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WASHINGBOROUGH AND HEIGHINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial located on the village green was orginally the medieval market cross and was restored as a war memorial in 1947 by Councillor George Applewhite; it stands on a stone plinth with a four stepped stone base. The actual memorials are to be found within the St John the Evangelist Church. There are three tablets, one for World War 1 , one for World War 2 and a thrird for korea which has not as yet been transcribed here. The memorial is made up of a tablet and two plaques. The upper ornate tablet is for World War 1 with inscription on white tablets in the pediment and central part of the memorial. The whole is frame within an alabaster frame with columns on either side supporting the pediment. Below this is a plain rectangular World War 2 bronze plaque with smaller plain rectangular brass plaque for Korea placed below it. The World War 1 memorial has a figure of a soldier standing in mourning pose is carved on the left side and figure of a sailor in the same pose is carved on the right side. There are 21 names for World War 1, seven for World War 2 and one for Korea. The World War 1 memorial was unveiled in March 1922 and dedicated by the Bishop of Lincoln; the memorial was designed by Messrs. A J Tuttle. Details appear in the local newspaper dated 3rd March 1922. In Heighington, after the First World War, the village Parish Council wanted a memorial to the Fallen in the war, and decided on a village clock. Consequently, in 1924, the clock was installed in the tower of the Chapel of Ease of St. Thomas Church.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF WASHINGBOROUGH AND HEIGHINGTON
WHO FELL IN THE WORLD'S WAR FOR FREEDOM, 1914 - 1918.

BARKER

H W

Lieutenant on memorial. possibly Harold William Barker. Lieutenant. 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 12D and 13B.

BEE

G E

Forenames not known. L/Sergeant 530514. Canadian Army Medical Corps. Died 16th November 1918. Commemorated SMETHWICK (Uplands) CEMETERY. 3.NC.B.707.

BOCOCK

William

Private 40175. 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), formerly 2344 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th December 1916, aged 24 years. Son of the late John and Eliza Bocock. Born Washingborough, enlisted Lincoln and resident Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, Meaulte. II.G.38.

BURLAND

J H

Lt Colonel on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently available.

COUPLAND

Alfred

Private 2516. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1915, aged 18 years. Son of Benjamin and Emma Coupland of Heighington, Lincs. Born Heighington, Lincs, enlisted Luton, Beds and resident Heighington, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

DABBS

F

Private on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently available.

GRESHAM

Joseph Burwell

L/Corporal 200635. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th February 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Arthur Dickinson and Harriet Gresham of Washingborough, Lincs. Born Washingborough, enlisted Lincoln and resident Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. II.G.7.

HOUGHTBY

Henry

Private 53400. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 22nd September 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Charles and Mary Houghtby of Washingborough, Lincs. Born Washingborough, enlisted Lincoln and resident Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

JACKLIN

Frank William

Private 40742. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 10th May 1918. Born Washingborough and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. IX.B.66.

JOHNSON

Harry H

Private 5957, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st December 1914. Aged 32. Born Washingborough, enlisted Lincoln. Husband of Jessie Johnson, of 66, Lea Rd., Gainsborough. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 12.

KELWAY

Thomas Leonard

L/Corporal 81437. 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 28405 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd September 1918, aged 20 years. Son of William P and Henrietta S Kelway of 286 West Parade, Lincoln, Lincs. Born and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. R.IIT.1.

LEGARD

George Bruce

Captain (Adjt). 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 27th October 1914, aged 29 years. Son of Digby Charles and Eleanor Clementina Legard of Quarry Bank, Malton, Lincs. See also individual memorial below. Commemorated CABARET-ROUGE BRTISH CEMETERY, Souchez. XXIX.C.40.

Individual memorials on exterior of St John the Evangelist Church.

To the memory of Captain George Bruce Legard. Adjutant 1st Battalion, The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action near Neuvre Chapelle in defence of his King and Country on 27th October 1914, aged 29. Twice mentioned in despatches by Sir John French.

Grant him eternal rest O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

LEGARD

Geoffrey Philip

Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 8th May 1915. See also individual memorial below. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 8 and 12.

Individual memorials on exterior of St John the Evangelist Church.

To the memory of Geoffrey Philip Legard. Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action near Ypres in defence of his King and Country on 8th May 1915, aged 22.

