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LINCOLN ST SWITHIN'S WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Bill Ball 2005

Lincoln St Swithin's Church War Memorial is on a framed, glazed, illuminated document on the south wall of the nave. [Note: of the 92 names, all are found on the main Lincoln War Memorial except for the following 19 - William Bee, Charles Bolar, Tom Clayton, William John Cross, Joseph Goodman, Fred Goodwin, William Gratrick, William Henry Gray, John Horne (2 here, only one on main memorial), John Edward Lusby, Harry Champion Mansell, Arthur Mellors, Thomas Albert Morril, John Peckett, Frederick Clifton Selby, John Robert Speck, John Edward Twinn, John Warmsby, Reginald Farrar Wilson.]

OF YOUR CHARITY
REMEMBER BEFORE
THE LORD OUR
BRETHREN WHO
DIED IN THE GREAT WAR
MCMXIV - MCMXIX

ARDEN Charles [Edward]
Private 102666, 2nd/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyhire Regiment). Killed in action 14th April 1918. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of the late William and Charlotte Arden, of 39, Croft St., Lincoln. Formerly 4916, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BALL Harry
Private 235599, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Born St. Paul's, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mrs. M. J. Ball, of 19, Danesgate, Lincoln. Formerly 55868, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BARKER Nathaniel
Private 11620, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th December 1915. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Barker, of 7, St. Nicholas Square, Newport, Lincoln. Buried in CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D. Grave 6. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BEAN John Tom
Private 8421, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd January 1915. Aged 41. Born and enlisted Lincoln. on of Robert and Sarah Bean; husband of Elizabeth Bean, of 1, Eden Place, Melville St., Lincoln. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 21. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BEE William [John]
Private 11547, 6th Battalion, incolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th November 1916. Born and enlisted Lincoln, resident New Beighton, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.
BENTLEY James William
Private 50345, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th Octoer 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of James and Louisa Bentley, of 21, Newton St., Lincoln. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. PLot V. Row E. Grave 7. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BISHOP Thomas William
Stoker 1st Class SS/107613 (RFR/CH/B/10038), H.M.S. Tipperary, Royal Navy. Died 1st June 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 17. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BOLAR Charles
No further information currently available
BROWN George
Either George Arthur BROWN, Private 63022, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 39. Born Ludford, enlisted Market rasen, resident Lincoln. Son of William and Jane Eliza Brown, of Ludford, Lincoln. Buried in LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row G. Grave 2. OR George Francis BROWN, Lance Corporal 21394, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Kettleby, enlisted Sleaford, resident Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BROWN James
No further information currently available. See also Lincoln War Memorial
BURLEY Joseph
Private 40628, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Born and enlisted 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
CARTER Thomas Felix
Private 49743, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 19th September 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Lincoln. Formerly 76747, Derbyshire Yeomanry. Commemorated on Special Memorial B. 7. in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Note: 235 of the burials are unidentified but there are additional special memorials to 29 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to two casualties buried in Epehy New British Cemetery, whose graves could not be found when that cemetery was concentrated. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CHARLES George
No further information currently available. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CHURCH Arthur
Sapper 524099, 484th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Palestine 29th March 1918. Enlisted Bedford, resident Luton. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 37. *** Association with Lincoln unknown but in Lincoln ROH Book] See also Lincoln War Memorial
CLAYTON John William
Private 8852, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of John William and Elizabeth Clayton, of 41, Winn St., Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CLAYTON Tom
possibly Thomas CLAYTON, Stoker 1st Class SS/103649, (RFR/PO/10/127). H.M.S. "Good Hope", Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914. Aged 28. Son of William Clayton, of Potter, Hanworth, Lincoln; husband of Ada Clayton, of 23, Stamp End, Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.
COWLING, DCM Charles
Lance Corporal 18672, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th July 1916. Aged 32. Born South Carlton, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Sarah and the late George Cowling, of 74, Monk's Rd., Lincoln. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 24. Grave 26. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CRAFT John James
Private 8798, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26th May 1915. Aged 35. Born and resident Lincoln, enlisted Manchester. Brother of Mr. F. W. Craft, of 8, Brown's Cottages, Stamp End, Lincoln. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 21. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CRAZE Percy Tindall
Private 22705, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Born Dunster, Somerset, enlisted Lincoln. BUried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CROSS William John
possibly William John CROSS, Private 13447, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th May 1915. Born Cambridge, enlisted LIncoln, resident Boston, Lincolnshire. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 118.
CULLEN Henry (aka Harry) Joseph N
Private 5399, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th December 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of William T. and Jane Cullen, of 19, Spa Buildings, Lincoln. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 10. See also Lincoln War Memorial
CULLEN Leo
Private 28491, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 19. Born Lincoln, enlisted Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Son of William T. and Jane Cullen, of 19, Spa Buildings, Lincoln. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 40. See also Lincoln War Memorial
DALE Arthur
Lance Corproal 4582, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 36. Born Lincoln, enlisted Grantham, resident Sheffield. Son of George and Caroline Dale, of 3, Fotherby's Row, Meville St., Lincoln; husband of Elizabeth Dale. of 9, Adelphi St., Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Lincoln War Memorial
DANN John William
Private 8370, 1st Battalion, Lincolsnhire Regiment. Killed in action 7th December 1914. Aged 32. Born St Andrew's, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Ellen Dann, of 16, Hope St., Lincoln; husband of Maud Dann, of 9, Cannon St., Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lincoln War Memorial
DIXON Louis
[Spelt as Lewis in Lincoln Roll of Honour Book - the service number from ROH was 424055 but this is Joseph Herbert DIXON] Corporal 424055, Royal Army Medical Corps. See also Lincoln War Memorial
DOVEY Albert [William]
Lance Corporal 27035, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th January 1917. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Formerly 1964, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known Grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. See also Lincoln War Memorial
FAIRHURST Joseph
Private 18443, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1917. Born and enlistd Lincoln. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 42. See also Lincoln War Memorial
GASCOYNE Harry
Sergeant 11522, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of the late George William and Elizabeth Gascoyne; husband of Annie Gascoyne, of 19, Nelson St., Carholme Rd., 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
GAUNTLEY Harold
Lance Corporal 1909 [listed as 1908 on Lincs Archives documents], 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Lincoln. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial
GIBBONS Charles Henry

