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METHERINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The village war memorial is to be found within the garden on the High Street, Metheringham. It takes the form of a soldier wearing cap with head bowed, in mourning pose with rifle reversed, surmounting rectangular pedestal. The soldier wears cap badge of Lincolnshire Regiment. The cornice of the pedestal is decorated with a carved frieze including a depiction of cap and rifle. The memorial was unveiled by the Marchioness of Carisbrooke and dedicated by Rev. William Ignatius Snell Rawson on 12th December 1920; it cost £600 from public subscription; the mason was Mr Frederick William Baldock. The land for the memorial was given by Lord Londesborough. There are 42 names for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2. There is a further plaque to the men who died in World War 1 inside the church.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF METHERINGHAM
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

ATKIN

Herbert

Corporal (Shoeing Smith) L/8023. B Bty, 152nd Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 11th April 1918. Son of the late Henry and Sarah Ann Atkin. Born Potter Hanworth, Lincs and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 1.

ATKIN

Thomas William

Sergeant (Farrier) 1577. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas William and Lucy Atkin of Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 331.

BALDCOCK

Charles William

Bombardier 113358. 394th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Egypt 2nd June 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Frederick William and Emily Baldock, husband of Mary Morley (formerly Baldock) of Ivy House, Wath on Dearne, Yorks. Commemorated KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY. D.150.

BARSLEY

Edward

Private 12789. Army Cyclist Corps, formerly 212 North Midland Div Cyclist Coy. Died Mesopotamia 11th January 1918, aged 24 years. Son of David and Susan Barsley of Jubilee Street, Ruskington, Lincs. Born Ruskington, Lincs, enlisted Chisledon, Wilts and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated BAGHDAD (North Gate) WAR CEMETERY. XVIII.L.13.

BAYLES

Thomas Henry

Private 10173. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 7th August 1915, aged 20 years. Son of I.J and Julia Bayles of Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Boston and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 and 46.

BAYLES

John Arthur

Corporal 13507 (memorial gives Sergeant). 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1918. Born Metheringham, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. IV.H.6.

BROWN

Charles

Private 96005. 18th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), formerly 2892 Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died Mesopotamia 24th August 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas and Betsy Brown of 25 Princess Street, Lincoln, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated DEIREL EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY. C.67.

BROWN

Henry

Sergeant E/1309. 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Metheringham, Lincs, enlisted Whyteleafe (?) and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3.

BROWN

William

Private 60706. 8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 5/18158 5th Ter Res Bn. Killed in action 8th June 1918. Son of Mrs B Brown of 25 Princess Street, Lincoln, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. XXI.C.3.

BURMAN

Charles

Private 13475. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st January 1916. Born Metheringham Fen, enlisted Sleaford and resident Metheringham Fen, Lincs. Commemorated RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, Fleurbaix. II.G.18.

CARR

W

Memorials give Private, died 1916. Unable to trace CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

COOK

Charles Henry

Private 1961. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1916 (memorials give 24th April). Son of George and Ann Cook of Silver Street, Bardney, Lincs. Born Metheringham Fen, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham Fen, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

COOKE

George Henry

Private 203401. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th December 1917. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Newark, Notts. Commemorated ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, Manancourt. VII.E.6.

CREASEY

William

Private 21384. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th August 1917. Born Metheringham Fen, enlisted Sleaford and resident Metheringham Fen, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

DAWSON

Frank

Private 42524. 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 22nd March 1918, aged 34 years. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Dawson of High Street, Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 68 to 72.

DEAN

John Henry Ellis

Military Cross and Bar. Captain. 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment attd 10th Bn. Killed in action between Rheims and Soissons 27th May 1918, aged 23 years. Son of John Henry and Amelia Dean of Heath House, Nocton, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

Plaque at Church gates

The gates to this porch are given in reverence to God and in memory of John Henry Ellis Dean, MC and Bar. Captain, 13th Bn, Cheshire Regt who was killed between Rheims and Soissons 27th May 1918, aged 23 years. (Also see above).

