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SUTTON BRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The Sutton Bridge war memorial stands in the churchyard of St Matthew's Church and takes the form of a cross of Portland stone.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

External Memorial (Church Grounds)

A.M.D.C.
In grateful memory of all those from this parish who gave their lives for their country.
1914-1918

ADAMS

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ARNOLD

John James
Private 16253. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th November 1916, aged 36 years. Son of Robert and Mary Arnold of 22 King Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte. II.H.3.

BAILEY

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BARBER

George Leonard
Private 18785. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Born Sutton Bridge and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 2A.

BROWN

Herbert Thomas
Private 36282. 4th Special Reserve Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died home 29th March 1917. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Bourne and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. B.38.

BUTLER

Ernest
Pioneer 130051. 5th Battalion, Spec Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 18th August 1916, aged 18 years. Son of Robert William and Sarah Ann Butler of 24 King Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Brother of Henry Butler. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Wisbech, Cambs and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No: 2. XXXVIII.F.7.

BUTLER

Henry
Private 203354. 5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 155 Hunts Cyclist Bn. Died 31st May 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Robert William and Sarah Ann Butler of 24 King Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Brother of Ernest Butler. Born Wisbech, Cambs and enlisted Huntingdon, Hunts. Commemorated Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa. I.B.10.

CARTER

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CHAPMAN

Reginald [Arthur]
Private 2627A, 49th Battalion, Australian Infantry (AIF). Wounded in action taking the railway line east of Noreuil (France) during the AIF push to the Hindenburg Line 5-6th April 1917; died of wounds 21st April 1917, aged 22. Born Fakenham, Norfolk, England; resident Woodburn, Richmond River, New South Wales. Enlisted 16-08-15. Embarked from Brisbane with 25th Battalion aboard A48 HMAT ‘Seang Bee’ on 21st October 1915. Son of Arthur and Emma Louisa Chapman, 8, Queen Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Buried in Ste Marie Cemetery Le Havre, Grave Div. 3.O.11.

CROSS

Clarence
Private 23420. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Son of Albert and Emma Cross. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A

CROSS

Herbert
Private 40714. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Son of George and Mary Cross. Enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

DELAMORE

Frank Taylor
Private 52478. A Company, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 62475 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th October 1918, aged 20 years. Son of John T and Sofey Delamore of Middle Farm, Wingland, Terrington, Norfolk (Wingland actually in Lincs). Born Algarkirk, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Terrington, Norfolk. Commemorated Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay. I.D.22.

DOUGHTY

Henry
Private 7335. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1914. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 8.

FAIRBRASS

Alfred Arthur
Private 8343. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd November 1914, aged 26 years. Son of William and Emily Fairbrass of 25 Melford Row, Plaistow, Essex. Husband of F.T Fairbrass of 24 Withington Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born West Ham, enlisted Ilford, Essex and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Wimereux Communal Cemetery. I.A.10.

FREER

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GARNER

Charles
Sergeant SE/6437. No: 2 Convalescent Horse Depot, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 9th September 1917, aged 39 years. Husband of Mary Alice Garner of Howlett End, Wimbish, Essex. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXV.P.12A.

GIBBONS

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GRAVELING

Ernest
Private 18290. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Hindolveston, Norfolk, enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

GRAVELING

Reginald
Military Medal. Lance Corporal 18567. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918, aged 24 years. Son of James and Priscilla Graveling of 8 Granville Terrace, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Vendegies-Au-Bois British Cemetery. A.34.

HALL

Cuthbert
Private 11910. 6th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Mesopotamia 11th February 1917. Born Dublin, Ireland, enlisted Horwich, Lancs and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Basra Memorial. Panel 27.

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HARVEY

Alfred Anthony
Private 25000. 6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Richard and Barbara Harvey of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Husband of A Dewsberry (formerly Harvey) of 174 Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Bellicourt British Cemetery. III.L.1.

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KEAL

Charles
Private 1825. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born Sutterton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sutterton, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

KINGSTON

Bert
Corporal 358. 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 18th November 1914, aged 27 years. Son of George and Harriet Kingston of ‘Glendale’, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Walsoken, Norfolk and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord). C.25.

