MEMORIAL HALL WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2013
extra research Charles Anderson 2017 and Elizabeth Fincham 2019
are memorials in Goxhill All Saints Church but this was specifically
built to commemorate those who died in World War 1 and subsequently
World War 2. The Goxhill Memorial Hall was erected in Chapel Street,
designed by architect Mr Haste and built by Mr Markwell Holmes, the
site cost £1610, the memorial £135, all monies being raised
by public subscription; it was unveiled by Sir Berkeley Sheffield on
7th March 1925. It has its own Hall Management Committee and was extended
in the 1970's. The original minute book exists beginning with the first
meeting on 14 January 1919. There are two memorial tablets inside, both
bronze plaques, inset into the wall. The World War 1 plaque bears the
names of 29 men who fell and the World War 2 plaque bears a further
copyright © Bob Ramwell 2017
is a plaque above the door which reads:
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SCACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.
SIR BERKERLEY SHEFFIELD. BART.
7th DAY OF MARCH 1925.
OVER TO THE PARISH
6th DAY OF MAY 1943.
Goxhill is bounded to the north by the River Humber; to the east by
East Halton and to the west by New Holland; many young men employed
on many farms in the marshlands of these village; in the brickyards
along the river bank (Goxhill still has an industry associated with
this) and the railways. New Holland was a railway community. The majority
of houses in the village were built by the railway company to house
from The Lincolnshire Star, Saturday March 14th 1925:
scenes associated with the opening of the Goxhill Memorial Hall, on
Saturday, by Sir. Berkeley Sheffield, MP, will be long before they are
effaced from the minds of those who participated in the impressive proceedings.
Of the 152 men who went forth to war, the following made the supreme
sacrifice: Charles Atkin; Garnett Atkin; Arthur Beswick; Thomas E. Brewer;
Norman R. Brewer; William Cockerline. D.C.M.; Joseph Dunn; Frank Dunwell;
Herbert Farrow; John Foulston; George Frost; George Howson; Fred Hunter;
Albert B. Janney; Arthur Kirk; Tom Kirk; Ernest Lamming; Wilfred Lamming;
Joseph H. Maplethorpe; Sidney Marriott; Henry Mawer. D.C.M.; Herbert
Moore; John Neave; Henry Roberts; Fred Roe; William Short; Herbert Smith
and William Williamson.
The structure which is of brick, has a seating capacity of 400, and
will provide what has so long, been so much required in Goxhill. The
cost has been £2,220, towards which has been raised £1,830.
Sir Berkeley unveiled the tablet assisted by Miss Vera Moor, the Rev.
S.A. Andrews (Vicar of Goxhill), pronounced the dedication, and the
Last Post was sounded by Bugler Drinkall.
GLORIOUS DEAD 1914-1918
240816, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment formerly 2nd/5th
Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 September 1918.
Aged 25. Born 1893 and enlisted Grimsby, resident Goxhill. Son of
Mr. Robinson and late Anne Marie Atkin (d. 1893). Stepmother Emma
Atkin. In the 1901 census the family is recorded at East Marsh,
Goxhill, father horseman on a farm. By 1906 Robinson and family
had moved from Goxhill to Stallingborough by 1906, then to Barton.
By 1926 family recorded in East Marsh, Goxhill. Charles recorded
as resident of Goxhill in his UK Soldiers Died in the Great War
record. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
Plot III. Row J. Grave 8. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Garnet on SDGW] Private 11136, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Died of wounds 16 February 1916. Aged 21. Born 10 August 1894 in
either Thorganby (census) or Thoresway (Enlistment papers), enlisted
5 September 1914 in Grimsby aged 20, resident Goxhill. Son of William
and Maria Atkin of Westfield Road, Goxhill. His family lived in
Westfield Road, Goxhill and much later at Thorpe Villa, Thornton
Road; Garnett served an apprenticeship as a butcher for William
Raby of Goxhill. Father William a brickmaker and later a Newsagent
and Tobacconist. His shop was in Church Lane, Goxhill, now a hairdresser’s
named Pennylane. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 47A. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Parish Church and Grimsby Wesleyan Shrine.
