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CANWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Canwick Village 2022 and Bill Ball

The Canwick memorial can be found in the churchyard, to right of pathway to entrance, of All Saints Church, Hall Drive, Canwick, Lincolnshire. It takes the form of a shrine with four columns and triangular roof, elaborately carved; within the structure, facing forward, is a dedicatory inscription in front of which is a wrought iron stand incorporating an oval plaque with depiction of the crucified Jesus. There are eight names listed for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The memorial was built by Messrs. M Tuttell and dedicated on 24 June 1919.

Much of the research taken with permission from the work of the Canwick War Memorial Group, whose excellent website with further details and photos is available. Further research by Bill Ball, February 2022.

Photographs Copyright © Canwick Village 2022

TO THE
HONOUR AND PRAISE OF GOD
AND IN GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN FROM THE PARISH OF CANWICK
WHO FIGHTING FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE WAR FOR THE WORLD'S FREEDOM, PASSED
THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
AND HAVE REACHED THE LIFE BEYOND

1914-1918

BARKS William
Private 36255, 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 23/9/1917 at Zonnebekke, Belgium, age 19. Born 7/3/1898, bpt 30/3/1898 Canwick, son of John Thomas & Eliza Jane (née Simpson) Barks. Commemorated on Panel 19 to 23, Tyne Cot Memorial. Belgium.
DION Bert aka Bertie
(birth registered under mother's name INGAMELLS) Corporal 13355, 7th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Wounded 24/8/1915, St. Eloi, died 16/9/1915, Le Treport, age 21. Born 1894, Thorpe Tilney Dales, Lincs, son of George and Elizabeth Ann (née Ingamells) Dion. Worked as a page boy, then gardener. Buried in Plot 1, Row H, Grave 4A, Le Treport Military Cemetery, France. Also remembered on a headstone in Canwick Churchyard.
GREEN Alexander Felix
Private 25127, 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment'. Killed in action 23/10/ 1916 on the Somme, age 18. Born 1898, bpt 17/4/1898 Gt Barton, Suffolk, son of George Quibell Green and Janet (née Thomson) Green of Canwick Hall Gardens. Commemorated on Pier and Face 1C, Thiepval Memorial, France.
MILNER Frank
Private 12808, D Coy 6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9/8/1915 at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, age 20. Born 20/6/1895, Martin, Horncastle, Lincs, son of Tom and Minnie (née Draper) Milner, 17 Norris St, Lincoln. Pre-war occupation horseman. Commemorated on Panel 45 to 47, Helles Memorial, Turkey.
OXBY Joseph
Corporal 7193, 1st Bn Northamptonshire Regiment Killed in action 9/5/1915, Aubers Ridge, age 28. Born 11/3/1887, bpt 8/5/1887, Canwick, son of Robert & Susan (née Driffill) Oxby. On the death of his parents lived at Fletton, Peterborough with married brother Tom. Worked as a telegraph lad then labourer. Enlisted 1903. Commemorated on Panel 28 to 30, Le Touret Memorial, France.
OXBY Joseph Henry
Private 35398, 8th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 7/6/1917, Messines, age 24. Born 14/8/1892, bpt 11/9/1892, Canwick, son of John & Mary Anna (née Forman) Oxby of Canwick. Pre-war occupation railway porter. Husband of Rhoda (née Weatherhead) Oxby, father of Stanley Joseph Oxby. Enlisted Pontefract. Commemorated on Panel 47, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
PYM Claude John
Lieutenant, 2nd Bn Irish Guards. Wounded in accidental explosion 23/3/1917, Frigicourt, died 26/3/1917, Grove Town, age 24. Born 1893 Metheringham, bpt 30/4/1893 Canwick, son of Claude George Melville Pym and Lucy Victoria Pym of Canwick House. Went to Canada aged 20 to study farming. Joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force as Private 79601, later moved to Irish Guards as Lieutenant. Buried in Grave III.A.11, Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France
PYM Francis Leslie Melville
Lieutenant, 2nd Bn Irish Guards. Reported missing presumed killed in action 2/7/1916 at Pilkem Farm, Ypres. Born 1894 Metheringham, bpt 25/11/1894 Blankney, son of Claude George Melville Pym and Lucy Victoria Pym of Canwick House. Commemorated on Panel 11, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
1939-1945
WILSON Alfred James
Guardsman 2621465, 6th Bn Grenadier Guards. Died 17/3/1943 Southern Tunisia, age 34. Born 24/9/1908 Gosberton, Lincs, son of James & Alice Ann (née Atkins) Wilson. Pre-war occupation sand digger, and was a special constable. Husband of Alice Ada Wilson (née Lake), father of James. Commemorated on Face 11, Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.

TO THE ARMS OF THY LOVE
WE COMMIT THEM
LEST YE FORGET
DEUT.4.23

Last updated 4 March, 2022

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