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HOLBEACH ST MARK'S WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands at the side of the rod next to the churchyard and takes the form of a stone obelisk mounted on a concrete base standing in a triangular concreted area; the inscription is at the base of the memorial. There are 35 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

1914 – 1918.
To the glory of God and in memory of the men of this parish who fell in the Great War.

BATTERBEE

Robert William

Private PLY/17821. 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 26th April 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Robert William and Harriet Jane Batterbee of Park Farm, Thorney, Cambs. Brother of Walter Henry Batterbee. Born West Winch, Norfolk. Commemorated Ste Catherine British Cemetery. B.2.

BATTERBEE

Walter Henry

Private PLY/17568. 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 13th November 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Robert William and Harriet Jane Batterbee of 5 Council Houses, Thorney, Cambs. Brother of Robert William Batterbee. Commemorated Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel. I.E.40.

BOWDE

Alfred Frederick

No Alfred Frederick Bowde identified. possibly Alfred Bowd. Sergeant 19642. 421st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31st October 1917, aged 30 years. Born Holloway, Mdx and enlisted London. Commemorated Gaza War Cemetery. XXIV.G.10.

COLBY

Harry

No Harry Colby identified. possibly Henry Edward Colby. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd March 1918. Born Terrington, Norfolk and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. X.E.11.

EBBEDGE

Reginald

No Reginald Ebbedge identified. possibly Reginald James Ebbage. Private 12039. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916. Born Eaton, Norfolk, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

FAULKNER

John Leslie

Private 27136. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, formerly 23298 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1916, aged 19 years. Son of John and Ann Faulkner of Middle Marsh Farm, Holbeach, Lincs. Born Holbeach Marsh and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D.

FAWCETT

George Henry

Private 62516. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th October 1918. Born Firsbury, Lincs (Firsby?), and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery. Kruiseeke German Cemetery. Mem1.

FENSOM

James Frederick

Private 36961. 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 1964 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Fensom. Born Holbeach Marsh, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 11D.

FULLER

William

Private 12390. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th April 1916. Born Holbeach, enlisted Boston and resident Sutterton, Lincs. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Extension (Nord). II.D.154.

GARNER

Matthew

possibly Matthew Sutton Garner. Private 13683. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born Whittlesey, Cambs, enlisted Holbeach, Lincs and resident Whittlesey, Cambs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

GEE

George

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

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.

HOUGHTON

Jack

No Jack Houghton identified. possibly John William Houghton. Private 19323. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916, aged 36 years. Son of Charles and Eliza Houghton of Quadring, Lincs. Born Donington, enlisted Holbeach and resident Donington, Lincs. Commemorated Gordon Dump. Ovillers-La-Boisselle. VII.D.9.

KEMP

George

Private 51316. 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15th May 1918. Born Huckfield, Norfolk, enlisted Bourne and resident Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery. VIII.C.10.

KNIGHT

Richard

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

LANE

George Albert

Gunner 83565. 32nd Battery, 6th ‘A’ Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2nd April 1915, aged 17 years. Son of John James and F Lane of Fosdyke, Lincs. Commemorated Glasgow Western Necropolis. H.1444D.

LANGFORD

Dan

No Dan Langford identified, possibly ‘nickname’ of Herbert Langford. Private 26942. 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, formerly 23002 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916, aged 29 years. Son of Mrs Sarah Rebecca Langford of Little London, Spalding, Lincs. Born Little London, enlisted Lincoln and resident Little London, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2A.

LARRINGTON

Alfred

Private 42462. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 23 years. Son of John Robert and Annie Larrington of Marsh Farm, Wolverton, Norfolk. Born Holbeach Marsh and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated High Tree Cemetery, Montbrehain. A.39.

LAWRENCE

Frederick William

Private 15975. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Born and enlisted Holbeach, resident Holbeach St Marks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

MARRIOTT

Robert

possibly Private 203322. 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), formerly 15107 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Son of Thomas and Annie Marriott of Cowbit, Lincs. Born Swineshead, enlisted Borne and resident Swineshead, Lincs. Commemorated Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain. I.A.1.

NICHOLLS

Arthur

Gunner 285682. 142nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 7th January 1918. Born Swineshead, enlisted Spalding and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. IX.B.24.

PIGGOTT

Anthony

Private 6079. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917, aged 43 years. Son of Mrs Hannah Piggott of Star Cross, Holbeach, Lincs. Brother of Herbert Piggott. Born Long Sutton and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

PIGGOTT

Herbert

Private 241720. D Company, 2/5th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 3td May 1917, aged 24 years. Son of William and Hannah Piggott of Star Cross, Holbeach, Lincs. Brother of Anthony Piggott. Born Holbeach, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 6.

REDDING

Jack

No Jack Redding identified. possibly John Reddin. Private 28652. 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, formerly 9/23301 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1917, aged 20 years. Son of John William and Hannah Reddin of Back Lane, Holbeach, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines. I.B.B.15.

RINGWOOD

John

Private 19087. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

RINGWOOD

William

Private 43025. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917, aged 19 years. Son of J.M and A.E Ringwood of Desert Farm, Holbeach, Lincs. Enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Wancourt British Cemetery. VII.B.23.

ROWSON

Harry

Private 7504. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914, aged 29 years. Brother of Mr F Rowson of Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Born East Kirkby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

SCOTT

George Henry

Private 118132. 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died home 8th July 1918, aged 20 years. Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Scott of Lutton, Lincs. Born Lutton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Lutton, Lincs. Commemorated Lutton Cemetery.

SHARMAN

James

Lance Corporal 200873. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 3.

SMITH

James William

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

SMITH

John Thomas

possibly Private 8418. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1914. Born Little Steeping, enlisted Holbeach, Lincs and resident Downham Market, Norfolk. Commemorated La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.

THOMSON

James

possibly Private 10937. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1915. Born Bradford, Yorks, enlisted Spalding, Lincs and resident Bradford, Yorks. Commemorated Menin Road South Military Cemetery. III.C.15.

TIDMAN

Edward

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

WICKS

Francis Herbert

Private 28203. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Charles Henry and Georgina Wicks of Holbeach St Marks, Lincs. Born Holbeach St Marks, enlisted Bourne and resident Holbeach St Marks, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

WYATT

David

Private 241477. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 6th May 1918,aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs M Wyatt of Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Born Spalding Marsh and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. IX.B.50.

1939-1945

BARNETT

Kenneth Gordon

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1624095, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 625 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st July 1944, aged 20 years. Son of John Thomas and Elizabeth Barnett of Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Genouilly Communal Cemetery. South Row. Coll Grave 35.

FENSON

Raymond Frederick

Private 14782455. 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 2nd April 1945, aged 18 years. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. 43.H.15.

HYDE

Horace Thomas French

Lance Corporal 480598. 2nd Battalion (Hertfordshire Regt), Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 21st July 1944, aged 27 years. Son of George and Irene Ruth Hyde of Holbeach Bank, husband of Annie Elizabeth Hyde of Holbeach St Marks, Lincs. Commemorated Arezzo War cemetery. VI.C.7.

SIMPSON

John

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently

WYATT

Cyril

Private 4921140. 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 11th July 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs L Wyatt of Holbeach St Matthew, Lincs. Commemorated Digboi War Cemetery. 4.L.2.

Last updated 22 October, 2008

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