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MARKET DEEPING WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The war memorial for Market Deeping can be found within the parish church of St Guthlac, Market Deeping. It takes the form of two stone tablets affixed to one wall of the church, World War 1 above World War 2 and above these service flags. The first tablet contains the names of those for World War 1 (25 names) with the inscriptions and two slate stone tablets inset with the names. The second is a black slate tablet with the names inscribed for World War 2 (4 names). The memorial was dedicated on 1 December 1920.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR JUSTICE AND RIGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

ANDREW

John William
Private 14658. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915, aged 26 years. Son of John Richard and Sarah Ann Andrew of Mill Lane, Market Deeping, Lincs. Born Market Deeping, enlisted Bourne and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 31 to 34.

BURTON

J
No J Burton identified, possibly a mistake and should read T Burton? Thomas Burton. Private 7008. 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 12th June 1917. Born Deeping (which unspecified), enlisted Market Deeping and resident Deeping (which unspecified), Lincs. Commemorated Denain Communal Cemetery. B.65.

BUTCHER

Frank
Gunner 821157. 298th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5th June 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs E Butcher of Towngate. Market Deeping, Lincs. Born Market Deeping and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Lijssemthoek Military Cemetery. XII.C.39A.

BUTCHER

Reginald
Private 27373. 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 27988 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 17th September 1917. Enlisted Borne and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

EDWARDS

W J
No W J Edwards identified. Possibly James William Edwards. Private 11021. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916, aged 23 years. Son of James Albert and Caroline Maria Edwards of Great Wested Cottages, Crockenhill, Kent. Born Upper Warlingham, Surrey, enlisted Spalding and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Bedford House Cemetery. Enclosure No: 4. VIII.AA.35.

ELLIS

Thomas [Percival]

Private 6368, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1915. Born Wellingborough 9Wllingborough Registration District January-March Quarter 1883 Vol 3B Page 179), enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he was a boarder with Samuel Davis, unmarried, aged 28, a Rural Postman, born Wellingborough, Northants, resident 3 Halfleet Cottages Halfleet Market Deeping. He married married Martha Davis, daughter of Samuel Davis, in 1911 before going off to war in 1914 (Bourne Registration District April-June Quarter 1911 Vol 7A Page 921). In 1901 he was a servant of george Tomlin (a widower), unmarried, aged 18, an Assistant Carrier, Born Wellingborough and resident at 6, Alfred Street, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

Extract from Peterborough Advertiser 3 April 1915

Another loss of the Deepings

News was received by Mrs T. Ellis of Market Deeping on Tuesday last week of the death of her husband Private T. Ellis of C Company, Northamptonshire Regiment; the following notification being received: I am sorry to inform you that your husband Pte. Ellis of C Company was killed in action on the 10th of March 1915 whilst the Battalion was taking part in attack on the Germans – F. W. Laud Company Sergeant Major. `C Company 2nd Northamptonshire France. Private Ellis who has seen five years’ service in India was a reservist and a typical soldier. He leaves a widow and two young children to mourn loss, for whom much sympathy is manifest by all who knew him.

The deceased soldier was home for a few days at Christmas in the best spirits. This casualty makes the third Deeping man who has been killed in action in the present war.

FISHER

Herbert
Private 4007. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th July 1916. Born and enlisted Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Hannescamps New Military Cemetery. B.4.

FROST

Walter
Rifleman 51136. 9th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Frost. Former Metropolitan Police Officer (D Division). Born Market Deeping, enlisted West London and resident London. Commemorated New Irish Farm Cemetery. XV.B.7.

GREEN

W S
No W S Green identified. Possibly William Russell Green. Private 33514. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 32035 17 Res Hussars. Killed in action 29th September 1918, aged 25 years. Son of William R and Mary Green of Aslackby Fen, Lincs. Born Market Deeping, enlisted Bourne and resident Folkingham, Lincs. Commemorated Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree. F.11.

