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SCUNTHORPE, CROSBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Charles Anderson 2017

The memorial is to be found on the corner of Sheffield Road West & Frodingham Road, known as the Crosby Angel, standing in Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. It takes the form of an angel with outspread wings, standing on a square pedestal, with head bowed and a laurel wreath held in the left hand of the angel. The memorial is for World War 1 only. It was first dedicated 19 May 1923 and rededicated 7 May 2010 by the Bishop Suffragan of Grimsby. The memorial lists the boy's from the school who perished in World War 1 and then those from the local parish who also gave their lives. There are 8 schoolboys listed whose names have been sorted into alphabetical order. The local parish names number 50.

Photographs Copyright © Charles Anderson 2017

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

IN BEAUTY OF YOUTH, BUOYANT, SERENE

THEY STEPPED FROM THE SCHOOL TO THE

BATTLE SCENE.

DAVISON Richard [Henry]
Private 2600, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 November 1915. Aged 18. Born Waddingham, Lincolnshire, resident Crosby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Beel Davison, of 82 Berkeley Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Mill Department, John Lysaght and Co. No known grave. Buried in RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Edgware Road Cem. Mem. 1. See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and Scunthorpe and District Memorial
HORNSBY Ernest
Private 2612. 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 13 October 1915. Aged 20. Son of Robinson and Jessie Hornsby of 58 Sheffield Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
HUDSON George [Allison]
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
LANGTON William
Private 21742. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 3 November 1918. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Alice Langton of 32 High Street, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Commemorated ÉTAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, XLIX.A.7. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
MARTIN Walter
Private 11782, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 19 April 1916. Aged 20. Son of William and Maud Martin of 29 George Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Row B. Grave 9. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
RIMMINGTON John [William] aka Jack
Private 11783, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Crosby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe. Son of Frederick and Mary Rimmington of 37 Jackson Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHILI TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Row E. Grave 13. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
ROBINSON John
Mill Department, John Lysaght and Co. See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Frodingham and also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
SHORT Wilfred
Mechanical Department, John Lysaght and Co. Private 60484, 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Old Crosby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of John Walker and Mary E Short of 15 Old Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in GAUCHE WOOD CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Grave 40. See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe and District Memorial

113 OLD BOYS JOINED HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
1914 - 1918
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI
SIC ITUR AD ASTRA
ALFRED GARRETT

DURING THE GREAT WAR THE SCHOOL BOYS COLLECTED
WASTE MATERIALS ALL OVER THE DISTRICT, AND WITH
THE MONEY REALIZED THEREON, BOUGHT WAR SAVINGS
CERTIFICATES, WHICH IN 1923 WERE CONVERTED INTO
THIS MONUMENT AS A HUMBLE TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY
OF THE OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL, AND OF ALL FROM
THIS PARISH WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIFE DURING THE
WAR

G. TAYLOR (INTER C.A. LOND) HEAD MASTER
"HIS UNWEARIED LABOURS, HIS LIFETIME
OF PURPOSE INSPIRED HIS PUPILS TO ERECT
THIS MEMORIAL"

"THE LAST DISPATCH"
DUTY DONE,
VICTORY WON,
NOW FOR PEACE,
EVERY ONE/ CARRY ON.

