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GOXHILL MEMORIAL HALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2013
extra research Elizabeth Fincham 2019

There are memorials in Goxhill All Saints Church but this was specifically built to commemorate those who died in World War 1 and subsequently World War 2. The Goxhill Memorial Hall was erected in Chapel Street, designed by architect Mr Haste and built by Mr Markwell Holmes, the site cost £1610, the memorial £135, all monies being raised by public subscription; it was unveiled by Sir Berkeley Sheffield on 7th March 1925. It has its own Hall Management Committee and was extended in the 1970's. The original minute book exists beginning with the first meeting on 14 January 1919. There are two memorial tablets inside, both bronze plaques, inset into the wall. The World War 1 plaque bears the names of 29 men who fell and the World War 2 plaque bears a further 9 names.

There is a plaque above the door which reads:

MEMORIAL HALL
ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SCACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.

OPENED BY
SIR BERKERLEY SHEFFIELD. BART.
ON THE
7th DAY OF MARCH 1925.

HANDED OVER TO THE PARISH
ON THE
6th DAY OF MAY 1943.

NOTES:
Goxhill is bounded to the north by the River Humber; to the east by East Halton and to the west by New Holland; many young men employed on many farms in the marshlands of these village; in the brickyards along the river bank (Goxhill still has an industry associated with this) and the railways. New Holland was a railway community. The majority of houses in the village were built by the railway company to house its workers.

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OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914-1918

ATKIN Charles
Private 240816, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment formerly 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 September 1918. Aged 25. Born 1893 and enlisted Grimsby, resident Goxhill. Son of Mr. Robinson and late Anne Marie Atkin (d. 1893). Stepmother Emma Atkin. In the 1901 census the family is recorded at East Marsh, Goxhill, father horseman on a farm. By 1906 Robinson and family had moved from Goxhill to Stallingborough by 1906, then to Barton. By 1926 family recorded in East Marsh, Goxhill. Charles recorded as resident of Goxhill in his UK Soldiers Died in the Great War record. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 8. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
ATKIN Garnett
[Spelt Garnet on SDGW] Private 11136, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16 February 1916. Aged 21. Born 10 August 1894 in either Thorganby (census) or Thoresway (Enlistment papers), enlisted 5 September 1914 in Grimsby aged 20, resident Goxhill. Son of William and Maria Atkin of Westfield Road, Goxhill. His family lived in Westfield Road, Goxhill and much later at Thorpe Villa, Thornton Road; Garnett served an apprenticeship as a butcher for William Raby of Goxhill. Father William a brickmaker and later a Newsagent and Tobacconist. His shop was in Church Lane, Goxhill, now a hairdresser’s named Pennylane. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 47A. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and Grimsby Wesleyan Shrine.
BESWICK Arthur
Private 201936, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Croxton, Lincs, enlisted Hull, resident Goxhill. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Beswick of Goxhill. His father father was a Shepherd living around Thorne Lane/Church Farm area of village, in the 1911 census next to Mayfield; Arthur recorded as a Shop Assistant. Family recorded in village by 1899. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 42.
BREWER Thomas Edison
Second Lieutenant (Observer), 55th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action while flying in a De Havilland DH4 when the aircraft was shot down by Enemy Aircraft over France 12 June 1918. Born 1899 in Tow Law, Durham. Son of William Thomas and late Jeanette Louisa Brewer; William later lived in Hessle, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was the son of William Thomas and Jeanette Louisa Brewer, aged 12, a schoolby, born Tow Law, Durham, living in Front Street, Shotton Colliery; his father was a schoolmaster; he was the brother of Norman Reginald - see below. His father served as Head teacher at Goxhill Weslyan Primary School from 18 Oct 1918-21 Dec 1923. Enlisted 17 March 1917 at Pontefract (rejoined from reserve) 28. August 1918 Discharged to be re-appointed with commission as Second Lieutenant. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.
BREWER Norman Reginald
Private 20/257, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 September 1917. Born 11 August 1892 in Tow Law, Co. Durham, enlisted 9 September 1915 in Sunderland, resident Durham. Son of William Thomas and late Jeanette Louisa Brewer; William later lived in Hessle, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was the son of William Thomas and Jeanette Louisa Brewer, aged 18, a Colliery Lamp Cleaner, born Tow Law, Durham, living in Front Street, Shotton Colliery; his father was a schoolmaster; he was the brother of Thomas Edison - see above. His father served as Head teacher at Goxhill Weslyan Primary School from 18 Oct 1918-21 Dec 1923. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.
COCKERLINE William
Private 15616, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 June 1916. Aged 31. Born Weston, Leeds, enlisted Hull. Son of the late George and Leah Cockerline of Sunk Island, nr Patrington, Hull. Husband of Annie Elizabeth (nee Hunter), married 1909 in Goxhill to Annie Elizabeth Hunter. Both families present, possibly living on Ferry Road, Goxhill Marsh in 1911 census. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 7. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
DRINKALL, DCM Robert
Serjeant 9884, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1915. Aged 23. Born Woodhall Spa, Horncastle, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln, resident Goxhill. Son of John and Ellen Drinkall, of North End, Goxhill, Hull; fiancee Miss O Vinter. Father recorded at Sutterton, Lincs at 1911 then in Goxhill at time of Robert’s death (Rtd. Police Sergeant). Robert recorded as drummer/musician at Dover Castle in 1911 census. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and on his parent’s headstone in Goxhill cemetery.

