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Aylesby War Memorial

Aylesby War Memorial

There is no War Memorial in the village but there is a plaque in the Parish Church of St Laurence to those who fell in the First World War. There is also a framed Roll of Honour for the First World War.


“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO, FROM THE PARISH OF
AYLESBY, GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

Pte JOHN ADLARD
East Yorks Regt. March 1915

Capt FRANCIS WILLMER McAULAY, MA
RFA, TA. May 1916

Pte WILLIAM MARSHALL
North Staffs Regt. Sept 1917

Pte HARRY WILKINSON
Duke of Wellington’s Regt. Nov 1918

“Faithful unto Death”

ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS 1919”
 



John Kirk Adlard served as a Private, 12248, in the 7th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 29th March 1918 and is buried at the Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France, Grave I C 24. John was born at Grimsthorpe, Lincolnshire and enlisted at Hull.
The 1901 Census shows him living in Riby, age 10, with his parents, John and Sarah Adlard. His father was an agricultural labourer.

Francis Willmer McAulay served as a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, B Battery, 230th Brigade. He was killed in action on 21st May 1916 age 25 and is buried in the Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave I D 11.
He was the only son of Samuel and Maud Mary McAulay of Aylesby, Grimsby.
The 1901 Census shows him living in Aylesby where his father was a farmer.

Thomas William Marshall served as a Private, 40959, in the 8th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment (formerly 38306 in the Lincolnshire Regiment) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 20th September 1917 age 20 and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 124-125 and 162-162A. He was the son of Christopher and Mary Ann Marshall of Cemetery Road, Laceby, Grimsby. Thomas was born at Keelby and was living at Limber at the time of his enlistment at Grimsby.
The 1901 Census shows him living in Keelby where his father was an agricultural labourer.

Harry Wilkinson served as a Private, 34680, in the 1st/6th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 1st November 1918 age 19 and is buried at the Maing Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, Grave C 9. He was the son of Martha Wattam (formerly Wilkinson) of 31 Buller Street, Grimsby and the late Joseph Wilkinson. Harry was born in Aylesby and was living there at the time of his enlistment at Grimsby.
The 1901 Census shows him living in Aylesby where his father was an agricultural labourer.



Wooden Framed Roll of Honour


FOR KING AND COUNTRY
ROLL OF HONOUR
Aylesby


ADLARD Ellis
ADLARD Frank
ADLARD John, killed 29th March 1918
DOBSON Charles
DOBSON Henry
FISHER George
McCAULAY Francis W, killed May 1916
WARD Alfred
WARD Robert, Military Medal
DAVY John
SMITH John
HOWSHAM Alfred
MARSHALL William, killed Sept 1917
WILKINSON Henry, killed Nov 1918
MARSHALL Jesse
LITTLE Alfred
PLUMB Robert William


Stained Glass Window Inscription


“Francis Willmer McAULAY, MA, Capt RFA, TF, only son of Samuel and Mary McAulay of this parish, who fell in action in France, May 21st 1916 aged 25 years.”