Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion


SKEGNESS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Charles Anderson 2007
additional information Ian Lyall

The Skegness memorial can be found in the grounds of St Matthew's Church, at the junction of Scarborough Avenue and Lumley Avenue. It takes the form of a very large Cross of Sacrifice on an octagonal base with a sword inset into the face of the cross, pointing downwards. There are 71 names for World War 1 and 57 for World War 2 plus a further 11 civilians for World War 2.

Old Picture Postacard
1914
1918
TO HONOUR
BEFORE GOD AND MAN
ALL WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
IN
THE GREAT WAR
SPECIALLY THE MEN OF
SKEGNESS
WHOSE NAMES ARE
INSCRIBED
ON THIS MEMORIAL

ATKIN

John Thomas

Private, 26929, 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regt., formerly 3/25896 Lincoln’s. Born & Resident Skegness, enlisted Wainfleet. Killed in action 23rd June 1971 and commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

ATKIN

Henry

Private, 22707, 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regt, born Skegness, enlisted Wainfleet, resident Nottingham. Son of Thomas and Fanny Atkin, of 13, Alexandra Rd., Skegness, Lincs; husband of Eliza Holmes (formerly Atkin), of 5, West Terrace, Sherwood St., Nottingham. Killed in action 11th April 1917 aged 29 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

ATKINSON

Herbert Anthony

C.S.M. 12TH Bn York and Lancaster Regt. (15th Bn CWGC). Born Skegness, enlisted Sheffield, YKS. Died of wounds 9th July 1916 aged 34 and buried Skegness (St. Clement) Churchyard, Lincs.

BANNER

J. W.

No further information currently

BARLEY

A

No further information currently

BERNARD

Hilton

Private, L/12835, 4th Bn Middlesex Regt, born Skegness, enlisted Mill Hill, MDX. Killed in action 8th March 1918 and buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BONNETT

Harry

Private, 4770, 1st/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Born Eastville, enlisted Lincoln, residence Wainfleet. Brother of John Bonnett, of The Drove, Eastville, Boston, Lincs. Killed in action 3rd September 1916 aged 30 and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BONNETT

Joseph

Private, 272922, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 118th Coy. Formerly 25051 Yorkshire Regt. Born Skegness, enlisted Middlesborough, YKS. Died of wounds 21st September 1917 and commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BORMAN

William Stanley

Private, 11181, 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. Born and enlisted Skegness. Died of wounds 21st August 1917 and buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

BORRELL

Herbert

Private, 203251, 7th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt, enlisted Wainfleet resident Skegness. Son of William Dracass Borrell and Martha Borrell, of "Colgarth," 41, Grosvenor Rd., Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 22nd November 1917 aged 34 and buried Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BOYER

Charles Cyril

[Listed as CCR BOYER on memorial], Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps, died 23 November 1919 and buried in Gosberton Cemetery.

BROWN

John Richard Redford

Gunner, 127235, 294th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery, Born & Resident Skegness, enlisted Spilsby. Died of wounds 25th October 1917 and buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BURROWS

Charles Henry James

Private, 1442, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regt, born and enlisted Skegness, of 2, Rudand Rd., Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 16th August 1915 aged 19 and commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

CARMICHAEL

Wallace

Private, 30957, 8th Bn E. Yorks Regt, born Lenton, NTT, enlisted Hull, resident Skegness. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CLARK

H

No further information currently

COETMORE-JONES

Stanley

Recorded in CWGC & Officers Died as Stanley Cotmore Jones, Lieutenant, 2nd/1st West Riding Field Coy. Royal Engineers, Killed in action 3rd September 1916 and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

COOK

George William

Private, 40720, 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt, born Appleby, enlisted Spilsby, resident Skegness. Son of Mr. F. Cook, of Eastfield Farm, Stewton, Louth, Lincs. Killed in action 24th December 1916 and buried Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.

