War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The memorials are located in St Martin’s Church Barholm (on the
South Wall of the Chancel). The World War 1 memorial is an elaborate
wooden structure whose centre piece is a carving of St George and the
dragon. On the left hand side is a panel bearing the inscription "To
the Glory of God and in honoured memory of the men of this parish who
fell in the Great War 1914-1918 R.I.P." On the right hand
side is a matching panel bearing the names of six men who died during
the war, under which is the inscription "Grant then O Lord
eternal rest and let light perpetual shine upon them."
The World War W2 memorial is immediately below the World War 1 memorial.
It is a simpler wooden plaque with embossed gilded borders carrying
the inscription (in embossed gilded lettering) "Also let us
remember before God Anthony Froude Trollope Bellew and Edward Harold
Dack who gave their lives in the War 1939-1945".
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GLORY OF GOD
OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
John Henry Allen (27167) 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was born in
Barholm and enlisted in Grantham. He died on 20 April 1917 (aged
39) and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial (Bay 3 & 4). John
was the son of Jane Allen of 55 Liverpool Road, Islington, London,
and the late William Allen; and husband of Emily Allen of 17 Barholm,
Corporal George William Bennett (24400), 7th Service Bn South Staffordshire
Regiment was born in Brandon, Suffolk and enlisted in Oakham Rutland.
He died of wounds on 16 December 1916 (aged 25) and is buried in
Contay British Cemetery (grave VIII.E.25). George was the son of
Mr & Mrs G Bennett of 19 Barholm; and husband of Lavinia Bennett,
of 21 South St, Oakham, Rutland.
George William Pickering (9565), 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was
born in Barholm and enlisted in Stamford. He died of wounds on 20
May 1917 (or 25 July 1916, aged 26 according to the CWGC). He is
commemorated in Barholm Churchyard. He was the son of John George
and Sarah Ann Pickering of Barholm.
Corporal Charles Cyril Staplee (47257) 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers
originally enlisted in the Army Service Corps (no 1417) in November
1914. He died on 31 July 1917 (aged 33) and is commemorated on
the Menin Gate (Panel 6 & 8). He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth
Staplee, of Barholm Manor. There is an additional memorial to
Charles on the South wall of the nave of the Church (see below).
memorial to Charles Staplee
Corporal John William Tomblin (13352) was born in South Luffenham
and lived in Barholm. He enlisted in Grantham in the 7th Bn Lincolnshire
Regiment. He died of wounds on 12 July 1916 (aged 23). He is buried
in Barholm Churchyard (see picture below).
Francis Edward Tomblin (12023) was born and lived in Barholm, and
enlisted in Stamford and served in the 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment.
He was killed in action on 26 September 1915 (aged 19) and is commemorated
on the Loos Memorial (Panel 31 to 34). He was the son of Thomas
and Elizabeth Ann Tomblin, of 16 Barholm, Stamford, Lincs.
Anthony Froude Trollope Bellew (222332) 2nd Bn Rifle Brigade died
on 2 November 1942 (aged 20) and is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery
(grave VI.F.22). He was the son of Colonel Froude D Trollope-Bellew,
DSO, MC, and the Hon Mrs Nesta Trollope-Bellew, of Crowcombe, Somerset.
Edward Harold Dack (T/187750) was born in the Stamford District.
He served in the Royal Army Service Corps and died on 9 February
1944 (aged 27). He is buried at Anzio War Cemetery (grave IV.L.10).
He was the son of William Hugh and Jessie Dack (of Barholm); husband
of Gwendoline Nora Dack (nee Hughes), of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire.
MEMORIAL WITHIN THE CHURCH
addition, on the wall of the north nave aisle of the church there
is a bronze plaque
the beloved memory of
Thomas Carew Trollope Bart,
3rd Baron Kesteven,
Captain 1/1 Lincolnshire Yeomanry, of Casewick Crowcombe and Carew,
who was born 1st May 1891 and died 5 Nov 1915 in the French Military
Hospital Oran, Algiers from wounds received during the shelling
of the transport Mercian by a German submarine in the Mediterranean
on 3rd Nov.
family owned land in Barholm and lived at Casewick (in the neighbouring
parish of Uffington – where Lord Kesteven is commemorated
on the war memorial) and Crowcombe (where Lord Kesteven is buried).
sister was Mrs Nesta Trollope-Bellew – the mother of Lt
Anthony Trollope-Bellew (see WW2 memorial above).
9 May, 2020