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GREAT GONERBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorials for Great Gonerby can be located at the parish church of St Sebastian, High Street, Great Gonerby. The first memorial stands within the grounds and contains details of those who died in World War 1 (28 names) and World War 2 (14 names); it takes the form of a stone cross supported by a shaft on a plinth with a two-stepped base and was dedicated in December 1919, the designer was Mr Wilfrid Bond and the builder Messrs Streather and Winn (details to be found in The Grantham Journal 20th December 1919). Within the church are to be found two more memorials one for World War 1 and the other for World War 2. The World War 1 plaque is to be found on the north wall of the north aisle opposite the south door. it takes the form of a wall mounted oak board surrounded by richly moulded frame. There is a shelf for flowers along the bottom edge. The top of the frame is shaped and the side and top are adorned with a cresting on which vine leaves and grapes are carved. In the upper part of the board a crucifix with the attendant figures of the Virgin Mary and St John are carved in low relief. The oak is darkened and waxed and the carving gilded. The relief carving of the crucifixion is decorated in blue. The inscription is in bold Roman lettering and gilded. The same 28 names as the external memorial are listed; it was unveiled in 1920. The World War 2 plaque is in the form of a wall mounted board with a carved frame. The carvings of the frame are in the form of arching loops culminating in periodic leaf shape designs. The background against which this pattern is set is blue. The lettering is gold and two crosses in gold and blue flank the dedication. The same 14 names as the external memorial are listed.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

External memorial

1914 RIP 1918
REMEMBER IN THE LORD THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM
BY THEIR SACRIFICE WE LIVE

Internal World War 1 memorial

IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR
EVER GLORIOUS DEAD
1914-1919
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

ABBOTT

Charles

Sergeant 1543. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th April 1918. Born and enlisted Grantham, resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated HARINGHE (Bandaghem) MILITARY CEMETERY. I.E.5.

ALLEN

Charles Edward

Private 1917. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) Charles Edward and Mary Ann Allen of Grantham, Lincs. Born Sleaford, enlisted Grantham and resident Stamford, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 and 34.

ASHER

Herbert

Rifleman 6274. 7th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 6th July 1915. Born and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 51 and 53.

ASHER

Horace Isaac

Private 40833. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 36 years. Son of Isaac and Anne Asher of Crew Cottage, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Born Garthorpe, enlisted Grantham and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

BOND

Joseph

Possibly J Bond. Private 6210. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 31st March 1915, aged 27 years. Son of Tom and Fanny Bond, husband of Alice Bond of 80 Harrowby Road, Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY. XIV.B.4.

BONNETT

William

Private 42689. 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 22868 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1918, aged 33 years. Son of Samuel and Mary Bonnett of Long Street, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Born Banthorpe, enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE CPT MEMORIAL. Panel 124 to 125 and 162 to 162A.

BROMHEAD

Cecil John

Private 3306. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 20 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Emma Bromhead of Long Street, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Brother of William Henry Bromhead. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

BROMHEAD

William Henry

L/Corporal 8660. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915, aged 26 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Emma Bromhead of Long Street, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Brother of Cecil John Bromhead. Born Great Ponton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

BULLOCK

Thomas Henry

Private 7197. 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 31st October 1918. Born Great Gonerby, enlisted Grantham and resident Manthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY. XIX.A.12.

BURTON

Arthur

Sherwood Foresters on memorial. Possibly Private 11/60. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 20th December 1914. Born St Ives, Hunts, enlisted Derby, Derbyshire and resident Uppingham, Rutland. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 26 and 27.

DODD

John

Private 21594. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th August 1916. Born Great Gonerby, enlisted Grantham and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, Mericourt-L'Abbe. III.D.1.

DODD

Tom

2nd Corporal 121495. 105th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Born Great Gonerby, Lincs, enlisted Worksop, Notts and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 1.

FUSSEY

Arthur Steel

Private 40065. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, formerly 37599 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 23 years. Son of Thomas Fussey of Great Gonerby, Lincs. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted and resident Beeston, Notts. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 4A and 4D.

GANLEY

Peter

Corporal 9025. 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Gallipoli 28th June 1915. Son of (the late) Henry and Elizabeth Ganley, husband of Mary A.E Ganly of Bockhanger Lodge, Kennington, Kent. Born and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.

GIBSON

James Thomas

Private 12272. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Born Woolsthorpe, enlisted Grantham and resident Foston, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

HARDY

Amos R

Gloucestershire Regiment on memorial and not identified. Possibly Reginald Hardy. Private 14382. 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th May 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas Porter Hardy of 17 Robertson Road, Grantham, Lincs. Born Little Gonerby and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated WALINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Saulty. X.H.1.

HARVEY

Robert George Bosworth

See also individual memorial. 2nd Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th December 1917, aged 23 years. Only son of George Wing and E.E Harvey of Sutton House, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. M.32.

His life for his country, his soul to God.
In loving memory of
Robert George Bosworth Harvey.
2nd Lieutenant, 1/5th Lincolnshire Regiment.
Killed in action 25th December 1917, aged 23.
Buried in Cambrin Cemetery, France.
Only son of George Wing and Emma Elizabeth Harvey,
late of Londonthorpe.

