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village war memorial for Fillingham is to be found within St Andrews's
Church, Fillingham. It takes the form of a white stone plaque with incised
black lettering, on the wall of the nave, and lists only World War 1
casualties. In the churchyard there is a stone cross in memory of an
officer who died at the Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War.
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1914 – 1918
IN THANKFUL MEMORY OF
GEORGE ALBERT MOUNTCASTLE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
Honour all men, Love the Brotherhood, Fear God, Honour the King
Corporal 9291, 7th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 31 October 1918, aged
27. Son of William Henley Bell and M.P. Bell, of Hemswell, Lincs.
Plot VI. Row C. Grave 13, Hamburg Cemetery. Born Fillingham, Lincs,
2857, 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 June 1915,
aged 17. Son of Mr. G. and Fanny Mountcastle, of Spridlington, Lincs.
No known grave. Commemorated on Panel 21, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Born Lincoln, resided Spridlington, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln.
51945, 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed
in action 4 March 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Pier and
Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. Thiepval Memorial. Born Redbourne, Lincs,
resided Fillingham, Lincs, enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs.
42488, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918,
aged 19. Son of J. W. and Frances Thomas, of Welton Cliff, Lincs.
Plot IV. Row D. Grave 4. Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau. Born Thornton-Le-Moor,
Lincs, enlisted Lincoln.
Private 3384, 1st/4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
13 October 1915, aged 19. Son of William and Jane Woodcock, of Station
Cottages, Midville, Stickney, Boston, Lincs. Commemorated on Panel
31 to 34, Loos Memorial. Resided Stickney, Lincs, enlisted: Lincoln.
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49th Regiment. Killed in action 5 November 1854, Battle of Inkermann.
Previously served in the 61st Regiment in the Punjab campaigns
of 1848-9; and was present at the passage of the Chenab and in
the battles of Sadoolapore, Chillianwallah and with the field
force in pursuit of the enemy in the Khyber Pass, for which he
received a medal and two clasps. Third son of John Dalton of Sleningford
Park, Yorkshire and Fillingham Castle, Lincolnshire.
The inscription is today only partly readable, but was recorded
as follows in the book "A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental
Inscriptions on the Most Illustrious Persons of All Ages and Countries"
by Sylvester Tissington, London 1857, p.61, which quotes its source
as The Illustrated London News, 1855.
of Thomas Norcliffe Dalton, aged thirty-five (third son of John
Dalton, Esq., of Sleningford Park, Yorkshire, and of Fillingham
Castle, Lincolnshire), late Senior Major of the 49th.
Dalton served with distinction in India, with the 61st, during
the Punjaub campaign of 184849, taking part in the battles
of Sadoolapore, Chillianwallah, and Goozerat, for which he received
a medal and two clasps. Following up this career of glory in
the Crimea, he fought gallantly at the Alma; and was killed
while heading a charge at Inkermann, Nov. 5th, 1854 carrying
with him the deep regrets of the brave 49th, and of all who
Monument was erected by the grateful tenantry of John Dalton,
1 October, 2021