COOK

Percy William

Private, 65225, 9th Bn K.O.Y.L.I. formerly 4275 W. Yorks, enlisted Wainfleet, Son of Anne Eve Cook, of Cedar House, 7, Algitha Rd., Skegness, and the late William Cook. Killed in action 7th November 1918, aged 37 and buried in Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

COVERLEY

George Percy

Private, 28603, 13th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, No entry in Soldiers Died, Son of John and Susan Coverley. Born at Skegness. Died 21st March 1916 aged 28 and buried Skegness (St. Clement) Churchyard, LIN

CROWSON

James Arthur

Gunner, 70654, 13th Siege Bty, R.G.A., born Stanningley, Leeds, YKS, enlisted King’s Lynn, NFK and resident Skegness. Son of Edith Crowson, of Wakefield House, Golf Rd., Mablethorpe, Lincs., and the late James Crowson. Killed in action 21st March 1918 aged 29 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

DENNIS

John William

Private, 225242, 11th Bn East Yorks Regt. Born and resident Skegness, enlisted Hull, YKS. Son of Walter and S. Dennis, of 2, Roman Cottages, Winthorpe, Skegness, Lincs. Died of wounds 23rd April 1918 aged 19 and buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium.

DUNN

Charles

Sapper 12018, New Zealand Engineers. Died of wounds 7th. June 1917, aged 32. Son of John and Thirza Dunn of Skegness. Buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery. Messines. Belgium. Plot 1, Row F, Grave 11.

EAGLE

Arnold

Driver, 191751, "C" Bty. 277th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, enlisted Wainfleet, resident Skegness, Son of Samuel Eagle, of Candlesby, Burgh, Lincs; husband of Rose Eagle, of 13, St. Andrew's Drive, Skegness, Lincs. Died of wounds 29th March 1918 aged 29 and buried St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

EARLY

Egbert Edward

2nd Lieut, 5th Bn Lincoln’s, Killed in action 13th October 1915 and commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

EASTWOOD

Thomas Victor James

Private, 477274, Royal Canadian Regiment, Son of Thomas Carline Eastwood, of Shardeloes Rd., Skegness, Lincs., England. Died 8th October 1916 aged 20 and buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Pas de Calais, France.

FORSYTH

G. A.

Believed to be Gordon Amhurst, 2nd Lieut, 8th Bn, Royal Fusiliers, Son of David Cadenhead Forsyth and Thomasina Forsyth, of London; husband of Edith M. A. Forsyth, of 23, Pembury Rd., Lower Clapton, London. Member of the Stock Exchange, London. Killed in action 27th August 1916 aged 28 and buried in Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

FORSYTH

D. C.

Believed to be Douglas Chester, Private, 517256, 14th Bn London Regiment (London Scottish), born Woodford, enlisted London, residence Stoke Newington, Son of David Cadenhead Forsyth and Thomasina Forsyth, of 28, St. Andrew's Rd., Stoke Newington, London. Killed in action 21st August 1918 aged 19 and buried in Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-le-Comte, Pas de Calais, France.

GILES

P B

No further information currently

GILLON

Harold

Private, 12913, 11th Bn, King’s (Liverpool Regt.), born and resident Skegness, enlisted Seaforth, LAN. Son of Samuel R. and Margaret H. Gillon (step-mother) of Skegness, late of Liverpool. Killed in action 9th January 1916 aged 20 and buried in the Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

GOUDE

John Henry

Private, 201874, 2nd/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Debt Regt.), born Melton Mowbray, LEI, enlisted Derby, resident Skegness, Son of Sarah Annie Goude, of 12, Cecil Avenue, Skegness, Lincs, and the late George Goude. Killed in action 21st March 1918 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GRUNNILL

Hira

Deck Hand, 10000DA, H.M. Trawler "Carlton.", R.N.R. Son of Mrs. Eliza Grunnill, of 5, Sea View Terrace, Skegness. Died 21st February 1916 aged 20 and buried Skegness (St. Clement) Churchyard, LIN

GRUNNILL

W

No further information currently

HAILWOOD

Edmund Thomas Marcel

Private, 30710, Lancashire Hussars, born Manchester, enlisted Carlisle, residence Skegness, Died 10th October 1918 and buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland.

HAMMERTON

Reginald Sydney

L/Cpl. 3447, 1st Middlesex Hussars, born Spilsby, enlisted Chelsea, resident Skegness, Son of the late Charles Berry Hammerton. Killed in action 21st August 1915 aged 26 and buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.

