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LACEBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Barry Chambers - Laceby History Group
Researched Martin Edwards

The War Memorial stands in Laceby cemetery.

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF THE VILLAGE
IN MEMORY OF THE LACEBY MEN WHO FELL IN DEFENCE OF THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

AND ALSO IN HONOUR OF THOSE OF THE PARISH WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE WORLD WAR OF 1939-1945

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM





Photographs Copyright © Jenny Chambers 2004





1914-1918
ARNOLD G

George Arnold served as a Private, M2/266539, in the 728th MT Company of the Royal Army Service Corps. He died on 25th February 1918 and is buried at Hitchin Cemetery, Grave NE 572. He was born at Laceby and enlisted at Pontefract.

His death certificate shows that he was a driver in the Army Service Corps and died, age 29 years, from acute double lobar pneumonia in the Military Hospital at Hitchin, Hertfordshire. George was married to Emma and they lived at 16 Jubilee Road, Doncaster where he was a draper’s assistant.

BATES E R
Eustace Robinson Bates served as a Private, 6328, in K Squadron, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel) of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 1st September 1914 age 25 and is buried at the Verberie French National Cemetery, Oise, France. He was born in India and was living at the Duke of York School at the time he enlisted in London. Eustace was the son of Jane Bates of 19 Priestgate, Barton-on-Humber and the late R D Bates.
BESWICK W
It is believed that this is William Clowes Beswick who served as a Private, 1138, in the 10th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1 C. He was born at Croxton and was living at Creswell, Nottinghamshire at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
BOLTON H
No further information currently
BROWN G W
It is believed that this is George Brown, 1104, who served as a Lance Corporal in the 1st/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 14th June 1915 and is buried at the Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave C 9. He was born in Grimsby and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
BURLEY G W
George William Burley served as a Private, 203308, in the 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 24th October 1918 and is buried at the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France, Grave S 11 DD 9. George was born at Laceby and enlisted at Grimsby.
COWLEY G
George Cowley served as a Private, 26934, in the 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment. He died on 6th January 1919 age 34 and is buried in the Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, Grave I B 1. George was the son of Samuel and Sarah Fanny Cowley of Austin Garth, Laceby.
FARMERY F
Fred Farmery served as a Private, 27094, in the 1st Battalion of the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), (formerly 23589, Lincolnshire Regiment), in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 24th October 1916 age 27 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B. Fred was the son of Martha Elizabeth Farmery of Laceby and the late John Farmery. He was born at Stallingborough and enlisted at Grimsby.
FLETCHER A
No further information currently
FOX F C
Frederick Charles Fox served as a Private, SE/14916, with the 18th Veterinary Hospital of the Army Veterinary Corps. He died on 14th June 1918 and is buried in the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave 1423. He was born at Laceby and enlisted at Woolwich.
GRANT W H
William Hanson Grant served as a Private, G/53608, in the 1st/8th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (formerly 37768, Manchester Regiment) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 24th August 1918 and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 8-9. He was born at Riby and enlisted at Grimsby.
HACKFORD A D
Albert Donald Hackford served as a Private, 1583, in the A Company, 5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 5th July 1915 age 18 and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 21. Albert was the son of Mr and Mrs Hackford of Cooper Road, Laceby. He was born at Keelby and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
HINCH T H
It is believed that this is Thomas Hinch who served as a Private, G/15438, in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment with the British Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918 age 23 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 46 and 47. Thomas was the son of John and Elizabeth Hinch of North Kelsey, Lincoln. He enlisted at Grimsby.
HOPKIN A
Arthur Hopkins served as a Private, 202334, in the 1st/5th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 3rd September 1916 age 22 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 2 A C and 2 D. He was born at Keelby, and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
HOUGHTON J
Joseph (Joe) Houghton served as a Private, 202006, in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 3rd April 1917 and is buried in the Templeux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extenson, Somme, France, Grave C 31. He was born at Laceby and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
KENDALL A
Alfred Kendall served as a Company Sergeant Major, 240030, in the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was wounded on 19th October 1918 and died of wounds on 21st October 1918 age 31. He is buried in the Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France, Grave I A 8. Alfred was the son of Samuel and Mary Kendall of Laceby and husband of Anne M Kendall of Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was born at Immingham and was living at New Cleethorpes at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
KING T
Tom King served as a Lance Corporal, 203260, in the 1st/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 12th October 1918 and is buried in the Fresnoy-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France, Grave A 2. Tom was the son of Mrs H King of 21 Ayscough Street, West Marsh, Grimsby. He enlisted at Grimsby.
MAKINS S
Sidney Makins served as a Petty Officer Stoker, K/3372, in the Royal Navy on HMS “Queen Mary”. He died on 31st May 1916 and is commorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Reference 16. HMS Queen Mary blew up with the loss of 1,266 crew and with only 9 survivors during the battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 after receiving direct hits from the German ships Seydlitz and Derfflinger.
NORMINTON L C
Leonard Crossley Norminton served as a Private, 44298, (formerly 22290 Lincolnshire Regiment) in the 12th Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ (North Staffordshire Regiment) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 5th October 1918 age 23 and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 8. Leonard was the son of Joseph and Hannah Norminton, of Gibraltar Lane, Laceby. He was born at Grimsby and was living at Cleethorpes at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.
OLIVER F
No further information currently
OLIVER W S
William Oliver is recorded as “They rest from their labours” on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916. - No further information currently.
OLSEN E C

It is believed that this is Christopher Olsen who served as a Private, 33, in the 10th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1C. He was born in Grimsby and enlisted at Grimsby.

Edgar Christian Olsen is recorded as “They rest from their labours” on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916.

