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MAREHAM LE FEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © WW1 - Michael Peck 2007
extra details Michael Donat

The village war memorial is to be found within the cmetery on Horncastle Road and takes the form of a rough hewn stone, triangular in shape, with inset sections bearing the names and inscriptions. There are 14 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. On the Glebe land near St Helen's Church is the Village Hall within which is the Roll of Honour.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the honoured memory
of the men of Mareham -Le-Fen
who fell in the Great War
1914 – 1918.

BELL

George

Private 13396. A Coy, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli 31st July 1915, aged 20 years. Son of John W and Mary J Bell of Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Born Mareham le Fen, enlisted Horncastle and resident Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

CHESTER

William Henry

Private 13669. Z Coy, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs James Chester of West View, Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Born Wildmore, enlisted Lincoln and resident Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTREET MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

COOLING

Harry

Corporal 7602. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915, aged 28 years. Son of John and Hannah Cooling, husband of Florence Minnie Hotham (formerly Cooling) of 4 School Street, Hull, Yorks. Born Boston, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Hull, Yorks. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8.

ELLWOOD

Charles Hugh

Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd June 1915, aged 27 years. Son of Arthur and Caroline Ellwood of Mareham (le Fen?), Lincs. Commemorated DRANOUTER CHURCHYARD. VI.4.

FLETCHER

Charles Herbert

Corporal 12924. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd August 1918, aged 23 years. Son of William and Emily Jane Fletcher of Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Enlisted September 1914, spent 3 ˝ years overseas. Born and enlisted Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, Le Treport. VII.C.8B.

HORTON

Walter Henry

Private 12934. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th July 1916. Born Mareham le Fen, enlisted Horncastle and resident Kirkby on Bain, Lincs. Commemorated HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, Mericourt-L’Abbe. I.A.24.

JOHNSON

Percy

Military Medal. Private 19736. C Coy, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 13th October 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Henry and Rose Johnson of Osborne House, Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, Etrun. VII.B.86.

JOHNSON

Wilfred Henry

Not located on SDGW or CWGC but from the book "Remembered The Men on the Mareham-le-Fen War Memorial", by Mike Hodgson, who cites the 4th of November 1922 edition of the Boston Standard he was born Marsham Le Fen 22nd July 1893 and died 31st October 1922. Aged 29. Son of Henry (Butcher by trade) and Rose Johnson, resident Mareham le Fen in 1901.

NEWSTEAD

Ernest

Private 37475. 2nd battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 16482 Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th April 1917. Born Harleston, Norfolk, enlisted Oundle, Northants and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 11D.

PADLEY

Charles William

Private 42482. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly 3/61658 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds home 23rd November 1918. Son of Charles and Emily Padley of Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Born Mareham le Fen, enlisted Lincoln and resident Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated MAREHAM LE FEN CEMETERY. 5.17.

PORTER

Fred

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 23873. 7th Bde Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 3rd December 1918. Commemorated GOSSELIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

ROBERTS

Walter

Driver 148304. 21st Pack Wireless Section, Royal Engineers. Died home 19th March 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Mark and Susan Roberts of The Green, Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Born Holbeach Marsh, enlisted Holbeach and resident Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated MAREHAM LE FEN CEMETERY. 3.15.

SCARBRO

William

Private 3983. 18th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 17th November 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Alfred and Ellen Scarbro of Mareham on the Hill, Lincs. Commemorated VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Maissemy. I.C.28.

SPIKINGS

Albert

L/Corporal 200876. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th April 1917. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Fillingham, Lincs. Commemorated BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY. II.F.10.

Their name liveth for evermore.
1939-1945

ELLWOOD

Arthur Addison

DSO.OBE.MC. Colonel. General Staff, formerly C.O 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 15th March 1943, aged 57 years. Son of Lt Col Arthur and Caroline Ellwood, husband of Winifred Ellwood (nee Scorer) of Mareham, Lincs. Justice of the Peace. Commemorated BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL. Panel 1. Column 3.

GOSLING

Ernest

Trooper 7893425. Royal Armoured Corps. Died 15th January 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Tom and Norah Gosling of Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated MAREHAM LE FEN CEMETERY. North Sec. Grave 230.

SPRIGGS

B

Memorial has Sergeant. Possibly Bert Spriggs. L/Sergeant 2351903. 54th HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery, Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 30th March 1944, aged 33 years. Son of Charles and Maria Spriggs, husband of Joan Spriggs of Kirby Muxloe, Leics. Schoolmaster. Commemorated BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL. Panel 8. Column 1.

WILKINSON

H

Memorial has Private. Possibly Harold Wilkinson. Gunner 4802029. 21st Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 18th July 1944, aged 26 years. Son of Mr and Mrs C Wilkinson of New Bolingbroke, Lincs. Commemorated BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY. IV.F.13.

Scroll in church.

This is a true record of the names of the men of Mareham–Le-Fen who went out at their country’s call to do battle for liberty and right.
The names of those who did not come home again are set in the place of honour in the centre of the scroll.

