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Lincolnshire Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Alcock C. C.. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Allen Arthur. 8th Btn. (d.31st July 1917)
  • Allison Alfred Edward. Pte. 5th Battalion (d.13th Oct 1915)
  • Allison Fred. Pte. 10th Btn.
  • Asher Cecil Frederick. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.11th Apr 1917)
  • Atkinson Henry Edward. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.12th June 1915)
  • Aukland Walter. Pte. 1st/4th btn (d.17th Sep 1915)
  • Ayre Frederick. Pte. 2/4th Battalion, B Coy. (d.13th May 1917)
  • Ayres Joseph Edward. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bainton Joseph. Pte. 1st btn
  • Baker William Henry. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Ball George. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.14th Jun 1915)
  • Barlow C. C. L.. Mjr. 1st btn.
  • Baxter Christopher Henry. L/Cpl. 7th Battalion (d.14th Aug 1918)
  • Bellamy Charles Henry. CSM.
  • Bellamy Fred . Pte. 6th Battalion (d.20th May 1918)
  • Berridge George. Pte 6th Btn.
  • Biggadike Riley. Sjt. 6th Btn. A. Coy. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Bird Herbert. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.1st July 1917)
  • Boswell William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Bowder Albert E.. Pte. 1st Btn. C Company (d.19th Oct 1916)
  • Bradbury Robert John. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.2nd March 1916)
  • Bradley Alfred John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Aug 1914)
  • Brannan Alfred George. Pte. 1st Battalion, D Company (d.12th April 1917)
  • Broadbear Sidney Victor. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.28th Apr 1917)
  • Broadhead Sidney. CQMS. 2/5th Btn.
  • Brown Ernest Charles Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Brown Fred.
  • Brown Isaac. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.27th Aug 1917)
  • Campsall Wilfred Lawson. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.5th June 1915)
  • Carroll William. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.16th Nov 1916 )
  • Carter Ernest. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.24th Nov 1916)
  • Caudwell Christopher John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Chandler Joseph. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.11th Aug 1919)
  • Chapman Frank. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Child William James. Sgt. 2nd Battalion
  • Coates Thomas William. Pte. 2nd/5th Btn. (d.11 April 1917)
  • Coe Horace. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.18th Dec 1915)
  • Collins G. E.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th February 1915)
  • Cook Frank. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.9th Aug. 1916)
  • Cook John Markham. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.11th Apr 1917)
  • Cotton Albert Edward. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.17th Jul 1915)
  • Coulson John. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Creasey William. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.28th Aug 1917)
  • Cunningham William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Jun 1915)
  • Day Percy Wilkinson. L/Cpl. 4th Btn. (d.13th Oct 1915)
  • Draper Frank. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.11th Nov 1919)
  • East Ernest. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.9th Oct 1917)
  • Evison George Cooper. Cpl. 5th Btn.
  • Fisher John Browitt. Pte. 6th Btn. A. Coy. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Flint Charles Edward. Cpl. 10th Battalion (d.25th Nov 1916)
  • Fluke George William. 1/4th Btn.
  • Frank Facer. Pte. 7th Battalion
  • Frank Hatchett W. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Aug 1914)
  • Furness Arthur . Pte.
  • Gate Albert Hilton . Pte.
  • George Bertie. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.5th May 1915)
  • Goodman John. Pte. 1st Btn. B Coy (d.31st Jan 1916)
  • Gould Robert Stephenson. Private 10th Battalion (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Green Frederick George . CQMS. 1st Battalion (d.28th Aug 1914)
  • Griffiths Ellis. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Hall Walter Sidney. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Hansen Percy Howard. Capt. 6th Btn.
  • Hardy Theodore Bailey. Chaplain. Att. 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.18th October 1918)
  • Harrison George. Pte. 2/5th Btn. D.Coy (d.26th Sep 1917)
  • Hayes Edward. 6th Btn. (d.27th June 1919)
  • Herrett Walter Fergus. Pte. 6th Btn. D. Coy. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Hewitt John William. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Hiley Frederick. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.22nd Jul 1916)
  • Hirst William Bertram. 2nd Lt. 4th Btn. (d.22nd April 1915)
  • Hockley John Robert. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Holroyd Alec Hill. L/Sgt. 1st. Btn. (d.15th Apr 1918)
  • Hubbard Thomas Richard. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Isaac Joseph. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.27th Feb 1917)
  • Jones Walter William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th March 1915)
  • Jordan Frederick John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th May 1918)
