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WEST KEAL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial can be found in the grounds of St Helen's church and takes the form of a cross bearing the figure of Christ during crucifixion mounted on an a long octagonal tapering shaft standing on a square plinth with a two-stepped base. The names are listed for World War 1 only.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

TO THE MEN OF WEST KEAL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919.

ADLARD

William

Private 240849. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th April 1918. Enlisted Grimsby and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated Le Cateau Military Cemetery. I.B.28.

ALMOND

Bernard

Pioneer 373200. S.S.T.C, RE Bedford, Royal Engineers. Died home 8th November 1918, aged 19 years. Son of John William Almond of East Keal, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated West Keal (St Helen) Churchyard.

BRADLEY

Joseph

possibly Private 18641. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd December 1917, aged 21 years. Son of George and Mary Jane Bradley of The Bungalow, Bar Green, Stickney, Lincs. Born Alford, enlisted Spilsby and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.

CARTWRIGHT

Edward

Private G/13713. 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 9th November 1916, aged 24 years. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs S Cartwright of West Keal, Lincs. Born South Ormsby, Lincs, enlisted and resident Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated Contay British Cemetery, Contay. III.F.24.

ELY

Benjamin Thomas

Private 40035. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Keal Cotes, enlisted Spilsby and resident Keal Cotes, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

GRANTHAM

Edward Mason

Captain. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th February 1915, aged 45 years. Son of Col and Mrs Grantham of West Keal Hall, Lincs. Husband of Frances Evelyn Grantham of West Keal Hall, Lincs. Commemorated Bedford House Cemetery. Enclosure No: 3. A.5.


The clock in the church tower was installed in May 1930 to the glory of God and to the dear memory of Edward Mason Grantham. Captain, Lincolnshire Regiment who fell at Ypres on 27th February 1915. It is a gift from his wife and children. Peace and goodwill to all mankind.

MALTSON

Joseph

Private 7920. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th February 1916, aged 19 years. Son of William and Lucy Basker Maltson of Toynton St Peter, Lincs. Born West Keal (as per CWGC) or Keal Cotes (as per SDGW) and enlisted Horncastle, Lincs. Commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres. IX.F.87.

RAITHBY

William

Corporal 18642. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1917, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) Mr and Mrs T Raithby of Langworth, Lincs. Born Sudbrook and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated London Road Cemetery and Extension, Longueval. 11.A.10.

ROBERTS

Albert Hanson

Private 15548. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1917. Born Keal Cotes, enlisted Spilsby and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 3 and 4.

SEYMOUR

Alfred

Private 40032. Depot, Manchester Regiment. Died home 26th July 1918. Son of James Green and Lucy Seymour, brother of James William Seymour. Born West Keal, Lincs. Commemorated West Keal (St Helen) Churchyard.

SEYMOUR

James William

Private 201897. 2/5th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Son of James Green and Lucy Seymour, brother of Alfred Seymour. Husband of Sarah Seymour of West Keal, Lincs. Born West Keal and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4.

In memory of James William Seymour who died in the Great War 3rd May 1917.
A gift from his wife.

SMITH

Harry

Private 40025. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 22nd April 1917, aged 24 years. Enlisted Grimsby and resident West Keal, Lincs. Commemorated West Keal (St Helen) Churchyard.

SMITH

John William

Private 240598. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Born West Keal, enlisted Grimsby and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 4.

SMITH

Joseph Taylor

Private 240597. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Born West Keal, enlisted Grimsby and resident West Keal, Lincs. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C.

TOINTON

Charles Henry

Ordinary Seaman SS/9210. HMS Victory, Royal Navy. Died 12th September 1918, aged 18 years. Son of John George and Charlotte Louisa Tointon of West Keal, Lincs. Commemorated West Keal (St Helen) Churchyard.

WILSON

Horace

Private 1901. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th May 1915. Born West Keal, enlisted Grimsby and resident West Keal, Lincs. Commemorated Packhorse Farm Cemetery. C.4.

WOODCOCK

John Henry

Private 42492. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 19 years. Son of (the late) Arthur Taylor Woodcock and Maria Russell (formerly Woodcock) of Lusby, Lincs. Born Manchester, Lancs and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension. VI.A.5.

Last updated 11 July, 2008

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