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SCOPWICK WAR MEMORIAL

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

The village war memorial is to be found in the grounds of Holy Cross church and takes the form of a circular Celtic wheel cross on tapering plinth and single step set into an elevated stone bed. Within the church are various framed, glazed handwritten scrolls, the first lists those who died in World War 1 (11 names), the second lists those who served and returned from World War 1 (29 names) and the thridd lists those who served and returned in World War 2 (44 names).

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

FIRST ROLL:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SCOPWICK
who died in the service of their King
and Country in the Great War
1914-1918
"Greater Love hath no man than this
that a man lay down his life for
his friends"

SECOND ROLL:

THE FOLLOWING ALSO
SERVED THEIR KING &
COUNTRY in the Great War 1914-
1918 and were preserved by the
mercy of GOD to return

THIRD ROLL:

THE FOLLOWING ALSO SERVED THEIR KING &
COUNTRY in World War II
1939-1945 and were preserved
by the mercy of God to return...

MEMORIAL:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF SCOPWICK WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

BINNS

Kirk Rawnsley

Able Seaman SS/761. HMS Princess Irene, Royal Navy. Died 27th May 1915, aged 28 years. Son of Frankland Kirk and Margaret Binns, husband of Eleanor Binns of Middleholme, Jacksons Court, Pontefract, Yorks. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 9.

BREEZE

Arthur

Possibly Private 37092. 9th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Salonika 18th September 18th September 1918, aged 31 years. Husband of Violet Mary Breeze of Front Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk. Born Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Sleaford and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated DOIRAN MEMORIAL.

GREENSMITH

Thomas Hilton

Private 270211. 15th Battalion, Royal Scots. Killed in action 16th April 1918, aged 26 years. Son of the late Henry and Eliza Greensmith. Born Scopwick, enlisted Grantham and resident Scopwick, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 1.

HICKS

Frederick Wilfred

Gunner 117522. 1st Army Pool, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Arthur and Maud Hicks of Scopwick, Lincs and husband of Annie Hicks of 15 Cedar Road, Nottingham, Notts. Born Hetherington (?), Lincs and resident Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Neuville-St. Vaast. I.D.23.

MACKINDER

John William

Private 40866. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Born Gipsy Bridge, enlisted Sleaford and resident Scopwick, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 3 and 4.

MEARS

William

MEERES on both CWGC/SDGW. Private 43010. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Born Spilsby, enlisted Sleaford and resident Scopwick, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

STUBBS

William E

Stoker 1st Class 309739, H.M.S. Juno, Royal Navy. Died 4th June 1915. Buried in LAMBETH CEMETERY, London. Grave H.3. Gen. 86.

TOMLINSON

Frederick Anderson

L/Corporal 53497. 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, formerly 25804 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs William Tomlinson of Scopwick, Lincs. Born Broughton and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated CAESTRE MILITARY CEMETERY. I.F.23.

WATSON

John William

Private 32927. 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1918, aged 21 years. Born Scopwick, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Sorel-Le-Grand. VIII.C.23.

In loving memory of Private John William Watson,
6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Killed in action in France 16th September 1918, aged 21 years.
This tablet is erected by his Father and Mother. RIP.

WILSON

George

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.

1939-1945

BAUMBER

Robert P

Gunner 906936. 60th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 27th May and 4th

Scroll memorial inside church.

To the glory of God and in memory of the men of Scopwick who died in the service of their King and Country in the Great War 1914 1918.

BINNS

Kirk Rawnsley

See above.

BREEZE

Arthur

See above.

GREENSMITH

Thomas Hilton

See above.

HICKS

Frederick William

See above.

MACKINDER

John W

See above.

MEARS

William

See above.

STUBBS

William Ernest

See above.

TOMLINSON

Frederick A

See above.

WATSON

John

See above.

WATSON

William

Not on exterior memorial. Possible mistaken entry, John William Watson entered under separate forenames?

WILSON

George

See above.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Roll of Honour.

The following also served their King and Country in the Great War 1914 1918 and were preserved by the mercy of God to return.

BAUMBER

James

No further information currently

BLAKEY

George

No further information currently

BINNS

Frank

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CLARKE

William

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CUTLER

Basil

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FLENTHAM

Elijah

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FOX

George

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GEORGE

William

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HARROD

Arthur

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HARROD

Ernest

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HARROD

Henry

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HARROD

James

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HEATHERSHAW

Septimus

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HICKS

Albert

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HICKS

William

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KNIGHT

Harold

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KNIGHT

William

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PALMER

Percy

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PARKER

Alfred

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ROSSINGTON

Albert

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RUSH

Richard

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SALMON

Walter

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SAMPSON

Arthur

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SMITH

Albert

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TOMLINSON

Percy

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WATKIN

Emmanuel

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WATSON

Thomas

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WILFORD

James

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WILSON

Frederick

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Roll of Honour.

The following also served their King and Country in World War II 1939 1945 and were preserved by the mercy of God to return.

ATKIN

Thomas

No further information currently

ATKIN

John

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ATKIN

Joseph

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ATKIN

Harry

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BLADES

George

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BLAKEY

Rowland

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BLAKEY

Stanley

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BAUMBER

Raymond

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BEDFORD

Walter

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BRADSHAW

Frederick

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BROCKLEBANK

Noel

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BAUMBER

William

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COULING

Thomas

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FLINTHAM

George

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FLINTHAM

Ronald

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FAIRBANK

George

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GEORGE

Eric

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GREENWOOD

Thomas

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GARLANT

Norman

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GARTON

George

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HARBIDGE

George

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JARVIS

George

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JARVIS

Jack

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KITCHEN

Jack

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KENT

Ronald

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KNIGHT

Ernest

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LUSBY

Roy

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LINGGARD

Hugh

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MITCHESON

Joseph

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NEWCOMBE

Charles

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PORTER

Ernest

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PORTER

Alfred

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RITCHIE

Robert

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RITCHIE

Alfred

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RITCHIE

Charles

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STOKES

Reginald

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SIMPSON

Leslie

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SMITH

Thomas

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SMALES

Edward

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SMALES

Raymond

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WOLDS

Reginald

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WOLDS

Albert

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WESTON

Aubrey

No further information currently

Boer War

HALL

Arthur William

In loving memory of Arthur William Hall FRCSE of Durban, Natal. Second son of the Vicar of this Parish, born 26th May 1861. Died 20th March 1900. For some years Surgeon to the Durban Light Infantry he died of enteric fever while on active service during the Boer War. His body lies in the churchyard at Mooi River.

Blessed are the pure at heart for they shall see God.
This tablet is erected by his wife and his father.

Last updated 23 July, 2009

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