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BARHOLM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © (The Revd.) Martin Brebner 2013

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".

Photographs Copyright © Martin Brebner 2013

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.

ALLEN John H
Private 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, Stamford, Lincs.
BENNETT Geo W
Lance 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.
PICKERING Geo W
Private 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.
STAPLEE Chas C

Lance 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).

Additional memorial to Charles Staplee

TOMBLIN John W
Lance 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).
TOMBLIN F Edwd
Private 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.
1939 - 1945
TROLLOPE BELLEW Anthony Froude
Lieutenant 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.
DACK Edward Harold
Driver 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.
ADDITIONAL MEMORIAL WITHIN THE CHURCH
TROLLOPE Thomas Carew (Bart)
In addition, on the wall of the north nave aisle of the church there is a bronze plaque

To 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.

The Trollope 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).

Lord Kesteven’s sister was Mrs Nesta Trollope-Bellew – the mother of Lt Anthony Trollope-Bellew (see WW2 memorial above).

 

Last updated 9 May, 2020

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