  • Kenny Hugh. Pte. 8th Btn (d.25th Aug 1918)
  • Kirman Charles H.. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23rd Sep 1917)
  • Knight Christopher James. Sgt. 5th Btn.
  • Knott John Henry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Lavender John Eliott. 2nd Lt. 10th Btn. (d.28 April 1917)
  • Lawson George Harry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.21st Aug 1918)
  • Legard Charles. Capt. 7th Battalion
  • Lenton Walter . Pte. 1st. Btn. (d.16th April 1918)
  • Lewis Frank. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Sep 1917)
  • Macgouran Alfred George. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.30th Sep 1914)
  • Marshall Maurice. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Martin Arthur. Sjt. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Martin Arthur Willis. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.7 Jun 1917)
  • McGeehan Matthew Patrick. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.29th Dec 1914)
  • McQuaid John C.. Sgt. 1st Btn.
  • Minton William George Pritchard. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Monk F. C.. Pte.
  • Moore Joseph. Pte. 2nd Batt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Moore Stanley Harding. L/Cpl. 2/5th Btn. (d.11th Apr 1917)
  • Morton Aubrey. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Mullens William Henry. L/Cpl. 14th Btn.
  • Neilen John. L/Cpl. 6th Battalion (d.28th Aug 1918)
  • Nelson Albert. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Nicholson Walter George. Cpl. 6th Btn.
  • Ogden George. CSM. 6th Btn. (d.16th Oct 1915)
  • Ogden Robert. Sgt. 1st Btn.
  • Oyitch William Henry. Pte. 2/5th Btn. (d.1st Jul 1917)
  • Page Carey Foster. Sgt. 7th (Service) Btn.
  • Palmer Frank. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Parrott Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Jun 1917)
  • Parrott Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Jun 1917)
  • Pattison Joseph. Pte.
  • Payne James. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.4th Oct 1917)
  • Perfett Frank William. Private 2/5th Btn
  • Petchell Arthur. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Plummer Charles William Sheppard. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Pritchard Francis James. 2nd Lt. 7th Btn. (d.15th Nov 1917)
  • Proctor James Stanley. Pte. 6th (Service) Battalion
  • Rack Frederick. L/Cpl. 4th Btn.
  • Rainsforth William. Machine Gun Section
  • Reece George John. Pte. 3rd/6th Btn.
  • Reid F. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Rice Bernard Joseph. Pte.
  • Robinson R.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th April 1915)
  • Rosenberg Isaac.
  • Rowbotham Harold Victor. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.1st May 1917)
  • Rowston Arthur. 8th Battalion
  • Rushby Charles Henry. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.26th April 1918)
  • Sargeant Arthur Huntly. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.8th Aug 1917)
  • Shelley Herbert. Pte. (d.14th April 1918)
  • Sheridan James John. CQSM. (d.28th Jan 1916)
  • Short Arthur. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Simons John Edward. Pte. 2/6th Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Smith Albert Edwin. Pte. 2/5th Btn.
  • Smith Joseph. Sgt. 8th Battalion (d.12th Apr 1917)
  • Southam Joseph. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Spring Frederick Gordon. Brib-Gen. 11th Battalion
  • Stafford Benjamin Milburn. Pte. 149th Coy. (d.20th Apr 1917)
  • Stapleton Maurice. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Summers James Domeric.
  • Symonds Frederick Charles. Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Tatam J. W.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.28th Aug 1918)
  • Taylor Alfred Benjamin. L/cpl 2nd Btn
  • Taylor Alfred Benjamin. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn.
  • Taylor John Thomas. Pte. 4th Battalion
  • Taylor Tom. Pte. 7th Btn.
  • Thompson Wilfred. 8th Btn.
  • Thorpe Francis Sidney.
  • Tomlinson William. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.19th Aug 1918)
  • Trafford Thomas Christen. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.27th Sep 1916)
  • Treherne William Henry. L/Cpl. 1st Battalion
  • Tuplin William Parish May. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th October 1914)
  • Tupling Albert Victor. Pte.
  • Twinn John Edward. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Walker Horace. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.29 October 1914)
  • Wallis William. Pte. 5th Battalion (d.13th Oct 1915)
  • Ware Alick. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.27th April 1917)
  • Warne Harry. Pte. 7th Battlion (d.11th July 1916)
  • Watson Albert. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Welch Robert. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.9th Sept 1916)
  • Wilby Sydney Charles. 2nd Lt. 7th Btn.
  • Wilerton John Dickinson. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Wilson Joseph Bowes. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.25th May 1918)
  • Wood Charles Henry. Pte.
  • Wood Charles. Pte
  • Wood Frank. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.15th April 1918)
  • Wright Edwin. Pte. 2nd/5th Btn. (d.24th Apr 1918)
  • Wright Thomas. Pte. 10th Btn.