HUFTON

Arthur

Army Service Corps on memorial and not identified. Possibly Arthur Ernest Hufton. Private 12811. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd December 1915, aged 23 years. Son of William Roy and Phoebe Hufton of Great Gonerby, Lincs. Husband of Florence Hufton of Wigtoft, Lincs. Commemorated LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. II.B.19A.

LAMBLEY

Walter Henry

Gunner 89217. 331st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 24th November 1917, aged 24 years. Son of John Thomas and Charlotte Eliza Lambley of Great Gonerby, Lincs. Passed for General Service after being twice previously rejected. Born Ancaster and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. VI.H.21A.

MORTON

Edgar Percy

Private 20918. 9th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th July 1916, aged 20 years. Son of James and Mary Ann Morton of Great Gonerby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grantham and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 7B.

MORTON

James

Sergeant 15261. 9th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th February 1916, aged 35 years. Husband of Lena Morton of Mere Hall Farm, Lincoln, Lincs. Born Great Gonerby, enlisted Grantham and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, La Chapelle-D'Atmentieres. I.C.11.

PASK

John Edward

L/Corporal 31769. 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 19th October 1916. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.

PASK

William Thomas

Private 203810. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Joseph and Mary Pask of The Cottages, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Born Great Gonerby, enlisted Grantham and resident Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

PRUDEN

Emile

Private 2479. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 331.

SELBY

Cyril

Sapper 159177. 76th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 29th July 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Walter and Sarah Selby of High Street, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Born Great Gonerby and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. 11.A.6.

SELLERS

Robert

Sellars on both CWGC/SDGW. Private 16097. 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th November 1915, aged 24 years. Son of (the late) Robert and Amy Sellars of Welby, Lincs. Born Welby, Lincs and enlisted Melton Mowbray, Leics. Commemorated HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.B.2.

WELBOURN

Percy

Private 19062. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment attd 51st Trench Mortar Bty. Killed in action 25th December 1917, aged 23 years. Son of (the late) Mr G and Mrs F Welbourn of 8 New Row, Gonerby Hill Foot, Lincs. Born Gonerby Hill Foot, enlisted Grantham and resident Gonerby Hill Foot, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

WOFFINDIN

L E Martin

MM on memorial. Unable to trace CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

Internal memorial
Remember with thanksgiving these men of Gonerby who gave their lives in the war 1939 - 1945.

AVERY

Ronald Victor

Able Seaman P/JX138787. HMS Grenville, Royal Navy. Died 19th January 1940, aged 22 years. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 38. Column 1.

BRACE

Eustace Frank Feilden

2nd Lieutenant 95557. 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 18th May 1940, aged 20 years. Son of Colonel H.F (DSO. MC) and Mrs Brace of Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY. XII.F.1.

BRENTNALL

Alfred Sidney

Flying Officer 47467. 84 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29th November 1943, aged 37 years. Son of Thomas William and Emma Louisa Brentnall, husband of Edith Lillian Brentnall of Gonerby Hill Foot, Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Column 423.

CHEAVINS

David

Private 13079430. 243 Coy, Pioneer Corps. Died 6th June 1944, aged 33 years. Commemorated BATEUX WAR CEMETERY. XIV.M.6.

FOWLER

Frederick

Civilian War Dead. Died 7th March 1941 at Ransomes and Marples, Beacon Hill, aged 39 years. Husband of Mrs E.M Fowler of Long Street, Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated NEWARK MUNICIPAL BOROUGH.

GIBSON

Albert

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

HOLLAND

Reginald Arthur

Gunner 4806549. 3/2 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd November 1942, aged 27 years. Son of Harry and Lillian Holland, husband of Evelyn Holland of Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 72. Column 2.

HOWITT

Sidney

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

LANE

Frederick John

Sergeant 1451579. 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 18th August 1943, aged 21 years. Son of Frederick Harry and Edith Annie Lane of Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 156.

MURTON

Charles Victor

Corporal 352515. Royal Air Force. Died 28th May 1940, aged 37 years. Son of Hugh and Sarah Murton, husband of Betsy Kathleen Murton of Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY. Plot 2. Row 2. Grave 29.

PIGOTT

George Henry

Trooper 6481600. 48th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 13th April 1945, aged 22 years. Son of George William and Ethel Pigott of Great Gonerby, husband of Ada Marion Pigott of Great Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated FAENZA WAR CEMETERY. VIII.A.20.

SHARMAN

Edward

Pilot Officer 108145. 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 11th February 1942, aged 20 years. Son of Richard and Mary Sharman of Hacconby, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 71.

SWAIN

Desmond

L/Corporal 7691395. 78th Divisional Provost Coy, Corps of Military Police. Died 12th June 1943, aged 27 years. Son of George and Gladys Jane Swain, husband of Edna Louise Swain of Bracebridge Heath, Lincs. Commemorated BONE WAR CEMETERY, Annaba. IV.C.18.

WILSON

Ronald

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

Last updated 1 June, 2007

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