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OLD SOMERBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

There are two memorial plaques within the Church of St Mary Magdalene Church, Old Somerby. The World War 1 memorial is a wall-mounted white marble tablet with black lettering that is mounted on dark marble with the top pitched in centre and the base has shelf-like effect. There is a carving of laurel wreath in the top centre. The World War 2 memorial is a wall-mounted white marble tablet with black slate mount and black lettering.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

1914 - 1919
To the honoured memory of those who leaving their homes in this parish, gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War.

AYRE

Reuben Alfred

Private 23033. 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th April 1917. Born Somerby, enlisted Grantham and resident Somerby, Lincs. Commemorated EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, Colincamps. III.H.6.

DOBNEY

James Amos

Private 66530. 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19th September 1917. Born Stow, enlisted and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

MORLEY

John Edward

Private 9698. 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1914. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted Melton Mowbray, Leics and resident Old Somerby, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 4.

PICK

Leonard

Private 19013. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th (6th on memorial) September 1918. Born Wyville, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated LEBUCQUIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. II.A.33.

RAMSDEN

George Robert

Private PW/4781. 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 1st December 1917. Born Hougham, Lincs, enlisted Northampton, Nth and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Louverval. Panel 9.

RAMSDEN

Joseph Jackson

Private 52508. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 62517 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th October 1918. Born Hougham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated MONTIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord. BB.3.

STOTHARD

William Burton

Private 11847. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Born Burton upon Trent, Staffs, enlisted Grantham, Lincs and resident Newark, Notts. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

WALKER

John West

Lieutenant. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Rev Canon Gilbert George and Margaret Walker of Barkston Rectory, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

The glorious dead.
To the honoured memory of those who leaving their homes in this parish, gave their lives for King and Country in the Second World War ~1939 1945

DURHAM

Eric

Private 4868428. 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 13th October 1943, aged 23 years. Son of John Joseph and Phyllis Durham of Old Somerby, Lincs. Commemorated MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY. V.A.16.

KIRTON

John Edward

Sapper 2155978. 21 Field Park Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 24th August 1945, aged 34 years. Son of John and Louisa Kirton of Old Somerby, Lincs. Commemorated MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, Chennai. 8.E.16.

MOODIE

George Paxton

Private 7399604. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 18th November 1943, aged 42 years. Son of William and Elizabeth Moodie, husband of Grace Mary Moodie of Bradfield, Berks. Commemorated BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY. 32A.A.4.

SMITH

Kenneth

George Cross. Signalman 2328696. Long Range Desert Group Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 10th January 1945, aged 24 years. Son of Bertie and Alice Jane Smith of Louth, Lincs. Commemorated BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY. 6.D.9.

STRAUSS

Jacobus Gustaaf

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 44546. 151 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th February 1945, aged 36 years. Son of Jacobus Gustaaf and Catherina Strauss, husband of Kathleen Edith Strauss of Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY. 12.G.3.

WEST

Frank

L/Corporal 4803538. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 22nd August 1944, aged 32 years. Son of Vernon Fosdyke and Eleanor West of Old Somerby, Lincs. Commemorated ST DESIR WAR CEMETERY. I.E.8.

Faithful unto death.

Last updated 6 November, 2007

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