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For more Lincolnshire Memorials see Lincolnshire Village Memorials.

Throughout 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.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.

If 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.

The various memorials and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping can be found in the Overseas section.

For those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is The British Army in the Great War, World War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental Warpath.

For 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.

Please 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.

Also 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 in.

These 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 is below.

Current 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.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards

World War 1 & 2 - Lincolnshire Selection

Pre-1914 - Memorial Selection

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To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered by this site, and those covered but awaiting uploading, there is an alphabetical index.

World War 1 & 2 & after Lincolnshire
Alford | Althorpe | Alvingham (Wesleyan) | Amcotts | Ancaster | Appleby | Asgarby (by Sleaford) | Ashby | Ashby cum Fenby | Ashby Puerorum | Aslackby | Auborn with Haddington | Aylesby | Bardney | Barholm | Barkston | Barrow on Humber | Barton Upon Humber| Bassingham | Bassingthorpe | Baston | Belchford | Belleau |
Belton by Axholme | Benniworth | Bigby | Billinghay | Billingborough | Bilsby | Bilsby, Holy Trinity Church| Binbrook | Bishop Norton | Blankney, St Oswald | Blyton | Boothby Graffoe | Boston, St Botolph | Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe | Boultham | Boultham, St Helen | Braceborough | Bracebridge | Bracebridge Heath | Braceby | Branston | Branston Booths | Brattleby | Broughton | Bucknall | Burgh le Marsh | Burton by Lincoln | Burton Pedwardine | Burwell | Caistor | Candlesby | Canwick | Carlby | Carlton Scroop | Caythorpe | Cherry Willingham | Claxby (Well) | Claypole | Cleethorpes RAF Memorial | Coleby | Colsterworth | Colsterworth, St John the Baptish | Conisholme | Corringham | Covenham St Mary | Creeton | Croft | Crowland | Crosby (Scunthorpe) | Crowle | Cuxwold | Deeping St James | Deeping St Nicholas | Digby | Donington on Bain | Dorrington | Dunholme | Dunston | Ealand | East Barkwith | East Ferry | East Kirkby | East Kirkby RAF | Elsham | Epworth | Fillingham | Firsby | Fiskerton | Folkingham | Foston | Frampton | Friesthorpe | Friskney | Frithville | Frodingham (Scunthorpe) | Fulstow | Gautby | Gedney Drove End & Dawsmere | Gedney Hill | Glentham | Glentworth | Goltho | Goxhill All Saints | Goxhill Memorial Hall | Goxhill USAAF Base 345 | Grainthorpe | Grantham St Wulfram | Grasby | Grayingham | Great Gonerby | Great Hale | Great Ponton | Great Steeping | Greatford | Greetwell | Grimoldby | Grimsby Park Street Congregational | Grimsby Post Office | Haceby | Hackthorn | Hainton | Hale Magna & Hale Parva | Halton Holegate | Harmston, All Saints | Hatton | Haugham | Haxey and Westwoodside | Heapham | Heckington | Heighington | Helpringham | Hibaldstow | Hogsthorpe | Holbeach, All Saints | Holbeach, St John's | Holbeach, St Mark's | Holbeach Hurn | Holton Beckering | Holton Le Moor | Horncastle | Horncastle Korea | Horncastle St Mary | Horsington | Hough on the Hill | Humberston | Hundleby | Ingham | Irby Upon Humber | Kettlethorpe | Kirkby-cum-Osgodby | Kirkby Underwood | Kirkstead | Kirmond le Mire | Kirton Holme | Kirton in Lindsey | Laceby | Laceby 1916 ROH | Laceby Wesleyan Methodist | Laceby Cottagers Plot Wesleyan Methodist | Langrick | Langtoft | Langton by Wragby | Langworth Memorial and Memorial Hall | Laughton Methodist | Leadenham | Legbourne | Lenton | Lincoln | Lincoln All Saints | Lincoln Central Railway Station | Lincoln St Hugh | Lincoln St Mary le Wigford | Lincoln St Mary Magdalene | Lincoln St Nicholas | Lincoln St Paul in the Bail | Lincoln St Peter at Gowts | Lincoln St Swithin's | Lincoln, Silver Street Methodist Church | Linwood | Little Carlton | Little Coates | Little Hale | Little Steeping | Londonthorpe | Long Sutton | Louth | Ludford | Lutton | Maltby le Marsh | Manby | Mareham le Fen | Markby | Market Deeping | Market Rasen, De Aston School | Market Rasen, Methodist | Market Rasen, St Thomas | Marsh Chapel | Martin (by Timberland) | Marton | Melton Ross| Messingham | Metheringham | Middle Rasen | Morton (by Bourne) | Moulton (& Moulton Grammar School) | Moulton Seas End | Navenby | Nettleham | Nettleton | Newton | Normanby by Spital/Owmby by Spital | Normanton | North Carlton | North Kelsey | North Kyme | North Rauceby | North Somercotes | North Thoresby | Northorpe | Old Somerby | Osbournby | Owston | Oxcombe | Pinchbeck | Quadring | Quarrington | Raithby (by Spilsby) | Rand | Redbourne | Reepham | Ropsley | Ropsley, St Peter | Rothwell | Roughton | Rowston | Ruskington | Sapperton | Sausthorpe | Scawby | Scopwick | Scothern | Scotter | Scot Willoughby | Scunthorpe | Scunthorpe Works, Lysaghts Steelworks | Sibsey | Skegness | Skendleby | Sleaford Cemetery | Sleaford St Denys | Snarford | Snitterby | South Carlton | South Elkington | South Ferriby | South Reston | South Somercotes | Southrey | Spalding (WW1) | Spilsby | Spitalgate | Spridlington | Springthorpe | Stainfield | Stainton by Langworth | Stamford School | Stamford, St Mary | Stickford | Stickney | Stow in Lindsey | Strubby | Sturton by Stow Lancaster Farm | Sudbrooke | Surfleet | Sutton Bridge | Sutton on Sea (Sutton le Marsh) | Sutton St Edmund | Sutton St James | Swaby | Swallow | Syston | Tallington | Tathwell | Tattershall | Temple Bruer | Tetford | Thimbleby | Thornton Curtis | Thorpe St Peter | Threekingham | Timberland | Toynton All Saints | Toynton St Peter | Trusthorpe | Tydd St Mary
| Ulceby by Alford | Waddingham | Waddington | Waithe | Walcot | Walesby | Waltham | Waltham, All Saints | Washingborough | Welbourn | Welby | Well | Wellingore | Welton | West Barkwith | West Butterwick | West Keal | Whitton | Willingham by Stow | Willoughby | Willoughton | Wilsford | Wilsthorpe | Winceby (Grave only)| Winteringham | Winterton | Withern | Wold Newton | Woolsthorpe | Woolsthorpe United Methodist | Wootton | Worlaby (by Brigg) | Wragby | Wyberton | Yarburgh

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Cowle & Ealand Soldiers World War 1

Five Beechey brothers who were killed in the Great War who appear on several memorials listed in the Lincolnshire section. Interesting to know that the Beechey boys are the subject of a book, Brothers In War. All eight sons of the Rev Prince William Thomas Beechey, rector of Friesthorpe with Snarford in Lincolnshire, served in 1914-18.

As 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.

Included 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.

Kitchener PosterThe 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 Curme's website.

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This 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 here.

The Maple Leaf Legacy Project
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War Memorials Trust

Friends 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.

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Museum

The 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.

50 and 61 Squadrons' Museum

This 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

The 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

Lincolnshire Regiment Group December 1918

Much 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:

The 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.

In 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.

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