DCM Citation:

"9884 Serjeant R. Drinkall, 3rd Bn., Worc. R. (LG 3 June 1915).
For conspicuous gallantry in the assault on the enemy's position at Spanbroek Molen on 12th March, 1915. Was one of the first to enter the German trench and by marked determination and ability succeeded in holding the right end for nearly three hours, not-withstanding the bombardment with grenades and machine-gun fire by th enemy."

DUNN Joseph
Sapper 164772, 509th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 35. Born 1881, and resident, Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Son of the late George and Mary Dunn, of Goxhill, Lincs. Worked for Edmund Border at (possibly) Field Farm on Westfield Road at 1901 census. Joseph then lived with his Mother in Church Lane, Goxhill, a Ship’s Plater. Two of Joseph’s brothers married sisters Eliza and Fanny Short. Eliza and Fanny’s brother Charles Short is the father of William - see below. No know grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
DUNWELL Frank [Gilliatt]
Private 22634, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1915 (Frank one of 120 missing after 23 October 1916; officially declared deceased on 7 August 1917). Born 29 October 1882 in Ulceby, enlisted Lincoln 9 April 1916, resident Goxhill. Son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Dunwell (nee Davey) of Norfolk House, North End, Goxhill. Grandson of John Davey (village grocer/draper and corn merchant); parents lived at Norfolk House in North End, Goxhill. Apr 1916 Frank recorded at 77 Winteringham Road, Grimsby. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, belgium. Panel 3. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and on Parent’s headstone in Goxhill churchyard (headstone states he was ‘missing [presumably killed in action] at Givenchy, France 23 October 1916).
FARROW Herbert
Private 12/1535, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 July 1918. Aged 34. Born Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Son of late Issac and late Harriett Farrow; husband of Rosa Farrow, of 18, Wesley Square, Boothferry Rd., Goole. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 65. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and on Goole Cenotaph, Christ Church, New Holland.
FOULSTON John [William]
Driver T/324930, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26 October 1918. Aged 28. Born 1890, resident 94 Roberts Street, Grimsby, and enlisted Grimsby. Son of John and Selina Foulston, of Great Grimsby and also Glebe Farm, Goxhill; husband of Alice Foulston, of 78, Oundle Rd., Woodstone, Peterborough. Family recorded in Cleethorpes in 1911 census father John and his son dairymen. His parents and two youngest siblings later recorded living and working in Goxhill Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. plot VI. Row J. Grave 18. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and Grimsby Central Hall.
FROST George [Stephenson Riggall]
Private E/839, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Died of wounds 5 August 1916. Born 1897 Grimsby, resident Southall, enlisted London. Son of George and Annie (nee Drewery) Frost of Grimsby. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 6.
HOWSON George
Mess Room Steward, S.S. "Tycho" (Hull), Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine when his ship was torpedoed 20 May 1917. Aged 17. Son of Albert and Jane Elizabeth Howson, of 6, Church St., Goxhill, Lincs. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, born Goxhill, at school, son of Albert and Jane Howson, resident Goxhill, Lincolnshire. Parents both born in Hull but father Albert Goxhill resident in 1869 aged 2 and Jane Elizabeth Goxhill resident in 1879 aged 10. Nephew of William Williamson (his mother’s brother) also listed - see below. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.