HARDY

A E

Record as Albert, Private, 53461, 15th Bn. D.L.I. formerly 26988 South Staffs Regt. Born and resident Skegness, enlisted Lincoln. Killed in action 21st March 1818 and commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

HARE

Stephen Percy

Cook's Mate 2nd Class (Probationary), M/24440, H.M.S. "Pembroke", Royal Navy, Son of Henry and Annie Drusilla Hare, of "Glenfern," Algitha Rd., Skegness. Died 3rd September 1917 aged 20 and buried in Skegness (St. Clement) Churchyard, LIN

HILL

Ralph Gordon

Private, 10060, 6th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. Born Beckingham, enlisted Gainsborough, resident Skegness, Son of Charles and Georgiana Hill, of Belton Ida Rd., Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 9th August 1915 aged 31 and commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

HILL

Harold

Private, 28150, 11th Bn. E.Yorks Regt, formerly 11875 Lincoln’s. Son of Joseph Greaves Hill and Elizabeth Ann Hill, of "Carisbrooke", South Parade, Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 aged 24 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

HILL

Robert Johnson

Private, 205042, 7th Bn Northants Regt, formerly 1103 Northants Yeomanry. Son of Joseph Greaves Hill and Elizabeth Ann Hill, of "Carisbrooke," South Parade, Skegness, Lincs. Born at Morcott, Rutland. Killed in action 28th November 1917 aged 22 and buried in the Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

HILL

Ralph

Private, 2588, 1st/5th Bn Leicestershire Regt, enlisted Oakham, RUT. Son of Joseph Greaves Hill and Elizabeth Ann Hill, of Carisbrooke, South Parade, Skegness. His brother Harold also fell. Killed in action 13th October 1915 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

HORWELL

Tom

Sergt, 240870, 2nd/5th Bn Lincolnshire Regt., born Hull, enlisted Grimsby residence Skegness. Died of wounds 14th April 1917 and buried Bray Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

KAYE

Eric Priestley

Thought to be 2nd Lieut, 7th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Son of Joseph James and Ellen Kaye, of 2, Manor House St., Peterborough Killed in action 3RD May 1917 aged 22 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

LEWIS

E. M.

No further information currently

LILLEY

Raymond

Sapper, 75940, 49th Div. Signal Coy, Royal Engineers, Born and Resident Skegness, enlisted Peterborough 11th August 1917 Killed in action, 10th October 1918 and buried in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

MOODY

Ernest Edward

Private, 1464, 1st/5th Lincolnshire Regt. Born & enlisted Skegness. Brother of Mrs. A. E. Wrate, of 17, Lumley Rd., Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 21 and commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

MOODY

Charles William

Private 6/7143, 1st/6th (Territorial) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds on the 2nd October 1916, possibly from wounds received on the 1st October when the Battalion attacked the Flers line. Born in London, enlisted at Tooting giving his place of residence as Skegness. Buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Plot 1, Row W, Grave 33.

NORTHERN

Samuel B

Private 41347, 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, he enlisted at Littlehampton giving it as his place of residence. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

OVERTON

Arthur

Private, 35082, 2nd/5th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Born Skegness, enlisted Scunthorpe. Killed in action 13th September 1918 and buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

OVERTON

Frederick Charles

L/Cpl., 1164, 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regt., born and enlisted Skegness, resident Sherwood, NTT. Husband of Hilda May Overton, of 3, Adam's Place, Oak St., Carrington, Nottingham. Killed in action 3rd July 1916 aged 28 and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

OVERTON

George

Private, 31378, Yorkshire Regiment, 16th Labour Bn. transf. to (12923) 22nd Coy, Labour Corps, formerly 25121 W. Yorks Regt. Born & resident Skegness, enlisted Ripon. YKS. Son of William and Elizabeth Overton, of 93, Lumley Rd., Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 31st July 1917 aged 21 and buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

OVERTON

John Henry

Private, 11171, 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt, born & enlisted Skegness, Killed in action 28th April 1917 and buried in the Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Pas de Calais, F.

OVERTON

William

Private, 34542, 9th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt, formerly 17921, R.E. Born & resident Skegness, enlisted Spilsby, Son of Charles and Mary Overton, of 25, Alexandra Rd., Skegness; husband of Mabel Ellen Overton, of Alwalton House, Grosvenor Rd., Skegness. Killed in action 10th August 1917 aged 32 and commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

PEET

Oscar Harvey

Private, 883116, 10th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Son of George and Ellen S. Peet, of Clifton Grove, Skegness, England. Died 11th November 1917 aged 25 and buried in Passchendaele (Passendale) New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

PLATT

John

Serjeant 11162, Service Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born in Didsbury, Lancashire, he enlisted at Skegness giving his place of residence as Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Buried in Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Pas de Calais, France. Row E, Grave 11.

