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SAUSTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

Sausthorpe has a Roll of Honour which is to be found hangin in the village hall and a memorial to those who died in the First World War in the church. There are five names which also occur on the Roll of Honour which is listed here along with the and the names on the memorial highlighted. There are no names listed for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008
Sausthorpe Village Hall.
August 4th 1914
Aswardby with Sausthorpe Roll of Honour.

BUCKLE

Matthew Perceval

Distinguished Service Order. Major. Royal West Kent Regiment.

Distinguished Service Order. Major. 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 27th October 1914, aged 45 years. Son of Admiral C E Buckle, Royal Navy. Husband of Marjorie Ethel Grace Buckle of Sansthorpe (Sausthorpe?) Hall, Lincs. Commemorated Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. XXIX.C.41.

Extract from 'THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. II', page 202:

BUCKLE, MATTHEW PERCEVAL. Capt., was born 29 Sept. 1869, at Wray Cottage, Ambleside, son of Admiral C. E. and Mrs. Buckle, The Red House, Raithby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. He was educated at Summerfield, Oxford, and at Winchester, and was gazetted to the Royal West Kent Regt. in April, 1889, becoming Lieutenant in Dec. 1892. From June, 1897, to Aug. 1901, he was Adjutant of his battalion, and was promoted Captain in July, 1898. He served in the South African War, and was present at the operations in the Orange Free State in 1900 (severely wounded); operations in the Orange River Colony, including action at Wittebergen; operations in Cape Colony and the Transvaal; later operations in the Orange River Colony, and on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901]: “Matthew Perceval Buckle, Capt., Royal West, Kent Regt. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." In 1903 he passed out of the Staff College with distinction, and from Jan. 1904, to Jan. 1900, he was Staff Captain (Mobilization) at Headquarters, War Office, and from Jan. 1900, to Jan. 1908, Brigade Major at Aldershot. Major Buckle was a qualified Second Class Interpreter in French, and was appointed in March, 1909, Professor at the Staff College, India, with the temporary rank of Lieut-Colonel. He later became G.S.O., 2nd Grade, Staff College, Quetta, from July, 1909. He became Major in the Army, March, 1907. On the outbreak of the European War, Major Buckle was on the point of departure for Albania, to take up a Staff appointment at Scutari, for which he had been specially chosen. The orders were, however, cancelled, and he rejoined his Regiment, as Second-in-Command, at Richmond Barracks, Dublin, whence he sailed for France on the 13th Aug. 1914. Major Buckle was present at the Retreat from Mons and the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne. He was twice mentioned in Despatches (8 Oct. 1914, and 14 Jan. 1915). He was killed in action near Neuve Chapelle on the 27th Oct. 1914, while in command of his battalion. At this time the Royal West Kents held their position for eight days without losing a trench. The “Queen’s Own Gazette” published the following appreciation written by Brigadier-General Grove: “The Regiment, has sustained a grievous loss in the death of Major Buckle. He was quite the finest type of officer that can be met. Thoroughly knowing his duty, and very strict in the performance of it, he was at the same time always gentle and courteous. He was most conscientious, and never spared himself as long as there was work to be done. It may well be said of him that he was sans peur et sans reproche." Major Buckle's favourite recreations were cricket, shooting, polo and racquets. He was a member of the Army and Navy Club and a Freemason, belonging to the following lodges: Old Wykehamists (London), Shakespeare (Spilsby), and the Baluchistan (Quetta). In 1909, he married Marjorie Ethel, elder daughter of Colonel C. A. Swan, C.M.G., and they had two children: Margaret Elizabeth and Peter Claude Matthew (born in May, 1914).

SWAN

Charles Francis Trollope

Military Cross. Major. Rifle Brigade.

BERRYMAN

Paul Felix Palmer

Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Malaya’.

LEES

John Arnold

Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Monmouth’.

Lieutenant Commander. HMS ‘Monmouth’, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. 1.

