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HOLBEACH ALL SAINTS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2010

There is an exterior memorial that stands outside the church of All Saints. It takes the form of a wheel cross on a long shaft, on the front of which is a Sword of Sacrifice in relief, standing on a plinth with a two-stepped base. The inscription is on the front face and a further stone in front of the memorial states the years, the whole is in a paved area with irona railings surrouding. There are no names inscribed on the memorial, these are to be found on two plaques within the church. These are in the form of ornately surrounded plaques with gold letting listing the two sets of men who fell in each war. The World War 2 plaque has since been added to and has an extra concrete inset below it bearing the extra names. There are 85 names for World War 1 and 29 names for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2010

To the glory of God
and in grateful memory of
the men of this town
who laid down their lives
in the Great War
1914 – 1918.
Their names are inscribed on
a tablet in the church.

1914 – 1918.
1939 – 1945.

Remember in the Lord
those men of Holbeach
who gave their lives for
freedom in the Great War
AD 1914 – 1918.

ADAMS Charles Edward
Lance Corporal E/534. 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 28th July 1916, aged 27 years. Son of J B and Mary Adams of Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs, enlisted London (SW) and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. XII.A.4.
ALLEN Arthur William
Private 2188. 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th June 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Mrs R Allen of Gedney Hill, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted March, Cambs. Commemorated Houplines Community Cemetery Extension. III.A.16.
BAILEY William Richard
Lance Corporal 2619. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th August 1915, aged 27 years. Son of John and Emma Bailey of 9 Winsover Road, Spalding, Lincs. Surveyor to Holbeach Urban District Council. Born Spalding, Lincs, enlisted Luton, Beds and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
BALDERSON Alfred
Private 14498. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 3.
BARTON Samuel
Lance Corporal 70959. 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), formerly 26910 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1916, aged 31 years. Son of Mr and Mrs R Barton of Holbeach, Lincs. Husband of Marjorie Barton of School House, Sutton St Edmund, Lincs. A Schoolmaster at Sutton St Edmund. Born Holbeach, enlisted Spalding, Lincs and resident Wisbech, Cambs. Commemorated Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel. II.E.3.
BRADLEY Ernest Fred
Private 43065. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th June 1917, aged 20 years. Son of John Stephen and E A Bradley of Cranesgate, Whaplode Fen, Lincs. Enlisted Holbeach and resident Whaplode Fen, Lincs. Commemorated Croisilles British Cemetery. I.D.16.
BROWN John Edward
Private 8060. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) Samuel and Sarah Elizabeth Brown of Rose Cottage, Holbeach Bank, Lincs. Born Gosberton, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
BUNDAY Tagg Stanley
Private TF293420. 2/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds Egypt 28th March 1918, aged 23 years. Son of George and Lavinia Bunday of Boston Road, Holbeach, Lincs. Enlisted 1914 Willesden and resident Finchley, Mdx. Commemorated Jerusalem War Cemetery. O.100.
BURTON George Henry
Private 16209. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 6th November 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Mrs Justina C Howard of Tenters, Holbeach, Lincs. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Azmak Cemetery, Suvla. I.D.5.
BUXTON Bernard
Lance Corporal 55645. 2/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 61827 West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Born Holbeach Clough, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated Vaulx Hill Cemetery. III.H.19.
CAPES Ernest
Private 9600. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th August 1914. Son of Henry and Susanna Capes. Born Holbeach, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.
CAPES Robert Henry
Private 12858. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) John William and Mary Jane Capes of Albert Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.
CASWELL George
Appears to be George F Casswell, present Holbeach 1901, born c 1892 at St Pancras, London and son of John and Annie Casswell. possibly George Frederick Casswell. Private 32775. 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th October 1918. Enlisted Gloucester and resident Cheltenham, Glos. Unable to identify CWGC and no other known commemoration.
CAWDRON Ernest Ward
Corporal P/3823. Foot Branch, Corps of Military Police, formerly 77462 Royal Army Medical Corps. Died home 4th September 1918. Born, enlisted and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. 4U.65.P.
CHAPMAN George
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
CHAPMAN Percy James
Sapper 94376. 147th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25th March 1918. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. X.D.4.
CLARKE John William
Sergeant 5351. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th January 1917, aged 36 years. Husband of Ann Mary Clarke of 6 Gladstone Square, Wormgate, Boston, Lincs. Born Holbeach, enlisted Spalding and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Contay British Cemetery, Contay. VII.D.7.
COATEN Sidney
Private 27065. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, formerly 18699 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Whaplode and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 2.
COLLIN Cyril Seymour