POTTER

John William

Private, 30529, 2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regt. Born Rude Isle, USA, enlisted Richmond, YKS, residence Skegness. Killed in action 2nd April 1917 and commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

RADLEY

John Reuben

Known as Jack, Sapper. 42091, 70th Field Coy, R.E., Born Thorney, enlisted Gainsborough, residence Skegness. Son of William Radley, of 68, Grovenor Rd., Skegness. Born at Gainsborough. Killed in action 22nd July 1915 aged 24 and buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

RENSHAW

James Henry

Private 48758, 10th (Service) Battalion, South Welsh Borderers. Killed 8th August 1918. Born in Denton, Lancashire, he enlisted at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Renshaw of Denton, Manchester. Buried in Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Row G, Grave 22.

SELLARS

E. R. R.

No further information currently

SEWELL

H.

No further information currently

SHARMAN

Leonard

Private, 241520, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. Born Boston, enlisted Ripon, YKS, residence Skegness. Died 1st May 1917 and buried St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France.

SIMPSON

Reginald Wilkes

Private, 241450, 2nd/5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Leicester, enlisted Stamford, residence Skegness, Son of Frank Alfred and Clara Simpson, of 2, South Parade, Skegness, Lincs... Killed in action 11th April 1917 aged 21 and buried in Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France.

SIPLING

F.

No further information currently

SMALLEY

S.W.K.

Recorded as Kitchener, Private, 2720, 1st/5th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. Born & resident Skegness, enlisted Grimsby. Killed in action 13th October 1915 and commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

STAMPER

H.S.

Thought to be Harold Sutton, Private, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers, Born Horncastle, enlisted Skegness. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. E. M. Stamper, of 7, Chapel Lane, Spalding, Lincs. Killed in action 20th March 1915 aged 19 and commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

TYLER

William

Private, 207117, 2nd Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), formerly 265488 Royal Sussex Regt. Born Grantham, enlisted Brighton, SSX, residence Skegness. Son of Peter and M. J. Tyler, of "Fairlawn," St. Andrew's Drive, Skegness, Lincs. Native of Edenham, Lincs. Died of wounds 5th October 1917 aged 27 and buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.

WERE

Henry Hawes

Private, G/10092, 8th Bn Royal Sussex Regt. Born Birmingham, enlisted Southport, Son of Henry and Kate Were; husband of Jennie S. Were, of 17, Grosvenor Rd., Skegness, Lincs. Killed in action 4th October 1916 aged 32 and buried in Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

WHITE

Alfred

Private 11114, 8th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th July 1917. Born at Raithby, enlisting at Skegness giving his place of residence as Wainfleet. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

WILKINSON

Percy John

Private, 18449, 6th Bn. Northant’s Regt, born Skegness, enlisted Northampton. Son of Walter and Mary Alice Wilkinson, of North End House, Skegness, Lincs. Died of wounds 20th July 1916 aged 23 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, F.

WILKINSON

Samuel

Private, 11177, 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, born & enlisted Skegness. Son of Henry and Sarah Wilkinson, of Marsh Cottage, Skegness, Lincolnshire. Killed in action 26th September 1915, aged 21 and commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WOODS

Walter Percy

Private, 240820, 7th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. Born Croft, enlisted Grimsby, residence Skegness. Son of John Tom Woods, of Wainfleet Rd., Skegness, Lincs, and the late Emma Woods. Killed in action 12th October 1917 age 25 and commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

1939-1945

ABBOTT

Robert Norman

Private, S/63242, 1 Base Supply Depot, R.A.S.C. born & resident Lincolnshire. Died 17th June 1940 and commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

ALLENBY

George [Clifton]

Sergeant, 1053554, 258 Sqdn, R.A.F.V.R., Son of Elizabeth Allenby, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 18th May 1918 and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Aged 18.

ALLENBY

J

No further information currently

ALLSOP

S.

No further information currently

ATKIN

A.

Thought to be Alfred, Private, 4909239, 6th Bn Cheshire Regt. Born Lincolnshire, residence Lincoln. Son of William Henry and Jane Atkin. Died between 7th & 8th May 1041 aged 34 and buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery, LAN.

