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SPILSBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorials are to be found at St James Church, Spilsby. The first stands outside the church and takes the form of a cross, with a sword mounted on the front of the cross, mounted on a tapering shaft on an octagonal plinth standing on a three-steped base. The inscriptions are to be found around the sides of the plinth. The names on this memorial match those within the church. The second memorial is a wall mounted stone plaque containing the names of the men who died in World War 1. The third is in the form of a stone wreath plaque topped by a crown containing the names of those who died in World War 2 and one man who died during the Suez Emergency in 1956. In addition there is an ornate Roll of Honour to the men from the area that served in the OSuth AFrican (Boer War) 1899-1902.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

1914-1918

BALDWIN

H

See internal memorial.

BARKER

C F

See internal memorial.

BARKER

W H

See internal memorial.

BARRATT

M H

See internal memorial.

BOGG

E W

See internal memorial.

BOGG

T

See internal memorial.

BOYALL

B

See internal memorial.

GREGORY

F

See internal memorial.

HARRIS

G F

See internal memorial.

JOHNSON

R T

See internal memorial.

KNAGGS

W H

See internal memorial.

LAMMING

F

See internal memorial.

LINDLEY

L F

See internal memorial.

LONG

W F

See internal memorial.

OUZEMAN

A F

See internal memorial.

PANTON

A J

See internal memorial.

PARKINS

A

See internal memorial.

PARKINS

R

See internal memorial.

ROBINSON

S B

See internal memorial.

ROBINSON

W

See internal memorial.

SMITH

C F

See internal memorial.

STANNARD

C

See internal memorial.

THIMBLEBY

J E

See internal memorial.

THORNLEY

F

See internal memorial.

TOWLE

E

See internal memorial.

WALKER

H

See internal memorial.

WILLIAMS

J M

See internal memorial.

WOOD

E F

See internal memorial.

1939-1945

ASHBY

C

See internal memorial.

BEARDSWORTH

S

See internal memorial.

CLARK

S

See internal memorial.

EARL

R C

See internal memorial.

GREEN

H

See internal memorial.

SMITH

T H

See internal memorial.

SPENCE

B

See internal memorial.

TOWLE

E E

See internal memorial.

Suez 1956.

WOOD

J M

No further information currently

Internal Memorial
1914 – 1919. To these who gave their lives this chapel and altar are dedicated.

BALDWIN

Harry

Private 10294. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915. Husband of Mrs H Baldwin of Masonic Lane, Spilsby, Lincs. Enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BARKER

C F

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

BARKER

William Hairby

Private 240140. C Coy, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Frederick and Fanny Elizabeth Barker of Wellington Yard, Spilsby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

BARRATT

Major Hugo

Private 41815. 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly 101795 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 6th August 1918, aged 18 years. Son of Mr and Mrs S Barratt of Market Place, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Clifton, Derbyshire and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. No known grave. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, Saily-Lourette. III.D.1.

BOGG

Ernest W

Private 16802. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born Horncastle, enlisted Alford and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION. II.H.8.

BOGG

Thomas Edward

Boy 1st Class 146748, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed oin action at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916, aged 16. Born 19 April 1900 in Spilsby. Baptised 16 June 1900 in Spilsby. Son of Thomas and Frances Olive Bogg of Simpson Street, Spilsby, Lincs. In the 1901 census he was newborn, born Spilsby, Lincolnshire, son of Thomas and Frances O Bogg, resident Bull Yard, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, born Spilsby, Lincolnshire, at school, son of Thomas and Frances Olive Bogg, resident Bull Yard, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Enlisted 19th April 1918 for 12 years, height 5 feet 21/8 inches, chest 33½ inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 13.

BOYALL

Benjamin

Drummer 1003. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 10th November 1915, aged 22 years. Son of Joseph and Eliza Boyall of Alma Place, Spilsby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in SPILSBY CEMETERY, Lincolnshire. Grave 308.

