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Laceby War Memorial

Laceby War Memorial in Laceby Cemetery
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF THE VILLAGE IN MEMORY OF THE LACEBY MEN WHO FELL IN DEFENCE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

AND ALSO IN HONOUR OF THOSE OF THE PARISH WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY DURING THE WORLD WAR OF 1939-1945.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

1914-1918

ARNOLD G - George Arnold served as a Private, M2/266539, in the 728th MT Company of the Royal Army Service Corps. He died on 25th February 1918 age 29 and is buried at Hitchin Cemetery, Grave NE 572. He was born at Laceby and enlisted at Pontefract.  His death certificate shows that he was a driver in the Army Service Corps and died from acute double lobar pneumonia in the Military Hospital at Hitchin, Hertfordshire. On his death certificate, his address was given as 16 Jubilee Road, Doncaster and his occupation as Draper’s Assistant.  George was the son of John and Rosanna Arnold of Cemetery Road, Laceby.  He married Emma Bailey in 1916.
Geo rge Arnold is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial plaque.

BATES E R – Eustace Robinson Bates was Laceby’s first known WW1 casualty.  He died in action on 1st September 1914 age 25, just 1 month after the outbreak of the war.  He served as a Private, 6328, in K Squadron, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel) of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) in France and Flanders and is buried at the Verberie French National Cemetery, Oise, France.  Eustace was born in India and was the son of Robert David Bates, a soldier, and Jane Bates née Fletcher.  Jane was born and grew up in Laceby and then returned to the village after she was widowed, although at the time of her son’s death she was living at 19 Priestgate, Barton-on-Humber.  The 1911 Census shows Eustace as a Private in the 2nd Dragoon Guards living in barracks at Aldershot. 

Eustace Robinson Bates is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

BESWICK W - William Clowes Beswick served as a Private, 1138, in the 10th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 1st July 1916 age 25 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1 C. He was born at Croxton and was living at Pigeon Cottage, Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby in November 1914.  He had worked as a clerk, was married in 1912 at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Grimsby to Sarah Elizabeth Burton.  They had a son, George Robert Beswick, who was 3 years of age at the time of his death.
William Clowes Beswick is recorded is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

BOLTON H - Harry Bolton, PLY/10964, served as a Sergeant in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Egmont, which was the name given to the administrative headquarters for the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean (based at Malta). He died on 6th October 1915 age 36 and is commemorated on the Spec. Memorial, in the Chela Kula Military Cemetery, Nish, Yugoslavia. He was awarded the Serbian Obilitch Gold Medal and may have been one of the 30 marines who formed part of the British Naval Mission to Serbia and who was present during the Austro-German attack on Belgrade in October, 1915. He was the son of Charles Conrad and Charlotte Louisa Hobson Bolton of the Waterloo Inn, Laceby, and was the husband of Carrie who was living in Malta at that time.

Harry Bolton is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

BROWN G W – George Walter Brown, 1104, served as a Lance Corporal in the 1st/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 14th June 1915 age 25 and is buried at the Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave C 9. He was born in Grimsby and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby. He was the third son of Mrs Oliver (formerly Mrs L Brown).  George appears to be the step-brother of William Sidney Oliver who is also recorded on Laceby War Memorial.  A letter to a Miss George from a Private H Wordsworth paid a high tribute to him and attests his kindness and his willing and cheerful disposition: "He was of undaunted courage under fire. In fact words cannot describe our admiration for him as being one of the most capable of non-commissioned officers. One comfort is that he died bravely and passed away without suffering the least pain."
George Walter Brown is recorded is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

BURLEY G W - George William Burley served as a Private, 203308, in the 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 24th October 1918, age 23, and is buried at the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France, Grave S 11 DD 9. George was born at Laceby and was the son of George and Harriett Burley of Laceby.  In 1911 he was living with his parents in Austin Garth, Laceby and working as a gath boy on a farm.  He enlisted at Grimsby. 

George William Burley is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

COWLEY G - George Cowley served as a Private, 26934, in the 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment. He died on 6th January 1919 age 34 and is buried in the Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, Grave I B 1. George was the son of Samuel and Sarah Fanny Cowley of Austin Garth, Laceby and was born at Little Cawthorpe.  In 1911 he was working for Samuel Smith as a farm waggoner at Mill Farm, Laceby.
George Cowley is recorded is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 3rd Lincolns at that time.

