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HELPRINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © James Connor 2014

The Memorial covers the Parish of Helpringham and stands on the village green in the middle of the village. There are 25 names for WW I and 6 for WW II. The memorial takes the form of four copper plaques with lettering in bas relief attached to the square base of a four-stepped 14th century limestone market cross with tapering shaft and wheel style cross. The plaques have been placed over the stone carved names making up the original WW I memorial because of the deterioration of the stone. Originally unveiled Whit Sunday-1921

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To the glory of God
and in grateful memory of the men
of Helpringham who gave their lives
in defence of King and Country in
the Great War 1914-1919.

ASKEW Ernest
[Listed as A ASKEW on memorial] Lance Serjeant 7483, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th November 1918. Aged 31. Born Helpringham, enlisted Sleaford, resident Grimsby. Son of John and Sarah, Grimsby. Husband of Martha. Buried in Roisin Communal Cemetery, Honnelles, Belgium. Section/Plot/Row A. Grave 20.
ASPLEN Albert
Private 16653, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st October 1915. Born Peterborough, enlisted Doncaster. Buried in Caberet Rouge British Cemetery. Souchez, Pas de Calais. France. Plot VII. Row O. Grave 2.
COX George
Lance Corporal 241627, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Aged 28. Born Swaton, enlisted Ancaster, resident Sleaford. Son of Mary. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Warneton, Belgium. Panel 3.
CLARKE Leslie William
[Listed as K CLARKE on Memorial]. Private 42613, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 20th November 1918. Born Westfield, Leasingham, enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Fanny, Dorrington. Buried in Helpringham Old Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section U. Grave 11.
DOUGHTY Albert
Private 2572, 1st/1st Battalion, Warwickshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in Egypt 11th December 1915. Aged 24. Enlisted Warwick, resident Leamington. Son of William and Ellen. Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military War Memorial, Egypt. Section E. Grave 111
FORMAN Arthur
Sapper 183867, 466th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 3rd July 1917. Born Helpringham, enlisted Wakefield, Yorkshire. Buried in Nouex-les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 21.
GARTON Thomas [Edward]
Rifleman 47641, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Aged 25. Born Helpringham, enlisted Central Hull, Yorkshire. Son of Edward and Sofia, of Helpringham. Formerly S/4/070849, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 8.
GILL [George] Sydney.
Private 268032, 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died 8th May1918. Aged 21. Born Helpringham, enlisted Sleaford. Son of George and Elizabeth, of Helpringham. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 58.
HARRISON Cyril [John]
Private 15815, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Boston, Lincs., resident Wrangle. Son of William and Jane, of Wrangle. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France. Pier and Face 1C
HILTON Albert
Private 54948, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 14th May 1918. Born Helpringham, enlisted Grantham, resident heckington. Son of William. Husband of Margaret, of Ardwick, Manchester. Formerly 27252, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Section V. Grave 40.
HOUSLEY Walter
Private DM2/165265, VII Corps Troop Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 29th April 1917. Aged 30. Born Lincoln, enlisted and resident Leicester. Son of Frank and Selina, of Helpringham. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 24.
JACKSON Harold
[Listed as N on memorial] Private 13768, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915. Aged 18. Born Wilsford, Grantham, enlisted Lincoln, resident Helpringham. Ward of David Markham, of Helpringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Panel 21.
KNIGHT Joseph
Private 41384, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 27th May 1917. Aged 28. Born Helpringham, enlisted Sleaford. Son of Charles and Elizabeth. Husband of Ethel, of Helpringham. Formerly 23435, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. Bay 6.
LADBROOK George
Private 4172, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916. Aged 29. Born Holbeach, enlisted Sutton bridge, resident Helpringham. Husband of Ada, of Helpringham. Buried in Ecoives Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 5.
MARKHAM John Thomas
Driver. 80664, 141st Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 27th August 1917. Aged 29. Born Helpringham, enlisted Lincoln, resident Willoughby. Son of Fred and Lizzie, of Helpringham; husband of Kate, Wyberton. Buried in Dozingham Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 8.
