First Fourth Lincolns

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Topic Originator: Richard Standley
Post Date July 4, 2012 @ 8:30 PM
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Richard Standley
July 4, 2012 @ 8:30 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

First World War photo

First Fourth Lincolns

July 5, 2012 @ 4:43 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

This photo was held by my grandmother and then my mother.
I know it will contain many Stamfordians who joined the Fourth Lincs.
Sadly many never came home, Percy Oldham on the left of the ringed
head that of grandad who was Arthur Baxter. Percy is commemorated
on the Stamford  War Memorial in Broad Street.
Kate: Thanks for re-posting that Richard.

keith edwards
July 23, 2012 @ 8:09 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Richard remember me.Keith Edwards.

December 11, 2012 @ 4:10 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I do remember the name but cannot see a face. Do you have any connections with the Lincolnshire Regiment. I also have diaries and some postcards sent from France.I shall try to
Send them to the site if I am able.

4th Lincolns Diary

4th Lincolns Diary

4th Lincolns Diary

Bit difficult to read I'm afraid, but better if you go on "Slidshow" when viewing.
Might try again later to enhance them.  Thanks Richard.

April 23, 2013 @ 3:22 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

In the back of the above diaries I found a small French phrase book
which must have been issued to the soldiers for their use in France. It is quite small roughly 6cms by 4cms. It was tucked in the diary and was also returned to his mother Mrs Oldham with his belongings.If Kate will be able to post the picture it may be of interest to gateway followers.
Kate:I will have a go at loading it later Richard.

Diary Details

Clem Walden
April 25, 2013 @ 5:46 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Richard I believe the photo 1st-4th- Lincolns may well be of all Stamford/ surrounding area lads? Do you know where the photo was taken? I just wonder if it may have been taken in Barn Hill Stamford? As the house in the background looks rather like the Old Barn Hill Clinic?

March 12, 2014 @ 1:14 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I think you could be correct with the house on Barn Hill.
I am sending a photo to Kate in the hope that she will be able to post it on this site. They are momentoes collected by Percy Oldham and sent back with his possessions from France

September 10, 2015 @ 8:07 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I believe my grandfather must have been in this regiment, although I understand he was originally from Peterborough.

In these two photos, I can see the same gentleman - in yr large group photo (seated far left) I  think my grandfather vic matthews must have been amongst and part of them, he served in France (passendale) and lost many friends there.

November 27, 2016 @ 6:45 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Jill.
I'm trying to find information on my Gt Grandfather.
Surname of Mattews but i dont know his first name.
I have a photo but have no idea how to upload it on here.
Hi Sean
To upload the photo send to
Send from  your email as a JPEG  You will need to have saved it to your computer first. Hope you can get it to me. If you left click on the group photo above, then right click and click on "select all" you should get a full screen photo to help you identify anyone.
Best wishes Kate
Thanks Sean. Best wishes Kate

Jill Matthews
December 3, 2016 @ 8:47 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Victor Matthews, bottom left second row up, think he lived in Peterborough at the time though. Served in passchendale

Kathy Pratt was Milne
March 15, 2018 @ 1:40 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Richard. Do you remember me..kathy Milne from Stamford. Worked and laughed with you, Tony and Andrew at the stamford hotel. Mum was he cook///doreen. Living in Leicestershire now but visit stamford frequently. Would love to her from you