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GRAINTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Researched Michael Peck 2007

The Grainthorpe memorial stands at the junction of Wragholme Road and High Street. It takes the form of a Celtic wheel cross on a tapering plinth the whole standing on a two-stepped base. There are 18 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. It was unveiled by Lieutenat-Colonel E Kyme Cordeaux on 15th May 1921. It cost £160 raised by public subscription and the masons were Messrs Mawer Brothers. It was refurbished and re-lettered in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. It was knocked down in December 1992 and restored in November 1993. Only the World War 1 names are listed here.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Erected in grateful memory
of the Grainthorpe men
who gave their lives for their country
in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

BOCOCK

William Kirk

Private 28107. 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 25029 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd May 1917. Born Covenham, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 4 and 5.

BOCOCK

Frank Ernest

Brother of William Kirk Bocock (above). Believed Frank died at home from the results of gassing in the trenches. Possibly medal card entry: Medal card of Bocock, Frank E possible match Corps: Lincolnshire Regiment, Regiment No: 25458, Rank: Corporal, 1914-1920 WO 372/2. Further details from Gazette Issue 30498 published on the 25 January 1918. Page 6 of 34: "His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men: 40486 Pte. (A./L./C.) F. E. Bocock, Norf. R. (Louth)."

BORMAN

G

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

BORMAN

Harold

Private 242071. 11th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 5.

COOK

W

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

EMMERSON

Arthur

Private 38425. 9th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 18/35988 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Grainthorpe and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 59 and 60.

JACKLIN

Herbert

Private 27264. 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, formerly 26431 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE CPT MEMORIAL. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.

JACKLIN

J Wilfred

Private G/23092. 8th Battalion, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1917, aged 23 years. Son of William and (the late) Mary Jacklin of Darnells Lane, Grainthorpe, Lincs. Husband of Mary Jacklin of Town Hall Passage, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 11 to 13 and 14.

LAKING

George

Private 7398. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th November 1914, aged 34 years. Son of Rebecca Laking of Grainthorpe, Lincs. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Grimsby and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

LAKING

Arthur

Private 14288. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 25 years. Son of George and Rebecca Laking of Poor End, Grainthorpe, Lincs. Husband of Florence Daisy Laking of 25 Swanwick Drive, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

MAKEY

Bertram

Private 1541. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th July 1917. Son of Sarah Ann Makey of 4 Woodbine Cottages, Louth, Lincs. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Grimsby and resident Louth, Lincs. Commemorated DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, Etrun. III.H.8.

MOTLEY

Percy Alexandra

Private 26922. 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 3/25404 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 64.

PEART

Bertram Thomas

Airman 3rd Class 54978. Royal Flying Corps. Died 14th February 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas Houlden and Mary Ann Peart of Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated GRAINTHORPE (St Clement) CHURCHYARD.

PENNELL

Alfred Everett

Private T.R.8/10423. 13th Battalion, Training Reserve. Died at home 12th December 1917, aged 18 years. Born Thilston (?), enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated GRAINTHORPE (St Clement) CHURCHYARD.

PENNELL

Harold

Private 103257. 119th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Born Fulstow, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Louverval. Panel 12 and 13.

PENNELL

Walter E

Military Medal. Private 46037. 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 17605 East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 28th October 1918, aged 26 years. Born Cold Harbour, Lincs, enlisted Withernsea, Yorks and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. X.A.19.

ROBINSON

Peter

Private 10802. 1st Battalion, Kings own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 23rd May 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Jesse Lee and Katherine Mary Robinson of Wragholme Villa, Grainthorpe, Lincs. Born Horncastle, Lincs and enlisted Chatham, Kent. Commemorated DUHALLOWS A.D.S CEMETERY. VI.B.11.

STONES

S H

Private 42489. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly 3/61497 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th November 1918. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. S.III.J.11.

Faithful unto death.

Last updated 22 July, 2012

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