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RUSKINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007
extra details Michael Donat

The village war memorial is to be found in the cemetery, Ruskington. It takes the form of a plain cross whose shaft sits on a two stepped base which surmounts a square plinth which itself stands on a three-stepped base. The whole is surrounded by chain fence with concrete posts. There are 30 names for World War 1 and none for World War 2. There is a further memorial plaque in the Memorial Garden, Ruskington and those names not on the memorial are listed at the bottom of the page.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God
and in memory of
the men of Ruskington
who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1919

BALDOCK

Walter

Private 9851. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, aged 31 years. Son of William and Mary Ann Baldock. Born North Kyme. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.

BARSLEY

Edward

Private 12789. Army Cyclist Corps, formerly 212 North Midland Div Cyclist Coy (4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment on memorial). Died Mesopotamia 11th January 1918, aged 24 years. Son of David and Susan Barsley of Jubilee Street, Ruskington, Lincs. Born Ruskington, Lincs, enlisted Chisledon, Wilts and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated BAGHDAD (North Gate) WAR CEMETERY. XVIII.L.13.

BEATTIE

Sydney

Private 202413. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 19th October 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Charles and Louisa Beattie of School House, Ruskington, Lincs. Born Ruskington, Lincs, enlisted Newport, Monmouth and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated LINCOLN (Newport) CEMETERY. C.D1.Pink 36.

CARROTTE

Frederick Henry

L/Corporal 45214. Z Coy, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 26th August 1917, aged 26years. Son of Charles and Margaret Carrotte of Freiston House, Dorrington, husband of Lizzie Carrotte (nee Harby) of Sleaford, Lincs. Born Ruskington, enlisted Sleaford and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. I.E.9.

COCK

Harry Holmes

Private 16576. 8th battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Mediterranean 19th August 1915. Born Ruskington, Lincs and enlisted Bradford, Yorks. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 33 to 35.

CUNNINGTON

William Christopher

Private 15930. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Gallipoli 24th October 1915. Born Culverthorpe, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

FLETCHER

Harry

Private 48831. 7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 6th October 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs A Fletcher of Ruskington, husband of Ivy H Hodgson (formerly Fletcher) of Kexby Lane, Gainsborough, Lincs. Born Ruskington, Lincs, enlisted Pontefract and resident Kiveton, Sheffield, Yorks. Commemorated HAUTMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY. IV.A.11.

FLETCHER

Walter

Private 30446. 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born Ruskington, enlisted Dennington (Donnington?), Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

GARWELL

Ernest

L/Corporal on memorial, CWGC has Corporal 16667. 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th July 1915. Born Ruskington, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY. J.40.

HUTCHINSON

Bertram

[Listed as Herbert on memorial] Private 14392, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Hutchinson, of Lincoln. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.

JACKSON

Harold

L/Corporal 29461. 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th February 1917, aged 30 years. Son of William Charles Jackson of Ivy House, Ruskington, Lincs. Husband of Annie M Jackson of 3 Vale View, Church Hill, Honiton, Devon. Born Horncastle, Lincs, enlisted Bedford, Beds and resident Ilford, Essex. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 2C.

KIRTON

Wainer

L/Corporal 40591. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 3051 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1916, aged 22 years. Son of John T Kirton of Post Office Street, Ruskington, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 10D.

LEWIN

Frank Victor

Private 73172. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), formerly 9713 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd August 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs George Lewin of Ruskington, Lincs. Born Sleaford, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 39 and 40.

MORLEY

William

Lieutenant. D Coy, 2/1st Surrey Yeomanry attd 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died 24th March 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Robert Newcomb and Bertha Morley of Old Hall, Leadenham, Lincs. Also served in Italy and in England with Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 7.

PURNELL

Edgar

Boy 1st Class J/34472. HMS Hampshire, Royal Navy. Died 5th June 1916, aged 17 years. Son of Mr W.E Purnell of Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 16.

REAST

Jack

SDGW has John Reast, CWGC merely has J Reast. Private1431. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th May 1917. Born Ruskington, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXV.B.15A.

SILSON

Bert

Private 12015. 99th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 16476 Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (3rd Bn on memorial). Killed in action 16th November 1916. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No: 2. I.G.28.

SMITH

Benjamin

Private 241558. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Born Anwick and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. VI.B.5.

SMITH

William

Private, Royal Fusiliers on memorial. Possibly William Samuel Smith. Private 38244. Labour Coy, 37th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2nd August 1916. Born Lincoln, enlisted Rotherhithe ad resident Bermondsey, Surrey. Commemorated HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, Mericourt-L’Abbe. II.E.71.

SPINKS

Maurice Willson

Private S/4/072642. K Coy, Royal Army Service Corps. Died home 15th May 1915, aged 28 years. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated RUSKINGTON CEMETERY. North Border 13.

START

Fred Henry

Private 55537. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died Palestine 13th February 1918. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY. B.139.

THORPE

Arthur

Private 241176. 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 24th April 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Mrs Betsy A Thorpe of Silver Street, Ruskington, Lincs. Born Ruskington, Lincs enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated FOSSE No 10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Sains-En-Gohelle. I.C.26.

THORPE

William

Private 13767. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th December 1915. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY. III.C.2.

WAINER

Arthur

Private 32561. 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 2nd October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Tom and Helen Wainer of High Street North, Ruskington, Lincs. Born and enlisted Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 125 to 128.

WARNE

Harry

Private 11488. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th July 1916. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, Mericourt-L’Abbe. II.A.53.

WHITTON

Fred

Private 41183. 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 25390 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1917. Born Ruskington, enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

WILCOX

John Henry

Gunner 989. 2nd (West Riding) Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died 31st January 1916. Born Ruskington, Lincs and enlisted Halifax, Yorks. Commemorated BOLLEZEELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave 5.

WILSON

Morley Frederick

Private 11520. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th March 1916, aged 24 years. Husband of Mrs L.E Wilson of 1 Woodend, Worksop, Notts. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. IV.A.47.

WILSON

William Brewin

Wireless Telegraph Operator 224/WTS. HM Yacht Zaida, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 25th November 1916, aged 20 years. Son of John William and Louisa Wilson of Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated BAGHDAD (North Gat) WAR CEMETERY. Angora Memorial 183.

WRIGHT

Thomas

2nd Lieutenant. Spec Reserve attd 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st May 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Stephen and Agnes Wright of Ruskington, Lincs. Commemorated FAUQUISSART MILITARY CEMETERY, Laventie. F.1.

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
May they rest in peace.
Unveiled Sunday 21st March 1920.

 

Listed on the plaque in the Memorial Graden, Ruskington

ARNOLD

Joseph Linton Edward

Corporal 49265, 132nd Battery, 1st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 10th May 1915. Aged 24. Born Ruskington, enlisted Sleaford. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Arnold, 92 Beacon Hill, Newark. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

CLARKE

Joseph

Private 40379, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1916. Aged 19. Born Ruskington, enlisted Lincoln, resident Dorrington. Son of William and Harriet Jane Clarke, High St. Leadenham, Lincs. Formerly 25154, South Staffordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

CLAYDON

George

Corporal 8086, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1915. Aged 26. Born Ruskington Fen, enlisted Leciester, resident Thurmaston, Leicestershire.Son of George and Annie Claydon, 28, Garden St. Thurmanston, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 11.

COUPLAND

Thomas aka Tom

Private 1340, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Aged 24. Born Ruskington, enlisted LIncoln, resident Cranwell. Son of Mrs Helen Coupland of Cranwell Village, Sleaford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

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