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LEADENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The village war memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Swithin's Church on the A607 running through Leadenham. It takes the form of a two stepped base surmounted by octagonal plinth, tapering shaft lantern cross and plain latin cross with an inscription on tablets placed on the sides of the plinth. There is also a figure of a knight depicted in the 6 o’clock face of the lantern; figure of St George depicted in the 9 o’clock face; the tree of knowledge is depicted in the 12 o’clock face; figure of a pilgrim is depicted in the 3 o’clock face. Stone tablets have been placed on the sides of the memorial containing the inscriptions as the original had become badly weathered. There are 12 names for World ar 1 and 2 for World War 2. The original memorial was unveiled by Major General Sir A R Hoskins on 4th December 1920. There is also a Roll of Honour mounted on the church wall in the form of an illuminated roll of honour, framed and glazed. Illustration of two laurel wreathes in the top corners with script in black lettering with red initials and an elaborate design for letters at the start of sentences and in the title; the names are in four columns with the frame being a stone surround.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LEADENHAM
WHO SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED
HEREON DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY BUT
ALL DID THEIR DUTY AND THEIR NAMES
ARE ENTERED IN THE CHURCH

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

BELL

G

Not on Roll of Honour and unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

BELL

M

Not on Roll of Honour and unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

BLOOMFIELD

W

Roll of Honour states Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. SDGW has William Bloomfield. Private 4085. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th April 1916. Born Yaxley, Suffolk and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. CWGC has no trace and commemoration unknown.

CLARKE

George William

Private 46644. 141st Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 18922 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd December 1917. Son of Mr W Clarke of High Street, Leadenham, Lincs. Born Leadenham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, Flesquires. II.A.31.

CLARKE

Joseph

Private 40379. 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, formerly 25154 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1916, aged 19 years. Son of William and Harriet Jane Clarke of High Street, Leadenham, Lincs. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Dorrington, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 5A and 6C.

EDWARDS

Arthur

Private 44092. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 15th May 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Edward and Sarah Edwards of Albion House, Leadenham, Lincs. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire and resident Leadenham, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 7.

JOHNSON

Harby

Private 62163, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Born Leadenham, enlisted Nottingham. Formerly 359545, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in ORS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. A.16.

MARTIN

Tom

L/Corporal 26054.56th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 29th October 1917, aged 35 years. Husband of Gertrude Clements (formerly Martin) of Long Bennington, Lincs. Born Southwell (Notts?) and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHAM MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.A.22.

MORLEY

William

Lieutenant. D Coy, Surrey Yeomanry attd 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24th March 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Robert Newcomb and Bertha Morley of Old Hall, Leadenham, Lincs. Also served in Italy and in England with Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 7.

NICHOLS

William Joseph

Private 19107. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th July, 1916, aged 39 years. Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Nichols, husband of Mary J Nichols of Leadenham, Lincs. Church Clerk of Leadenham, Lincs. Born Corby, Northants, enlisted Lincoln and resident Leadenham, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

REYNALDS

Arthur

L/Corporal 7074. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Born Stamford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Leadenham, Lincs. Commemorated WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY. III.A.37.

REYNOLDS

J

Possibly John Reynolds. Private 6021. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Husband of Amy Darling Chapman Reynolds of Southrey, Lincs. Born Oundle, Rutland, enlisted Lincoln and resident Southrey, Lincs. Commemorate YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Addenda Pane 60.

Roll of Honour of the Parish of Leadenham.

This scroll enshrines the names of the men from this parish
who served in His Majestys Forces during the Great War 1914 1919,
those who died for their country being denoted thus +.

Served overseas.

 

ALLITT

J W

Sergeant. Royal Army Service Corps. 1914.

ASH

H

Private. Suffolk Regiment. 1916.

ASH

L

Chief Petty Officer. Royal Navy. 1916.

ASH

W

Private. West Yorkshire Regiment. 1916.

BAINES

S

Private. Leicestershire Regiment. 1915.

BAINES

V

Private. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 1916.

BARKER

C

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914.

BECKETT

T

Driver. Royal Army Service Corps (MT). 1915.

BELL

G

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914.

BLACKBOURN

H

Quarter Master Sergeant. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1914.

BLACKWOOD

F

Captain. Distinguished Service Order. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914.