Private 36890. 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 8/12101 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Henry and Eliza Frances Collin of The Tenters, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Thurlby, enlisted Spading and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 45.
COOK George Richard
Private 26976. 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, formerly 13363 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Mrs Sarah Cook of Holbeach Fen, Lincs. Born Canning Town, Mdx, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2A.
COX Charles Hodson
Private 16596. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 27 years. Son of William Cox of Holbeach, husband of Annie Elizabeth Cox of Barrington Gate, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery.V.D.10.
CROFT Alfred Henry
Private 15651. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th April 1917. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension. IV.B.4.
DAWSON Arthur
possibly Private 15238. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918. Born and enlisted Boston, resident Revesby, Lincs. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 23 and 24.
DEAN Herbert
Lance Corporal 63544. 98th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16th March 1916. Enlisted Bourne and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres. IX.F.7.
DISS Robert
Private 12106. 9th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 7th October 1915, aged 30 years. Born Holbeach, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. 6C.34.S.
DRAGE Walter
Lance Corporal 31158. 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, formerly 24995 South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th May 1918, aged 29 years. Son of Arthur and Rachel Drage of Moulton, husband of Hannah Drage of High Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Moulton and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Niederzwehren Cemetery. X.D.9.
ELMS Thomas William
Private 21642. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th May 1917. Born Holbeach and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. IV.B.15.
EMMITT Harold
Appears to be Harold Emmitt, present Holbeach 1901, born c 1890 at Holbeach and son of Robert and Annie Emmitt. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
FAULKNER Stanley George
Rifleman R/36796. 18th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 18th September 1917. Born Holbeach, Lincs, enlisted Battersea, Surrey and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 115 to 119 and 162 to 163A.
GENT Frank
Private 17976. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
GETHING Sydney Horace
Corporal 102801. 25th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), formerly 24937 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1918. Enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery. II.A.3.
GOODGE Tom
Lance Corporal 12045. 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) Joseph and Rachel Goodge. Born Holbeach, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
GOULDING William
Private 12040. C Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs Tabitha F Wood of Holbeach Bank, Lincs. Born Moulton, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
GREEN Arthur Edwin
Private M2/076460. 332nd Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died Balkans 28th December 1916. Born East Dereham, Nfk, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Lahana Military Cemetery. II.D.1.
HARRADENCE Frank
Able Seaman R/615, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 25th May 1918, aged 28 years. Son of J and E Harradence of Holbeach, husband of Ivy Harradence of High Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No:2. II.C.24.
HARRISON Cyril John Digby
Private 31012. 20th Hussars. Died home 9th March 1916, aged 19 years. Son of John Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Harrison of Holbeach Bank, Lincs. Born, enlisted and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Whaplode Cemetery.
HARROP Ernest
Private 57625. 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918, aged 20 years. Son of J and E Harrop of Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs, enlisted Ealing, London and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy. II.B.14.
HEALEY Leonard
Stoker 1st Class K/14726. HMS ‘Queen Mary’, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Healey of ‘Eley Folly’, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 18.
HILLIAM Felix William
Private G/65948. 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly 30493 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 20 years. Son of William H and Harriet Hilliam of 18 Fish Ponds Lane, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Fleet, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
HOLLINGSWORTH John William
Private 15165. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 29th November 1915, aged 20 years. Son of John and Sarah Hollingsworth of Holbeach St Matthews, Lincs. Born Holbeach Marsh, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach St Matthews, Lincs. Commemorated Azmak Cemetery, Suvla. I.G.7.
HOLMES John William
Private 15230. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Gallipoli 8th January 1916, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) John Richard Holmes and Emily Barnett (formerly Holmes) of 3 Newstead Street, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia. Born Cossal, Northants (as CWGC) or Holbeach (as SDGW), enlisted Spalding, Lincs and resident Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia. Commemorated Pieta Military Cemetery. C.VI.1.
HOPKINS John William
Private 40073. 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 22946 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. XXXVIII.B.17.
HOWARD [John Alfred] Carter

