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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The memorial for Holton Holgate is to be found within the church of St Andrew. It takes the form of an ornate stone plaque fixed to the inside wall of the church. There are two individual memorials within the church as well.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of this
parish who in the Great War 1914 – 1918 made the supreme sacrifice
for England and Honour this tablet is dedicated.


John Richard

Private 16803. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died out of service 15th February 1920, aged 22 years; death registered in the January to March Quarter 1920 in Spilsby Registration Dsitrict, Lincolnshire. Enlisted 18 May 1915. Discharged 25 December 1917 aged 20, cause Sick para 2 a. (i), issued Silver War Badge 291664 21 December 1917. Son of Richard and Sarah Garner of Halton Holgate, Lincs. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Kirton Fen, Lincolnshire, at school, son of Richard and Sarah Garner, resident Halton Holegate, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Commemorated HALTON HOLGATE (St Andrew) CHURCHYARD.


George William

Driver 21358. B Bty, 46th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28th November 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gray of 15 Wrawby Street, Brigg, Lincs. Noted as native of Halton Holgate, Lincs although SDGW has born Bradford, Yorks. Enlisted Newark, Notts. Commemorated DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. XIV.E.12.


John Thomas

Private 18955. 7th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 13th April 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gray of 19 Albert Street, Brigg, Lincs. Noted as native of Halton Holgate, Lincs. Enlisted Bradford, Yorks and resident Brigg, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.



L/Corporal 40467. 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd April 1918, aged 32 years. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Grayson of Halton Holgate, Lincs. Born Holton Holgate and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated MORBECQUE BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.


Fred Edward

Private 15157. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd December 1915, aged 20 years. Son of Abraham and Minnie Jane Roughton of Rookery Farm, Croft, Lincs. Born Halton, enlisted Spilsby and resident Halton Fen, Lincs. Commemorated MENIN ROAD SOUTH CEMETERY. III.C.8.


George Edward

Private 117777. 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 19th August 1919, aged 20 years. Brother of Lizzie Rymer of Taignton St Peter (Toynton St Peter?), Lincs. Commemorated LIVERPOOL (Anfield) CEMETERY. Screen Wall (South). V.C.54.



8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment on memorial. Possibly William Shaw, born c 1896 Holton Holgate, Lincs, the son of George and Anne Maria Shaw but unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.



Trooper, Lincolnshire Yeomanry on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.


Charles Edward

Private 1200. C Coy, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1915, aged 20 years. Son of Parker and Mary Jane Woodward of Rose Cottage, Halton Fen Side, Lincs. Born Halton, enlisted Spilsby and resident Halton Fen Side, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.

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Private 4808277. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 30th March 1943, aged 22 years. Son of Frank and Gertrude Mary Basker, husband of Grace Edna Basker of Waddington, Lincs. Commemorated TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY. 1.A.9.


George Stanley

Gunner 1398130. 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy) Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 28th March 1942, aged 24 years. Son of William and Sarah Ann Corden of Halton Holgate, Lincs. Commemorated BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY. 11.M.11.


Ronald Henry

Leading Air Fitter (E) Fleet Air Arm/FX75163. HMS Avenger, Royal Navy. Died 15th November 1942, aged 24 years. Son of Harry Herbert and Clara Winifred Dibben, husband of Irene May Dibben of Gosport, Hants. Commemorated LEE ON SOLENT MEMORIAL. Bay 3. Panel 3.


Charles David Fiennes

Mentioned in Despatches. Corporal 14418029. 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 18th October 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Rev Charles Whadcot (MA) and Ruth Fiennes Gwendoline Smith of Halton Holgate Rectory, Lincs. Commemorated MAACHEEZE (Sterksel Monastery) CEMETERY. Row A. Grave 10.

Who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939 1945.
Erected by the parishioners.


Individual Memorials


Edward Francis

In memory of Commander Edward Francis Disbrowe. Royal Navy. Born at Halton Holgate Rectory 12th April 1900, killed when HMS Bonaventure was sunk by enemy action 31st March 1941. Rest in peace.

Commander. HMS Bonaventure, Royal Navy. Died above date, aged 40 years. Son of Rev Charles Penrose (MA) and Margaret Frances Disbrowe of Spilsby, Lincs. Husband of Lois Gwendoline Disbrowe of Havant, Hants. Commemorated PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 44. Column 2.


Audley Henry

In memory of Audley Henry Booth. Lieutenant, HM 73rd Regiment. Son of Augustus and Mary Audley Booth, who perished with his 50 men on his post at the pumps of the lower deck of HMS Birkenhead off Danger Point, South Africa 28th February 1852, aged 22 years. A deathless story of discipline, heroism and devotion to duty.

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