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MANBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © David & Joan Webb 2006

The war memorial for World War 1 only is to be found on the left hand wall inside St Mary’s Church, Carlton Road, Manby. It is in the form of a wooden plaque, ornately decorated with a further brass plaque inset containing the inscription and the names of the fallen. The memorial is split into three columns, two columns list those who served and one column lists those who gave their lives. There is no memorial to those who died in World War 2 but there are several graves in the churchyard (see below).

Photograph Copyright © David & Joan Webb 2006

TO THE PERPETUAL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND ALSO OF THOSE
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.

AYSCOUGH

George

Corporal 1907, 1st Infantry Battalion – 5th Reinforcements, Australian Imperial Force. Enlisted 30/01/1915, age 28, at Liverpool, New South Wales. Embarked 25/06/1915 on ship HMAT Ceramic No. A40 from Sydney. Died 11/08/1915 on the hospital ship Dunluce Castle at sea, of a gunshot wound to the head received in action on 06/08/1915 at the Battle of Lone Pine. This was against the Turkish forces from 06/08/1915 to 09/08/1915, and one of the most important assaults of the Gallipoli campaign. Buried at sea between ANZAC Alexandria and Malta on 11/08/1915. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial (13), Turkey, and on Panel 28 of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Born Manby, son of Thomas (a farmer) and Mary Ayscough of Saltfleetby Road, Manby. At the time of enlistment he was single and working as a station hand at Landgrove sheep station, Cootamundra, New South Wales. Prior to emigration he had been a policeman in the Lincolnshire Constabulary.

COOT

John

Private 14817, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Louth, resident of Manby. Killed in action 21/03/1918. Buried in Buried in Grave VIII, F7, Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France. Born Grimoldby 1895, son of Henry Albert (a farmer) and Susannah Coot of North View, Manby (see Cheffins and Coot, below).

EDWARDS

Henry Giles

Private 26413, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Lincoln, resident of Manby. Killed in action 16/08/1917 age 31. Commemorated on Panels 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A of the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Tyne Cot is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Born 1886 Manby, son of Stephen (a groom and gardener) and Mary Edwards. Husband (married 1912) of Lizzie (nee Goodhand) Edwards of Manby (see below).

KIRK

John Phillips

Private 202025, D Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Enlisted Louth. Killed in action 03/05/1917, probably during the Arras offensive of April-May 1917. Commemorated on Bay 4 of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born Manby 1894, son of John (a blacksmith) and Selina (nee Phillips) Kirk.

1914-1918 SERVED AND SURVIVED

CHEFFINS

William Henry

Private 7883, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment; Company Quarter Master Serjeant 281412, 99th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment; Company Quarter Master Serjeant 338009, Royal Air Force. Born 1891 Leeds, son of John George (born Partney, died 1891 Leeds) and Susannah (nee Burnett, born Louth) Cheffins. Stepson of Henry Albert Coot who married the widowed Susannah Cheffins in 1894. Stepbrother of John Coot (see above) and of Albert Coot (see below).

COOT

Albert Frank

Private 108361, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Born 1899 Grimoldby, son of Henry Albert (a farmer) and Susannah Coot, brother of John Coot (see above) and stepbrother of William Henry Cheffins (see above).

EDWARDS

John Charles

Born 1883 Owston, Leicestershire, son of Stephen and Mary Edwards and brother of Henry Giles Edwards (see above).

FORMAN

Hubert Henry

Private 78429, Tank Corps. Born 1895 Grimoldby, son of Henry A (a farmer) and Mary Louisa (nee Wallis) Forman.

KIRK

Charles Thomas

Born 1892 Manby, son of Thomas (a farm foreman and shepherd) and Jane Kirk.

LOWERY

Harry

Possibly Private 36948, Lancashire Fusiliers. Born John Henry Lowery in Manby, son of Charles (a farm worker) and Rachel (nee Baxter) Lowery.

LOWERY

Walter

Possibly Gunner/Bombardier 66613, Royal Field Artillery or Battery Serjeant Major/Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 5262, Royal Field Artillery. In the 1901 Census there was a Walter Lowery, age 19 born Lincs, at the Preston Barracks, Sussex, listed as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. Born 1883 Little Carlton, son of Charles (a farm worker) and Rachel (nee Baxter) Lowery.

LOWERY

William

Born 1886 Little Carlton son of Charles (a farm worker) and Rachel (nee Baxter) Lowery.

WHERRY

John Coot

Gunner 186890, Royal Horse Artillery. Born 1893 Manby, son of William (a cottage farmer) and Emma (nee Coot) Wherry of Manby.

WINDLEY

Frederick Thomas

Probably Private 204222, West Yorkshire Regiment & Private 236990, Northumberland Fusiliers. Born 1896 Louth, son of John Frederick (Corporation labourer and later landlord of the Plough public house in Manby) and Maria Jane (nee Turner) Windley.

     

In August 1938, RAF Manby opened as a training station housing No. 1 Air Armament School and subsequently the Empire Central Armament School, which opened early in 1943. It became the RAF Flying College in 1946 and then the College of Air Warfare until its closure in 1974. Inevitably there were accidents, some of which involved fatalities. In St Mary’s Churchyard there are 29 Second World War Graves – 20 RAF airmen, of whom two have not been identified, one member of the ATC, three Canadians, one Australian, one New Zealander and three Polish airmen.