MARKHAM Tom
Lance Corporal 10949, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Agedf 20. Born and resident Helpringha, enlisted Bourne. Son of Tom and Lucy Ann, of Helpringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 31-34.
NEWTON Harold [Seniscal]
[Harold Sensicle on SDGW] Private 43023, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 20. Born Wakefield, enlisted Heckington, resident Helpringham. Son of Arthur Marshall, of Helpringham. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Enclosure No 4. Plot XII. Row 4. Grave 7.
NEWLAND George
[Listed as C on memorial] Private 29940, Labour Corps (from Lincolnshire Regiment 277147). Died 11th December 1918. Aged 24. Son of William and Harriet, of Helpringham. Buried in Bishop's Stortford Old Cemetery, Essex. Plot A. Row 11. Grave 20.
SMITH William
Gunner 113908, 265th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15th September 1917. Born Uffington, enlisted Sleaford, resident Thorpe Latimer. Buried in the Huts Cemetery, Dikkerbus, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 5.
SKERRITT John [Norman]
Private S/44580. 1st/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died in United Kingdom 16 February 1919. Son of Mary Ann, Helpringham. Buried in Helpringham New Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 9.
SAUNBY Frank
Private 23191. 1st/5th Battalion, Linconshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1918. Aged 25. Born Helpringham, enlisted Sleaford, resident Lincoln. Son of George and Elizabeth, of Helpringham. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en- Artois Memorial, Harcourt. Pas de Calais. France. Panel 4.
STENNETT John Edward
Private 265349, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st January 1918. Aged 23. Born Sheffield [Helpringham on SDGW], enlisted Sleaford, resident Helpringham. Son of Thomas and Jane, of Helpringham. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 42.
WAITE Allen
Private 20829, 10th Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). Killed in action 14th February 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Helpringham, enlisted Newark, Nottinghamshire. Son of G W and Clara, of Helpringham. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin gate) Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Panels 39/41.
WRAY William H
Private 6041, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Kirkstead, enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.
WILSON Herbert
Private 22492, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 29th October 1916. Aged 18. Born helpringham, enlisted Leicester. Son of John and Charlotte, of Helpringham. Formerly 2604, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France. Pier and Face 4D.
Also the men of Helpringham who gave
their lives in the Second Great War 1939-1945
BIRD Charles [Christian]
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1590882, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd May 1944. Son of Mrs A. E. Woodhouse, of Helpringham. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfale, Germany. Plot 25. Row F. Grave 15.
FORMAN Ernest James.
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 649535, 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st August 1942. Aged 21. Son of John and Annie, of Helpringham. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintford, Nordrhein-Westfale, Germany. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 17.
HAYNES [Alfred] Harry Mark

Gunner. 976116, 12 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 4th June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Mark and Margaret; husband of Noreen Mary, of Salisbury. Buried in the Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Frosinone, Italy. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.

Note: The Battle of Monte Cassino was over by 18th May 1944 so that Sgt. Haynes may have been wounded in this engagement or died in a later conflict as the Cemetery contains bodies of those killed in the wider surrounding area.

MARTIN Charles [Ernest]
Bombardier 797818, 67th Field Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 6th February 1944. Aged 34. Son of Charles and Alice, and husband of Maud, Helpringham. Buried in the Anzio War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6.
MASSINGHAM William Henry
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 217330, H.M.S. Acheron, Royal Navy. Died 17th December 1940. Aged 19. Son of Joseph and Adelaide; husband of Laura, of Bicker. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 40, Column 8.
ROBINSON Albert
Private 5891447, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th July 1944. Aged 20. Son of John and Lizzie, of Helpringham. Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 27.

R.I.P.
Greater love has no man than this, that a
man lay down his life for his friends

Last updated 31 October, 2014

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