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WELTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Bill Ball; Researched Martin Edwards 2004

On the village war memorial, a stone cross at the edge of the churchyard, full names of the men appear. There is in, St Mary’s Church, on the wall, on a brass plaque on a wooden surround. This details all the men who served, who died, who was wounded and who were prisoners of war. The names are not all the same so the list of names is a mix, those on the memorial are indicated by an * and those in the church by a †

Photograph Copyright © Bill Ball 2004

TO THE HONOUR OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

*

BALDWIN

Hedley

Private 50591, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th May 1917. Aged 20. Born Ryland, enlsited Lincoln, resident Welton. Son of Emma Simpson Baldwin, of Ryland Cottage, Welton, Lincoln, and the late Stephen Baldwin. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

*

BALDWIN

John William

Private 241383, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Welton, enlisted Lincoln. Son of William and Emily Baldwin, of Slated Row, Welton, Lincoln. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 48.

*

BATES

John

No further information currently available

COTTINGHAM

Harry

No further information currently available

*

GOODWIN

Robert

Private 19230, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 1st November 1918. Aged 23. Born Timberland, enlisted Nottingham, resident Welton. Son of Mr. T. Goodwin. Born at Welton, Lincoln. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 1.

GRAVES

Walter

No further information currently available

*

HARVEY

Richard

No further information currently available

*

HODSON

Arthur

No further information currently available

*

HODSON

Fred

Private 6/11513, "C" Company, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th July 1916. Aged 20. Born Greetwell, enlisted Lincoln, resident Welton. Son of William Hodson, of Welton, Lincoln. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, France. Plot XVII. Row L. Grave 14.

*

MASON

Arthur

Private 6754, VIII Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Aged 23. Born Spridlington, enlisted Lincoln, resident Welton. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Mason, of Welton. Formerly 11525, Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15.

PERKINS

James

No further information currently available

*

TINKER

George C

No further information currently available

*

TOYNE

Charles

No further information currently available

*

TWELL

Percy

No further information currently available

*

VASEY

William

Private 2835, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 29. Born Hackthorne, enlisted Lincoln, resident Welton. Son of John and Elizabeth Vasey, of Saxilby, Lincoln. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 and 34.

*

GRANTHAM

George

Private 31799, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Saturday, 31st August 1918. Age 24. Son of John and Betsy Grantham, of Reepham, Lincs.; husband of Mary l. Grantham, of Ryland, Welton, Lincoln. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 11.

[This entry was added around 2005 to the memorial]

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

1939-1945

*

EVERTON

Leslie [Harold]

Sergeant 1119284, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1943. Aged 22. Son of Jim and Fanny Everton, of Lincoln. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 149.

*

READ

Herman

No further information currently available

*

FARMERY

George Leonard

No further information currently available

The full list from the church memorial is listed below:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
OF WELTON ST MARY’S, LINCOLN,
WHO JOINED THE BRITISH ARMY FOR
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

  ANDREWS William
  BALDWIN Arthur E.
  BALDWIN Laurence
(W)
  BALDWIN Hedley
(D) - See details above
  BALDWIN John W.
(D) - See details above
  BELL John
  BOOTH Cyril
(W)
  BOOTH Ivo
(P)
  BRADSHAW Robert
(W)
  BUTLER Alfred
  BUTLER George
  BUTLER William
  CHEETHAM Joseph
  COTTINGHAM Fred
  COTTINGHAM Harry
(D) - See details above
  COULSON Arthur
(W)
  COVELL Aubrey H.
  CRESSWELL Charles H.
  DONSON Thomas
  DRAKES Robert
(W)
  DRAKES Maurice
  DRAKES Stanley
  DRURY Harold
  DRURY Harry
  EATON Alfred
  FOWLER Arthur
  GOODWIN George
(W)
  GOODWIN Robert
(D) - See details above
  GOODWIN Stanley
  GOODWIN William
(W)
  GRAVES Walter
(D) - See details above
  GRAYSON Ernest
  HARVEY Richard
(D) - See details above
  HATCLIFFE Jesse
  HODSON Arthur
(D) - See details above
  HODSON Fred
(D) - See details above
  HODSON John W.
  HOPKINSON Cecil
(W)
  HOPKINSON William
(W)
  HULLETT Sydney
(P)
  KITSON T. Gordon
(W)
  KING Percy
(W)
  KING Samuel
  KNIGHT Jesse C.
(P)
  LEECH William
  LYON William
  MASON Arthur
(D) - See details above
  NAYLOR Ernest
  PEARSON Walter
  PERKINS James
(D) - See details above
  RUSSON Bertram
  SERGEANT Arthur
(W)
  SERGEANT Harpham
  SELLARS Jack
(W)
  STAFFORD George
(W)
  STAFFORD Samuel
  STARKIE William
  TINKER George C.
(D) - See details above
  TINKER Fred
  TOYNE Charles
(D) - See details above
  TOYNE David
  TWELL Alfred
  TWELL Cecil
  TWELL Percy
(D) - See details above
  TWELL Walter
  VASEY, M.M. Fred
(W)
  VASEY William
(D) - See details above
  WASS Arthur
  WASS Herbert
  WASS Leonard
(W)
  WATSON Harry
  WHITELAM Reginald
  WHITTAKER Dennis
(W)

D. DIED. P. PRISONER OF WAR W. WOUNDED.

HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE.

ALFRED HUNT, M.A.
VICAR OF WELTON.

[Note: comparing the list of dead to that on the cross in the churchyard, John Bates is missing here, while Harry Cottingham, Walter Graves and James Perkins are additional. Harry Cottingham’s name is on the War Memorial in the adjacent village of Dunholme.]

29 June 2005

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