OUR FATHERS
THEY HEARD THE CALL AND RUSHED TO FALL
A SACRIFICE FOR ALL

BIRKETT Horace
Private 18793. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Brigg, Lincs, resident Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Mrs Charlotte Birkett of 62 Mulgrave Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on MERICOURT-L'ABBÉ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 17. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
BOOTHBY James
Private 2201, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on service 3 November 1915. Born Sleaford, Lincs, resident Kirton End, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Paper Mills, Lincs. a general labourer, brother of John Dodson, resident 147 Grosvener Street, Crosby, Lincolnshire. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 32. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
BOWDEN Thomas William
Private 205724. Rec. Depot Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch). Died 2 February 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr and Mrs George Bowden of 236 Frodingham Road, Crosby, Scunthorpe. No known grave. Commemorated on SCUNTHORPE (CROSBY) CEMETERY, C.80. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
BOWERS John William
Private 10350. 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Brother of Joseph Bowers of 27 Fox Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. See also Scunthorpe and District Memorial
BUDWORTH
Norman
Private 2588, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs, resident Crosby, Lincs. Son of Mr S. T. Budworth of 85, Diana Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial and also Frodingham
BYCROFT John
Private 4441. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 August 1916. Aged 19. Resident Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Crowle, Lincs. Son of Mary Ann Cracknell (formerly Bycroft) of 51 Mulgrave Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincs., and the late John Tom Bycroft. Native of Grimsby. No known grave. Commemorated on BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY, C.11. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
CALVERT George [William]
Private 11288, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 24 October 1914. Aged 31. Son of the late Arthur and Lucia Calvert of Shiphay Stow, Wisbech; husband of Ethel Calvert of 8 Long Road, Crosby, Scunthorpe. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row A3. Grave 4. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
COOK C
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
COWAN John
Private 16017, 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 15 September 1916. Aged 35. Born Galborne, Lancs, resident Scuthorpe, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln. Husband of R A Cowan of 73 Sheffield Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Plot I. Row C. Grave 36. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
COWLING John William
[Transcribed as J H COWLING] Private 2352, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 July 1915. Born Kidby, Lincolnshire, resident Crowle, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe. Cleaner for Great Central Railway in Chief Mechanical Engineers Department, Keadby. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 59. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
CUNNINGHAM Daniel
Private 2592. 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Daniel and Jane Cunningham, of 76 Sheffield Street, New Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
DALE John
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
DANIELS H S
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
DYMOND William Henry
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
FORREST Jacob
Private 40512, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 february 1917. Born Ilkeston, Derbyshire, resident New Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Grimsby. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
FOSTER Charles Selwyn
Private 15604, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born and resident Frodingham, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C. See also Frodingham and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
FOWLER John
Private 12384, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born Elton, Huntingdonshire, resident Crosby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Elton, Huntingdonshire, son of Ann Fowler (a widow), resident Chapel Lane, Elton, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Elton, Huntingdonshire, an Improver to Pork Butcher, a servant, resident 9, Worship Street, Hull, Sculcoates, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
FROST

Arthur

Corporal 10973, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 March 1916. Born Brigg, Lincs, resident crosby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Blast Furnaces John Lysaght and Co. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 28A. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial and also Scunthorpe Works memorial

HALL George A
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
HARE Frederick
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
HARLEY George [Walter]
Private 28604, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry formerly 14583, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 April 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of John and Sarah Ann Harley, of 86 Dale Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 7. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
HARPER William
Mill Department, John Lysaght and Co. - See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
HARPHAM Thomas George
Private 21246. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 August 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs, resident Crosby, Lincs. Son of Mr T Harpham of 2 Sheffield Street, Crosby, Lincolnshire. Mechanical Dept., John Lysaght and Co. Buried in SCUNTHORPE (Crosby) CEMETERY. B33. See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
HAVERCROFT Alexander
Able Seaman J/21631, Royal Navy. Died 31 May 1916. Aged 20, aboard H.M.S. ‘Queen Mary’ at the Battle of Jutland. Son of Snowden and Lucy Ada Havercroft, of 50, Old Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Native of Holton-le-Moor, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 13. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
HAVERCROFT John
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
NEWSTEAD Arthur
Private 2631, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Arthur and Ruth Ann Newstead of 95 Buckingham Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
NORWOOD Arthur
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
PITTAWAY Edwin
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
POGSON James Jabez
Gunner 820089, “C” Battery, 232nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27 June 1917. Aged 30. Born Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, enlisted Frodingham. Son of the late John and Susannah Pogson; husband of Clara Janet Pogson, of Willoughton, Lincoln. Native of Old Crosby, Lincolnshire. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
POPPLE Thomas
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
ROBERTS

