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OXCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

Within the Redundant Church of All Saints, Oxcombe is a brass plaque containing the Roll of Honour for World War 1 containing fourteen names. Aditionally there is a three light stained glass window predominantly made up of green and blue glass. with the supporting framework of the window appearing to be white plaster. There are two further glass panels in the ornamental top that contain the phrases 'He is risen' in the left hand one, and 'He is not here' in the right hand one. This is a reference to the scene of the Angel telling of the Resurrection that is depicted in the window. The window was placed in the search by the then Lord of the Manor, Francis Sowerby, Kt.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

Inscription under window

IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.
ERECTED BY FRANCIS SOWERBY KT

Brass plaque

1914 - 1919
ROLL OF HONOUR

BENNETT

Mary Eleanor

SMP Nurse. [SMP is believed to mean ‘Special Military Probationer’]

BENNETT

Roderick Sowerby

Lieutenant. Army Service Corps.

BURTON

Arthur Boomer

7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

GRANT

Frank

6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

HOULDEN

John William

3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Wounded.

HYDE

Charles

3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

JANNEY

George

South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action.

Private 22638. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1918, aged 28 years. Son of George and Fanny Ann Janney of Tathwell, Lincs. Born Welton le Wold, enlisted Lincoln and resident Tathwell, Lincs. Commemorated Varennes Military Cemetery. I.K.20.

KENT

Edmond

6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action.

Private 15631. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 5th December 1915, aged 31 years. Son of William and Mary Ann Kent of Belchford, Lincs. Born Belchford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Belchford, Lincs. Commemorated Azmak Cemetery, Suvla. I.E.1.

KNAGGS

Robert

3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action.

Private 25630. 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds Mesopotamia 30th January 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Mrs R Knaggs of Little Oxcombe, Lincs. Husband of Lucy Freeston (formerly Knaggs) of Tetford, Lincs. Born Scarborough, Yorks, enlisted Horncastle and resident Tetford, Lincs. Commemorated Amora War Cemetery. XXI.J.2.

LEE

Fred

Army Service Corps.

SMITH

Edward

19th Battalion Kings (Liverpool Regiment). Missing.

Private 50211. 19th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 29th July 1917. Born Belchford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Belchford, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 4 and 6.

SMITH

George

101st Field Company, Royal Engineers.

WARD

Arthur Fletcher

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.

WATKIN

George

1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Wounded.

Last updated 12 June, 2009

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