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ROPSLEY AND HUMBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The village war memorial is to be found at the junction of Main Street and Chapel Hill, Ropsley. It takes the form of a simple obelisk on a tapering plinth. Theer are 22 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The original memorial was demolished by a milk float in 2001 and damaged beyond repair; it was replaced in 2003.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Erected in
memory of and in
honour to the soldiers
of Ropsley and Humby
who gave their lives for
home and liberty in
the Great War
1914 – 1918
At the going down of the
sun and in the morning
we will remember them.

ABBOTT

Robert Waterfield

Private 74093. 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 15th September 1916, aged 27 years. Son of George Cave and Elizabeth Williamson Abbott of Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated VIMY MEMORIAL.

ATKINSON

Thorpe

Private 7550. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Born Ropsley, enlisted Lincoln and resident New Brumby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

BARBER

John Thomas

Private 40614. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 5840 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th October 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Harriet Elizabeth Barber of Ropsley, Lincs. Enlisted Grantham and resident Little Gonerby, Lincs. Commemorated CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, Contay. III.C.27.

BEE

Albert

Private 98710. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 22nd November 1917. Born Ropsley and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY. D.10.

BRIGGS

John Thomas

Private 4803. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th June 1916, aged 21 years. Son of William Briggs of Ropsley, and husband of Millicent Briggs of Saxilby, Lincs (late of Thorney, Notts). Enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Newark, Notts. Commemorated WALINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Saulty. II.D.15.

BROTHWELL

Robert William

Private 15237. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th September 1916, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) William and Betsy Willows (formerly Brothwell) of Humby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grantham, resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

CHANTRY

Percival H E

Private 100664. Machine Gen Corps (Cavalry), formerly 20 Sqdn 3/1st Lincs Yeomanry). Died 16th October 1918 in Egypt. Born Ropsley, enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY. O.309.

CHAPPELL

Ernest Henry

Possibly Private 43004. 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 40537 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Caunton, Notts and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 6.

DEAN

Arthur

Private 1947. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th August 1918. Son of Edward and Sarah Ann Dean of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Colsterworth, enlisted Grantham and resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. II.O.21.

DOUGHTY

John

Private 27089. 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 5069 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st May 1917, aged 32 years. Son of Levi and Emma Doughty of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Ropsley and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, Colincamps. V.H.8.

DUNMORE

Harry

Private 17965. 20th Hussars attd 5th Cavalry Entrenching Battalion. Killed in action 13th February 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Henry Dunmore of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham and resident Radford, Notts. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

FREESTONE

George Edward

Freeston on CWGC. Private 3518. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 19 years. Son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Freeston of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Ancaster, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

HARE

George William

Private 46352. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), Killed in action 26th October 1916. Son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Hare of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Carlton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, Arras. I.H.17.

HIND

Joseph

Private 3143. 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 3rd May 1917. Son of Joseph Taylor and Esther Hind of 1 State Mill, Manjimup, Western Australia. Born Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL.

HODSON

Walter

Private 14531. B Coy, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th July 1915, aged 23 years. Son of William and Emma Hodson of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY. II.O.26.

HOMES

John William

No trace Homes CWGW/SDGW. Cannot identify using name Holmes. No further information currently.

KENT

James

Private 40090. 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 23222 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st March 1918. Born Ropsley, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. P.VI.D.6A.

KITCHEN

Cyril Joseph

L/Corporal 40099. 6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 9/23187 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st October 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Richard and Mary Kitchen of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Ropsley, enlisted Grantham and resident Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated ST AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY. V.E.27.

LLOYD

Hugh

Private 426537. 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 24th September 1916, aged 26 years. Son of George Lloyd of Rosley, Lincs. Commemorated VIMY MEMORIAL.

LLOYD

Joseph

Gunner 113289. 21st Anti Aircraft Bty, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3rd April 1916. Born Ropsley, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Armentieres. IX.G.80.

MORLEY

Harry

Possibly Private 15258. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st May 1915. Born and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated ST VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, Richebourg-L’ Avoue. I.D.2.

PEATMAN

William

Gunner 204191. A Bty, 241st Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died 5th February 1918 in Italy, aged 23 years. Son of John and Mary Anne Peatman of Ropsley, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated BORDIGHERA BRITISH CEMETERY. III.B.6.

TINDALE

Albert Henry

Henry Albert Tindale on CWGC/Henry Herbert Tindale on SDGW, correct name appears Albert Henry Tindale. Private 50365. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th October 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Joseph William and Sarah Jane Tindale of Ropsley, Lincs. Born Boothby and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 4.

WATMOUGH

Francis T

Possibly Francis Thomas Watmough Corporal 80549. 142nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 8th November 1917, aged 36 years. Son of Mrs E Watmough of 38 Wellesley Ave, Hull, Yorks. Husband of Elsie Mary Watmough of 2 Adelaide Rd, Richmond, Surrey. Commemorated ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, Arleux-En-Gohelle. I.D.5.

WILLOWS

Charles Henry

Possibly Private 203963. 2/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd October 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Mary Widdowson (formerly Willows) of 11 Depot Yard, Kirkgate, Newark, Notts. Born Fossi (?) and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY. II.A.13.

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1939-1945

BREWSTER

Gerald Christopher

Civilian. Died 27th January 1941, aged 42 years at Springfield Road, Grantham, Lincs. Son of (the late) George and Louisa Brewster. Resident High Street, Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated ROPSLEY MEMORIAL.

CORTON

Kenneth George

Sergeant 1819049. Royal Air Force VR. Died 3rd November 1944. Son of Arthur and Isabella Corton of Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. Column 280.

CROW

Joseph Leslie

Private 4809029, 846th Coy, Pioneer Corps. Died 17th December 1944, aged 24 years. Son of William Albert and Louisa Catherine Crow of Ropsley, Lincs. Commemorated SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY. V.D.88.

DALES

William Philip

Sergeant 955028. 611 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 5th November 1941, aged 22 years. Son of John Thomas and Ada Dales of Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 42.

MARLOW

Wilfred

Unable to identify positively. No further information currently

SMITH

Kenneth

George Cross. Signalman 2328696. Long Range Desert Group Signals Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 10th January 1945, aged 24 years. Born 7th December 1920 at Market Rasen. Son of Bertie and Alice Jane Smith of Louth, Lincs. Enlisted in Royal Corps of Signals as a regular soldier on 23rd January 1939 Awarded the George Cross 10th January 1945, Island of Ist, Adriatic Sea. Commemorated BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY. 6.D.9.

The Times, 20th October 1945, page 2; Issue 50278; column D:

Last updated 28 October, 2007

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