FARMERY F - Fred Farmery served as a Private, 27094, in the 1st Battalion of the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), (formerly 23589, Lincolnshire Regiment), in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 24th October 1916 age 27 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B. Fred was the son of John and Martha Elizabeth Farmery of Laceby and in 1911 he was living in High Street with his parents and working as a shop assistant. He was born at Stallingborough and enlisted at Grimsby in May 1916 at which time he was working for Strellings, Victoria Street, Grimsby, Furnishers.  He was sent to France in August 1916.
Fred Farmery is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial Plaque and the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 3rd Lincolns at that time.

FLETCHER H – Henry Fletcher served as a Private, 25240, in the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders.  He died on 10th November 1916 age 30 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1C.  He was the son of John and Maria Fletcher of Cemetery Road, Laceby   In 1911, he was living with his sister, Susannah, and her family, in Lambert Road, Grimsby, and was working as a domestic gardener.  In 1912 he married Ada Annie Phillipson and they had a son, Alan, who was born in 1915.  At the time of Henry’s death his wife was living at 7 Duchess Street, Grimsby.

Henry Fletcher is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

 

FOX F C - Frederick Charles Fox served as a Private, SE/14916, with the 18th Veterinary Hospital of the Army Veterinary Corps. He died on 14th June 1918 age 47 and is buried at the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave 1423. He was born at Laceby and enlisted at Woolwich. He was married in 1899 to Edith Mary Robinson and in 1911 they were living in Austin Garth with their 4 daughters.  Frederick was employed as a contractor’s labourer.
Frederick Charles Fox is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the AVC at that time.

GRANT W H - William Hanson Grant served as a Private, G/53608, in the 1st/8th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (formerly 37768, Manchester Regiment) in France and Flanders. He died in action on 24th August 1918 age 31 and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 8-9. He was born at Riby and was the son of Quickfall and Sarah Elizabeth Grant.  In 1911 he was still living with his parents in Grimsby Road, Laceby and was working as a groom.   William married Betsy Jane Nicholson in 1912 and they had 3 children, William Hanson, Victor Maudesley and Emma Doris.  He enlisted at Grimsby.
William Hanson Grant is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial Plaque and the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 4th Manchesters at that time.

HACKFORD A D - Albert Donald Hackford served as a Private, 1583, in the A Company, 5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 5th July 1915 age 18 and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 21.   Albert was the son of Joseph and  Hannah Hackford of Cooper Lane, Laceby and was born at Laceby.  In 1911 he was living at Grange Farm, Grimsby with his parents and was working as a farm labourer.  At the time he enlisted at Grimsby he was living at Laceby. 
Albert Donald Hackford is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial Plaque and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

HINCH T H – Thomas Henry Hinch served as a Private, G/15438, in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment, G/15438 (formerly 3302, 5th battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment).  He died in action on 21st March 1918 age 23 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 46 and 47. Thomas was the son of John and Elizabeth Hinch of North Kelsey.  In 1911 Thomas was living at Irby and working as a waggoner on farm. He enlisted at Grimsby.
Thomas Henry Hinch is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 5th Lincolns at that time.

HOPKIN A - Arthur Hopkin served as a Private, 202334, in the 1st/5th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own) in France and Flanders. He died in action on 3rd September 1916 age 22 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 2 A C and 2 D. He was born at Keelby, and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.  In 1911 he was living with his grandmother, Annie Pearson, in Stockwell Lane and was working as a grocer’s shop assistant.
Arthur Hopkin is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 3rd/5th West Yorkshire Regiment at that time.

HOUGHTON J - Joe Houghton served as a Private, 202006, in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 3rd April 1917 age 22 and is buried in the Templeux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extenson, Somme, France, Grave C 31. He was born at Laceby and was living at Laceby in January 1916 when he enlisted at Grimsby.  He was originally sent to Ireland during the rebellion and was only sent to France 2 months before his death.  His parents were Thomas and Sarah Houghton of Cooper Lane, Laceby and Joe worked for Mr Chambers of Market Place, Grimsby
Joe Houghton is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial Plaque and on the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 4th Lincolns at that time.

