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HOLTON CUM BECKERING WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial and Roll of Honour are located in All Siants Church, Holton-Cum-Beckering. A wooden plaque with incised black lettering is fixed to the wall inside the church, to the left of the door. It lists one Boer War casualty, five World War 1 casualties and six others who served in World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Bill Ball 2010
ROLL OF HONOUR
HOLTON LE BECKERING

BOER WAR 1899-1902

TPR. W.R.OSBORNE

GREAT WAR 1914-1919

FALLEN ------------ SERVED
PTE. G. GRAVES   SGT. G. ADDISON
“ G. PRESCOTT PTE. H.R. BLAKEY
“ J.E. SIMONS   “ G. GRAVES
“ W. SMITH   “ J. OSBORNE
“ B. TAYLOR   TPR. R.N. MAWER

The names of the World War 1 casualties are repeated on a stone plaque with incised black lettering.

IN MEMORY OF
BRAVE SONS
KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
CHARLES GRAVES,
WALTER SMITH,
BERT TAYLOR,
GEORGE PRESCOTT,
JOHN EDWARD SIMONS

1914-1918

GRAVES Charles Robert
Private 4647, 1st/5th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 3 September 1916, age 22. Son of John and Mary Ann Graves, of Stone's Place Farm, Lincoln. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2. Plot XXVI. Row G. Grave 13.
PRESCOTT George Frederick
Private 11925, 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2 March 1916, age 19. Son of John and Fanny Prescott, of Low Apley, Langworth, Lincoln. Commemorated on Panel 21, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
SIMONS John Edward
Private 40892, 2nd/6th Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment formerly 38120 Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21 March 1918, age 20. Son of Edward and Lucy Simons, of Newton-by-Toft, Market Rasen, Lincs. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Bay 7 and 8
SMITH Walter
No further information currently available
TAYLOR Bert
No further information currently available

In the churchyard are two graves of airmen killed on the same day in WW2. They had been on a night training flight in a Lancaster captained by Flt Sgt Lindup which crashed 3 miles from RAF Wickenby aerodrome on its return. Four crew were killed, four survived.

1939-1945

LINDUP John Broomfield
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 413436 12 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 18 June 1943, age 24. Son of Frederick and Laura Lindup, of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
SALMERS Eugene
Flight Sergeant (Nav.) R/137609, 12 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 18 June 1943, age 23. Son of Stephen and Catherine Salmers, of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

413436 FLIGHT SERGEANT
J.B.LINDUP
PILOT
ROYAL N. Z. AIR FORCE
18TH JUNE 1943 AGE 24
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
R137609 FLIGHT SERGEANT
EUGENE SALMERS
NAVIGATOR
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
18TH JUNE 1943 AGED 23

THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM
SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE
EVERLASTING LIFE

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