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HOLBEACH ST MARK'S WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

There memorials within St Luke's Church, Holbeach Hurn and and external memorial on Low Road, Holbeach Hurn. The external memorial takes the form of a small cross mounted on a square pedestal that is in turn mounted on a double plinth with a square base. The inscription is on two sides of the pedestal. There are 15 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. Inside St Luke's church is a brass plaque mounted on a wooden backboard with 12 names of those who fell in World War 1 and also a Roll of Honour in the form of a triangular heaed, wooden board, with hand painted names listed in two-columns of those that served in World War 1. There are 60 names on the Roll of Honour. There are also two plaques to two men who gave their lives in World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

External Memorial – Front Face

To the glory of God and in memory of the men from
this hamlet who gave their lives for their country in the Great War.
1914 – 1919.

ANDREW

Thomas

Private 3/16554. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th July 1916. Born and enlisted Holbeach, resident Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Commemorated Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. XVII.L.16.

BOWMAN

John James

Private 23130. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

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 Amzak Cemetery, Suvla. I.D.5.

CUNNINGTON

Arthur

Private 16570. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th August 1918. Husband of S.A Cunnington of Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Holbeach Hurn (St Luke) Churchyard.

CUTHBERT

James

Private 16208. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 29th September 1919. Son of John James and Ellen Cuthbert of Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Commemorated Holbeach Hurn (St Luke) Churchyard.

ELLMORE

George

Elmore on memorial. Private 43694. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 39 and 41.

ENGLISH

Arthur

Signal Boy J/30322. HMS ‘Indefatigable’, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916, aged 17 years. Son of John William and Emma English of Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. 13.

GREEN

Arthur Edwin

Private M2/076460. 332nd Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died Balkans 28th December 1916. Born East Dereham, Norfolk, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Lahana Military Cemetery. II.D.1.

GREEN

I

Private on memorial, not entered Roll of Honour or interior memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

MEATHERINGHAM

C

No C Meatheringham identified. Private on memorial, Lincs Regt on Roll of Honour and C.A Meatheringham on interior memorial. possibly George Alfred Meatheringham. Private 15981. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st December 1915, aged 18 years. Son of C Meatheringham of Gedney Dyke, Lincs. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Gedney (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

PEARSON

E W

No E.W Pearson identified. Private on memorial, Lincs Regt on Roll of Honour. possibly Ernest Pearson. Private 235265. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, attached 37th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 7th March 1918, aged 34 years. Husband of May Shipp (formerly Pearson) of 29 Fellowes Road, Old Fletton, Hunts. Born and enlisted Peterborough, Northants, resident Old Fletton, Hunts. Commemorated The Huts Cemetery. XV.B.12.

PRESTWOOD

Lionel Bertie

Private 15302. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd July 1916, aged 24 years. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Anne Prestwood of 55 Granville Street, Boston, Lincs. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe. I.B.19.

SEYMOUR

Charles

Private 21756. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th November 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs W Seymour of Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Born Holbeach Marsh, Lincs, enlisted Peterborough, Northants and resident Holbeach Hurn, Lincs. Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery, Meulte. II.C.34.

STANCER

Charles Henry

Private 15607. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th July 1916, aged 25 years. Son of James Stancer of Race Ground, Spalding, Lincs. Born Manchester, Lancs, enlisted Holbeach and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery. IV.H.11.

WAGSTAFF

Richard Bertram

Private 20407. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th December 1916. Born Bedford, Beds, enlisted Holbeach, Lincs and resident Sandy, Beds. Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. IV.D.9.

Not once or twice in our rough island story the path of duty was the way to glory.

External Memorial – Right Face

BUSLEY

Frank

Private 42520. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly 3/61474 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Born Whaplode, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Preux-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery. A.41.

HOWARD

G

Private on memorial, Army Service Corps on Roll of Honour. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

ROBINSON

George Farmer

Private 10651. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Born Holbeach St Mark, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. XIV.H.14.

STAINES

Thomas William

Private 10850. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas and Jane Staines of 19 Lime Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Gedney Drove End, enlisted Spalding and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

THICKPENNY

E E

Private on memorial and Staffordshire Regiment [North or South Staffs Regiment unspecified] on Roll of Honour. Appears to be Ernest Thickpenny, born Holbeach Hurn c 1898, the son of John and Dina Thickpenny but unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

Church of St Luke (Internal Memorials).