HARE

Walter
Private 8334. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs S Lacey (formerly Hare) of Council Houses, Towngate, Market Deeping, Lincs. Born Deeping St James, enlisted Stamford and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

HARRISON

Charles A
Private 38154. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 12th August 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Samuel John and Helen Eliza Harrison of High Street, Market Deeping, Lincs. Born and enlisted Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10A, 10D, 11A.

HUDSON

George William
Private 26527. 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 30th October 1917, aged 32 years. Son of Mr and Mrs William Hudson of Towngate, Market Deeping, Lincs. Possible brother of Thomas Henry Hudson. Born Nottingham, Notts, enlisted and resident Wisbech, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163.

HUDSON

Thomas Henry
Driver 801340. C Battery, 295th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Mrs W Hudson of Towngate, Market Deeping, Lincs. Possible brother of George William Hudson. Born Nottingham, Notts and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Canada Farm Cemetery. III.D.20.

LOWETH

John Henry
Private 49666. 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Market Deeping, Lincs, enlisted Chatham, Kent and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 4.

PARKER

James William
Private 37168. B Company, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th September 1918, aged 19 years. Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Parker of High Street, Market Deeping, Lincs. Born Cleethorpes and enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated Trois Arbes Cemetery, Steenwerck. II.S.19.

PLOWRIGHT

George Edward
Private 6045. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd November 1914. Born Holbeach, enlisted Stamford and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord) C.16.

PLOWRIGHT

A
Possibly Alfred Plowright born c 1895 at Market Deeping, Lincs, son of John Thomas and Betsy Plowright. Present Market Deeping 1901 but unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

PLOWRIGHT

William Newborn
Private 1716. 5th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps. Died 29th April 1917. Son of William and (the late) Rose Ellen Plowright of 5 Cranmore Cottages, Deeping St James, Lincs. Born Market Deeping, Lincs circa 1887. Commemorated Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi. VI.G.29.

PRATT

Ernest Fred
Private 30959. 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th June 1917. Husband of Mabel Kate Pratt of 35 Silver Street, Peterborough, Northants. Born Doncaster, Yorks and enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated Rookery British Cemetery, Heninel. C.9.

RUDKIN

Charles E
Private 11117. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916, aged 17 years. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Ann Rudkin of Victoria Cottage, Market Deeping, Lincs. Born Little Casterton, enlisted Bourne and resident Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

STANTON

Robert Greenhow Openshaw
Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 28th April 1918, aged 21 years. Son of William Edwin and Anne Openshaw Relph Stanton of Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Market Deeping Cemetery. 14.350.

SHUTTLEWOOD

Cecil Thomas
Driver 174806. C Battery, 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25th April 1919, aged 27 years. Son of Joel and Elizabeth Shuttlewood of Market Deeping, Lincs. Husband of May Swingler Shuttlewood of Laxton Park, Stamford, Lincs. Commemorated Cologne Southern Cemetery. XII.A.25.

WATSON

Thomas William
Private 9670. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th November 1914, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth Watson of Towngate, Market Deeping, Lincs. Born Bourne, Lincs and enlisted Northampton, Northants. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 43 and 45.

WILSON

S E
No S E Wilson identified. Possibly Samuel Wilson. Private 40048. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Enlisted Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

WILSON

Robert
Private 235030. 4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 19th April 1918. Born and enlisted Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. VIII.H.17.
REMEMBER ALSO BEFORE GOD THESE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

CARTER

Richard Harold
Petty Officer Telegraphist C/JX139509. HM Submarine P.514, Royal Navy. Died 21st June 1942, aged 25 years. Son of Charles and Lillian Carter of Market Deeping, Lincs. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 59.1.

HORTON

Roy Cyril
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1294067, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 101 Squadron. Died 3rd April 1943, aged 19 years. Son of Albert William and Nellie Horton of Stamford, Lincs. Husband of A Horton. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Coll Grave 21.E.16-17.

LYNN

Walter Stanley
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1615745, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 57 Squadron. Died 28th August 1943, aged 20 years. Son of Katherine Emma Lynn of Deeping Gate, Lincs. Commemorated Durnbach War Cemetery. Coll Grave 11.G.9-10.

MOULDING

James
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

Last updated 14 September, 2013

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