201936, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23
March 1918. Aged 21. Born Croxton, Lincs, enlisted Hull, resident
Goxhill. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Beswick of Goxhill. His
father father was a Shepherd living around Thorne Lane/Church Farm
area of village, in the 1911 census next to Mayfield; Arthur recorded
as a Shop Assistant. Family recorded in village by 1899. Buried
in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot
III. Row J. Grave 42. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Lieutenant (Observer), 55th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in
action while flying in a De Havilland DH4 when the aircraft was
shot down by Enemy Aircraft over France 12 June 1918. Born 1899
in Tow Law, Durham. Son of William Thomas and late Jeanette Louisa
Brewer; William later lived in Hessle, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census
he was the son of William Thomas and Jeanette Louisa Brewer, aged
12, a schoolby, born Tow Law, Durham, living in Front Street, Shotton
Colliery; his father was a schoolmaster; he was the brother of Norman
Reginald - see below. His father served as Head teacher at Goxhill
Weslyan Primary School from 18 Oct 1918-21 Dec 1923. Enlisted 17
March 1917 at Pontefract (rejoined from reserve) 28. August 1918
Discharged to be re-appointed with commission as Second Lieutenant.
Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot
I. Row A. Grave 5.
20/257, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action
21 September 1917. Born 11 August 1892 in Tow Law, Co. Durham, enlisted
9 September 1915 in Sunderland, resident Durham. Son of William
Thomas and late Jeanette Louisa Brewer; William later lived in Hessle,
Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was the son of William Thomas and
Jeanette Louisa Brewer, aged 18, a Colliery Lamp Cleaner, born Tow
Law, Durham, living in Front Street, Shotton Colliery; his father
was a schoolmaster; he was the brother of Thomas Edison - see above.
His father served as Head teacher at Goxhill Weslyan Primary School
from 18 Oct 1918-21 Dec 1923. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE
COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162
15616, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 June
1916. Aged 31. Born Weston, Leeds, enlisted Hull. Son of the late
George and Leah Cockerline of Sunk Island, nr Patrington, Hull.
Husband of Annie Elizabeth (nee Hunter), married 1909 in Goxhill
to Annie Elizabeth Hunter. Both families present, possibly living
on Ferry Road, Goxhill Marsh in 1911 census. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL
CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 7. Also
commemorated in Goxhill
9884, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7
June 1915. Aged 23. Born Woodhall Spa, Horncastle, Lincs, enlisted
Lincoln, resident Goxhill. Son of John and Ellen Drinkall, of North
End, Goxhill, Hull; fiancee Miss O Vinter. Father recorded at Sutterton,
Lincs at 1911 then in Goxhill at time of Robert’s death (Rtd.
Police Sergeant). Robert recorded as drummer/musician at Dover Castle
in 1911 census. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 34. Also
commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church
and on his parent’s headstone in Goxhill cemetery.
Serjeant R. Drinkall, 3rd Battalion, Worc. R. (LG 3 June 1915).
For conspicuous gallantry in the assault on the enemy's position
at Spanbroek Molen on 12th March, 1915. Was one of the first to
enter the German trench and by marked determination and ability
succeeded in holding the right end for nearly three hours, not-withstanding
the bombardment with grenades and machine-gun fire by th enemy."
164772, 509th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21
March 1918. Aged 35. Born 1881, and resident, Goxhill, enlisted
Hull. Son of the late George and Mary Dunn, of Goxhill, Lincs. Worked
for Edmund Border at (possibly) Field Farm on Westfield Road at
1901 census. Joseph then lived with his Mother in Church Lane, Goxhill,
a Ship’s Plater. Two of Joseph’s brothers married sisters
Eliza and Fanny Short. Eliza and Fanny’s brother Charles Short
is the father of William - see below. No know grave. Commemorated
on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. Also commemorated
22634, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23
October 1915 (Frank one of 120 missing after 23 October 1916; officially
declared deceased on 7 August 1917). Born 29 October 1882 in Ulceby,
enlisted Lincoln 9 April 1916, resident Goxhill. Son of the late
Samuel and Elizabeth Dunwell (nee Davey) of Norfolk House, North
End, Goxhill. Grandson of John Davey (village grocer/draper and
corn merchant); parents lived at Norfolk House in North End, Goxhill.
