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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The memorial takes the form of a rough hewn pillar mounted on a plinth with a stepped base, the whole being surrounded by a chain linked fence and posts on a concrete base with a paved pathway leading up to the memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

Lest ye forget.

This column is erected by the ex-servicemen of this parish to the honour and never dying memory of their comrades who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1919

Possibly Private 13587. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 20 years. Son of John and Phillis Barnard of The Alley, Badsey, Worcs. Born Badsey, enlisted Epworth, Lincs and resident Badsey, Worcs. Commemorated LONSDALE CEMETERY, Authuile. IX.G.3.
BARTON Herbert
Private 31704. 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 11th April 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Richard and Sarah Ann Barton of Pilfrey Farm, Belton, Lincs. Commemorated ALTHORPE (St Oswald) CHURCHYARD.
Military Medal. Private 240449. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd November 1917, aged 31 years. Son of Joseph and Eliza Colley of Derrythorpe, Althorpe, Lincs. Born Keadby, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, Mazingarbe. III.A.13.
COWLING John William
Private 2352. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th July 1915. Born Keadby, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Crowle, Lincs. Commemorated BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. VIII.B.59.
Corporal 13585. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 14th October 1915, aged 22 years. Son of Smith and Dinah Crackle of Derrythorpe, Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated WHITE CITY CEMETERY, Bois-Grenier. A.11.
DENT Arthur
Boy 1st Class J/21227, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy.Died when H.M.S. Bulwark was sunk 26th November 1914, aged 17 years. Born Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire 19 April 1897. Son of (the late) Alfred and Adelaide Dent of Station Road, Keadby, Lincs. Next of kin given as Charlotte Dent, of 5 Station Road, Keadby, Doncaster. Farm Labourer by trade. Served on H.M.S. Ganges, Hawke, Victory and then Bulwark from 28 November 1913. Enlisted for 12 years, height 5 feet 43/8 inches, chest 35¾ inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 3.
L/Corporal 9865. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7th August 1915, aged 20 years. Son of Joseph Abbott and Mary Elizabeth Dunderdale of Station Road, Keadby, Lincs. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 44 to 46.
PULLAN Albert Victor
[Spelt PULLEN on on memorial, listed as PULLAA on SDGW] Private 35260, 7th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry attached to 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Lincoln. Son of Matthew Pullan, of Althorpe, Scunthorpe, Lincs. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, son of Matthew and Sarah Ann Pullan, Labourer with G C Railway, born Althrorpe, resident Althorpe. He was baptised 19 February 1893 in Althorpe. Formerly 4526, Durham Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 59 and 60.
ROSE Arthur
Private 22767. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd November 1916. Born Epworth, enlisted Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C.
No further information currently
No trace CWGC/SDGW. Headstone of James and Clara Frances Stephenson (parents) in Althorpe Churchyard states he died 15th June 1915, aged 33 years. No further information.
2nd Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 18th March 1916, aged 23 years. Son of James and Clara Frances Stephenson. Born Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, Mont-St Eloi. I.D.3.
Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 23rd March 1918, aged 21 years. Headstone in Althorpe Churchyard states he is son of James and Susannah Ruth Stephenson. Commemorated PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. IV.G.5.
Private 40770. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1918, aged 35 years. Born Markham, Notts, enlisted Crowle and resident Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. III.E.16.
Private 26283. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917, aged 20 years. Son of late George and Edith Turgoose. Born and enlisted Keadby, Lincs. Commemorated CHILLI TRENCH CEMETERY, Gavrelle. Spec Mem C.22.
Private 42213. 2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Keadby, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Keadby, Lincs. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 6.


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Driver T/189949. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 17th September 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Tom and Gertrude Annie Crosby. Husband of Annie Crosby of Keadby, Lincs. Commemorated SALERNO WAR CEMETERY. I.C.2.
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FRITCHLEY Joseph Neville
Apprentice. SS Marslew (London), Merchant Navy. Died 23rd February 1941, aged 17 years. Son of Reginald and Minnie Fritchley of Normanby le Wold, Lincs. Commemorated TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. Panel 69.
Trooper 4806965. 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 6th May 1943, aged 23 years. Son of John and Laura Griffiths of Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated BONE WAR CEMETERY, Annaba. VII.D.7.
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SPENCE James Arthur
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1230748. 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force (VR). Died 12th July 1943, aged 21 years. Son of Arthur and Alice Spence of Althorpe, Lincs. Commemorated VEVEY (St Martin) CEMETERY. Grave 85.
No further information currently

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