Lance Corporal 6064, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 32. Born Grantham, enlisted Lincoln, resident Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. Husband of Rose Anna Gibbons, of 38, Regent St., Heckmondwike, Yorks. Buried in ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special memorial Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 3. See also Lincoln War Memorial

Note: The cemetery contains 350 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 31 of the burials are unidentified and 82 graves destroyed by shell fire are now represented by special memorials.

GLEDHILL Benjamin
Private 40475, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9th May 1917. Aged 28. Born Boston, Lincolnshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Jacob and Sarah Ann Gledhill, of Boston; husband of Clara Alice Gledhill, of 6, Lytton St., Lincoln. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 47. See also Lincoln War Memorial
GOODMAN Joseph
Private 10449, "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915 [SDGW] or 26th September 1918 [CWGC]. Born and enlisted Lincoln, resident New Boultham. Son of Mrs. Martha Goodman, of 2, China Place, Sincil St., Lincoln; husband of Beatrice May Cooke (formerly Goodman), of 16, Waterloo St., New Boultham, Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.
GOODSHIP Albert
Private 2217, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1915. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Emma Goodship, of Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead, Herts; husband of Ada Elizabeth Morrison (formerly Goodship), of 6, Lord St., Lincoln. Served 8 years in 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7. See also Lincoln War Memorial
GOODWIN Frederick
Private 7707, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
GRATRICK William
Private 36906, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) attached 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds 26th April 1918. Born Nottingham, enlisted Lincoln, resident Waterside, Lincs. Formerly 11465, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 26.
GRAY William Henry
No further information currently available
HALLAM Fred
Private 241488, "B" Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 4th January 1919. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of Thomas Lewis Hallam and Emma Hallam, of 15, Grantham St., Lincoln. Buried in THE HAGUE GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Grave 5. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HARWOOD Charles Elsom
Private 139276, 38th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 28th August 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Husband of Alice Harwood, of Stainton, Langworth, Lincs. Formerly 25785, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in FIENVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 2. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HARWOOD Walter
No further information currently available. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HEBBLEWHITE John Francis
Private 1731, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th Ocotber 1915. Born Maltby, enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HENSON Thomas
Private 16873, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mrs. Eliza Henson, of 38, Cannon St., Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, france. Bay 3 and 4. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HIRD Harold
Private 41857, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th August 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of Francis and Sophia Hird, of Montague St., Lincoln. Formerly 101202, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 19. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HORN John
No further information currently available. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HORNE John [William]
Private 22523, 2nd 5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 27th March 1918. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No. 1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 13. See also Lincoln War Memorial
HORNE John
No further information currently available
HOULTON Leonard
No further information currently available. See also Lincoln War Memorial
JACKSON Charles [Albert]
Sergeant 200138, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 7. See also Lincoln War Memorial
JACKSON Harold
Private 42924, 2nd/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 15th April 1918. Born and enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8. See also Lincoln War Memorial
JARROM Frank William
Private 200705, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th September 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mr. F. W. Jarrom, of 11, Unity St., Lincoln. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 36. See also Lincoln War Memorial
JORDAN Benjamin aka Ban
[Spelt JORDON on CWGC] Private R3/28335, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th May 1917. Aged 18. Born Boston, Lincolnshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Harriet Jordon, of 3, Wards Passage, Danesgate, Lincoln. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row K. Grave 17A. See also Lincoln War Memorial
KEYWORTH, VC & Medal of St George Leonard [James]
Lance Corporal 3026, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Died of wounds 19th October 1915. Aged 22. Enlisted Kennington, residet Lincoln. Son of James and Emma Keyworth, of Lincoln. Awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) and Medal of St George (2nd Class) of Russian. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2. An extract from the London Gazette records the following: "His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to No 3026 Lance- Cpl Leonard James Keyworth, 24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regt, (The Queen's) Territorial Force. For most conspicuous bravery at Givenchy on the night of 25-26th May, 1915. After the assault on the German possition by the 24th Battalion, London Regt, efforts were made by that Unit to follow up their sucess by a bomb attack, during the progress of which 58 men out of a total 75 became casualties. During this very fierce encounter Lance-Cpl Keyworth stood fully exsposed for 2 hours on the top of the enemy's parapet, and threw about 150 bombs amongst the Germans, who were only a few yards away. See below for further details. See also Lincoln War Memorial
LINCOLN William
Private G/23113, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 19th September 1918. Born Grimsby, enlisted and resident Lincoln. Formerly 31795, Lincolshire Regiment. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 20. See also Lincoln War Memorial
LUFF Thomas
Lance Corporal 200373, "A" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, lIncolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th October 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of the late Arthur and Annie Luff, of Lincoln. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 14. See also Lincoln War Memorial
LUSBY John Edward
No further information currently available
MANSELL Harry Champion
No further information currently available
MASON Albert
Private 1783, 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 to 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial
MASON Frank
Private 3710, Lincolnshire Regiment. *** Cannot locate on either the CWGC or SDGW] Searched by service no. on SDGW without success. See also Lincoln War Memorial
MASON George [William]
Gunner 32977, Signal Test H.Q. 5th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30th September 1917. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Buried in DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5. See also Lincoln War Memorial
MASON Richard [Henry]