MARTIN

Walter Ernest
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 14931. A Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st June 1918, aged 35 years. Son of George and Jane Martin. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted 1914 at Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated Pernes British Cemetery. II.E.34.

MILLER

Frank
Private B4/066467. 42nd Remount Squadron, Army Service Corps. Died Egypt 31st May 1915. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Bristol, Glos and resident Littlehampton, Sussex. Commemorated Cairo War Cemetery. B.269.

NEVE

Arthur
Private 22412. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th November 1917. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

OLIVER

James William
Lance Corporal G/9323. 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 28th March 1916, aged 30 years. Only son of James and Alice Oliver of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. I.J.28.

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SLATER

Francis Ewart
Private 25036. 2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Charlotte E Slater of Chestnut Terrace, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Husband of E.A Slater of Little London, Long Sutton, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge and enlisted Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 6.

SPARKES

James Robert
Private 18662. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th March 1917, aged 23 years. Son of John and Hannah Sparkes of Gladstone Cottages, Littleport Bridge, Ely, Cambs. Born Sutton Bridge and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. II.F.18.

STAINES

Thomas William
Private 10850. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas and Jane Staines of 19 Lime Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Gedney Drove End, enlisted Spalding and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

SWINGER

Walter
Private 13490. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1916. Born Swaffham, Norfolk and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

TARGUS

Ben
Tergus on memorial. Private 41626. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 34394 Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917, aged 36 years. Husband of Florence Targus of 43 Thomas Street, Halifax, Yorks. Born Holbeach, Lincs and enlisted Halifax, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

TAYLOR

Charles Hubert
Rifleman S/33998. 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade posted 8th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 1st September 1918, aged 19 years. Only son of Charles Harker and Ada M Taylor of 16 Bridge Road, Sutton bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Spalding and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. VIII.B.41.

TAYLOR

Henry
Sergeant 7334. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916, aged 30 years. Son of (the late) Henry and Elizabeth Taylor. Husband of Agnes Dawson (formerly Taylor) of Abbey Road, Ulceby, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Ulceby, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

THOMPSON

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THOMPSON

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TIMBY

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TRIFFITT

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TUTTLE

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Seaman 185988. HMS ‘Pembroke’, Royal Navy. Died 29th November 1917, aged 38 years. Son of (the late) George and Rebecca Tuttle of Aylsham, Norfolk. Husband of Annie Tuttle of 1 Wharf Street. Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. J.33.

VINCENT

Ernest Reader
Rifleman R/7034. 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16th June 1915, aged 23 years. Son of Henry and Susannah Vincent of 40 Queen Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton St Edmund, Lincs, enlisted Hounslow, Mdx and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sanctuary Wood Cemetery. II.M.4.

WATSON

John Henry
Private 20940. 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment, formerly 17801 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14th October 1916, aged 21 years. Son of James and Charlotte Watson of 39 Custom House Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Terrington Marsh, enlisted Norwich and resident Terrington Marsh, Norfolk. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10D.

WICKS

Charles William
Private 132201, 73rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 19 August 1916. Aged 30. Eldest son of the late William and Maria Wicks, of 32 King Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge 11 September 1885. Upholsterer by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 7 August 1915 at Montreal. Height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, fair hair; religious denomination Church of England. He had a burn scar in the middle of his back and on the front of his right arm. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 20. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10340 - 36

WILKINSON

Joseph
Corporal 12578. 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10th October 1915, aged 28 years. Son of George Frederick and Jemima Wilkinson of 29 Custom House Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Gedney, Lincs and enlisted Wisbech, Cambs. Commemorated Lillers Communal Cemetery. IV.C.25.

WILSON

Arthur
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 26847. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 6th September 1916. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Chesterfield and resident Alfreton, Derbyshire. Commemorated Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension. II.B.2.

WRIGHT

Percy Sherwood
Private 39601. 1 Company, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Salonika 2nd January 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Mr and Mrs A Wright of 29 Queen Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Long Sutton and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston. D.609.