BLACKWOOD

W

Colonel. Distinguished Service Order. Royal Army Medical Corps. 1914.

BLOOMFIELD

W

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914. +

BURROWS

E

Captain. Royal Air Force. 1914.

CAMM

T

Shoeing Smith. 18th Hussars. 1914.

CELAM

G E

Acting Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant. Labour Corps. 1914.

CHAPMAN

W

Gunner. Royal Field Artillery. 1916.

CLARKE

G

Private. Machine Gun Corps. 1915. +

CLARKE

J

Private. Worcestershire Regiment. 1916. +

COLLINS

W

Private. Machine Gun Corps. 1915.

CONEY

C

Driver. Royal Engineers. 1915.

DAWSON

E

Private. Essex Regiment. 1917.

EDWARDS

A E

Private. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). 1916. +

EDWARDS

C

Private. South Staffordshire Regiment. 1917.

EDWARDS

W

Private. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1916.

GRAY

A

L/Corporal. Kings Own Lancaster Regiment. 1917.

GRAY

W

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 1914.

HALL

F

Private. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). 1916.

HALL

W

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1916.

JOHNSON

H

Private. Army Service Corps. 1917. +

JUDSON

G

Sergeant. Royal Army Service Corps. 1916.

KING

A

Private. Army Veterinary Corps. 1916.

KING

L

Guardsman. Grenadier Guards. 1915.

KIRK

E

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914.

LAWSON

J

Guardsman. Grenadier Guards. 1917.

LUNT

H

Pioneer. Royal Engineers. 1916.

MABBOTT

J

Corporal. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914.

MAPLETOFT

A

Private. Bedfordshire Regiment. 1918.

MAPLETOFT

F

Private. Machine Gun Corps. 1915.

MAPLETOFT

W

Private. Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment). 1914.

MARTIN

G

Driver. Royal Field Artillery. 1914.

MARTIN

H

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 1914.

MARTIN

L

Corporal. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 1914.

MARTIN

T

Corporal. Royal Army Medical Corps. 1914. +

MCKELVIE

J

Private. West Yorkshire Regiment. 1915.

MORLEY

W

Lieutenant. Surrey Yeomanry 1914. +

MUCKLOW

M

II (?) Corporal. Royal Engineers. 1917.

MUCKLOW

R

Private. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). 1916.

NICHOLS

W

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1916. +

NORTH

J

Driver. Royal Army Service Corps. 1917.

REYNOLDS

A

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914. +

REYNOLDS

J

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1914. +

ROBERTS

W

Private. Royal Engineers. 1916.

SANDS

G

Private. Royal Engineers. 1916.

SMITH

C

Driver. Royal Army Service Corps. 1915.

SMITH

E

Private. Royal Army Service Corps (MT). 1916.

SMITH

W

Sergeant. Tank Corps. 1914.

TASKER

A

Private. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). 1914.

TASKER

E

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 1914.

TITLEY

J

Guardsman. Grenadier Guards. 1915.

TYSON

G

Private. Lincolnshire Regiment. 1916.

WEST

E

Driver. Royal Engineers. 1916.

Served in Great Britain

 

BARKER

E

Private. Durham Light Infantry. 1916.

BECKETT

A

Sergeant. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1917.

ELLIS

G

Air Mechanic. Royal Flying Corps. 1914.

ELLIS

R

Carpenter. Royal Navy. 1914.

KELLY

L

Private. York and Lancaster Regiment. 1917.

MABBOTT

G

Guardsman. Grenadier Guards. 1916.

MITCHELL-INNES

N

Lieutenant. Cameron Highlanders. 1914.

NORTH

W

Private. Labour Corps. 1917.

REEVE

J S

Captain. Grenadier Guards. 1914.

THEAKER

H

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 1914.

TITLEY

G

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 1914.

Not by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them:
but thy right hand, and thine arm and the light of thy countenance,
because thou hadst a favour unto them.

1939-1945

TROWELL

George Alfred Ernest

Able Seaman P/JX296307. HMS Lauderdale, Royal Navy. Died 8th May 1943, aged 19 years. Son of George Edward and Sarah Jane Trowell of Leadenham, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 75, Column 3.

WARE

J W

Unsure of surname, cannot positively identify CWGC. No further information currently

Last updated 3 August, 2009

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