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HIBALDSTOW WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial for Hibaldstow is to be found on the exterior wall of the War Memorial Club, West Street, Hibaldstow. The memorial was unveiled 22nd January 1922. The architect was Mr jeffrey and the builder Mr Watmough; details appeared in the Scunthorpe Star 28 January 1922.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

In memory of the men of this parish who fell in the Great War
1914 - 1918

ALTOFT

J
Possibly John Altoft. Private 40631. 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 50642 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 6th June 1918. Born Messingham, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Messingham, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.
Or
John William Altoft. Private 267685. 2/6th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1917, aged 32 years. Son of Emma Altoft of Brigg, Lincs. Enlisted Brigg, Lincs. Commemorated MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY. I.B.13.

CASH

Hugh Ruston
Sergeant L/8272. C Bty, 152 Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3rd May 1918, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) G.H and Rachel Cash of Westfield House, Hibaldstow, Lincs. Born Hibaldstow, Lincs and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated MORBECQUE BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 1.

CLARK

H
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

CUTHBERT

Edgar
Private 12/344. 12th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died at home 12th October 1914, aged 29 years. Son of (the late) John and Drusilla Cuthbert of West End, Hibaldstow, Lincs. Born North Kelsey, Lincs, enlisted Sheffield, Yorks and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated HIBALDSTOW (St Hibald) CHURCHYARD.

FLEAR

Fred
Private 50297. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1918, aged 22 years. Son of John Flear of Town Hall Passage, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Blyborough, enlisted Brigg and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated PERTH CEMETERY (China Wall). III.E.16.

KIRMAN

Thomas
Private 40116. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Hibaldstow Cliff, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.

NORWOOD

Arthur
Private 26435. 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1917, aged 22 years. Son of John and Martha Norwood of Manton Lane, Sturton, Lincs. Born Hibadstow, enlisted Epworth and resident Haxey, Lincs. Commemorated COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. I.E.3.

SWABY

Septimus
Able Seaman SS/4233. HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26th November 1914, aged 20 years. Son of George William and Maria Swaby of East Street, Hibaldstow, Lincs. Native of North Kelsey, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 2.

TOYNE

[William] Arthur
Private 13469, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born and resident Hibladstow, enlisted Scunthorpe. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1 C.

TOYNE

Joseph
Private 4051. 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 3rd September 1916. Born Redbourne, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10B. 11B and 12B.

WILLIAMSON

Alfred Henry
Private 13470. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Gladwin of Station Road, Hibaldstow, Lincs. Born Cleatham, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Hibaldstow, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and face 1C.

WILLIAMSON

[Thomas] William
[Listed as William on SDGW and memorial] Private 241476. 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 29th May 1917. Aged 27. Born Scawby, Lincs, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire and resident Hibaldstow, Lincs. Son of John and Elizabeth Williamson, of Hibaldstow, nr. Brigg, Lincolnshire. Buried in HOP STORE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18.

WILSON

William [Frank]
Private G/9347, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 24. Born Hibblestone, enlisted Doncaster. Son of Frank & Elizabeth Wilson, Stainton Farm, Waddingham, Kirton Lindsey, Lincs. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 31.
In memory of the men of this parish who fell in the World War
1939-1945

BRATTON

Aubrey Arthur
Private 5255428. 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 28th June 1944, aged 27 years. Son of Aubrey and Sarah Ann Bratton of Hidaldstow, husband of Edna Bratton of Hibaldstow, Lincs. Commemorated BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. III.J.24.

CLARKE

H
Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

COOK

E F
Possibly Ernest Frank Cook. Trooper 7927748. 51st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 14th September 1944, aged 23 years. Son of George Scarborough and Eliza Cook, husband of Mary Cook. Commemorated GRADARA WAR CEMETERY. II.A.38.

LADLOW

Edwin
Gunner 940833. 123rd Field Coy, Royal Artillery. Died 8th June 1940, aged 20 years. Son of Fred and Lucy Ladlow of Hibaldstow, Lincs. Commemorated HIBALDSTOW (St Hibald) CHURCHYARD.

MARGETSON

Arthur Sydney
Private 4533326. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 7th August 1944, aged 34 years. Son of George Edward and Rose Margetson, husband of Ruby Margetson of Brandy Wharf, Lincs. Commemorated FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, Tessel. I.B.17.

ROBINSON

Herbert Harry
Leading Seaman CSSX 26977, H.M.S. Bullen, Royal Navy. Son of Hugh and Mary Robinson; husband of Barbara Elsie Robinson, of Nottingham. Died 6th December 1944, aged 26, interred Plot P Row 4. Grave 21. Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney

See http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/5482.html

Known as Harry he was one of 10 children to Hugh and Mary Robinson of Church Street, Hibaldstow. He attended Broughton School and before his naval career he worked as a Railway Porter at Elsham Station near Brigg. He volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1938. He met his future wife Barbara Widowson who was a WAAF stationed at Kirton in Lindsey and they married in the Parish Church Hibaldsotw.

He was serving on board H.M.S. Bullen when she was topedoed and sunk in the waters of Scapa Flow in the Orkneys. He was rescued and still alive when brought onto land, he was given a cigarette after his ordeal, but he was later to die of "the bends".

He left a widow and a nine month old daughter. This information was supplied by his siter Rosemarie Borrell of Hibaldstow in 1998.

[Information kindly supplied by Pat Horton]

THOMPSON

Charles

Private 4805491. Seaforth Highlanders. Died 10th May 1946, aged 29 years. Son of Richard and Sarah Ann Thompson of Hibaldstow, husband of Bella Thompson of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated HIBALDSTOW (St Hibald) CHURCHYARD.

WELCH

Maurice Bernard

Welsh on CWGC. Private 4986137. 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 2nd September 1944, aged 21 years. Husband of Vera Welsh of Hibaldstow, Lincs. Commemorated MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY. IV.D.18.

WRIGHT

Douglas Percival

Lieutenant 138049. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) attd Kings African Rifles. Died 15th October 1943, aged 25 years. Son of John Thomas and Alice Wright of West End, Hibaldstow, Lincs. B A (London). Commemorated COLOMBO (Liveramenlu) CEMETERY. 1.P.3.

WRIGHT

Leslie

Trooper 326601. A Sqn, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24th October 1942, aged 23 years. Son of John Thomas and Alice Wright of Hibaldstow, Lincs. Commemorated ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. Column 30.

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