1939 – 1945.
We will remember them.

BATEMAN

John William Hobson
Sergeant (Observer) 959540, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th April 1941, aged 30 years. Son of Hobson and Amelia Elizabeth Bateman of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 44.

BENHAM

Joseph Frederick
Leading Stoker P/KX92611. HM Motor Launch 144, Royal Navy. Died 22nd September 1941, aged 22 years. Son of Albert Sidney and Mabel Louise Benham of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Husband of Mary Benham. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 54. Column 2.

BROOKS

Thomas William
Driver T/282670. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 13th April 1942, aged 33 years. Son of Edward and Esther Brooks of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 30.

BROUGHTON

Jack
Private 4807200. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 18th March 1943, aged 30 years. Son of George William and Rose Ellen Broughton of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Rangoon Memorial. Face 6.

BULLEN

Russell A
Trooper 7906983. 44th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 28th November 1941, aged 22 years. Son of George William and Mary Ann Bullen of Walpole Cross Keys, Norfolk. Commemorated Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery. 20.D.7.

BURTON

Leonard
Private 4808798. 141 Company, Pioneer Corps. Died 14th August 1943, aged 36 years. Son of Arthur and Lucy Burton, husband of Mabel L Burton of Tydd, Lincs. Commemorated Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. 7.G.11.

BURTON

Stanley
Private 14531670. 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 24th October 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Ernest Robert and Clara Burton of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Faenza War Cemetery. VI.B.2.

CHAPMAN

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GARNER

Ronald
Private 4805241. 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1st August 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Grace Garner of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Kanchanauri War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6.G.1-67.

GARRETT

Harry Smith
Seaman LT/JX299360. HM Trawler ‘Ebor Wyhe’, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 2nd May 1945. Son of Harry Smith and Beatrice Garrett of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 16. Column 3.

GODDARD

Gordon Gerald
Gunner 4804821. 86 (5th Bn, Devonshire Regiment) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11th July 1944, aged 27 years. Son of Gerald Grieve and Jessie May Goddard. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Goddard of Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux. VIII.E.11.

HOLLAND

John Raymond
Lieutenant 189664. Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 24th November 1942, aged 22 years. Son of Major Jack Edis Stapleton (MSM) and Alice Maud Holland of Holbeach, Lincs. Husband of Marjorie E Holland of New Malden, Surrey. Commemorated Madjez-El-Bab Memorial. Face 10.

HOLMES

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HOWE-SMITH

Edmund
Driver 2343566. 1 Air Form Sigs, Royal Signals. Died 7th January 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Edmund and Grace Howe-Smith. Husband of Daisy Ellen Howe-Smith of Spalding, Lincs. Commemorated Beja War Cemetery. 2.R.9.

HUMPHRIES

Kenneth Albert
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1236942, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 20th December 1943. Commemorated Durnbach War Cemetery. I.D.4.

KINGSTON

Jack
Able Seaman P/SSX29673. HMS ‘Hood’, Royal Navy. Died 24th May 1941, aged 20 years. Son of Louis Alfred and Joanna Kingston of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 48. Column 2.

LEATHERLAND

John William
Ordinary Seaman P/JX275175. HMS ‘Culver’, Royal Navy. Died 31st January 1942, aged 36 years. Son of James W and Lydia L Leatherland of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Husband of Dora Leatherland of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 65. Column 3.

PORTER

George Douglas
Bombardier 1527570. 76 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Between 1st February and 20th May 1942, aged 25 years. Son of George and Elsie May Porter of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 32.

TOLLIDAY

George William
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1143246, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 196 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4th November 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs G.W Tolliday of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Rheinberg War Cemetery. 5.B.18.

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Had in everlasting remembrance.
Interior Memorials
 

Air Forces WW2 Roll of Honour.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2008
 
In proud memory of those of the Royal Air Force, Commonwealth and Allied Air Forces who made the supreme sacrifice 1939 – 1945.

Royal Air Force.

BATEMAN

John William Hobson
Sergeant (Observer) 959540, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th April 1941, aged 30 years. Son of Hobson and Amelia Elizabeth Bateman of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 44.

