of Lizzie Carrotte (nee Harby) of Sleaford, Lincs. Born Ruskington, enlisted Sleaford and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated Tincourt New British Cemetery. I.E.9.

CLARKE

Charles Guy

Private 1710. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915. Born Scopwick, enlisted Sleaford and resident Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 331. There is also an individual memorial in the church.

Sacred to the memory of our dear and only son Charles Guy Clarke who was killed on the transport ‘Mercian’ by a shell from an enemy submarine in the Mediterranean on 3rd November, buried at sea 4th November 1915 near Oran, Algeria. Aged 19 years.
Jesu Mercy.

CLAXTON

Frederick

Private 27058. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th November 1918. Born Brisley, Norfolk, enlisted Sleaford and resident Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension. III.F.2.

EASTWOOD

Thomas Hugh

Guardsman 1673. 4th Guards Machine Gun Regiment, formerly 11100 Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 26th September 1918. Born Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, enlisted Lincoln and resident Lissington, Lincs. Commemorated Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. V.B.16.

MELTON

Joseph Henry

Private 15221. C Coy, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Emmanuel and Frances Melton of Bloxholm Cottages, Dorrington, Lincs. Born Dorrington, enlisted Sleaford and resident Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

PEARSON

Walter

Private 70024. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), formerly 21729 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918, aged 24 years. Son of (the late) James Pearson and Annie Mary Fox (formerly Pearson) of Dorrington Fen, Lincs. Enlisted Sleaford and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 52 to 54.

POUCHER

J W

Possibly John Poucher. Private 27101. 4th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Born Metheringham and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

ROBINSON

Percy

Private 8732. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13th March 1915, aged 27 years. Son of (the late) Benjamin and Mary Robinson of Chapel Yard, Dorrington, Lincs. Born Arnold, Notts, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 11.

SUMNER

A

Possibly Albert Sumner. Private 27306. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd October 1916, aged 23 years. Son of George and S Ann Sumner of Thorpe Tilney, Lincs. Born Woodhall and enlisted Horncastle, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

WILLIAMS

H

In 1901 Henry Williams born c 1887 is in Dorrington, Lincs and gives place of birth as Hornsby, Lincs (no such place). In 1916 Harry Williams died of wounds, also gives place of birth as Hornsby, Lincs. Possibly Harry Williams. Private 1929. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th September 1916. Born Hornsby (?), enlisted Sleaford and resident Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe. IV.H.52.

1939-1945

CHEFFINGS

Herbert

Leading Seaman P/J20402. HMS Vimy, Royal Navy. Died 22nd November 1941, aged 45 years. Son of Herbert and Sarah Cheffings, husband of Ann Elizabeth Cheffings of Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Dorrington (St James) Churchyard.

DANIEL

John Robert

Corporal 14706647. 4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 15th February 1945, aged 19 years. Son of Edward and Alice Daniel of Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. 56.A.1.

LOWTH

William

Private on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

ROBINSON

Roland Basil

Trooper 14259417. HQ 49th Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 3rd February 1945, aged 21 years. Commemorated Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery. Plot RR. Grave 11.

WINTER

George Cyril

Private 14222855. 2/5th Battalion, Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 17th September 1943, aged 19 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Henry Winter of Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated Cassino Memorial. Panel 4.

Two memorials in Bell Tower of church – believed to have been removed from Wesleyan Chapel (now a private house)
Great War Memorial (1914 –1919)
Identical in all respects to memorial in main body of church.
Second World War Memorial
To the glory of God and in grateful memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom 1939 – 1945.
Names identical to memorial in main body of church.

Roll of Honour
For King and Country
Dorrington 1914 – 19
Greater love hath no man than this

BAMFORD

R

Private. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

BARLOW

H

L/Corporal. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

BARLOW

H P

Private. London Mounted Brigade.

CAMM

T

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CLARKE

G

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry (Killed on active service)

COOLING

H

Private. North Midland Cycle Corps.

DOUGHTY

J

Private 3/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

FOX

F

Signaller. 6th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

LACEY

T

Private. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

LOWTH

W

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

PHILLIPS

A

Corporal. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PHILLIPS

F

Private. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PICKER

W

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PORTER

J

Private. 10th Battalion. York and Lancaster Regiment.

REYNOLDS

J W

Lieutenant. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. (Prisoner of war)

ROBERTS

A

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

F

Driver. Royal Engineers.

