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FRISKNEY WAR MEMORIAL

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

There are two memorials for Friskney plus a Roll of Honour. The external memorial stands outside the parish church of All Saints, in a recessed, walled area. It takes the form of a cross mounted on an octagonal, long, shaft, atop a plinth with a four-stepped base. There are no names inscribed on the memorial, instead each name is inscribed on a separate niche in one of three small walls behind the memorial. Within the church is a further memorial in the form of a wooden plaque with the inscription and names in white lettering. Below this memorial is a family memorial to three civilians killed during the Seconn World War. There is also a glazed, handwritten and illustrated roll of honour to all those men who went to war from the village during World War 1. Some names appear here but not on either of the other memorials although they died during the war or as a consequence of it.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Memorial

Erected in honour of the men of Friskney who fell in the Great War.
May they rest in peace.

Live thou for England
We for England died

Church plaque

In grateful remembrance
of the men of Friskney
who gave their lives
in two World Wars

They will not grow old
As we who are left grow old

External Memorial
Left wall.

SMITH

Albert

19221941. At sea. (See below)

TORGOOSE

William

1916-1943. Italy. (See below)

BOURNE

Cyril

1919-1943. England. (See below)

Centre wall.

CHEALES

Clement B

1896-1915. Gallipoli. (See below)

ROPER

Charles E

1887-1915. Gallipoli. (See below)

CARTER

Ernest M

1895-1916. France. (See below)

STELL

Joseph

1884-1916. France. (See below)

ADAMS

Fred

1888-1917. France. (See below)

ADAMS

Harry C

1896-1917. France. (See below)

STORR

John

1892-1917. France. (See below)

ABBOTT

Percy

1892-1918. France. (See below)

BLANCHARD

Harry

1899-1918. France. (See below)

FOX

George

1898-1918. France. (See below)

MARTIN

Fred

1896-1918. France. (See below)

MARTIN

Herbert

1898-1918. France. (See below)

PICKERING

George

1883-1918. France. (See below)

SIMPSON

John W

1888-1918. France. (See below)

STORR

Frank

1897-1918. France. (See below)

Right wall.

ATKIN

Ronald J

1922-1944. France. (See below)

CLEMENTS

Albert

1921-1944. Italy. (See below)

FREEMAN

Henry

1910-1945. England. (See below)


Interior of church.

In grateful remembrance of the men of Friskney who gave their lives in the two Great Wars.
1914 - 1918

ABBOTT

Percy Wakelin

Private 7395. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th October 1918. Son of John Thomas and Edith Abbott of Bleak House, Friskney, Lincs. Born Friskney, enlisted Lincoln and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Inchy Communal Cemetery Extension. B.24.

ADAMS

Cornelius Harry

Harry C Adams on memorial. Corporal 241642. 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds 27th November 1917, aged 22 years. Son of William and Lizzie Ellen Adams of Friskney Fen, Lincs. Brother of Fred Adams. Born Friskney, enlisted Lincoln and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres. II.B.13.

ADAMS

Fred

Gunner 7879. 11 Bde, Australian Field Artillery. Died 11th June 1917, aged 30 years. Son of William and Lizzie Ellen of Friskney Fen, Lincs. Brother of Cornelius Harry Adams. Commemorated Westhof Farm Cemetery. II.B.19.

BLANCHARD

Harry

Private 240807. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th March 1918, aged 18 years. Son of George and Betsy Blanchard of Cranberry Corner, Friskney, Lincs. Enlisted Grimsby and resident Friskney Fen, Lincs. Commemorated Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. X.C.18.

CARTER

Ernest M

Private 16855. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1916. Born Friskney, enlisted Boston and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

CHEALES

Clement Bellingham

Able Seaman LondonZ/1013. Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th September 1915, aged 39 years. Son of Henry John and Edith Maria Cheales. Commemorated Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. H.72.

FOX

George

Private 203662. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th November 1918. Born Skegness, enlisted Louth and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Roisin Communal Cemetery. A.19.

MARTIN

Fred

Private G/22896. 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, formerly 44544 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Leake Commonside, enlisted Wainfleet and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 14 and 15.

MARTIN

Herbert

Private 235096. 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, formerly 241606 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th August 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Mr E and Mrs A Martin of Friskney, Lincs. Born Friskney, enlisted Boston and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Borre British Cemetery. II.G.39.

