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OWSTON FERRY WAR MEMORIAL

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The Owston Ferry memorial is to be found in the High Street, Owston Ferry, midway on the road boundary of the recreation round. It takes the form of a three stepped base surmounted by tapered shaft and Celtic cross with an inscription in black lettering on the front face of the shaft and on a tablet placed against the front side of the steps, there is a Celtic knot work design on the front face of the cross. Iron railings have been placed on three sides of the memorial with a chain link fence to the front of it. The memorial had been first unveiled on 20th October 1922 by Earl of Yarborough and re-dedicated in July 1947.

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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.

BAYES

Charles Henry

Private 50600. 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 16th January 1917. Born Beckingham, Notts, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND. VII.E.18.

BETTS

J B

No JB Betts DSO identified, believed should read John William Betts. 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Former Police Constable. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panels 23 and 24.

BROWN

George Edward

Private 27856. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), formerly 13159 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Brown. Husband of Florence Brown of 8 Brewery Terrace, Wath on Dearne, Yorks. Born West Butterwick, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Wath on Dearne, Yorks. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.

BUTROID

Ernest

Private 42685. 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 15283 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Jesse and Sarah Butroid of South Street, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated WARGNIES-LE-GRAND CHURCHYARD.

CLARK

William

Private 204209. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of William and Mary Clark of Station Road, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born Owston Ferry, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. LXVI.A.14.

CLAYPHAN

George Alfred

2nd Lieutenant. 12 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 4th December 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Fred and Alice Clayphan of Trent Hall, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. II.L.5.

COBB

Henry Thomas

Private 303106. 8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. I.B.22.

COOK

David

Civilian. Master Mariner of the ship ‘Humber’ (London). Died 25th January 1918. Commemorated TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.

FIELDING

Joseph

Private 15991. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, resident Owston Ferry, Lincs. Would appear to be Joseph Fielding born c 1893 in Owston Ferry, the 3rd son of William and Eliza Fielding, and brother of William Fielding. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

FIELDING

William

L/Corporal 40726. 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1917, aged 29 years. Son of William and Eliza Fielding of North Street, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 39 and 40.

FLETCHER

Alfred Norman

Private 46549. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th march 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas and A.E Fletcher of Melville, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born Owston Ferry, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 67 and 68.

GARNER

W

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

HARRISON

Ted

Private 335588. 5/6th Battalion, Royal Scots Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1918. Born Epworth, Lincs, enlisted Retford, Notts and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. VI.D.29.

KENT

Edward Mansell

Private 82013. 56th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 128463 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs T.W Kent of Waddingham, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 10.

LOCKWOOD

Bertie

L/Corporal 8822. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th April 1916, aged 27 years. Son of William and Mary Annie Lockwood of North Street, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born Owston Ferry, enlisted Lincoln and resident Owston ferry, Lincs. Commemorated CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY. Plot C. Row 2. Grave 9.

LOCKWOOD

William Henry

L/Corporal 34518. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 18th April 1917, aged 32 years. Husband of Annie Lockwood of Coronation Terrace, North Street, Crowle, Lincs. Born Owston Ferry and enlisted Crowle, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XIX.B.17A.

MAJOR

William Elsom

Private 29998. 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 30 years. Son of Mrs C Major of Post Office, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born Owston Ferry, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, Gouy. III.E.17.

PARKIN

William Morris

L/Corporal 10576. 6/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Parkin of Gunthorpe, Lincs. Born Silvertown, London, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 5.

RHOADES

John William

Private 31083. 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 4493 Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th September 1916. Born Owston Ferry and enlisted Epworth, Lincs. Commemorated FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, Mametz. III.I.11.

TORN

John G

Private 82189. 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 28379 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Son of Mrs M.J Torn of Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born Owston Ferry, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.

TRAVIS

Arthur J

Private 266258. 2/7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Arthur and Mary Amelia Travis of Rose Cottage, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Enlisted and resident Leeds, Yorks. Commemorated FRANKFURT TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, Beaumont-Hamel. D.13.

WILSON

W

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

Their name liveth for evermore.
1939-1945

BROCKLEBANK

Albert Victor

Guardsman 2720901. 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 28th April 1943, aged 28 years. Commemorated OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY. 1.D.9.

DUFFIELD

Wilfred Herbert

Sergeant 1072742. 11 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1st September 1942. Commemorated FAYIO WAR CEMETERY. 2.G.23.

HUNT

Frederick Leonard

L/Sergeant 4538680. 10th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 19th September 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Walter William and Charlotte Hunt of Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY. 6.D.16.

SMITHSON

Walter Clarence

Gunner 950451. 1 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 15th April 1941, aged 22 years. Son of Thomas W and Sarah Smithson of Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY. 3.J.4.

STEPHENSON

J

Distinguished Conduct Medal. Sergeant 5046681. 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 23rd August 1944, aged 31 years. Husband of Mary Ann Stephenson of Lisburn, Co Antrim, N. Ireland. Commemorated ST DESIR WAR CEMETERY. V.B.5.

Last updated 6 November, 2007

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