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Lincolnshire there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who
fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries
in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that
are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals
have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War, Boer
War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First World
War then I would gladly post these as well.
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for
the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet.
There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping
can be found in the Overseas section.
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is The
British Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives then
there is a book published by the Federation of Family History
Societies for family Historians entitled "World War
I Army Ancestry - Third Edition" by Norman Holding ISBN
1 86006 056 2.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied is
incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish to
cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and will change
the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in the wrong
county. This information has been transcribed from the records given
and, as the men were parochial, the information supplied at enlistment
was the view of the men and the county they thought they resided in.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and rolls
of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you are willing
to transcribe, a Lincolnshire memorial or roll of honour for
these pages then please contact me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to
Cliff Brown, Dave Edwards, Bill Ball, Michael Peck, Charles
Anderson, Keith Wagstaff, Alan Wilkinson and
many others - thank you all.
War 1 & 2 - Lincolnshire Selection
- Memorial Selection
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this site, and those covered but awaiting uploading, there
is an alphabetical
Five Beechey brothers who were
killed in the Great War who appear on several memorials
listed in the Lincolnshire section. Interesting to
know that the Beechey boys are the subject of a book,
. All eight sons of the Rev Prince William
Thomas Beechey, rector of Friesthorpe with Snarford
in Lincolnshire, served in 1914-18.
well as five being killed, a sixth, Christopher Beechey,
was wounded at Gallipoli and left a virtual cripple.
Samuel, the youngest of the brothers, was sent out to
face the guns on the Western Front for the last weeks
of the war while still a teenager. He survived, as did
Eric Beechey, who was an army dentist, although Spanish
Flu almost did for him when he returned to his wife
and two young children after more than three years in
Malta and Salonika. Strangely, the Roll of Honour in
St Lawrence Church, Snarford, omits Eric from the list
of Beechey boys who served.
in the story of the Beechey sacrifice are details from
a relative who had a small brown attaché case
full of the letters they wrote from the trenches.
of the cap badges are
laid out, on a separate page.
section contains various news reports and cuttings, old and new,
with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire.
To view the section please click
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
A Millennium Project in Remembrance
of Canada's War Dead
of War Memorials is a charity dedicated to promoting
awareness of the debt we owe to those who gave their
lives in the cause of freedom, by ensuring that their
memorials are properly maintained and preserved.
Lincolnshire Regiment Museum
museum, covering all aspects of Lincolnshire life, is housed in
a listed barracks built in 1857 for the Royal Lincoln Militia
and can be found as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Old Bararcks,
Burtonn Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY. A display is devoted to uniforms,
medals and photographs of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry. The collections
of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment were moved to this museum in
1985. The displays cover 300 years of the Regiment's history and
include sections on the American War of Independence, the Sudan
Campaign, the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars. Other
displays include a World War 1 Tank built by William Foster &
Co. Ltd. of Lincoln. A new development at the museum recounts
the story of the Regiment through interactive displays, computer,
videos and an audio tour.
and 61 Squadrons' Museum
museum is dedicated to Bomber command's 50 and 61 Squadrons who
operated from RAF Skellingthorpe. Items available are photographs,
memorablia and the Squadrons' Books of Remembrance. The museum is
to be found at The Lawn, Uion Road, Lincoln.
RAF Skellingthorpe Exhibition is located in Skellingthorpe Heritage
Room, Community Centrem Lincoln Road, Skellingthorpe. It contains
an exhibition of photographs relating to the history of this formaer
World War 2 airfield and its
Regiment Group December 1918
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more
is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world.
The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh
and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing.
They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette
contains a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as
well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a few.
In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering Honours
and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings,
Companies' information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended
on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless
publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing
of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters,
Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640.
This had the effect of delaying the development of the press in
the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing
of news publications. The Gazette came about because of two momentous
events: the Great Plague and the decision of King Charles II to
remove his court - effectively the government of the time - to
Oxford. The London Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette
and after a few months changed to its current title.
5 April, 2021