KENDALL A - Alfred Kendall served as a Company Sergeant Major, 240030, in the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was wounded on 19th October 1918 and died of wounds on 21st October 1918 age 31. He is buried in the Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France, Grave I A 8.  Alfred was the son of Samuel and Mary Jane Kendall of Cottagers Plot, Laceby and married Ann Marie Howard in Grimsby in 1913.  They had a daughter, Mary who was born in 1915.  His widow’s address was given as Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada on the Commonwealth War Grave documents. Alfred was born at Immingham and was living at New Cleethorpes at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.  He worked for Marshalls Flour Mill, Grimsby.
Alfred Kendall is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, and the Cottagers Plot Roll of Honour.

KING T – It is believed that this is Tom King who served as a Lance Corporal, 203260, in the 1st/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 12th October 1918 and is buried in the Fresnoy-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France, Grave A2. Tom was the son of Mrs H King of 21 Ayscough Street, West Marsh, Grimsby. He enlisted at Grimsby.
Tom King is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, and the Laceby Roll of Honour of August 1916, serving in the 5th Lincolns at that time.

MAKINS S - Sidney Makins served as a Petty Officer Stoker, K/3372, in the Royal Navy on HMS “Queen Mary”. He died on 31st May 1916 age 26 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Reference 16. The Queen Mary blew up with the loss of 1,266 crew and only 9 survivors during the battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 after receiving direct hits from the German ships Seydlitz and Derfflinger.  Sidney was the youngest child of George and Maria Makins of Grimsby, but his father died, age 33, only 3 months after Sidney’s birth.  In 1901 Sidney and his older brother, Francis George, were living in the Hull Seamen’s and General Orphan Asylum.  Their mother, Maria, was at that time living in Grimsby with her 2 daughters.  In 1911 Sidney was staying in a seamen’s hostel in Portsmouth and was working as a stoker.  Upon his death, his mother, Maria Makins of 105 St Heliers Road, Cleethorpes, was notified.
Sydney Makins is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

NORMINTON L C - Leonard Crossley Norminton served as a Private, 44298, (formerly 22290 Lincolnshire Regiment) in the 12th Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ (North Staffordshire Regiment) in France and Flanders.  He died in action on 5th October 1918 age 23 and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 8.  Leonard was the son of Joseph and Hannah Norminton, of Gibraltar Lane, Laceby. He was born at Grimsby and was living in Cleethorpes at the time he enlisted at Grimsby. 

Leonard Crossley Norminton is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

OLIVER F – F Oliver is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.  Sadly no further information is currently available.

OLIVER W S – William Sidney Oliver served as a Deckhand, 402DA, in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Trawler “Agamemnon 11”, a Grimsby boat.  He died on 15th July 1915 age 23 and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 14.  “HM Agamemnon 11” was carrying out a sweep when a mine fouling the wire was pulled into the ship and exploded.  The trawler sank off the Shipwash Sands, off Orford Ness with the loss of 9 ratings.   William was born in Grimsby and on the Naval Casualty document his mother’s name is given as Louisa of Austin Garth House, Laceby.  He seems to be the step-brother of George Walter Brown who is also recorded on the Laceby War Memorial. 

William Sidney Oliver is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

OLSEN E C – Edgar Christian Olsen served as a Private, 33, in the 10th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 1st July 1916 age 22 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1C.  However he enlisted as Christopher Olsen and all his military documents are in that name.  After his death, Canon Knight of Laceby wrote across his next of kin death form“His correct name was Edgar Christian Olsen not Christopher as above”. He was born in Grimsby, enlisted at Grimsby and was the son of Edgar, a fisherman, and Emma Olsen.  In 1911 the family are living in Seed Close Lane, Laceby and Edgar is working as a boot shop assistant 
Edgar Christian Olsen is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.

PAWSON H E - Henry Edward Pawson served as a Sergeant, 28242, in the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 21st March 1918 age 20 and was buried at the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France, Grave V1 H 6. Henry was the son of William and Olive Pawson, of Austin Garth, Laceby.  He volunteered in November 1914, but owing to defective eyesight he was not called up until September 1916. He went first to Ireland in 1917 and then to France on 14 January 1918. His fellow soldiers wrote as follows: “The Sergeant was trying to get in some of our platoon who had been wounded, when a sniper got him.  He was killed instantly.  We were all sorry as he was good to us all.”, and, “The Captain made a note of what your son, and I, and three others did in clearing a large party of Germans out of our front trench, so you can see he was a hero to the last.”.  Henry was the son of William and Olive Pawson, of Austin Garth, Laceby.  Before enlistment, he was apprenticed to Mr H Barr at the Laceby grocery store.
Henry Edward Pawson is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial Plaque.

