SOMERCOTES WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
and Copyright © Martin Edwards
South Somercotes is to be found in the graveyard of St. Peters (Redundant)
Church. It takes the form of a square base surmounted by a tapered
plinth, a shaft and a Celtic cross, a sword is carved in relief on
the front face of the cross, with the inscription on the front face
of the plinth. There are five names listed for World War 1 only. The
memorial was dedicated and unveiled 23 October 1920.
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
47895, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
Regiment). Killed in action 28 May 1917. Born circa 1889 and resident
South Somercotes, enlisted Louth, Lincs. Husband of Viiolet Emily
Dunham, of South Somercotes, Louth, Lincs; married April to June
Quarter 1910 in the Horncastle Registration District. In the 1901
census he was aged 11, son of William and Martha Dunham, born Saltfleet,
Lincolnshire, resident Louth Road, South Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire;
brother of Joseph (below). In the 1911 census he was married to
Violet, they had a newborn daughetrr, Mildred, he was a shepherd
on a farm, born Saltfleet, Louth, Lincolsnhire, resident Scupholme,
South Somercotes, Lincolnshire. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY,
MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 13.
201929, 2/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorskhire Regiment).
Died of wounds 2 December 1917. Born Somercoates (sic), Lincolnshire,
enlisted Lincoln. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, son of William
and Martha Dunham, born South Somecotes, resident Louth Road, South
Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire; brother of Harold (above). Formerly
4330, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorskhire Regiment). Buried in
GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row
B. Grave 8.
42360, 2/6th (Territorial Force) Battalion, South Staffordshire
Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born South Somercotes,
enlisted Louth, Lincs., resident Grainthorpe, Lincs. Birth registered
in the April to June Quarter 1898 in Louth Registration District,
Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of Thomas and
Edith Mary Sinderson, a farmer'sm son working at hom, born South
Somercotes, resident Ings, South Somercotes, Lincolnshire. No known
grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay
as Arthur Burkitt SMITH on SDGW and census] Private G/52345 [CWGC
incorrect with G/55345], 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own
(Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 3 August 1917. Born circa
1894 Granthorpe, Lincs, enlisted Lincln, resident North Somercotes.
Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1894 in Louth Registration
District, Lincolnshire. Farmer by trade. Married Ivy Alice Wright
2 December 1916 at North Somercotes. Transferred to 13th Battalion,
Middlesex Regiment 12 July 1917, joined battalion 13 July 1917.
His effects were despatched to Mrs. Ivy Alice Smith, of The Bunglaow,
Marsh Lane, North Somercotes. His son Noman Arthur Smith, born 17
Deceber 1916, died 28 January 1917 in North Somercotes, aged 1 month,
a premature birth, died of influenza. Enlisted 11 December 1916
in Grimsby, weight 189 lbs, chest 41 inches. Emabrked with Expeditionary
Force France 20 June 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son
of Tom and Rebecca Smith, born Grainthorpe. resident Skidbrooke
with Saltfleet Haven, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. No known grave.
Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 49 and 51.
WILLSON on CWGC & SDGW] Private 8471, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire
Regiment. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident
Southsomecotes, enlisted Brigg, Lincs. Son of Henry and Elizabeth
Willson, of South Somercotes, Louth, Lincs. In the 1901 census he
was aged 9, son of Henry and Elizabeth Wilson, born South Somecotes,
resident South Field Lane, South Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire.
No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY"
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17 August, 2016