ROBINSON

H B

ROBINSON

P

Private. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. (Killed in action)

ROBINSON

W

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

TINDALL

R

Private. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

TURNER

A

L/Corporal. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WARNE

A

L/Corporal. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ASHER

W

BOND

A

BOND

Frederick

BRIGGS

M A

AMIE, RNAS, RAF

BURROWS

Joseph

CARROTTE

F

CLAXTON

F

COOLING

Alfred

COOLING

Arthur

COOLING

F

COOLING

W

CRAPPER

F

DALES

J A

DANIELS

E

DANIELS

W

DOUGHTY

H

EASTWOOD

T H

ELKINTON

Fk

FARRELL

A

FARRELL

P

HOBSON

J T

JACKSON

F

KEY

W

LEEDALE

B

LOUTH

C

MELTON

F

MELTON

J

MOORE

J W

MUXLOW

C

PEARSON

H

PEARSON

W

POUCHER

J

ROBINSON

F

ROBINSON

G

Senior

ROBINSON

G

ROBINSON

J

ROBINSON

W

SUMNER

A

Missing

SUMNER

E

TAYLOR

G

THURLBY

H

TINDALL

F

TURNER

A

Senior

VEAL

G

WILKINSON

F

WILKINSON

J H

WILLIAMS

H

Killed in action

WOULDS

M

Ebenezer Wesleyan Reform Chapel
Great War Memorial (1914 – 1919)
– Identical in all respects to those in main body and Bell Tower of Church of St James.
To the glory of God and in honoured and grateful memory of the brave men of Dorrington who fell in the Great War 1939 – 1945.

DANIEL

John Robert

Corporal

LOWTH

William

Private

ROBINSON

Roland Basil

Trooper

WINTER

George Cyril

Private

The Roll of Honour.
Dorrington 1914 – 19
Greater love hath no man than this

BAMFORD

R

Private. Lincolnshire Yeomanry

BARLOW

H

L/Corporal. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

BARLOW

H P

Private. London Mounted Brigade.

CAMM

T

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CLARKE

G

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry (Killed).

COOLING

H

Private. North Midland Cycle Corps.

DOUGHTY

J

Private. 3/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

FOX

F

Signaller. 6th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

LACEY

T

Private. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

LOWTH

W

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

MARNE

A

L/Corporal. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PHILLIPS

A

Corporal. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PHILLIPS

F

Private. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PICKER

W

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PORTER

J

Private. 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.

REYNOLDS

J W

Lieutenant. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

A

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

F

Driver. Royal Engineers.

ROBINSON

M

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBINSON

P

Private. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (Killed).

TURNER

A

L/Corporal. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

TWIDALE

R

Private. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

WILLIAMS

H

Killed in action.

ASHER

W

BOND

A

BOND

Frederick

BRIGGS

M A

BURROWS

J

CARROTTE

F

CLAXTON

F

COOLING

F

COULING

A G

COULING

Alfred

COULING

W A

CRAPPER

F

DALES

J A

DANIELS

E

DANIELS

W

DOUGHTY

H

EASTWOOD

T H

ELKINGTON

F

FARRELL

A

FARRELL

P

HOBSON

J T

HURLBY

K

JACKSON

F

KEY

W

LEEDALE

B

LOUTH

C

MELTON

F

MELTON

J

MOORE

J W

MUXLOW

C

PEARSON

H

PEARSON

W

POUCHER

J

ROBINSON

F

ROBINSON

G

Senior

ROBINSON

G

ROBINSON

J

ROBINSON

W

SUMNER

A

SUMNER

E

TAYLOR

G

TURNER

A

Senior

TWIDALE

T

VEAL

G

WILKINSON

F

WILKINSON

J H

WOULDS

M

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.
Dorrington, Lincolnshire.
1939 Roll of Honour 1945

ALSTON

P

ARCHER

N

BEVAN-JOHN

R

Miss.

BARKER

A

BLEW

R

BOYD

A

BOND

G

BELL

E

BUSHELLS

S

BELFIELD

A

BRETT

H

CHEFFINGS

A

Invalided.

CARROTTE

H

COOKE

C

DANIEL

E

Killed in action.

DOUGHTY

J N

DOUGHTY

S

DRURY

E

DURRANT

J

ELKINGTON

E F

FOX

R H

GRANTHAM

R

GRANTHAM

E

HICKS

A

HILL

H

HARBRIDGE

G

HUMPHRIES

G

KEY

H E

KEY

M

Miss

LOUTH

W

Killed in action.

LOUTH

S

LOUTH

E

LOUTH

R

LOWTHER

W H

OGDEN

J

PORTER

S J

PICKER

W

PLAYFAIR

Captain.

PLAYFAIR

C D M

PURVIS

L

ROBINSON

R B

Killed in action.

STONES

J

STUBLEY

W E

STUBLEY

A

STUBLEY

E

TURNER

B

TURNER

R

TURNER

Ralph

TINDALL

J

THORPE

A

VAMPLEW

V N

VAMPLEW

G

VEAL

A

VICKERS

A E

WARNE

J S

WARNE

J

WARNE

W

WINTER

J

WINTER

G

Killed in action.

WINTER

F

WINTER

Geoff

WADSLEY

G

Last updated 14 August, 2007

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