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MOULTON SEAS END WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The Moulton Seas End memorial is located at the side of the B1357 running through the village. It takes the form of a two-stepped base mounted on which is a light grey, granite, column with a cornice and tapered top. On the cornice are engraved flags and two armourial rosettes, reversed, crenellate the border. There are 22 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008
Photograph from an old postcard, the memorial before the additional of the World War 2 names

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

ASHFORD

Isaac Dodson

Second Lieutenant. 199th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 26th January 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ashford, husband of Edith Ashford of 11 Elms Road, Burton on Trent, Staffs. Born Moulton Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated Altivole Communal Cemetery. A.4.

Extract from 'du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour', part 3, page 10:

ASHFORD, ISAAC DOBSON, 2nd Lieut., 6th (Reserve) Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), only s. of Tom Ashford, of Moulton Marsh Spalding, co. Lincoln, Farmer, by his wife, Lizzie, dau. of (—) Strong, of Barton b. Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford, 9 April, 1890; educ. Guild Street Higher Grade School there ; was a Clerk ; enlisted in Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from April, 1915 ; returned home in Jan. 1917, and after a period of training at Bisley and Clipstone, was gazettes 2nd Lieut. in the Machine Gun Corps ; went back to France, and took an active part in the operations at Dixmude : from there he was sent out with the First Expeditionary Force to Italy, and died there 26 Jan. 1918, from wounds received during an air raid. Buried at Altivole, Italy. A distinct honour was paid Lieut. Ashford, when he was chosen with another comrade from the Machine GMT: Corps to instruct Italian officers. He m. at Burton-on-Trent, 12 July, 1917. Edith (11, Elms Road, Burton-on-Trent), dau. of J. T. Abbott.

ASHTON

John

Private (Signaller on memorial) 235001. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th April 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Edward R and Alice Ashton of Moulton Marsh, Lincs. Enlisted Boston and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

BURSLEY

Sydney Ernest Victor

Private 15473. 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born Moulton and enlisted Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 7D and 8D.

BENSTEAD

G

possibly George Benstead. Private 14303. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Ann Benstead of Dowsdale, Crowland, Lincs. Born and enlisted Spalding, resident Crowland, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

BUFFHAM

Frank

Private 21517. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1917. Born Moulton, enlisted Holbeach and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul. E.19.

CUNDY

Arthur Herbert

Private 235226. 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, formerly 203851 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th November 1918, aged 30 years. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Cundy of Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Born Gedney Marsh, enlisted Holbeach and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. X.B.4A.

COURTS

John George

Lance Sergeant 16500. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1916. Born Moulton, Lincs and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 1D.

DOLTON

Sydney

Private 22955. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Dolton of Cross Lane, Pinchbeck, Lincs. Born Moulton Seas End, enlisted Spalding and resident Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

GINN

John Edward

Gunner 149553. 321st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd July 1917. Husband of Frances Elizabeth Ginn of Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Born Moulton and enlisted Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension. II.A.5.

GRAY

William Henry

Private 25206. 2/7th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1918, aged 20 years. Son of W.J and S.A Gray of Moulton Common, Lincs. Born Spalding, enlisted Bourne and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Arras memorial. Bay 6.

GRATTON

John George William

Private 23303. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 19 years. Son of George and Emma Gratton of Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Lincoln and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery. V.D.12.

HIGGINS

A

possibly Arthur Higgins. Private 27138. 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 27023 Royal Berkshire Regiment and 32653 Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Barnack (Lincs in records but only Barnack known is Northamptonshire), enlisted Fosdyke and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 119 to 120.

HIGGINS

J

possibly John Higgins. Private G/20100. 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 33589 G.S Cavalry. Killed in action 6th January 1918. Born Barnack (Lincs in records but only Barnack known is Northamptonshire), enlisted and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Rethel French National Cemetery. 1758.

HAMILTON

E

possibly Edward Hamilton. Private 10062. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915, aged 24 years. Son of Edward J and Louisa Hamilton of 143 Spring Street, Bury, Lancs. Born Sheffield, Yorks, enlisted Spalding, Lincs and resident Bury, Lancs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 44 to 46.

NICKOLS

J W

possibly John William Nicholls. Private 10978. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Born and enlisted Spalding, resident Fosdyke, Lincs. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 31 to 34.

NAYLOR

A

Private on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.

PILGRIM

J

Private on memorial and no J Pilgrim identified. possibly mistake and should read William Henry Pilgrim, present Moulton in 1901. Private 17465. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th December 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Henry and Mary A Pilgrim of Moulton Washway, Lincs. Born Moulton Washway, Lincs and enlisted Thorney, Cambs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 104 to 105.

SEYMOUR

Ernest Edward

Private 202011. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th April 1917, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) Charles and F.A Seymour of Keightley House, Crown Colony, Holbeach Marsh, Lincs. Born Moulton Seas End, enlisted Spalding and resident Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Commemorated Bray Military Cemetery. II.H.47.

STENNETT

Percy Edwin

Private 12870. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Edward and Katharine Stennett of Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Brother of Edward Stennett. Born Moulton, enlisted Spalding and resident Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 44 to 46.

STENNETT

Edward

Private 12849. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Edward and Katharine Stennett of Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Brother of Percy Edwin Stennett. Born Guyhirn, Cambs, enlisted Spalding and resident Moulton Seas End, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 44 to 46.

THROWER

Fred

Private 40186. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th November 1916, aged 26 years. Son of William and Anna Maria Thrower of 1 Standard Terrace, Long Sutton, Lincs. Enlisted Holbeach and resident Moulton Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

VELLAM

Frank

Velham on memorial. Private 43708. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 19th August 1917. Born Spalding, enlisted Lincoln and resident Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery. E.68.

May they rest in peace, and awake to a joyful resurrection.
1939 - 1945

CHAPMAN

Leslie

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. Flight Sergeant (Wireless Op/ Air Gunner) 1576762, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st February 1945, aged 23 years. Son of Ernest and Eva Ellen Chapman of Moulton Washway, Lincs. Commemorated Whaplode Cemetery. Grave 1391A.

GENDERS

Joshua

Private 4803240. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 13th March 1943, aged 22 years. Commemorated Taukkyan War Cemetery. 10.H.7.

MOTLEY

Frank

Lance Sergeant 4802966. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 19th September 1944, aged 35 years. Husband of J Motley of Moulton Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated Leopoldsburg War Cemetery. IV.E.15.

Last updated 25 September, 2008

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