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

The war village memorial is to be found in the churchyard of All Saints Church, High Road, Hough on the Hill, Lincolnshire and takes the form of a Calvary Cross mounted on a high shaft mounted on a plinth which stands atop a further plinth with walled wings on a two-stepped base all inset into the slope of the churchyard. There are 13 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2. The memorial has become weathered and some of the inscription is now illegible.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the honour of our brave men
who died for King and Country
in the Great War 1914 – 1918.


Isaac James Richard

Private 21432. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 26 years. Son of Thomas Adamson of Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincs. Born and enlisted Grantham, resident Brandon, Lincs. Commemorated ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Spec Mem A.1.



Cannot identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently


Thomas [William]

Sapper WR/268585, 296th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19th February 1919 in the casualty clearing station, Mons, Belgium. Aa notice to this effect appeared in the Grantham journal from his wife of Barkston le Willows and also stated that he was aged 31. Born Brandon, in the parish of Hough on the Hill 1888. Buried in MONS (BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 10. Also commemorated on Barkston war memorial.


John William

Private 52239. 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 106692 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 1st September 1918, aged 19 years. Son of John and Annie S Ayto of Hough on the Hill, Lincs. Born Beeston, Notts, enlisted Grantham and resident Hough on the Hill, Lincs. Commemorated FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY. I.B.8.



Possibly Private 87510. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 30th November 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Ernest Robert and Mary Maria Baker. Born South Stoke and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Louveral. Panel 12 and 13.



Cannot identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently.



Possibly Private 15305. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917, aged 25 years. Son of (the late) John Cleaver. Born Grantham, enlisted Sleaford and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A


George Henry

Private DM2/195939. Advanced Mechanical Transport Workshops, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 16th July 1917 in Mesopotamia, aged 21 years. Son of Mr and Mrs G Deacon of Hough on the Hill, Lincs. Born Doddington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated BAGHDAD (North Gate) WAR CEMETERY. XV.D.11.



Private 1665. Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at home 14th May 1915, aged 19 years. Born Doncaster, Yorks, enlisted and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated HOUGH ON THE HILL (All Saints) CHURCHYARD.



No trace Hayward. Would appear to be L/Corporal 16391 Cecil Haywood. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Gelston, enlisted Ilkeston, Derbyshire and resident Hull, Yorks. Commemorated SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No: 2. IV.J.1



No trace Hayward. Would appear to be Corporal 9528 Claude Haywood. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1915. Born Hough on the Hill, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs and resident Stainton by Dale, Notts. Commemorated BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY. Enclosure No: 4. XIII.B.14.



Possibly Neville Evelyn Northover. 2nd Lieutenant. Wiltshire Regiment, attd 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 4th September 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Edward and Henrietta Northover of Nelson House, Southsea, Hants. Commemorated VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE. XV.J.7.



Possibly Private G/52333. 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd March 1918, aged 22 years. Son of Fred Palmer of Aisby, Lincs. Born Burton Gorse (should read Burton Coggles?), enlisted Grantham and resident Aisby, Lincs. Commemorated HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. E.18.

To the glory of God and in ever grateful memory of
those lives ardently lived and generously given
for freedom in the World War 1939 – 1945.


Albert Wilfred

Captain 71180. The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 29th January 1944. Son of Albert Edward Frederick and Grace Eveline McCreary of Hough on the Hill, husband of Grace Ellen McCreary. Commemorated MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY. III.H.20


Frank E

Memorial in poor condition. Believed to state ‘Frank E Bamford. Driver, RHA’ but cannot identify CWGC.


J Archie

Memorial in poor condition. Believed to state ‘J Archie Bamford. L/Corporal, Lincolnshire’ but cannot identify CWGC.


Thomas William

Sapper 2181529. 1 Boring Section, Royal Engineers. Died 27th May 1940, aged 30 years. Commemorated LES MOERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Row B. Grave 50.

These were his servants in (remainder too weathered and unreadable).

Last updated 13 October, 2016

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