GREGORY

Frank

Private 6420. 24th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 25387 Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11th September 1916. Born Spilsby, Lincs, enlisted and resident Leicester, Leics. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, Longueval. XII.D.22.

HARRIS

Gerald Fitz-William

Private 21443. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Birmingham, Warwicks, enlisted Grimsby and resident Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.

JOHNSON

Reginald Thomas

Private 41113. 8th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and Eliza Johnson of Partney, Lincs. Born Spilsby and enlisted Louth, Lincs. Buried in FLESQUIRES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. VII.D.4.

KNAGGS

William Henry

Private 511886. 240th Employment Coy, Labour Corps, formerly 240332 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th May 1918. Born Spilsby, enlisted Grimsby and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. III.B.8.

LAMMING

Fred

Corporal 46783. 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 11/26280 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th April 1917, aged 37 years. Son of William and Rebecca Lamming of 2 Ashby Road, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Langton and enlisted Boslem Gates (?), Lincs. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY. VI.H.8.

LINDLEY

Leonard Frank

Private 23372. 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th September 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Rev George (BA) and Mrs A.F Lindley of The Grammar School, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Canterbury, Kent, enlisted and resident East Dereham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8C, 9A and 16A.

LONG

W F

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

OUZMAN

Albert Frederick

Sergeant 22612. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th June 1918, aged 26 years. Son of George and Eveline Ouzman of Spilsby, husband of Laura Ouzman of The Lilacs, Reynard Street, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Long Eaton, Derbyshire and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY. X.G.5.

PANTON

Joseph

Private 18909. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916, aged 36 years. Son of William and Dinah Panton, brother of Mrs Mary Elizabeth Shaw of Halton Road, Spilsby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

PARKINS

Albert

Private 169318. 18th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), formerly 1903 Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died Egypt 15th October 1918. Born Raithby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Spilsby, Lincs. NBuried in HAIFA WAR CEMETERY. A.5.

PARKINS

R

Possibly Robert Parkins. Driver 15813. 8th Bty, Royal Field Artillery. Died Mesopotamia 22nd September 1916. Born Wisbech, Cambs and enlisted Louth, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914 – 1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face 2.

ROBINSON

Stephen

L/Corporal 25417. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1917, aged 31 years. Son of James and Alice Robinson of Little Steeping, Lincs. Husband of Helen Robinson of 14 Newland, Rugby, Warwicks. Born Worlaby, enlisted Spilsby, Lincs and resident Market Harborough, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

ROBINSON

Walter

L/Corporal 12802. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th November 1915. Born Spilsby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY. III.E.23.

SMITH

Charles Frederick

Boy 1st Class J/40184. HMS Cumberland, Royal Navy. Died 4th February 1916, aged 17 years. Son of Charles Edward and Mary Jane Smith of Queen Street, Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in BERMUDA ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY. 98.

STANNARD

Cyril

Private 41377. 7th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Salonika 22nd October 1917. Son of Samuel and Rose Stannard of Boston Road, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Spilsby, Lincs, enlisted Aldershot, Hampshire and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in KARASOULI MLITARY CEMETERY, Greece. C.536.

THIMBLEBY

John Egremont

2nd Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 29th August 1915, aged 26 years. Son of Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth Thimbleby.Buried in SPILSBY CEMETERY, Lincolnshire.

THOMPSON

Henry Cedric St John

Distinguished Service Order. Lieutenant (Acting Captain). 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 30th November 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Harvey St John Oscar and Lillian Mary Thompson. Native of Bushley Heath, Herts. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Sorel-Le-Grand. II.C.15.

THORNLEY

Frank

Private 201812. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Mrs Maria Thornley of Masonic Lane, Spilsby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

TOWLE

Frank

Private 7155. 4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 4113 Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 22nd October 1916, aged 33 years. Son of Allen and Ada Towle of West Ashby, Lincs. Enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11C and 12 A.