PICKERING

George

Corporal 16559. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 35 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Pickering of Endykes, Friskney, Lincs. Husband of Arabella Annie Pickering of Church End, Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 23 and 24.

ROPER

Charles Edwin

Private 13604. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 7th August 1915. Born Eaudyke, enlisted Boston and resident Eaudyke, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 44 to 46.

SIMPSON

John William

Private 13382. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 29 years. Son of William Simpson of The Poplars, Friskney fen, Lincs. Born Friskney, enlisted Boston and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

STELL

Joseph

Private 37161. 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 25382 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 32 years. Son of Isaac and Annie Maria Stell of Cranberry Lane, Friskney, Lincs. Born Friskney and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3C and 3D.

STORR

Frank

Private 260070. 2/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 203707 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 24th March 1918. Born Friskney, enlisted Louth and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7 and 8.

STORR

John

Private 40791. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1917. Son of Mr R Storr of The Tofts, Friskney, Lincs. Born Friskney, enlisted Heckington and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Hargicourt British Cemetery. I.E.20.

1939 - 1945

ATKIN

Ronald James

Sergeant (Wireless Op [Air]) 1451056. 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve). Died 5th July 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Edwin James and Annie Gertrude Atkin of Skegness, Lincs. Commemorated Marissel French National Cemetery. Grave 330.

BOURNE

Cyril

Private 4803697. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 1st November 1943. Son of Mrs A Bourne of Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Friskney Cemetery. Sec 3. Grave 268.

CLEMENTS

Albert

Military Medal. Private 5892137. 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16th June 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Arthur R and Emma Clements of Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Orvieto War Cemetery. I.B.14.

FREEMAN

Henry

Private 4803698. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd May 1945, aged 32 years. Son of Herbert and Annie Freeman, husband of Harriet Annie Freeman of Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Friskney Cemetery. Sec 3. Grave 139.

SMITH

Albert

Ordinary Seaman C/SSX35872. HMS Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25th November 1941, aged 19 years. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Smith of Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 45.1.

TURGOOSE

William

Private 4809739. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23rd September 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Fred and Emily Louisa Turgoose of Friskney, Lincs. Husband of Gwendoline Muriel Turgoose of Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Salerno War Cemetery. V.E.40.

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.

Family memorial.

In memory of George Henry and Mehetabel Severs and of their daughter Ruth, aged 15 who lost their lives as a result of enemy action on 4th March 1945.

SEVERS

George Henry

Of Severs Farm, Yawlingate, Friskney. Husband of Mehetabel Severs. Injured 4th March 1945 at Severs Farm; died at Boston General Hospital 11th March 1945. Aged 70. Registered with Spilsbury District Council.

SEVERS Mehetabel

Of Severs Farm, Yawlingate, Friskney. Wife of George Henry Severs. At Severs Farm. Died 11th March 1945. Aged 50. Registered with Spilsbury District Council.

SEVERS Ruth

Of Severs Farm, Yawlingate, Friskney. Daughter of George Henry and Mehetabel Severs. At Severs Farm. Aged 15. Registered with Spilsbury District Council.

Deeply mourned by the people of Friskney.

The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading.

Friskneys Roll of Honour.
During Great War 1914-1915-1916-1917-1918.

ABBOTT

J

Private. De.

ABBOTT

P

Private. Kld. (See above).

ADAMS

C

Private. Kld. (See above).

ADAMS

F

Private. Kld. (See above).

ADAMS

H

Seaman.

ADAMS

R

Private. De.

ALLENBY

C

Private. Dis

ATKIN

F

Private.

BAKER

C

Private. Kld. (Not on exterior or church memorial but Possibly Charles Baker. Private 202101. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 27 years. Son of William and Maria Baker of 9 Penn Street, Boston, Lincs. Born High Toynton, enlisted Wainfleet and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A)

BENTON

H

Private. Dis

BLANCHARD

H

Corporal. Kld. (See above).

BRADSHAW

H

Private. De.

BRANT

S

Private. De.

BRAY

H

Gunner. De.

BURNETT

F

Nurse.

BURNETT

H

Corporal. De.

CARTER

E

Private. Kld. (See above).

