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FILLINGHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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The village war memorial for Fillingham is to be found within St Andrews's Church, Fillingham. It takes the form of a white stone plaque with incised black lettering, on the wall of the nave, and lists only World War 1 casualties. In the churchyard there is a stone cross in memory of an officer who died at the Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War.

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1914 – 1918
IN THANKFUL MEMORY OF
GEORGE ALBERT MOUNTCASTLE
HERBERT WOODCOCK
ENOCH THOMAS
FRED THOMAS
JOHN BELL
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
Honour all men, Love the Brotherhood, Fear God, Honour the King

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BELL John Thomas
Lance Corporal 9291, 7th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 31 October 1918, aged 27. Son of William Henley Bell and M.P. Bell, of Hemswell, Lincs. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 13, Hamburg Cemetery. Born Fillingham, Lincs, enlisted Ipswich.
MOUNTCASTLE George Albert
Private 2857, 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 June 1915, aged 17. Son of Mr. G. and Fanny Mountcastle, of Spridlington, Lincs. No known grave. Commemorated on Panel 21, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Born Lincoln, resided Spridlington, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln.
THOMAS Enoch
Private 51945, 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 4 March 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. Thiepval Memorial. Born Redbourne, Lincs, resided Fillingham, Lincs, enlisted Gainsborough, Lincs.
THOMAS Fred
Private 42488, 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918, aged 19. Son of J. W. and Frances Thomas, of Welton Cliff, Lincs. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 4. Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau. Born Thornton-Le-Moor, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln.
WOODCOCK Herbert
Probably Private 3384, 1st/4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915, aged 19. Son of William and Jane Woodcock, of Station Cottages, Midville, Stickney, Boston, Lincs. Commemorated on Panel 31 to 34, Loos Memorial. Resided Stickney, Lincs, enlisted: Lincoln.

Crimean War

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DALTON John Norcliffe

Major, 49th Regiment. Killed in action 5 November 1854, Battle of Inkermann. Previously served in the 61st Regiment in the Punjab campaigns of 1848-9; and was present at the passage of the Chenab and in the battles of Sadoolapore, Chillianwallah and with the field force in pursuit of the enemy in the Khyber Pass, for which he received a medal and two clasps. Third son of John Dalton of Sleningford Park, Yorkshire and Fillingham Castle, Lincolnshire.

The inscription is today only partly readable, but was recorded as follows in the book "A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions on the Most Illustrious Persons of All Ages and Countries" by Sylvester Tissington, London 1857, p.61, which quotes its source as The Illustrated London News, 1855.

In memory of Thomas Norcliffe Dalton, aged thirty-five (third son of John Dalton, Esq., of Sleningford Park, Yorkshire, and of Fillingham Castle, Lincolnshire), late Senior Major of the 49th.

Major Dalton served with distinction in India, with the 61st, during the Punjaub campaign of 1848—49, taking part in the battles of Sadoolapore, Chillianwallah, and Goozerat, for which he received a medal and two clasps. Following up this career of glory in the Crimea, he fought gallantly at the Alma; and was killed while heading a charge at Inkermann, Nov. 5th, 1854— carrying with him the deep regrets of the brave 49th, and of all who knew him.

This Monument was erected by the grateful tenantry of John Dalton, Esq.

Last updated 1 October, 2021

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