Stoker 2nd Class K/30476, H.M.S. Pembroke II, Royal Navy. Died in Chatham Naval Hospital from cerebro spinal meningitis 6 May 1916. Aged 19. Born 3 August 1896 at Holbeach. Served with H.M.S. Pembroke from 21 January 1916. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Howard of Church Street, Holbeach. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 35½ inches, hair brown, eyes brown, complexion fresh. Before enlisting he was an Apprentice Printer. Son of Herbert Carter, of Church Street, Holbeach. Baptised 6 September 1896 in Holbeach. Buried 10 May 1916 in Holbeach Ccemetery, Lincolnshire. Grave reference 4. "C." 87. FF.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

HOWARD, JOHN ALFRED CARTER, Stoker, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy, s. of Herbert neale Howard of Church Street, Holbeach, by his wife, Lizzie, dau. of John Needham; b. Holbeach, 3 Aug. 1896; educ. Holbeach Boys' School; was a Printer; joined the navy 21 Jan 1916, and died of cerebro-spinal meningitis 6 May following, at Chatha Naval Hospital. Buried in the cemetery, Holbeach; unm.

HOWARD James
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
HOWDEN Sidney
Private 40426. 16th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 4682 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th February 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Richard and Martha Howden of Station Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Leverton, enlisted and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Owl Trench Cemetery, Hebuterne. Row A.
INGLE Herbert
Private 6850, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action during the Battle of Mons 26th october 1914. Born Pitsmoor, Sheffield, enlisted Beverley, resident Holbeach. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31.
KERLEW Arthur
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
KINGSFORD Alfred Ashby
Sergeant 11856. 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 10th August 1915. Born Chepstow, enlisted Newport, Monmouthshire and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 140 to 144.
KISBY Albert
Driver T/306632. 3rd Reserve Horse Transport Depot, Army Service Corps. Died home 30th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of W and G Kisby of 287 Spring Bank West, Hull, Yorks. Born and enlisted Bourne, resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. 6.C.35.T.
LAWTON Fred
Private 16089. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th September 1916, aged 31 years. Son of Mrs A Lawton of Albert Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach Hurn and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. II.B.9.
MASHFORD John Reginald
Private 16649. 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1917, aged 23 years. Son of C H and E E Mashford of ‘Barrington’, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs, enlisted Battersea, Surrey and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 6 and 7.
MAY Harry
Private 41542. D Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 34373 Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14th August 1917, aged 30 years. Son of Charles Ernest and Rebecca Jane May of Holbeach, husband of Jessie May of West End, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, enlisted Bourne and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated New Irish Farm Cemetery. XXVII.B.11.
MEADOWS Martin
Private 26387. 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd April 1917, aged 36 years. Son of Mr and Mrs M Meadows of ‘The Cottage’, Abbott’s Manor, Holbeach, Lincs. Husband of (the late) Lois Annie Meadows. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Willenhall, Staffs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 6.
MIDDLEBROOK Robert
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
MIDDLETON Percy
Gunner 843410. 55th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2nd August 1917, aged 20 years. Son of William and Martha Middleton of Holbeach Bank, Lincs. Born Holbeach and enlisted Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. VII.D.9.
MOUNTAIN George
Private 26613. 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 35 years. Son of Henry and Sarah Mountain of 8 Station Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Mountain of 30 Pennygate, Spalding, Lincs. Born Nottingham, Notts and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 67 and 68.
NEEDHAM Charles
Nedham on memorial. Company Sergeant Major 7212. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th November 1916. Born Reepham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.
NORRIS John Meek
Lance Corporal 8037. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. VI.G.12.
NORTHERN Frederick Herbert
Northen on CWGC. Corporal 36925. 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 11111 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th August 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Northern of Thorpe-by-Water, Rutland. Born Seaton, Rutland, enlisted Spalding, Lincs and resident Uppingham, Rutland, Lincs. Commemorated Brandhoek Military Cemetery. V.E.10.
PALMER Herbert
Private 24868. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 23rd July 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Charles Francis and Sarah Jane Palmer of Fish Pond Lane, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Mansfield, Notts. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 9 and 11.
PENNEY Reginald
Private 76264. 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th May 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Albert Ernest and Phoebe Ann Penney of High Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Brother of Thurbin Penney. Born High Green (no other detail specified), enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Soissons Memorial.
PENNEY Thurbin
Private 12102. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Albert Ernest and Phoebe Ann Penney of High Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Brother of Reginald Penney. Born Holbeach, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Naves Communal Cemetery Extension. III.D.8.
PETCHELL Arthur
Private 8245. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Luke and Elizabeth Ann Petchell of Fen Road, Holbeach, Lincs. Brother of Charles William Petchell. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 8.
PETCHELL Charles William
Private 121650. 6th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 4597 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Luke and Elizabeth Ann Petchell of Fen Road, Holbeach, Lincs. Brother of Arthur Petchell. Born Holbeach Marsh and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 10.
REDDIN John
Private 28652. 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, formerly 9/23301 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1917. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines. I.BB.15.
ROBINSON A
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
ROBINSON Arthur
Private G/10446. 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Son of Mrs J Cave of Foxes Loes, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Hammersmith, London. Commemorated Ste. Emile Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucon. II.D.8.
ROBINSON George Farmer
Private 10851. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Born Holbeach St Marks, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. XIV.H.14.
RUMMING Geoffrey
