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NORTH SOMERCOTES WAR MEMORIAL

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

The war memorial is to be found in the High Street, North Somercotes. It takes the form of a two stepped base surmounted by tapering plinth shaft and Celtic cross. The inscription is in black lettering on the sides of the plinth and the whole is enclosed by a wrought iron fence. There is a Celtic knotwork design on the face of the cross. There are names listed for 22 men who died in World War 1 and 78 who served. There are a further 3 names of those who died in World War 2, one for Northern Ireland and one man who is not on the memorial but is buried in the churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

This monument is erected
in memory of the following men of
this parish who sacrificed their lives in
the Great War 1914 – 1919.

ACKRILL
Hedley
Private 276467, Regimental Depot, (Saskatchewan), Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). While with his Company during the capture of St. Olle, in the attack on Cambrai, he was hit by an enemy Magine Gun bullet and was killed almost instantly 29th September 1918, aged 24 years. Born 4 March 1894 in North Somercotes. Resident Grey Nuns Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan. Son of Francis and Eliza Ackrill of North Somercotes, Lincs. Hospital Orderly by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 22 June 1916 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, heoght 5 feet 5 inches. girth 37 inches. complexion ruddy, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religious denomination Church of England. Commemorated RAILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Volume 29 - 6
CHAPMAN
J
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.
CLAYTON
John Thomas
Stoker 1st Class SS/198767 (or 108767), H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 25. Born 13 April 1890 in Grimsby. Son of Mrs. G. Clayton, of North Somercotes, Lincs. Born 13 April 1890 in Grimsby. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 17.
COOK
Frank
Private 22347. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Born North Somercotes, enlisted Grimsby and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C.
COOK
John William Motley
Private 28231, D Company, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th May 1917, aged 36 years. Husband of Florence Mary Tacey (formerly Cook) of Warren End, North Somercotes, Lincs. Born North Somercotes, enlisted Louth and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Hessen, Germany. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 8.
HALLETT
Bertie
Private 202753 Lincolnshire Regiment, transferred 504958 447th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 12th November 1918, aged 20 years. Son of William and Louisa Hallatt of Bishopthorpe Lodge, Tetney, Lincs. Commemorated NORTH SOMERCOTES CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section 2. Grave 9.
HOBSON
Harry
Private 4429, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd August 1916. Born South Somercotes, enlisted Grimsby and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated BERLES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 5.
JANNEY
William
Private 423040, 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 6th April 1916. Son of Mrs J Lewis, of North Somercotes. Born 31 December 1889 in Lincolnshire. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 19 April 1915 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, aged 25 years 4 months, heioght 5 feet 7 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown, religious denomination Methodist. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 18-28-30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4788 - 49
JOHNSON
S
Possibly Sydney Johnson. Private 10679. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 13872 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 9th June 1917. Born Covenham, enlisted Louth and resident Covenham, Lincs. Commemorated MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, Le Treport. Plot III. Row G. Section 3B.
LAKING, MC, DCM
Herbert
Regimental Sergeant Major 7284, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 7th August 1918, aged 35 years. Husband of Mary Edith Laking of Salford House, North Somercotes, Lincs. Born North Somercotes, enlisted York, Yorks. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Commemorated COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY. Plot VIII. Row D. Section 17.

DCM Citation:

7284 CSM H. LAKING 1st Bn.
For gallant conduct in assisting to take two platoons into firing line under a very heavy fire when no Officers were available. (16 January 1915)