PLASKITT F - Fred Plaskitt, served as a Driver, 1530, in the 1st North Midland Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. He died on 22nd of May 1915 age 29 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery, Grave 293. The Laceby Cemetery book shows that he died at Luton and was buried at Laceby on 26th May 1915.  He was born at Laceby and the 1911 Census shows him living in Cooper Lane, age 15, with his parents, John, a farm labourer, and Mary Ann Plaskitt, and working as a farm labourer.
Fred Plaskitt is recorded on Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.  He has a Commonwealth War Grave in Laceby Cemetery.

ROLLINSON J R - John Robert Rollinson served as an engineman, 1579ES, on H M Trawler “Clifton”, a Grimsby boat, in the Royal Naval Reserve. He died on 18th February 1917 age 44 and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.  The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea off the Daunts Rock Light Vessel, Cork, with the loss of 13 of her 14 crew.  Mines had been laid in that area a few days earlier.  In 1890 John signed on as a Grimsby fishing apprentice at 18 years of age.  “The Auxilliary Patrol” by E Keble Chatterton records that :“On 23rd December 1914, the Grimsby fishing trawler “Ocano” struck a North Sea mine, and all her crew perished with the exception of Second Engineer, John Rollinson, who was found unconscious on an upturned boat by another Grimsby trawler, who brought him home.  Rollinson was a real man and typified the spirit of the fishing fleet.  Although this was the second time he had been blown up, he had not landed very long before he proceeded to the Grimsby mine-sweeping office and signed on for service in one of the Auxilliary Patrol trawlers.”   In 1900 he married Judith Elizabeth née Wilson and by 1911 they had 4 children, Daisy, Blanche, Ivy and John Robert, aged between 9 years and 1 month.  They were living at 93 Tunnard Street, Grimsby at that time: 
John Robert Rollinson is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916. He was serving in the RNR at that time.

SLATTER T - Thomas C Slatter served as a Corporal, 71695, in the A Battery, 28th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in France and Flanders. He died in action on 20th May 1917 age 26 and is buried at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France, Grave I B 16. Thomas was born at Grimsby and, at the time he enlisted at Grimsby in January 1915, gave his occupation as a fisherman.  Thomas was the son of Thomas and Mary Slatter of Grimsby and the husband of Jane Thornton Slatter neé Nutt of The Terrace, Laceby.  They married in 1912 and had two sons, Robert and Thomas Charles who were aged 4 and 2 years of age at the time of his death.
Thomas Charles Slatter is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 serving in the 5th Lincolns at that time.  He also has a gravestone in Laceby Cemetery with the following inscription:  “Thomas Charles Slatter, loving husband of Jane, fell in action in France 20 May 1917 age 26.  He hath fought the fight.”

TWIDALE R W - Roland William Twidale served as a Private, 12659, in the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was wounded by shrapnel in France when stretcher bearing,and was sent back to Huddersfield, but he died of head wounds on 28th April 1916 age 20 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery, Grave 317.  He was buried with full martial rites and his coffin was covered with a Union Jack and borne by a gun carriage.  Roland was the son of William and Emily Jane Twidale of Cemetery Road, Laceby and he was an apprentice baker. The Laceby Cemetery Book shows that he died at Huddersfield War Hospital and was buried on 2nd May 1916.
Roland William Twidale is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial, the Laceby Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial Plaque and is recorded on the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916 as “They rest from their labours”.   He has a Commonwealth War Grave in Laceby Cemetery.

WATSON H - Harry Watson served as a Private, 1769, in the 1st Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died in action on 15th August 1916 age 19 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 3 and 4. He was born at Laceby, the son of Edwin and Emily Watson.  His father died in 1904 and his mother was married again to Joseph Cartwright.  In 1911 Harry was living in Grimsby with his mother and stepfather and is described as a student, age 14.  He enlisted at Grimsby.