One Geoffrey Rumming identified only so possibly Geoffrey Charlton Paine Rumming. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, Mentioned in Despatches, Medaille Militaire. Chief Petty Officer F/813, Royal Naval Air Service. HMS ‘President II’. Died 4th November 1917, aged 29 years. Son of William and Mary Nellie of ‘Capenor’, Portishead, Bristol, Gls. Wounded attacking Turkish trenches in armoured car on Gallipoli. Commemorated Calne (Curzon Street) Cemetery. A.3.
SAVAGE Percy
Private 39324. 3/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born Holbeach Bank and enlisted Bourne, Lincs. Commemorated White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres. II.E.31.
SMITH George William
Corporal 201563. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th December 1917. Born Holbeach, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 4.
SMITH John Kirkbride
Private 14756. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd October 1915. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. A.13.31.
SOUTH Harold
Corporal B/202270. 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 2nd December 1918, aged 25 years. Son of David and Rebecca South. Husband of Ethel Maud Caley (formerly South) of Church Walk, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Littleport, Cambs. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. 6U.31.U.
SPEED William
possibly Private 12635. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th November 1915. Born Rawtenstall, Lincs, enlisted Grantham, Lincs and resident Stoke Ferry, Nfk. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. II.D.10.
SPROTBERRY Walter
Driver 140546. 1st Section, 59th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17th June 1918, aged 26 years. Husband of Olive Sprotberry of 22 Queen Street, Louth, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Mansfield, Notts. Commemorated Couin New British Cemetery. G.31.
SQUIRES Albert Ernest
Private 45950. 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Holbeach, enlisted Molland (?) and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
STAFF Joseph Walter
Private S/20889. 14th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action Egypt 6th November 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Mr and Mrs J Staff of 22A Crown Colony, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Perth, Scotland. Commemorated Beersheba War Cemetery. L.44.
STEARN David
Private 235015. 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, formerly 28171 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Holbeach, enlisted Bourne and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Bedford House Cemetery. Enclosure No:4. III.D.5.
STEARN John Senior
Gunner 103709. 133rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16th October 1917, aged 32 years. Son of Senior and Ann Stearn of Holbeach, Lincs. Husband of Sarah Ann Knott (formerly Stearn) of ‘Muskholm’, Spalding Road, Holbeach, Lincs. Employed at J S Daniels and Sons of Spitalfields Market, London. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. I.G.63.
TATTERSALL Thomas Clarkson
Tattershall on memorial. Lance Corporal 156096. 57th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 4332 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1918, aged 22 years. Son of James and Jane Tattersall of Wakefield, Yorks. Born Wakefield, Yorks and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Anneux British Cemetery. II.A.6.
TENNANT Albert
Private 23194.2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 28 years. Son of (the late) Edward Tennant and Mrs W Brightman (formerly Tennant) of Barrington Gate, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.
TIDMAN Edward
possibly Edward Benjamin Tidman. Gunner 13889. 25th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 11th October 1917. Born Acle and enlisted Rossworth (?), Norfolk. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XXI.D.14A.
TRUSS James William
Private 70898. 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), formerly 26954 South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd December 1916, aged 32 years. Son of George and Elizabeth Truss of Moulton, Lincs. Husband of Rose Ellen Truss of Church Street, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Crowland and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Puchevillers British Cemetery. VI.C.15.
WILLIAMSON Richard
Private 36944. 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 9/15071 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th May 1917, aged 20 years. Son of John William and Hannah Williamson of Back Lane, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Pinchbeck, enlisted Spalding and resident Pinchbeck, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.
WRIGHT Robert Capes
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
In whose memory their friends dedicate this
Rood in honour of God incarnate AD 1919.
R.I.P.
Remember before God
these men of Holbeach
who gave their lives in the
War 1939-1945
BAILEY Walter
Aircraftman 1st Class 1229788, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th February 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Walter and Hilda Bailey of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Singapore Memorial. Column 439.
BALDERSON Jack
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
BAYSTON John Charles Eric
Pilot Officer 57074. Royal Air Force. Died 26th June 1945, aged 23 years. Son of Arthur Sydney and Lillian Jessie Bayston of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ottawa Memorial. Panel 4. Column 1.
BELCHAM Cyril Russell
Lance Corporal 14578310. 6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 16th July 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Bertie and Mary Gladys Belcham of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated St Manviuu War Cemetery, Cheux. IV.B.12.
CLEMENTS Alan
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
COOK Walter Henry
Trooper 4806917. 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 7th February 1942, aged 28 years. Son of Walter Herbert and Ida Evelyn Cook, husband of Violet Cook of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. Row BB. Grave 94.
CURTIS Peter Thomas
Flying Officer 422444. Royal Australian Air Force. Died 16th November 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Leonard Marshall and Helen Curtis of Holbeach, Lincs. Pupil Farmer in Australia. Commemorated Sydney Memorial. Panel 5.
EARTH Percy Arthur
Private 4865575. 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 10th December 1943, aged 21 years. Commemorated Minturno War Cemetery. IV.E.13.
ELGER Eric Charles
Lieutenant. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 8th May 1947. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. Grave 134.Z.
ENGLISH Maurice William (Peter)
Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HM Motor Torpedo Boat 665. Died 2nd June 1943, aged 28 years. Son of Maurice William and Dorothy Kate English. Husband of Catherine Margaret English of Colchester, Essex. Commemorated Holbeach Cemetery. Class 3. Grave 20R.
FOSTER John
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
GIBBONS Harold
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
GREEVES Hugh
possibly Derek Hugh Greeves. Captain 257210. Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 30th July 1944. Commemorated Rangoon Memorial. Face 19.
HART Ephraim
Private VX55386. 2/29th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 19th September 1943, aged 38 years. Son of George and Elizabeth Hart of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. A16.G.1.
HERD Ronald Ernest