ALBANS

John George

Private. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

Private 30247. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 6461 Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th February 1917, aged 35 years. Son of John William and Emma Albans of Hagworthingham, Lincs. Husband of Edith Emily Kidd (formerly Albans) of Aswardby Road, Sausthorpe, Lincs. Born Hagworthingham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sausthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

BANNISTER

Charles Henry

Private. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

BRUTNELL

Leonard

Pioneer. 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment.

COVILL

Henry Rawlinson

Private. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

CRAWFORD

Arthur

Private. 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

CRAWFORD

William

Private. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

CROCKER

Charles Emmanuel

Corporal. 2nd Life Guards.

CROCKER

Frederick John

Private. 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

CROCKER

Herbert

Private. East Yorkshire Regiment.

CROCKER

James Arthur

Private. 55th Australian Imperial Forces.

Private 2388. 55th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 25th April 1918, aged 27 years. Son of George and Elizabeth Crocker of Aswardby, Lincs. Brother of Reginald George Crocker. Commemorated Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois. I.A.16.

CROCKER

Reginald George

Trooper. 1st Canadian Cavalry.

Trooper 114062. Fort Garry Horse. Died 28th March 1917, aged 35 years. Son of George and Elizabeth Crocker of Spilsby, Lincs. Husband of Harriet Crocker of Mount Pleasant, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Brother of James Arthur Crocker. Commemorated Bray Military cemetery. II.D.3.

CROCKER

Walter

Private. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

DREDGE

George John

Corporal. Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps.

ELDIN

Walter Henry

Private. 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.

GIBSON

George

Private. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

HODSON

Ernest Edward

Stoker, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Swift’.

PALLENDER

John Samuel

Private. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

PARKER

John Henry

Corporal. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

Lance Corporal 14435. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th July 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Parker of Gibbet Hill, Sausthorpe, Lincs. Born Ashby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sausthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. III.E.17.

PARKER

Overton James

Private. 6th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

Charles Edwin

Private. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

Frank

Private. Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

ROBERTS

George

Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

ROBERTS

Leonard

Private. 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.

Unable to trace CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently. Only known commemoration Sausthorpe Roll of Honour and Sausthorpe Church (St Andrew) Memorial.

SMALLEY

Benjamin Spencer

Private. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

SMALLEY

Ernest

Corporal. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

SMALLEY

George Edmund

Trooper. 11th Hussars.

THOMPSON

George William

Trooper. 5th Lancers.

UZZELL

Frederick Ernest

Private. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

Ernest Frederick Uzzell on both CWGC/SDGW. Lance Corporal 1465. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th May 1915. Born Wantage, Berks, enlisted Spilsby, Lincs and resident West Wickham, Kent. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). I.C.166.

VICKERS

James William

Private. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WELLS

Irvin

Rifleman. Rifle Brigade.

WELLS

Reginald

Private. Northumberland Fusiliers.

WHITING

Herbert

Private. Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps.

These men served their King and Country during the Great War.
November 11th 1918.
 
June 29th 1919.
 
Phoebe Rennell.
Calligrapher.
1922.
 
Sausthorpe – Church of St Andrew.
To the honoured
memory of the men
from this parish who
gave their lives for
King and Country
in the Great War
1914 – 1919.

ALBANS

John George

Private. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme, France, 27th February 1917.

BUCKLE

Matthew Perceval

Distinguished Service Order. Major. Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, France, 27th October 1914.

LEES

John Arnold

Lieutenant Commander. Royal Navy. HMS ‘Monmouth’. Killed in action off Coronel 1st November 1914.

PARKER

John Henry

Lance Corporal. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Aubigny, France, 10th July 1917.

ROBERTS

Leonard

Private. 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 21st July 1919.

Known Sausthorpe connection – NOT on memorial.

SKIPWORTH

Harry

Private 1475. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Son of Frederick and Jane Skipworth. Born Sausthorpe c 1895 and present 1901, enlisted Grimsby and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

Last updated 25 September, 2008

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