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

The memorial for Great Ponton is to be found within the grounds of Holy Cross church. It takes the form of an obelisk mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

1914 – 1919.
To the honoured memory of those who leaving homes in this parish gave their lives in the Great War.



Private G/22838. 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Mr and Mrs T Ablewhite of Elton, Notts. Born Grantham, enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.


Arthur Samuel

Sapper 256286. 21st Light Railway Operating Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 24th October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of William and Emma Elizabeth Clapton of Great Ponton, Lincs. Born Great Ponton, Lincs and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. XXII.D.15.



Possibly Private 40736. 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born Boston, enlisted Lincoln and resident Boston, Lincs. Commemorated OZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 28 and 29.


Fred Gibson

Private 40831. 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died home 18th November 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs Musson of Great Ponton, Lincs. Enlisted Newark, Notts and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated GREAT PONTON (Holy Cross) CHURCHYARD.


Frederick Royce

Private 45048. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Charles and Emily Tuckwood of Great Ponton, Lincs. Enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 23 and 24.



Welbourne on both CWGC/SDGW. Sapper 554154. 511th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29th October 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Hiram Welbourne of Great Ponton, Lincs and husband of Annie Welbourne of Clayworth, Notts. Born Great Ponton, Lincs, enlisted Victoria Park, Mdx and resident Clayworth, Notts. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 8 and 162.



Private 98680. 236th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Fanny Wilkinson of Great Ponton, Lincs. Born Great Ponton and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY. XLII.B.8.



Possibly Private 37181. 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 30th December 1917. Son of Russell Colpoys Wood of The Aspens, West Drayton, Mdx. Born Doloogram, India, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, Mdx. Commemorated CHATBY MEMORIAL.

The glorious dead


Joseph Henry

L/Corporal 4802585. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 9th March 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Samuel and Annie Exton. Commemorated BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio. XVIII.G.10.



Possibly Reginald Nixon. Steward. SS Akeld (Newcastle on Tyne), Merchant Navy. Died 9th March 1940, aged 27 years. Son of Hudson Henry and Annie Fisher of Stockton on Tees, Co Durham. Commemorated TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. Panel 4.



Possibly Stanley William Nixon. Signalman 2380858. 51st Div Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 30th July 1943, aged 25 years. Husband of Mary Nixon of Stainforth, Yorks. Commemorated CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, Sicily. IV.H.32.


Arthur Francis Geoffrey

Corporal Po/X115136. RM Commando, Royal Marines. Died 21st April 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Arthur Ernest and Mary Ann Sentence of Great Ponton, Lincs. Commemorated CASERTA WAR CEMETERY. VII.B.17.



Possibly Wilfred Kenneth Steele. Fusilier 14332512. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 10th February 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Wilfred Bernard and Elsie Steele of Holbeach St John, Lincoln. Husband of Mary Steele. Commemorated CASSINO WAR CEMETERY. XVIII.H.14.



Unable to identify CWGC. No further information currently

Last updated 16 August, 2007

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