BROWN

Clifford Harris
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 67705, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25th July 1941, aged 20 years. Son of Harris and Beatrice May Brown of Ealing, Mdx. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 54.

BURLEY

Aubrey Jesse
Sergeant (Pilot) 976048, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 16th February 1941. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 50.

CAIRD

David Francis
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 60331, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th February 1941, aged 22 years. Son of Andrew James and Mary Anderson Caird of Stanwix, Cumberland. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 52.

CHAMBERS

Joseph MacCrae
Sergeant (Pilot) 987191, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th February 1941, aged 20 years. Son of Dr Walter Duncanson and Eva Anabella Chambers of Perth, Scotland. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 54.

CHAPMAN

Leslie
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. Flight Sergeant (W.Op) 1576762, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st February 1945, aged 23 years. Son of Ernest and Eva Ellen Chapman of Moulton Washway, Lincs. Commemorated Whaplode Cemetery. Grave 1391A.

CHOPPEN

Norman John
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 107983, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th October 1941, aged 27 years. Son of Frank and Eliza Choppen, husband of Gladys Joan Choppen. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 37.

DAVIES

Max Howard
Flying Officer (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) 138148, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31st August 1943, aged 30 years. Son of Albert Edward and Brunetta Rose Davies, husband of Evelyn Barham Davies of Northampton, Northants. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec S. Grave 31.

DAVIS

William Lee
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 61459, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th March 1941. Citizen of USA. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 56.

DOBBS

John Edward Fearnley
Sergeant (Pilot) 785012, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th May 1941. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 46.

GROVE

Fred Ambrose
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 100517, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th July 1941, aged 23 years. Son of Harper L and Elizabeth H Grove of River Forest, Illinois, USA. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 58.

HILL

Rowland Mytton
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 65762. Royal Air Force. Died 25th July 1941. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 52.

HUMPHRIES

Kenneth Albert
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1236942, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 20th December 1943. Commemorated Durnbach War Cemetery. I.D.4.

JOHNSTONE

George Arthur
Sergeant (Pilot) 1212187, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th November 1941. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 51.

JONES

Cecil Ernest Burton
Pilot Officer (Observer) 84892, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th June 1941. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 50.

KURKA

Jan
Sergeant 787661, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 6 O.T.U. Died 30th September 1940. Born Czechoslovakia. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec O. Grave 55.

LANCASTER

Kenneth
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 101484, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th June 1941, aged 28 years. Son of Claude Burrowdale and Anne Alice Lancaster (nee Davis) of Ashurst, Hants. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 48.

MAJURY

Alfred James
Pilot Officer (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) 116416, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th June 1942, aged 23 years. Son of Joseph Brown and Gertrude Elizabeth Majury. Husband of Gwendoline Margaret Majury of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 31.

McGEE

Dudley Malcolm Peter
Sergeant (Pilot) 745035, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th August 1940, aged 21 years. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec M. Grave 62.

MILLS

Maurice Francis
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 5906089, Royal Air Force. Died 16th August 1941, aged 26 years. Son of Joseph Frank and Violet Annie Mills of Yeovil, Somerset. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 43.

NICHOLLS

John
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 3006475, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15th December 1944. Son of Arnold Burton and Elsie Marjory Nicholls of Palmers Green, Mdx. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 29.

PATLEJCH

Matej (Thomas)
Pilot Officer 81898, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 56 O.T.U. Died 1st November 1940. Born Czechoslovakia. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 48.

POWELL

Thomas Ray
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 107774, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th December 1941. Citizen of USA. Son of Clyde Clarence and Jimmie Lois Powell of Andalusia, Alabama, USA. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 55.

RODGER

William Ross
Sergeant (Pilot Under Training) 1001677, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th April 1941. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 58.

SCHWARZ

Jiri
Sergeant 787592, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 56 O.T.U. Died 22nd September1941. Born Czechoslovakia. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 39.

SCOTT

Charles Ian
Sergeant (Pilot) 1382097, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd July 1942, aged 25 years. Son of Charles Inglis and Elena Maud Scott (nee Kinnear) of Santiago, Chile. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 28.