1939-1945 Burials in St Mary’s Churchyard

BARBER

Edward Arthur

Cadet, Air Training Corps. Died 16/08/1942 age 17. Buried in Grave 17. Son of Edward and Laura Barber, of Mablethorpe.

BIRMINGHAM

William John

Australian. Flight Sergeant 406500, Royal Australian Air Force, (103 Squadron, RAF). Died 28/07/1942 age 21, cause of death “accidental”. Buried in Grave 15. Son of Herbert E. and Dorothy A. Birmingham, of Dwellingup, Western Australia. Born 30 Jan 1921 Fremantle, Western Australia. Enlisted Perth, WA. Also commemorated on panel 119 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

BROWN,

Alfred George

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1320145, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 02/05/1944 age 27. Buried in Grave 23. Son of Alfred J. and Annie Brown of Ashford, Middlesex.

BUXTON,

Leonard Reginald James

Aircraftman 1st Class 909809, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19/03/1941 age 23. Buried in Grave 6. Son of Wilfrid J. and Alice M. Buxton of Portswood, Southampton.

COOPER

Frederick Edgar Howard

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot Instructor) 34001, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 20/12/1940 age 30. Buried in Grave 4. Son of Vivian and Rose Gladys Knell Cooper of Portslade, Sussex and husband of Viva Cooper of Portslade.

DENT

John Anthony

Sergeant (Pilot) 1187587, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16/08/1942 age 27. Buried in Grave 18. Son of Berry Edward A. and Alice Dent and husband of Enid Mary Dent of Wymondham, Norfolk.

FLEMING

Andrew

Canadian. Sergeant (Pilot) R/77881, Royal Canadian Air Force, (214 Squadron RAF). Died 18/08/1942 age 23.Buried in Grave 10. Son of Andrew and Emma Fleming of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

GILL

Adrian Harold Cooper

New Zealander. Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 040244, Royal New Zealand Air Force, (214 Squadron RAF). Died 17/08/1942 age 24. Buried in Grave 19. Son of Theodore G. C. and Flora Gill of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand.

GREEN

Louis Marcel Andre

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1131651, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 07/09/1942 age 29. Buried in Grave 11. Son of William and Annie A. Green of Middlesbrough. His brother Noel Flannan Green also died on service.

HARTNETT

Francis Leon Joseph

Canadian. Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) R/64799, Royal Canadian Air Force, (103 Squadron, RAF). Died 28/07/1942 age 21. Buried in Grave 14. Son of Edward J. and Helena C. Hartnett of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

JONES

William Henry

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 571733, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17/08/1942 age 21. Buried in Grave 9. Son of Alfred B. and Jane Ann Jones of Langley Moor, County Durham.

MURRAY

Leslie

Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1376268, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18/07/1943 age 23. Buried in Grave 21. Son of John M. and Catherine E. Murray of Shepherds Bush, London.

PEARSON

Alexander Francis

Canadian. Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) R/54196, Royal Canadian Air Force, (103 Squadron, RAF). Died 28/07/1942. Buried in Grave 13.

POWELL

Thomas

Sergeant (Pilot) 741271, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19/03/1941. Buried in Grave 5.

RAWLINGS

Eric Frank

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1306695, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22/02/1942 age 21. Buried in Grave 7. Son of Frank and Lilian Alice Rawlings of Hailsham, Sussex.

ROBERTSON

Duncan Maxwell

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) 70579, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 28/10/1940 age 27. Buried in Grave 2. Son of Edmund D. M. Robertson and Evelyn Jane Robertson.

ROYDE

Mark Reicher

Flying Officer (Pilot) 139421, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18/07/1943 age 32. Buried in Grave 20. Son of Clara Reicher and husband of Eileen Melanie Royde of Hampstead, London. His brother, George Reicher Royde also died on service.

RUSSELL

Alfred John

Sergeant 571554, Royal Air Force. Died 16/08/1942. Buried in Grave 16. Son of Alfred J. and Mary Ellen Russell of Wolverhampton.

STOCKFORD

Stewart William

Sergeant (Pilot) 1314060, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28/07/1942. Buried in Grave 12.

TAYLOR

Kenneth Norman

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 938779, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30/09/1943. Buried in Grave 22.

WARD

Edward Noel

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 81340, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20/12/1940. Buried in Grave 3.

WATLING

Frederick Alfred

Leading Aircraftman 1323752, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 05/06/1943 age 22. Buried in Grave 11A. Son of Frederick A. and Emma Eliza Watling of Deptford, London.

WINDER

Guy William

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) 77371, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25/02/1940 age 29. Buried in Grave 1. Son of Lt.Col. Maurice Guy Winder D.S.O. and Phyllis Winder of Cambridge.

WORMLEIGHTON

Donald

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1162813, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22/02/1942 age 21. Buried in Grave 8. Son of Albert and Lilian Gertrude Wormleighton of Herne Hill, London.

The Polish Air Force was a significant part of the allied air force in World War 2 with a substantial presence in Lincolnshire.

CEHRZYCKI

J.

Podporucznik (2nd Lieutenant - RAF equivalent Pilot Officer), 1.A.A.S.S. Died 09/10/1941 age 24.

HALENDA

W. M.

Kapral (Corporal - RAF equivalent Leading Aircraftman), 2.G.A.S. Died 30/08/1941 age 23.

SKRZYPCZAK

F.

Kapral (Corporal - RAF equivalent Leading Aircraftman), F.T.C. Died 28/10/1940 age 22.

Last updated 8 February, 2007

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