1914

 

 

BUTLER

Robert M

Driver. Royal Field Artillery.

CHESTER

Felix E

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CUNNINGTON

Eldred S

Corporal. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

DAUBNEY

Alfred

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ELLIS

William H

L/Corporal. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ELLWOOD

Arthur A

DSO. OBE. MC. Major. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

FOSTER

Arthur

Gunner. Royal Horse Artillery.

GOSLING

Tom

Mentioned in Despatches. Battery Quartermaster Sergeant. Royal Field Artillery.

JOHNSON

Wilfred H

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment and Berkshire Regiment.

MADDY

William

Sergeant. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

MAJOR

Bert

Corporal. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment and Royal Engineers.

MILLER

Albert

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PORTER

Ernest

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

SCARBRO

Hugh

Private. Royal Welch Fusiliers.

SCARBRO

Percy

Air Mechanic. Royal Air Force.

SILVESTER

Robert

Gunner. Royal Field Artillery.

SILVESTER

Samuel

Driver. Royal Field Artillery.

SMITH

Leonard W J

Sergeant. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps.

SPIKINGS

George

Driver. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WHITING

William

Guardsman. Coldstream Guards.

1915

BUTLER

John W

Guardsman. Coldstream Guards.

COUPLAND

George

2nd Lieutenant. Royal Air Force.

DONNOR

George

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

DONNOR

Thomas

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

DONNOR

William H

Private. Canadian Infantry.

ELLIS

Ebor K

L/Corporal. Coldstream Guards.

GOSLING

John W

Signaller. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

JOHNSON

Robert W

Private. York and Lancaster Regiment.

JOHNSON

Sidney F

Private. Royal Army Medical Corps.

KIND

Albert E

Private. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

KIRK

Joseph

Signaller. Lincolnshire Regiment and Leinster Regiment.

NEWSTEAD

Bert

Private. Royal Army Medical Corps.

NEWSTEAD

Jack

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PADLEY

Harry

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PORTER

Alfred

Private. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

PORTER

William

Private. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

REESON

Harry

Driver. Royal Field Artillery and Royal Army Service Corps.

SCOTT

Edward

Private. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WILKINSON

Charles E

Trooper. East Yorkshire Yeomanry.

1916

BROWN

Charles E

Private. Royal Army Service Corps (MT)

BUTLER

Charles E

Sapper. Royal Engineers.

EVISON

John H

Private. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

FEATHERSTONE

William E

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

GOSLING

Tom

Private. Notts and Derby Regiment and Royal Army Service Corps.

GOSLING

William

Trooper. Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

HODGSON

Willie

Private. Royal Lancaster Regiment.

NEWSTEAD

Frank

Corporal. Royal Army Service Corps.

PADLEY

George T

Private. Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

RANSHAW

Samuel

Driver. Royal Army Service Corps.

SCARBRO

Alan

L/Corporal. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WILKINSON

Arthur

Corporal. Royal Engineers.

WILKINSON

Charles

Private. Middlesex Regiment.

1917

CODD

Walter

Air Mechanic. Royal Air Force.

JOHNSON

Hubert R

Gunner. Royal Field Artillery.

MILLER

Walter

Private. Royal Scots Fusiliers.

RANSHAW

Frank

Private. Middlesex Regiment.

1918

BUSH

Charles E

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

BUTTERY

George

Private. Durham Light Infantry.

FEATHERSTONE

Alexander F

Corporal. Royal Air Force.

JOHNSON

Reginald

Private. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

KIRK

George

Private. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

RICHARDSON

Joseph H

Private. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

Edward

Private. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

VAMPLEW

George W

Private. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

VEALE

John H

Private. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

WILKINSON

George

Private. Canadian Scottish.

At centre of scroll

BELL

George

Private. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds July 1915.

CHESTER

William H

Private. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed September 1915.

COOLING

Harry

Corporal. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed September 1914.

ELLWOOD

Charles H

Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed June 1915.

FLETCHER

Charles H

Corporal Signaller. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds August 1918.

HORTON

Walter H

Private. Machine Gun Corps. Killed July 1916.

JOHNSON

Percy

Military Medal. Private. 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died October 1918.

NEWSTEAD

Ernest

Private. 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed April 1917.

PADLEY

Charles W

Private. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds November 1918.

PORTER

Fred

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant. Royal Horse Artillery. Died January 1919.

ROBERTS

Walter

Driver. Royal Engineers. Died March 1917.

SCARBRO

William

Private. Machine Gun Corps. Died October 1918.

SPIKINGS

Albert

L/Corporal. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed April 1917.

VAMPLEW

James

Note: Not on memorial. Private 10909. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915, aged 20 years. Son of George Vamplew of Mareham Gate, Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Born Woodside (Tumby Woodside?), enlisted Boston and resident Mareham le Fen, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

Last updated 28 July, 2009

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