ATKIN : M.M.

C. E.

Believed to be Charles Edward, C.S.M., 6844646, 2nd Bn, K.R.R.C., Born Lincolnshire, residence London. Son of John and Edith Atkin; husband of Elizabeth Atkin, of Pinner, Middlesex. Died 11th July 1944 aged 32 and buried in the Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France

BAKER

Denis

Deck Boy, M.V. Darling Court (London), Merchant Navy. Son of Tom Baker, and of Esther Baker, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Lost at sea 20th May 1941 aged 17 and commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

At 14.48, 14.50 and 15.16 hours on 20 May 1941, U-556 attacked the convoy HX-126 south of Cape Farewell sank the three ships Darlington Court, British Security and Cockaponset.The master Charles Hurst, ten crew members and one gunner from the Darlington Court were picked up by the rescue ship Hontestroom and landed at Reykjavik on 27 May. 22 crew members, three gunners and three passengers were lost. © Uboat.Net.

BAKER

Peter

Lance Corporal, 14555866 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. Born and residence Lincolnshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Baker, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Killed in action 5th October 1944 aged 19 and buried in Goirle Roman Catholic Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

BELL

Joseph Rendell

Petty Officer, P/JX 106432, H.M.S. "Egret", Sloop, Royal Navy. Son of Rendell and Alice Maud Bell; husband of Ada Isabella Bell, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Lost at sea 27th August 1943 aged 36 and commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants.

This was the first warship to be sunk by a guided missile. 30 miles west of Vigo, Spain she was attacked by a squadron of Dornier aircraft, one of which carried and launched the Henschel Hs-293A guided bomb which hit sank Egret in position 42.10N, 09.22W, killing 194 of its crew. © Uboat.Net

BENNETT

C

Is Charles Albert Stanley, C.P.O., C/JX 10897, H.M.S. "Lanka, Royal Navy. Son of Charles Edward and Mary Ann Bennett; husband of Evelyn Ann Bennett, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 6th June 1942, aged 47 and buried in the Delhi War Cemetery, India

BLANCHARD

R.

Is Raymond Arthur Oswald, Sergt (Air Gnr.), 1583395, 103 Sqdn, Son of Samuel Arthur and Violet Blanchard, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Killed on Air Ops aged 20 on the 26th July 1944 and buried in Orleans Main Cemetery, Loiret, F.

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 2151 on the 25th in Lancaster III MD903 PM-G for Stuttgart. Bomber Command Losses page 352 Volume 5 1944

BLOOD

Frank

L.A.C., 1107382, 967 Balloon Sqdn R.A.F.V.R., Son of Fred and Anne Blood; husband of Annie Blood, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 30th May 1945 aged 38 and buried Hontenisse (Kloosterzande) General Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands.

BOURNE

Alfred

Gunner, 1485093, 106 Bty., 27 Lt. A.A. Regt., R.A. Husband of Selina Annie Bourne, of Skegness. Died 6th December 1939 and buried in Skegness (St. Clement) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.

BROWN

J.

No further information currently

BURLEY

Victor

L/Bombardier, 937097, 111 Field Regt., R.A. Born and residence Lincolnshire. Died 30 April 1943 and buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia

CHILDS

Jack

Gunner, 1498693, 1st Regt Royal Horse Artillery, born & residence Lincolnshire, Son of John Edward and Mabel Childs, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 9th December 1944 aged 27 and interred in Forli War Cemetery, Italy.

CLARK

John Maurice

Leading Stoker, P/KX 96082, H.M.S. "Eagle", R.N. Son of John Spendlow Clark and Annie Louisa Clark, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Lost at sea 11th August 1942 aged 26. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HAM.

On 11 August 1942 whilst still in the Malta bound convoy HMS Eagle (Capt. L.D. Mackintosh, RN) was hit by 4 torpedoes from the German submarine U-73 and sank in position 38.05N, 03.02E. Two Officers and 158 Ratings were lost but 927 of her ship's company including Captain Mackintosh, were picked up by the British destroyers HMS Laforey, HMS Lookout and the British tug HMS Jaunty. Uboat.net

COPE

Arthur

Cpl. 1001001, 73 Coy, Aux. Mil. Pioneer Corps, Son of Tom and Rose Cope; husband of Daisy Jane Cope, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 17the June 1940, age 40 and interred in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France.

