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MISTERTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The Misterton War Memorial is to be found in Pudge High Street, Misterton, Nottinghamshire which was once the old village green. It takes the form of a granite wheel cross mounted on shaft atop a plinth which has a square, two-stepped base. The inscription can be found on the front frace of the shaft and on the plinth; the whole is ehncompassed by low stone posts carrying a chain link fence around the memorial. There are 23 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Brigadier-General Sir Joseph Frederick Laycock and dedicated by local clergymen on 8th January 1922. The memorial costs £300 to erect and the builder was Mr G H Spillman. The World War 2 inscription and names added later are on the shaft of the cross and the World War 1 inscription and names are on the plinth.

Photograph from old postcards

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE
1914 - 1918

BROWN Tom
Private 1979, 1st/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 22 August 1915. Aged 40. Born St. Helen's, Worcestershire, enlisted Misterton, resident Alfreton. Husband of Marion Elizabeth Brown, of 37, Midland Terrace, Westhouses, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Served in the South African War. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 16.
CHARMAN Arthur
Private 50324, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born Gainsborough, enlisted Retford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, Framce. Bay 5.

COOPER Ralph
Private 241452, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born and resident Misterton, enlisted Brigg. Buried in BEAUREVOIR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. South west part, grave 2.
DRAPER Walter
No further information currently available
FARRAR William Watt
No further information currently available
FREEBURY Henry
Private 52640, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 21 November 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mrs. C. Freebury, of Clarence Cottages, Misterton; husband of Miriam Bilton (formerly Freebury), of High St., Misterton, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.
FRITCHLEY John Royal
Sergeant 3006, 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 26. Son of Joseph W. and Evalina Fritchley, of The Old Vicarage, Misterton, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panels 95-98.
GRANTHAM Walter Henry
Lance Corporal 12294, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1916. Aged 28. Born Navenby, enlisted Misterton, resident Friesthorpe. Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Grantham, of The Terrace, Claxby, Lincoln; husband of Kate Blanchard (formerly Grantham), of Station Rd., Wickenby, Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C

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HACKETT William
Private 18932, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 March 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Misterton, enlisted Gainsborough. Son of Annie Elizabeth Hackett, of Station St., Misterton, Doncaster; husband of Kate Hackett. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row O. Grave 8.
HASTINGS Louis Gordon
Bombardier 113225, 237th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 22 October 1917. Born Misterton, enlisted Hull. Son of J. J. Hastings; husband of A. E. Hastings, of Wesley Manse, Parkstone Rd., Poole, Dorset. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 37.
HUMBERSTONE John William
Private 8117, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26 September 1916. Aged 28. Son of Charles Edward and Emily Humberstone, of Station Rd., Misterton, Doncaster. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 72.
JOLLAND Kitty
No further information currently available
KITCHING Fred Alex
[Spelt KITCHEN on SDGW and CWGC] Private 22003, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 14 November 1915. Aged 35. Born and resident Misterton, enlisted Retford. Son of Henry and Sarah Kitchen, of Misterton, Doncaster. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
MASON Albert
Private 38241, 4th Battalion, Princes of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1918. Born and resident Misterton, enlisted Retford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 124 to 125 and 162 to 162A.
MEAD John Robert
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PETTINGER Robert
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ROBERTS Joseph Richard
Acting Serjeant P/4997, Military Police Corps attached A.P.M., Etaples. Died 27 November 1918. Aged 33. Born Misterton, enlisted Gainsborough, resident Winterton. Son of John Roberts, of Misterton, Gainsborough, Lincs; husband of Sarah Agnes Roberts, of 14, Sewers Lane, Winterton, Doncaster. Formerly 4573, Coldstream Guards. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais,. France. Plot LI. Row C. Grave 2.
ROBINSON Albert
Private 1670, Nottighamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers). Died at Gallipoli 17 November 1915. Aged 21. Born Walkerish, enlisted Misterton, resident Gainsborough. Son of W. A. and C. Robinson, of Walkerith, Gainsborough, Lincs. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 107.
ROBINSON Edward
Private 335403, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born and resident Misterton, enlisted Retford. Formerly 34130, Sherwood Forsters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
SEWARD Edward
[Listed as SWEARDS on SDGW] Corporal 1756, 1st/1st Nottighamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers). Died of wounds in Egypt 24 March 1916. Born St Bothalls, enlisted Misterton, resident Lincoln. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 2.
SPENCER Fred
Private 19500, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 July 1916. Aged 22. Born Misterton, enlisted Retford. Son of William and Clara Spencer, of Grinley Rd., Misterton, Doncaster. Formerly 22006, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

TEBBUTT Edgar Handley
Private 2387, 7th Battalion, LIncolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 March 1916. Born West Stockwith, enlisted Misterton. . No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

THESE ALSO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
1939 - 1945

Note the names have been taken from a photograph and were hard to read and may be incorrect

CLIFTON Noel
Lance Corporal 2663030, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 19 April 1945. Aged 37. Son of Noel and Ethel Clifton, of Misterton; husband of Ethel Clifton, of Misterton. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 9.
COBB? E
No further information currently available
ELLIOTT E M
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G???? J W F
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LEE L E
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SCHOFIELD Edward Reginald
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1378123, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 November 1941. Aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Schofield, of Misterton, Nottinghamshire; husband of Alice Schofield, of Doncaster, Yorkshire. Buried in BEILEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Dremthe. Netherlands. Plot A. Grave 3.

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
MAY WE BE WORTHY OF THEIR SACRIFICE

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Last updated 4 March, 2014

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