Note: SS Tycho, 3216 tons, was built in 1904 by Earle's Ship Building & Eng., Co. Owned by Wilson Line Ltd, Hull, and was managed by Ellerman Lines, Ltd., Liverpool. She was first attacked by submarine torpedo 21 March 1915 in the Downs but it missed, the second occasion proved fatal when attacked again by torpedo 20 May 1917 and sunk 16 miles off Beachy Head, Sussex; 15 crew were killed. She was sunk by UB40 whilst enroute from Bombay to Hull with a general cargo.

HUNTER [John] Frederick aka Fred
Private 45600, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 28 May 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Grimsby, residence listed as Cleethorpes. Married in 1914 in Goxhill to Hannah Mary Easton. Present in Goxhill Marsh (Ferry Road) at 1911 census. Son of George William and Millicent Hunter. Wife Hannah Mary nee Easton b. Goxhill. Two daughters born in 1915 and 1917 in Goxhill. Widow listed as Hannah M. Hannah remarried in Grimsby in 1921. Married in 1914 in Goxhill to Hannah Mary Easton. Present in Goxhill Marsh (Ferry Road) at 1911 census. No known grave. Commemorated at SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
JANNEY Albert Butler
Private 13/705, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born 1 September 1892 in Thornton Curtis, Lincs, enlisted Hull. Robert and Elizabeth Janney of Workhouse (now Greengate) Lane. Albert one of fourteen, possibly fifteen children. Albert’s oldest brother William served in Royal Navy (30 November 1896 to 4 December 1908) then (4 October 1916 to 31 October 1918). Married Florence Ethel Spencer in Hull 1915. She married Albert’s oldest sister Alice’s son William in 1924. His father Robert was an agricultural labourer, family first appear in Goxhill on 1901 census. Parents lived in village until their deaths. His sister Beatrice lived in Goxhill until her death in 1949. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
KIRK Arthur
Gunner 294667, 146th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Son of Asa and Sarah Kirk of Ings Lane, Barton. Brought up at Goxhill Brickyards; parents first recorded in Goxhill at 1891-1911 census then moved back to Ings Lane, Barton. Brother of Tom - below. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 78. Also commemorated on Goxhill Parish Church and Christ Church, New Holland, New Holland Methodist Church.
KIRK Tom
Deck Hand 15448D, H.M. Whaler "Blackwhale", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 3 January 1918 by mine explosion off Fifeness, St. Andrews, Scotland. Born 16 March 1888 in Barton-on-Humber, Lincs., a brickyard labourer, husband of Nellie Kirk, born 1892, of Chemical Rd., Barton-on-Humber, Lincs., father of Irene Kirk born 1911. Living in Goxhill 1911. Eldest of 6 sons of Asa and Sarah Kirk of Blythe's Brickyard, Goxhill. Tom’s wife Nellie (nee Taylor) married 1909. Oldest child born in Goxhill in 1911; two more children both born in Barton 1912 and 1914; address given as Chemical Lane, Barton. Brought up at Goxhill Brickyards; parents first recorded in Goxhill at 1891-1911 census then moved back to Ings Lane, Barton. Brother of Arthur - above. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30. Also commemorated on Goxhill Parish Church and Barton War Memorial.
LAMMING Ernest
[Spelt LAMING and listed as Lance Corporal on SDGW] Corporal 240710, "C" Company, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 June 1917. Aged 23. Born 22 September 1894 in Melton Ross, enlisted Grimsby, resident Goxhill. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. F. Lamming, of "Westgate," Station Rd. (now Howe Lane), Goxhill, Lincs. Brother of Wilfred - below. William and Frances first listed in Goxhill in 1883; then in Melton Ross by 1885; youngest daughter Eva’s marriage in Goxhill in 1921. A third brother served, was wounded with a gunshot wound and discharged 8 January 1918. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row C. Grave 7. Also commemorated on Goxhill Parish Church.
LAMMING Wilfred
Private 17/1438, 17th Battalion (N.E.R. Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 January 1916. Born 7 December 1890 in Melton Ross, enlisted Hull. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. F. Lamming, of "Westgate," Station Rd. (now Howe Lane), Goxhill, Lincs. Brother of Ernest - above. William and Frances first listed in Goxhill in 1883; then in Melton Ross by 1885; youngest daughter Eva’s marriage in Goxhill in 1921. A third brother served, was wounded with a gunshot wound and discharged 8 January 1918. Buried in AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 47. Also commemorated on Goxhill Parish Church.
MAPLETHORPE Joseph Henry aka Harry
Private 12560, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action between 1 and 3 July 1916. Aged 21. Born 1895 in East Halton, Lincs, enlisted Grimasby, resident Habrough, Lincs. Son of George Croft Maplethorpe and Hannah Elizabeth Maplethorpe, of Church End, East Halton, Grimsby; his mother Hannah was born in Goxhill. Joseph’s residence listed as East Halton whose farms border Goxhill boundary; quite possible he was living in East Halton but working at a farm in Goxhill. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. Also commemorated on Goxhill Parish Church, Limber Magna Church Memorial Screen, Christ Church, New Holland.
MARRIOTT Sidney
