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WILLOUGHBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Wellingore war memoriasl are to be found in the church of St Helena along with a Roll of Honour. The World War 2 memorialis in the form of a book of remebrance with 2 names and has not been transcribed. the World War 1 memorial takes the form of a white marble tablet with incised inscription in black lettering. It contains 9 names. The Roll of Honour contains the names of the men from Willoughby and Sloothby who served in the First World War and contains 55 names, 40 who returned and 15 who died. One of the men who is marked as wounded died later as records show that Cecil Owen Willerton died in Decmeber 1918, after the armistice. The Roll of Honour is a wall mounted in black hardwood frame. Some of the main lettering is in blue ink. The roll is decorated with coloured inks and there is an illustration of the Union Flag underneath the words 'FOR KING AND COUNTRY' which are arched at the top of the roll. The names are listed in two columns, written in pencil. Those who died are marked with a star and those who were wounded are marked with a cross. Next to each name is also either the initial W or S, indicating the town from which they came.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

IN MEMORY OF
WILLOUGHBY MEN WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914 -18

DENNIS

Charles

Private 42774. 2/7th Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 3rd August 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Mr and Mrs George Dennis of Swaby, Lincs. Born Thurlby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated NIEUPORT MEMORIAL.

DENNIS

Herbert

Private 16857. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Alford, enlisted Boston and resident Saleby, Lincs. Commemorated ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. C.45.

EPTON

Charles William

Private 58403. 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 20th February 1919, aged 27 years. Son of Isaac and Lucy Epton of Willoughby, Lincs. Commemorated WILLOUGHBY (St Helen) CHURCHYARD.

FAWCETT

W

possibly William Fawcett. Private 13513. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 28th August 1915, aged 28 years. Son of Robert and Charlotte Fawcett of Baumber, husband of Elizabeth Jane Fawcett of Freiston Ings, Lincs. Born Timberland, enlisted Baumber and resident Sibsey, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.

HILL

Ernest

Private 277287. 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 10th April 1918. Son of Henry Hill of Willoughby, Lincs. Born Anderby, enlisted Alford and resident Maltby le Marsh, Lincs. Commemorated LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. V.F.24.

LAMIMAN

John

Private 11417. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th January 1918, aged 26 years. Son of Leslie Lamiman of Willoughby, Lincs. Born Grimsby, enlisted Alford and resident Scartho, Lincs. Commemorated TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. IV.D.6.

LUFFMAN

William

L/Corporal 8509. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1915, aged 24 years. Son of Richard and Harriet Ann Luffman of 35 Parsons Lane, Alford, Lincs. Born and enlisted Alford, resident Farlesthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated WILLOUGHBY (St Helen) CHURCHYARD.

PRESTWOOD

Harold

Corporal 13/785. 13th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Burscough Bridge, Lancs and enlisted Barnsley, Yorks. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 14 A and 14B.

PRESTWOOD

Lionel Bertie

Private 15302. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd July 1916, aged 24 years. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Ann Prestwood of 55 Granville Street, Boston, Lincs. Born and enlisted Holbeach, Lincs. Commemorated HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, Mericourt-L’Abbe.

WILLERTON

Cecil Owen

Driver 34761. 37th Army Troop Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 10th December 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Job and Eliza Jane Willerton of Rectory Cottage, Willoughby, Lincs. Commemorated MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, Kalamaria. 885.

Responsive to their country’s call
Good men and true, they gave their all.
Canon Warron, Rector.

WILLOUGHBY PARISH
WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

SURNAME

Forename

No further information currently available

SURNAME

Forename

No further information currently available

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOT THE YEARS CONDEMN AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Roll of Honour

For King and Country.
Brethren pray for us.

BLANCHARD

Thomas Foster

Royal Engineers. Willoughby. Wounded.

COPPIN

Arthur

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Wounded.

COUSINS

Mark

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Sloothby.

DENNIS

William

2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby.

DENNIS

Charles

South Staffordshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (See above).

DENNIS

Herbert

3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (See above).

DOWSE

George

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – possibly George Henry Dowse. Private 13020. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th November 1916, aged 23 years. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Dowse of Timberland, Lincs. Born Timberland, enlisted Billinghay and resident Timberland, Lincs. Commemorated GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, Meaulte. II.H.2.)

