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WEST BUTTERWICK WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial can be found in the grounds of St Mary's church in North Street and takes the form of a three stepped base surmounted by a round plinth, a tapered column, a cornice and an urn with an inscription in gold painted lettering on the front face of the memorial. The World War 2 inscription is to be found on a tablet carved in the shape of an open book and placed against the front face of the stepped base. There are 17 names listed by rank, name, year of death and Regiment for World War 1; 12 names listed by rank, name, year of death and Regiment for World War 2; one name for the South Atlantic (Falklands War). The orginal memorial was unveiled on 13th August 1921; the builders were Messrs. Tyas and Guest. Details of the unveiling can be found in the Epworth Bells newspaper 21st August 1921.

Photographs Copyright © Peter Bradshaw 2010

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
LEST WE FORGET

1914 - 1918

BAINES

James William

L/Corporal 27362. 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, formerly 4742 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th April 1918, aged 25 years. Son of William and Betsy Baines of West Street, West Butterwick, Lincs. Born West Butterwick and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 19 and 20.

BROWN

William

Private 46373. 65th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, formerly 211 East Surrey Regiment. Died home 3rd May 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Stockdale Brown of West Butterwick, Lincs. Born West Butterwick, Lincs, enlisted R.O Thames and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated WEST BUTTERWICK (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.

COCKIN

Herbert

Private 12307. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1915. Born West Butterwick, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No: 3. X.A.17.

FOWLER

George Willie

L/Corporal 3044. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Enlisted Scunthorpe and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34.

GILLATT

Henry

L/Corporal 13583. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 27th August 1915. Born Burnham, enlisted Epworth and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated AZMAK CEMETERY, Suvla. I.F.19.

GLEW

Richard

Private, Yorkshire Regiment, 26th August 1918 on memorial. No Richard Glew traced, possibly Robert Glew. Private 53287. 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born Medge Hall, Crowle, Lincs, enlisted Doncaster and resident Campsall, Yorks. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 26 and 27.

GLEW

Walter

Private 25665. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th November 1916. Born West Butterwick Common, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.

HARRISON

Lawrence Philip

Sergeant 18708. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916, aged 28 years. Son of William Northedge and Eleanor Harrison of 86 Church Street, Gainsborough, Lincs. Husband of Winifred Harrison of 12 Lord Street, Gainsborough, Lincs. Educated Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Sheffield College. Head Master of West Butterwick School, Lincs. Born Gainsborough, Lincs, enlisted Darlington, Durham and resident Gainsborough, Lincs. Commemorated REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, Grandcourt. IX.G.18.

HUNT

Frederick William

Private 58348. 70th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 8th January 1917, aged 42 years. Son of Frederick William and Esther Mary Hunt of Birmingham, Warwicks. Born Doncaster, Yorks, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs and resident Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated HOP STORE CEMETERY. Plot I. Row B. Grave 36.

LAISTER

George

Private 15738. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th February 1916, aged 18 years. Son of Louis and Elizabeth Empron Laister of Garthorpe, Lincs. Born Garthorpe, enlisted Epworth and resident Garthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (Nord). II.G.175.

PILSWORTH

Ernest

Private 14396. 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, formerly 113576 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 21st September 1915, aged 22 years. Son of Martin and Jemima Pilsworth of Nineveh Farm, Epworth, Lincs. Born and enlisted Epworth, resident Westwoodside, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 136 to 139.

PILSWORTH

George Watson

Private 34477. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 32225 General Service Cavalry. Died 19th September 1918. Born West Butterwick and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. L.30.

SMITH

John

Gunner, Royal Naval Reserve, died 2nd February 1918 on memorial. possibly John George Smith. Seaman 5905/A. HMS President III, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 2nd February 1918. Commemorated LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY. B.77.

SPENCER

Reginald

Rifleman 7775. 12th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 34699 18th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 1st October 1916, aged 20 years. Son of George and Emma Spencer of West Butterwick, Lincs. Enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Horncastle, Lincs. Commemorated WEST BUTTERWICK (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.