Apr 1916 Frank recorded at 77 Winteringham Road, Grimsby. No known
grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, belgium. Panel
3. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Parish Church and on Parent’s
headstone in Goxhill churchyard (headstone states he was ‘missing
[presumably killed in action] at Givenchy, France 23 October 1916).
12/1535, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds
11 July 1918. Aged 34. Born Goxhill, enlisted Hull. Son of late
Issac and late Harriett Farrow; husband of Rosa Farrow, of 18, Wesley
Square, Boothferry Rd., Goole. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER)
SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 65.
Also commemorated in Goxhill
Parish Church and on Goole Cenotaph,
Christ Church, New Holland.
T/324930, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26 October 1918. Aged 28.
Born 1890, resident 94 Roberts Street, Grimsby, and enlisted Grimsby.
Son of John and Selina Foulston, of Great Grimsby and also Glebe
Farm, Goxhill; husband of Alice Foulston, of 78, Oundle Rd., Woodstone,
Peterborough. Family recorded in Cleethorpes in 1911 census father
John and his son dairymen. His parents and two youngest siblings
later recorded living and working in Goxhill Buried in ABBEVILLE
COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. plot VI. Row J. Grave
18. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Parish Church and Grimsby Central
E/839, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment).
Died of wounds 5 August 1916. Born 1897 Grimsby, resident Southall,
enlisted London. Son of George and Annie (nee Drewery) Frost of
Grimsby. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot
VI. Row K. Grave 6. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Room Steward, S.S. "Tycho" (Hull), Mercantile Marine.
Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine when his
ship was torpedoed 20 May 1917. Aged 17. Son of Albert and Jane
Elizabeth Howson, of 6, Church St., Goxhill, Lincs. In the 1911
census he was aged 10, born Goxhill, at school, son of Albert and
Jane Howson, resident Goxhill, Lincolnshire. Parents both born in
Hull but father Albert Goxhill resident in 1869 aged 2 and Jane
Elizabeth Goxhill resident in 1879 aged 10. Nephew of William Williamson
(his mother’s brother) also listed - see below. No known grave.
Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
Also commemorated in Goxhill
SS Tycho, 3216 tons, was built in 1904 by Earle's Ship Building
& Eng., Co. Owned by Wilson Line Ltd, Hull, and was managed
by Ellerman Lines, Ltd., Liverpool. She was first attacked by
submarine torpedo 21 March 1915 in the Downs but it missed, the
second occasion proved fatal when attacked again by torpedo 20
May 1917 and sunk 16 miles off Beachy Head, Sussex; 15 crew were
killed. She was sunk by UB40 whilst enroute from Bombay to Hull
with a general cargo.
Frederick aka Fred
45600, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action
28 May 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Grimsby, residence listed as Cleethorpes.
Married in 1914 in Goxhill to Hannah Mary Easton. Present in Goxhill
Marsh (Ferry Road) at 1911 census. Son of George William and Millicent
Hunter. Wife Hannah Mary nee Easton b. Goxhill. Two daughters born
in 1915 and 1917 in Goxhill. Widow listed as Hannah M. Hannah remarried
in Grimsby in 1921. Married in 1914 in Goxhill to Hannah Mary Easton.
Present in Goxhill Marsh (Ferry Road) at 1911 census. No known grave.
Commemorated at SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France. Also commemorated
13/705, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action
13 November 1916. Born 1 September 1892 in Thornton Curtis, Lincs,
enlisted Hull. Robert and Elizabeth Janney of Workhouse (now Greengate)
Lane. Albert one of fourteen, possibly fifteen children. Albert’s
oldest brother William served in Royal Navy (30 November 1896 to
4 December 1908) then (4 October 1916 to 31 October 1918). Married
Florence Ethel Spencer in Hull 1915. She married Albert’s
oldest sister Alice’s son William in 1924. His father Robert
was an agricultural labourer, family first appear in Goxhill on
1901 census. Parents lived in village until their deaths. His sister
Beatrice lived in Goxhill until her death in 1949. No known grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
2 C. Also commemorated in Goxhill
294667, 146th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in
action 25 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Goxhill, enlisted Hull.
