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KIRTON HOLME WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The Kirton Holme war memorial is to be found within Christ Church parish church, Kirton Holme but orginally hung in in the Mission Church, Kirton Holme until it was moved in 1964. It takes the form of a brass plaque with a small wooden cross at the top. It lists 22 men for World War 1 and 1 for World War 2. It was re-dedicated by the Bishop of Lincoln 15th July 1964 when it was moved. The manufacturers were Messrs. Beckwith & Adams.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

ERECTED IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF HUBBERTS BRIDGE AND KIRTON HOLME
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

BROWN

Horace

Private 260073. 2/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 203626 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Brown of Kirton Holme, Lincs. Born Kirton Holme, enlisted Spalding and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7 and 8.

BURRELL

Joseph

Private 43080. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul. Sp Mem A13.

BUSH

George Edward

Private 13585. 10th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds 19th July 1916. Born Hubberts Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Bradford, Yorks and resident Hubberts Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe. II.B.54.

CHESMAN

John Curtis

Rifleman R/20066. 16th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 23rd April 1917. Born Kirton Holme, enlisted Lincoln and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.

CHESMAN

S

Forename unknown. Private CH/2089(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry. Royal Marine Depot (Deal). Died 1st April 1917, aged 19 years. Son of David and Mary Ann Chesman of Kirton Holme, Lincs. Commemorated Deal Cemetery. Grave 2.1266.

CREASEY

Arthur

Private 9128. 38th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 19017 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 3rd November 1918. Born Timberland Fen and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Timberland (St Andrew) Churchyard.

FROST

John William

Private 14888, 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died from a combination from a shell wound to the head received on active service (14 months) and meningitis (14 days), he was dischraged as disabled on 27th July 1916 and died in his home at Brothertoft 25th August 1916. Born circa 1896 Kirton (which unspecified) and the son of John William and Mary Jane Frost. Present Middle Fen, Kirton (in Holland), Lincs in 1901. He also appears on the memorial at Brothertoft, where he lived.

GOOR

John Thomas

Private 202298. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 13th October 1918. Born Kirton End and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension. II.B.1.

GULSON

Frank

Private 14293. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Born Leverton, enlisted Boston and resident Kirton (which unspecified), Lincs. Commemorated Bois-De-Noulette British Cemetery, Aix-Noulette. II.A.10.

HARDY

Thomas W

Military Medal. Private 1274. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th April 1917. Born Kirton (which unspecified) and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Le Cateau Military Cemetery. I.B.21.

MARTIN

Alfred L

Private 6937. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th November 1914. Son of Rebecca Martin of 16 William Street, Boston, Lincs. Born Swineshead, enlisted Lincoln and resident Kirton Holme, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

MARTIN

W

possibly Walter Martin. Gunner 1388. 1st North Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Frank and Violet Martin of ‘Devon Villa’, Sleaford Road, Boston, Lincs. Born and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 3.

PARKER

T

possibly Thomas Cyril Parker. Private 30977. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th April 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and Alice Parker of Frithville, Lincs. Born Frithville, enlisted Boston and resident Frithville, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

PATCHETT

William

Private 1428. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Mrs Hardy of Kirton Holme, husband of Elizabeth Patchett of Fenhouses, Swineshead, Lincs. Born Kirton Holme and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Wancourt British Cemetery. Sp Mem 35.

PEACH

J

Appears to be Joseph Peach, born c 1871 Kirton (which unspecified) and the son of Joseph and Harriet Peach. Present Kirton End, Lincs in 1901 but unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

TOPHAM

J

possibly J Topham (forename unknown). Gunner 157030. 1206th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26th November 1918, aged 24 years. Husband of Olive Topham of Bratoft, Lincs. Commemorated Bratoft (St Peter and St Paul) Churchyard.

TRAVES

George Arnold

Private 14893. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 20th February 1915, aged 17 years. Born Sydney, Australia and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Frampton (St Mary and St Michael) Churchyard.

WALTHAM

Arthur

Private 14296. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th June 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Alfred and Maria Waltham of ‘Kenwood’, Spilsby Road, Boston, Lincs. Brother of Ernest Waltham. Born Kirton Holme and enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

WALTHAM

Ernest

Private 1271. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Alfred and Maria Waltham of ‘Kenwood’, Spilsby Road, Boston, Lincs. Brother of Arthur Waltham. Enlisted Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Roeux British Cemetery. Sp Mem H.3.

WHITE

George Ernest

Private 201404. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) George and Rosetta White of Kirton Holme, Lincs. Brother of Harry White. Born Swineshead, enlisted Sleaford and resident Kirton Holme, Lincs. Commemorated Roeux British Cemetery. D.12.

WHITE

Harry

Lance Sergeant 201385. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th March 1918, aged 25 years. Son of (the late) George and Rosetta White of Kirton Holme, Lincs. Brother of George Ernest White. Born Swineshead, enlisted Sleaford and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery. III.D.1.

WILKINSON

W

possibly William Henry Wilkinson. Private 4535. 2/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th February 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Peter and Harriet Wilkinson of Langrick, Lincs. Born Quarrington, enlisted and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Courcelles-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery Extension. E.9.

"Their names liveth for evermore"
1939-1945

TOMLINSON

F

Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

Last updated 9 November, 2009

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