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KIRTON IN LINDSEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007
additional research Peter Bradshaw

The war village memorial is to be found on the village green at the junction of Northcliff Road and King Edward Street, Kirton in Lindsey. It takes the form of a plain obelisk mounted on a square plinth with a three stepped base. The memorial was first unveiled on 26th September 1920. There are 38 names for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

FOR GOD
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
KIRTON IN LINDSEY
WHO DIED IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

ANNAKIN

Isaac

Private G/19406. 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment (Queens Own), formerly 82774 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1918. Born North Wheatley and enlisted Retford, Notts. Commemorated CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, Villers-Bretonneux. X.E.10.

ATTER

John

No further information currently

ATKINSON

George William

Private 25246. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Redbourne and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

BETTS

John [William]

Second Lieutenant, 2bnd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 23 and 24.

"Epworth Bells" article 15th May 1915

Lieut. Betts Killed in Action. Had been a police constable at Owston Ferry. Had been a reservist in the Norfolks. See Owston Ferry Memorial

BEVERLEY

William Ernest

Private 121836. 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 38790 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th April 1918, aged 27 years. Son of George Edward and Elizabeth Beverley of Messingham, husband of Ada Beverley of Queen Street, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. P.XI.M.12B.

BIRKETT

Harry Tomlinson

Private 1358. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 24 years. Son of John Nicholson and Emma Birkett of North Cliff House, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Retford, Notts, enlisted Lincoln and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

BLISSITT

Albert Samuel

L/Corporal L/5187. 16th (The Queens) Lancers. Died 23rd March 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Mr and Mrs G Blissitt of King Edward Street, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION. 3.D.14.

BLISSITT

Charles E

Private 34361. 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of George and Mary A Blissitt of King Edward Street, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. IV.A.28.

BLISSITT

George Henry

Private 28330. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1917. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated BROWNS COPSE CEMETERY, Roeux. IV.A.49.

BLISSITT

John S

Private 5592. 2/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died at home 26th April 1916. Born Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated DEANS GRANGE CEMETERY. SW.T1.85.

BROADGATE

Ernest Theodore

Private 1359. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 23 years. Son of (the late) Joseph Palfreyman and Lydia Marion Broadgate of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Colemans Hatch, Sussex. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face. 1C.

BROWN

Arthur

Private 40010. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th November 1916, aged 33 years. Husband of Kate Brown of Gainsborough, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey and enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. II.A.15A.

CLAYTON

William

Private 2409. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd September 1915. Enlisted Gainsborough, resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. III.B.23A.

EATO

Walter John

Private 58235. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 28579 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Born Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs and enlisted York, Yorks. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 56.

ELSOM

Edmund Ernest Waldrow

[ELSAM on memorial.] Private 9196. H Coy, 2nd battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915, aged 25 years. Brother of Harold Elsom. Born Nettleham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

FLEAR

Frederick

Private 50297. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918, aged 22 years. Son of John Flear of Town Hall Passage, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Blyborough, enlisted Brigg and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL). III.E.16.

FRENCH

Charles T W

Private 52855. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). Killed in action 3rd May 1918. Born Manton, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

GARBUTT

Cornelius

Pioneer 283440. 332nd Road Construction Coy, Royal Engineers, formerly T/276715 Rly Troops Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 29th November 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas Fox and Polly Garbutt of North Cliff Road, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs, enlisted Bradford, Yorks and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. IX.A.10.

GILLIATT

Henry Fieldsend

Private 75636. Derbyshire Yeomanry, attached No: 2 Line of Communication Reception Camp. Died 31st October 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Tom and Maria Gilliatt of Dunstan Cottage, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Enlisted Derby, Derbyshire and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated JANVAL CEMETERY, Dieppe. I.R.6.

HOLLOME

Harold George

Gunner (Wheeler) 119075. 174th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 14th October 1916, aged 35 years. Native of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs and resident Pudsey, Yorks. Commemorated BERLES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. L.3.

HOLMES

William

Private 13466. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Winterton, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

HOLT

Christopher

Private 14514. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd May 1915. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated SPOILBANK CEMETERY. I.D.13.

HUNT

Jeremiah

L/Corporal 42351. 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 26th June 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Jeremiah and Emma Hunt of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY. VI.B.7.

