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QUARRINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The Quarrington memorials consist of a series of plaques in St Botolph’s Church, Quarrington, to the left of the pulpit. The Wall mounted metal plaques are on wooden backboards. The upper plaque details the First World War names with the names in two columns; there is a middle plaque that has two further additional First World War names listed on it. The lower plaque lists the Second World War names that are inscribed in a continuous list. The First War plaque was unveiled on 14th December 1919 by the Rural Dean of Lincoln, it was manufacturered by Messrs. Williams and Hews, the builder was Maxey & Son. Details appeared in the Sleaford Journal 20th December 1919.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God and the honoured memory of the brave men from this parish who sacrificed their lives in the Great War AD 1914 – 1919.

BARTON

George William

Private 22950. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd April 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Edward Abel and Fanny Leah Barton of Bourne Road Crossing, Billingborough, Lincs. Born and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated KORTRIJK (St Jan) COMMUNAL CEMETERY. C.17.

BELLAMY

Maurice

Private 200869. 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 22 years. Brother of Mrs M.W Crane of30 Victoria Avenue, Sleaford, Lincs. Enlisted Ripley, Derbyshire and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, Foncquevillers. I.G.18.

BENNETT

Paul

Private 10388. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 28th September 1915. Born Burton on Trent, Staffs and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

BRISTOW

William

Private 2992. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1915, aged 23 years. Son of Robert Bristow of Old Quarrington, Lincs. Enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY. II.M.16.

BURLEY

Harry Lawrence William

Private 41848. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th August 1918, aged 19 years. Son of (the late) Mr and Emma Burley of 2 Station Terrace, Sleaford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT. IV.C.22.

CLARE

Frank

Private 10507. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915, aged 31 years. Son of Jesse and Betsy Clare of Lime Grove, Sleaford, Lincs. Born Sleaford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

CLARK

Ernest Edward

L/Corporal 474009. 12th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 18/40581 18th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 18th March 1918. Born Hazelby (Haceby?), enlisted and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 88.

CLEARY

Herbert Percy

Private 12910. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Born Quarrington, enlisted Bourne and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

COY

Robert Arthur

Corporal 200727. B Coy, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 24 years. Son of Robert and E.C Coy of Mareham Terrace, Sleaford, Lincs. Born Sleaford, enlisted Spalding and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

ELLIS

Albert

L/Corporal S/17614. 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 31st May 1917. Born Sleaford, Lincs, enlisted Highbury and resident Islington, Mdx. Commemorated WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. I.B.24.

ELLIS

George

Private 25156. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

ELVIN

William John

Private 21315. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1916, aged 26 years. Son of William and Rebecca Elvin of 23 New Street, Sleaford, Lincs. Born Brigg, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

EVISON

Jabez Sidney

Military Medal. Private 60595. C Coy, 23rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 7th April 1920, aged 41 years. Son of Jabez and Susannah Evison of Ewerby, Lincs. Husband of Annie Evison of Lime Grove, Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated QUARRINGTON (St Botolph) CHURCHYARD. New Ground. 242.

FISH

John William

Gunner 89608. 303rd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 10th January 1918, aged 30 years. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Fish of Sleaford, Lincs. Husband of Alice Fish of 140 Portland Road, Nottingham, Notts. Born London and enlisted Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, Mannancourtt. IX.C.3.

GRIMES

John Robert

Private 53414. 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds home 31st July 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs A.E Grimes of 1 Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincs. Born Holbeach and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSDOWN (Christ Church) MILITARY CEMETERY. B.18.D.

HOLDERNESS

Luke Edmund

Private 15283. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1915. Born Sleaford, Lincs and enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

KIRK

Charles Gordon

Captain. 2/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1918, aged 34 years. Son of Charles Kirk of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, Wimille. VII.AC.9.

KIRK

Gerard Arthur

Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment attd 1st Battalion. Died of wounds 20th July 1916, aged 29 years. Son of (the late) Charles Kirk of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated QUARRINGTON (St Botolph) CHURCHYARD.

LEWIS

Richard

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

MORLEY

Richard

Rifleman 372183. 8th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born Bulwell, Notts, enlisted London and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 9C and 9D.

PELL

Albert

Private 203380. 4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1918. Born Donington, enlisted Sleaford and resident Donington, Lincs. Commemorated LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY. V.C.2.

SELLARS

Henry

Private 3833. D Coy, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 16th April 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Henry and Charlotte Sellars of 11 Albion Terrace, Sleaford, Lincs. Born Old Sleaford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.A.44.

SHANNON

Phillip Rodney

Private 477825. Royal Canadian Regiment. Died 8th October 1916, aged 23 years. Son of (the late) Frederick Rodney and Betsy Ann Shannon of 213 Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leics. Commemorated VIMY MEMORIAL.

SMITH

Alfred

In the 1901 census Alfred E Smith was the son of Charles & Louisa J Smith, resident 96, Grantham Road, Quarrington, Sleaford, aged 13, born Sleaford. No further information currently.

THOMPSON

Robert Hardy

Private 156724. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 5029 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th May 1919, aged 31 years. Son of Richard P and Mary Ann Thompson of Sleaford, Lincs. Enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated QUARRINGTON (St Botolph) CHURCHYARD.