SEYMOUR

Ronald William
Leading Aircraftman (Air Gunner Under Training) 1131157. Died 10th October 1941, aged 21 years. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 38.

STANBURY

Terence Cathcart
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 42271, Royal Air Force. Died 10th April 1943. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 43.

STIBOR

Karel
Sergeant 787985, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 310 (Czech) Squadron. Died 3rd September 1940. Born Czechoslovakia. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec N. Grave 62.

STORY

Peter Stanley
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1257748, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd May 1941, aged 24 years. Son of James A and Lily A Story of Streatham, London. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 42.

THOMPSON

Stanley John
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 86402, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th October 1940, aged 19 years. Son of John Davis and Sarah Scott Thompson of Bessbrook, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 46.

TOLLIDAY

George William
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1143246, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 196 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4th November 1944, aged 24 years. Son of Mr and Mrs G.W Tolliday of Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Rheinberg War Cemetery. 5.B.18.

VINCENT

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WILBER

Robert Ruggles
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 181463, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th July 1941, aged 25 years. Son of Charles L and Fannie Wilber of San Mateo, California, USA. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 56.

WILLSON

Michael Thomas George
Sergeant (Pilot) 1198665, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th November 1941, aged 20 years. Son of Maurice Frank Campbell and Frances Kate Willson of Royal Oak, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Scholar at Bedford School and Christ’s College, Cambridge. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 47.

ZEROVNICKY

Jan
Pilot Officer 102528. Royal Air Force. Died 7th January 1942. Born Czechoslovakia. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 34.

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An airman 21st December 1944.

Royal Australian Air Force.

ALLEN

William Alexander McMeekin
Sergeant 400198. Royal Australian Air Force. Died 11th April 1942, aged 25 years. Son of William Alexander and Ethel Isabel Duncan Allen. Husband of Betty Allen of Windsor, Victoria, Australia. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 33.

Royal Canadian Air Force.

AGASSIZ

Ronald Ernest Garnault
Flying Officer (Navigator) J/14194, Royal Canadian Air Force. 405 Squadron. Died 16th June 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Harold Romilly Garnault and Emma Margaret Agassiz of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec S. Grave 33.

ANDREW

Frederick Norman
Sergeant (Pilot) R/90241, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 7th September 1942, aged 23 years. Son of David and Annie Andrew of Burgessville, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 27.

APPEL

Harold John
Pilot Officer (Pilot) J/6957, Royal Canadian Air Force. 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27th March 1942, aged 25 years. Son of Andrew and Alma Appel. Husband of Joan K Appel of Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 35.

CHEROPITA

William Thomas
Sergeant (Pilot) R/123904, Royal Canadian Air Force. 410 Squadron. Died 27th August 1943. Son of William and Katherine Cheropita of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec S. Grave 35.

DALTON

Neil Maxwell
Warrant Officer Class 1 (Navigator) R/88035, Royal Canadian Air Force. 410 Squadron. Died 27th August 1943, aged 25 years. Son of Herman Cann and Etta Frye Dalton of Kentville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec S. Grave 37.

DAVIES

Walter Cecil
Flying Officer (Air Gunner) J/14421, Royal Canadian Air Force. 405 Squadron. Died 16th June 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Walter and Cora Davies of Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec S. Grave 27.

EVES

Elden
Sergeant (Pilot) R/84025, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 21st January 1942. Born USA. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 32.

LALONDE

Joseph Bernard Rene
Sergeant (Pilot) R/74426, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 4th January 1942, aged 24 years. Son of Merida and Rose Delima Lalonde of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 36.

MEISNER

David Lawrence
Sergeant (Pilot) R/76188, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 7th November 1941, aged 20 years. Son of Daniel D and Hattie L Meisner of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 49.

MURPHY

Kenneth William
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) R/147182, Royal Canadian Air Force. 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9th July 1943, aged 25 years. Son of William H and Ellen Murphy of Grosse Isle, Manitoba, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 47.

