Lest We Forget
4 IRBY BOYS
RICHARD DYAS, ROBERT PLASKITT,
GEORGE AND ROBERT LUSBY,
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919.
ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF IRBY.”
Memorial Cross – 1914-1919
Richard Dyas served as a Private, 47915, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 9th Battalion in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 10th November, 1917, age 29 and is buried at the Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave XX C 24. He was the son of William and Mary Ann Dyas, of Irby-on-Humber, Grimsby. Richard enlisted at Grimsby, living at that time at Irby. There is a book rest in Irby Church in his memory.
Robert James Plaskitt served as a Private, G/17290, in the Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Battalion, as part of the British Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action on 25th September 1917 and is buried at the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave V111.K.8. Robert enlisted at Grimsby.
George Ernest Lusby served as a Private, 9702, in the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 21st September 1915, age 22, and is buried at the Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I E 11. He was the son of David and Lucy Lusby, of Irby, Grimsby. George was born at Riby and enlisted at Grimsby.
Robert’s actual name appears to have been Walter Lusby and he served as a Private in the South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd/5th Battalion, in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 28th September 1917, age 23, and is buried at the Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V11.A.34. He was the son of David and Lucy Lusby of Irby, Grimsby and was born at Riby. Robert enlisted at Scunthorpe, living at that time at Kirton-in-Lindsey.
13 March 2004