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SUTTON ON SEA (SUTTON LE MARSH) AND TRUSTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Sutton on Sea (Sutton le Marsh) war memorial also covers Trusthorpe and stands at the corner HIgh Street and Trusthorpe Road, Sutton on Sea. Originally the memorial was sited on the Promenade at Sutton on Sea but was moved in 1953 when flooding meant that the sea wall needed rebuilding. It takes the form of a stone pillar on a base. On one side of the pillar there are several blocks of Portland stone raised from the main body of the memorial to form a cross, on which the words PRO PATRIA are moulded. On the other side of the memorial is a tablet on which the dedication and names are inscribed which is affixed to more raised stone blocks. There are 20 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. Additionally there is one name for 1947 (Palestine) and one for 1972 (Northern Ireland).

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

In grateful memory of those who fell in the war 1914 - 1918.

BAKER

Arthur

Private 12418. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th August 1915. Born and enlisted Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. III.C.32.

BAKER

Harry

Private 12417. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Born and enlisted Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

BROWN

Benjamin E

Possibly Benjamin Ewart Brown. A/Captain. Lincolnshire Regiment attd Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 9th September 1916. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 16C.

BUTTERY

George Alfred

Private 279197. 477th Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps, formerly 23474 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at home 4th November 1918. Born New Leake, enlisted Sleaford and resident Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated SUTTON ON SEA (St Clement) CHURCHYARD.

HAYDEN

William C

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

HOTCHIN

John George

Corporal 614127. 15th Bde (Warwick Bty), Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 25th July 1917, aged 27 years. Son of (the late) John and Mrs R Hotchin of Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Born Sutton on Sea, Lincs and enlisted Leamington, Warwicks. Commemorated BLEUEL FARM CEMETERY. I.F.14.

LAKE

John F

Private 925554. 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 28th September 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Henry and Susan Lake of Brickyard, Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. IV.A.28.

LANSDOWN

F A Stanley

Possibly Francis Arthur Stanley Lansdown. Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. Died 14th August 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Rev Francis and Christine Emily Lansdown of 53 Fosse Road, Leicester, Leics. Commemorated DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY. A.227.

ROBINSON

William C

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

SMITH

John Richard

Riflemen 553687. 16th Battalion, London Regiment attd 9th Battalion. Killed in action 25th April 1918, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) G and Susannah Smith of High Street, Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Born Sutton on Sea, enlisted Alvia (?) and resident Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 88.

STEPHENSON

John W

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

THOMAS

John S

Possibly John Simons Thomas. 2nd Lieutenant. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917. Commemorated HARGICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. A.31.

WALLIS

W Hedley

Gunner 32196. Depot Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Motors). Died at Woking Military Hospital 12th April 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Mr and Mrs George Wallis, husband of Daisy Wallis of The Cottage, Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Born Sutton on Sea (SDGW gives born Beesby), enlisted Bourne, Lincs. Commemorated SUTTON ON SEA (St Clement) CHURCHYARD.

WATSON

E Ludlow

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

WILLERTON

Arthur

Possibly Private 13606. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915. Born Edlington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Willingham (by Stow), Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

WILLEY

Thomas Bingley

Private 3/9689. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th March 1915. Born Bratoft, Lincs and enlisted Kettering, Northants. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 28 to 30.

WILLSON

Joseph Pinder

Officers Cook 2nd Class 361226. HMS Surprise, Royal Navy. Died 23rd December 1917, aged 30 years. Son of William Robert and Jane Pinder Willson of Grove Road, Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 25.

WOOD

John G

Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

Trusthope

DAKIN

Thomas William

Private 55819. 1st City of London Yeomanry. Died 15th February 1918 in Egypt, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and Emma Dakin of Trusthope, Lincs. Born Derby, Derbyshire, enlisted Lincoln and resident Trusthope, Lincs. Commemorated KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL. C.145.

WOODIWISS

Isaac Newton

2nd Lieutenant. Lincolnshire Regiment, attd 3 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 10th May 1915, aged 18 years. Son of Isaac Newton and Maud Mary Woodiwiss of Trusthope Hall, Lincs. Commemorated CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Souchez. XV.M.38.

1939-1945

GREEN

George William

Leading Telegraphist P/JX159207. HMS Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25th November 1941. Son of George and Janet Green of Skegness, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 52. Column 3.

MORRISON

Kenneth M

Possibly Kenneth Martin Morrison. L/Corporal 2879058. 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 31st May 1940, aged 21 years. Son of William and Harriet Morrison. Commemorated DUNKIRK MEMORIAL. Column 126.

ROSSINGTON

Cyril G E

Gunner 2082321. 101st H.A.A Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6th October 1943, aged 36 years. Son of Edward and Esther Rossington, husband of Lilian May Rossington of Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated MADRAS (St Marys) CEMETERY, Chennai. Plot 19. Grave 63.

TOW

Horace William

L/Bombardier 824563. Royal Artillery. Died 30th September 1946, aged 32 years. Son of Charles Wilson and Ellen Elizabeth Tow of Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated SUTTON ON SEA (St Clement) CHURCHYARD.

In churchyard but not on memorial

McKENNA

Donald Peter

Gunner 898487. 7 Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th March 1941, aged 20 years. Son of Martin Peter and Elizabeth May McKenna of Lambeth, London. Commemorated SUTTON ON SEA (St Clement) CHURCHYARD. Row 9. Grave 2.

SOFTLEY

Tom

Headstone of Walter and Grace Ann Softley notes deaths of sons Tom and Walter Softley. Private (Sgt on headstone) 234284 Tom Softley. 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 5th August 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Walter and Grace Ann Softley of Leeds, Yorks. Commemorated BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION. IV.D.4.

SOFTLEY

Walter

Headstone of Walter and Grace Ann Softley notes deaths of sons Tom and Walter Softley. Wireman 2nd Class M/18885 Walter Softley. HMS Lion, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916, aged 20 years at Jutland. Son of Walter and Grace Ann Softley of Bradford, Yorks. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 20.

SMITH

Henry David

Private 37031. 6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at home 12th August 1917. Born Stepney, Middx and enlisted London. Commemorated SUTTON ON SEA (St Clement) CHURCHYARD.

WRIGHT

Lawrence James Henson

Major 139905. Royal Artillery. Died 14th June 1945, aged 54 years. Son of Emma Wright, husband of Elizabeth Wright of Sutton on Sea, Lincs. Commemorated SUTTON ON SEA (St Clement) CHURCHYARD. Row 13. Grave 2.

Other armed conflicts

MITCHELL

A Derek

Constable 342, Palestine Police Force. Died 26th September 1947. Aged 19. Son of Marion Mary Mitchell, of Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Police Grave 1.

ROBINSON

Martin

Private, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. Shot by the Official IRA whilst on duty in an observation post at an old filling station on the Foyle Road in the Brandywell area of Londonderry 16th April 1972. Aged 21.

We will remember them
Sutton le Marsh (Sutton on Sea) Methodist Church

MORRISON

Kenneth Mcleod

To the glory of God and in memory of Kenneth Mcleod Morrison. Lieutenant, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Killed in action on St Andrew’s Day 1942 in North Africa, aged 21.
O valiant hearts, who to your glory came through dust of conflict and through battle flame, tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved, your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Lieutenant 176950. 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps, formerly Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 30th November 1942, aged 21 years. Son of Brigadier Hugh Mcleod and Kathleen May Morrison of Sunningdale, Berks. Commemorated Enfidaville War Cemetery. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 21.

Last updated 2 March, 2009

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