RESTON WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
and Copyright © David & Joan Webb 2007
marble monument, topped with a draped urn, is inside the gate on the
right in St Edith’s churchyard (opposite the former Women’s
Institute Hall) on the A157. The inscription is on one side, the names
of the dead on two sides and the fourth side is blank. The church was
declared redundant in July 1980 and subsequently demolished.
(above) Copyright © David & Joan Webb 2007
(below) Copyright © Elizabeth Maxwell 2018
MEMORIAM THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF SOUTH RESTON TO
THE HONOUR & MEMORY OF OUR BRAVE BOYS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THIS
GREATEST OF ALL WARS 1914-18, AND ALSO AS A SMALL TOKEN OF DEEPEST RESPECT
AND LOVE. MAY THEIR MEMORY BE CHERISHED FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
40702, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Lincoln while
living at Castle Carlton. Killed in action 31 July 1917; this was
the first day of the Battle of Pilckem (first phase of Third Battle
of Ypres). The 2nd Lincolns were attached to 25th Brigade, 8th Division
which was involved in this battle. Commemorated on Panel 21 at Ypres
(Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. George Atkinson
born in 1883 at Woodthorpe, son of Robert (a farm worker) and Alice
(nee Birkett) Atkinson.
33515, 14th (Service) (2nd Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster
Regiment. Enlisted Louth. Died of wounds 10 November 1917 age 29.
Buried in Grave VI. D.19 at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas
de Calais, France. Charles Frederick Broddle in born 1888 at Theddlethorpe,
son of Joseph (a brickyard labourer) and Susannah (nee Horton) Broddle.
42451, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (formerly Lincolnshire
Regiment 17859). Enlisted Lincoln while living at Fotherby. Killed
in action 4 November 1918, the day the village of Preux-au-Bois
was captured by the British and the last action the 2nd Bedfords
saw. Buried in Grave A.49 at Preux-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery, Nord,
France. Born in 1899 at South Reston, son of Henry Arthur Denniss
(a carpenter and wheelwright) and Edith Huffer. Brother of Ernest
9145, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Lincoln while
living at South Reston. Killed in action 14 March 1915. Commemorated
on Panel 8 at Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Ernest
Sidney Albert born in 1892 at South Reston, son of Henry Arthur
Denniss (a carpenter and wheelwright) and Edith Huffer. Brother
of Clarence Denniss.
551, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Louth while
living at Gayton le Marsh. Killed in action 21 October 1917 age
36. Buried in Grave I. C.12 at Welsh Cemetery (Caesar's Nose) Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. John William Evison born in 1881 at South
Reston, son of Thomas a farm worker and Elizabeth (nee Campian)
Engineer, H.M.S. Princess Alberta, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Killed
on active service 21 February 1917 age 26. The ship was acting as
a fleet messenger and was sunk by a mine off the Greek island of
Lemnos, in the Aegean sea, while travelling from Stavros to Mudros.
Commemorated on Column 2, Panel 25 at the Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon. Frank Hamilton born in 1891 at Kirkby la Thorpe, near Sleaford,
son of Thomas and Annie (nee Lane) Hamilton. Thomas had been blacksmith,
sub-postmaster and a trustee of the Elementary School, at South
48580, 20th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment),
[formerly Lincolnshire Regiment 23094]. Enlisted Lincoln. Died 14
February 1917 age 41. Buried in Grave VII. F.3 at Contay British
Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Saint Willie Hoodless born in 1876
at South Reston, son of Saint Barnabas Hoodless (a farm worker)
and Lucy (nee Ironmonger) Hoodless. Brother of Arthur James Hoodless.
41739, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).
Enlisted Lincoln. Died 4 August 1917 age 27. Buried in Grave Div.
62. I.G.5 at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.
Arthur James Hoodless born in 1889 at South Reston, son of Saint
Barnabas Hoodless (a farm worker) and Lucy (nee Ironmonger) Hoodless.
Brother of William Hoodless.
139th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Lt. Jackson, age 20, pilot of the
Bristol F2B Fighter D8069, and his observer 2nd Lt. W. F. Keepin,
age 17 from West Wratting, Cambridgeshire, were killed in action
on 16 August 1918 when they were shot down near Trento by the Austrian
Oberleutnant Friedrich Navratil of Flik 3J. They are both buried
against the North Wall at Romagnano Communal Cemetery, near Trento,
Trentino-Alto Adige, northeast Italy. Born about 1898 in India,
Cyril Robert Howard Jackson was the son of Alfred Howard Jackson
(born 1862 in North Reston), of Dubarry Estate, Pollibetta, Coorg,
India and Christine (nee Hamilton) Jackson. He attended St Bees
School in Cumberland. The Jackson family had links with North Reston
14637, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Louth while
living at Gayton le Marsh. Killed in action 26 September 1915,age
18, at the Battle of Loos. The 8th Lincolns, as part of the 63rd
Brigade - 21st Division, crossed over to France between 2nd and
13th September 1915. Their first day of action was 26 September.
Commemorated on Panel 31 to 34 at the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais,
France. Charles Kettlewell born in 1897 at South Reston, son of
Henry (a farm worker) and Ellen (nee Carter) Kettlewell.
6934, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Louth. Killed
in action 1 November 1914, age 28, at the First Battle of Ypres.
Commemorated on Panel 21 at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Joseph Lill born 1886 in South Reston,
son of John (a farm worker) and Mary Ann (nee Cowley) Lill. Joe
married Alice Coupland in 1909.
10 October, 2018