The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.

MARFLEET

John Edward

Private 55095. 102nd (Lincs and East Riding) Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action Palestine 28th November 1917. Born Louth, enlisted and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated JERUSALEM MEMORIAL. Panel 55 and 56.

MORTON

William Ronald.

Captain. 2/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 4th May 1917, aged 27 years. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Morton of Harmston Hall and Washingborough Manor, Lincs. Husband of Elizabeth Ellen Wilson Morton of Empress Club, 35 Dover Street, Picadilly, London. Educated Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford. See also individual memorial below. Commemorated SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY. I.E.1.

In proud and dear memory of my husband Captain William Ronald Morton, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Only son of W.H Morton Esq JP and C.E Morton of Harmston and Washingborough. Killed in action at Savy, near St Quentin on the night of 4th May 1917, aged 27.

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has left the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earths beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life is an inspiration, whose memory a benediction.

POWEL

F

Private on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently available.

PIKE

Albert

L/Corporal 2543. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th May 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas Pike of Brookside, Heighington, Lincs. Born Bracebridge Heath, Lincs, enlisted Luton, Beds and resident Heighington, Lincs. Commemorated BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (Nord). II.A.131.

SMITH

H

Private on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently available.

SQUIRES

E

Corporal on memorial. possibly E.J.W Squires. Corporal (Mechanic) 201893. DAP (Paris), Royal Air Force. Died 9th January 1919. Commemorated ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen. S.IV.J.9.

WALKER

Ronald Herbert

L/Corporal 20901. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd December 1917, aged 20 years. Son of George Wells and (the late) Fanny Walker of The Bungalow, Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

WARREN

Richard Dunn

Major. 11th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 7th April 1918, aged 39 years. Son of the late Rev Charles and Mary Elizabeth Warren of Lincoln, Lincs. Husband of Emily Cecile Warren of Haydown, Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire. Commemorated MENIN ROAD SOUTH BRITISH CEMETERY. III.G.31.

WRIGHT

H

possibly Henry Graham Wright. L/Corporal 2831. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1915, aged 27 years. Son of H.T.Y and Marion Wright, husband of Beatrice May Davies (formerly Wright) of The Laurels, Newark Road, Hykeham, Lincs. Born Louth, enlisted Lincoln and resident North Hykeham, Lincs. Commemorated SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY. II.M.17.

Their name liveth for evermore.
Remember also before God those who gave their lives in the Second World War.

BELL

Dennis

L/Bombardier 14358253. 191 (Hertfordshire and Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 21st July 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Alfred and Elsie Lilian Bell of Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated LA DELIVRANDE

DICKINSON

Albert

Flight Lieutenant (Nav) 143854. 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 31st March 1944, aged 24 years. Son of John Henry and Emma Dickinson of Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY. 8.B.7.

EPTON

Fred

Gunner 826851. 427 Bty, 129 (21st Bn, City of London Regiment) Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 15th January 1946, aged 33 years. Son of George and Harriet Epton, husband of Rachel Irene Epton of Bracebridge, Lincs. Commemorated LINCOLN (Newport) CEMETERY. Sec G. Grave 341 South.

GANT

Bernard Richard

Private 4802432. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7th January 1946, aged 23 years. Son of Albert Edward and Ellen Maud Gant of Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated WASHINGBOROUGH (St John) CHURCHYARD.

HAMILTON

Douglas James Albert

Lieutenant 299354. 153 (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd September 1944, aged 24 years. Son of William James and Ethel Alice Hamilton, husband of Hilda Hamilton of Washingborough, Lincs. Commemorated ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK CEMETERY. 14.A.8.

HARRISON

Peter Motte

Sub Lieutenant. H.M.M.L 206, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th October 1943, aged 24 years. Son of Dr Walter and Gwendoline Parker-Harrison, husband of Joyce M Harrison of Sutton, Surrey. BA. Commemorated RAMSGATE AND ST LAWRENCE CEMETERY. Ramsgate Div Sec. M.A. Grave 159.

TURNELL

Ronald Henry

Corporal 4805489. 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 10th July 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Henry and Charlotte Medley Turnell, husband of Winifred Turnell of Branston, Lincs. Commemorated SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, Sicily. II.G.11.

Korea 1951

SURNAME

Forenames

No further information currently available

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