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GREATFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The memorial is located in St Thomas b Becket Parish Church, Greatford. The memorial takes the form of an ornate stone tablet with two shields at the top and the dedications below, above the Union Jack and the Cross of St george are crossed and detached and below is a further dedication. There are four names for World War 1 only.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

GARNER

Fred

4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action July 2nd 1916.

Frederick Garner. Private 4098. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd July 1916. Born Greatford, enlisted Stamford and resident Greatford, Lincs. Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. I.F.10.

HEADLAND

Harry

8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action July 9th 1916.

Private 19747. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th July 1916, aged 29 years. Son of John Headland. Born Greatford, Lincs, enlisted Bedford, Beds and resident Greatford, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.

PICKERING

Arthur

10th Battalion, Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action March 3rd 1917.

Private 40419. 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Isaac and Mary Ann Pickering of Greatford, Lincs. Born Greatford, enlisted Stamford and resident Greatford, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5A and 6C.

EMPSON

Arthur

Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action March 28th 1918.

Lance Corporal 48700. 13th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, formerly 46949 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 28th March 1918, aged 25 years. Husband of Kate Annie Baumber (formerly Empson) of 8 Eldon Street, Newark, Notts. Born Dowsby, Lincs, enlisted and resident Newark, Notts. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3.

1914 – 1919.
They died the noblest death a man may die fighting for God, for Right, for Liberty
and such a death is immortality

‘In glorious and grateful memory’.

Last updated 26 September, 2008

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