[Records vary in spelling Sydney and Marritt/Marrit] Private 14886, 92nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 13816, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 January 1917. Aged 21. Born 9 June 1895 in Barton, enlisted Hull. Son of George and Eliza Marriott of 41 Arundel Road, Holderness, Hull. Father born at East Halton Skitter on boundary with Goxhill; lived in Barton then Hull before being recorded in Goxhill at Brickyards in 1907. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 38. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and Christ Church, New Holland.
MAWER, DCM Henry aka Harry
Private 201820, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire. Died of wounds 23 April 1917. Born and enlisted Hull, resident Goxhill. Son of George and Emma Mawer in 1901 census George a farmer at East Field, East Halton (between Skitter Road and the Beck) and in 1911 census George recorded as a farmer at North Field, Ulceby. Parents both buried in North Killingholme churchyard. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). (Citation not found, not mentioned on CWGC or SDGW). Only record linking Harry to Goxhill is his UK Soldiers Died in the Great War record. 1911 census records him working on his father’s farm; also recorded previously in East Halton. East Halton shares village boundary with Goxhill. No known grave, Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
MOORE Herbert
Deck Hand 16789/DA, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease 9 November 1918. Aged 33. Born 7 October 1884 in Killingholme, Lincs. Son of James and late Hannah Moore; husband of Francis Bernice Moore, of Church St., Goxhill. Father a brickyard labourer first recorded in East Marsh, Goxhill in 1901. Wife in Church Lane, Goxhill. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, GOXHILL, Lincolnshire. Old ground, grave 1208. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
NEAVE John
Stoker 1st Class K/36517, H.M.S. Torrent, Royal Navy, Killed at sea-ship sunk by mines off Dutch North Sea coast 23 December 1917. Aged 37. Born 29 September 1880 at Goxhill, Lincs. Enlistd 15 September 1916. Son of Septimus and Elizabeth Neave, of of Westfield Road, later of Melbourne House, Station Road, Goxhill; husband of Minnie Neave, of Saxby-All-Saints, Brigg, Lincs and Flon Villa, Worlaby, Lincs. His parents appear to have moved into village on marriage. Their children all born in the village and family members still live there today No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 26. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
ROBERTS Henry Hebert aka Harry
Private 13547, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Sulva Bay 9 August 1915. Aged 23. Born 1892 in Barrow on Humber, Lincs. Enlisted brimsby. Son of late Joshua Roberts and Martha Bower (formerly Roberts) of Broughton, Lincolnshire.Family farmed for generations in Goxhill (Hallands). Harry a resident of Ashby. Sister Olive married Percy Chappell of Barton who was killed in action 23 October 1916 serving with 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 45 to 47. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
ROE Frederick aka Fred
Private 71, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 25. Born 6 April 1892 in Goxhill, enlisted 17 September Grimsby, aged 22, resident Barrow-on-Humber. Son of William and the late Charlotte Roe, of Brigg Rd., Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs; fiancee Margaret Hatfield. The Roe Family were Carpenters on Square (also known as Town Street), Goxhill; father later lived on Brigg Road in Barrow; Fred lived in Hull and later in Grimsby; engaged to be married. Buried in CRUMP TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
SHORT William
Lance Corporal 15173, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1918. Born 1894 in Scunthorpe, enlisted Grimsby, resident Barrow-on-Humber. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Short of Goxhill. Married Rose Annie nee Broom of Staffordshire. Rose re-married after William’s death. Two sons from this marriage died in World War 2. Father born and lived in Goxhill until William’s birth. 1891 listed working at Old Hall with William Dunn, brother of Joseph Dunn. Recorded back in Goxhill at 1899. William’s father Charles Short is the brother of Fanny and Eliza Short who married Frederick and George Dunn, brothers of Joseph. Buried in BERLAIMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
SMITH Herbert
Sergeant 889, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 July 1916. Aged 28. Born 1888 in Barrow Haven, Lincs., enlisted 8 May 1909. son of Henry and Alice Smith; Alice’s parents Goxhill residents. Fiancee possibly Lily Twidale of North End, Goxhill. Lily listed in 1926 Kelly’s as dressmaker, married in 1927. Recorded with grandparents in Goxhill in 1891 census. Hull Daily Mail reported his death stating that he ‘made his home Goxhill chiefly, the house of Mr Twidall, to whose daughter he was engaged'. Buried at WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 5. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church.
WILLIAMSON William
Acting Corporal R4/072186, Remount Camp (Romsey), Army Service Corps. Died of natural causes at Netley, Hampshire, 31 January 1916. Aged 45. Born 1870 in Hull, enlisted 29 January 1889 at Beverley. Served in 19th Hussars including the South African campaign. Discharged 18 February 1902. Re-enlisted for duration of war. Son of the late William and Emma Williamson; husbanfd of Annie Williamson, of Cleethorpes. His mother, Emma, was born in Goxhill. She lived on Church Lane then on Workhouse, later Greengate Lane; uncle of George Howson (sister’s son). Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave C.E. 1782. Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church and Cleethorpes War Memorial.