TOWNSEND

Thomas Steven

Private 989. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 20 years. Son of William and Sarah Townsend of 14 Handley Street, Sleaford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

WILSON

Arthur Shannon

[WILLSON on memorial.] Private 53637. B Coy, 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th June 1918, aged 18 years. Son of Rev and Mrs C Usher Wilson of The Vicarage, Gosby (Crosby?), North Lincs. Born Colesburg, Cape Colony, South Africa and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 41.

WYER

Herbert Edwin

Private 441106. 53rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 12th December 1918, aged 28 years. Son of (the late) George and Sarah Ann Wyer of 20 Maidstone Terrace, Sleaford, Lincs. Husband of Annie Wyer of Warman, Sask, Canada. Commemorated WARMAN CEMETERY. 5.121.W.45.Spec Mem.

Their name liveth for evermore.
Remember also those who gave their lives in the Second World War AD 1939 – 1945.

BETTANY

Frederick Lawrence

Leading Aircraftman (Air Gunner) 935893. 26 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 19th May 1940, aged 19 years. Son of Arthur Lawrence and Edith Maud Bettany of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated LANDRECIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Row C. Grave 2.

CALLOW

Leslie Henry

Private 5676554. 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 4th April 1944, aged 26years. Son of Charles Henry and Annie Callow of Sleaford, Lincs. Husband of Kathleen Agnes of Kirkby La Thorpe, Lincs. Commemorated SLEAFORD CEMETERY. Sec A.A. Grave 144.

CHAMBERLAIN

Maurice Harold

Petty Officer (Radio Mechanic) FX.110436. HMS Bherunda, Royal Navy. Died 9th June 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Harold and Eliza Chamberlain of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated COLOMBO (Liveramentu) CEMETERY. 2.J.9.

CLAY

Eric Victor

Sapper 2013302. 262 Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 18th June 1944, aged 25 years. Son of William and Florence Gladys Clay of Sleaford, Lincs. Husband of Enid Margaret Clay of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. VIV.H.15.

COLBY

Gordon David

L/Corporal CH/X112755. 40 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. Died 11th April 1945, aged 21 years. Son of Robert Herbert and Esther Colby of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY. II.D.14.

DAUBNEY

Alfred

Petty Officer P/JX169293. HMS Pylades, Royal Navy. Died 8th July 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Robert Edwin and Lizzie Daubney of Sleaford, Lincs. Husband of Constance Mary Daubney. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 81. Col 2.

HEMPSTEAD

George Daniel

Aircraftman 1st Class 1103778. 255 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 29th August 1941. Son of Charles Henry and Dora Hempstead. Husband of Mildred Hempstead of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated ASGARBY (St Andrew) CHURCHYARD.

REAR

Frederick

Stoker 1st Class C/KX93380. HM Submarine Tempest, Royal Navy. Died 23rd February 1942. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 62.3.

ROPER

William Charles Goy

Sergeant (Observer) 957053. 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 9th June 1941, aged 30 years. Son of John William and Harriet Annie Roper. Husband of Julia Selina Roper of Leicester, Leics. Commemorated QUARRINGTON (St Botolph) CHURCHYARD.

SELLARS

William Henry

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 658623. Royal Air Force. Died 11th September 1943, aged 26 years. Son of John William and Mabel Alice Sellars of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated QUARRINGTON (St Botolph) CHURCHYARD.

SHARP

John Fred

Private 4809985. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 19th September 1943, aged 39 years. Son of Walter Charles and Louisa Sharp. Husband of Edith Rachel Sharp of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated SALERNO WAR CEMETERY. V.A.14.

SKELTON

Eric

Corporal 989340. Royal Air Force VR. Died 22nd August 1946, aged 26 years. Son of Harry and Eliza Skelton of Sleaford, Lincs. Husband of Helen Russell Skelton of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated QUARRINGTON (St Botolph) CHURCHYARD.

TODD

Arthur Edward

Private 5779676. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 25th October 1940, aged 25 years. Son of Edward and Susey Elizabeth Grace Todd of Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated SLEAFORD CEMETERY. Sec U. Grave 106.

WAINER

Ralph Byron

Flying Officer (Pilot) 150866. Royal Air Force VR. Died 19th December 1944, aged 22 years. Son of William and Maude Wainer. Husband of Florence May Wainer of Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated SCUNTHORPE (Crosby) CEMETERY. Sec D. Grave 24.

WARNE

Harry

Private 4801219. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 10th July 1944, aged 27 years. Commemorated ST MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, Cheux. IX.E.19.

He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Memorial Window.

BARRETT

William Carleton

To the glory of God and in loving memory of William Carlton Barrett, Captain of the S.S Stuart Prince who nobly went down with his ship 22nd March 1917 after being torpedoed by enemy submarine off the north coast of Ireland.

Also in affectionate remembrance of Eileen the only child of William Carleton and Letitia Kate Barrett, born 7th October 1896, died 16th November 1901.

There’s a home for little children, above the bright blue sky.

This window was placed here to their beloved memory by his widow Letitia Kate Barrett who was formerly a worshipper in this church of St Botolph, Quarrington.

Recorded as William, Master in the Mercantile Marine, S.S. "Stuart Prince". Son of James Carleton Barrett, Surgeon, R.N. of Baltimore, Ireland; husband of L. K. Barrett, of 11, Grange Avenue, Stretford, Manchester. Died 22nd March 1917 aged 56 and commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

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