TATHWELL WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
and Copyright © David Presitge 2002
additional information Martin Edwards
Copyright © Michael Peck 2008
240907, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
Wednesday 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Greetham, enlisted
Grimsby, resident Louth. Parents lived at Brackenborough Lodge Wood. Buried Templeux
le Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 31.
action was part of the advance to the Hindenburg Line. The Lincolnshires were
involved in an abortive attack on two German strongpoints, The Quarry and Cologne
Farm. Neither objective was held, and the attack cost the Lincs over 260 casualties.
13826, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday
25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Ingham, enlisted Louth,
resident Maltby Springs. Son of Richard Harris, 4 Westgate Cottages, Louth. Commemorated
on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
Regular Battalion had suffered heavily at Aubers Ridge in May 1915. Now they were
involved in a diversionary attack near Bois Grenier, to coincide with the major
offensive at Loos. The Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. took the objective but
were forced out by a German counter-attack, at a cost of 330 casualties
22638, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday
22nd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Welton le Wold, enlisted
:incoln, resident Tathwell. Son of George & Fanny Janney of Tathwell. Buried
in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave I. K. 20..
Janney probably D.O.W. incurred during the major German assault over the former
Somme battleground of 1916. The Lincs sustained over 300 casualties
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as Herbert on memorial] 14422, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Died of wounds Wednesday 21st November 1917. Born Somercote, enlisted Louth, resident
Little Cawthorpe. Buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de
Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 2.
The battalion id described as being mainly out of the front line at this time,
engaged in mostly labouring duties.
13818, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday
2nd March 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Tathwell, enlisted Louth.
Husband of Jenny Smith, 17 Church Street Louth. Commemorated on Ypres (now Ieper)
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda panel.
Killed during an attack on a German strongpoint called THE BLUFF, south of
Ypres in the St Eloi sector.
W Smith, Private 9/13817, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds
SDgw states Wednesday 16th and CWGC states Thursday 17th February 1916 in France
& Flanders. Born Goulceby, enlisted Louth, resident North Elkington. Buried
in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave
II. B. 41.
241286, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
10th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Louth, enlisted
Grimsby. Buried in Bussigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave IV.
during the advance to victory, autumn 1918. Part of the 46th Division
assault between Cambrai and St Quentin
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241711, 2nd/5th Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding). Killed in
action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Ashby-cum-Tenby,
enlisted and resident Louth. Son of George and Rachel Westerby, of Donington-on-Bain,
Louth. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
part of the offensives around Monchy during the second stage of the Battle of
16006, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 4th December 1915.
Aged 28. Born and enlisted Louth, resident Alford. Lived Strubby. Husband of Rose
Elizabeth Wood, of New Town, Strubby, Alford. Buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla,
Turkey. Grave I. D. 23.
the end of November, while the Expeditionary Force was preparing to evacuate Gallipoli,
there was a dramatic change in the weather. It changed from summer-style heat
to torrential rain, then snow and ice in a matter of days. There was tremendous
hardship in the trenches, with hundreds of cases of frostbite
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