Gideon

Serjeant 19471. 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 9 February 1917. Aged 33. Son of M A Roberts of Wrexham; husband of Ellen Roberts of 35 Detuyll Street, Scunthorpe, Lincs. Mechanical Department, John Lysaght and Co. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Plot II. Row B. Grave 12. - See also Scunthorpe Memorial and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial

ROBINSON Ernest William
Gunner 167060. 144th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 28 November 1917. Aged 30. Son of John William Robinson, of Grimsby; husband of Maude Robinson of 13 Diana Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 26. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
ROSS George Henry
[Listed as ROSE on memorial] Private 12349, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 April 1916. Aged 22. Born Messingham, Lincs, resident Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Son of Martin and Emma Ross of 27 Detuyll Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe. Mechanical Department, John Lysaght and Co. Buried in SCUNTHORPE (Crosby) CEMETERY, Lincolnshire. Grave reference B24. See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
RYLANCE William Henry
Stoker 1st Class 277713, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Died 22 September 1914. Aged 41. Husband of Rose Ann Rylance of 16 Grovesnor Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe. Native of Poplar, London. Coke Oven Department, John Lysaght and Co. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5. See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SELBY William
Lance Corporal 3115, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, resident Leeds. Buried in BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 8. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SELLERS Arthur Herbert
[Listed as SELLARS on records and other memorials] Private 242086, 2nd/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died27 April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Frank and Kate Sellars, of 98 Diana Street, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Native of Barton on Humber. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France.Plot II. Row A. Grave 3. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SELLERS Frank Edward
[Listed as SELLARS on records and other memorials] Private 12499, 9th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 26 November 1916. Aged 20. Born Barton-On-Humber, Lincolnshire, resident Crosby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of Frank and Kate Sellars, of 98 Diana Street, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Born at Barton on Humber. Buried in BASWICH (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Staffordshire. Grave reference 3/16. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SHAW Charles
Private 15223, "W" Company, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Hull, resident Crosby, Lincs. Son of Edwin and Julia A Shaw, of 69 Digby Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SILVESTER F
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SIMMS George
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SISSONS Lawrence
Lance Corporal 240164, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Frodingham, Lincs, resident Crosby, Lincs. Son of Albert Henry and Betsy Sissons of 70 Buckingham Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SMITH George William
Lance Corporal 9131. 42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 17896, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Son of Mrs Sarah Jane Spencer, of 34 Digby Street, Crosby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 18. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
SPRIGGS William [Thomas]
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial
STANDERLINE John William

Private 5148, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Aged 36. Born Scawby, Lincs, resident Crosby, Lincs, enlisted Brigg, Lincs. Son of (the late) William and Ann Standerline. Husband of Louisa Standerline, of 11, Engine Street, Brigg, Lincolnshire. Mechanical Department, John Lysaght and Co. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8. - See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe & District War Memorial

STOW Walter
Private 1747, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds received at at the Second Battle of Ypres 28 April 1915. Aged 20. Born Messingham, Lincolnshire, resident Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, enlisted Frodingham, Lincolnshire. Born first quarter of 1895 and christened 8 March 1895. Son of Arthur William and Sarah Ann Stow. His father died prior to the war and his mother remarried and became Mrs Taylor, the address is listed as Alexander (possibly Alexandra) Road, Scunthorpe. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26. See also Scunthorpe and District War Memorial and also Ashby
STREETS William
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe and District War Memorial
STURMAN George Robert
Corporal 7014, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 29. Born Frodingham, Lincolnshire, resident Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Robert and Mary Sturman of Frodingham, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 1. See also Frodingham and also Scunthorpe and District War Memorial
WARD A L
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe and District War Memorial
WELTON William Jobson
Mill Department, John Lysaght and Co. - See also Scunthorpe Works memorial and also Scunthorpe and District War Memorial
WILSON Arthur Shannon
No further information currently available. See also Scunthorpe and District War Memorial

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