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MORTON (BY BOURNE) WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The Morton (by Bourne) memorial is to be found in the grounds of the Church of St John the Baptist. There are no names recorded on the exterior memorial but there is a plaque within the church bearing the names of those who died in World War 1. The cross is about 18 feet and designed by Wilfred Bond of Grantham, unveiled in 1920.

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Memorial

To the glory of God and in memory of the sons of this parish who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918. R.I.P

Plaque

Remember in the Lord these men of Morton and Hanthorpe who fell
fighting for freedom 1914 - 1918

ASHTON Arthur
Private 2402. 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 7th November 1915. Enlisted Derby, Derbyshire and resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Richebourg-Lí Avoue. II.F.1.
ASHTON John Thomas
[Thomas Ashton on CWGC/SDGW, but John T Aston on 1901 census.] Private 43328. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly T/2/11246 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 20th April 1917, aged 21 years. Son of William and Lizzie Ashton of Hanthorpe, Lincs. Born Morton, Lincs, enlisted Oakham, Rutland and resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.
BARRON William James
Gunner 68821. Royal Horse Artillery attached 32nd Bde HQ, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 20th April 1917, aged 23 years. Husband of Helen Dibbin (formerly Barron) of The Police Station, Mistley, Essex. Born Morton, Lincs and enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. Commemorated HAUTE-AVESNES BRITISH CEMETERY. C.22.
BATES Arthur
L/Sergeant 5865. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1914. Born Morton and enlisted Bourne, Lincs. Commemorated FRAMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. I.A.6.
BOOTH John James
Private 241635. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th June 1917. Enlisted Bourne and resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY. XIX.A.26.
COX Cecil
Private 28430. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Mrs Fanny Cox of The School House, Morton, Lincs. Born Stainfield, enlisted Grantham and resident Bourne, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.
FOWLER Thomas
Private 15020. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli 24th November 1915, aged 23 years. Son of Edward John Fowler of Franks Yard, Morton, Lincs. Born and enlisted Bourne, resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.
HANFORD Harold
Private 49402. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918, aged 21 years. Son of James and Elizabeth Hanford of Morton, Lincs. Born Morton and enlisted Bourne, Lincs. Commemorated LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY. I.B.7.
NEWTON Arthur
Private 201449. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd October 1917. Born Morton, enlisted Bourne and resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHAM MILITARY CEMETERY. VII.B.11.
PARKER Arthur Charles
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently
PARKER Rupert Hardy
Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nd December 1917, aged 22 years. Only son of Capt C.J.E and Louise Parker of Ludshott House, Grayshott, Hants. Educated Wellington College, Berks. Undergraduate at Christchurch, Oxford. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
PLOWRIGHT George
Possibly Private 1917. C Coy, 5th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th May 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Mr E.J and Mrs M.A Fowler of 70 Kelham Street, Doncaster, Yorks. Born Bourne, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated BOIS-GRENIER COMMUNAL CEMETERY. H.3.
SWIFT William
Appears to be William Swift, born Morton, Lincs about 1890, the son of George H and Mary A Swift but unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
TAYLOR John
Private 1943. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Morton, enlisted Bourne and resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.
TAYLOR Joseph Parker
Private 15019. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Brother of Mr S Taylor of Franks Yard, Morton, Lincs. Born and enlisted Bourne and resident Morton, Lincs. Commemorated VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No: 3. X.A.11.
WRIGHT James
L/Corporal 201282. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th December 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Mr S and Louisa Wright of Hanthorpe, Lincs. Born Bulby, enlisted Sleaford and resident Hanthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. M.22.

To whose memory the churchyard cross is erected by the parishioners
in honour of God incarnate.
AD 1920.
R.I.P

Last updated 6 November, 2007

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