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OSBOURNBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Joan Holland 2014
for Osbournby Heritage Room Committee

There are two memorial plaques within the Church of St St Peter and St Paul, Osbournby. The first lists nine men from Osbournby and Scot Willoughby who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 1; the second lists the six men from Osbournby who mad the sacrifice in World War 2. There is also a Soth African war memorial to one man also within the church.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
OSBOURNBY AND SCOT WILLOUGHBY
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1918.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUSCRIPTION.

BROCKET H
Probably Herbert William Brocket, 58662, Corporal H., R.A.M.C. Died; 28 June 1919, age 45, Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne (Death certificate records occupation as Farmer and Brickmaker)
BUGG, Herbert
16418, Private H., 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment attd 51st Trench Mortar Bty. Died; 03 June 1918, age 36, Grave; Plot 1. Row D. Grave 25., Acheux British Cemetery. Of Osbournby. Local paper records that he had a wife and young daughter)
COOPER A
106157, Gunner A., 48th Bty. 36th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died; 24 October 1917, age 25, Grave; Panel 4 to 6 and 162, Tyne Cot Memorial *n of Charles and Martha Cooper, of Osbournby, Sleaford, n cs ( Local paper records that " he was killed by a shell which struck the house where he was acting as cook behind the lines."
COOPER Herbert
2023, Private H., 2nd/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died; 19 September 1915, age 25 Grave; 143A. Osbournby Cemetery, Sleaford, Lincs Son of Charles and Martha Cooper, of Osbournby, Sleaford, Lincs. ' Local paper records that he " was accidentally killed while in ining in England " )
COPE George Henry
3/15035, Able Seaman G.H., H.M.S. "Black Prince" Royal Navy. Died; 31 May 1916, age 20, Grave; 12. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of George Wilson Cope and Susannah Cope, of North St., Osbournby, Sleaford, Lincs ( Local paper records that " he was the only lad from the village in the navy, and the first to have given his life on active service." He is commemorated on his parents grave in Osbournby cemetery. )
HUNTINGTON William
49852, Private W., 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Died; 27 May 1918, age 19 Grave; Remembered with honour, Soissons Memorial. Son of Fanny Huntingon of Osbournby, Sleaford, Lincs, and the late William H. Huntington. ( Commemorated on his parents grave in Osbournby cemetery )
PAPE Samuel
3531, Private S., 1st/5th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Died; 01 July 1916, age 28 Grave; Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Wattam Pape, of 65 Southgate Sleaford, Lincs. ( note fathers name is correct, address may be incorrect as his father was Blacksmith in Osbournby ) ( Local paper reports " He was one of the first bombers in the recent big advance, and was at first reported "missing", but now official news has been received from the Adjutant that his body has been found in "No Man's Land". " He is commemorated on his parents grave in Osbournby cemetery, on there his age is given as 33. )
SCOTT John
50745, Private J., 10th Coy., Imperial Camel Corps. Died; 11 April 1918, age 22 Grave; H.54. Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Matilda Scott, of Osbournby, Sleaford, Lincs. commemorated on his parents grave in Osbournby cemetery. )
WARD Robert [William]
65249, Private R.W., 1st Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. _Ned; 08 October 1918 Grave; I.B.1. Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing. Local newspaper reports " one of the last lads from our village ,o be called up. " and " for nine years he had lived in this village with Mr. and Mrs. Freeston, who had become very much attached to their adopted son " )
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF OSBOURNBY WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WAR 1939-1945. THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION.
GRAVES Frederick
13070711, Private F., Pioneer Corps Died; 27 June 1945, age 37, Grave; 1.G.5. Klagenfurt War Cemetery
GREETHAM Charles
5891434, Corporal C., "C" Coy., 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment Died; 15 April 1944, age 20, Grave; XIV.K.5. Cassino War Cemetery Son of Harry and Ellen Mary Greetham, of Osbournby, Lincolnshire ( Commemorated on his parents grave in Osbournby Cemetery )
GREETHAM Gerald
2724041, Guardsman G., 3rd Bn., Irish Guards Died; 21 April 1945, age 19, Grave; 4.A.9. Becklingen Cemetery Son of Harry and Ellen Mary Greetham, of Osbournby, Lincolnshire ( Commemorated on his parents grave in Osbournby Cemetery )
HARRIS John [William]
6985664, Rifleman J., 1st Bn., The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles Died; 04 January 1945, age 21, Grave; III,C,12. Forli War Cemetery Son of Cyril Harold and Thirza Harris, of Osbournby, Lincolnshire ( Parents are buried in Osbournby Cemetery )
PRESTON Wilfred [Gordon]
4865206, Guardsman W., 3rd., Bn., Coldstream Guards Died; between 03 December and 04 December 1943, ( age not recorded ) Grave; VIII.H.1. Cassino War Cemetery Son of Charles Henry and Florence Preston, of Sleaford, Lincolnshire
TOMLINSON George
Profession; Chemist Died; Coventry, war casualty Buried; 26 October 1940, age 22 ( Information obtained from Osbournby Cemetery Burial Book )
SOUTH AFRICA
1899-1902
MACKINDER E J
No further information currently available
Not on memorial but commemorated in churchyard
STRAWSON Arthur Henry
Private, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 21 January 1916. Aged 27.

Last updated 31 October, 2014

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