Son of Asa and Sarah Kirk of Ings Lane, Barton. Brought up at Goxhill
Brickyards; parents first recorded in Goxhill at 1891-1911 census
then moved back to Ings Lane, Barton. Brother of Tom - below. Buried
in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row
C. Grave 78. Also commemorated on Goxhill
Parish Church and Christ
Church, New Holland, New Holland Methodist Church.
Hand 15448D, H.M. Whaler "Blackwhale", Royal Naval Reserve.
Lost at sea 3 January 1918 by mine explosion off Fifeness, St. Andrews,
Scotland. Born 16 March 1888 in Barton-on-Humber, Lincs., a brickyard
labourer, husband of Nellie Kirk, born 1892, of Chemical Rd., Barton-on-Humber,
Lincs., father of Irene Kirk born 1911. Living in Goxhill 1911.
Eldest of 6 sons of Asa and Sarah Kirk of Blythe's Brickyard, Goxhill.
Tom’s wife Nellie (nee Taylor) married 1909. Oldest child
born in Goxhill in 1911; two more children both born in Barton 1912
and 1914; address given as Chemical Lane, Barton. Brought up at
Goxhill Brickyards; parents first recorded in Goxhill at 1891-1911
census then moved back to Ings Lane, Barton. Brother of Arthur -
above. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
Panel 30. Also commemorated on Goxhill
Parish Church and Barton
LAMING and listed as Lance Corporal on SDGW] Corporal 240710, "C"
Company, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
20 June 1917. Aged 23. Born 22 September 1894 in Melton Ross, enlisted
Grimsby, resident Goxhill. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. F. Lamming, of
"Westgate," Station Rd. (now Howe Lane), Goxhill, Lincs.
Brother of Wilfred - below. William and Frances first listed in
Goxhill in 1883; then in Melton Ross by 1885; youngest daughter
Eva’s marriage in Goxhill in 1921. A third brother served,
was wounded with a gunshot wound and discharged 8 January 1918.
Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX.
Row C. Grave 7. Also commemorated on Goxhill
17/1438, 17th Battalion (N.E.R. Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers.
Killed in action 26 January 1916. Born 7 December 1890 in Melton
Ross, enlisted Hull. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. F. Lamming, of "Westgate,"
Station Rd. (now Howe Lane), Goxhill, Lincs. Brother of Ernest -
above. William and Frances first listed in Goxhill in 1883; then
in Melton Ross by 1885; youngest daughter Eva’s marriage in
Goxhill in 1921. A third brother served, was wounded with a gunshot
wound and discharged 8 January 1918. Buried in AUTHUILE MILITARY
CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 47. Also commemorated
Henry aka Harry
12560, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action between
1 and 3 July 1916. Aged 21. Born 1895 in East Halton, Lincs, enlisted
Grimasby, resident Habrough, Lincs. Son of George Croft Maplethorpe
and Hannah Elizabeth Maplethorpe, of Church End, East Halton, Grimsby;
his mother Hannah was born in Goxhill. Joseph’s residence
listed as East Halton whose farms border Goxhill boundary; quite
possible he was living in East Halton but working at a farm in Goxhill.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 1 C. Also commemorated on Goxhill
Parish Church, Limber
Magna Church Memorial Screen, Christ Church, New Holland.
vary in spelling Sydney and Marritt/Marrit] Private 14886, 92nd
Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 13816, East Yorkshire
Regiment. Killed in action 10 January 1917. Aged 21. Born 9 June
1895 in Barton, enlisted Hull. Son of George and Eliza Marriott
of 41 Arundel Road, Holderness, Hull. Father born at East Halton
Skitter on boundary with Goxhill; lived in Barton then Hull before
being recorded in Goxhill at Brickyards in 1907. Buried in EUSTON
ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 38.