COULSON

F.

No further information currently

COWHAM

P.

No P Cowham in CWGC, however there is a Stanley William, Sergt (Air Gnr.), 157147, 207 Sqdn R.A.F.V.R. Son of William S. and Dorothy M. Cowham of Skegness, Lincs. Killed on air ops 29th April 1943 aged 20, interred Lemvig Cemetery, Denmark.

Take off 2055 frpm Langar in Lancaster I W4945 EM-Z on a Gardening operation. Shot down by flak and crashed 0129 at Rimmerstrand, 9km SW of Struer, Denmark – Bomber Command Losses, Vol 4 pg 128.

DARLINGTON

K.

No further information currently

DAWSON

E W

No further information currently

DEACON

Ronald Albert

Pilot Officer (Pilot), 170739, 622 Sqdn R.A.F.V.R. Son of Henry and Beatrice Deacon, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Killed on Air Ops 20th January 1944 and buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltal, Niedersachsen, D.

Take from Mildenhall in Lancaster I R5915 GP-P for Berlin. Outbound at 22,000 feet when hit by flak in the vicinity of Hamburg-L?neburg which set fire to the starboard wing. Exploded and crashed twixt Havekist and R?msedt, 5km ENE of Bad Bevensen. Originally buried at R?mstedt. Bomber Command Losses, Vol 5 pg 42.

DUROSE

Sam

Marine, PO/X 114134, No 46 Commando, R.M. Died 23rd March 1945 and buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, D

DUTTON

Peter Hiley

Wing Commander, 34040, 107 Sqdn R.A.F. Son of Reginald John Garfield Dutton and Dora Annie Dutton; husband of Marjorie Winifred Dutton, of Edinburgh. Killed on Air Ops 6th December 1942 aged 29 and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

Take off 1122 from Great Massingham in Boston III AH740 OM-A for Eindhoven. Shot down by fighters and crashed 1259 into the sea 6km W of the Dutch coastal town of Katwijk aan Zee. Bomber Command Losses, Vol 3 pg 269

GILL

John Albert

Signalman, 14811851, Royal Corps of Signals. Son of Arthur Horace and Mary Gill; husband of Frances Eveline Gill, of Jersey, Channel Islands. Died 1st November 1945 aged 21 and buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India

GREEN

J.R.

No further information currently

GREENFIELD

Arthur Herbert

Sergt, 1000317, 235 Sqdn R.A.F.V.R. Son of Arthur and Florry Greenfield; husband of Evelyn Greenfield, of Skegness, Lincolnshire.. Killed on Air Ops 7th May 1942 aged 30 and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

GREEN

A F

No further information currently

GRUNNILL

Alan Douglas

Wireman, P/MX79260, H.M.S. "Dunedin", R.N. Son of Matthew and Lydia Grunnill; husband of Edith Mary Grunnill, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Lost at sea 24th November 1941 aged 26 and commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HAM.

HMS Dunedin (Capt. R.S. Lovatt, RN) was sunk at 1526 hours on 24 November 1941 in the Central Atlantic east of St. Paul’s Rocks, north east of Recife, Brazil in position 03.00S, 26.00W by 2 torpedoes from the German submarine U-124. Only 4 officers and 63 men survived out of a crew of 486 officers and men. Uboat.net

HARDY

John William

Private, 4802866, 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt., Born and resident Lincolnshire, Son of Percy and Lily Hardy, of Skegness, Lincolnshire.. Died of wounds 26th September 1944 (25th in Lincs Regt R of H), age 23 and buried in Lier Belgian Military Cemetery, Lier, B.

HOLLIER

Francis Arthur Edward

Sergeant, 1378766, R.A.F.V.R., Son of Arthur James Hollier and Kate Hollier. Lost on air ops 28th March 1942 aged 31 and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

HOLMES

R. W.

No further information currently

HUGHES

Jack

Sergeant, 1582761, 18th Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R. Son of Francis Alfred and Mabel Hughes, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Killed on air ops 9th August 1944 aged 21 and buried Cesena War Cemetery, Italy.

JONES

M

Recorded as Malcolm David, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), 405 (RCAF) Sqdn, R.A.F.V.R., Son of Phillip David and Ceinwen Jane Jones, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Killed on air ops 15th April 1942 aged 20 and buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany.