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Pte. Alfred John Bradley 1st Btn. Royal Linconshire Regiment (d.24th Aug 1914)

Alfred Bradley had a tattoo of St George and the dragon on his chest. His hobby was boxing and his sparring partner was Billy Wells (the strong man who hit the gong in Rank film introduction). He was known for being friendly, practical, independent and liking country cottages.

Alfred ran away from home to join the British Army because he didn't get on with his stepfather Mr Hooper. Served in the Army in India 1898 - 1902; 1903 South Africa (burying the dead after the Boer War); 1904- 1910 India. Returned to England as a reserve and got work as a motor tyre repairer. He was married on 25th of Dec 1912 to Ada Hunt and thier son Alf was born in Sept 1913.

The 1st Lincolnshire Regiment was part of the 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. The Division left by sea on the SS Norman on 13 August 1914, for France, part of the original British Expeditionary Force. They disembarked at Le Havre on 14th August 1914. They marched to Mons where they fought their first action on the 23rd but had to break off their engagement on the 24th and join what was a general retreat. On 24 August in Frameries they acted as a rearguard for the withdrawal of 9th Brigade.

The 24 August 1914 is believed to be the day that Alf Bradley died further to engaging the German forces. The partial map of Frameries showing burial places of the English soldiers incl Pte Bradley. He died along with about 40 others the same day. The army records his death as taking place at Marne on 8th Sept 1914 but friend and locals say he was killed on the 24th of August. A friend saw him buried in a garden by local peasants then. Local people made a map in 1915 which showed where the British soldiers were buried. In 1918 he was reburied by the army at Bezu-le-Guery communal cemetery near Chateau Thierry in a shared grave with other soldiers killed at around the same time. The date of death on the memorial stone is 8th Sept 1914, but the date of death on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records signed as checked in 1921 (after earlier versions of the document had been variously amended) record that this was a reburial from another place. The confusion about dates reflects the fast pace of action and loss at the time.

It's known that Alf's regiment fought in Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's delaying action at Le Cateau and then joined the rest of the British Army as they fell back to the Marne Valley. On the night of the 7th of September 1914 the 1st Lincolns were in billets at the village of La Bretonniere which they left at 6am the following morning. At around 10.30am they had stopped to rest in a field near Bezu when their Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Smith, received a message from Brigade informing him that 'a German battery was doing serious damage by shelling our column approaching the Marne.' Captain Drake, along with C and D Companies, worked their way through the woods to the west of Bezu and crept to within 150 yards of the guns before rushing forward and shooting down the German gunners and their escort almost to a man. When they dashed out of the thicket to secure the guns they were spotted by the 65th (Howitzer) Battery Royal Artillery who mistook them for Germans and opened fire on them. They were forced to seek cover and this burst of "friendly fire" cost the Lincolns casualties of one officer killed with three wounded and some thirty other ranks killed or wounded. Robert Drake was one of the officers wounded but he died later the same day. This action tends to explain the choice of cemetery for the deaths in Bezu and those of the members of the regiment who had died in Frameries only days earlier.

