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WADDINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

The original World War 1 memorial was lost when the original St Michael's church was destroyed by a landmine in an air raid 9th May 1941; it took the form of a mosaic tablet in an alabaster frame and was originally unveiled 12th March 1921. The were about 25 names listed. A new memorial in the form of a polished stone of remembrance was erected in Bar Lane, Waddington made from York granite and was unveiled 9th November 2003 at a cost of £4,018 50p; the builders were Leakes Masonry of Louth. A dedicatory stone was inserted into the foundation of the new St Michaels' church reflecting the fact that the original had been destroyed in the air raid. A clock tower also exists as a memorial to those men who flew with 463 & 467 Squadroons, Royal Australian Air Force in World War II and did not return; it was unveiled 8th May 1975; a dedivcatory plaque also exists nearby. two plaques were removed from the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and are in the care of St Michael’s Church awaiting re-mounting.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

Original memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

New stone memorial 2003

IN
MEMORY OF
WADDINGTON
MEN AND WOMEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING CONFLICTS FOR
OUR COUNTRY

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Dedicatory stone roughly reads

TO MARK THE FACT THAT THE ORIGINAL CHURCH WAS DESTROYED BY ENEMY ACTION IN AN AIR ATTACK ON RAF WADDINGTON IN THE EARLY HOURS OF 9TH MAY 1941

RAAF Memorial

‘Lest we forget’
This clock is a memorial to those members of 463 and 467 Royal Australian Air Force Squadrons who gave their lives while serving with No: 5 Group, Royal Air Force Bomber Command during the 1939 – 1945 War.
10th May 1987.

Waddington 1914 – 1918 Roll of Honour.

BREWER

David Christopher
Able Seaman J/16688. HMS ‘Bulwark’, Royal Navy. Died 26th November 1914, aged 19 years. Son of Benjamin B and Mary Brewer of Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 2. Also see Wesleyan Chapel.

BRIGGS

Arthur
Private 11061. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915, aged 31 years. Son of Henry and Ann Briggs of Waddington, Lincs. Born Waddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 44 to 46. Also see Wesleyan Chapel. (2 memorials).

CARTER

George
Private 43085. C Company, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th July 1917, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) William and Sarah Ann Carter of Waddington, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. I.N.21.

DEEKS

Fred
Private 42328. 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 25026 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1918, aged 21 years. Born London (exact place unspecified), enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. S.II.H.24. Also see Wesleyan Chapel.

ELSEY

Fred
No Fred Elsey numbered 5651 found 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment as recorded Wesleyan Chapel. Would appear to be Private 28717. 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 25407 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1917. Born Lusby and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Roclincourt Military Cemetery. II.E.15. Also see Wesleyan Chapel. (2 memorials).

GAMBLES

[George] Frank
Private 40181, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Lincoln, resident Bracebridge Heath. Youngest son of John Gambles of Waterloo Farm. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

GIBSON

Edward
Private 241417. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1917. Born Waddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated St Souplet British Cemetery. III.D.14.

GIBSON

Thomas
Lance Corporal 28141. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st August 1918, aged 21 years. Son of D and S A Gibson. Born Waddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Bagneux Cemetery, Gezaincourt. IV.B.28.

HARLEY

Arthur [Percy Cutts]
Military Medal. Second Corporal 128964. 4th Special Company, Royal Engineers, formerly 23833 York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 27th April 1918. Born Eagle, Lincs, enlisted Darfield and resident Barnsley, Yorks. Commemorated Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay. II.N.13. Also see Wesleyan Chapel.


Photograph Copyright © Claire Pracey 2010

Arthur's mother was born Alissamon Catharine Elizabeth Cutts, and she had a brother called Arthur Percy Cutts. Sadly the family also lost two other sons in the same year, Arthur died on 27 April 1918, Charlie on 12th November 1918 and James on 14th December 1918, Charlie and James died of the flu. The picture (above) was taken in 1910 or 1911 at Heath Farm, Waddington, on the back row of boys Arthur is on the left. James in the middle, and Charlie on the far right.

