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GOXHILL MEMORIAL HALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2013

There are memorials in Goxhill All Saints Church but this was specifically built to commemorate those who died in World War 1 and subsequently World War 2. The Goxhill Memorial Hall was erected in Chapel Street, designed by architect Mr Haste and built by Mr Markwell Holmes, the site cost £1610, the memorial £135, all monies being raised by public subscription; it was unveiled by Sir Berkeley Sheffield on 7th March 1925. It has its own Hall Management Committee and was extended in the 1970's. The original minute book exists beginning with the first meeting on 14 January 1919. There are two memorial tablets inside, both bronze plaques, inset into the wall. The World War 1 plaque bears the names of 29 men who fell and the World War 2 plaque bears a further 9 names. There is a plaque above the door which reads:

MEMORIAL HALL
ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SCACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.

OPENED BY
SIR BERKERLEY SHEFFIELD. BART.
ON THE
7th DAY OF MARCH 1925.

HANDED OVER TO THE PARISH
ON THE
6th DAY OF MAY 1943.

No photograph currently available

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914-1918

ATKIN Charles
Private 240816, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 September 1918. Born and enlisted Grimsby, resident Goxhill. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 8.
ATKIN Garnett
[Spelt Garnet on SDGW] Private 11136, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16 February 1916. Born Thoresway, enlisted grimsby, resident Goxhill. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 47A.
BESWICK Arthur
Private 201936, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 March 1918. Born Croxton, Lincs, enlisted Hull, resident Goxhill. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 42.
BREWER Thomas Edison
Second Lieutenant, 55th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12 June 1918. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.

In the 1911 census he was the son of William Thomas and Jeanette Louisa Brewer, aged 12, a schoolby, born Tow Law, Durham, living in Front Street, Shotton Colliery; his father was a schoolmaster; he has a brother Norman Reginald - see below.

Not sure why he and his brother are included unless his father had moved to the area to teach.

BREWER Norman Reginald
Private 20/257, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 September 1917. Born Tow Law, Co. Durham, enl;isted Sunderland, resident Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.

In the 1911 census he was the son of William Thomas and Jeanette Louisa Brewer, aged 18, a Colliery Lamp Cleaner, born Tow Law, Durham, living in Front Street, Shotton Colliery; his father was a schoolmaster; he has a brother Thomas Edison - see above.

Not sure why he and his brother are included unless his father had moved to the area to teach.

COCKERLINE William
Private 15616, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 June 1916. Aged 31. Born Weston, Leeds, enlisted Hull. Son of Geo. and Leah Cockerline, of Weeton, Hull. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 7.
DRINKALL, D.C.M. Robert
Serjeant 9884, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1915. Aged 23. Born Woodhall, Horncastle, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln, resident Goxhill. Son of John and Ellen Drinkall, of North End, Goxhill, Hull. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

DCM Citation:

"9884 Serjeant R. Drinkall, 3rd Bn., Worc. R. (LG 3 June 1915).
For conspicuous gallantry in the assault on the enemy's position at Spanbroek Molen on 12th March, 1915. Was one of the first to enter the German trench and by marked determination and ability succeeded in holding the right end for nearly three hours, not-withstanding the bombardment with grenades and machine-gun fire by th enemy."

DUNN Joseph
Sapper 164772, 509th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Son of the late George and Mary Dunn, of Goxhill, Lincs. No know grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
DUNWELL Frank
Private 22634, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1915. Born Ulceby, enlisted Lincoln, resident Goxhill. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, belgium. Panel 3.
FARROW Herbert
Private 12/1535, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 July 1918. Aged 34. Born Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Husband of Rosa Farrow, of 18, Wesley Square, Boothferry Rd., Goole. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 65.
FOULSTON John [William]
Driver T/324930, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26 October 1918. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted Grimsby. Son of John and Selina Foulston, of Great Grimsby; husband of Alice Foulston, of 78, Oundle Rd., Woodstone, Peterborough. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. plot VI. Row J. Grave 18.
FROST John
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
HOWSON George
Mess Room Steward, S.S. "Tycho" (Hull), Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine when his ship was torpedoed 20 May 1917. Aged 17. Son of Albert and Jane Elizabeth Howson, of 6, Church St., Goxhill, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: SS Tycho, 3216 tons, was built in 1904 by Earle's Ship Building & Eng., Co. Owned by Wilson Line Ltd, Hull, and was managed by Ellerman Lines, Ltd., Liverpool. She was first attacked by submarine torpedo 21 March 1915 in the Downs but it missed, the second occasion proved fatal when attacked again by torpedo 20 May 1917 and sunk 16 miles off Beachy Head, Sussex; 15 crew were killed. She was sunk by UB40 whilst enroute from Bombay to Hull with a general cargo.