Also commemorated in Goxhill
Parish Church and Christ Church, New
201820, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire. Died of wounds 23 April
1917. Born and enlisted Hull, resident Goxhill. Son of George and
Emma Mawer in 1901 census George a farmer at East Field, East Halton
(between Skitter Road and the Beck) and in 1911 census George recorded
as a farmer at North Field, Ulceby. Parents both buried in North
Killingholme churchyard. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal
(D.C.M.). (Citation not found, not mentioned on CWGC or SDGW). Only
record linking Harry to Goxhill is his UK Soldiers Died in the Great
War record. 1911 census records him working on his father’s
farm; also recorded previously in East Halton. East Halton shares
village boundary with Goxhill. No known grave, Commemorated on ARRAS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5. Also commemorated
Hand 16789/DA, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease
9 November 1918. Aged 33. Born 7 October 1884 in Killingholme, Lincs.
Son of James and late Hannah Moore; husband of Francis Bernice Moore,
of Church St., Goxhill. Father a brickyard labourer first recorded
in East Marsh, Goxhill in 1901. Wife in Church Lane, Goxhill. Buried
in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, GOXHILL, Lincolnshire. Old ground, grave
1208. Also commemorated in Goxhill
1st Class K/36517, H.M.S. Torrent, Royal Navy, Killed at sea-ship
sunk by mines off Dutch North Sea coast 23 December 1917. Aged 37.
Born 29 September 1880 at Goxhill, Lincs. Enlistd 15 September 1916.
Son of Septimus and Elizabeth Neave, of of Westfield Road, later
of Melbourne House, Station Road, Goxhill; husband of Minnie Neave,
of Saxby-All-Saints, Brigg, Lincs and Flon Villa, Worlaby, Lincs.
His parents appear to have moved into village on marriage. Their
children all born in the village and family members still live there
today No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL,
Hampshire. Panel 26. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Hebert aka Harry
13547, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at
Sulva Bay 9 August 1915. Aged 23. Born 1892 in Barrow on Humber,
Lincs. Enlisted brimsby. Son of late Joshua Roberts and Martha Bower
(formerly Roberts) of Broughton, Lincolnshire.Family farmed for
generations in Goxhill (Hallands). Harry a resident of Ashby. Sister
Olive married Percy Chappell of Barton who was killed in action
23 October 1916 serving with 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including
Gallipoli). Panel 45 to 47. Also commemorated in Goxhill
71, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April
1917. Aged 25. Born 6 April 1892 in Goxhill, enlisted 17 September
Grimsby, aged 22, resident Barrow-on-Humber. Son of William and
the late Charlotte Roe, of Brigg Rd., Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs; fiancee
Margaret Hatfield. The Roe Family were Carpenters on Square (also
known as Town Street), Goxhill; father later lived on Brigg Road
in Barrow; Fred lived in Hull and later in Grimsby; engaged to be
married. Buried in CRUMP TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de
Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Corporal 15173, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in
action 6 November 1918. Born 1894 in Scunthorpe, enlisted Grimsby,
resident Barrow-on-Humber. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Short of
Goxhill. Married Rose Annie nee Broom of Staffordshire. Rose re-married
after William’s death. Two sons from this marriage died in
World War 2. Father born and lived in Goxhill until William’s
birth. 1891 listed working at Old Hall with William Dunn, brother
of Joseph Dunn. Recorded back in Goxhill at 1899. William’s
father Charles Short is the brother of Fanny and Eliza Short who
married Frederick and George Dunn, brothers of Joseph. Buried in
BERLAIMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section
B. Grave 1. Also commemorated in Goxhill
889, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 July
1916. Aged 28. Born 1888 in Barrow Haven, Lincs., enlisted 8 May
1909. son of Henry and Alice Smith; Alice’s parents Goxhill
residents. Fiancee possibly Lily Twidale of North End, Goxhill.
Lily listed in 1926 Kelly’s as dressmaker, married in 1927.
Recorded with grandparents in Goxhill in 1891 census. Hull Daily
Mail reported his death stating that he ‘made his home Goxhill
chiefly, the house of Mr Twidall, to whose daughter he was engaged'.
Buried at WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais,
France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 5. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Corporal R4/072186, Remount Camp (Romsey), Army Service Corps. Died
of natural causes at Netley, Hampshire, 31 January 1916. Aged 45.
Born 1870 in Hull, enlisted 29 January 1889 at Beverley. Served
in 19th Hussars including the South African campaign. Discharged
18 February 1902. Re-enlisted for duration of war. Son of the late
William and Emma Williamson; husbanfd of Annie Williamson, of Cleethorpes.
His mother, Emma, was born in Goxhill. She lived on Church Lane
then on Workhouse, later Greengate Lane; uncle of George Howson
(sister’s son). Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire.