POW

Norman Clunie
Sergeant (Pilot) R/83911, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 13th December 1941, aged 25 years. Son of John Grieve and Jessie Lamb Pow of Toronto, Ontario, husband of Eleanor Adams Pow of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 53.

PROCTOR

George Kenneth
Sergeant (Pilot) R/69896, Royal Canadian Air Force. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 21st September 1941, aged 25 years. Son of George and Rachel A Proctor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 41.

PUDNEY

Clinton Landis
George Medal. Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) R/139022, Royal Canadian Air Force. 405 Squadron. Died 16th June 1943, aged 21 years. Son of Herbert and Catherine Annie Pudney of Belmar, New Jersey, USA. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec S. Grave 29.

REID

Donald Robert
Pilot Officer (Pilot) J/14567, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 13th February 1943. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec Q. Grave 33.

Royal New Zealand Air Force.

BAILEY

Noel Galbraith
Pilot Officer (Pilot Under Training) 413424, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 7th September 1942. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec R. Grave 29.

JONES

James Struthers
Sergeant (Pilot) 413368, Royal New Zealand Air Force. 56 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 18th August 1942, aged 23 years. Son of Thomas and Winifred Jones of Auckland City, husband of Mollie Jones of Sandringham, Auckland City, New Zealand. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 45.

THOMAS

Gordon Griffith
Flying Officer (Pilot) 403999, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 9th April 1943, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas Dalrymple and Maud Elizabeth Thomas of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 44.

VINTEN

Sidney Lionel
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 41381, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 17th August 1942, aged 26 years. Son of Albert and Mary H Vinten of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. Commemorated Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard. Sec P. Grave 43.

French Air Force.

MOITESSIER

C G
Matelot. No trace CWGC and no further information currently.

Polish Air Force.

NIEDZWIECKI

K
Major. No trace CWGC and no further information currently.

OLEWINSKI

K
Porucznik. No trace CWGC and no further information currently.
Individual Memorials.

BATEMAN

Frank
This Altar and Reredos is dedicated to the glory of God and in memory of Hobson Bateman 1881 – 1942, Amelia Elizabeth Bateman (his wife) 1881 – 1956 and Sergeant Observer Jack Bateman (their son) killed April 11th 1941.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.~
Erected by James R Bateman and Roy Bateman, surviving sons of the above H and A.E Bateman. 1957.

GODDARD

Gordon Gerald
Dedicated to the memory of Gordon Gerald Goddard by his wife Annie Elizabeth, Father, Mother and members of his family. 1917 – 1944.
Servicemen with known Sutton Bridge connection – Not recorded on memorial.

AMBROSE

George
Private 40053. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Wisbech, Cambs, enlisted Sutton Bridge, Lincs and resident Wisbech, Cambs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

ATKINSON

William
Private 16622. 5th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd November 1918. Son of Mrs M Atkinson of 24 West Laithgate, Doncaster, Yorks. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Rotherham, Yorks. Commemorated Bienvillers Military Cemetery. XX.A.2.

BAKER

Alfred
Private 27201. 1st Battalion, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Dover, Kent and enlisted Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D and 12B.

BARRASS

Ralph
Private 37253. 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died Mesopotamia 17th November 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs Phoebe Anna Watkin of 8 Withington Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Wisbech, Cambs and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Basra Memorial. Panel 34.

BIRD

George
Private 26856. 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 32038 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1918. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Derby, Derbyshire and resident Nottingham, Notts. Commemorated New Irish farm Cemetery. XXVII.E.1

BRADSHAW

John Willie
Private 43936. 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, formerly 4507 Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16th October 1918, aged 27 years. Husband of Emily Hawes (formerly Bradshaw) of High Street, Wimblington, Cambs. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted March, Cambs. Commemorated Messines Ridge British Cemetery.VI.A.6.

BROOKS

Walter James
Shoeing Smith 51038. 11th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), formerly 7604 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st December 1917, aged 32 years. Son of (the late) James and Martina Brooks. Born Kings Lynn St Nicholas, Nfk and enlisted Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 13.