Lindsey Ambrose


Chaplain. Theodore Bailey Hardy VC. DSO. MC Att. 8th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment Army Chaplains Dept. (d.18th October 1918)

Theodore Hardy was appointed Chaplain to His Majesty, on 17th Sept., 1918. He died 18th October 1918 and is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension.

An extract from the London Gazette, No. 30790, dated 9th July, 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on many occasions. Although over 50 years of age, he has, by his fearlessness, devotion to men of his battalion, and quiet unobtrusive manner, won the respect and admiration of the whole division. His marvellous energy and endurance would be remarkable even in a very much younger man, and his valour and devotion are exemplified in the following incidents: An infantry patrol had gone out to attack a previously located enemy post in the ruins of a village, the Reverend Theodore Bailey Hardy (C.F.) being then at company headquarters. Hearing firing, he followed the patrol, and about four hundred yards beyond our front line of posts found an officer of the patrol dangerously wounded. He remained with the officer until he was able to get assistance to bring him in. During this time there was a great deal of firing, and an enemy patrol actually penetrated between the spot at which the officer was lying and our front line and captured three of our men. On a second occasion when an enemy shell exploded in the middle of one of our posts, the Reverend T. B. Hardy at once made his way to the spot, despite the shell and trench mortar fire which was going on at the time, and set to work to extricate the buried men. He succeeded in getting out one man who had been completely buried. He then set to work to extricate a second man, who was found to be dead. During the whole of the time that he was digging out the men this chaplain was in great danger, not only from shell fire, but also because of the dangerous condition of the wall of the building which had been hit by the shell which buried the men. On a third occasion he displayed the greatest devotion to duty when our infantry, after a successful attack, were gradually forced back to their starting trench. After it was believed that all our men had withdrawn from the wood, Chaplain Hardy came out of it, and on reaching an advanced post asked the men to help him to get in a wounded man. Accompanied by a Serjeant he made his way to the spot where the man lay, within ten yards of a pill-box which had been captured in the morning, but was subsequently re-captured and occupied by the enemy. The wounded man was too weak to stand, but between them the chaplain and the Serjeant eventually succeeded in getting him to our lines. Throughout the day the enemy's artillery, machine-gun and trench mortar fire was continuous, and caused many casualties. Notwithstanding, this very gallant chaplain was seen moving quietly amongst the men and tending the wounded, absolutely regardless of his personal safety."

s flynn


2nd Lt. John Eliott Lavender 10th Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.28 April 1917)

John Eliott Lavender, known as Jack, was born in Penistone in 1895 whilst the family were living on Sheffield Road. They later moved to Grimesthorpe Road Sheffield. Jack's father John Lavender worked at Atlas works and upon leaving school, Jack followed in his footsteps. In 1915, Jack married Edith.

Jack was a member of the York and Lancaster regiment serving with the 7th Battalion, the pioneer battalion. He arrived in France on the 13th July 1915 serving first as a Corporal and then as a Sergeant. Jack was commissioned in the Lincolnshire Regiment on 6th February 1917 serving with the 10th battalion the Grimsby Chums. Jack is mentioned in the battalion war diary on the 25th April 1917 ‘Night of 25 – 26 furnished a working party of 200 men under 4 officers, 2nd Lt Lavender found 1 off and 1 Pte of the 4th Seaforths wounded in front of our line near MI Pleasant Wood. They had been lying out since attack of 23rd Casualties hit.’ Whilst on home leave in 1916, Jack and Edith conceived a child. Unfortunately, Jack was killed on 28th April 1917 at the Battle of Arleux, and never met his son John, who was born on 1st June 1917. Jacks body was never recovered.