JOHNSON

Charles
Private 11148. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Son of Mrs Harriet Johnson of Bees Cottage, Waddington, Lincs. Born Waddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

MOORE

Ernest [Edward]
Died Naylands, Essex, of a malady contracted whilst serving with The Majesty’s forces in Ireland. 27th March 1919. Aged 20. Present on Waddington 1901 census. Born circa 1899 at Waddington, Lincs and son of George and Mary E Moore but unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently. Buried Waddington, brother of Frederick, headstone has both names. Fourth son of Mr & Mrs George Moore.

MOORE

Fred
Private 56067. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 1st January 1917. Born Waddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Mikra Memorial.

ONYON

Harold
Private 98675. 236th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Onyon of Waddington, Lincs. Born Waddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Poelcapelle British Cemetery. XLII.B.7.

RANYALL

William Johnson
Ranyell on both CWGC/SDGW. Private 46823. 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 10th October 1916, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) John Ranyell and Kate V Taylor (formerly Ranyell) of 17 Trinity Lane, Louth, Lincs. Born Scotter, enlisted Lincoln and resident Louth, Lincs. Commemorated Bernafay Wood British cemetery, Montaiban. F.24. Also see Wesleyan Chapel.

THACKER

Charles Albert
Private 6159. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914, aged 30 years. Husband of Ellen Hayes (formerly Thacker) of Huttoft, Lincs. Born Waddington, Lincs, enlisted Pontefract, Yorks and resident Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.

TURNER

H
Possibly Harold Arthur Turner. Private 235105. 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, formerly 6113 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1917. Born Grangetown, Co Durham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Bracebridge, Lincs. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 6.

WAITE

Frank
Private 31255. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 4th November 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Frederick and Sarah Ellen Waite of Waddington, Lincs. Born Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated Wargnies-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery.

WATSON

John [William]
Private 32927, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1918. Born Scopwick, enlisted LIncoln, resident Metheringham. Son of Mrs R. Staples. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 23. Also see Wesleyan Chapel.

YARNELL

John William
Driver 75612. 47th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 25th August 1914. Born Seaforth, Lancs and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Guise Communal Cemetery. Coll Grave.
1939 - 1945

CAIRNS

Laurance
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

HALL

Eva Gibson
Civilian of Barr Lane, Waddington, Lincs. Injured Waddington and died 9th May 1941 at County Hospital, aged 20 years. Daughter of John and Emily Hall of Waddington, Lincs. Reported by Lincoln County Borough.

HALL

Sidney
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

ROSS

Sidney
Unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
Individual Memorial.

DAVIS

John Charles Reginald
European War, British Expeditionary Force.

To the memory of John Charles Reginald Davis. Lieutenant, 2nd Essex Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Ypres, 13th May 1915, aged 26.

[Immediately below is a memorial to Lucy Jane, sister of John C R Davis]

Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment attached 2nd Battalion. Died 13th May 1915. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 39.

Removed from Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and in care of St Michael’s Church awaiting re-mounting.

To the glory of God and in honour and memory of

BREWER

Christopher

DEEKS

Fred

HARLEY

Arthur

RANYALL

William

WATSON

J William

Members of the Wesleyan Chapel, Waddington, who in the Great War 1914 – 1918, bravely fought and nobly died for their country.

“Peace, perfect peace”

This tablet was erected by their fellow members as a tribute of admiration and affection.

Memorial to individuals.

BRIGGS

Arthur
To the glory of God and in ever sacred memory of Private Arthur Briggs No: 11061 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment killed 9th August 1915 at Gallipoli, Dardanelles, aged 31 years. Also of Private Fred Elsey No: 5651 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment killed in action in France 4th November 1917, aged 31 years.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his country.”

ELSEY

Fred

Last updated 13 January, 2016

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