|Thread Topic: Brigg(St John) roll of honour
Topic Originator: Michael Peck
Post Date February 9, 2006 @ 11:39 AM
Brigg (St John) Roll of Honour has now been recorded. Names, ranks and arms of service mentioned are :
Brigg branch of the British Legion. Lest we forget.
Page 2 - In memory of those our comrades who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918
Page 3 - They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
Page 4 - Navy - Barnes W. AB RNR HMS Hawke/Batchelor F. Gunner RMA HMS Hogue/Bridgewater W. Steward HMR(?) FA Thrush/Clark CF. Stoker HMS Diadem/Denton AJ. Warrant Officer RN/Draper F. AB RN/Rushbrook W. Private RND/Harrison T. Petty Officer SS Horne.
Page 5 - Army - Huskinson FJ. Captain Inniskillings/Sowter GHJ Captain 5th Lincs/Bean KF Lieut Royal Scots/Hartley WP. Lieut 5th Lincs/Hett RT. Lieut ASC 2nd Lincs/Hubble HL. Second Lieut 4th Lincs/Margetts PA. Second Lieut 6th Lincs/Nainby W. Second Lieut 2nd Lincs.
Page 6 - Page MS. Second Lieut 2-4th Lincs/Sowter FJ(?) Second Lieut 4th Buffs/Temple W. Second Lieut London RC(?)/Westoby RH. Second Lieut 3rd Lincs/Darcy G. Sergt Major 9th Kings/Young T. Staff Sergt MT-ASC/Draper A. Sergt 5th Lincs/Hyke E. Sergt 5th Lincs/Tweed A. Sergt 5th Lincs/Farrow HS. Corporal RF East Surrey.
Page 7 - Brown A. Private 1-5th Lincs/Burman J. Private West Yorks/Cade JW. Private Lincs/Clark J. Private 10th Lincs/Cleary M. Sapper RE/Coney H. Private Lincs/Daubney E. Private 2-5th Manchesters/Dann CS. Private 1st Essex/Devine T. Private Grenadier Guards/Drayton F. Private RFA.
Page 8 - Dunderdale JT. Private 6th Lincs/Edlington FJ. Trooper 1st Lincs Yeomanry/Elliott J. Private 5th Lincs/Ellis W. Driver ASC/Forth G. Private East Yorks/Fosket J. Private 1-5th Lincs/Goates S. Private London Scottish/Hayman G. Private Lincs/Heath MT. Private Lincs.
Page 9 - Holmes H. Private West Yorks/Holmes W. Private Lincs/Johnson H. Private 12th East Yorks/Kenning WH. Private RAMC/Leaning JW. Private 1-5th Lincs/Leaning F. Private West Yorks/Maltby FA. Gunner 21st Div RFA/Neal J. Private Kings Royal Rifles/Newbury C. Private Lincs/North F. Private 2nd Durham LI.
Page 10 - Parkin R. Private Lincs/Rayner H. Private 6th Lincs/Roberts AM. Private KOYLI/Roberts GF. Private 1-5th Lincs/Roberts WJ. Private East Yorks/Robinson GW. Private 1-5th Lincs/Robinson WL. Private 9th Lincs/Rose T. Private 1-5th Lincs/Simpson A. Private Lincs.
Page 11 - Jackson GH. Corporal 12th Royal Sussex/Wray J. Corporal 5th Lincs/Brown GH. Lance Corporal RAMC/Henderson DA. Lance Corporal 52nd West Yorks/Cross G. Lance Corporal KRR/Leeson JW. Lance Corporal 2nd Lincs/Long WHC. Lance Corporal 1st Lincs/Rogers A. Lance Corporal 12th Middlesex/Sipling F. Lance Corporal Lincs/Walker J. Lance Corporal Lincs.
Page 12 - Eggleston J. Bombadier RFA/Ainger H. Private London Scottish/Alcock HD. Private 5th Lincs/Altoft E. Private East Yorks/Bains WH. Private Sherwood Foresters/Bird A. Private 1st Lincs/Bannister AW. Private ASC/Bell G. Private 1st Lincs/Binns JW. Private Devons/Boston JE. Private 6th Lincs.
Page 13 - Sipling F. Gunner RGA/Smith H. Private 5th Lincs/Spight L. Private 1st Lincs/Standerline JW. Private 1st Lincs/Stephenson A. Private Lincs/Streets R. Private 1st Leicesters/Streets W. Private Royal Marines/Symonds PB. Driver 2nd Batt OTAGO/Taylor TE. Private 2nd Borders/Temple H. Private 10th Lincs.
Page 14 - Tingay HS. Signaller 1-8th West Yorks/Turtle A. Gunner RGA/Usher GB. Sapper RE/Whitelam E. Private Lincs/West H. Lance Sergt 5th Lincs. Royal Air Force - Bean WS. Lieut RE. RFC/Harrison BPB. Lieut RFC.
Page 15 - The following also gave their lives in the Second World war 1939 - 1945.
Page 16 - Algar SA. Gunner/Altoft J. Private/Barke R. Corporal/Barton WK. Sergt/Barratt GE. Private/Blanchard JWA. Private/Beel CE. Sapper/Booth LG. Driver/Brown GE. Private/Boston J. Private.
Page 17 - Carnaby S. Gunner/Drayton JW. Gunner/Dalton GA. Sergt/Dodds JD. Flight Sergt/Durham LG. Gunner/Ellerby H. Sergt/Fisher JW. Private/Goates JP. LAC/Green H. Private/Heath AE. Private.
Page 18 - King FPC. Flight Sergt/King AL.(MC) Lieut/Lang J. Lance Corpl/Longbottam GP. Sergt Pilot/Neall HK. Private/Neall F. AB/Newbury LW. Sapper/Odlin ED. Sapper/Parkin F. Sergt/Parker S. AB.
Hope this helps someone,
picked out a couple which are of interest and also answer the questions that one or two people have asked me.
Did men serve in their local regiment? From the list it is obvious that the answer is no. The myth came from the first day of the Somme and the Pals Battalions. Before the Pals and since, men could be in any Regiment or Corps in the British Army.
Question 2 - Did men from abroad serve in British Regiments and vice versa - Yes. Many men who had emigrated to Canada for instance, came home and joined their local regiment. Usually because the men saw it as a cheap way of getting home to visit relatives. Sadly many never got back to their adopted countries again.
I have picked out three men -
SYMONDS, Percy Browne Otago Regiment - This man had obviously emigrated to New Zealand as the Otago were a New Zealand Expeditionary Force Battalion (NZEF). He was the son of Barker and Fanny S Symonds of Keelby Lincs. He was killed 12/12/1917 on the Ypres Salient and buried Menin Road South Mil Cem. Amazingly (I think so :)) last year I visited his grave when taking photos in the area.
2nd/ Lt TEMPLE William, 17th Battalion London Regiment. Killed 07/06/1917 and commemorated on the Menin Gate. He would have died on the first day of the Battle of Messines. Interestingly his wife's address is Northumberland, so I presume that his parents lived at or near Brigg.
Finally BARNES William Able Seaman who is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial and died 15/10/1914. he either went down with his ship or was buried at sea. It is a little known fact that many soldiers where buried at sea - men who were wounded and on ships returning to Britain and died, would be buried at sea. Of course many men also died when troop ships were sunk.
I'm researching men who served with NEw Zealand and who died on October 12 1917.
Percy Symonds is one of those, who I note you have written about and suggest you may have a photo relevant to him.
I wonder if you might be interested in sending whatever information you have on him, his family, his background, and images to me.