Private 13718, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 10th September 1916. Aged 30. Born Lincoln, enlisted Leeds. Son of William and Martha Mason, of Lincoln. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot E. Row 5. Grave 10. See also Lincoln War Memorial
MASSEY Donald
Private 3059, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4. See also Lincoln War Memorial
MELLORS Arthur
Private 7510, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th October 1914. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Lincoln, resident Stap End, Lincoln. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann Mellors. Served in the South African Campaign, also seven years in India and two years in Gibraltar. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.
MORRIL Thomas Albert
No further information currently available
MULLEY Henry
[Listed as Harold on Lincoln Roll of Honour questionnaire and MULLY on CWGC and SDGW] Private 4794, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th July 1916. Enlisted Lincoln. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 2. See also Lincoln War Memorial
PEARCE [Arthur] Harry [Clarke]
Private 23742, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 19th July 1916 in Mesopotamia. Aged 22. Born Redditch, Worcestershire, enlisted Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Son of John and Fanny Pearce, of 1, North View, Kingsway, Lincoln. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row X. Grave 11. See also Lincoln War Memorial
PECKETT John
No further information currently available
RATCLIFFE George
[Listed as RATELIFFE on SDGW] Private 5438, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th November 1914. Aged 33. Born St Swithins, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Elizabeth Ratcliffe, of 11, Busk St., Moor Crescent Rd., Dewsbury Rd., Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lincoln War Memorial
ROBERTS Frederick aka Fred
Corporal 43006, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd September 1918. Born St Swithen's, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot II. Row R. Grave 1. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SCARBOROUGH Charles [William]
Sapper 33515, 9th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 9th Februry 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Ada Scarborough, of Thornton Rd., Barrow-on-Humber, Hull. Native of Lincoln. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 17. Grave 13. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SCOTT Albert
Private 10166, 1st Battalion, Lincolsnhire Regiment. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SCOTT George Henry
Private 10347, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SCOTT William [Henry]
Private 6460, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 19th November 1915. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Grantham, resident Lincoln. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 44 to 46. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SELBY Frederick Clifton
No further information currently available
SHARPE Clement
Private 23601, 7th Battalion, Duke of Corwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 25th September 1916. Aged 25. Born Lincoln, enlisted Coventry, Warwickshire. Son of Mary Sharpe, of Lincoln. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SMALLEY Frederick
Private 6279/7627, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SMITH Thomas
Private 10343, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 25th July 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Husband of Edith Smith, of 14, City Court, Lincoln. Commemorated on Special Memorial B. 38. in SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY, Turkey. Note: 351 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known or believed to be buried among them. See also Lincoln War Memorial
SPECK John Robert
No further information currently available
SPINK Clifford [Isaac]
[Listed as SPINKS on SDGW] Private 9035, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd August 1915. Aged 16. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of Isaac and Emma Spink, of 10, Brook St., Lincoln. Buried in WHITE CITY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 9. See also Lincoln War Memorial
TATTON Thomas
[Listed as Tom on memorial at St Swithins] Private 23045, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of John Thomas Tatton and Kate Tatton of 17, Thomas St., Lincoln. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, , France. Plot 6. Row H. Grave 3. See also Lincoln War Memorial
TEAR David
Gunner 175734, 170th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Husband of Lucy Southern Tear, of 12, Abbey Place, Montague St., Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10. See also Lincoln War Memorial
TURNER George Edward
Private 265302, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire. Killed in action 24th march 1918. Born and enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, france. Bay 3 and 4. See also Lincoln War Memorial
TURNER James Arthur
Private O/4861, 10th Workshops, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 24th January 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of the late George and Mary Anne Turner, of Hull. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 34. See also Lincoln War Memorial
TWINN John Edward
Corporal 7990, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1916. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 69.
WALKER George Henry
Lance Sergeant 6942, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th october 1914. Aged 28. Born Welbourne, Lincolnshire, enlisted Lincoln, resident Sheffield. Husband of Edith Kelly (formerly Walker), of 47, Laceby St., Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8. See also Lincoln War Memorial
WALKER Herbert
Private 10791, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th September 1915. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No. 3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 14. See also Lincoln War Memorial
WARMSBY John
No further information currently available
WAUMSLEY Charles Ewart
Private 1361, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of Walter and Annie Waumsley, of 5, Montague Terrace, Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lincoln War Memorial
WHEELER George Frederick
Private 11388, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 18. Born Hull, Yorkshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wheeler, of 7, Unity St., Lincoln. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44. See also Lincoln War Memorial
WHITE Frank
Lance Corporal 10760, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Helen White, of 11, Cheviot St., Lincoln. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 44 to 46. See also Lincoln War Memorial
WILLIAMSON John William
Private 9590, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1914. Born and resident Bracebridge, enlisted Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Lincoln War Memorial
WILSON Reginald Farrar
[Spelt Reginald Farrah on SDGW on CWGC] Private 50399, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th November 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Lincoln, resident Swallowbeck. Son of John Farrah Wilson, of Withsdale, Swallowbeck, Lincoln. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 2.
WILSON Stanley
Private 9937, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Aged 22. Born Bingley, Yorkshire, enlisted Lincoln, resident Skegness. Son of Mrs. Annie Plant, of "Chez Nous," Roman Bank, Skegness, Lincs. 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
YOUNG William
Private 12563, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died n15th October 1918. Born and enlisted Grimsby. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot X. Row C. Grave 9. See also Lincoln War Memorial

