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GREAT HALE WAR MEMORIALS

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

The memorials are are to be found within the Church of St John the Baptist. The main World War 1 memorial has a speckled marble frame into which is set a white marble in lay with black lettering. A smaller plaque sits below this for those who gave their lives in World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God
and in grateful memory of
the men of
Hale Magna and Hale Parva
who gave their lives for their country
in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

GARNER

William

Possibly Private 12723. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st October 1915, aged 24 years. Son of John William and Martha Garner of Fen Farm, Stainfield, Lincs. Born Wellingore, enlisted Boston and resident Bassingham, Lincs. Commemorated HOP STORE CEMETERY. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4.

GRAY

Hugh

Private 21631. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21st November 1919, aged 23 years. Son of Tom and Mary Gray of The Laurels, Great Hale, Lincs. Commemorated GREAT HALE CEMETERY.

HESSELL

Walter

Private 5410. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 29th October 1914. Born Great Hale, enlisted Sleaford and resident Hammersmith, Midx. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 11.

KEY

George

Private 32416. 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd June 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Francis and Mary Ann Key of Great Hale, Lincs. Husband of Hilda Key of 12 Rink Terrace, Mount Street, Batley, Yorks. Brother of William Key. Born Great Hale, Lincs, enlisted Bradford and resident Shearbridge, Yorks. Commemorated BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Thelus. II.B.7.

KEY

William

L/Corporal 13518. 188th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly S4/158004 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 26th October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Francis and Mary Ann Key of Great Hale, Lincs. Brother of George Key. Born Great Hale, Lincs, enlisted Plumstead (county not stated) and resident Heckington, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

SHAW

Ashbourne Delanoy

Military Medal. Sergeant 800060. C Bty, 84th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5th October 1917, aged 31 years. Son of Robert and Annie Shaw of Swineshead, husband of Mrs G.M Shaw of Great Hale Vicarage, Lincs. Born Swineshead and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXVII.F.14.

THORPE

Cecil

Private 21293. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1917. Born Great Hale, enlisted Sleaford and resident Heckington, Lincs. Commemorated JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. II.D.19.

WARD

Albert Edward

Private 27002. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 19th October 1916. Born Great Hale and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

WOODS

William

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

WOODS

Charles

Possibly Private 45622. 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 11th October 1918. Born Sleaford, Lincs and enlisted Derby, Derbyshire. Commemorated BRANCOURT-LE-GRAND MILITARY CEMETERY. B.12.

WOODCOCK

George Henry

Private 136140. 35th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 23048 South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th November 1918. Husband of Letty Woodcock of East Heckington, Lincs. Born Caythorpe and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, Wimille. X.D.5.

GARRILL

Fred

Private 13530. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1915, aged 18 years. Son of William and Sarah Garrill of Great Hale Fen, Lincs. Born Sleaford, enlisted Spilsby and resident Heckington, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46

WARD

John William

Corporal 15220. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Speed and Hannah Ward of Little Hale, Lincs. Born Heckington, enlisted Sleaford and resident Heckington, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

Their name liveth for evermore.

F McKenzie. Vicar
G.H Harris. Churchwarden
H Shaw. Churchwarden
Lent 1921.

Also of the men who gave their lives in the World War 1939 - 1945.

COLLETT

Albert Leslie

Air Force Cross. Squadron Leader (Pilot) 45448. 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27th April 1944. Commemorated DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY. Coll Grave 3. H.8-13.

DICKSON

James

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently

PLANT

Ernest

Leading Stoker C/KX85074. Royal Navy. Died 4th November 1944, aged 30 years. Son of Sam and Alice Plant of Great Hale, Lincs. Commemorated GREAT HALE CEMETERY. Row T. Grave 4.

Last updated 17 April, 2007

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