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WILLOUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial can be found at St Andrews church and takes the form of a granite obelisk mounted on a tapered, lipped, plinth on a three stepped base in a walled/fenced area.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF
WILLOUGHTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.
1914 – 1918.

BROCKLESBY

Edward Thomas
Private 52741, 1/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Aged 22. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Lincoln, resident Willoughton. Son of Mr J.W and Mrs C. S. Brocklesby of High Street, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Formerly 11120, Army Cyclist Corps. Buried THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 4

CATLEY

Donald
Private 4257571, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 27th January 1921. Aged 21. Son of the late Robert and Jeannie Catley. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 9.

CATLEY

Douglas
Private 16815, 6th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Born Leeds, enlisted Doncaster, Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 171 to 173.

CATLEY

John B
Corporal 9111, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6th August 1915. Aged 21. Born Leeds, Yorkshire, enlisted Winchester. Son of the late Robert Catley. Buried TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row F. Grave 21.

FENTON

[Henry] Percival aka Percy
Private 46743, 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 November 1917. Aged 30. Born Willoughton, enlisted Halifax, Yorkshire, May 1916. Shoemaker by trade. Son of Mrs J Fenton, of Willoughton. Formerly 32242, Durham Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

Extract from Gainsborough News 21 December 1917.

HARRISON

Fred
Private G/23132, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 30 July 1917. Born Ingham, enlisted Gainsborough, resident Willoughton. Formerly 31820, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

HOWDEN

Arthur
Private 24669, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd August 1916. Aged 26. Born Scampton, Lincoln, resident Shepperton, enlisted Staines. Husband of Edith May Howden, of 51, Han's Mansions, Brompton Rd., Chelsea, London. Buried/cremated in MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Lancashire. Q. 401 (Screen Wall).

MAY

[John] Thomas aka Tom

Company Serjeant Major 12151, 'C' company, 8th Battaloion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born Whaplode, Lincs, enlisted Boston, Lincs, resident Laughton, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

Extract from Gainsborough News 24 December 1915.

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Fred
Private 241701, 2/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of serious gunshot wounds 3rd December 1917. Aged 29. Born Kelsey, Lincss, enlisted Brigg, Lincs, resident Woolerton, Lincs. Brother of Charles Page. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 7.

Extract from Gainsborough News 21 December 1917.

POGSON

James
Gunner 820089, "C" Battery, 232nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Killed in action 27th June 1917. Aged 30. Born Market Rasen, enlisted Frodigham. Son of the late John and Susannah Pogson, husband of Clara Janet Pogson of Willoughton, Lincs. Native of Old Crosby, Lincs. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.

SLIGHT

Charles Henry
Private 13512, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th May 1915. Aged 19. Born Hemswell, Lincs, enlisted LIncoln, resident Willerton (sic - Willoughton), Lincs. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles William Slight of Willoughton. Buried MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.
1939-1945

PALMER

George W
Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 153386, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th August 1944. Aged 29. Son of James and Frances Lucy Palmer, husband of Sybil Eileen Palmer of Weston, Lincs. Buried GL RYE CHURCHYARD, Denmark. Plot 11. Row 9. Collective Grave 14.

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