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

The war memorial covers the villages of Normanby by Spital and Omby by Spital and stands in the grounds of St Peter's Church (Redundant) in Normanby by Spital. It takes the form of a square concrete base surmounted by square granite stepped plinth and obelisk. The inscription is carved on the front face of the plinth and step and the whole is enclosed on three sides by a low wall with pillars. A wreath is carved at the top and sheathed sword carved at the base of the front face of the obelisk. There are 7 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Normanby and Owmby.
Erected by the parishioners to the memory of the following men,
from these villages, who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918.


Charles William

Private 11179, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 22. Born East Firsby, enlisted Wragby 3rd September 1914, and resident Owmby by Spital, Lincs. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Baker. In 1911 he was aged 17, son, a Waggoner on farm, born Martin Firsby, resident with his parents and brother at Normanby-by-Spital Lincoln. Commemorated PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, Mazingarbe. Plot IV. Row N. Grave 12.


Joseph Richard

Private 40901. 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, formerly T/4/157903, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 6th October 1917. Aged 21. Son of John and Clara Susan Bell of Owmby by Spital, Lincs. Born Saxby, enlisted Lincoln and resident Owmby by Spital, Lincs December 1915. In 1911 he was a son, aged 14, Farm Labourer, born Saxby, resident with his parents at Owmby. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.


George Edward

Lance Sergeant 544, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 24. Son of George and Emma Bullivant of Normanby by Spital, Lincs. Born Fillingham, enlisted Lincoln 4 August 1914 and resident Normanby by Spital, Lincs. In 1911 he was 19, living with his aunt and uncle, a Clerk Lindsey Education Committee's Officer, born Fillingham, resident 33 Yarborough Road, Lincoln. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.


Harry Maltby

Private 8762, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 25. Born Owmby by Spital, enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Had been discharged from the Yorkshire Regiment in November 1914 as "not being likely to become an effecient soldier." No evidence where he enlisted in the Black Watch in April 1915. Commemorated SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 21.



Trooper 3457, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 3rd November 1915. Aged 23. Son of William Henry and Alice Denman of Owmby by Spital, Lincs. Enlisted Lincoln and resident Owmby by Spital, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 331.


Francis William

Private 40652, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Enlisted Lincoln 1915, resident Owmby by Spital, Lincs. Son of Walter and Mary Johnson. Commemorated ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 38.



Private 12819, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Aged 35. Son of John Rhodes of Owmby by Spital, Lincs. Born Owmby by Spital and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

At Rest
Worthy of remembrance



Gunner 14568533. 24th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1st September 1944. Aged 20. Son of Harold and Lena Mary Barratt of Normanby by Spital, Lincs. Commemorated MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 17.


Thomas [Edgar Stirley]

[Misspelled as DOWE on memorial but correct on plaque in Owmby church.] Corporal, 1024420, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in India from Malaria 14th June 1942 at Bareillby Hospital. Aged 19. Son of James and Hettie Hurrell Dow, of Worlaby, Lincolnshire. Buried in the Delhi War Cemetery, India. Plot 6. Row H. Grave 9.



Sergeant 1124613, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost without trace on training flight 10th August 1943. Aged 25. Husband of Grace Mary. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 153.


Harry [Norman]

Private, 4804074, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th May 1940. Aged 22. Son of Arthur and Gertrude Johnson. Buried in Zuidschote Churchyard, Belgium. Row C. Grave 65.

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