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SCAWBY WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is to be found in St. Hybald’s Church, Scawby, Lincolnshire. It takes the form of a large wooden board with triangular pediment with a painted inscription in red, gold and white lettering. The figure of Christ on the cross is depicted at the top centre of the board. Crossed rifles within a wreath are carved in relief at the bottom centre of the board. Unveiled 29 May 1919. Details appeared in the "LINCOLNSHIRE STAR" 31 May 1919. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

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1914 1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

BEEDHAM Bertie
Private 71075, 1/5th Battalion,  Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Born and resident Scawby Brook, enlisted Brigg. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, son of Isaac and Christina Beedham, born Scawby, resident Scawby Brook. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, son of Isaac and Christina Beedham, born Scawby Brook, resident The Brook, Brigg. Buried in LA VILLE-AUX-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot 1. Row J. Grave 5.

Enlisted 7 June 1916. aged 18, son of Isaac Bedham, resident Scawby Brook, service no. 71075, East Yorkshire Training Battalion. By trade a News Agent's Assistant, 5 feet 4¼ inches, girth 32½ inches, weight 109 lbs, good physical development, teeth good. Suffered gunshot wounds to both thighs and keft wrist France 20 December 1917. Medically examined 24 February 1917, showed he was underweight. Still undergoing medical treatment 28 February 1918. Arrived back at E Depot, Etaples, 5 March 1918, rejoined his uniot 7 April 1918, missing in action 17 April 1918, rejoined as a straggler 22 April 1918. Whole battalion missing in field 22 May 1918. He was entitled to the British War and Victory Medals which were sent to his father Isaac. He had four brothers, Walter, Willie, george and Leonard and two sisters Gertie and Christina.

BIRKETT Henry John
Private 13482, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 7 August 1915. Aged 17. Born Roxby, enlisted Grimsby, resident Scaby. Son of Henry and Lucy Ann Birkett, of Mill Lane, Scawby, Brigg, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 44 to 46.
BRASIER George
Lance Corporal 17960, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 10 December 1915. Born Marylebone, Middlesex, enlisted Brigg, resident Scawby. No known grave. Commemoated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 44 to 46.
CASSELL John William
[Listed as CASTLE on SDGW] Private 15115, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 17 October 1915. Aged 39. Born Burringham, enlisted Conisborough, resident Debanby Main near Rotherham. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Cassell, of Scawby, Brigg, Lincs; husband of Roseannah Briggs (formerly Cassell), of 19, Makin St., Mexborough, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7 and 8.
CLIFF Grosvenor Talbot
Major, 3rd (Prince of Wales' Own) Dragoon Guards. Died 10 February 1918. Aged 37. Legion D'Honeur (France). Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Cliff, of Scawby Grove, Brigg, Lincs; husband of Helen Morrison Cliff, of Langham Hotel, Portland Place, London. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 1.
CLIFF Reginald Bertram Talbot
Captain 1st (Lincolnshire - Territorial Army), Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23 September 1915. Aged 33. Son of Joseph and Ada Cliff, of Scawby Grove, Brigg, Lincs; husband of M. Randolph Cliff, of "Kenilworth", Holden Rd., Woodside Park, London. Served in the South African Campaign (Anglo-Boer War) - served with 6th (Inniskilling Dragoons) as a Second Lieutenant. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.
DENT John Neville
Private 37131, "D" Company. 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 23. Born Willoughton, enlisted Brigg. Son of Frederick and Ada Mary Dent, of Sturton, Brigg, Lincs. Enlisted October, 1914. Formerly 3145, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
HOWSON Alfred
Private 31837, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 21. Born Killingholme, enlisted Scunthorpe, resident Scawby. Son of Francis William and Charlotte Howson, of Park Gate, Scawby, Brigg, Lincs. Buried in POIX-DU-NORD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 10.
INGRAM Francis John Charles
Gunner 67006, 49th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Born and enlisted Brigg. No known grave, Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
LEANING John William
Private 400, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Silverside, Lincs., enlisted Brigg. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Leaning, of Silversides, Brigg, Lincs. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a General Help. son of Charles Richards Leaning and Sara Ann Leaning, born Sliversides, resident Silversides, Scawby. No known grave, Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.
OGLESBY Harold
Lance Corporal 10868, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Born Scawby, enlisted Wakefield. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL,Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31.
RAWLINSON Percival Ivan
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 30 November 1918. Aged 28. Son of Frank Rawlinson; husband of Frances Rawlinson. Buried in SCAWBY (ST. HIBALD) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire.
REEDER Kitchen
Private 66594, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 2 April 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Scawby, enlisted Scuthorpe. Husband of Blanche Mary Grundy (formerly Reeder), of Walk House, Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs. Formerly 31641, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
SCAWTHON William Butler
Sapper 486996, 465th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24 May 1918. Aged 30. Born Scaby, enlisted Sheffield. Son of William and Rachel Scawthon, of Scawby, Lincs.; husband of Annie Scawthon, of 24, Lynmouth Rd., Millhouses, Sheffield. Buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 7.
SHERRIFF John Brasier
Lance Corporal 72377, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 October 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Scawby, enlisted Lincoln.Son of Charles Frederick and Mary Ann Sherriff, of Scawby, Brigg, Lincs. Formerly 8942, Royal Flying Corps. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 3.
TAYLOR Charles
Private 40025, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 December 1916. Aged 22. Born Great Coates, enlisted Brigg, resident Scawby. Son of Charles and Margaret Taylor, of Park Lane, Scawby, Brigg, Lincs. Formerly 16875, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
THOMPSON Arthur
[Listed as Coldstream Guards on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 4th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers attached to Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1917. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Thompson, of Scawby Brook, Brigg, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
THOMPSON George William Wilkinson
Private 12293, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Scaby Brook, enlisted Brigg. Son of Mrs. T. Thompson, of Scawby Brook, Brigg, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais. France. Panel 31 to 34.
1939 MAY THEY REST IN PEACE 1945
DENTON Edward John
Sergeant (Pilot) 680 Squadron, 1234108, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 July 1943. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Denton, of Brigg, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 8, Column 1.
SMITH Wiiliam Alan
Private 4804037, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 13 October 1943. Aged 25. Son of William and Annie Smith, of Brigg, Lincolnshire. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 8.
MALAYA
THOMPSON Darwin Trevor
[Listed as Trevor D on memorial] Private 23472579, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action while with his tracker dog ‘Peter’ 10 October 1957. Aged 19. Born 31 December 1937. Buried at Christian Cemetery, Kamunting Road, Taiping Perak, Malaysia then cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur, and ashes returned to UK; buried in Scawby cemetery.

Last updated 7 September, 2015

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