In 1924, the Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Vignoles wrote back to Edith , who had written to Mr Cox, the secretary of the 10th Lincolnshire association, asking for information on her husbands death. ”My own view is that your husband, with many others, was killed that day, buried by the subsequent heavy shelling. ” Jack's son grew up intensely proud of his father despite never meeting him. Jacks widow did marry again but grieved for her first husband until the day she died. Jack is remembered on the Arras Memorial. His brother Wilfred was killed on the 1st July 1916, the first day of the Somme Offensive and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Neil Lavender


Pte. Herbert Bird 1st/4th Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.1st July 1917)

Herbert Bird died on the 1st July 1917, aged 25 and is buried in the Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery in France. he was the son of Mrs. C. S. Bird, of 51 Grove Rd., Leicester.

s flynn


L/cpl Alfred Benjamin Taylor 2nd Btn Lincolnshire Regiment

Alfred Benjamin Taylor is sat on the extreme left. Photograph taken in Bermuda, where the Battalion was stationed, prior to the war.

Alfred Benjamin Taylor was with the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in Bermuda at the start of the First World War. He was wounded four times during his service in France, the first being the most serious, a bullet narrowly missing his heart and lungs. Some of his recovery and convalescence was spent in hospital in Bristol. The second photo is a posed portrait in uniform. The four stripes on his left arm are a testament to his wounds.

Alan Taylor


Pte. J. W. Tatam 2nd Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.28th Aug 1918)

J W Tatam was killed in action on the 28th of August 1918 and is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Somme, France.

s flynn


Capt. Charles "Charlie" Legard M.C. 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

This photo taken in the trenches secretly I believe-by Captain Bernard Neville of the 7th Battalion Lincolnshires who was killed in action in 1916 at The Bluff near Ypres. The photo shows Captain Charles Legard MC on the right (my grandfather), in the middle Lt C H Waldron, and Captain White MC the battalion doctor: It was taken at Y Wood on the Menin Road, Ypres in December 1915.

His two brothers, Bruce and Geoffrey Legard (commemorated at St Johns Church Washingborough), were killed in action on 27th of Octber 1914, and 8th of May 1915 respectively. They were in Queens First, West Kent Regiment, and Northumberland Fusliers. Another brother, Roger Legard was in the Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Bruce was a keen horseman, and hunted with local packs I believe.

H Legard


Pte. William Wallis 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (d.13th Oct 1915)

Billy Wallis was born in Scunthorpe on the 1st February 1897 to Walter & Kate Wallis. He died aged 18 on the 13th October 1915. He died during the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt.

Allan Borrill


Pte. Hatchett W Frank 1st Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.28th Aug 1914)

Frank Hatchett enlisted in the Queens Regiment in July 1908 and then enlisted in April 1910 as 8878 Private Edward Locke in the 1st Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment under which name he served during WW1. He died on the 28th August 1914 and is buried in St Quentin Northern Community Cemetery.

Mrs T Ford


Pte. Walter William Jones 2nd Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.10th March 1915)

Walter William Jones was born in Southwark in 1888. His family moved to West Ham in the early 1900s. All I know about him is from research and the bronze "Widow's Penny" given to me by my late father when he was 90 years old in 1996 and I was told that this was my grandfather. This was the first I had heard of him.

Walter William was in India in 1911 at the time of the Census with the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, his service number was 641 at this time.

I am not sure where he was between 1911 and 1914 but by then he had joined the 2nd Battalion (service number 8383). I believe that the 2nd Battalion were in Bermuda in 1914. They left Bermuda in August 1914 for Halifax, Nova Scotia then on to England on 3rd October 1914, arriving in France - landing at Le Havre - on 6th November 1914. The 2nd Lincolns were attached to the 25th Brigade, 8th Division.

I presume he was a regular soldier by now as I have read that the 2nd Battalion were mainly regulars.

He was killed at the Battle of Neuve Chappelle on 10th March 1915. He has no known grave and is listed on the War Memorial at Le Touret Military Cemetery.

Irene Sankus


Pte. George Harrison 2/5th Btn. D.Coy Lincolnshire Regiment (d.26th Sep 1917)

George Harrison was the husband of Laura (nee Youell) He was reported missing on the 26th of September 1917 near Ypres and officially reported killed on 22nd of June 1918, age 23 years.

