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EMPINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Ernie Rusdale 2006

The memorial can be found in the grounds of the parish church at Empingham. It takes the form of a simple Latin cross made of stone (clipsham) on an octagonal pillar and square plinth which has a three stepped plinth.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ALLEN

Alfred Parkinson

Sapper, 146549, 87th Field Co. Royal Engineers. Killed in action Arras 08-05-17, aged 21. Born Thorpe Satchville, enlisted Stamford. Son of Mrs. W. Fowler, Great Casterton, Rutland. Buried in Feuchy British Cemetery, Grave II.B.11.

BROWN

Frederick James

Private, PO/7549, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’. Killed in action 01-11-14, aged 36. Son of John and Isabella Brown, Empingham, Rutland. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 06.

CHAMBERLAIN

Charles Henry

Private, 203875, 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 03-11-18. Born Somerby, Lincs, enlisted Coalville. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 04.

HAMMAND

William Bent

Private, 202537, 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30-11-17, aged 37. Born Ely, Cambs, enlisted Loughborough, resident Empingham. Husband of Mary Jane Hammond, Mill Lane, Empingham, Stamford. Buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, Grave VIII.I.01.

HIBBITT

George Freeman

Rifleman, C/12654, 11th Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 09-02-17, aged 23. Born Market Overton, enlisted and resident Empingham, Rutland. Son of the late Henry and Lucy Hibbitt. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, Panels 13A/13B.

NEAL

Charles

Private, 40960, 8th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-10-17, aged 31. Formerly 38331, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Normanton, Lincs, enlisted Bourne, resident Empingham. Son of Thomas and Kate Neal, Keisby, Bourne, Lincs. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Grave III.E.06A.

OFIELD

Evelyn Freeman

Private, 6823, 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 25-10-14. Born Whissendine, Oakham, enlisted Hull. Husband of Harriet Slater (formerly Ofield), 100, Rutland Road, Sheffield. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Grave I.B.12.

READ

Charles Henry

L/Corporal, 36931, 5th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Battle of Cambrai 30-11-17. Formerly 1211, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Stamford, resident Empingham. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Panel 08.

ROSLING

Robert

Private, 16770, 2nd Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 07-01-16. Born Empingham, enlisted Leicester, resident Uppingham. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 12.

RUDKIN

L.

Serjeant, TR5/25334, Henry Lovick Fauckner Rudkin, 9th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24-03-17, aged 25. Son of William and Catherine Rudkin, Empingham. Buried in Empingham (St. Peter) Churchyard, Rutland.

THOMPSON

A.

Believed to be: Gunner, 113978, Arthur Rippin Thompson, 32nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Arras 09-04-18, aged 30. Born and enlisted Whissendine. Son of Joseph Stephen and Alice Thompson, Ivy Cottage, Whissendine, near Oakham, Rutland. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 01.

TIBBERT

George Alfred

Private, 23589, 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-08-18, aged 30. Formerly 5679, Leicestershire Regiment. Born Pickworth Plain, Rutland, enlisted Leicester. Son of Alfred and Fanny Tibbert, New Wood, Empingham, Stamford. Grave G.07.

TOWELL

J.

Possibly: Private, 40815, Arthur Towell, 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22-03-18, aged 23. Enlisted Oakham. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Towell, Geeston, Ketton, Stamford. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 05.

WALKER

John William

Private, 13682, 7th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-09-18. Born Ingthorpe, enlisted Stamford. Buried in Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, Grave A.34.

WALKER

William

Serjeant, 1779, 1st Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died at home 02-07-16, aged 26. Enlisted Oakham, resident Ketton. Buried in Empingham (St. Peter) Churchyard, Rutland.

WILLOUGHBY

P. R. H. D. (Royal Navy)

Lieutenant-Commander, The Hon. Peter Robert H. D., H.M.S. ‘Monmouth’, Royal Navy. Son of 1st Earl of Ancaster and Countess of Ancaster; husband of Pamela May, daughter of Brigadier-General Sir Walter Ross, Cromarty, Ross-shire. Connection with Empingham unclear. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 01.

Not Recorded on Memorial:

SAUNDERS

Ernest John

Private, 203948, 2nd Bn. Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 21-03-16, aged 19. Born Peterborough (New England), enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, resident Empingham. Son of Herbert and Mary Ann Saunders, 2, Insurance Cottages, Cemetery Road, Stamford, Lincs. Also listed on Stamford War Memorial. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 08.

SNARY

George

Gunner, 67292, 71st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 31-08-18. Born Empingham, enlisted Stamford. Also listed on Stamford War Memorial. Buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery, Grave VIII.B.09.

WILSON

Charles Parkis

Guardsman, 22046, 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 04-09-17, aged 25. Born Empingham, enlisted Oakham, Rutland. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Wilson, Edith Weston, Stamford. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panel 09.

WORLD WAR 1939-45

GREEN

Walter Richard

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 1217286, No.158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 23-06-43, aged 22. Son of Robert and Gertrude Green, Empingham, Rutland. Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Grave II.E.24.

LAMBERT

Harold

Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 79735, Harold, H.M.S. ‘Hereward’, Royal Navy. Killed in action 29-05-41, aged 30. Son of Lovick and Charlotte Lambert; husband of Emily Elizabeth Lambert, Oakham, Rutland. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, Column 1.

LEWIS

Thomas Albert

Private, 14406677, 10th Bn. Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 11-07-44, aged 18. Son of Henry William and Lillian Elizabeth Lewis; nephew of Mrs. O. Broom, Empingham, Rutland. Buried in Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Grave I.H.08.

WOODWARD, M.M.

Stanley Francis

Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.), 4798208, 1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action on 01-09-42, aged 34. Awarded Military Medal (M.M.) Son of Samuel and Gertrude May Woodward; husband of Gladys Gertrude Woodward, Empingham, Rutland. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Column 03.

THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Last updated 27 May, 2006

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