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LINCOLN, ST MARY LE WIGFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Bill Ball; Reserach Bill Ball & Martin Edwards 2005

The War Memorial is in St Mary le Wigford Parish Church, Lincoln and consists of a brass plaque on a wooden surround which hangs on the wall of the chapel beneath this is a wooden panel with carved lettering for a single man for World War 2. All the names except for A J Poynter, J L Swannack and E Wheatley appear on the Lincoln War memorial. The names seem to be in some form of rank order and have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE DURING THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919

AND IN THANKFULNESS FOR ALL
THOSE OTHERS OF THIS PARISH
WHO TOOK UP ARMS AT THE CALL
OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY

1914-1918

BALDWIN

John [William]

Private 241383, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Welton, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Emily Baldwin, of Slated Row, Welton, Lincoln. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 48. See also Lincoln War Memorial

BARLOW

Frank

Driver 185583, 87th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Enlsited and resident Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Lincoln War Memorial

BUNN

James Albert

Private 10496, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Born Grantham, enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. See also Lincoln War Memorial

DENT

R

Private - No further information currently available

FAIRCHILD

Richard

Gunner 186107, "X" 24th T.M. Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16th July 1917. Born and enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9. See also Lincoln War Memorial

GRAY

Alfred

[Trooper] Private 2230, LIncolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915. Aged 27. Enlisted and resident Lincoln. Son of Mrs. Mary E. Gray. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES mEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 331. See also Lincoln War Memorial

HORTON

Frank Horatio

[Trooper] Priate 24186 [SDGW states 34186], 15th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th June 1918. Aged 29. Born St Mark's, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Joseph Smith Horton and Betsy Ann Horton, of Lincoln; husband of Ellen Horton, of 2, Woodland View, Arboretum Avenue, Lincoln. Formerly 4093, Lancers. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 3. See also Lincoln War Memorial

INCKLE

Sidney George

Private 2534, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th July 1915. Aged 18. Born Lincoln, enlsited Luton, resident Sincilibanks. Only son of Henry and Edna Inckle, of 11, Sincil Bank, Lincoln. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row P. Grave 7. See also Lincoln War Memorial

JONES

Douglas Llewelyn

Captain, WBW Company, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Son of the late Rev. J. D. Jones and Mrs. Jones, of 6, Queensway, Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A. See also Lincoln War Memorial

LANE

Harold

Private (Signaller) 781, "A" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of George and Emily Lane, of Railway Cottages, Tumby Wood Side, Boston, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial

NEAL

George

Private 3246, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th october 1915. ENlisted Lincoln. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 and 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial

PARKER

William Henry

Private 1385, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 and 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial

POYNTER

Alfred James

Lance Corporal 18904, 1st Battalion, Lincolshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted SOuthampton, resident Shirley, Southampton. Husband of Emma Beatrice Poynter, of 4, Watkin St., Grimsby. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, . Plot IX. Row A. Grave 1. [Note: Although this is the only man who fits the details completely there is no obvious link with Lincoln. It is supposed that his parents probably lived there.]

RUDD

Cecil Edgar

Fitter Staff Sergeant 51815, 49th Brigade, H.Q., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7th September 1916. Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, resident Lincoln. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 44. See also Lincoln War Memorial

SWANNACK

John Lawson

Private 26408, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th March 1918. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Lincoln, resident Woodhall Spa. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 9.

WARNSBY

Jack

Lance Corporal 9705, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Aged 20. Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Fred and Gertrude Warnsby, of 22, Norman St., Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lincoln War Memorial

WHEATLEY

Ernest

Private 40777, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th November 1916. Enlisted Lincoln. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 12.

WILLERS

James [W]

Private 1820, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born and enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 and 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial

WILLERS

Robert

Private 70090, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Formerly 50269, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in AMERVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOLESMES, Nord, France. Row D. Grave 6. See also Lincoln War Memorial

WRAY

William

Private 6041, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1914. Born Kirkstead, Lincolnshire, enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8. See also Lincoln War Memorial

1939-1945

JONES

Donald Arthur

Flying Officer.

To the Glory of God and in gratitude
for the love and service of
F/O Donald Arthur Jones LDS RCS(Ed)
Only Son of the Rev A. Oswald Jones
Vicar of this Parish Passed into the
Greater Light 20th Dec 1946 aged 27
The Altar Rail was erected by the
People of Saint Mark’s.

[Note: above may not be war casualty - could not find in CWGC, and date after WW2 - but there is a D A Jones on main Lincoln War Memorial. Saint Mark’s is a nearby area of Lincoln. No specific WW2 memorial is visible.]

Last updated 13 March, 2007

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