Grave C.E. 1782. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Parish Church and
Cleethorpes War Memorial.
GLORIOUS DEAD 1939 – 1945.
H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at sea 2 October
1942 when his ship was sunk by an
accidental collision with RMS Queen Mary. Son of William Henry
and May Brocklesby, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated
on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 66, Column 1. Also commemorated
in Goxhill Parish Church
further information currently available - cannot identify too many
possibilities Also commemorated in Goxhill
4th Class 91362, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Died 30 March
1942. Aged 35. Son of Ernest David and Fanny Matilda Funnell; husband
of Elvina Funnell, of Tonbridge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated
on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 18. Also commemorated in Goxhill
further information currently available - cannot identify too many
possibilities - Also commemorated in Goxhill
1379383, 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
27 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of Henry Louie Francis Knight and Mary
Agnes Knight, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated
on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 87. Also commemorated in
Goxhill Parish Church
Copright © Charles Anderson 2017
In Loving Memory Of
HENRY LOUIS FRANCIS
1.8.1897 – 2.12.1947.
AND HIS WIFE
9.2.1891 – 13.8.1968.
ALSO HIS SISTER
17.10.1902 – 26.12.1952.
AND JOHN KENNETH
DEAR SON OF HENRY & MARY
19.3.1921 – 27.5.1942.
KILLED IN ACTION
REST IN PEACE
further information currently available. Several possibilities.
Also commemorated in Goxhill Parish
Seaman P/JX 337642, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died at sea
6 March 1943. Aged 38. Son of William and Gertrude Smaller, of Goxhill,
Lincolnshire; husband of Catherine Smaller, of Goxhill. No known
grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel
75, Column 3. Also
commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church
HMS President III - HMS President is a stone frigate, or shore
establishment of the Royal Naval Reserve; re-established on 28
August 1939 in Bristol to train those allocated for service on
the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. It was later transferred
to locations across Windsor and London. By 31 May 1944 the command
held over 30,500 accounts. The ledgers were closed after the war
on 1 July 1946.
Lieutenant 40867, 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27 September
1942. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in
MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Prot. Sec. (Officers').
Plot E. Collective grave 3. Also commemorated in Goxhill
Aircraftman 1475510, flying Avro Lancaster, 149 Squadron, Royal
Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 June 1945. Aged 22. Son of Thomas
Kirkby Wardle and Alice Wardle, of Goxhill, Lincolnshire. Buried
in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row C. Collective
grave 9-17. Also
commemorated in Goxhill Parish Church
No. 149 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron between 1918
and 1956. Formed 1918 in the Royal Flying Corps as a night-bomber
unit, it remained in that role for the rest of its existence which
spanned three periods between 1918 and 1956. Initially equipped
with Heyford biplane bombers, the squadron converted to Vickers
Wellingtons in January 1939. On 4 September 1939 L4259 was flown
on "Ops Brunsbüttel 4/500 GP", the day after the
declaration of war against Germany by Great Britain. (Source Pilot's
Logbook). After being re-equipped with the Short Stirling in November
1941, the squadron took part in the first 1,000 bomber raid. The
squadron also formed No. 149 Squadron Conversion flight on 21
January 1942 to train new Stirling crews and on 7 October this
was formed into 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU) together with
7, 101 and 218 Squadron Conversion Flights. In August 1944, the
Stirlings gave way to Avro Lancasters, which served the squadron
until 1949. At the end of the war no. 149 squadron participated
in Operation Manna, to drop food to the starved Dutch population
still under German occupation, and Operation 'Exodus', to return
former prisoners of war back to the UK.
1787152, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died while a Prisoner
of War of the Japanese in Burma 25 July 1943. Aged 37. Born 22 September
1905. Son of William and Annie Shaw; husband of Ivy Shaw, of Hull.
Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. PLot 2. Row H. Grave
BORN 4.4.1908 DIED 8.8.1999
LOVING WIFE OF THE LATE
WHO DIED IN BURMA WHILE A
PRISONER OF WAR OF THE JAPANESE
BORN 22.9.1905 DIED 25.7.1943
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
BY THEIR DAUGHTER
IRIS MARGARET MACLEOD
11 January, 2023