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Private 240907, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Greetham, enlisted Grimsby, resident Louth. Parents lived at Brackenborough Lodge Wood. Buried Templeux le Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 31.

This action was part of the advance to the Hindenburg Line. The Lincolnshires were involved in an abortive attack on two German strongpoints, The Quarry and Cologne Farm. Neither objective was held, and the attack cost the Lincs over 260 casualties.

HARRIS William

Private 13826, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Ingham, enlisted Louth, resident Maltby Springs. Son of Richard Harris, 4 Westgate Cottages, Louth. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

This Regular Battalion had suffered heavily at Aubers Ridge in May 1915. Now they were involved in a diversionary attack near Bois Grenier, to coincide with the major offensive at Loos. The Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. took the objective but were forced out by a German counter-attack, at a cost of 330 casualties


Private 22638, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 22nd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Welton le Wold, enlisted :incoln, resident Tathwell. Son of George & Fanny Janney of Tathwell. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave I. K. 20..

Janney probably D.O.W. incurred during the major German assault over the former Somme battleground of 1916. The Lincs sustained over 300 casualties

KINGSWOOD Bertram David

[Listed as Herbert on memorial] 14422, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 21st November 1917. Born Somercote, enlisted Louth, resident Little Cawthorpe. Buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 2.

The battalion id described as being mainly out of the front line at this time, engaged in mostly labouring duties.

SMITH Ernest

Private 13818, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2nd March 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Tathwell, enlisted Louth. Husband of Jenny Smith, 17 Church Street Louth. Commemorated on Ypres (now Ieper) Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda panel.

Killed during an attack on a German strongpoint called THE BLUFF, south of Ypres in the St Eloi sector.

SMITH William

probably W Smith, Private 9/13817, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds SDgw states Wednesday 16th and CWGC states Thursday 17th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Goulceby, enlisted Louth, resident North Elkington. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 41.


Private 241286, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Louth, enlisted Grimsby. Buried in Bussigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave IV. D. 14.

Killed during the advance to victory, autumn 1918. Part of the 46th Division assault between Cambrai and St Quentin

WESTERBY Joseph John

Private 241711, 2nd/5th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding). Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Ashby-cum-Tenby, enlisted and resident Louth. Son of George and Rachel Westerby, of Donington-on-Bain, Louth. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

Possibly part of the offensives around Monchy during the second stage of the Battle of Arras

WOOD George

Private 16006, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 4th December 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Louth, resident Alford. Lived Strubby. Husband of Rose Elizabeth Wood, of New Town, Strubby, Alford. Buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey. Grave I. D. 23.

At the end of November, while the Expeditionary Force was preparing to evacuate Gallipoli, there was a dramatic change in the weather. It changed from summer-style heat to torrential rain, then snow and ice in a matter of days. There was tremendous hardship in the trenches, with hundreds of cases of frostbite

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