WALCOTT

Lyons George Edmund

Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2nf July 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Lyons Roden Sympson (JP) and Jean Cleland Walcott. Buried in GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, Fonquevillers. Plot I. Row H. Grave 26.

WALKER

Harold

Private 16804. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th September 1918, aged 27 years. Son of H and A Walker of Halton Road, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Spilsby, enlisted Alford and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot II. Row B. Grave 34.

WALKER

S

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

WILLIAMS

Jack Money

Private 1877. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Bungay, Suffolk, enlisted Spilsby and resident Lincoln, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

WITTY

A

Possibly Albert Witty. Private 25606. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 27th October 1916, aged 25 years. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Witty of The Cottage, Bassingham, Lincs. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted Nottingham, Notts and resident Grantham, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.

WOOD

Edmund Francis

Corporal 9951. 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917, aged 29 years. Brother of Mrs P Lamming of Boston Road, Spilsby, Lincs. Born Wragby, Lincs, enlisted Manchester, Lancs and resident Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

Internal Memorial
1939 – 1945. Those who gave their lives

GREEN

Harold

Ordinary Seaman P/JX165474. HMS Acasta, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940, aged 20 years. Son of William and Cecilia Green of Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 39. Column 3.

SPENCE

Bertie

Warrant Officer Class III (PSM) 4796263. 10th (HD) Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 17th August 1941. Buried in SPILSBY BURIAL GROUND. Grave 14.

CLARK

Stuart

Signal Boy C/JX158588. HMS Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940, aged 17 years. Son of Herbert Fred and Ethel Clark of Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 37, Panel 1.

TOWLE

Ernest Edward

Fusilier 6981289. 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 2nd March 1943, aged 26 years. Son of Thomas Walter and Sarah Ann Towle of Spilsby, husband of Agnes Towle of Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY. Plot 15. Row F. Grave 8.

ASHBY

C

Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

SMITH

Thomas Henry

Leading Seaman D/JX136454. HM Submarine Rainbow, Royal Navy. Died 19th October 1940. Son of Thomas William and Barbara Emily of Spilsby, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 37. Column 1.

BEARDSWORTH

S

Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

EARLE

Robert George

Earl on CWGC. Ordinary Telegraphist P/JX229158. HMS Victory III, Royal Navy. Died 26th July 1941, aged 26 years. Son of William Robert and Elizabeth Harriet Earle of Spilsby, Lincs. Buried in SPILSBY BURIAL GROUND. Grave 360.

Suez 1956

WOOD

John W

Born in the July to September Quarter 1911 in Spilsby. Married Tryphena Murphy in Spilsby in the October to December Quarter 1940.

The Suez Crisis 1956

With an aim of retaking the Suez canal and removing Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who had nationalised the waterway, from power, the campaign was a military success but diplomatic humiliation. It resulted in the deaths of 16 British service personnel, with almost 100 wounded.

Internal Roll of Honour
Roll of Honour of the Volunteers and others of Spilsby and district who at their country’s call served in the war in South Africa. 1900. 1901. 1902
Active Service Co. 3 V.B Lincolnshire Regiment.

BANKS

F L

L/Corporal

BRUCE

D

Private

CHAPMAN

W

Private

GOODHAND

H

Private

SPENCE

A K

Private

WATSON

G C G

Private

Imperial Yeomanry

GRANTHAM

E M

Captain

GAMBLE

J

Corporal

BARRATT

C L

Trooper

CHAPMAN

H

Trooper

CHEALES

A E

Trooper

HOFF

W

Trooper

HUNT

E

Trooper

PANTON

G E

Trooper

SILVESTER

J

Trooper

TYRRELL

C

Trooper

WALKER

F L

Trooper

WILDMAN

J

Trooper

Various Corps

CAREY

C R

Sergeant

LISTER

F

Sergeant

FAIRWEATHER

W H

Private

PARSONS

R

Trooper

ROBSON

J

Trooper

STAINTON

H

Trooper

TUPHOLME

J

Trooper

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