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Wesleyan Chapel Roll of Honour

Laceby Wesleyan Chapel Roll of Honour Plaque


IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE ON OUR ROLL OF HONOUR WHO FELL IN THE
WAR WITH GERMANY.

1914-1918

GEORGE ARNOLD 25 FEB 1918
FRED FARMERY 16 OCT 1916
WILLIAM HANSON GRANT 24 AUG 1918
ALBERT DONALD HACKFORD 5 JULY1915
JOSEPH HOUGHTON 8 APRIL 1917
WILLIAM THOMAS MARSHALL 20 SEPT 1917
FRANCIS WILLMER MCAULAY 21 MAY 1916
HENRY EDWARD PAWSON 21 MARCH 1918
ROLAND TWIDALE 28 APRIL 1916
HARRY WILKINSON 1 NOV 1918

THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH.



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 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 age 29 years from acute double lobar pneumonia in the Military Hospital at Hitchin, Hertfordshire. George was the husband of Emma and they lived at 16 Jubilee Road, Doncaster where he was a draper’s assistant.
The 1901 Census shows him living in Cemetery Road, Laceby with his parents, John and Rosanna Arnold, and working as a draper’s apprentice. His father was a joiner.

Fred Farmery served as a Private, 27094, in the 1st Battalion of the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster 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. He was the son of Martha Elizabeth Farmery of Laceby and the late John Farmery. He was born at Stallingborough and enlisted at Grimsby.
The 1901 Census shows the family living in High Street Laceby and Fred's father was a Foreman on Farm.

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 was killed in action on 24th August 1918 and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 8-9. He was born at Riby and enlisted at Grimsby.

Albert Donald Hackford served as a Private, 1583, in the A Company, 5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 5th July 1915 age 18 and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 21. He was born at Keelby and was living at Laceby at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.

Joseph (Joe) Houghton served as a Private in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 3rd April 1917 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 at the time he enlisted at Grimsby.

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

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.

Henry Edward Pawson, 28242, served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918 age 20 and was buried at the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France, Grave V1 H 6. He was the son of William and Olive Pawson, of Austin Garth, Laceby.

Roland William Twidale, 12659, served as a Private in the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in France and Flanders. He died of wounds on 28th April 1916 age 20 and is buried in Laceby Cemetery, Grave 317. He was the son of William and Emily J Twidale of Laceby, Grimsby. The Laceby Cemetery Book shows that he died at Huddersfield War Hospital and was buried on 2nd May 1915.

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 at Aylesby and was living at Aylesby at the time of his enlistment at Grimsby.