War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
and Copyright © Transcribed Bill Ball 2005
War Memorial, a large cross at St Benedict’s Square, Lincoln,
with inscriptions on all sides. It was unveiled November 1922 by Field
Marshall Sir William Robertson. The names from WW2 are on small square
panels on either side of the 4 ‘buttresses’. The WW1 names
are on the 4 ends of the buttresses and the 4 faces of the central pillar.
There is no direct indication which panels are from which war, but it
can be deduced from the numbers and checked against known casualty lists.
Not all the names are in perfect alphabetical order. Some of the C’s
and G’s are very difficult to distinguish and may be in error.
Due to the volume of names on this memorial it has been split into alphabetical
sections within conflict. There are 971 names for World War 1 and 314
(including 4 civilians) for World War 2.
Copyright © Bill Ball 2005
unveiling from old postcards
GLORY OF GOD
THOSE MEN AND
WOMEN OF THIS
CITY WHO MADE
IN THE FIRST
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
JOHN HARRIS ESQR. J.P.
CHAIRMAN - LINCOLN WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
5TH APRIL 1922.
thanks go to Michael Peck who has checked many of the World War 1 names
against the original questonnaires sent out that are now stored in Lincoln
30 July, 2019