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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The Syston war memorial is affixed to a wall. It takes the form of a sculpted laurel wreath which surrounds a stone, circular plaque which contains the inscriptions. There are 6 names for World War 1 only.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To honour the memory of those who died while serving in the Great War.

Splendour unfading for their land they won
And then the shadowy robe of death put on
Yet died and are not dead. For their brave might
Fames and uplifts them from the realms of night


John Thomas Herbert

Private 12674. 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th April 1915, aged 23 years. Son of John Charles Searson of Syston, Lincs. Born Syston, enlisted Grantham and resident Syston, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.



(RILETT on both CWGC/SDGW) Private 27653. 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 52006 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th February 1918, aged 32 years. Son of John George Rilett of Syston, Lincs. Born Barkston, Lincs, enlisted Derby, Derbyshire and resident Syston, Lincs. Commemorated BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. III.E.42.



Private 28450. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th April 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Saxelby of Syston, Lincs. Born Syston, Lincs, enlisted London and resident Syston, Lincs. Commemorated ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. XXXIII.D.22A.



Private 17974. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 15th November 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 19 years. Son of Alfred and Lily Ann Bateman of Cliff Farm, Marston, Lincs. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Grantham and resident Marston, Lincs. Commemorated PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY. D.V.1.



Private 52481. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 62556 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th October 1918, aged 19 years. Son of George William and Sarah Oswin Hedworth of Normanton on Cliff, Lincs. Born Long Bennington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, Montay. II.E.1.



Private M/286406. 272nd Mechanical Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps, attd Anzac Corps Heavy Artillery. Died of wounds 26th September 1918, aged 33 years. Husband of (the late) Elizabeth Mortlock. Born Mildenhall, Suffolk, enlisted and resident Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. I.E.38.

Last updated 17 July, 2007

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