JESU MERCY

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Leonard James KEYWORTH (1893-1915)

Leonard Keyworth was born on 12 August 1893 and was the son of James Keyworth, a tailor, who lived at 22 Coningsby Street, Lincoln. He was educated at Rosemary Lane Wesleyan School and the Municipal Technical School (now the City School).

When Leonard left school he was employed for a short time in his father’s tailoring busi- ness before entering the offices of the Lincoln engineering firm, William Foster & Co. He later joined the clerical staff of Burton, Scorer and White, solicitors. Leonard Keyworth was a member of the choir of the United Methodist Church in Silver Street and was a keen sportsman. He played cricket for the Rechabites and YMCA clubs.

Keyworth enlisted as a private in the 24th Battalion of the London Regiment on 16 Sep- tember 1914 and was posted to France in early 1915. Not long after his arrival in France he took part in the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. the citation published in the London Gazette for 3 July 1915 reads as follows: ‘For most conspicuous bravery at Givenchy on the night of 25/26 May 1915. After the successful assault on the German posi- tion by the 24th Battalion London Regiment efforts were made by that unit to follow up their success by a bomb-attack, during the progress of which fifty-eight men of a total of seventy- five became casualties. During this very fierce encounter Lance-Corporal Keyworth stood fully exposed for two hours on the top of the enemy’s parapet and threw about 150 bombs amongst the Germans who were only a few yards away.’

The investiture by King George V took place at Buckingham Palace on 12 July 1915 and his sister, Lily, travelled from Lincoln to be present. On his return to Lincoln a number of receptions and other ceremonies took place but Leonard Keyworth was anxious to return to France to be with his comrades. Tragically, he was killed by gunshot wounds to the head on 19 October 1915 and is buried in Abbeville Cemetery, France. The London County Council founded a memorial fund to provide book prizes for schoolchildren and each book contained a note on which was inscribed: ‘LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL - KEYWORTH V C MEMORIAL PRIZE.’

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