Robert O'Toole


2nd Lt. William Bertram Hirst 4th Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.22nd April 1915)

While serving with the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Lt Wilfred Hirst died of wounds on 22nd April 1915, aged 25. Wilfred was buried in Dranouter Churchyard, Belgium.


L/Cpl. Robert John Bradbury 7th Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.2nd March 1916)

Robert Bradbury served in the 7th Btn Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed in action, but has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


Pte. Frank Wood 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (d.15th April 1918)

Frank Wood is my great uncle. He enlisted in the Army in 1915 in Sheffield aged 18. He served in the 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of Ancre on the 5th of April 1918 and sent to Etaples Military Hospital where he died of his wounds on the 15th of April 1918. He is buried at the Etaples military cemetery.

Thomas Whittaker


CQMS. Sidney Broadhead 2/5th Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment

My great grandfather, Sidney Broadhead, was born in Grimsby in 1886. Despite my great grandmother being pregnant with my grandad, he joined up in 1915, and was posted to Ireland to put down the Easter Uprising. I have many old photographs of him and his division in Ireland. I believe that he was then sent to France.

Sidney's cousin, Frank Broadhead, joined the newly formed RAF but was killed three months before the end of the war in 1918 in a training accident in Sussex.

Sidney Broadhead

Mark Doig


Sgt. Carey Foster Page 7th (Service) Btn. Lincolnshire Regoment

Carey Page received a bullet wound to the right buttock on the 27th of August 1918.

Philip Young


Pte. John William Hewitt 2nd Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment

John Hewitt was my paternal grandfather. He was born on 10th of September 1891 in County Cork, Ireland. He was the son of a professional soldier posted to Ireland to maintain order. His father died in June 1900 in Blomfonteine, South Africa during the Boer War. As a result of this, John with his siblings and mother were brought back to England. I have no further information concerning his life before and during WW1. He returned to England and worked as a postman in Henley on Thames until his death in 1962.

Jeff Hewitt


Pte. Frank Lewis 2nd Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.26th Sep 1917)

Frank Lewis was a young man who was scared of thunder and lightning but wanted to serve his country. He served with 2nd and 5th Battalions of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Anita Campsill


CQMS. Frederick George Green 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (d.28th Aug 1914)

Frederick Green was my great grandfather. He was killed in the Battle of Mons, among the very first to be killed, he left a wife and an unborn son, my grandfather Fred, who also made sergeant in the 8th Army in WW2. Little of Frederick is known apart from that he was in the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, why he was in this regiment I do not know as he was born in West Ham in Essex. I do know that he joined the Army years previously to WW1 as I have his service record. Unfortunately, his medals were sold by a sibling and also his dress uniform, both of which I am very upset about. I do, however, have his obituary medal in pride of place in my den, and on being given this along with other memorabilia from my aunt and uncle I was moved to tears, strange how never meeting a relative can have a profound effect on a person.

I am proud to be a relative of Frederick but also very sad that a young man with all of his life to look forward to was snuffed out in a blink of an eye, but without him , I and my family would not be here. This of course applies to many thousands of families.

Company Quartermaster Serjeant Frederick George Green 5722 is buried in Frameries Belgium.

Gone from this world but never forgotten.

Tony Pammen


Pte. Ernest Charles Robert Brown 2nd Btn. Linconshire Regiment

Ernest Brown first enlisted as a regular soldier in 1910 and in 1911 was serving with the Battalion in Victoria Barracks, Portsmouth. His service records were among those destroyed in the WW2 Blitz destruction of Army Records, so his details are not available. His medal record cards indicate that he disembarked in France with the BEF on 5th of November 1914 and served with his Battalion in a number of actions until wounded in August 1915.

He sustained considerable damage to his right hand and arm and back, which effectively disabled him from his previous profession as a time-served carpenter, although he was able to work on small jobs at a home workshop. He was discharged as unfit for further military service on 28th February 1916. He was awarded a disability pension in 1921. He was awarded the War Medal, Victory Medal and the 1914 Star.

He died at home in Charlton, Kent on 17th April 1954, survived by his wife Lily and five adult children and his grandchildren.

Ernie Feasey

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