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SWALLOW WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Swallow war memorial stands in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Swallow and takes the form of a stone column surmounted by a capped cross, the column being set on an inscribed plinth, all on a one stepped base. There are 3 names for World War 1 only.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

THEY DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ASKEY

Cecil Henry Leonard

Second Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion attd 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Rev A.H and Mrs Askey of Swallow Rectory, Lincs. Commemorated GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 19.

DAY

Walter

Gunner 821200, "B" Battery, 155th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 25th September 1918. Born Wrawby and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Husband of Charlotte; father of Cyril Walter Day born 12th September 1917. Buried in QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais. France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 26.

WILKIN

Corden

[Listed as Kedon Wilkins on memorial, Gorden on CWGC and Naval Casulaties as Gordon] Stoker 1st Class 227698 (CH), HMS Coquette Royal Navy. Lost when his ship was mined in the North Sea 7th March 1916. Aged 33. Born 6th April 1883 at Grimsby. Son of Thomas and Sarah Wilkin, of Swallow. No known grave. Commmeorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 17.

Last updated 28 August, 2012

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