EPTON

Charles

Machine Gun Corps. Willoughby.

FAWCETT

George Herbert

Royal Engineers. Willoughby.

FRESHNEY

Gilbert

Machine Gun Corps. Willoughby.

HALL

Ernest

Willoughby. Killed in action. (Believe this should read Ernest Hill – see above).

HILL

Leonard

8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Wounded.

HOLMES

Thomas

Lincolnshire Regiment. Sloothby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – unable to identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently).

HOLMES

George

Sloothby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – George William Holmes. Private 12983. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th March 1916. Son of George and Jane Holmes. Born Hasthorpe, enlisted Louth and resident Sloothby, Lincs. Commemorated RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, Fleurbaix. II.G.14.

HORTON

William

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Wounded.

HUNDLEBY

John Henry

Army Service Corps. Willoughby.

HYMAN

Clifford

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – Gayton Clifford Hynam on both CWGC/SDCW. Private 1509. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Brightlingsea, Essex, enlisted Alford and resident Theddlethorpe, Lincs. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 31 to 34)

JOHNSON

Albert

West Yorkshire Regiment. Willoughby.

KIME

Arthur

Royal Engineers. Willoughby.

KIRKBY

William

4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Sloothby.

LAMIMAN

John

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (See above).

LARCOMBE

Victor

Royal Garrison Artillery. Willoughby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – appears to be Thomas Benjamin Victor Larcombe. Driver 329240. 159th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15th May 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Joseph and Martha Larcombe of 28 Church Street, Salcombe, Devon. Born Crewkerne, Somerset and enlisted Salcombe, Devon. Commemorated BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, St Laurent-Blangy. I.J.2).

LEARY

Thomas

Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment. Willoughby. Wounded.

LUFFMAN

William

2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (See above).

MILLSON

Edward

Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Willoughby.

PADLEY

Sydney

4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment Reserve. Willoughby. Wounded.

PANTON

George

Royal Engineers. Sloothby.

PRESTWOOD

Harold

York and Lancaster Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (See above).

PRESTWOOD

Lionel Bertie

1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Killed in action. (See above).

PRESTWOOD

Richard Henry

Royal Fusiliers. Willoughby.

SIMONS

John

Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Willoughby. Wounded.

SIMPSON

George

Kitcheners Army. Sloothby.

SMITH

Charles

Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby.

SMITH

William

Sloothby.

SYLVESTER

William

2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Sloothby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – Corporal 9379. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th November 1914. Born Willoughby, enlisted Alford and resident Sloothby, Lincs. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 8).

SYLVESTER

Charles Hyman

2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Sloothby.

SYLVESTER

James

5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment Reserve. Sloothby.

TASKER

Frank

Sloothby.

THORNDYKE

Richard

Army Service Corps. Willoughby.

TOYNE

Percy

Royal Naval Division. Willoughby.

TOYNE

Walter

3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Wounded.

TOYNE

George

Royal Engineers. Willoughby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – Sapper 134489. 78th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 28th May 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Mr and Mrs William Toyne of Willoughby, Lincs. Born Willoughby, Lincs and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No: 2. I.C.36.

TOYNE

Arthur

Royal Army Medical Corps. Willoughby.

TOYNE

Richard

Royal Engineers. Willoughby.

TOYNE

Albert

Royal Field Artillery. Willoughby.

TOYNE

John George

3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Willoughby. Wounded.

WILLERTON

David

2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Sloothby.

WILLERTON

Matthew

Kitcheners Army. Sloothby.

WILLERTON

Job

Kitcheners Army. Sloothby.

WILLERTON

Harry

Kitcheners Army. Sloothby. Killed in action. (Not on memorial – Private 36943. 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 15535 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and enlisted Gainsborough, resident Alford, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 56 and 57).

WILLERTON

Cecil Owen

Royal Engineers. Willoughby. Wounded. (Died - See above).

WILLERTON

Job Walter

5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Willoughby.

WILLERTON

Harry Bryant

North Staffordshire Regiment. Willoughby.

God save the King.

Last updated 19 July, 2007

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