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GLENTHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © David & Joan Webb 2009

The memorials for Glentham can be found on the north wall in St Peter’s Church, there are two tablets of white marble on black marble backings. There is also a Roll of Honour listed the 51 men who went to war during World War 1, 43 returning and 8 who did not.

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TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF

BADLEY

John Henry

Gunner 113940, 295th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Enlisted Scunthorpe. Killed in action 28 July 1917. Buried in Grave VIII. C. 13, Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. Born 26 January 1896 Bishop Norton, son of George (a farm worker) and Louisa (nee England) Badley of Glentham. Brother of Samuel.

BADLEY

Samuel

Private 48672, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly 49959, Notts & Derbys Regiment. Enlisted Lincoln. Died of wounds 31 August 1918 age 26. Buried in Grave I. D. 5, H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France. Born 11 September 1892 Bishop Norton, son of George (a farm worker) and Louisa (nee England) Badley of Glentham. Brother of John Henry.

BENNETT, MC

George William

Rank T/LT (A/CAPT), 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Awarded the Military Cross. Died 29 November 1918 age 31. Buried in Grave 508, Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, on the outskirts of the village of Exohi, 15 kilometres north of Thessaloniki, Greece. Born 6 April 1887 Glentham, son of Richard (a farmer) and Mary Bennett, of The Cottage, Glentham. The London Gazette of 13 Sept 1918, has details of the award of the Military Cross to Lt. George William Bennett. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He personally carried out a reconnaissance when there was great difficulty in establishing connection between the company he commanded and the units on his flank. When the attack, in preparation for which he had been disposing his company, began to develop, he led his men with great gallantry against strong detachments of the enemy without any preliminary artillery barrage, and gained his objective. His example and energy inspired his men, who were tired with previous fighting, to renewed efforts, and owing to his leadership they were able to accomplish a difficult task."

BROCKLESBY

Frederick

Private 18274, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Scunthorpe while living in Glentham. Killed in action 28 November 1916 age 33. Buried in Grave II. E. 7, Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Born Louth, son of William and Charlotte (nee Harrison) Brocklesby. In 1905 Frederick married Elizabeth Bilton, who in 1916 was living at Mill Hill, Glentham.

CHOLMELEY

Sir Montague Aubrey Rowley, 4th Baronet

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 24 December 1914 age 38. Commemorated on Panel 2, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born 12 June 1876 Belgravia, London. Married Mabel Janetta Sibthorp on 18 April 1903. Owned Norton Place, Bishop Norton and also commemorated on the War Memorial there. Lived at Easton Hall, Grantham. He is commemorated on a stained glass window of St George and the Dragon in the north wall of St Peter's Church.

FOX

Charles

Private 3645, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Grimsby while living in Frodingham. Killed in action 13 October 1915 age 29. Commemorated on Panels 31 to 34, Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born 1885 Frodingham, son of George (born Glentham) and Mary Ann Fox of Frodingham. Husband (married in 1914) of Edith Fox (nee Doughty) of 25 Redbourn Street, Frodingham. Charles had worked in Glentham for William Marshall senior (see below).

MUMBY

Walter

Private 65969, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 30518, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Enlisted Scunthorpe, while living at Glentham. Killed in action 14 July 1917 age 20. Buried in Grave III, B. 27, Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Glentham 19 August 1896, son of George (a farm worker) and Ann (nee Richardson) Mumby of Church Hill, Glentham.

THOMPSON

Frank Horace

Lance Corporal 202011, 2nd/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Enlisted Lincoln. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Commemorated on Special Memorial 2, Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Born 1892 Normanby by Spital, son of Frank (a butcher) and Kate Thompson of Glentham.

WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
"MAY THEY REST IN PEACE"

There is a separate wooden memorial in the shape of a Celtic cross on the wall to the left of the War Memorials, an original grave marker.

RIP
LIEUT. W. H. OWSTON
2/4TH LINCOLN REGT.
DIED
OF
WOUNDS
22.10.17.

OWSTON

William Henry

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 October 1917 SDGW & CWGC) age 22. Buried in Grave K. 43 at Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Born Lincoln St Martin 1896, son of Henry Phillips Owston (a Post Office overseer) and Katharine (nee Barraclough) Owston of Lincoln. Williamís parents erected this memorial after they moved to Glentham where Mr H P Owston was a church warden.

In the Parish Register of St Peterís Church (ref. no.161) but not on memorial is the following:

"Maurice beloved son of Jane Elizabeth and the late William Marshall died at Arras, France April 23rd 1917 aged 27, also David died December 5th 1918 aged 31, also William died December 16th 1918 aged 32."

MARSHALL

Maurice

Private 11815, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Lincoln while living at Caenby. Died of wounds 23 April 1917 age 27. Born 1889 Glentham, son of William (a farmer) and Jane Elizabeth (nee Dimbleby) Marshall. Buried in Grave IV. A. 18, at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. His brothers, David and William Marshall were born in Glentham and served in the Army in France. Both died from pneumonia following influenza (Spanish flu pandemic). They were buried in Glentham in December 1918.

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF

BEAT

Frederick Alec

Private 4804955, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Date of Death 20 July 1944 age 26. Born 1917, son of Harry Griffiths Beat and Mary Jane (nee Roe) Beat; husband of Emily Hannah Beat of Glentham. Buried in Grave I. E. 24, at Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Normandy, France.

BENNETT

Montague Valentine

Ordinary Coder P/JX 220456, HMS Acheron, Royal Navy. Date of Death 17 December 1940 age 28. Born 14 February 1912 Glentham, son of Reuben, who was the brother of George William Bennett (see above), and Gertrude Ellen (nee Burrell) Bennett. Commemorated on Panel 41, Column 1, Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. The destroyer HMS Acheron was sunk by a German mine, off the Isle of Wight on 17 December 1940, while undergoing trials following repairs.

BIRKS

Norman

Trooper 5888053, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers Royal Armoured Corps. Date of Death 30 March 1943 age 26. Born 1916, son of Henry and Edith (nee Picksley) Birks. Commemorated on Face 2 of the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, 60 kilometres west of Tunis, Tunisia.

WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945.

Last updated 4 January, 2009

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