CHEALES

C

Lieutenant. Died. (See above).

CHEALES

R

Private.

CLARKE

D

Private. De.

CLARKE

J

Private. Dis

COWHAM

D

Gunner.

COWHAM

F

Private.

COWHAM

G

Private. De.

COWHAM

H

Private. De.

DALES

F

Private. Died. (Not on exterior or church memorial but one F Dales only found so Possibly Frederick William Dales. Private 1519. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Perth Cemetery (China Wall). V.G.18.)

DALES

T

Private.

DODDS

E

Private.

DODDS

O

Private.

DODDS

T

Private. De.

DUNN

H

Private. Dis

ELDRED

F

Gunner.

FARR

D

Private.

FAWCETT

G

Private. Pris.

FIELDS

F

Private. De.

FIELDS

J

Private. De.

FOUNTAIN

W

Private. Dis

FOX

G

Private. Kld. (See above).

FRANCIES

F

Private.

FRANCIS

H

Private. De.

FRANCIS

J

Private. De.

FRESHNEY

C

Private.

FRESHNEY

J

Private.

GOODACRE

R

Private.

GOODINSON

W

Private. De.

GREBBY

W

Private.

HANDSLEY

A

Private.

HANDSLEY

W

Private.

HARDY

G

Private.

HARNESS

H

Private. De.

HARNESS

P

Private. De.

HODSON

H

Private. Dis

JACKSON

J

Private.

JACKSON

W

Seaman.

JARNELL

J

Private.

KIRK

D

Private. De.

KIRK

E

Miss. WAAC.

KITCHING

E

Nurse.

KITCHING

F

Private. De.

LENTON

E

Private.

LENTON

F

Private.

LENTON

F

Private.

LIMB

H

Private. De.

LINDLEY

J

Private. De.

MARTIN

F

Private. Kld. (See above).

MARTIN

H

Private. Kld. (See above).

MEEDS

J

Private. Dis

MEEDS

W

Private. De.

PARKER

J

Private. De.

PAUL

H

Private. De.

PICKERING

A

Private. Dis

PICKERING

G

Corporal. Kld. (See above).

ROBINSON

H

Private.

ROPER

C

Private. Kld. (See above).

ROUGHTON

J

Private. Died. Not on exterior or church memorial. John Roughton. Private 4541. 2/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died home 4th July 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Mr S.T Roughton of The Grange, Friskney, Lincs. Born Friskney, enlisted Lincoln and resident Friskney, Lincs. Commemorated Friskney Cemetery. II.81.North Part.

ROUGHTON

M

Nurse.

ROUGHTON

T

Private. Dis

SANDS

P

Private.

SANDS

R

Private. De.

SHORE

W

Private.

SHORT

C

Private. Died. (Not on exterior or church memorial and unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently)

SHORT

T

Private.

SIMPSON

A

Private.

SIMPSON

B

Private.

SIMPSON

C

Private. De.

SIMPSON

F

Private.

SIMPSON

J

Private. Kld. (See above).

SIMPSON

T

Private. De.

SKELTON

W

Private. De.

SKIPWORTH

F

Private.

SKIPWORTH

S

Private. Pris.

SMITH

D

Nurse.

SMITH

E

Private.

STELL

J

Private. Kld. (See above).

STELL

R

Private. De.

STOCKDALE

B

Private. De.

STORR

F

Private. Dis

STORR

F

Private. Kld. (See above).

STORR

J

Private. Kld. (See above).

STORR

M

Private. De.

TEBBS

A

Private.

TEBBS

T

Private.

TOYNE

S

Private.

VAMPLEW

C

Air Mechanic.

VAMPLEW

G

Sapper.

WALTON

H

Private.

WARD

R

Private. De.

WELBORNE

C

Private. Kld. (Not on exterior or church memorial and unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently)

WHILEY

F

Sal. Dis

WHILEY

W

Sal. Demob.

WHILEY

W

Private. Dis

WHITE

J

Private. De.

WILKINSON

C

Private. De.

WILKINSON

E

Private. De.

WILKINSON

H

Private.

WILKINSON

W

Lieutenant.

WOODHEAD

H

Sergeant. De.

WRIGHT

G

Private.

YARNELL

B

Private.

Last updated 16 August, 2007

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