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BOTTESFORD AND YADDLETHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Peters Church, Church Lane, Bottesford, Lincolnshire. It takes the form of a winged figure of peace set on a square plinth and base with a paved surround and rail with the lettering in black. The memorial was unveiled by Sir Berkeley Sheffield, Bart., and dedicated 18 June 1922. There are 7 names for World War 1 and 9 names for World War 2.

Extract from Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 20 June 1922, page 6:

THE PENSIONER'S MITE.
BOTTESFORD WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED.
(FROM OUR OWN REPOBTER.)

The largest gathering in the history of the beautiful parish of Bottcsford witnessed the unveiling of the Bottesford, Holme, and Yaddlethorpe war memorial last Sunday afternoon. For such a magnificent monument to be erected to the memory so few men constitutes, should think, record for the whole country, and how it came about was explained after the unveiling ceremony by Mr. John A. Jackson, of the Manor House, who, as chairman of the local committee, did so much to make the movement success.

At the conclusion of the peace festivities in July, 1919, there was balance in hand of £8 9s 7d, which it was decided should form the nucleus of a fund for the erection some kind of memorial to the "boys" from that part who had not returned. By numerous and various efforts £107 7s 1d was raised and promises to the amount of £30 were made. The net cost of the memorial was £160, with £3 5s extra for the gate and £2 15s for the concrete steps and landing—total £166. They then required £21 3s 4d, explained Mr Jackson, but the previous night a gentleman handed him an envelope containing and other small amounts, including one week's pension from an old-age pensioner, and £16 2s 4d was wanted that afternoon to clear the memorial of debt.

After Mr Jackson's statement the collection realised the splendid sum of £27 17s, so the cost of the monument was cleared and sufficient left over to place a rail round it.

The memorial, which was supplied by Mr H. Kitchinson, the Ashby stonemason, is 10ft. 8in. high and stand on church ground in Church-lane. The pedestal, with moulded cap and moulded bases, is of Sicilian marble and at the top is an angel of Peace in statuary marble. The memorial bears the following inscription:—" Lest we forget. In memory of those who gave their lives for our country. Ralph Todd, Royal Fusiliers; George Marshall, 5th Lincolns; John W. Hall, Lincolns; Arthur Gravil, R.E.; Ernest Gravil, D.L.I.; Albert E. Pyecroft, South Staffs; Harry Parker, Notts and Derby. Their name liveth for evermore."

For complete report see Hull and Lincolnshire Times " on Saturday next.

Bottesford And Yaddlethorpe Paul Clarke (WMR-51711)

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY
FROM
BOTTESFORD-HOLME
AND YADDLETHORPE
IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914 1918.

GRAVILL Arthur
Sapper WR/290416, 98th Light Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19 January 1919. Aged 21. Son of Herbert and Jenny Gravill, of Bottesford Moor, Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section C. Grave 55.
GRAVILL Ernest
Private 80355. 1st/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 31 May 1918. Aged 20. Son of Herbert and Jenny Gravill of Bottesford Moor, Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
HALL John William
Private 12661, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 February 1916. Born Riby, Lincs, resident Ashby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
MARSHALL George
[Paper states 5th Lincolns] Corporal 15453, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Son of Frederick and Mrs S Marshall of Yaddlethorpe Brickyard, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
PARKER Harry
Private 43579, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 July 1918. Born Miselham Hall, Lincolnshire, resident Bottesford Moor, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
PYECROFT Albert Edward
Private 8/25101, “D” Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 July 1917. Aged 20. Born Doncaster, Yorks, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of Henry and Annie Pyecroft, of South Kelsey, Lincoln. Native of Yaddlethorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I.Row F. Grave 10. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
TODD Ralph
Private G/66000, "Z" Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 6/13775, Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Aged 20. Born Butsford, Lincolnshire, resident and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of Edward and Martha Todd of Yaddlethorpe, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 31. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE S

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY
FROM
BOTTESFORD
AND YADDLETHORPE
IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1939 - 1945.

BUTTRICK Walter Leslie
Fusilier 6983357, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 6 April 1943. Aged 22. Son of Thomas John and Ethel May Buttrick, of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 11.
DIBDIN Charles
Private 5886876, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 19 January 1944. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 21. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
DODSWORTH Peter
Private 7895708, 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.. Died 27 December 1943. Aged 20. Son of Wilfred and Rose Eleanor Dodsworth, of Luddington, Lincolnshire. Buried in MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row H. Grave 15.
FOWLER Albert
Lance Corporal 4611232, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 19 September 1944. Aged 33. Husband of Lily Fowler, of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 18. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
HILL John Henry
Private 4804844, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 16 August 1944. Aged 26. Son of George and Frances Hill, of Blyton, Lincolnshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 21. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
JENNEY John Herbert
Gunner 1539560, 515 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 31 August 1943. Aged 27. Son of Herbert John and Alice Jenney; husband of Doris Jenney, of Ashby, Scunthorpe. Buried in BOTTESFORD (ST. PETER AD VINCULA) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
PARKER Donald
Sergeant 3040675, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Albert and Mabel Parker, of Kettleby, Lincolnshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 7. Row D. Grave 8. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
PEARSON Richard Franklin
Trooper 14259878, 44th (7th Bn. The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt.) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 14 January 1945. Aged 21. Son of George Franklin Pearson and Ethel May Pearson, of Bottesford, Lincolnshire. Buried in FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row C. Grave 22. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
SOWERBY George Henry
Lance Bombardier 4806262, 21 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3 August 1944. Aged 29. Son of Horace and Annie Sowerby; husband of Constance Mary Sowerby, of Bottesford, Lincolnshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 12.

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

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