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LONDONTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is to be found within the church of St John the Baptist, Londonthorpe. The stained glass window is in mmeory of one of the men who died in World War 1, John Francis Baker and his sister Ellen Baker. The two commeorative memorial plaques are metal and are bolted to the wall of the church. There are four names, in addition to that of John Baker, for World War 1 and three for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

1914-1918

BAKER

John Francis

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Lieutenant John Francis Baker who fell in action near Bullecourt 28th August 1918, aged 20 years and is buried at Ecoust, France. Also of Ellen Baker his much loved sister who died 8th December 1918, aged 18 years. This window is dedicated by their Father and Mother AD 1920.

Lieutenant. 13th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 28th August 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Mr I.I Baker of Londonthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated H.A.C CEMETERY, Ecoust-St Mein. VI.B.6.

HARBY

William

Private 40361. 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 5965 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gavrelle 3rd May 1917. Enlisted Bourne, Lincs. William was born in Pickworth in Lincolnshire to Henry and Mary Harby; moved from Pickworth to Londonthorpe before the war. In 1911 he was a Boarder working as a Waggoner on a farm, aged 21, born Pickworth, and residing at Walcot near Falkingham, Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Souchez. Plot XV. Row K. Grave 23

HARMSTON

John

Possibly Rifleman 242991. 5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, formerly 25781 South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Bardney and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Louverval. Panel 7.

POOLE

Amos Charity

Private 17778. 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 13th December 1916, aged 18 years. Son of Mrs A Brackenbury of Londonthorpe, Lincs. Born Londonthorpe and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, Beaumont-Hamel. II.D.29.

POOLE

William

Private 141076. 66th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 39317 Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 30th March 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Mrs A Brackenbury of Londonthorpe, Lincs. Born Londonthorpe and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY. I.B.22.

1939-1945

BRAMFORD

Frank Edward

Gunner 868721. 2 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 22nd November 1942, aged 25 years. Son of Mr and Mrs John Bramford of Londonthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Acroma. 10.E.8

BRAMFORD

John Archelaus

L/Corporal 4800651. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th December 1944, aged 33 years. Son of Mr and Mrs John Bramford of Alma Park, Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY. VII.F.4.

MAY

George William

Private 4803315. 7th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 9th August 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Fred and Lilian May, husband of Audrey Mary May of Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated ST MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, Cheux. XIV.A.10.

Last updated 18 August, 2011

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