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ELSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The memorial stands in the grounds of the parish chruch. It takes the form of a Celtic Cross on a shaft, with a swoord of sacrifice in relief, on a plinth on a two-stepped base.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

For all time
and in proud memory of
the men of Elsham
who laid down their lives
for their King and Country
in the Great War
1914 – 1918.

EATON

Charles W

Possibly Private 34381. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 31573 Gen Ser Cav. Died of wounds 31st March 1917. Born Killingholme, Lincs and enlisted Grimsby. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXII.D.8A.

EATON

Harry M

[Henry Marshall on SDGW] Private 4023. 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 22nd November 1916, aged 20 years. Brother of Mrs H Stainton of Elsham, Lincs and enlists Elsham. Commemorated DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. IV.C.14.

EATON

Robert Ernest

Private 5026. 8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born Elsham, enlisted Brigg and resident Elsham, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 2A2C and 2D.

GARDNER

James

Private 291397. 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1918, aged 33 years. Son of John and Ellen Gardner of Elsham, Lincs. Husband of Mary Gardner of The Lodge, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. Commemorated BEAUREVOIR COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION. A.6.

HOLT

Christopher

Possibly Private 14514. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd May 1915. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated SPOILBANK CEMETERY. I.D.13.

MUMBY

Fred

Private 28193. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 29th April 1918, aged 20 years. Son of John Mumby of Elsham, Lincs. Commemorated DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No: 2. I.A.3.

NICHOLS

George

Possibly Private 43769. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1918, aged 26 years. Son of Fred and Sabina Nicholls of Barnetby, husband of Edith May Nicholls of The Firs, Howsham, Lincs. Born Great Coates, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Wrawby, Lincs. Commemorated ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.J.1.

REED

George R

Gunner 174519. 153rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 24th October 1918. Born Elsham, Lincs, enlisted Beverley, Yorks and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Maissemy. II.A.26.

STEPHENSON

Edward

Private 8472. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1915, aged 20 years. Son of John Edward and Ellen Stephenson of Wrawby, Lincs. Born Wrawby, enlisted Brigg and resident Broughton, Lincs. Commemorated Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, Bois-Grenier. M.29.

WARD

Frederick Gordon

Private 22799. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ward of Hooton Common, Kilnhurst, Rotherham, Yorks. Husband of Mary Ellen Ward of West Street, Barnetby, Lincs. Born Hunnesby(?) Moor, enlisted Brigg and resident Elsham, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

WHITEHEAD

David

Possibly Private 7131. 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 27th November 1916. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated ST SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY. III.C.5.

WILKINSON

Charles William

Private 31754. 2nd Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, formerly 76402 Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 17th August 1918, aged 27 years. Son of John and Mary Wilkinson of Elsham, Lincs. Husband of Margaret Wilkinson of 12 Diana Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Worlaby and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated KALASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY. D.928.

Last updated 18 March, 2007

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