SILVER STREET METHODIST CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2014
memorial was buried in the garden of a Private House in Cherry Willingham,
West Lindsey. The memorial was from Silver Street Methodist Church,
Silver Street, Lincoln; it was recovered and rebuilt and now resides
in All Saints Church, Monks Road, Lincoln. it takes the form of a white
tablet with pediment, wooden capping and sill; a scroll design on the
sides and the lettering in black. There are 16 names listed for World
War 1 only.
the article by The Royal Anglian & Royal Lincolnshire Regimental
Association - Lincoln Branch entitled "The
Lost First World War Memorial"
Copyright © Bill Ball 2006
GLORY OF GOD
HONOURED MEMORY OF
8421, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.Killed in action 2 January
1915. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Aged 41. Son of Robert and Sarah
Bean; husband of Elizabeth Bean, of 1, Eden Place, Melville Street,
Lincoln. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas
de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 21.
further information currently available.
the 1891 census George E Bee was aged 9, born Lincoln, a scholar,
son of John R and Harriett Bee, resident Charles Street West,
Lincoln, Lincolnshire. In the 1901 census George Ernest Bee was
aged 18, born Lincoln, a Railway clerk, son of John R and Harriett
Bee, resident 15, Charles Street West, Lincoln St Mary Le Wigford
with Holmes Common, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
further information currently available
5958, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 July
1916. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Husband of Ada E. Carr,
of 54, Coulson Rd., Boultham, Lincoln. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL
CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 25.
Corporal 18672, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds
9 July 1916. Aged 32. Born South Carlton, Notts, enlisted Lincoln.
Son of Sarah and the late George Cowling, of 74, Monk's Rd., Lincoln.
Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in ST.
SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 24. Grave
5534, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
17 August 1916. Enlisted Lincoln. Buried in BERLES POSITION MILITARY
CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 12.
8588, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Lincoln,
resident Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
S. Dobson, of 42, Williamson Avenue, Peterborough. No kinown grave.
Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
2876, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1
July 1916. Born Retford, Notts, enlisted Lincoln. Buried in WARLINCOURT
HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row
E. Grave 11.
further information currently available
241488, "B" Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Died on service 4 January 1919. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Lincoln.
Son of Thomas Lewis Hallam and Emma Hallam, of 15, Grantham St.,
Lincoln. Buried in THE HAGUE GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
1488, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
13 October 1915. Born Wisbech, Cambs, enlisted Lincoln. No known
grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel
31 to 34.
Corporal 3026, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's),
London Regiment. Died of wounds 19 October 1915. Aged 22. Resident
Lincoln, enlisted Kennington. Son of James and Emma Keyworth,
of Lincoln, resident of 22, Coningsby Street, Lincoln. Awarded
the Victoria Cross (V.C.) and Medal of St. George (2nd Class)
of Russia. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France.
Plot III. Row C. Grave 2.
Cross Citation London Gazette 2 July 1915:
"For most conspicuous bravery at Givenchy
on the night of 25-26th May, 1915. After the assault on the German
possition by the 24th Battalion, London Regt, efforts were made
by that Unit to follow up their sucess by a bomb attack, during
the progress of which 58 men out of a total 75 became casualties.
During this very fierce encounter Lance-Cpl Keyworth stood fully
exsposed for 2 hours on the top of the enemy's parapet, and threw
about 150 bombs amongst the Germans, who were only a few yards
27280, 1st Battalion, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed
in action 13 October 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Lincoln. Resident of
35 Broadgate Lincoln. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme,
France. Plot III. Row AA. Grave 9.
39319, 3rd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action
10 October 1917. Aged 20. Born East Barkwith, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln.
Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Prescott, of East Barkwith, Lincoln. No known
grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 54 to 60.
Sergeant Major 220, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed
in action 13 October 1915. Born and enlisted Lincoln. No known grave.
Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers.
Killed in action 20 June 1916. Aged 26. Born 19 September 1890.
Resident of West Parade, Lincoln. Son of John Miles Willis and
Elizabeth Willis, of Langwith, Mansfield. In the 1901 census he
was aged 10, born Longwith, Nottinghmahsire, son of John MIles
and Elizabeth Willis, resident 258, West Parade, Lincoln St Mary
Le Wigford with Holmes Common, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. In the 1911
census he was aged 20, born Nether Langwith, Nottinghamshire,
an Assistant chemist works, boarding at 86, Southgrove Road, Sheffield,
Ecclesall, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). Buried in
LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot
VIII. Row C. Grave 1.
from Lincolnshire Chronicle - Saturday 01 July 1916,
TECHNICAL SCHOOL BOY KILLED
heard with regret of the death in action of a former Lincoln Municipal
Technical School student, in the person of Lieut. Oscar Willis,
who was killed by a piece of shrapnel on June 20th, death being
of the late Mr J. M. Willis, of Lincoln, deceased spent the earlier
part of his life in Lincoln, and later went to Sheffield, where
he entered the employment of Messrs. Edgar Allen and Co., Tinsley.
There he held an important position in the steel works for 10
Willis enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Birmingham
City Battalion) at the beginning of the war and later obtained
a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers.
following letter has been received by his brother from Lieut.
Willis's commanding officer:—
is with the greatest sorrow and regret that I have to inform you
that your brother, Second Lieut O. Willis, of the 5th Northumberland
Fusiliers, was killed by a shell early this morning. Though he
had only been a comparitive short time in the battalion he had
during that time made himself thoroughly respected and liked by
everyone, and no one regrets his death more than I do. Both I
and the company commander regarded him as a very promising officer,
and one who, who had he been spared, would have gone far and done
well. I am assured his death was absolutely instantaneous, and
it is at least some slight gratification to think he suffered
none of the pain which, unfortunately only too often is suffered
by the wounded in this war."
Willis's two brothers are also serving with the colours. Arthur
Willis is a despatched rider, attached to the headquarters staff
of the Garrison Artillery, and Pte. Cyril Willis is serving in
France with the 11thm Sherwood Foresers. He has also served at
the Dardenlles where he was one of the 30 survivors of his battalion
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
FOR THE LIVES OF THOSE
WHO WERE SPARED TO US.
17 July, 2021