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EAST KIRKBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The East Kirkby memorial at the roadside on a street corner in East Kirkby and takes the form of a small wheel cross on elaborate gabled pillar and a two-stepped base. There are 19 names who served and 8 who died in World War 1 and 2 names of those who died in World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
1914 - 1918

KILLED IN ACTION

BLACKBOURN

William

Private 40708. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd December 1917, aged 31 years (34 years on headstone of wife). Son of William and Maria Blackbourn of Hagnaby, husband of Elizabeth Ellen Blackbourn and father of Elsie Ellen Blackbourn of East Kirkby, Lincs. Born East Kirkby, enlisted Spilsby and resident East Kirkby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

BRADSHAW

Alfred

Private 20465. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Bradshaw of Hagnaby Lock, Lincs. Born Toynton St Peter, enlisted Horncastle and resident Stickney, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. XLIV.E.14.

CHAPMAN

William

Gunner 32607. 124 Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th April 1915, aged 34 years. Son of Mr S.B and Mrs H Chapman of Stickney, Lincs. Husband of Emily Chapman of 22 Pembroke Street, Bedford, Beds. Born Spilsby, Lincs and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 5 and 9.

SCORER

Herbert Selwyn

Captain. C Coy, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 29 years. Son of John Norton and Susan Scorer of The Limes, Fletton Avenue, Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

SHERRIFF

Charles Henry

Private 2952. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th October 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Emily of East Kirkby, Lincs. Brother of Edward John Sherriff. Born East Kirkby, enlisted Grimsby and resident East Kirkby, Lincs. Commemorated VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY. I.H.13.

SHERRIFF

Edward John

Private 240685. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st February 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Emily of East Kirkby, Lincs. Brother of Charles Henry Sherriff. Born East Kirkby, enlisted Grimsby and resident East Kirkby, Lincs. Commemorated FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. II.C.3.

TAYLOR

Tom

Military Medal. Private 27598. 1st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, formerly 19956 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th October 1918. Son of Mrs A Taylor of Cherry Holt, East Kirkby, Lincs. Born East Kirkby, Lincs, enlisted Beverley, Yorks and resident East Kirkby, Lincs. Commemorated LE REJET-DE-BEAULIEU COMMUNAL CEMETERY. E.6.

WEST

Fred

Gunner 162137. 179th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 29th September 1917, aged 28 years. Husband of Mrs G West of 101 Alderney Street, Pimlico, London. Born Eastville, enlisted Spilsby and resident East Kirkby, Lincs. Commemorated LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. XXV.B.4A.

1939 - 1945

ELVIN

Ernest Sidney

Gunner 1439387. 170 Bty, 57 Lt A.A Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25th November 1941, aged 24 years. Son of George Henry and Harriet Elvin. Commemorated ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. Column 35.

WATSON

C N

Able Seaman C/JX156012. HMS Gallant, Royal Navy. Died 10th January 1941. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 44.1.

TO THE LASTING
HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO SERVED
1914 1918

BARLOW

M L

Private. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

BASSETT

R P H

Lieutenant. 2/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry.

BLACKBOURN

G

Private. 8th Battalion, Staffordshire Regiment.

BLACKBOURN

H

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

BLACKBOURN

H

Private. 3rd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

CAMMACK

W

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CARBY

A

Private. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CHAPMAN

A

Private. Honourable Artillery Company.

CHAPMAN

G

Private. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CHAPMAN

T

Distinguished Conduct Medal. Company Sergeant Major. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CHAPMAN

W

Private. Royal Field Artillery.

DAVISON

A

Private. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.

DAVISON

F

Driver. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

DUFFIN

A

Private. 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

DUFFIN

A

Private. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

DUFFIN

L

Driver. Royal Army Service Corps.

HAND

H

Private. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

HODGSON

W

Driver. Royal Garrison Artillery.

HOOTON

H

Petty Officer. HMS Princess Royal, Royal Navy.

HOOTON

L

Royal Engineers.

HOOTON

W

Corporal. Royal Garrison Artillery.

HOULDERSHAW

C

Private. Northumberland Fusiliers.

IRONMOMGER

W

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

LINGARD

H

Private. 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

PARKER

G

Private. Royal Engineers.

ROWSON

E

2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

ROWSON

W

1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.

SCORER

J

Private. 28th Battalion, London Regiment.

SCOTT

A

Bombardier. Royal Garrison Artillery.

SCOTT

E

Private. 3/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

SCOTT

J

Private. 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

SCOTT

P

Private. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

SELLERS

A

Private. 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.

SELLERS

F

Private. Machine Gun Corps.

SELLERS

W

Private 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

SLEIGHT

W

Private. 146th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.

STORR

A

Sergeant. 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment.

TAYLOR

C

Private. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

TAYLOR

D

Private. 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.

TAYLOR

R

Private. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY
THE PARISHIONERS OF EAST KIRBY
AND RACNABY

Last updated 7 August, 2007

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