Harry Watson is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

WILKIN F - Fred Wilkin served as a Private, 242293, in the 2nd/6th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own) in France and Flanders. He died in action on 11th April 1917 age 40 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 4. He was born at Laceby, the son of Charles and Emily Wilkin of The Terrace, Cooper Lane, Laceby.  In 1911 he was living with his widowed mother in Laceby and working as a bricklayer’s labourer.  He enlisted at Grimsby.  In his will he left his effects of £146/10/3d to his unmarried sister, Emily.
Fred Wilkin is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916. He was serving in the 2nd/5th W Yorks at that time.

WRIGHT G - George Wright is believed to be the son of William and Mary Jane Wright who were living in Stockwell, Laceby in 1911.  Both George and his father were farm labourers.  He had 2 younger brothers, Alfred and Ernest Wright, who were also serving, but they both survived.

George Wright.is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial and the “Laceby Roll of Honour” of August 1916.  He was serving in the 10th Lincolns at that time.

 

OTHER WORLD WAR 1 GRAVES IN LACEBY CEMETERY

 

HEWITT A L – Arthur Lyne Hewitt served as a Sapper, 72638, in the MHQ Cable Section of the Royal Engineers.  He died on 5th November 1915 age 29 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery.  He had been serving his country at the Dardanelles and the effects of the climatic and other conditions gradually broke down his constitution.  He died at the Manchester Military Hospital the day after arriving back in England.  The funeral procession was headed by the band of the 5th Lincolns, followed by a gun carriage drawn by six horses, behind which were members of the 3rd East Yorks who formed the firing party. He was the son of George Hewitt, of George Hewitt & Sons, the long established jewellers in Victoria Street, Grimsby and in 1911 he was working as a postal clerk. 

Arthur Lyne Hewitt has a Commonwealth War Grave in Laceby Cemetery and is also commemorated on Ulceby War Memorial, and various other memorials including the War Memorial in Victoria Street Post Office.  The Commonwealth War Gravestone stands within the kerbing of the gravestone erected by his family who had Laceby connections.

 

SLATER F –Frederick Slater served as a Pioneer, 118929, in the 7th Labour Battalion of the Corps of Royal Engineers.  He died on 2nd May 1917 age 41 and is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, Grave 111 B 122.  He was born in Castleford and enlisted in West Yorkshire.  His widow, Alice Ann Slater  later came to Laceby to work as a housekeeper and she remained until her death.

Frederick Slater is mentioned on a gravestone in Laceby Cemetery: “In ever loving memory of our dear mother, Alice Ann Slater, passed away 18th July 1954 aged 78.  Also Frederick, husband of above buried somewhere in France 1917.  At Rest.”

 

1939-1945

BAINBRIDGE J F - John Frederick Bainbridge, MC, served as a Major, 93784, in the Pioneer Corps in the Leicestershire Regiment. He died on 9th September 1944 age 59 and is buried in the Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, Grave 11 F 9. John was the son of Isaac Sharpley and Marion Bainbridge and the husband of Ethel Kathleen Bainbridge. He was born in Lincolnshire and was living at Kingsfield House, Laceby at the time he enlisted.

John Frederick Bainbridge is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

BLYTH T - Thomas Ernest Blyth served as a Gunner, 1103197, in the 85 Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He died on 1st January 1943 age 22 on the Burma/Siam Thailand Railway and is buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 8 C 48. Tom was the son of Harold and Janet Blyth of Laceby.

Thomas Ernest Blyth.is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

BRANNAM F - Frank Brannam served as a Flight Lieutenant (Instr), 44675, in the Royal Air Force. He died on 23rd May 1942 age 29 and is buried in the Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe, Grave 40. Frank was the son of Bertie and Florence Brannam of Grimsby and husband of Stella Brannam of Grimsby.

Frank Brannam is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

CLAYTON W - Walter Clayton served as a Lance Bombardier, 4340416, 6 Battery, 2 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. He died on 23rd May 1940 age 35 and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France, Column 9. Walter was the husband of M E Clayton of Laceby and they had 3 sons, Doug, Maurice and Ralph

Walter Clayton is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

DAUBNEY D - Dennis Daubney served as a Sapper, 1871052, in the 288 Field Company of the Royal Engineers. He died on 8th January 1945 age 29 and was buried in the Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan, British Section, Grave B A 7. Dennis was the son of Thomas William and Gertrude Daubney of Laceby.

