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STOW IN LINDSEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Bill Ball; Reserach Bill Ball & Martin Edwards 2005
additional information David Webb

War Memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Stow-in-Lindsey (‘Stow Minster’) is in the form of a carved wooden panel with incised gold lettering, on the wall of the South Transept. The last two World War 1 names seem to have been added much later, since they are not only below the ‘RIP’, but in the same lettering style as the World War 2 names. The main World War 1 list seems to be arranged in order of date of death (see partially researched list below). However the last two names do fit this pattern, being the two latest dates - perhaps they were either omitted from the initial carving of the panel, or the bottom of the original panel was damaged or removed when the WW2 names were added, and so had to be recarved. A lot of men appear from Sturton-by-Stow. The lists here have been sequenced for ease of reading.


REMEMBER IN THE LORD
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18
GREATER LOVE HATH NO
MAN THAN THIS

1914-1918

ADDISON

R G

Sergeant probably Robert Addison, Lance Sergeant 9898, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Born Kettlethorpe, enlisted Lincoln, resident Wellingore. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 44 to 46.

ARMSTRONG

James

Able Seaman J/32585, H.M. Submarine "K4", Royal Navy. Drowned when Submarine K4 was in collision with Submarine K6 31st January 1918. Aged 23. Son of George and Sarah Armstrong, of Stow, Lincoln. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 29.

Note: An accident occurred on the night of 31st January 1918 when ten K boats were operating with battle cruisers on a night exercise off May Island. During the night, the helm in K14 jammed to starboard and she swung round and collided with K22, which was actually the K13 renamed after she had drowned most of her crew on her maiden voyage. The two boats locked together and in a series of collisions K4 was sunk by K6 (losing all hands), and K7 was sunk by HMS Fearless (also losing all hands). Four other submarines were damaged.

ASHBY

Matthew

Private 13919, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 21st September 1916. Aged 22. Born Scampton, enlisted Doncaster, resident Sturton-by-Stow. Son of John and Martha Ashby, of Bransby, Saxilby, Lincs. Late of Sturton-by-Stow. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 11A.

BELL

Walter

Lance Corporal 21311, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th November 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Son of William Bell, of 20, Wheeldon St., Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

BRADLEY

George

Lance Corporal 200959, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Enlisted Lincoln, resident Sturton-Stow. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

BRAY

Alfred

Private 2485, 1st/1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 6th July 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Lincoln, resident Stow. Son of Mrs E. Foster, of Hill House, Sturton-by-Stow, Lincoln. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Row H. Grave 64.

BRAY

David

Private 32993, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th November 1917. Born Strurton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln, resident Blyton. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row F. Grave 8.

BRAY

William

Private 60251, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2nd September 1918. Aged 20. Born St Swithin's, Lincolnshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Frederick and Annie Bray, of Sturton-by-Stow. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 23.

BUTTERY

Frank

Private 3959, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Mrs. A. Buttery, of Sturton-by-Stow, Lincoln. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 24.

CHRISTIE

James Allan

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 6th November 1917. Aged 25. Son of the Rev. James Ernest Christie and Mary Christie, of Thornton-le-Moor Rectory, Moortown, Lincoln. Born at Lee, London. Also served with Sherwood Foresters 1910-15. Buried in HITHER GREEN CEMETERY, LEWISHAM, London S. Row B. Grave 372.

CREDLAND

Willie

Private 2349, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915. Born and resident Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 331.

FORRINGTON

Charles [Reginald]

Lance Corporal 925, "D" Company, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th May 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Stow, enlisted Gainsborough. Son of William and Harriet Forrington, of Old Hall, Stow, Lincoln. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 12.

HIRD

George Robert

Sergeant 8504, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1915. Aged 25. Born and resident Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Joseph and Annie Eliza Hird, of Sturton-by-Stow, Lincoln. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.

LANE

Ernest Arthur

Private possibly Ernest Arthur Lane, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1918. Aged 22. Born Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, enlisted Lincoln, resident Walcot. Son of John and Lydia Lane, of Goxhill, Hull. Buried in VAUX-ANDIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Row A. Grave 5.

LILLEY

W Herbert

[Listd as Herbert on SDGW & CWGC] Corporal 7693, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1916. Born Broxholme, enlisted Lincoln, resident Struton-by-Stow. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 19.

LUCAS

Henry Raymond

Corporal 94771, "B" Battery, 76th Brigade, Royal Field Aartillery. Killed in action 30th September 1915. Born Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Marylebone, London N.W. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 2 Plot VI. Row A. Grave 10.

MACKFALL

Walter

Private [Rifleman] 40919, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 23rd October 1917. Aged 20. Born Westwood, enlisted Retford, Nottinghamshire, resident Stow. Son of Mr. C. Mackfall, of Stow, Lincoln. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 4.

MARRIOTT

C Arthur

[Listed as Arthur on SDGW and CWGC] Private 13689, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1917. Born and resident Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

NORTON

J

Private - No further information currently available

NORTON

Norris G

Private 7551, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16th June 1916. Aged 28. Born Sturton, enlisted Lincoln, resident Sturton-by-Stow. Son of Norris and Catherine Norton, Sturton-by-Stow, Lincoln. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row N. Grave 2.

REVILL

Percy Hudson

Private 21689, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th March 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Revill, of Sturton-by-Stow, Lincoln. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 36.

SCOTT

A G

Private - No further information currently available

SPURR

Charles Edward

Private 12298, 33rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Ifantry). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 25. Born Sturton-by-Stow, enlisted Lincoln. Son of William Spurr, of Mill Lane, Sturton-by-Stow, Lincoln. Formerly 19012, Lincolnshire Regiment. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.

WHITTAKER

H

Lance Corporal - No further information currently available


R I P

1939-1945

CREDLAND

Agatha Joan

[Listed as CRIDLAND J F on memorial] Nurse and civilian, aged 20, who died on Saturday 7 September 1940 at Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End, West Ham Lane, Stratford, London E15. This was the first day of the London Blitz and West Ham was attacked by German bombers aiming for the docks and local power station. The hospital was partly destroyed by the bombing. Nurse Credland is recorded by West Ham, County Borough. She was born in 1919 in Lincolnshire, the daughter of Robert and Sarah Elizabeth (nee Barnett) Credland of Sturton-by-Stow. Buried in Stow Cemetery, Lincolnshire.

GRAVENOR

James Frederick

Private 4986117, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottingahmshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 31st January 1944. Aged 21. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 12.

KEIGHTLEY

Angus Clifford

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1078101, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd June 1943. Aged 32. Son of Richard Henry Oswald Keightley, and of Margaret Jane Keightley (nee Wilson); husband of Evelyn Keightley (nee Thistlewood), of Sturton-by-Stow, Lincolnshire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 18.

ORR

Peter Jardine

Sub Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Ruler, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th May 1945. Aged 19. Son of the Revd. Canon Henry Cecil Orr and Doris Eleanor Orr, of Harmston Vicarage, Lincoln. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 6. Panel 5.

SPOWART

James Stanton

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1637033, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th May 1944. Buried in EAST BANK CEMETERY, EAST LONDON, South Africa. Section 11C. Grave 731W.

TAYLOR

John J

Private 4802270, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 1st June 1940. Aged 21. Son of John and Winifred Jane Taylor; nephew of Mrs. S. A. Henson, of Sturton-by-Stow, Lincolnshire. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 45.

Last updated 27 May, 2008

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