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SOUTHERY WAR MEMORIAL

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

There are three wooden plaques within the church of St John the Divine. The first lists four men who died in World War 1, the second details a single man who gave his life in World War 2 and the third is a Roll of Honour listing all the men who served in World War 2. A new mmeorial window has been added in Southery Church with four additional names listed making ten in total; this was part of a successful bid for Lottery funding. The additional names are marked with an asterisk '*'.

Photographs Copyright © Ann Pepper 2015
Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

For God, King and Empire.
Men of Southrey who gave their all in the Great War.
1914 -1918

AMOS

Harry [Moreland]
[Memorial has Sapper. Royal Engineers. Died (Enteric) Salonica July 1917.] Gunner 72958, 190th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of enteric 30 June 1917. Born and resident Nuncargate, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Dorothy Ann Amos, of Ash Tree House, Nuncar Gate, Nottingham. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 38.

BOOTH

George
Private 27127, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, formerly 22703 Lincolnshire Regiment (9th Battalion specified on memorial). Killed in action 18th October 1916, aged 27 years. Husband of Florence Booth of Railway Hotel, Southrey, Lincs. Born Southrey and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

ELLIS

James 'Jim' Henry
Private 45832, 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 10528 Northumberland Fusiliers (York and Lancaster Regiment specified on memorial). Died of wounds 7th October 1916. Born Bardney, Lincs, enlisted Sheffield, Yorks and resident Lincoln, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on GUARDS CEMETERY, Lesboeufs. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 4. Also commemorated on on his sister Elizabeth Ellis' grave who died 29 January 1913, aged 25 years, buried in Southrey Church Yard Plot 16.
GREENSMITH * Herbert Butler
Corporal 201227, "B" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 2 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Ladybridge, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Lincoln, resident Bracebridge Heath, Linconshire. Son of Clare Greensmith, late of Brant Broughton, Newark; husband of Dora Greensmith (nee Massey), of 14, Waddington Rd., Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln. Born 17 October 1894, baptised 18 November 1894 in All Saints Church, Babworth, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Clara Greensmith of Ladt bridge, Nottinghamshire. In the 1901 census he is living with grandmother Ann Greensmith at Brant Broughton, aged 6. a school boy, born Babworth, Nottinghamshire. In the 1911 census he is living with his Uncle Frederick Greensmith, aged 16, a Baker's Assistant, born Babworth, resident Brant Broughton Newark. On 17 October 1894 he appears in the Admissions Book for Wesleyan Day School, Brant Broughton. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row U. Grave 6.

HEMINGWAY

George
[Memorial has Trooper, 20th Hussars. Died 8th September 1916. The SDGW sates he died 2nd April 1918] Private 201874, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) was reported Killed in Action' but he arrived back in Southrey whilst wounded and became the local teacher. Enlisted Ossett. He died from his injuries on 2nd October 1916 and is buried in the churchyard at plot 266.
LONGMATE * Arthur Evison
Private 115025, 1st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in France 2nd August 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Harmston, Lincolnshire, enlisted Grantham. Son of Joseph and Mary Longmate, of Southrey, Lincoln. Formerly M/284573, Royal Army Service Corps. In the 1901 census he is the grandson of Mary Ann Evison, aged 5, born Harmston, resident The Moor, Langrick Road, Coningsby, Horncastle, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 15, son of Joseph and Mary Ann Longmate, working on Farm, born Harmston, resident Harmston, Lincoln. He is in the admission book for Southrey Church of England School, Southery, Lincolnshire, on 17th September 1906, 3rd December 1906 and 27th August 1909. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 3.

His parents Joseph and Mary Ann are buried in Southrey churchyard Plot 362A/394A.

REYNOLDS

John
Private 6021, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Husband of Amy Darling Chapman Reynolds of Southrey, Lincs. Born Oundle, Rutland, enlisted Lincoln and resident Southrey, Lincs. Disembarked 6 September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 60.
WARE *
Alick
[Also spelt Aleck] Private 21368, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Martin, enlisted Grimsby. Son of Samuel and Mary Ware, baptised 15 July 1896 in Martin, Lincolnshire, resident Martin (near Kirkstead), Lincolnshire. In the 1901 census he is the son of Samuel and Sarah Ware, aged 4, born Martin, Lincolnshire, resident Mill Lane, Martin, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. When he attested 18 November 1915 he was living at 22 Bueler Street, Grimsby, aged 19 years 183 days, a Foods Porter, unmarried. Embarked at Southampton 28th June 1916 posted 2nd Battalion, posted 10th Battalion, Lincolsnhire Regiment 12th July 1916. He was a member of the National Union of Railwaymen, aged 17, admission 1913 at Kirkstrad originally Bowne as a Porter. Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, Athies, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14. Also on the Martin by Timberland War Memorial
Southrey will never forget.
To the glory of God and in memory of

WALLACE

Reginald
Flying Officer (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 120810, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed 2/3rd December 1942, aged 27 years. Son of Arthur and Rose Wallace. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 17.
The Lord is my shepherd.
2011

TATE *

Benjamin [Alexander]
Lance Corporal P060068X, Royal Marines. Died in Wales when his 1000cc Honda motorbike hit a stationary camper van in front of him then an approaching Vauxhall Insignia car while on a motorcycle training course 29th June 2011 on A487 near Pantperthog, Gwynedd. Aged 30. Born 16 January 1981. Resident of North Hykeham near Lincoln. He is commemorated at the SRR regimental stone in Herefordshire, the National Arboritum and his ashes are buried in Southrey churchyard in front of his mothers.
1939 1945 Roll of Honour.

BRIDGE

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P.R

CLARKE

J
R.E

DAWSON

R E
R.E.M.E

DICKINSON

H
R.A.F

HOULDEN

H
R.A.F

JACKSON

J
R.A.F

LEONARD

S
R.E

PAPWORTH

G
R.A.F

PRIDGEON

H
R.E.

SKELLETT

T
R.A.F

TOWNELL

D I
W.A.A.F

TURNER

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R.N

WALLACE

A D
R.N

WALLACE

F M
A.T.S

WALLACE

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R.A.F

WALLACE

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R.A.F

WOODCOCK

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