In grateful memory of those from this village who
lost their lives in the Great European War of
1914 – 1918.

ANDREW

T

See external memorial.

BOWMAN

J J

See external memorial.

CUNNINGTON

A

See external memorial.

CUTHBERT

J

See external memorial.

ENGLISH

A

See external memorial.

GREEN

A E

See external memorial.

MEATHERINGHAM

C A

See external memorial.

PEARSON

E

See external memorial.

PRESTWOOD

B

See external memorial.

SEYMOUR

C

See external memorial.

STANCER

C

See external memorial.

WAGSTAFF

R H

See external memorial.

R.I.P

 

 

This tablet was erected in honour of those from this village
who served in the Great European War of 1914.

ALDRED

S D

Artists Rifles (London Regiment).

ANDREW

T

Lincolnshire Regiment.

BIGGS

W

Staffordshire Regiment.

BOWMAN

J

Lincolnshire Regiment.

BRUMBLE

C

Royal Field Artillery.

CLARKE

H

Lincolnshire Regiment.

COOKE

G

Royal Field Artillery.

CUNNINGTON

A

Lincolnshire Regiment.

CUNNINGTON

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

CUTHBERT

J

Lincolnshire Regiment.

DREWERY

G

Lincolnshire Regiment.

DREWEY

J

Lincolnshire Regiment.

ELMS

T

Lincolnshire Regiment.

ENGLISH

A

Royal Navy. HMS ‘Indefatigable’.

GREEN

A E

Motor Transport.

GREENFIELD

H

Leicestershire Regiment.

GREGORY

A E

Army Service Corps.

GREGORY

C S

Tank Corps.

HAYES

A

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HAYES

Alf

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HICKSON

G

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HOUGHTON

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HOWARD

G

Army Service Corps.

HOWARD

J

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HOWARD

S

Army Veterinary Corps.

HOYLES

A

Lincolnshire Regiment.

HUNT

J

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

ISSETT

H

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

LAWTON

G

Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

LAWTON

J

Royal Engineers.

MARRIOTT

A

Lincolnshire Regiment.

MARRIOTT

P

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

MATSON

J

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

MEATHERINGHAM

C

Lincolnshire Regiment.

NEAVE

E R

Lincolnshire Regiment.

PEARSON

E

Lincolnshire Regiment.

PEDLEY

A

Army Service Corps.

PILTON

H

Lincolnshire Regiment.

PRESTWOOD

B

Lincolnshire Regiment.

PRIESTLEY

J

Lincolnshire Regiment.

RAYNER

W

Royal Field Artillery.

ROWER

T

Durham Light Infantry.

SENIOR

W

Yeomanry Home Service.

SEYMOUR

C

Lincolnshire Regiment.

SEYMOUR

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

STANCER

C

Lincolnshire Regiment.

TAYLOR

G

Lincolnshire Regiment.

TEMPLEMAN

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

THICKPENNY

E

Staffordshire Regiment.

THOMPSON

G

Grenadier Guards.

THURSTON

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

TWELL

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

TYSOE

C

East Yorkshire Regiment.

WAGSTAFF

R H

Bedfordshire Regiment.

WALTON

G

1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WHITE

C

Farrier, Machine Gun Corps.

WHITE

W

Lincolnshire Regiment.

WILSON

T

Royal Engineers.

 

Individual Memorial Windows in St Luke's Church - World War 2.

WORTH

Peter Alaric

To the glory of God and in memory of Peter Alaric Worth, Royal Air Force, killed in air combat 2nd August 1942, aged 19 years.

Pilot Officer 120644, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 2nd August 1942, aged 19 years. Son of Lawrence and Lynda Worth of Penny Hill, Lincs. Commemorated El Alamein War Cemetery. XXIII.E.14.

WORTH

Thomas Hovenden

To the glory of God and in memory of Thomas Hovenden Worth, Royal Air Force, who gave his life in the World War August 1941.

Flying Officer 74973, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 25 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 7th August 1941, aged 37 years. Husband of Ursula J Worth of Woolhampton, Berks (M.A [Cantab]). Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 30.

Last updated 22 October, 2008

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