DODSWORTH

Isaac

Private 2436. 8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 15th October 1915, aged 20 years. Son of William and Annie Dodsworth of Ash House Farm, Southrey, Lincs. Born Scopwick, Lincs, enlisted Retford, Notts and resident Southrey, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 87 to 89.

EDWARDS

Charles

Private 47905. 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs W Edwards of Fen Road, Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, Buissy. I.C.19.

GARRATT

William

Private 25554. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 5th December 1916, aged 39 years. Son of Evelina Garratt of High Street, Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated ST PEIRRE CEMETERY, Amiens. IV.E.10.

GREEN

William Pearson

Pioneer 128927. 1st Battalion, Spec Bde, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 28th June 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Charles William and Annie Green of Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Ruskington and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY. IV.A.20.

HALES

John

Private 53206. 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly S/4/199390 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 21st May 1917. Born Dunston Heath, enlisted Sleaford and resident Dunston, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3.

HANNATH

Arthur

Corporal 18769. Lincolnshire Regiment transferred to 11595 Labour Corps. Died 19th May 1920, aged 27 years. Son of William and Lavinia Hannath, husband of Blanche Olive Hannath of Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated METHERINGHAM CEMETERY.

HAWKES

Charles Robert

L/Corporal 2024858. Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 1st November 1918, aged 29 years. Son of William and Maria Hawkes of Ivy Farm, Cherry Willingham, Lincs. Commemorated TORONTO (Prospect) CEMETERY. Sec 17. 3603.

HAWKES

George William

Private 615. 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 29th April 1915. Commemorated LONE PINE MEMORIAL. 38.

HEWSON

William Walter

Private 351964. 9th Battalion, Royal Scots, formerly 23551 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd August 1917. Born Osgerby, enlisted and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY. IV.C.12.

HODSON

Edward

Private 241913. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917, aged 34 years. Son of William and Sarah Hodson of Dunston, husband of Mrs S.A Hodson of Chapel Lane, Dunston, Lincs. Born Ashby de la Launde, enlisted Lincoln and resident Dunston, Lincs. Commemorated HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. I.D.11.

KING

Harry

Private 52491. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 62554 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th October 1918, aged 24 years. Husband of Dorothy L Steel (formerly King) of Lincoln Lane, Metheringham, Lincs. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated SELRIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Montay. II.C.1.

KING

John William Elam

Private 13612. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 19 years. Son of John and Jane King of Pond Lane, Brant Broughton, Lincs. Born Navenby and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

KIRTON

Isaac

Sapper 43319. 72nd Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died Malta 25th December 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Isaac and Sarah Jane Kirton of Lincoln Road, Metheringham, Lincs. Born Bransby and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY. C.III.4.

LAWSON

John Henry

Gunner 222822. 17th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26th October 1917. Enlisted and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. VII.A.45.

PADLEY

George

Gunner 69636. 1st Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly 62882 Royal Field Artillery. Died 21st October 1918. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham Fen, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. S.II.W.4.

ROWSON

John

[Exterior memorial states Gunner, not on church memorial, listed as RAWSON on SDGW] Gunner [SDGW] or Driver [CWGC] 62884, "B" Battery, 124th Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 18th September 1918. Born Metheringham, enlisted Lincolnshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot II. Row V. Grave 4.

SHARPE

G W

Memorials state Sergeant, died 15th September 1916 but not known. possibly George William Sharpe. Private 15043. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Saxilby and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 7D and 8D.

SHIELDS

Herbert

Staff Sergeant (Farrier) 15815. 114th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery attd 26th Heavy Bty. Died of wounds 22nd December 1914, aged 30 years. Son of Thomas and Sarah Shields of Lincoln, Lincs. Born Nottingham, Notts and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. III.B.70.

SIMMONDS

Charles Alfred

Private 48282. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22nd August 1918. Born Chigwell, Essex, enlisted Lincoln and resident Bracebridge Heath, Lincs. Commemorated GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.O.10.

SMITH

Harry

Private 2198. D Coy, 1st battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918, aged 25 years. Son of David and Betsy Smith of Metheringham Heath, Lincs. Born Roxby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham Heath, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

STEELE

John

Private 39331. 3/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born Baston, enlisted Sleaford, Lincs and resident Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

TOPHAM

J

Forename not known. Gunner 157030. 1206th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26th November 1918, aged 24 years. Husband of Olive Topham of Bratoft, Lincs. Commemorated BRATOFT (St Peter and St Paul) CHURCHYARD.

