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HOLBEACH ST JOHN'S WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2002
additional information Ernie Rusdale

The memorial stands in a small, fenced enclosure at a bend in the villageís main road (B1168). It takes the form of a two-stepped stone base on which is mounted a double plinth with tapering pedestal and an obelisk. The inscription can be found on three sides of the plinth in gold lettering. There are 16 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2.

1914-1918.

ALEXANDER

Arthur

16184 Pte, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25-6-16, age 21. Son of Charles Alexander, Holbeach Drove. Heily Station Cemetery, Somme, France. Also listed Gedney Hill, Lincs.

BRADFORD

Walter

14871 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2-3-16, age 21. Son of John & Jane Bradford, Holbeach St Johnís. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

BRADLEY

Ernest Frederick

436065 Pte, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-6-17, age 20. Son of John Stephen & C A Bradley, Granges Gate, Whaplode Fen, Holbeach. Croiselles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CARTWRIGHT

Jabez

14428 Pte, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-10-17. Living Holbeach Drove. Adopted son of Mrs M A Smith, 19 Blinco Rd, Peterborough. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

COOK

John

Private, 42955, 2/7th Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21-03-18. Born Gedney Marsh, enlisted Bourne, resident Holbeach. Pozieres Memorial, Panels 64/67.

COUPLAND

George

30932 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17. Born Holbeach Fen, living Coldham, Cambs. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

DENTON

John (William)

42252 Pte, 10th West Yorkshire Regiment. 31-3-18, age 26. Son of Mr & Mrs J T Denton, Sycamore House, Holbeach St Johnís; husband of Mary Denton, Fleet Hargate. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GENT

Frank

17976 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2-3-16. Born & enlisted Holbeach. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

JOHNSON

Albert

9126 L/Sgt, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13-10-15, age 31. Son of Timothy & Alice Johnson, Gedney Hill; husband of Bertha Johnson. Born Holbeach, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

PEACH

Fred

9543 Pte, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2-11-17, age 20. Son of George & Mahalah Peach, Holbeach St Johnís. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Brother of William, below.

PEACH

William

13881 Pte, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-6-15, age 20. Son of George & Mahalah Peach, Holbeach St Johnís. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. Brother of Fred, above.

ROSE

Ernest Henry

(Ernest Edwin in CWGC register) 1st Kingís Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 10-4-17, age 20. Son of Mrs E Rose, Dun Horse Inn, Moulton Chapel. St Nicholas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

SANDERS

Harry

[Cpl.] Private, 201818, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28-04-17. Born and resident Holbeach St. John, enlisted Holbeach. Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Grave Sp. Mem. C.19.

SLATOR

Ambrose

K/57269 Stoker 2nd Class, HMS Contest, Royal Navy. 18-9-17. Son of George Slator, Holbeach St Johnís. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
TAYLOR

Harry

241353 Pte, 5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11-4-17, age 21. Son of ex-Pc William Henry Taylor & Mary Ann Taylor, Sutton St James. Born Sutton St James, enlisted Holbeach, living Wisbech. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed Sutton St James, Lincs.

1939-45

CURTIS

Colin

107980 Pilot Officer, 101 Squadron RAF. 20-1-42, age 24. Son of the Rev Harold Eaton Curits & Lilian Estella Curtis, Wyberton, Lincs. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

SMITH

George

No information currently.

WHITESIDE

(Carrol) Eugene

1770691 Gnr, 7 Coast Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 30-5-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Son of Cecil Frank Dunbar Whiteside & Dorothy Angela Whiteside, Holbeach. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Last updated 22 October, 2008

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