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SWABY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Louis Mills 2018
researched Martin Edwards

The war memorial is affixed to a wall on the south side of the nave in St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Swaby. It takes the form of a wall mounted framed and glazed roll of honour, with handwritten names on illuminated parchment roll with black and red lettering all in a dark wood frame. There are 28 names listed for those who seved and returned. There is also a nowy headed, white marble, tablet with incised inscription with lettering in red and black. There is a laurel wreath at the top centre of the tablet. There are 10 names listed for those who died.

Photographs Copyright © Louis Mills 2018

Tablet

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

BARKER Albert
Private 6447, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 11 August 1915. Aged 19. Born Withern, resident Swaby, enlisted Chelsea. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Barker, of 51, Muskham St., Nottingham. Born at Swaby, Alford, Lincs. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 33.
BRUMPTON Edward
Private 225762, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1918. Aged 27.Born Driby, Lincs, resident Alford, Lincs., enlisted Louth, Lincs. Son of William and Mary Jane Brumpton, of Whitepit, Swaby, Alford, Lincs. Buried on the right hand side of the cemetery in NEUVILLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France.
CAMPLIN George
Rifleman R/7464, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20 August 1915. Aged 24. Born Swaby, Lincs., resident Alford, Lincs., enlisted Nottingham. Son of Moses and Alice Camplin, of Brant Cottage, Swaby, Alford, Lincs. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row X. Grave 20.
CARTWRIGHT Charles
No further information currently available
CHOLMELEY, M.C. Roger James
Captain, Cheshire Regiment. Drowned while in action 16 August 1919. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Served as Trooper 13660, Base Depot, Imperial Yeomanry, during the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902. In the 1891 census he was aged 18, born Lincolnshire, a University Student Oxon, son of James and Flora S Cholmeley, resident ectory, Swaby with Whitepit, Louth, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation.
ELVIN Harry
Private 12295, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Warth, Lincs., resident Gosberton, Linc., enlisted Boston, Lincs.Son of the late Henry and Mary Ellen Elvin. Enlisted Sept., 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.
KITCHEN Tom
Private R3/17895, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 April 1916. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs, resident Swaby, Lincs. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 20.
STEPHENSON Thomas [William]
Private 241277, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 June 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Swarby [sic], Lincs., enlisted Grimsby. Son of Mrs. Stephenson, of Swaby, Alford, Lincs. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 14.
WESTERBY George Hedley
Private 1561, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 August 1916. Aged 30. Born Alford, Lincs, resident Swaby, Lincs., enlisted Louth, Lincs. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Westerby, of Donington-on-Bain, Louth, Lincs; husband of Charlotte Ellen Westerby, of Swaby, Alford, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.
WRIGHT Edmund
Private 31358, 16th Labour Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died on service 19 October 1916. Aged 39. Born Swaby, Lincs., enlisted Grimsby. Son of Edmund and Elizabeth Wright, of Swaby, Alford, Lincs. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 3. Row M. Grave 10.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
IN THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

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THE MEN OF SWABY
WHO SERVED THEIR KING
AND COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
1914-1918
AND WERE SPARED TO
RETURN

ADDEY Henry Preston
Served and returned. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, East Neal, Lincolnshire, a Farmers Son Working On Farm, son of Henry Dransfield and Louisa Augusta Addey, resident Claythorpe. Alford, Lincolnshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Lincolnshire, resident with his parents, Henry D and Louisa A Addey, at Main Road, East Keal, Spilsby, Lincolnshire.
BELL Lewis
Served and returned
BARTON Albert
Served and returned
BONTOFT Wright
Served and returned
BRUMPTON Herbert T O
Served and returned
CAMPLING John
Served and returned
CAMPLIN Ernest
Served and returned
CARTWRIGHT George Wm
Served and returned
DIXON Thomas
Served and returned
ELVIN Thomas
Served and returned
GOSLING John
Served and returned
GRANT Harry
Served and returned
GRANT George Wm
Served and returned
JACKSON Christopher
Served and returned
MARTIN William
Served and returned
ODLIN Ernest
Served and returned
PARRISH Albert
Served and returned
PARSONS Robert
Served and returned
ROBINSON Fred
Served and returned
RUTLAND Edward S
Served and returned
RUTLAND Gordon E
Served and returned
REEVE Albert
Served and returned
STEPHENSON Frederick aka Fred
Served and returned. Attested 29 August 1914, in Spalding, as Private R6/10566, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade, 11th Division, aged 21, born 1893 in Swaby, Lincolnshire, Farm Labourer by trade, joined regiment at Lincoln 31 August 1914. Served with 6th Battalion, then Depot, then 6th Battalion, then Depot and finally 3rd Battalion. Suffered gunshot wounds to the right lower leg 7 August 1915. Transferred 21 July 1919 to Private 11802, 339 P.O.W. Company, Labour Corps. His address was given as 91, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby. Married Elizabeth May Carey 8 January 1918 at Grimsby, resident 84 Duncombe Street, Grimsby. Son of Samuel and iris Stephenson, of Swaby. heoght 5 feet 4 inches, weight 138lbs, chest 43 inches, religious denomination Church of England, complexion fresh, hair sandy, eyes blue.
WILLOUGHBY Drummond
Served and returned
WILLOUGHBY Harold
Served and returned
WRIGHT Herbert
Served and returned
WRIGHT Howen
Served and returned
WHITE Edward
Served and returned

Last updated 19 April, 2018

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