BURROWS

Ernest Revill
Military Medal. Sergeant 16839. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918, aged 25 years. Son of A and E Born Revill Burrows. Husband of Elizabeth Lydia Hammond (formerly Burrows) of 14 Bannisters Row, Wisbech, Cambs. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Wisbech, Cambs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4.

CAWTHORNE

William
Private 4567. 2/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th February 1917. Born Terrington St Clements, Nfk, enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Courcelles-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery Extension. E.7.

CLAY

Charles Percy Parker
Distinguished Conduct Medal. Medaille Militiare (France), Cross of St George 3rd Class (Russia). Sergeant L/9157. 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915, aged 29 years. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Redmile-Clay of Tweespruit, New Romney, Kent. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Rye, Sussex. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 20 and 21.

ERWARDS

Ernest Albert
Lance Corporal 201391. 2/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Born Emneth, Cambs, enlisted Spalding and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

FINCH

Matthew
Private D/5208. 6th Dragoons. Died of wounds 12th February 1915, aged 26 years. Husband of Grace Rosetta Finch of 21 Bushway, Becontree, Chadwell Heath, Essex. Born Cromer, Nfk, enlisted Sutton Bridge, Lincs and resident Clydach (?). Commemorated Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery. II.O.48.

FUTTER

Robert Frederick Sharland
Signaller 13289. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 26th October 1915, aged 21 years. Son of John and Eliza Futter of Bradfield, Nfk. Born Bradfield, Nfk, enlisted Wisbech, Cambs and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Corbie Communal cemetery. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 34.

GODFREY

George Ernest
Private 28749. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 5th June 1917. Born Sutton Bridge and enlisted Long Sutton, Lincs. Commemorated Hamburg Cemetery. V.E.4.

GOSLING

Arthur
Lance Corporal 79834. 176th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers, formerly 8127 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th May 1916, aged 29 years. Son of John Boyle and Rebecca Gosling of 7 New Road, Guisborough, Yorks. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Guisborough, Yorks. Commemorated Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension. I.F.10.

GREENAWAY

Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal 64. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Reuben Greenaway of 161 Fairmont Road, Grimsby, Lincs. Born Sutton Bridge and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

KIDBY

Charles
Private 201794. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1917. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Holbeach and resident Gedney Green Dyke, Lincs. Commemorated Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. II.A.8.

LADBROOK

George
Private 4172. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916, aged 29 years. Husband of Ada Ladbrook of High Street, Helpringham, Lincs. Born Holbeach, enlisted Sutton Bridge and resident Helpringham, Lincs. Commemorated Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi. I.E.5.

MITCHELL

Ernest
Private 16665. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th July 1916, aged 27 years. Son of George and Annie Mary Mitchell of Guys Head Farm, Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Born Gedney Dyke, enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. A.24.29.

RATELIFFE

Herbert
Private 1722. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Holbeach and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Not found CWGC and commemoration unknown.

RICHMOND

Arthur
Sergeant 8490. 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1914, aged 29 years. Son of Thomas and Rose Ellen Richmond of 11 Syndall Street, Ardwick, Lancs. Husband of Mary Richmond of 9 Kentmere Road, Plumstead, London. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Manchester, Lancs and resident Plumstead, Kent. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 32.

RINGWOOD

George
Private 3/6518. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died home 17th October 1918, aged 40 years. Husband of E.E Ringwood of 22 Chapel Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Kings Lynn Cemetery. Y.775.

SPARKES

Robert Timbey
Private 26924. 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 25370 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th September 1917. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Lincoln and resident Sutton Bridge, Lincs. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). III.E.191.

SPEECHLEY

Harry
Private 1965. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th July 1917. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Wisbech, Cambs. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military cemetery. XVI.H.19.

TIMMS

Thomas E
Private 43714. 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Lincoln and resident Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.

WEED

William
Lance Corporal 16913. 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th July 1916, aged 25 years. Son of William and Charlotte Weed of Hawley Lodge, Blackwater, Hants. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Menai Bridge, Anglesey and resident Stamford, Lincs. Commemorated Tincourt New British Cemetery. VI.E.25.

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