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NORTH THORESBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Helens Church, North Thoresby and takes the form of a Celtic cross on a three stepped plinth. The Second World War inscription is on the lower part of the cross where is meets the base. The First World War inscription is split between the steps of the plinth. The memorial stands on a shallow rectangular base.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

In honoured memory of the men of this parish who died for their country in the Great War 1914 - 1919

BATTEN

P J

Memorial states Corporal. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

BONTOFT

John James

Private 6904. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th November 1914, aged 35 years. Commemorated BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. III.C.5.

BROUGHTON

J H

Memorial states CPO. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

BROWN

Thomas Sidney

Private 5135. 2/5th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in France 17th February 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Jabez and Ruth Brown of Walnut Cottage, North Thoresby, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln, resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 6A and 6B.

CAMPION

M H

Memorial states Trooper. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

DE HOUGHTON

Vere

Captain (Adj). 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action between 11th and 13th October 1915. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

DICKINSON

George Sidney

Captain. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1916. Commemorated PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, Maricourt. III.B.25.

GRANTHAM

George Henry

Private 24/1677. 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 1st July 1916, aged 18 years. Son of George Grantham of New Farm, Marshchapel, Lincs. Born North Thoresby, enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B.

HEWSON

Charles

Private 22801. C Coy, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th April 1917, wounds received in France on 23rd April 1917. Age 37 years on headstone, 36 on CWGC. Son of Henry and Ann Hewson, brother of T Hewson of North Thoresby, Lincs. Born North Thoresby, enlisted Louth and resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, Etrun. III.D.11.

HEWSON

C W

Memorial states Private. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

MILSON

George

Riflemen 3733. 8th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 21st October 1916 on headstone, 22nd October on CWGC. Age 26 years. Son of (the late) Mr and Mrs Milson of Binbrook, husband of Ada Graves (formerly Milson) of North Thoresby, Lincs. Enlisted London and resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated NORTH THORESBY (St Helen) CHURCHYARD.

MORLEY

George

Private 2601. Leicestershire Yeomanry. Killed in action 13th May 1915, aged 29 years. Son of Mr G and Mrs F.N Morley of North Thoresby, Lincs. Born Grimsby, Lincs, enlisted Melton Mowbray, Leics and resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 5.

NEAL

Harry

Corporal 27020. 4th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 13th April 1918, aged 22 years. Son of James and Sophia Neal of North Thoresby, Lincs. Born Thoresway Top and enlisted Louth, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXIX.A.21.

PANTON

George

Private 242165. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Mr and Mrs W Panton of North Thoresby, Lincs. Born Cockerington, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

PROCTER

Henry George

Private 23643. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Henry and Alice Gertrude Procter of High Street, North Thoresby, Lincs. Born North Thoresby, enlisted Louth and resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

ROBERTS

J

Memorial states Corporal, so possibly John William Roberts. Corporal 242527. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th September 1917. Son of Mr J.W Roberts of 6 Spa Street, Lincoln. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, Mazinarbe. I.V.27.

ROBERTS

William Henry

Private 108430. 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 318160 Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 25th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of John Henry and Mary Blenkam Roberts of North Thoresby, Lincs. Born North Thoresby, enlisted Louth and resident North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. X.C.8.

THOMPSON

W

Memorial states Private. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

TOWNEND

Ernest Walter

Private 19932. 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1917. Son of Walter and Agnes Townend, brother of Robert James Townend. Born Louth and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 19 to 22.

TOWNEND

R W

No R W Townend listed CWGC/SDGW, would appear to be Robert James Townend. Gunner 883266. 6th Bde, Canadian Field Artillery. Died 8th August 1918. Son of Walter and Agnes Townend, brother of Ernest Walter Townend. Born Louth, Lincs. Commemorated WOOD CEMETERY, Marcelcave. A.27.

WATTAM

William

Private 165565. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born North Willingham and enlisted Louth, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

On headstone in churchyard, not on memorial.

TAYLOR

Francis John

Private 49602. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of (the late) Francis Peter Taylor and Ada Woods (formerly Taylor) of Peartree Lane, Fulstow, Lincs. Brother of George Sutton Taylor. Born Cleethorpes, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.

TAYLOR

George Sutton

Private 178. A Coy, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) Francis Peter Taylor and Ada Woods (formerly Taylor) of Peartree Lane, Fulstow, Lincs. Brother of Francis John Taylor. Born and enlisted Grimsby, resident Fulstow, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

These died in war that we in peace might live
1939-1945

HUFTON

Richard

Gunner 1807590. 241 Bty, 77 H A A Regt, Royal Artillery. Died 18th February 1944, aged 35 years. Son of Wilfred and Margaret Ellen Hufton, husband of Mary Victoria Hufton of North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated AMBON WAR CEMETERY. 12.A.5.

OSTLER

George William

L/Bombardier 1683622. 552 Coast Regt, Royal Artillery. Died 7th April 1942, aged 32 years. Son of Albert and Rebecca Ostler of North Thoresby, husband of Norah Ostler of Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated NORTH THORESBY (St Helen) CHURCHYARD.

RAWSON

George Francis

Sergeant 655971. Royal Air Force. Died 24th March 1943, aged 26 years. Son of George and Ethel Rawson, husband of Doris M Rawson of Tetney, Lincs. Commemorated EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY. XXXI.H.25.

SMITH

Cyril Stanley

Signal Boy C/JX170946. HMS Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25th November 1941, aged 17 years. Son of Fred and Victoria May Smith of East Ravendale, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 45.3.

WEST

Cyril Harry

Flight Sergeant 748299. 295 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 27th June 1943, aged 24 years. Son of Henry Francis and Frances Gertrude West of North Thoresby, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 139.

Last updated 6 November, 2007

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