HUNTER Fred
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
JANNEY Albert Butler
Private 13/705, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born Thornton Curtis, Lincs, enlisted Hull. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
KIRK Arthur
Gunner 294667, 146th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 September 1917. Born Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Kirk, of Ing's Lane, Barton-on-Humber, Lincs. Native of Goxhill Marsh, Hull. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 78.
KIRK Tom
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
LAMMING Ernest
[Spelt LAMING and listed as Lance Corporal on SDGW] Corporal 240710, "C" Company, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 June 1917. Aged 23. Born Melton Ross, enlisted Grimsby, resident Goxhill. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. F. Lamming, of "Westgate," Station Rd., Goxhill, Lincs. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row C. Grave 7.
LAMMING Wilfred
Private 17/1438, 17th Battalion (N.E.R. Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 January 1916. Enlisted Hull. Buried in AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 47.
MAPLETHORPE Joseph Henry
Private 12560, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 21. Born East Halton, Lincs, enlisted Grimasby, resident Habrough, Lincs. Son of George Croft Maplethorpe and Hannah Elizabeth Maplethorpe, of Church End, East Halton, Grimsby. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.
MARRIOTT Sidney
No further information currently available
MAWER, D.C.M. Henry 'Harry'
Private 201820, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire. Died of wounds 23 April 1917. Born and enlisted Hull, resident Goxhill. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). (Citation not found, not mentioned on CWGC or SDGW) No known grave, Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.
MOORE Herbert
Deck Hand 16789/DA, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 9 November 1918. Aged 33. Born 7 October 1884 in Killingholme, Lincs. Husband of Francis Bernice Moore, of Church St., Goxhill. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, GOXHILL, Lincolnshire. Old ground, grave 1208.
NEAVE John
Stoker 1st Class K/36517, H.M.S. Torrent, Royal Navy, Died 23 December 1917. Aged 37. Born 29 September 1880 at Brigg,Lincs. Son of Septimus and Elizabeth Neave, of Goxhill, Lincs.; husband of Minnie Neave, of Saxby-All-Saints, Brigg, Lincs and Flon Villa, Worlaby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 26.
ROBERTS Henry
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
ROE Frederick 'Fred'
Private 71, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 25. Born Goxhill, enlisted Grimsby, resident Barrow-on-Humber. Son of William Roe, of Brigg Rd., Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs. Buried in CRUMP TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17.
SHORT William
either William Short, Lance Corporal 15173, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1918. Born Scunthorpe, enlisted Grimsby, resident Barrow-on-Humber. Buried in BERLAIMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.

or William Short, Private [SDGW] or Lance CoepoeL [cwgc] 27328, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1916. Born Goole, enlisted Hull. Formerly 134, East Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France/ Plot III. Row L. Grave 17.

SMITH Herbert
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
WILLIAMSON William
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1939 1945.

BROCKLESBY Philip William
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 October 1942 when his ship was sunk by an accidental collision with RMS Queen Mary. Son of William Henry and May Brocklesby, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 66, Column 1.
CHAPMAN George
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
FUNNELL Ernest William (Rev.)
Chaplain 4th Class 91362, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Died 30 March 1942. Aged 35. Son of Ernest David and Fanny Matilda Funnell; husband of Elvina Funnell, of Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 18.
HALL Harry
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
KNIGHT John Kenneth
Sergeant 1379383, 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Henry Louie Francis Knight and Mary Agnes Knight, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 87.
REEVE George W
No further information currently available. Several possibilities
SMALLER Stanley Charles
Able Seaman P/JX 337642, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 6 March 1943. Aged 38. Son of William and Gertrude Smaller, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire; husband of Catherine Smaller, of Goxhill. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 75, Column 3.

Note: HMS President III - HMS President is a stone frigate, or shore establishment of the Royal Naval Reserve; re-established on 28 August 1939 in Bristol to train those allocated for service on the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. It was later transferred to locations across Windsor and London. By 31 May 1944 the command held over 30,500 accounts. The ledgers were closed after the war on 1 July 1946.

WADDINGHAM, DFC John
Flight Lieutenant 40867, 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Die 27 September 1942. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Collective grave 3.
WARDLE Wilfred Herbert
Leading Aircraftman 1475510, flying Avro Lancaster, 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 June 1945. Aged 22. Son of Thomas Kirkby Wardle and Alice Wardle, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row C. Collective grave 9-17.

Note: No. 149 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron between 1918 and 1956. Formed 1918 in the Royal Flying Corps as a night-bomber unit, it remained in that role for the rest of its existence which spanned three periods between 1918 and 1956. Initially equipped with Heyford biplane bombers, the squadron converted to Vickers Wellingtons in January 1939. On 4 September 1939 L4259 was flown on "Ops Brunsbüttel 4/500 GP", the day after the declaration of war against Germany by Great Britain. (Source Pilot's Logbook). After being re-equipped with the Short Stirling in November 1941, the squadron took part in the first 1,000 bomber raid. The squadron also formed No. 149 Squadron Conversion flight on 21 January 1942 to train new Stirling crews and on 7 October this was formed into 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU) together with 7, 101 and 218 Squadron Conversion Flights. In August 1944, the Stirlings gave way to Avro Lancasters, which served the squadron until 1949. At the end of the war no. 149 squadron participated in Operation Manna, to drop food to the starved Dutch population still under German occupation, and Operation 'Exodus', to return former prisoners of war back to the UK.

In the graveyard
SHAW William
Gunner 1787152, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died while a Prisoner of War of the Japanese in Burma 25 July 1943. Aged 37. Born 22 September 1905. Son of William and Annie Shaw; husband of Ivy Shaw, of Hull. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. PLot 2. Row H. Grave 21.

IN MEMORY OF
IVY SHAW
BORN 4.4.1908 DIED 8.8.1999
LOVING WIFE OF THE LATE
WILLIAM SHAW
WHO DIED IN BURMA WHILE A
PRISONER OF WAR OF THE JAPANESE
BORN 22.9.1905 DIED 25.7.1943
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY THEIR DAUGHTER
IRIS MARGARET MACLEOD

Last updated 14 February, 2013

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