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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Bill Ball 2010

The memorial is located at the junction of Grantham and Sleaford roads, standing on Grantham Road, Bracebridge Heath, NorthKevesten, Lincolnshire. It takes the form of a two stepped square base surmounted by two stepped plinth, a tapered shaft and a stone cross witht he incised inscription on first face f the plinth. It was unveiled and dedicated March 1921. There 15 names listed for World War 1 and nine for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Bill Ball 2010

To the Glorious Memory of the men from
Bracebridge Heath, who lost their lives
in the Great War
1914 - 1918.

Faithful unto Death

[N.W. lower panel] Capt. S. F. BROWN.
  Lieut. P.W. GRANTHAM.
  Sergt. K. McLAVERTY.
  L Cpl. F. DALTON.
  L Cpl. G. BAYES.
[S.E. lower panel] Pte. J. COMRIE.
  Pte. C. CREASEY.
  Pte. A. GIBBONS.
  Pte. J. NORTON.
  Pte. F. PATRICK.
1939 – 1945
[N.W. upper panel] Cpl. R.A. BEAN.
  Pte. K.T. DALEY.
  Gnr. A.N. PATRICK.
  Lieut. H.G. BARNWELL
  Sergt. A.A. TAYLOR.
[S.E. upper panel] Tpr. W.H. SUCKLING.
  Spr. R.A. SWAIN.
  Pte. J.H. WABY.