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1939 1945.

BROCKLESBY Philip William
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at sea 2 October 1942 when his ship was sunk by an accidental collision with RMS Queen Mary. Son of William Henry and May Brocklesby, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 66, Column 1.
CHAPMAN George
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
FUNNELL Ernest William (Rev.)
Chaplain 4th Class 91362, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Died 30 March 1942. Aged 35. Son of Ernest David and Fanny Matilda Funnell; husband of Elvina Funnell, of Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 18.
HALL Harry
No further information currently available - cannot identify too many possibilities
KNIGHT John Kenneth
Sergeant 1379383, 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Henry Louie Francis Knight and Mary Agnes Knight, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 87.
REEVE George W
No further information currently available. Several possibilities
SMALLER Stanley Charles
Able Seaman P/JX 337642, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died at sea 6 March 1943. Aged 38. Son of William and Gertrude Smaller, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire; husband of Catherine Smaller, of Goxhill. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 75, Column 3.

Note: HMS President III - HMS President is a stone frigate, or shore establishment of the Royal Naval Reserve; re-established on 28 August 1939 in Bristol to train those allocated for service on the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. It was later transferred to locations across Windsor and London. By 31 May 1944 the command held over 30,500 accounts. The ledgers were closed after the war on 1 July 1946.

WADDINGHAM, DFC John
Flight Lieutenant 40867, 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27 September 1942. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Collective grave 3.
WARDLE Wilfred Herbert
Leading Aircraftman 1475510, flying Avro Lancaster, 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 June 1945. Aged 22. Son of Thomas Kirkby Wardle and Alice Wardle, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row C. Collective grave 9-17.

Note: No. 149 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron between 1918 and 1956. Formed 1918 in the Royal Flying Corps as a night-bomber unit, it remained in that role for the rest of its existence which spanned three periods between 1918 and 1956. Initially equipped with Heyford biplane bombers, the squadron converted to Vickers Wellingtons in January 1939. On 4 September 1939 L4259 was flown on "Ops Brunsbüttel 4/500 GP", the day after the declaration of war against Germany by Great Britain. (Source Pilot's Logbook). After being re-equipped with the Short Stirling in November 1941, the squadron took part in the first 1,000 bomber raid. The squadron also formed No. 149 Squadron Conversion flight on 21 January 1942 to train new Stirling crews and on 7 October this was formed into 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU) together with 7, 101 and 218 Squadron Conversion Flights. In August 1944, the Stirlings gave way to Avro Lancasters, which served the squadron until 1949. At the end of the war no. 149 squadron participated in Operation Manna, to drop food to the starved Dutch population still under German occupation, and Operation 'Exodus', to return former prisoners of war back to the UK.

In the graveyard
SHAW William
Gunner 1787152, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died while a Prisoner of War of the Japanese in Burma 25 July 1943. Aged 37. Born 22 September 1905. Son of William and Annie Shaw; husband of Ivy Shaw, of Hull. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. PLot 2. Row H. Grave 21.

IN MEMORY OF
IVY SHAW
BORN 4.4.1908 DIED 8.8.1999
LOVING WIFE OF THE LATE
WILLIAM SHAW
WHO DIED IN BURMA WHILE A
PRISONER OF WAR OF THE JAPANESE
BORN 22.9.1905 DIED 25.7.1943
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY THEIR DAUGHTER
IRIS MARGARET MACLEOD

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