TAYLOR

Benjamin

L/Corporal 15990. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th November 1916. Husband of Almena Taylor of West Butterwick, Lincs. Born West Butterwick, enlisted Gainsborough and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, Contay. VIII.C.5.

WALKER

Wilfred

Private 14766. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died home 7th February 1915, aged 19 years. Son of James Godfrey and Sarah Walker of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated WEST BUTTERWICK (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.

WARD

James William

Private 241490. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917, aged 21 years. Son of George and Mary Ann Ward of West Street, West Butterwick, Lincs. Born West Butterwick, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

To the glory of God and in loving memory of the men from this parish who fell.
1914 The Great War 1918.
1939-1945

BARKER

Leslie

Sergeant (Pilot) 1379176. Royal Air Force VR. Died 28th December 1941, aged 31 years. Son of Lewis and Annie Elizabeth Barker, husband of Muriel Mary of Habrough, Lincs. Commemorated WEST BUTTERWICK (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.

BROWN

John James

Gunner 1605321. 29th Bty, 3 H.A.A Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd February 1945, aged 36 years. Commemorated LABUAN WAR CEMETERY. R.D.9.

CLARK

George William

Private 4807217. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 17th September 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Thomas and Martha Clark of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated CHITTAGONG WAR CEMETERY. 1.H.4.

CROWSTON

Harry

Private 4976911. 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 8th June 1940, aged 19 years. Son of Laura Crowston of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated DUNKIRK MEMORIAL. Column 95.

DAWSON

Frank Lockwood

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1594380. 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 23rd April 1944, aged 20 years. Son of Frank and Mildred Ashley of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated CUISSY-ET-GENY CHURCHYARD. Coll Grave.

ELLA

James Maurice

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1622371. 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 25th March 1944, aged 20 years. Son of James and Melinda M Ella of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated EINDHOVEN (Woensel) GENERAL CEMETERY. Plot KK. Grave 22.

HURST

William George

Corporal 6022816. 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 26th June 1944, aged 24 years. Son of William George and Rose Hurst, husband of Freda Hurst of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY. V.J.13.

KIRK

Rowland

L/Corporal 2157057. 271st Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 26th January 1944, aged 23 years. Son of George Richard and Alice Louise Kirk of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY. I.E.3.

LOBLEY

James Alan

Private 14276402. 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 27th June 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Harold and Constance (nee Smith) Lobley, husband of Mary Emma Lobley of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated ST MANIEU WAR CEMETERY, Cheux. 11.A.10.

PILGRIM

Ivan

Aircraftman 2nd Class 2208669. Royal Air Force VR. Died 26th March 1943, aged 27 years. Son of William Henry and Emily Pilgrim of West Butterwick, husband of Phyllis Pilgrim of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated WEST BUTTERWICK (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.

SNOW

Leslie

Sergeant 4852463. 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 17th November 1939, aged 35 years. Son of Robert John and Mary Helen Snow of West Butterwick, husband of Ethel May Snow of Ashby, Lincs. Commemorated KARACHI WAR CEMETERY. 4.A.15.

TWIDALE

Kenneth

Sergeant (W Op/Air Gunner) 1061154. Royal Air Force VR. Died 27th February 1942, aged 21 years. Son of Wilfred and Gertrude Twidale of West Butterwick, Lincs. Commemorated WEST BUTTERWICK (St Mary) CHURCHYARD.

South Atlantic
(Falklands)

DAWSON

Stephen R

Acting Petty Officer Catering Accountant D155633A, HMS Coventry, Royal Navy. Died 25th May 1982, aged 22 years.

Note: On May 25th 1982, while on patrol off Pebble Island, the destroyer HMS COVENTRY and the frigate HMS BROADSWORD were attacked by aircraft which hit both ships with bombs; the latter sustained only superficial damage but HMS COVENTRY, hit by two 1,000 lb bombs, capsized and sank with the loss of 19 lives.

Last updated 22 March, 2010

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