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WALTHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Waltham war memorial stands beside the road on the green and is in the form of a rounded cross with tapered shaft on a plinth, the whole stand on a two stepped base in a paved area. The memorial was unveiled in 1920. There are 16 names for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Hope. Faith. Glory.
For God, for King and Country.
To the glorious memory of the men of Waltham who died, and in recognition of the self sacrifice of all who fought in the Great War this monument is dedicated.
1914-1918

The Fallen

BELL

Charles Oakley

2nd Lieutenant. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 12th October 1914, aged 23 years. Son of Alfred Frederick and Sarah Susanna Bell. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 31 and 33. See also Waltham All Saints

BORTHWICK

Alexander

Appears as Private, Canadian Expeditionary Force on Roll of Honour. Cannot locate on National Archives of Canada. See also Waltham All Saints

CORRINGHAM

Frank

Driver 152677. B Bty, 70th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28th March 1918, aged 31 years. Son of William and S.J Corringham of Cheapside, Waltham, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, Arras. See also Waltham All Saints

DUNCOMBE

Frank Norman

Sergeant 801040. B Bty, 295th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 1st April 1918. Born Luton, Beds and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No: 1. VI.F.12. See also Waltham All Saints

DIXON

Arthur

Private 1835. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th November 1916. Born and enlisted Louth, resident Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, Guillemont. II.I.6. See also Waltham All Saints

GLISTER

William Charles Horner

L/Corporal 7147. 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 8th October 1915, aged 27 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Horner Glister of 9 Calthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Glister of 2 Gladwell Road, Bromley, Kent. Born Cromer and enlisted Aylsham, Norfolk and resident Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 7 and 8. See also Waltham All Saints

HILL

Joseph

Able Seaman 199031. HMS Sparrowhawk, Royal Navy. Died 1st June 1916, aged 34 years. Son of Charles and Eliza Hill of Brigsley, native of Irby on Humber, Lincs. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. 13. See also Waltham All Saints

HORN

Francis Cuthbert

Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment attd 2nd Battalion. Died of wounds 28th May 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Revd William and Ann Horn of Waltham Rectory, Lincs. Born Alford, Lincs. Commemorated MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. V.E.3. See also Waltham All Saints

JOHNSON

Sidney

possibly Sydney William Henry Johnson. Sergeant 12/336. 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th November 1916, aged 27 years. Son of John and Emily Johnson of Boston, Lincs. Born Boston, Lincs, enlisted Hull, Yorks and resident Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated Couin British Cemetery. VI.A.6. See also Waltham All Saints

MARKHAM

Charles

Private 931. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of George Markham of Colebrooke House, Waltham, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grimsby, resident Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C. See also Waltham All Saints

ROWSON

Edward

Possibly Private 36130. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 6/18559 T R Btn. Killed in action 26th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of George and Martha Rowson of 6 Columbia Road, Grimsby, Lincs. Enlisted Healing, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 108 to 111. See also Waltham All Saints

RUSSELL

Elijah Edward

Private 240855. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th October 1918. Son of Annie Elizabeth Russell of 20 Havelock Street, Grimsby, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. V.O.4. See also Waltham All Saints

TAYLOR

George Sutton

Private 178. A Coy, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 20 years. Son of (the late) Francis Peter Taylor and Ada Woods (formerly Taylor) of Peartree Lane, Fulstow, Lincs. Brother Francis John Taylor also fell. Born and enlisted Grimsby, resident Fulstow, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C. See also Waltham All Saints

TAYLOR

Francis John

Private 49602. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of (the late) Francis Peter Taylor and Ada Woods (formerly Taylor) of Peartree Lane, Fulstow, Lincs. Brother George Sutton Taylor also fell. Born Cleethorpes, enlisted Lincoln and resident Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24. See also Waltham All Saints

TOPLISS

Ernest Edward

Private 78040. 9th Battalion, Tank Corps, formerly 12040 Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action 23rd July 1918, aged 24 years. Son of W.E and Almena Topliss of Kirkside, Waltham, Lincs. Born Waltham and enlisted Grimsby, Lincs. Commemorated ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. IV.F.2. See also Waltham All Saints

WOODS

Harold Snell

Guardsman 28113. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th November 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Robert Christopher and (the late) Emmeline Woods of The Ramblers, Peaks Lane, New Waltham, Lincs. Born Grimsby, Lincs and enlisted Huddersfield, Yorks. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Louverval. Panel 2. See also Waltham All Saints

Erected by public subscription 1920.
1939-1945

DAKIN

William Charles George

Flight/Sergeant 352817. Royal Air Force. Died 18th June 1944, aged 39 years. Husband of Agnes Dakin of Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated GRIMSBY (Scartho Road) CEMETERY. Sec 116. Row K. Grave 13.

KEYS

Roland Jeffrey

Gunner 1811908. 18th Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 21st March 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Herbert and Rose Keys. Husband of Iris Keys of Bradley, Lincs. Commemorated BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio. IV.F.11.

PATCHETT

Kenneth William

Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently.

PAUL

Joseph William

Sergeant (Obs) 581002. 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17th May 1940, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas and Florence Paul of Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated FESTIEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Coll Grave.

SARGENT

Charles Clifford

Private 4855217. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 24th September 1940, aged 30 years. Son of Margaret F and Stepson of Albert R Hackforth. Husband of Laura Sargent of New Waltham, Lincs. Commemorated EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY. XII.A.11.

WALKER

Bernard Harry

Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

WALLER

Leslie Alfred

Craftsman 4799616. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attd 1st Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Died 17th November 1943, aged 31 years. Son of John and Sarah Waller. Husband of Kathleen Waller of New Holland, Lincs. Commemorated ATHENS MEMORIAL. Face 9.

WILLOWS

Noel

Possibly Sergeant (Nav) 1043338. 264 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 13th April 1945, aged 23 years. Son of Joseph John and Mabel Willows. Husband of Daphne Eleanor Willows of Worcester Park, Surrey. Commemorated LESQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave 19.

Last updated 27 May, 2008

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