ULLYATT

Ernest

Private 40834. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1917. Born Metheringham Fen, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham Fen, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

WINTER

John

Private 31088. 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 4564 Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th September 1916, aged 35 years. Son of Mrs Emma Winter of Drury Street, Metheringham, Lincs. Born Eagle Moor and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 14A and 14B.

WRIGHT

Joseph Freer

Private 11723. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st February 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Mrs Rachel S Brummitt of Dunston, Lincs. Born Hockborough, Yorks, enlisted Grimsby and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated METHERINGHAM CEMETERY.

WRIGHTON

Frank Tatton

Private 17389. Royal Army Pay Corps, formerly 37759 Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died at home 31st October 1918. Born Metheringham Fen, Lincs and enlisted Rugby, Warwicks. Commemorated BUDBROOKE (St Michael) CHURCHYARD.

Church (St Wilfred) Memorial

ATKIN

H

11th April 1918.

ATKIN

T W

3rd November 1915.

BALDOCK

G W

2nd June 1918.

BARSLEY

E

11th January 1918.

BAYLES

J A

4th July 1918.

BAYLES

T H

4th August 1916.

BROWN

C

25th August 1917.

BROWN

H

28th April 1917.

BROWN

W

9th June 1918.

BURMAN

C

31st January 1916.

CARR

W

1916.

COOK

C H

24th April 1916.

COOKE

G H

20th December 1917.

CREASEY

W

28th August 1917.

DAWSON

F

22nd March 1918.

DEAN

J H E

27th May 1918

DODSWORTH

I

October 1915.

EDWARDS

C

24th March 1918.

GARRATT

W

5th December 1916.

GREEN

W P

28th June 1916.

HALES

J

20th May 1917.

HAWKES

G W

29th April 1915.

HEWSON

W

3rd August 1917.

HODSON

E

11th April 1917

KING

H

14th October 1918.

KING

J W E

1st July 1916.

KIRTON

I

25th December 1915.

LAWSON

J H

26th October 1917.

PADLEY

G

21st October 1918.

SHARPE

G W

15th September 1916.

SHIELDS

H

22nd December 1914.

SIMMONDS

G A

22 August 1918.

SMITH

H

1918.

STEELE

J

9th October 1917.

TOPHAM

J

27th November 1918.

ULLYATT

E

24th April 1916.

WINTER

J

15th September 1916.

WRIGHT

J F

20th February 1917.

WRIGHTON

F T

31st October 1918.

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DAWSON

Eric

Gunner 11400089. 94th Light A.A Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10th October 1945, aged 31 years. Son of William and Annie Dawson, husband of Hilda Dawson of Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 5.

DOWSE

William

Corporal 4808182. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 28th January 1944, aged 32 years. Son of William and Alice Dowse of Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated CASSINO MEMORIAL. Panel 5.

GILLINGS

Bert

Corporal T/1686012. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 27th May 1945, aged 27 years. Son of Eric Walker and Florence Betsy Gillings, husband of Florence Gillings of Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot 9. Row 11. Grave 21.

GRAY

C

Private. Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently.

HEAYES

Cecil Robert

Flight Sergeant 562741. 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st May 1940, aged 26 years. Son of Robert John and Laura Rose Heaynes, husband of Dorothy Ann Heaynes of Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 1.

HEMINGWAY

Harry Walker

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 547503. 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13th March 1941, aged 20 years. Husband of Mrs M.L Hemingway of Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated DUNSTON (St Peter) CHURCHYARD.

TOPHAM

Joseph Alfred

Private 4802704. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died between 30th May 1940 and 2nd June 1940. Son of John Robert and Annie Elizabeth Topham of Nocton, Lincs. Commemorated DUNKIRK MEMORIAL. Column 45.

WATSON

Donald Joseph

Riflemen 6923947. 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 19th July 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Frederick and Annie Elizabeth Watson of Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY. IX.A.2.

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