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THORPE ST PETER WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Thorpe St Peter war memorial can be found in the grounds of St Pere's Church, Wainfleet Road, Thorpe St Peter. It takes the form of Portland stone Celctic cross on a small gabled plinth with stone name panels on a concrete base. There are 9 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. It was unveiled on 15th August 1920. Details appeared in the Skegness News, 1923, the Boston Standard January 1920 to May 1921 and the Boston Guardian January to Decmeber 1921.

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To the glory of God and in memory of the men from
Thorpe St Peter who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1919.
Lest we forget

HEWISON

Arthur

Private 12939. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th November 1915. Born Boston, enlisted Skegness and resident Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY. Menin Road North Mem. 20.

HEWISON

George

Petty Officer Stoker 312165. HMS Laforey, Royal Navy. Died 23rd March 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hewison of Thorpe, Lincs. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 23.

HEWISON

William

Private 12774. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Born Stickney, enlisted Skegness and resident Thorpe, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

HOUGHTON

Sidney Thomas

Private 206160. 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, formerly 201752 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Houghton of Thorpe Fen Dyke, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated PONT-SUR-SAMBRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. B.13.

JOHNSON

William Henry

Private 241543. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Born Thorpe St Peter and enlisted Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated VENDEGIES-AU-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. A.36.

LEPLA

George

No George Lepla identified. Possibly should read Jeffrey Lepla. Private 13726. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915, aged 19 years. Son of George and Mary Alice Lepla of Wainfleet Marsh, Lincs. Born Ramsey St Mary, Essex, enlisted Lincoln and resident Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

MOODY

Joseph

Private 15265. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Mr G and Mrs E Moody of Thorpe St Peter, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 3.

PELL

Edward

Private 242056. 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1918. Born and enlisted Louth, resident Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 5.

WOODS

George Abraham

Private 1763. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th October 1916. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Boston and resident Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, Meaulte. I.P.46.

Greater love hath no man than this.
And this man fell in the Second Great War 1939 1945.

TEMPLEMAN

Arthur Henry

Signalman 10600919. Royal Corps of Signals. Died 11th April 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Templeman of Wainfleet, Lincs. Commemorated TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY. 14.C.20.

Last updated 2 February, 2008

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