Dennis Daubney is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

GREGORY W E - Walter Edward Gregory served as an Engineman, LT/X6076ES, on H M Whaler Pol in the Royal Naval Reserve. He died age 34 and is buried in the Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan, Grave 2 D 19. He was the son of Albert and Mary Gregory and husband of Mary Rosina Gregory of Laceby.

Walter Edward Gregory is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

JOHNSON R - Robert Edward Johnson served as a Private, 102164, in the Pioneer Corps. He died on 17th June 1940 on the RMS Lancastria which was sunk by German aircraft off St Nazaire, France with the loss of 5,200 and only 972 survivors, and he is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France, Column 152. Robert was the son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Johnson of Cottagers Plot,Laceby and husband of Mrs R Johnson.

Robert Edward Johnson is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

LAURIDSON J - John William Lauridson served as an Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, D/MX 66032, on HMS Mahratta, Royal Navy. He died on 25th February 1944 age 21 when HMS Mahratta, a destroyer, was sunk by an acoustic torpedo from a U-Boat in the Barents Sea, in the Arctic with heavy loss of life. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, Panel 89, Column 1. John was the son of John William and Margaret Phyllis Lauridson of Cottagers Plot, Laceby.

John William Lauridson is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

LEALAND J - Joseph Lealand served as a Leading Aircraftman, 641243, in the Royal Air Force. He died on 23rd April 1945 and is buried in the Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia, Grave T E 4.

Joseph Lealand is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

PARKER F - Fred William Parker was a Cabin Boy on the SS Montreal City (Bristol), Merchant Navy. He died on 12 December 1942 age 18 when the SS Montreal City, 3,066 tons, was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic with all hands. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 71. Fred was the son of Percy Hinchliffe and Elizabeth F Parker of Laceby.

Fred William Parker is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

ROBINSON W – William Edmond Robinson served as a Stoker 1st Class, C/KX, on HMS Kent.  He died on 17th September 1940 age 19, when his ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.  William, of 2 Cemetery Lane, Laceby, was the son of William Edward Robinson MM, of Laceby.  He worked at Peter Dixon’s Paper Mills before he enlisted and had married in December 1939.  Although he had only been in the Navy for about a year, he had won the Disciplinarian Medal.

W Robinson is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

TUTTY F - Wilson Frederick Tutty served as a Marine, CH/X 3444, on HMS Curacoa. He died age 21 on 2nd October 1942 when the Curacoa, one of the destroyers guarding the Queen Mary, was struck amidships by the Queen Mary off Ireland, and cut in two.  The survivors were ordered to say nothing of the incident and the sinking of the Curacoa became one of the best kept secrets of the war.   Wilson Frederick Tutty is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, 65 3. He was the son of Vera Milsom Tutty of Laceby and incredibly despite the fate of the Curacoa becoming public knowledge in 1945, his mother did not discover the traumatic details of her son’s death until 1950.   

Wilson Frederick Tutty is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

WRIGHT L - Leonard Wright served as a Sergeant Air Gunner, 1591386, in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 5th October 1944 age 19 and is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave 0 64. Len was the son of Harry and Sarah Ann Wright of Laceby.

Leonard Wright is recorded on the Laceby War Memorial.

 

A WORLD WAR 2 GRAVE IN LACEBY CEMETERY

 

PERRING G – George Perring served as a Seaman, LT/JX222462, in the Royal Naval Patrol Service on HMS Killingholme.  The Killingholme was one of the shallow draught paddle steamers that operated as a passenger ferry between New Holland and Hull.  During WW2, PS Killingholme became the depot ship to the barrage balloon section of the RAF.  George Perring died on 2nd October 1945, nearly 5 months after the end of WW2 in Europe, at the Grimsby General Hospital age 49 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery, Section V, Grave 1121.  His death certificate gives congestive heart failure and emphysema as the cause of death.  He was the son of William and Sarah Ann Perring and the husband of Dorothy Evelyn Perring of Cooper Lane, Laceby.  George Perring has a Commonwealth War Grave in Laceby Cemetery, but is not commemorated on Laceby war memorial.