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WADDINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is located in the grounds of St Mary's and St Peter's Church, Waddingham. It takes the form of an granite obelisk that stands on a granite plinth that bears the inscription. The inscription is spread on all four faces, the additional names added for World War 2 are added on the three faces containing the names of theose who fell in World War 1. The whole monument stands on a concrete two-stepped base. There are fifteen names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 7th September 1919. Within the church is a framed and glazed Roll of Honour containing the same sames in balck ink in four columns.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

For God for King and Country.
In loving memory of the fifteen Waddingham lads who fell while serving in H M Forces in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

BARKER
Edward
Private 12744. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd April 1917. Born Bishop Norton, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY. I.B.1.
BARKER
George
Private 16100. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Born Bishop Norton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY. Enclosure No: 4X.G.28.
CHARLES
Fred
L/Bombardier 362794. 4th Bty, 5th Reserve Bde, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 1st August 1918, aged 34 years. Son of Thomas Fred, husband of Edith Charles of 10 Cecil Mount, Armley, Leeds, Yorks. Born Caistor and enlisted Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated WADDINGHAM (St Mary and St Peter) CHURCHYARD.
COOK
Walter
Sapper WR/305817. Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers, formerly 2529 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at home 28th July 1918, aged 27 years. Son of George and Betsy Cook of High Street, Waddingham, Lincs. Born Waddingham and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated WADDINGHAM (St Mary and St Peter) CHURCHYARD.
COOLING
Arthur
L/Corporal 1896. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th June 1915. Born Waddingham, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Alkborough, Lincs. Commemorated LONGUENESSE (St Omer) SOUVENER CEMETERY. I.A.152.
COOLING
Edmund
Private 13539. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th February 1916, aged 21 years. Son of John and Sarah Ann Cooling of Waddingham, Lincs. Born Waddingham, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY. II.G.173.
DENT
Robert Bradley
L/Corporal 40280. 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, formerly 15933 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th July 1918. Born Waddingham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated CREPY-EN-VALOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. South-western corner.
KENT
Edward Manselll
Private 82013 (L/Corporal on memorial). 56th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 128463 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs T.W Kent of Waddingham, husband of Mrs S.E Kent of High Street, Owston Ferry, Lincs. Born Kirton in Lindsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Owston Ferry, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 10.
KIRKBY
Frederick
Sergeant 23581. 12th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 9th July 1916. Born Brigg, enlisted Gainsborough and resident Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY. XVIII.C.10.
LADDS
George Hillard
Private 40852. 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, formerly 25632 North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Robert and Mary Ladds of Brumby Road, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Waddingham and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 50 to 51.
LADDS
James
Private 51953. 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died at home 25th August 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Robert and Mary Ladds of 324 Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Born Waddingham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated WADDINGHAM (St Mary and St Peter) CHURCHYARD.
MAJOR
James
Private 42544. 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th October 1916, aged 23 years. Only son of Robert and Annie Major of Waddingham, Lincs. Born Waddingham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. VIII.H.3.
MAJOR
Robert
Private 45088. 2/5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Robert and Ellen Major of Waddingham, Lincs. Born North Kelsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
WALLEY
John Clifford
2nd Lieutenant. C Coy, 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment attd 7th Battalion. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, aged 21 years. Son of John and Sarah Walley of Waddingham, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 29 and 30.
WILSON
William Frank
Private G/9347. 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Wilson of Stainton Farm, Waddingham, Lincs. Born Hibaldstow, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines. I.D.31.
1939-1945
BRITCLIFFE
Edward
Warrant Officer Class II (S.Q.M.S) 7627099. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 1st February 1946, aged 31 years. Son of George and Mary Britcliffe of Wadddingham, Lincs. Husband of Betty Britcliffe of Toton, Notts. Commemorated WADDINGHAM (St Mary and St Peter) CHURCHYARD.
COOK
Jack
Driver T/200031. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15th June 1940, aged 26 years. Son of George and Maria Cook, husband of Norah Mary Cook of Waddingham. Commemorated WADDINGHAM (St Mary and St Peter) CHURCHYARD
CHURCHILL
Dennis
Possibly Dennis Arthur Churchill. Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1332240. 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31st March 1944. Commemorated GREENWICH CEMETERY. Plot D. Grave 441.
DICKINSON
[George] Charles
Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1451857, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing from an operational flight, on what would have been his 22nd birthday, the official telegram came (18 February 1945) to say he had been killed in action 9 February 1945. Aged 21. Son of George William (a Police Constable) and Lily Beatrice Mary Louisa Dickinson, of Waddingham, Lincolnshire; brother of Dorothy Margaret Bell (nee Dickisnon) known as Peggy. Educated at Brigg Grammar School. Joined the Lincolnshire Police Cadets and went on to the Brimingham City Police. Volunteered for the RAF 3 July 1941 in Lincoln. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot X. Row 28. Grave 16.
MARGETSON
Arthur
Private 4533326. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 7th August 1944, aged 34 years. Son of George Edward and Rose Margetson, husband of Ruby Margetson of Brandy Wharf, Lincs. Commemorated FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, Tessel. I.B.17.
WEST
George
Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

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