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GEDNEY DROVE END AND DAWSMERE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The memorial are to be found within Christchurch, Dawsmere, Lincolnshire. It takes the form of a three stepped base upon which is mounted a plinth, an octagonal shaft and a gabled cross. There are 18 names listed for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

1914 –1918.
To the glory of God and in undying memory of the men from this
parish who died in the Great War.

BAKER

A R

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently

BAKER

C W

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently

BAKER

James Herbert

Private 36283. 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Born Holbeach, enlisted Bourne and resident Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 6 and 7.

BAKER

John William

Private 13361. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th August 1917. Born Deal, Kent, enlisted Spalding and resident Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Tincourt New British Cemetery. I.C.18.

BEBA

Harry Clark

Private 52472. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 62605 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th October 1918. Born Gedney Marsh, enlisted Lincoln and resident Gedney Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated Honnechy British Cemetery. I.A.5.

DENTON

Albert

Private 2351. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915, aged 23 years. Son of James and Sarah Ann Denton of Station Road, Long Sutton, Lincs. Born Walpole Highway, Norfolk, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 331.

DUNN

F

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently

EVERARD

Walter William

Private 43037. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Enlisted Holbeach and resident Gedney Drove End, Lincs. Commemorated Wancourt British Cemetery. Special Mem 57.

FRENCH

Harry

Lance Sergeant 18240. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 12378 Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 31st August 1917, aged 21 years. Son of W.H and E French of Dawsmere, Lincs. Born Melton Mowbray, Leics, enlisted Grantham and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux. I.E.3.

GEE

George Henry

Private 17904. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Matthew James and Sarah Ann Gee of Cuckoo Bridge, Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

GRIMMER

Ezra

Private 200756. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Enlisted Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

HEALEY

Gilbert John

Private 27146. 1st Battalion, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 27 years. Son of (the late) Harry and Annie Healey of Gedney Drove End, Lincs. Born Dawsmere and enlisted Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

HOUCHEN

S E

Forenames unknown. Gunner RMA/14401. Royal Marine Artillery. Died 1st April 1918. Commemorated Deal Cemetery. 2.1221.

HURLING

Richard William

Private 28444. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Born Sutton, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Battersea, Surrey. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

JONES

Harry

Private 40094. 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 25027 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917, aged 24 years. Son of William and Catherine Jones of Gedney Drove End, husband of Mary Jones of Roman Villa, Roman Bank, Long Sutton, Lincs. Born Gedney and enlisted Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 55.

KIDBY

Charles

Private 201794. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1917. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Holbeach and resident Gedney Green Dyke, Lincs. Commemorated Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. II.A.8.

MACKMAN

G

One only G Mackman identified but connection with Gedney unknown so possibly Gapp Campbell Mackman. Private 43649. 6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th October 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Mackman of 1 Bagthorpe Cottages, Old Basford, Notts. Born and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated Tourgeville Military Cemetery. IV.D.15.

MORRIS

G

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently

SCOTT

William

Private 43038. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Born Daisy Hall, Holbeach, enlisted Holbeach and resident Dawsmere, Lincs. Commemorated Wancourt British Cemetery. Special Mem 31.

VICKERS

John Thomas

Corporal 16664. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd August 1916. Born Long Sutton, enlisted Holbeach and resident Gedney Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. IV.B.20.

WARD

James

Private 27102. A Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 5562 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1917, aged 31 years. Son of William And Eliza Ward of The Crosses, Long Sutton, Lincs. Enlisted Long Sutton and resident Dawsmere, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.

1939-1945

DAVIES

William Thomas

Private 5827443. 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 3rd October 1943, aged 24 years. Son of Margaret Faulkner of Spalding, Lincs. Husband of Hazel Edith Davies. Commemorated Kanchanaburi War cemetery. 2.L.9.

ELLIS

William Edward

Lance Bombardier 11407703. 169 Battery, 100 (8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th January 1945, aged 24 years. Son of George William and Violet Eleanor Ellis, husband of Ruby M Ellis of Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Taukkyan War Cemetery. 18.J.19.

EKE

Edward William

Sergeant (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) 1332191, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13th May 1943, aged 20 years. Son of Edgar John and Mary Ann Eke. Commemorated Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Plot 13. Row 7. Grave 131.

TWAITE

Raymond

Sergeant (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) 1581079, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st June 1944, aged 21 years. Son of John Robert and Kate Twaite of Gedney, Lincs. Commemorated Gedney Drove End (Christ Church) Churchyard. Grave 17.

WALKER

John James

Gunner 4809813. 91 (5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th June 1944, aged 21 years. Son of James and Annie Laura Walker of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville. V.B.6.

Last updated 22 July, 2012

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