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HACKTHORN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Bill Ball 2005

On the village War Memorial, a stone cross in Hackthorn, Lincolnshire. There is also a Roll of Honour listing the men who served in the church of St Michael and All Angels. The Roll lists those who died and also those who served, all who died are on both memorials except for Ernest Spurr who is on the Roll of Honour only.

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN FROM HACKTHORN
WHO SERVED THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918

THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES

ANDREW

Harry

[Listed as ANDREWS on SDGW and CWGC] Private 27198, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 14th October 1916. Born Hackthorn, enlisted Lincoln. Formerly 3184, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

BRATTON

Bertram

[Listed as Bertrand BRATTON on SDGW] Private 40636, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th January 1917. Born Owersby, enlisted Market Rasen, resident South Kelsey. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 10.

GREEN

[Edward] Alec

[Listed as Edward Alick GREEN on SDGW] Private 12793, 7th Battalion, Lincolshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd September 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Hackthorn, resident Blyborough. Son of William and Mary Ann Green, of Blyborough, Kirton Lindsey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 7A.

LINLEY

Harry

probably Harry LINLEY, Lance Corproal 4645, 1st/4th (Hallamshire) (Territorial Force) Battalion, York and lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Enlisted Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on THEIPVAL MEMROIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

MOORE

Arthur

Private 205616, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Aged 27. Enlisted Lincoln, resident Hackthorn. Son of David Moore, of Hackthorn. Formerly 55507, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.

POPPLE

Fred

No further information currently available - there is no Fred POPPLE listed but there is Alfred Josph Healy POPPLE, James Frederick POPPLE or Wilfred POPPLE. Nothing available to link them to this entry at present.

RIGGALL

Frank Shillito

Private 11494, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Hackthorn, enlisted Lincoln. Son of John Mawer Riggall and Alice Riggall, of Hackthorn Cliff, Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 44 to 46.

SPURR

Ernest

[Not on the war memorial] probably Charles Ernest SPURR whose parents lived in Ingham (nearby). Private 48613, 20th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 1st July 1916. Aged 20. Born Bransby, enlisted Licoln, resident (Hackthorn?) Cliff. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Spurr, of Rose Cottage, Ingham, Lincoln. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 21.

TOYNE

Charles

No further information currently available

UPFOLD

George

probably G UPFOLD, Private S/445525, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 4th Septmber 1920. Buried in REIGATE CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave Ref: H. 3297.

WOOD

John

No further information currently available

1939-1945

CLARKE

Reginald Hannath

Private 4809756, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 5th January 1944. Aged 20. Son of John and Margaret Jane Clarke, of Hackthorn. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVIII. Row B. Grave 19. See his autobiography.

CLARKE

Frederick Charles

Sergeant (Navigator) 625 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th May 1944. Aged 23. Son of James and Jessie Mary Ann Clarke, of Hackthorn. Buried in TROUAN-LE-PETIT CHURCHYARD, Aube, France. Grave 4. See his autobiography.

NOUGHT SHALL MAKE US RUE
IF ENGLAND TO ITSELF DO REST BUT TRUE

On a separate plaque

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOUR OF THE MEN FROM OR
CONNECTED WITH HACKTHORN
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

 

On another brass plaque on the wall but not on memorial:
CRACROFT Robert Brian

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in acction near Mametz Wood, France 10th July 1916. Aged 20. Eldest son of Robert Weston Cracroft.

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT BRIAN CRACROFT
LIEUT. 3RD EAST YORKSHIRE REGT.
AND OF KING’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
ELDEST SON OF ROBERT WESTON CRACROFT,
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR MAMETZ WOOD IN FRANCE,
10TH JULY 1916 - AGED 20 YEARS.
“Great hearts are glad when it is time to give.”

On a separate plaque

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOUR OF THE MEN FROM OR
CONNECTED WITH HACKTHORN
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ANDREW Arthur
No further information currently available
ANDREW Ranby
No further information currently available
BELL George
No further information currently available
BRADSHAW Alfred
No further information currently available
BRADSHAW Cecil
No further information currently available
BRADSHAW William
No further information currently available
CANNON George
No further information currently available
CHALLANS Frederic
No further information currently available
CLARKE James
No further information currently available
CLARKE John
No further information currently available
CRACROFT-AMCOTTS John
No further information currently available
CRACROFT-AMCOTTS Weston
No further information currently available
CREASEY George
No further information currently available
HUTCHINSON Charles
No further information currently available
MOORE Alfred
No further information currently available
MOORE William
No further information currently available
OFFORD Frank
No further information currently available
OFFORD Fred
No further information currently available
OFFORD Jesse
No further information currently available
OFFORD Riley
No further information currently available
POPPLE Charles
No further information currently available
RIGGALL Charles
No further information currently available
STORR Henry
No further information currently available
STUFFINS George
No further information currently available
TAYLOR George
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TYSON George
No further information currently available
   DIED
ANDREW Harry
See above
BRATTON Bertram
See above
GREEN Alec
See above
LINLEY Harry
See above
MOORE Arthur
See above
POPPLE Fred
See above
RIGGALL Frank
See above
SPURR Ernest
See above
TOYNE Charles
See above
UPFOLD George
See above
WOOD John
See above

10 May 2005

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