LAMBERT
William
Private 14607. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1917. Born Welton le Wold, enlisted Lincoln and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.
LOUGHEED
Cyril Loftus
[Appears as Cyril Loftus Longheed on CWGC and SDGW.] Private 26106. 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 26th January 1918. Enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Born North Somercotes 1891, the son of Walter Henry and Florence B Lougheed. Present North Somercotes 1901. Buried BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 17
NICHOLLS
C
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.
NICHOLLS
J
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.
PARKER
W
Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.
SHORT
Charles Philip
Private 27580. 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, formerly 25614 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th April 1918. Born Bilsby, enlisted Louth and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 102 to 104.
SMITH
Arthur Burkitt
Private G/52345. 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd August 1917. Born Grainthorpe, enlisted Lincoln and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 49 and 51.
SMITH
Valentine
Private PO/16340, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Black Prince. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916, aged 21 years. Born 14 January 1895 in North Somercotes. Farm Labourer by trade. Enrolled 14 June 1912. Son of Matthew Henry and Frances Smith of Woodbine Cottage, Burnsall, Yorks, originally North Somercotes. Native of North Somercotes, Lincs. Height 5 feet 5 inches, complexion frwssh, eyes hazel, hair dark brown. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.
STUBBS
Percy
Private 40485, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10th August 1917. Born North Somercotes and enlisted Louth, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. Section P. Plot II. Row F. Grave 2A.
SUTTON
Sam Atterby
Driver 800601, C Battery, 230th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20th July 1917, aged 24 years. Son of George and Mary Sutton of North Somercotes, Lincs. Born Great Carlton and enlisted Louth, Lincs. Commemorated BULLY-GRENCY COMMUNAL CEMETERY (British Extension), Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 15.
TACEY
Charles Edward
Private 761180, 29th Battalion, Candain Infantry. Died of wounds at No 12 Canaduan Field Ambulance, 29 September 1918. Born 8 April 1880 in North Somercotes. Resident 222 Keefer Street, Vancouver, british Columbia, Canada. Unmarried. Son of Mrs Mary Tacey, of North Somercotes. Labourer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 20 March 1916 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 35 years 11 months, height 5 feet 11 inches, girth 40 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 59. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9482 - 22
WILLEY
Stephen Ambrose
Private 25863. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1917, aged 33 years. Son of Mr D Paddison of North Somercotes, Lincs. Born North Somercotes, enlisted Louth and resident North Somercotes, Lincs. Buried in ORANGE TRENCH CEMETERY, Monchy-Le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial 1.
Also served
ACKRILL
T E
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ARUNDEL
C E
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ASHLEY
W L
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BRADLEY
A
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BRADLEY
G
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BRITTAIN
T W
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BROOKS
H
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BURKITT
W
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CAMPION
A
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CAREY
J F
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CAREY
T
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CARTWRIGHT
C
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CARTWRIGHT
F W
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CARTWRIGHT
G
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CARTWRIGHT
J E
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CARTWRIGHT
P
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CLAYTON
A J
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COOK
A S
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COOK
G
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COOK
J T
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DAVEY
A
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DICKINSON
H
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DOBSON
G
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DOBSON
W
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DUNHAM
G
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DUNHAM
J
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HALLETT
J R
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HARNESS
C R
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HOBSON
C F
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HODGSON
L
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HOWSHAM
A
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HUMBERSTONE
F
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HUMBERSTONE
G W
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HUMBERSTONE
L S
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HUMBERSTONE
W
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HUTTON
C W
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HUTTON
J
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JACKLIN
G
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JACKLIN
H
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JESNEY
J
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JOHNSON
W
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KIRK
H W
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LAMBERT
A
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LEAK
R H
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LEAK
W
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LIBELL
J W
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LOUGHTON
C W
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LOUGHTON
Hd
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LOUGHTON
Ht
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LOWIS
F
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MERRIKIN
E
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MERRIKIN
W F
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MICHAEL
F
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MICHAEL
W
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MURGATROYD
J
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NICHOLLS
J
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PADDISON
A D
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PORTUS
C
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PORTUS
S
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PROUDFOOT
S
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ROBERTS
G
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ROBERTS
T
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ROBERTS
W
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ROBINSON
J
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STANDALOFT
J
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STEPHENSON
H W
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STEPHENSON
T O
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STUBBS
J L
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STUBBS
T
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VICKERS
A
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WARDALE
A E
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WEST
E
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WEST
J
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WEST
P
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WILSON
W
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WINDLEY
E
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WINDLEY
Percy
His father Johnson was born in North Somercotes, his mother was Pricilla Gray. Percy served in the Northumberland Fusiliers during World War 1, born 1879, he married Clara Hilda Hall. In the 1911 census he had been married to Clara Hilda for 8 years, he was 32, a Hotel Manager, born Louth resident Crown and Anchor, 6 Waterhouse Lane, Hull.
WITTY
H E
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Their name liveth for evermore.
1939-1945
COOK
Joseph Henry
Sapper 1991709. 4th Parachute Sqn, Royal Engineers. Died 17th September 1943, aged 21 years. Son of Richard and Mabel Cook of North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated BARI WAR CEMETERY. II.A.8.
LOWIS
Reginald Edward
Petty Officer C/JX151999. HM Submarine Regent, Royal Navy. Died 1st May 1943, aged 22 years. Son of George and Dorothy May Lowis of North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMOTIAL. 68.1.
MURFIT
George Harold
Private 10556128. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 10th October 1943, aged 38 years. Commemorated KANCHANABURT WAR CEMETERY. 2.L.19.
Not on memorial, but in churchyard
HOWES
Winifred
Corporal W/17301. Aux Territorial Service. Died 21st February 1944. Daughter of George and Emma Baker of Keeling Street, North Somercotes, Lincs. Commemorated NORTH SOMERCOTES (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.
Killed in Northern Ireland 1972.
ROBINSON
Martin
Private 24163752, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. Died 16th April 1972. Aged 21. Born 25 December 1950. Shot by the Official IRA whilst on duty in an observation post at an old filling station on the Foyle Road in the Brandywell area of Londonderry.

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