Probably BAYES, George Albert Lance Corporal 241494 5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26/9/1917, age 23, Belgium. Born Willingham-by-Stow, Lincs, son of George and Sarah Jane (née Williams) Bayes, of Potter Hill Farm, North Collingham, Newark, Notts. Pre-war occupation farm servant. Commemorated on Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A. Tyne Cot Memorial, and in St Peter's, Doddington.
Private 203113, 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5/1/1918 Edinburgh, age 27. Awarded M M. Born 1890 Cherry Willingham, Lincs (CWGC has Broxholme, Lincs, birth register has surname Brackenbrow), son of Charles and Maria (née Wright) Brackenbury. Pre-war occupation farm waggoner. Buried in Grave M. 151, Lincoln (Canwick Road) Cemetery.
BROWN Sidney Frederick
Captain, 21st Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps. Died 21/7/1917, age 21. Born 1896 bpt 31/8/1896 Bracebridge, son of Frederick and Florence (née Jenkinson) Brown, of Sandfield House, Cross Cliff Hill, Lincoln. Buried in Grave XLV. B. 4, Tyne Cot Cemetery.
[CWGC has mis-spelling Clarricoats] Private 21514, 3rd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 18/5/1916 Grimsby. Buried in Bracebridge (All Saints) Churchyard. Born 1896 Scopwick Heath, Lincs, son of George & Hannah (née Thorpe) Clarricoates. Enlisted 1915, prior occupation farm labourer.
Private 4064, 1st/7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 9/8/1916. Born 31/3/1881 Denny, Scotland, pre-war occupation professional footballer for Third Lanark, Reading, Glossop, Bradford City and Lincoln. Had worked part-time at Bracebridge Asylum. Commemorated on Panel 8 and 12, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Private 19378, 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 6/11/1918, age 32. Born 30/6/1886 Walcot, Lincs. Son of Cartwright and the late Betsy Creasey, of Bracebridge Heath; husband of Mary Ann (née Franklin) Creasey, of 3 Cliff Cottages, Bracebridge Heath, father of Dora, Edith, Betty. Enlisted 1915, previous occupation stoker at Bracebridge Asylum. Previously wounded at Cambrai in Nov. 1917. Buried in Grave III. C. 8, Awoingt British Cemetery. Also commemorated in Walcot Church.
DALTON Fred(erick)
Lance Corporal 21279, 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 11/4/1917 Born Welton le Wold, Lincs, 1890, son of Edward & Susannah (née Hudson) Dalton of Louth. Enlisted Lincoln. Buried in Special Memorial 65, Wancourt British Cemetery. Also commemorated on Louth WM.
Private 25669, 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died 2/8/1917, age 27. Born 20/11/1890, bpt 6/3/1892 Bracebridge Heath, son of Benjamin and Annie (née Mitchell) Gibbons of Bracebridge Heath. Pre-war occupation horse driver for building contractor. Buried in Grave III. E. 21, Mendinghem Military Cemetery.
GRANTHAM William Percy
Lieutenant, 5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Date of Death: 26/9/1916. Born 1893, son of Samuel and the late Bessie Kezia Grantham of St. Winifred's, Cross O'Cliffe Hill, Bracebridge. Enlisted June 1915. Pre-war occupation insurance clerk. Buried in Grave XXXVI. B. 1, Tyne Cot Cemetery. Note: Initials reversed on memorial compared to CWGC and birth register. Also commemorated on main Lincoln WM and at Lincoln St Catherine.
GREENSMITH Herbert Butler
Corporal 201227, B Coy. 1st/4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2/8/1917, age 23. Born 17/10/1894 bpt 18/11/1894 Ladybridge, Babworth, Notts,. Son of Clara Greensmith, late of Brant Broughton, Newark; husband of Dora (née Massey) Greensmith, of 14 Waddington Rd., Bracebridge Heath. Pre-war occupation baker's assistant. Buried in Grave I. V. 6, Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.
Sergeant 6047, 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9/8/1915 , Gallipoli. Born c1884 (?Barnet, Herts but not in Birth Register), husband of Olive Mary (née Whatmough) McLaverty. Enlisted Stamford, pre-war occupation soldier. Commemorated on Panel 44 to 46, Helles Memorial.
Private. No further information currently available
PATRICK Frederick
Private 12844, 7th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26/12/1917. Born Bracebridge, 1894, son of John & the late Annie (née Footitt) Patrick. Pre-war occupation labourer. Commemorated on Bay 3 and 4., Arras Memorial.
Private. No further information currently available
BARNWELL Herbert Grahame
Second Lieutenant 265949, 33 Tank Bde. Workshops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 6/6/1943, age 29. Son of Stephen Donald and Alice Margaret Barnwell; husband of Marjorie (née Lee) Barnwell, of Bracebridge Heath. Buried in Bracebridge (All Saints) Churchyard.
BEAN Ronald Arthur
Corporal 1015591, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31/12/1945, age 28. Born 29/10/1917 Lincoln, son of Hastewell Foster Bean and Laura (née Chambers) Bean; husband of Margaret Kathleen (née Fletcher) Bean, of Chaldon, Surrey. Pre-war occupation bus driver. Buried in Grave 6. B. 16, Kiel War Cemetery.
CHAMPION, DFM Frederick John Joseph
Flight Lieutenant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 138801, 161 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed 27/11/1944, age 23 . Wireless operator of Lockheed Hudson shot down over Luxembourg while on SOE mission from RAF Tempsford. Born 26/8/1921 Greenwich, son of Charles Frederick and Edith L Champion of Greenwich; husband of Freda (née Webber) Champion, of Bracebridge Heath. Pre-war occupation printer's compositor. Buried in Grave X. 26. 49, Brussels Town Cemetery.
DALEY, THOMAS KENNETH Private 4866452, 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment Age: 19 Date of Death: 24/04/1943 Son of Wilfred Powell Daley and Bessie Daley, of Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire. Grave/Memorial Reference: 16. F. 2. Cemetery: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY Birth reg 1923Q4 Lincoln 7a, 811 Kenneth T Daley
PATRICK Alwyn Neville
(Neville Alwyn in birth reg) Gunner 1792060, 3 Airlanding Anti-Tank Bty, Royal Artillery. Died 17/4/1945, age 22. Born 24/3/1921, son of Frank and Ada E (née Bates) Patrick, of Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire. Pre-war occupation butcher. Buried in Grave 7. D. 14, Hanover War Cemetery
SUCKLING Walter Herbert
Trooper 7881348, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 19/2/1944, age 35. Born 1908 Holbeach, Lincs, bpt 29/6/1908 Gedney Drove End, Lincs, son of Henry and Mary Margaretta Suckling; husband of Annie (née Stead) Suckling, of Bracebridge Heath. Buried in Grave 6. A. 16, Klagenfurt War Cemetery.
Sapper. No further information currently available, not found in CWGC.
TAYLOR Albert Alvin
Sergeant 7594813, 24 Armd. Bde. Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 31/3/1943, age 35, Tunisia. Born 1908, bpt 25/4/1908 Bracebridge Heath, son of Arthur Albert & Eliza Taylor. Buried in Grave V. C. 22, Enfidaville War Cemetery.
WABY John Henry
Sapper 5892386, 253 Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 1/7/1944, age 27. Born 31/3/1915 Lincoln, son of John Henry and Ada Waby; husband of Dorothy (née Nicholson) Waby, of Newton Abbot, Devon. Pre-war occupation brick worker. Commemorated on Panel 12, Column 1, Bayeux Memorial.

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