HUNT

John

Private 1442. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Kirton in Lindsey and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

JEFFREY

John 'Jack' Arthur

Private 639597, 38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 16th March 1918. Aged 18. Born 1st May 1897 in Lincoln. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Jeffrey, of 6, High St., Kirton, Lindsey. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 14th February 1916 at Kemptoille, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Church of England. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4808 - 38

JOLLANS

Sydney

Distinguished Conduct Medal. L/Corporal 8538. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915, aged 22 years. Son of William and Sarah Jollans of Old Court House, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Hogsthorpe, enlisted Lincoln and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

LAWMAN

Arthur Percival

Private 13/577. 13th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 17th July 1916. Born Gainsborough, Lincs and enlisted Barnsley, Yorks. Commemorated RUE-DU-BACQUEROT No: 1 MILITARY CEMETERY, Laventie. II.J.25.

MARSH

Frank

Private 13554. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 14th September 1915 at Gallipoli. Son of George and Julia Marsh of Kirton in Lindsey, husband of Lily Leaning (formerly Marsh) of 36 Henry Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY. B.XI.6.

MAY

Arthur

Possibly Horace Arthur May. Private 202763. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th June 1917. Born Hornsey and enlisted Poplar, Middlesex. Unable to identify commemoration on CWGC.

MIMMACK

George

Private 75130. 137th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5th July 1919, aged 24 years. Son of Joe and Mary Ann Mimmack of Sunny Hill, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated KIRTON IN LINDSEY (St Andrew) CHURCHYARD.

PARR

Dick

No further information currently.

PECK

John William

Private 10407. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 21 years. Son of Henry and Sarah Peck of Endell House, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Blyborough, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 and 46.

PICKSLEY

John

Private 3618. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Joseph and Ada Picksley of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

RANDS

Charles

Private 202228. A Coy, 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). Killed in action 3rd September 1916, aged 31 years. Son of Mr and Mrs D Rands of Dunstan Hill, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Ashby, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 2A, 2C and 2D.

SIMPSON

Herbert

Private 13555. D Coy, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915, aged 25 years. Son of (the late) George and Betsy Simpson of West Cross Street, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born Grayingham, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

SPENCER

Harry

Cannot positively identify on CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

TAYLOR

Arthur

Private 41561. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 34379 Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

WATTAM

Harry

Cannot positively identify. Possibly Driver 82960. No: 1 Depot, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22nd December 1918. Commemorated BROUGHTON CHURCH CEMETERY, Lincs. Spec Mem.

This monument was erected by public subscription September 26th 1920.
1939-1945

BROCKLESBY

Eric S

Private 3965934. Welch Regiment. Died 8th February 1940. Son of John William and Selina Charlotte Brocklesby. Commemorated KIRTON IN LINDSET (St Andrew) CHURCHYARD.

BULLIVENT

Frank

Private 4806491. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd March 1943, aged 22 years. Son of George and Charlotte Alice Bullivent of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY. 2.E.3.

HEADLAND

Frank

Private S/147864. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 17th June 1940, aged 26 years. Son of Robert and Lucy Headland, husband of Annie Headland of Firsby, Lincs. Commemorated NOIRMOUTER-EN-L’ILE (L’HERBAUDIERE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Row A. Grave 10.

LEEKE

Ronald William

Leading Signalman P/JX154364. HM Submarine ‘Urge’, Royal Navy. Died 6th May 1942, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas William and Ada Dorothy Leeke of Scotter, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 66. Column 2.

PRECIOUS

Walter James

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1533160. 2740 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment, Royal Air Force VR. Died 19th July 1942, aged 20 years. Son of Charles William and Caroline Precious. Commemorated KIRTON IN LINDSEY BURIAL GROUND. Block A. Grave 198.

ROOK

Walter Ernest

Private 4804017, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7th April 1944. Aged 25. Son of William and Mary Ann Rook, of Kirton Lindsey, Lincolnshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 11. Row K. Collective grave 1-17.

WALKER

Harold George

Sapper 14579023. 954th Railway Operating Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 8th August 1945, aged 28 years. Son of Roland and Emily Wright of Kirton in Lindsey, husband of Miriam Wright of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated KIRTON IN LINDSEY BURIAL GROUND. Block A. Grave 206.

WRIGHT

James Richard

Leading Aircraftman 1602253. Royal Air Force VR. Died 26th June 1943, aged 19 years. Son of Mr J.F and Lillian Wright of Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated MEDICINE HAT (HILLSIDE) CEMETERY. Lot 7. Block 139D. Sec 6.

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