Sergeant (Pilot) 564710. 144 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29th September 1939, aged 25 years. Son of Albert Ernest and Sarah Elizabeth Herd of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Sage War Cemetery. 5.B.12. There is an Exterior Individual Memorial within churchyard in the form of a tree with a plaque at base of it.


In loving memory of
Sergeant
Ronald E Herd, Royal Air Force,
killed in action
September 29th 1939.
Buried at
Sage War Cemetery,
Oldenburg,
Germany.

JACKSON David
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
LAMBERT Cyril
Fusilier 6982444. 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 7th April 1943, aged 22 years. Son of Alfred and Hannah E Lambert of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Rangoon Memorial. Face 11.
LEWIS Cyril David
Private 4802429. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th September 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Violet May Lewis and Stepson of John William Munton of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Leopoldsburg War Cemetery. V.A.5.
MERRY Aubrey Maxwell Lee
Lieutenant (S), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS ‘Curlew’. Died 26th May 1940, aged 30 years. Son of Robert Lee and Augusta Irene Merry of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 44. Column 1.
NEALE Peter
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
NICHOLLS James Gordon
Private 4389267. 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 30th May 1940, aged 21 years. Son of Arthur William and Mary Jane Nicholls of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Landrecies Communal Cemetery. Row c. Grave 3.
REDDIN Osborne Cyril
Aircraftman 1st Class 1427797, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th December 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Alexander and Sarah Ethel Reddin of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Salerno War Cemetery. II.D.48.
SMITH George
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
THICKPENNY Albert Edward
Trooper 7906041. 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 26th September 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Herbert and Eliza Thickpenny of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Mierlo War Cemetery. VI.B.3.
TINGLE Charles Reginald
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1819840, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 21st January 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Reginald and Ivy May Tingle of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Berlin 1939 – 1945 War Cemetery. 8.H.28.
TURRINGTON Roland
Fusilier 6985959. 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died 5th December 1943, aged 29 years. Son of Mrs L B Richmond of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Sangro River War Cemetery. VIII.C.41.
WARD Leslie
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
WOODHOUSE Donald Charles
Guardsman 2661086. 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 30th April 1945, aged 25 years. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Woodhouse, husband of Greta Woodhouse of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Hamburg Cemetery. 2A.A.14.
WRIGHT Ewart
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1287761, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 20th September 1942. Commemorated Durnbach War Cemetery. 5.K.1.

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