PAWSON H E
Henry Edward Pawson served as a Sergeant, 28242, in the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918 age 20 and was buried at the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France, Grave V1 H 6. Henry was the son of William and Olive Pawson, of Austin Garth, Laceby.
PLASKITT F
Fred Plaskitt, served as a Driver, 1530, in the 1st North Midland Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. He died on 22nd of May 1915 age 29 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery, Grave 293. The Laceby Cemetery book shows that he died at Luton and was buried on 26th May 1915. Fred was the son of John Plaskitt. He was living at Grimsby at the time of his enlistment at Grimsby.
ROLLINSON J R
John Robert Rollinson served as an engineman, 1579ES, on H M Trawler “Clifton”, in the Royal Naval Reserve. He died on 18th Feburary 1917 age 27 and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
SLATTER T C
Thomas C Slatter served as a Corporal, 71695, in the A Battery, 28th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 20th May 1917 age 26 and is buried at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France, Grave I B 16. Thomas was the son of Thomas and Mary Slatter of Grimsby and the husband of Jane Thornton Slatter of The Terrace, Laceby. Tom was born at Grimsby and enlisted at Grimsby.
TWIDALE R W
Roland William Twidale served as a Private, 12659, in the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 28th April 1916 age 20 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery, Grave 317. Roland was the son of William and Emily J Twidale of Laceby, Grimsby. The Laceby Cemetery Book shows that he died at Huddersfield War Hospital and was buried on 2nd May 1915.
WATSON H
Harry Watson served as a Private, 1769, in the 1st Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 15th August 1916 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 3 and 4. He was born at Laceby and enlisted at Grimsby.
WILKIN F
Fred Wilkin served as a Private, 242293, in the 2nd/6th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 11th April 1917 age 40 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 4. He was born at Laceby and enlisted at Grimsby.
WRIGHT G
George Wright is recorded on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916. He was serving in the 10th Lincolns at that time. - No further information currently.
1939-1945
BAINBRIDGE, MC J F
John Frederick Bainbridge, MC, served as a Major, 93784, in the Pioneer Corps in the Leicestershire Regiment. He died on 9th September 1944 age 59 and is buried in the Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, Grave 11 F 9. John was the son of Isaac Sharpley and Marion Bainbridge and the husband of Ethel Kathleen Bainbridge. He was born in Lincolnshire and lived at Kingsfield House, Laceby.
BRANNAM F
Frank Brannam served as a Flight Lieutenant (Instr), 44675, in the Royal Air Force. He died on 23rd May 1942 age 29 and is buried in the Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe, Grave 40. Frank was the son of Bertie and Florence Brannam of Grimsby and husband of Stella Brannam of Grimsby.
BLYTH T
Thomas Ernest Blyth served as a Gunner, 1103197, in the 85 Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He died on 1st January 1943 age 22 on the Burma/Siam Thailand Railway and is buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 8 C 48. Tom was the son of Harold and Janet Blyth of Laceby.
CLAYTON W
Walter Clayton served as a Lance Bombardier, 4340416, 6 Battery, 2 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. He died on 23rd May 1940 age 35 and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France, Column 9. Walter was the husband of Mrs M E Clayton of Laceby.
DAUBNEY D
Dennis Daubney served as a Sapper, 1871052, in the 288 Field Company of the Royal Engineers. He died on 8th January 1945 age 29 and was buried in the Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan, British Section, Grave B A 7. Dennis was the son of Thomas William and Gertrude Daubney of Laceby.
GREGORY W E
Walter Edward Gregory served as an Engineman, LT/X6076ES, on H M Whaler Pol in the Royal Naval Reserve. He died age 34 and is buried in the Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan, Grave 2 D 19. He was the son of Albert and Mary Gregory and husband of Mary Rosina Gregory of Laceby.
JOHNSON R
Robert Edward Johnson served as a Private, 102164, in the Pioneer Corps. He died on 17th June 1940 at sea and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France, Column 152. He died when RMS Lancastria was sunk by German aircraft off St Nazaire, France with a loss of life of 5,200 and only 972 survivors. Robert was the son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Johnson of Cottagers Plot, Laceby and husband of Mrs R Johnson.
LEALAND J
Joseph Lealand served as a Leading Aircraftman, 641243, in the Royal Air Force. He died on 23rd April 1945 and is buried in the Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia, Grave T E 4.
LAURIDSON J
John William Lauridson served as an Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, D/MX 66032, on HMS Mahratta, Royal Navy. He died on 25th February 1944 age 21 when HMS Mahratta, a destroyer, was sunk by an acoustic torpedo from a U-Boat in the Barents Sea, in the Arctic with heavy loss of life. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, Panel 89, Column 1. John was the son of John William and Margaret Phyllis Lauridson of Cottagers Plot, Laceby.
PARKER F
Fred William Parker was a Cabin Boy on the SS Montreal City (Bristol), Merchant Navy. He died on 12 December 1942 age 18 when the SS Montreal City, 3,066 tons, was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic with all hands. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 71. Fred was the son of Percy Hinchliffe and Elisabeth F Parker of Laceby.
ROBINSON W
No further information currently
TUTTY F
Wilson Frederick Tutty served as a Marine, CH/X 3444, on HMS Curacoa. He died age 21 on 2nd October 1942 and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, 65 3. He was the son of Vera Milsom Tutty of Laceby. HMS Curacoa was tragically lost when it was hit by the Queen Mary when rounding Ireland and snapped in two. 338 of the 439 men aboard were lost.
WRIGHT L
Leonard Wright served as a Sergeant Air Gunner, 1591386, in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 5th October 1944 age 19 and is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave 0 64. Len was the son of Harry and Sarah Ann Wright of Laceby.

29 March 2004

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