Took off from Pocklington at 2203 in Wellington II W5427 LQ-N for Dortmund, believed to have crashed at Brühl, 16km SSW of Köln, where the crew were first buried, taken to Rheinberg War Cemetery after the war. Bomber Command Losses, Vol 3 pg 70.

KEIR

Kenneth George Vincent

Sergeant [Air Gnr.], 1803747, 460 Sqdn, R.A.F.V.R., Son of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. G. A. Keir; husband of E. E. Keir, of Richmond, Surrey. Killed on air ops 2nd December 1943 and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

Took off 1632 from Binbrook in Lancaster III LM316 AR-H2 for Berlin, Crashed near Döberitz. Bomber Command Losses, Vol 4 pg 411.

KEYWORTH

E.

Recorded as Eric Frank, Private, 6402484, 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regt., born Nottingham, resident Lincolnshire, Son of Wilfred Arthur and Mabel Keyworth, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 20th May 1940 aged 21 and buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

MARKHAM

James Herbert

Corporal, 4801761, 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. Born and resident Lincolnshire, Son of Charles and Edith Lydia Markham; husband of Martha Eileen Markham, of Winthorpe, Lincolnshire. Died of wounds 10th March 1943 aged 30, and buried in Tabraka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia.

MARSHALL

W.

Recorded as William Johnson, Sapper, Royal Engineers, 1 (Malaya) Bomb Disposal Coy. Born Lincolnshire and resident Lincoln. Son of Fred and Mary Ann Marshall, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 28th August 1943 aged 22 and buried Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

MOODY

Joseph Henry

Leading Airman, FAA/FX 89609, H.M.S. Dasher, R.N. Son of Joseph William and Jessamine Moody, of Skegness. Lost at sea 27th March 1943 aged 21 and commemorated on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire

Escort Carrier, In 1943, the HMS Dasher was in the Firth of Clyde when one of her Swordfish planes in practicing take-offs and landings crashed into a store of fuel drums and explosives. This mistake made a violent explosion, sending Dasher to the bottom in only 5 minutes, stern first in position 55.40N, 04.57W. Oil from the ship caught fire and spread across the water to the survivors. 358 men drowned and 149 men were picked up by rescue vessels. The Dasher today lies in 170 meters of water with her flight deck only 131 meters down. 

28 Jun, 2000
On this date a team from the European Technical Dive Centre in Scapa Flow dived 131m / 428 ft to the flight deck of HMS Dasher and laid a Memorial Plaque prepared by the relatives' association in memory of the 379 men who perished when HMS Dasher sank on 27th March 1943. The engraved Memorial Plaque was dedicated by the Reverend J Smith. EU Church. Ardrossan. Uboat.net.

MOODY

G.

No further information currently

MORLEY

Ernest Maurice

Lance Corporal, 4347448, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 6 Tank Bde. Workshops, Born Lincolnshire resident Rotherham. Son of Mary Ann Morley of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 24th June 1944 aged 24 and buried in Lenham Cemetery, Kent.

PETERS

N.

No further information currently

O’REILLY

James

Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 342175, H.M.S. Excellent II, R.N. Son of James and May O'Reilly, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 24the November 1942 aged 19 and buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria

Note H.M.S. Excellent II was an Accounting Base not a sea going ship.

PARKIN

Ronald

Private, 14765247, 1st Bn. East Lancs. Regt. Born & resident Lincolnshire, Son of Harold and Alice Parkin, of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 12th April 1945 aged 18 and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltal, Niedersachsen, Germany.

RICHINGS

T.

No further information currently

SAUNDERS

N.

No further information currently

SHARMAN

H.A.

No further information currently

SHARMAN

John Thomas

Sergeant, 1351877, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 2829 Sqdn. R.A.F. Regt. Son of Aiza and Lillian Sharman; husband of Nellie Sharman of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 1st April 1945 aged 38 and buried in Goirle Roman Catholic Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Holland.

SMITH

Leslie Colton

Signalman, P/JX 204657, H.M.S. Elissa, R.N. Son of Thomas Percy and Sarah Emma Smith, of Skegness, Lincolnshire; husband of Peggie Doreen Florence Smith of Skegness. Died 19th October 1944 aged 24 and buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.

H.M.S. Elissa was a shore establishment at Messina, Sicily.

SPURR

F.

