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Lincolnshire there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who
fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many
centuries in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance
that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations
and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War,
Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First
World War then I would gladly post these as well.
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission
for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet.
There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping
can be found on MyFarEast
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is
Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives then
there is a book published by the Federation of Family History
Societies for family Historians entitled "World War
I Army Ancestry - Third Edition" by Norman Holding ISBN
1 86006 056 2.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied
is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish
to cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and will
change the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in the wrong
county. This information has been transcribed from the records given
and, as the men were parochial, the information supplied at enlistment
was the view of the men and the county they thought they resided
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and
rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you are
willing to transcribe, a Lincolnshire memorial or roll of
honour for these pages then please contact me, the email address
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to
Cliff Brown, Dave Edwards, Bill Ball, Michael Peck, Charles
Anderson, Keith Wagstaff, Alan Wilkinson and
many others - thank you all.
War 1 & 2 - Lincolnshire Selection
- Memorial Selection
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this site, and those covered but awaiting uploading, there
is an alphabetical
Five Beechey brothers who were
killed in the Great War who appear on several memorials
listed in hte Lincolnshire section. Interesting to
know that the Beechey boys are the subject of a book,
. All eight sons of the Rev Prince William
Thomas Beechey, rector of Friesthorpe with Snarford
in Lincolnshire, served in 1914-18.
well as five being killed, a sixth, Christopher Beechey,
was wounded at Gallipoli and left a virtual cripple.
Samuel, the youngest of the brothers, was sent out
to face the guns on the Western Front for the last
weeks of the war while still a teenager. He survived,
as did Eric Beechey, who was an army dentist, although
Spanish Flu almost did for him when he returned to
his wife and two young children after more than three
years in Malta and Salonika. Strangely, the Roll of
Honour in St Lawrence Church, Snarford, omits Eric
from the list of Beechey boys who served.
in the story of the Beechey sacrifice are details
from a relative who had a small brown attaché
case full of the letters they wrote from the trenches.
Suffolk Regiment during World War 1 contained many men from
Lincolnshire. A FAQ covering the 11th
Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment and a detailed piece
about the Battalion's ill conceived attack on the Roeux
Chemical Works during the Arras offensive in April 1917,
the latter includes a map supplement, can be found on Phil
of the cap badges are
laid out, on a separate page.
section contains various news reports and cuttings, old and
new, with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire.
To view the section please click
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
A Millennium Project in Remembrance
of Canada's War Dead
of War Memorials is a charity dedicated to promoting
awareness of the debt we owe to those who gave their
lives in the cause of freedom, by ensuring that
their memorials are properly maintained and preserved.
Lincolnshire Regiment Museum
museum, covering all aspects of Lincolnshire life, is housed
in a listed barracks built in 1857 for the Royal Lincoln Militia
and can be found as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Old Bararcks,
Burtonn Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY. A display is devoted to uniforms,
medals and photographs of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry. The collections
of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment were moved to this museum
in 1985. The displays cover 300 years of the Regiment's history
and include sections on the American War of Independence, the
Sudan Campaign, the Boer War and the First and Second World
Wars. Other displays include a World War 1 Tank built by William
Foster & Co. Ltd. of Lincoln. A new development at the museum
recounts the story of the Regiment through interactive displays,
computer, videos and an audio tour.
and 61 Squadrons' Museum
museum is dedicated to Bomber command's 50 and 61 Squadrons who
operated from RAF Skellingthorpe. Items available are photographs,
memorablia and the Squadrons' Books of Remembrance. The museum
is to be found at The Lawn, Uion Road, Lincoln.
RAF Skellingthorpe Exhibition is located in Skellingthorpe Heritage
Room, Community Centrem Lincoln Road, Skellingthorpe. It contains
an exhibition of photographs relating to the history of this formaer
World War 2 airfield and its
Regiment Group December 1918
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more
is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world.
The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh
and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing.
They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette
contains a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as
well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a
few. In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering
Honours and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and
Re-gradings, Companies' information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended
on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless
publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing
of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters,
Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640.
This had the effect of delaying the development of the press
in the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing
of news publications. The Gazette came about because of two
momentous events: the Great Plague and the decision of King
Charles II to remove his court - effectively the government
of the time - to Oxford. The London Gazette started life as
the Oxford Gazette and after a few months changed to its current title.
19 April, 2018