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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck & David Webb 2007

The memorial takes the form of a lych gate at the entrance to St Peter's Church, Bishop Norton. Inside the lych gate are two stone tablets set into the inside walls. There are 5 names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Be thou faithful unto death.
To the glory of God and in grateful and affectionate remembrance of




Captain (Sir) Montague Aubrey Rowley Cholmeley. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 24th December 1914, aged 38 years. 4th Bart, husband of Mabel Janetta Cholmeley of Easton Hall, Grantham, Lincs. Born Belgravia, London on 12 June 1876. Married Mabel Janetta Sibthorp on 18 April 1903. Owned Norton Place, Bishop Norton. Also commemorated on the War Memorial in St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Glentham. No known grave. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 2.

Extract from 'du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918' - Part 2 - page 69:

CHOLMELEY, SIR MONTAGU AUBREY ROWLEY, 4th Bart., Capt., 3rd Battn. Grenadier Guards, only s. of Sir Hugh Arthur Henry Cholmeley, 3rd Bart., D.L., J.P., late Capt. Grenadier Guards, by his wife, Edith Sophia. dau. of Sir Charles Robert Rowley, 4th Bart., late Capt. Grenadier Guards; London, 12 June, 1870; educ. Eton; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Grenadier Guards, from the MilItia, 22 July, 1896; promoted Lieut. 8 July, 1898, and Capt. in 1904; served in the South African War (Medal), and in the Khartoum Expedition (Medal) ; retired in 1906, joining the Reserve of Officers; joined his Regiment on the outbreak of the European War; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near La Bassée 24 Dec. 1914. He was a keen sportsman, being particularly fond of hunting and riding: was Master of the Burton Hounds from 1912 to 1914, and won the Burton Hunt Members’ Race In 1913. He m. in 1903, Mabel Janetta, eldest dau. of Montagu Richard Waldo Sibthorp. of Canwick Hall, co. Lincoln, and had two children Hugh John Francis Sibthorp. b. Feb. 1906, and Rosamund Mary Edith.



Private 40898. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Bishop Norton, enlisted Lincoln and resident Bishop Norton, Lincs. The 10th Lincolns, as part of 101 Brigade – 34th Division, were involved in the Battle of Arleux - 28 - 29 April 1917. Probably born 1886 Bishop Norton, son of Thomas (a farmer) and Zipporah Cook but possibly born 1887 Bishop Norton, son of John (a farm worker) and Elizabeth Cook. Buried in ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. C.60.



Private 47916, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Enlisted Lincoln while living at Glentham. Killed in action 18 January 1917 age 32. Born 1884 Bishop Norton, son of Charles (a farmer and woodman) and Sarah Jane (nee Storrs) Cook who subseqently lived at Spital-in-the-Street. Buried in Grave V. E. 44. at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.



Private 47406. 2/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 2018 Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 28th August 1918. Enlisted Lincoln, resident Spital (Spital in the Street, Caistor?). Born 1895 Glentham, son of Alfred (a farm worker) and Mary Emily (nee Schofield) Hales. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. III.A.4/6.



Private 45088. 2/5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Robert and Ellen Major of Waddingham, Lincs. Born North Kelsey, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Born 1895, son of Robert (a farmer) and Lucy (nee Bavins) Major – who died in 1896. Stepson of Ellen (nee Ashmore) Major. No known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.


Bert Henry

Private 31871. 5th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 24979 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Mason of Saxby All Saints, Lincs. Husband of Jane Maria Mason of Bishop Norton, Lincs. Born Brigg and enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs. Born Bertie Henry 1895, son of Harry (a farm worker) and Kate (nee Coupland) Mason. No known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 7.

Who laid down their lives for their country in the Great War 1914 1918~
Death is the gate to heaven


In grateful remembrance of



Frederick Alec

Private 4804955. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th July 1944, aged 26 years. Son of Harry Griffiths and Mary Jane Beat, husband of Emily Hannah Beat of Glentham, Lincs. Commemorated BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY. I.E.24.


Charles William

Guardsman 2616358. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died (memorial states from active service in Italy) 29th May 1945, aged 23 years. Son of Dennis and Olive Rhyder of Bishop Norton, Lincs. Commemorated BISHOP NORTON (St Peter) CHURCHYARD.

Second World War 1939 1945.
May they rest in peace.

Last updated 8 January, 2019

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