No further information currently

STOWE

R. D.

No further information currently

THORP

Harry Osborne

Private, 4756209, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 1st/5th Bn. Born Lincoln resident Lincolnshire. Died 16th October 1942 aged 28 and buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore

WADMORE

J. H.

No further information currently

WHITE

Kenneth

Flt. Sergt (Air Gnr.), 159734, 189 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R. Kill on air ops 8th March 1945 and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltal, Niedersachsen, Germany

Lancaster I NG417 CA-P, Op: Hamburg, Take off 1815 Fulbeck to attack oil production facilities. Crashed at Jeddingen, 5 km WSW of Visselhövede. Bomber Command Losses, Vol 6 pg 119.

WOODWARD

Ralph

Coder, C/JX 251538, H.M.S. Curacoa, R.N. Son of James Henry and Ada Woodward; husband of Lucy Woodward of Winthorpe, Lincolnshire, Drowned 2nd October 1942 and commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

HMS Curacoa was rearmed as an Anti-Aircraft cruiser from August 1939 until April 1940. Armament as reconstructed was; 8 4" AA guns (4x2) 4 2pdr AA (1x4) 8 .5" MG AA (2x4)

HMS Curacoa was engaged in convoy escort duties with the Queen Mary. While both ships were zigzagging, the Curacoa (Captain J. W. Boutwood, DSO, RN, survivor) crossed the Queen Mary's bow with insufficent clearance. The Queen Mary knifed into her at a speed of 28 knots, cutting the Curacoa in two. Separated by about 100 yards, she sank instantly with 338 casualties in position 55.50N, 08.38W. The Queen Mary did not falter or slow down, despite the fact of a 40 foot gash in her bow, for fear of German submarines. The convoy behind picked up 26 survivors. Uboat.net

YOUNG

Raymond

Able Seaman, C/JX 317830, H.M.S. Bedouin, R.N. Son of Leonard and Lizzie Louisa Young of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Died 20th August 1944 and buried in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland

H.M.S. Bedouin was a Tribal Class destroyer sunk in the central Mediterranean 15th June 1942.

Civilians 1939-1945

BARRINGTON

E. E.

Civilian, No entry in CWGC

BRADLEY

Malcolm Gordon

Civilian, Died at 13, Park Avenue,23rd August 1940 aged 4, The son of Gordon Bradley

DANIELS

G H

Civilian, No entry in CWGC

EVANS

Barry

Civilian, of 13 Saxilby Avenue. Son of Albert Edward and Constance Evans. Died at 13 Saxilby Avenue. Died aged 8, 10th May 1941

CHADWICK

Gertrude

Civilian, of Stella Maris, Lumley Avenue. Daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Whitworth, of Nottingham; wife of Samuel Joseph Chadwick. Died at Stella Maris, Lumley Avenue. Died 27th July 1942 aged 68

KIRK

Laura

Civilian, of 63 Lumley Avenue. Wife of Henry Kirk. Died at 63 Lumley Avenue. Aged 56 27th July 1942

SHAW

Ada Mary

Civilian, of 8 Lumley Crescent. Daughter of the late John Smith Moody, and Rose Hannah Moody; wife of Edmund Shaw. Died at 8 Lumley Crescent. Aged 58 27th July 1942

SHAW

Florence Lilian

Civilian, of 8 Lumley Crescent. Daughter of Edmund Shaw, and of Ada Mary Shaw. Died at 8 Lumley Crescent. Aged 27 27th July 1942

FARROW

Ernest

Civilian, Son of Thomas and Sarah Farrow, of The Rookery, Wainfleet Road; husband of Elsie Farrow, of 124 Wainfleet Road. Died at Deans Farm, Wainfleet Road. Aged 47 14th June 1941

HERCHBERG

A. C.

Recorded as Charles Abraham Hershberg, Civilian, Husband of Jennie Hershberg, of 132 Lumley Road. Died at Charles Cafe, Lumley Road. Aged 60 18th January 1941

MORGAN

K.

Recorded as Owen Kenrick Morgan, Civilian, Son of Owen Thomas and Florence Jane Morgan, of Castleton Redyer, Glamorgan; husband of Dorothy Dane Morgan, of Cartref, Sunningdale Drive. Injured 18 January 1941, at Rutland Road; died at Cottage Hospital. 24th January 1941 aged 44.

Last updated 12 June, 2007

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore