Roll of Honour

There are 41 men who gave their lives during the Second World War commemorated on Horncastle’s war memorials. We have tried to collect here information on their lives to better remember them and the sacrifice that they made.

Much of the information comes from Lincolnshire County Council’s Lincs to the Past website, where you can find records for all of Lincolnshire’s war memorials. If you can help provide any more details or have a photo, please get in touch so we can better commemorate them here.

Horncastle’s main civic memorial stands in the porch of the former War Memorial Hospital on North Street. Other memorials can be found at St Mary’s Church, the Methodist Church, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, and at the former Drill Hall (now known as the Stanhope Hall) where Horncastle’s own B Company of the 4th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment were based. Four Commonwealth War Graves can be found in the Town Cemetery on Boston Road.

You can also now find the memorial from Horncastle’s Holmeleigh Children’s Homes at the War Memorial Centre, which lists the names of both men and women who served in the armed forces.

PTE. G. O. BRITTON, Lincolnshire Regiment

G. Ormonde Britton, pictured with his mother and sister at Cromwell House, Horncastle

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: BRITTON. First Name: George Ormonde. Age At Death: 25. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4803937. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 6th Bn. Date of Death: 23/09/1943. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY. Country: Italy. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: V. E. 41. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Son of Mary Britton; husband of Muriel Winifred Britton.

Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 30-10-43, Sergeant Ormonde Britton in newspaper, second son of Mrs Britton of Cromwell House, West Street, Horncastle. KIA. Worked as a mechanic with Mr. J. T. Friskney, at West Street Garage.

In Sept. 1941,he married Miss Muriel Skipworth of Louth who was on the staff of Horncastle Children’s Home.

SAD NEWS FOR LOUTH WIFE Sgt. Britton Killed in Action. News has been received by his wife this week that Sergt. Ormonde Britton has been killed in action. Mrs. Britton, who was formerly Miss Muriel Skipworth, of Louth, was on the staff of the Horncastle Children’s Home at the time of her marriage in 1941. She is now a conductress for the Lincolnshire Road Car co. Sergt. Britton was the second son of Mrs Britton, of Cromwell House, West st, Horncastle, and was called up with the militia in 1939. Before he was sent to the Middle East he served in Norway and was wounded in Tunisia. Lincolnshire Standard, 30th October 1943.

LIEUT. J. D. GAUNT, Lincolnshire Regiment (4th Battalion)

John Duncan Gaunt

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, QEGS, Drill Hall. Last Name: Gaunt First Name: John Duncan. Age At Death: 31. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Lieutenant. Service Number: 219110. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit:4th Bn. Date of Death: 16/06/1944. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY Calvados. aCountry: France. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: I1. G. 6.UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Son of John Herbert and Agnes Gertrude Gaunt of Horncastle. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 1st July 1944: A telegram was received today (Friday) by Mr and Mrs L. H. Gaunt, of Low Toynton, and recently of Fulletby, stating that their elder son, Lieut. John Gaunt, has been killed in Normanby.

LDG. TEL. J.E. WOOLLEY, Royal Navy

John Edward Woolley pictured during training at HMS Ganges at Shotley, Suffolk

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial. Last Name: WOOLLEY. First Name: John Edward. Age At Death: 23. Rank: Leading Telegraphist. Service Number: 0. Regiment/ Service: Royal Navy. Unit: H.M. Submarine “Stratagem”. Date of Death: 22/11/1944. Cause of Death: Missing presumed killed. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Hampshire. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Panel 84, Column 2. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Eric and Ellen Woolley; husband of Molly Woolley of Craigentinny, Edinburgh. JOHN EDWARD WOOLLEY was born in the family home at 94, High Street Lincoln. His parents were Eric and Ellen Woolley. His sister, Dorothy was born in the following year.

Biographical Notes: John Edward Wooley was born in the family home at 94, High Street Lincoln. His parents were Eric and Ellen Woolley. His sister, Dorothy was born in the following year.

Eric Woolley was born in Horncastle where his father had a fried fish business. In 1926, Eric and his family went to live in Foundry Street, Horncastle Eric had a fried fish shop in St Lawrence Street, Horncastle.

In 1937 the Woolley family moved to Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Family members say that John went the day before the move and cycled all the way from Horncastle to his new home at 16 Douglas Crescent, Dunstable.  Prior to the war, John worked as a manager for the London Meat Company.

In 1939 John joined the navy. He is seen here in his naval uniform during his training at HMS Ganges which was a land based training centre at Shotley on the Suffolk coast. He may also have received training in telegraphy and Morse code at Highnam Court near Gloucester. He attained the rank of Leading Telegraphist.

John married Mary Molloy, 26 January 1944 in St Ninian & St Triduana R.C. church Edinburgh. Shortly afterwards he left for Trincomalee, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

He was one of 49 crew members aboard the submarine HMS Stratagem which left Trincomalee for its 6th war patrol on 10th November 1944. Whilst patrolling in the Malacca Strait it torpedoed and sank a Japanese tanker. On the 22nd November the Stratagem was attacked by a Japanese ship and was fatally damaged by depth charges and sunk.

John was one of 39 men that are presumed to have gone down with the ship. Ten men managed to get out, two drowned and eight were taken prisoner by the Japanese of these only 3 survived the war. It was more than nine months after the sinking, shortly after the end of the war with Japan, that the fate of HMS Stratagem and her crew became known from Japanese records and the returning survivors.

F/L. P. ENDERBY. D.F.C., Royal Air Force

Grave of Patrick Enderby DFC at Horncastle Town Cemetery, Boston Road

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s, QEGS, Town Cemetery. Last Name: ENDERBY : D F C. First Name: Patrick. Age At Death: 22. Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot). Service Number: 126587. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit: 105 Sqdn. Date of Death: 04/04/1945. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: HORNCASTLE CEMETERY Lincolnshire. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/Grave: C. Square 40. 10. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Son of John Edward and Kate Eliza Enderby, of Horncastle; husband of Vlastimila Enderby of Horncastle.

Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 7-4-45: Flight Lieut, Patrick Enderby was killed on Wednesday morning in an air crash near Cambridge. The plane he was piloting stalled and crashed; he was killed instantly. He was 22 years of age and the son of Mr. J. E. Enderby, J.P.. Of Prospect House, Prospect Street, Horncastle. Educated at Horncastle Grammar School, Flight Lieut.

Pat Enderby was employed at the outbreak of war as a clerk in the Lincs. Road Car Co. Office at Horncastle. It was at that time a matter of much disappointment to him that he was too young to be accepted in the R.A.F., and he served in the local A.R.P. Services as a voluntary member of the night staff at the control room. In September, 1940, he achieved his one desire-he was enrolled in the R.A.F.

So quick was his progress that soon he was flying. How often when a plane passed over Horncastle did we hear the remark “There goes Pat again!” Townspeople watched his rapid progress with no little pride, and it gave them much pleasure when he was promoted to sergeant. He did very valuable in his duties as flying instructor. On “Ops.” Over two years ago he was commissioned in the R.A.F., and for some tome past had been on operations over enemy territory. It was while on a testing flight at his aerodrome that his place crashed and he lost his life, and the country and the R.A.F., a skilled, resourceful and brave officer.

Shortly after being commissioned, Fl. Lieut. Enderby was mentioned in dispatches, a fortnight ago it was announced that the King had approved the award to him of the D.F.C., for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations. Seventeen months ago he married a Czech girl, who is serving as a commissioned officer in the W.A.A.F., in this country.

Lieut. Enderby was well-known in Horncastle, where he had so many friends. Of a quiet and unassuming nature, he was very popular with everybody, and the townspeople of Horncastle had watched his progress and his service with much interest. The news of the unfortunate accident which cost him his life caused much regret in the town. The sympathy of everybody has gone out to his widow and his father in their great loss. The funeral is fixed, providing circumstances permit, to take place at Horncastle tomorrow (Saturday), service at St. Mary’s Parish Church at 11 a.m.

Horncastle News 14-4-45, Report of funeral, he married Mlle. Vlastimila Hruskova, section officer in the W.A.A.F., at the graveside was Flight-Lieut. N. Kirby, D.F.C.. who had been navigator to Flight-Lieut. Enderby in operations over enemy territory. The coffin rested draped in the Union Jack Friday night in St. Mary’s Church, Horncastle (extract) See also Page 151 of Volume 6 of Bomber Command Losses.

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards’- Distinguished Flying Cross. Flight Lieutenant .Patrick Enderby (126587), R.A.F.V.R., 105 Sqn. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36997/supplements/1597 Notes: M.I. N25. Sources Used: Horncastle 7-4-45; http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36997/supplements/1597; Horncastle News 7-4-45 and 14-4-45; Page 151 of Volume 6 of Bomber Command Losses.

F/SGT V. MEANWELL, Royal Canadian Air Force

Grave of Victor Meanwell at Horncastle Town Cemetery, Boston Road

Horncastle Memorials: QEGS, Town Cemetery. Last Name: MEANWELL. First Name: Victor. Age At Death: 30. Birthplace: Russia. Rank: Flight Sergeant (Navigator). Service Number: R/107667. Regiment/ Service: Royal Canadian Air Force. Unit: 22 OTU Squadron, Group 91. Date of Death: 30/11/1942. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: HORNCASTLE CEMETERY Lincolnshire. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Section C. Square 60. Grave 7. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Son of John and Alexandra Meanwell; husband of Ruby Meanwell of Courval, Saskatchewan. Canada.

Biographical Notes: Victor was born in 1911 in St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Son of John and Alexandra (nee Kooznetzova) Meanwell. He came to England with his parents and attended Horncastle Grammar school between 1924 and 1926. He then went to Canada with his parents. His sister Helen married Mr. Arthur C. Hill, of Market Place, Horncastle.

Victor returned to England as a Flight Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Airforce, based in the West Midlands. His crew took off from Gaydon for a night navigation exercise in a Wellington III HF633, crashed at 0240.

Horncastle News12-12-42: Report of funeral, age 31, born Petrograd Russia, came to England with parents. Sister married Mr. A. C. Hill, of Market Place, Horncastle, and he attended Horncastle Grammar. Went to Canada with his parents. Researcher: David Meanwell, Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: CWGC says 30 years. Sources Used: Bomber Command Losses Volume 7, page 178. Horncastle News12-12-42.

DVR F. G. BELL, Royal Army Service Corps

Memorials in Horncastle:  Town Cemtery. Last Name: BELL. First Name: Frank Gordon. Age At Death: 19. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Rank: Driver. Service Number: T/14056272. Regiment/ Service: Royal Army Service Corps. Unit:336 Tank Transporter Coy. Date of Death: 25/09/1946. Place of Burial/Commemoration: Horncastle Cemetery (Grave marker). Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Sec. C. Square 53. Grave 36. UK Memorials: Horncastle Cemetery (Grave marker). Researcher: Michael Peck.

PTE. L. J. SPITTLEHOUSE, Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s, Town Cemetery. Last Name: SPITTLEHOUSE. First Name: Leonard John. Age At Death: 26. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4804139. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 4th Bn. Date of Death: 05/08/1944. Cause of Death: Died of wounds. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: HORNCASTLE CEMETERY Lincolnshire. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: B. Square 61. 18. UK Memorials: Horncastle Cemetery. Next of Kin: Son of Harry and Lillian Spittlehouse of Great Sturton, Horncastle.

COL. A. A. ELLWOOD, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C, T.D., Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Drill Hall. Last Name: ELLWOOD : D S O, O B E, M C, J P. First Name: Arthur Addison. Age At Death: 57. Rank: Colonel. Regiment/ Service: General Staff. Former Regiment/ Former Service: Lincolnshire Regiment. Former Unit: 4th Bn. Commanding Officer. Date of Death: 15/03/1943. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL Surrey. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Panel 1. Column 1. UK Memorials: Mareham-le-Fen W.M. Next of Kin: Son of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Ellwood and Caroline Ellwood. Husband of Winifred Ellwood (nee Scorer) of Mareham, Lincs. Brother of Charles Hugh Edward.

Biographical Notes: Justice of the Peace. ‘COL. ELLWOOD – “Presumed Killed in Action at Sea.” Official news has now been received that Colonel A. A. Ellwood, DSO. MC, OBE, JP. CC, of the Manor House, Mareham-le-Fen, is presumed to have been killed in action at sea during March this year. Col. Ellwood was reported missing about three months ago.

Col. Ellwood enrolled in the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in 1902, when his father was Commanding Officer. Commissioned in 1907 he was the last officer to be commissioned in the Battalion before re-organisation in the Territorial Force. He was mobilised in August 1914 and became Brigade machine gun officer and served throughout the last war with machine guns, and gained the DSO, OBE AND MC. He went to India as second in command of a machine gun battalion in the period after the Armistice, and was subsequently in command of the 4th Battn. Lincolnshire Regiment.

His wife was formerly a Miss Scorer. He farmed at Mareham-le-Fen, and was a JP on the Horncastle Bench. His brother, Lieut. C. H. Ellwood, was killed in the last war. A memorial service will be held at Mareham-le-Fen on Sunday at 3 p.m. Lincolnshire Standard 17th July 1943.

ELLWOOD- Previously reported missing, now presumed to have been killed in action at sea in March, Colonel A. A. Ellwood, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., T.D., much loved husband of Winifred, Manor House, Mareham, Boston, Lincs. Memorial service at Mareham-le-Fen Church on Sunday, 18th July 1943. Lincolnshire Standard Obits 17th July 1943.

BRAVE SOLDIER ——– Memorial Service for Col. Ellwood. A memorial service to the late Colonel Ellwood, DSON., OBE., MC., JP., CC., of the Manor House Farm, presumed killed in action during March last, was held at the Parish Church, Mareham-le-Fen, on Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Rector (Rev. J. H. T. Renshaw) who made reference to the sterling qualities that Colonel Ellwood possessed, the high rank he attained and the distinctions he had achieved. The Rector also read extracts from letters which have been received from comrades serving with and under him testifying to his gallantry and unselfishness at the time of the tragic occurrence. The Rector thought the village had lost a true friend. Among those attending were etc etc. Louth Standard 24th July 1943.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the field, dated 1st January, 1917: -To be Awarded the Military Cross., Capt. (temp. Maj.) Arthur Addison Ellwood, Line. R., attd. M.G. Coy.

His Majesty the KING- has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the Field. “Dated 1st Jan. 1918 -Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.-Capt. (T. /Maj ) Arthur Addison Ellwood, M.C , Line. R , attd. M G.C.

Sources Used: Horncastle News 17-4-43, 17-7-43, Lincolnshire Standard 17th July 1943. and Obits http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29886/supplements/33; http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30450/supplements/20, Louth Standard 24th July 1943. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson.

MAJOR S. J. BUNCH. M.C., Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial & Drill Hall. Last name: Bunch. First Name: Sydney James. Age At Death: 33. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Major. Service Number: 65774. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: attd. 6th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Date of Death: 01/12/1943. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY. Country: Italy. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: VII1. E. 42. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Son of the Revd. Joseph Arthur Bunch and Lila Bunch, of East Twickenham, Middlesex husband of Vera Evelyn Bunch Bunch of Congleton, Cheshire. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 25-12-43 & 29-1-44, Elder son of Rev J. A. Bunch and Mrs Bunch of Scrivelsby Rectory has been KIA in Italy. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson Notes: Commemorated Horncastle W M Hospital / Lincolnshire Regiment WW2 Roll of Honour / Scivelsby St Benedict

C.Q.MS. H. HUDSON, Lincolnshire Regiment (4th Battalion)

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s, Drill Hall. Last name: Hudson. First Name: Henry. Age At Death: 29. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Colour Sergeant. Service Number: 4803379. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 4th Bn. Date of Death: 27/07/1944. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY Calvados. Country: France. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: 2. 1. 9. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Richard and Annie M. Hudson of Alford. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 5-8-44: Official news was received on Thursday that Quartermaster-Sergeant Harry Hudson of Candlesby, has been killed in Normandy. Before the war he lived in Horncastle, working for Messrs. Achurch and Sons, High Street, and lodging with Mrs. H. W. Stockton, South Street. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: C.Q.M.S. on memorial, Sgt. in Lincs Regt Roll of Honour.

CORPL. W. SCOTT, Lincolnshire Regiment (2nd Battalion)

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, Drill Hall. Last Name: SCOTT. First Name: Walter. Age At Death: 24. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Corporal. Service Number: 4803376. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 2nd Bn. Date of Death: 20/07/1944. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados. Country: France. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Son of John and Fanny Scott of East Barkwith, Lincolnshire. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 19-8-44: Cpl. Walter Scott, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, of Beck Houses, East Barkwith, has been killed in action in France. He was only 24. He had may friends at Horncastle, where he was on the staff of Messrs. Parsons Bros. He volunteered for service in the Army on the outbreak of war, and saw service in Norway and Iceland. Researcher: C J Anderson. Notes: Treasured memories of a much loved brother, Cpl. Walter Scott, killed in action, July, 1944 in France. From his devoted sister and brother-in-law, Mabel, Henry and Children, Hundley. Lincolnshire Standard, 19 August, 1944, p8 Commemorated East Barkwith, / Horncastle W.M. Hospital, / Lincolnshire Regiment WW2 Roll of Honour.

PTE. J. T. BAKER, Lincolnshire Regiment (4th Battalion)

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, Drill Hall, Methodists, St Mary’s, Drill Hall. Last Name: BAKER. First Name: John Thomas. Age At Death: 22. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4803623. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 4th Bn. Date of Death: 17/06/1944. Cause of Death: Died of wounds. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY Calvados. Country: France. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: I1. G. 12. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Eldest son of John T and Maud Mary Baker. Biographical Notes: Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Mareham Road, have received word that their son, Pte. John Baker, aged 23 years, has been killed in Normandy. Before the war he worked at the Horncastle branch of the Co-operative Society. A year ago he married a Hereford Girl. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: M.I. P69 Horncastle Cemetery. Sources Used: Horncastle News 1-7-44: Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Mareham Road, have received word that their son, Pte. John Baker, aged 23 years, has been killed in Normandy.

PTE. W. H. A. BEDFORD, Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: BEDFORD. First Name: William Henry Alfred. Age At Death: 20. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4867391. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 6th Bn. Date of Death: 23/04/1943. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY. Country: Tunisa. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: V1. E. 4. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of the late Mr. W. Bedford and Mrs Bedford. Sources Used: Horncastle News 12-6-43.

PTE. C. K. HARE, Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: HARE. First Name: Cyril Kemp. Age At Death: 21. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4804208. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt.Unit: 2nd Bn. attd No. 1 Inf. Base Depot. Date of Death: 09/06/1940. Cause of Death: Presumed killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: ST. VALERY-EN-CAUX FRANCO-BRITISH CEMETERY Seine-Maritime. Country: France. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: A. 58. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Herbert and Eliza Mary Hare of Horncastle. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: attd. No 1. Inf. Base Depot.

PTE. A. U. MOORE, Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: MOORE. First Name: Allan Ulyatt. Age At Death: 24. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincoln. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4801927. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 1st Bn. Date of Death: 21/01/1943. Cause of Death: Died of wounds. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: CALCUTTA (BHOWANIPORE) CEMETERY, KOLKATA. Country: India. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: L. 13. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Second son of B. U. Moore. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 30-1-43, died of gunshot wounds whilst serving in India. Joined regular army 6 years ago. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 30-1-43.

PTE. K. W. POCKLINGTON, Lincolnshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: POCKLINGTON. First Name: Kenneth William. Age At Death: 26. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincoln. Rank: Private. Service Number: 4801963. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 4th Bn. Date of Death: 24/02/1945. Cause of Death: Died a P.O.W. Place of Death: Stalag XXA (Hospital). Place of Burial/ Commemoration: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY Berlin. Country: Germany. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: 10. H. 1.UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Mr. and Mrs. W. Pocklington, of Low Toynton. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 7-4-45: Mr. and Mrs. W. Pocklington, of Low Toynton, have received official notification that their only son, Pte. Kenneth Pocklington, has died in a German prison camp hospital. Pte Pocklington, who was 26 years of age, had been a prisoner of war in Germany for five years. He served with the Lincolnshire Regiment and was taken prisoner in the fighting in Norway in the early part of the war. He had been in the Regular Army eight years. He was not married. 8-11-47 Pte. K. Pocklington’s grave located in Germany and re-interred in the Berlin (Heerstrauss) British Cemetery, Berlin, Germany. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson.

ORD. SMN. E. R. HORSFIELD, Royal Navy

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s (listed as R. Horsfield). Last Name: HORSFIELD. First Name: Ernest Roy. Age At Death: 18. Rank: Ordinary Seaman. Service Number: C/JX 351282. Regiment/ Service: Royal Navy. Unit: H.M.S. “Fidelity”. Date of Death: 01/01/1943. Cause of Death: Missing presumed killed. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent.Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Panel 70. 2.UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Samuel Percy and Nellie Horsfield of Horncastle. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 4-9-43, Official notification received. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/2560.html. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: Listed as R. Horsefield in St Mary’s. Sources Used: Horncastle News 4-9-43, http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/2560.html.

SERGT. T. E. HARNESS, Royal Navy

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: HARNESS. First Name: Thomas Edward. Age At Death: 31. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincoln. Rank: Gunner. Service Number: 838377. Regiment/ Service: Royal Artillery. Unit: 5 H.A.A. Regiment.  Date of Death: 05/03/1944. Cause of Death: Died a P.O.W. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY. Country: Japan. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Brit. B. B. 1. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 19-5-45: Official notification has been received that Sergt. Thomas Edward (Ted) Harness, son of Mr. J. Harness and the late Mrs Harness, of Scrivelsby Road, Horncastle, has died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Sergt. Harness. Who was aged 31, and single, joined the Regular Army in May, 1934. He was posted to Hong Kong in 1935, and taken prisoner there by the Japs on Christmas Eve, 1941. In 1942 he was transferred to Osaka Camp, Japan, and died there on March 5th last (with photo).

SIG. F. TASKER, Royal Corps of Signals

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s Church. Last Name: TASKER. First Name: Fred. Age At Death: 36. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Halifax. Rank: Signalman. Service Number: 2351118. Regiment/ Service: Royal Corps of Signals. Unit: 19th Inf Div. Sigs. Date of Death: 03/01/1945. Cause of Death: Died. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY. Country: India. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: 4. H. 5. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Mark and Annie Tasker; husband of Alice Tasker (nee Taylor) of Horncastle of 6 Lincoln Road, Horncastle. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 20-1-45: Official notification was received on Wednesday by Mrs. Alice Tasker, of 6, Lincoln Road, Horncastle, that her husband, Signalman Fred Tasker, Royal Corps of Signals, died on Jan. 3rd in a military hospital in the Indian theatre of war. Sig. Fred Tasker, who was 36 years of age, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tasker of Louth Road, Horncastle. He joined the forces four years ago. and had been serving in the Far East. After leaving school he was employed as a sorting clerk and telegraphist at Horncastle Post Office. Later he moved to Wombwell Post Office, and from there to Halifax Port Office, from where he joined the forces, He married Miss Alice Taylor, daughter of the late Mr. J. Taylor and Mrs. Taylor, of 6, Lincoln Road, Horncastle, and he leaves a widow and one small son.

L/SGT. R. TODD, Coldstream Guards

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, Methodists, St Mary’s. Last Name: TODD. First Name: Richard. Age At Death: 25. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincoln. Rank: Lance Sergeant. Service Number: 2659830. Regiment/ Service: Royal Armoured Corps. Unit: and No. 6 Commando. Date of Death: 23/03/1945. Cause of Death: Died of wounds. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Nordrhein-Westfalen. Country: Germany. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: 62. A. 10. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of W. H. and Elizabeth Todd of Horncastle.  Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 21-4-45: Mrs E. Todd, of Foundry Street, has received a letter from an officer saying her son, Sergt. Dick Todd, Commandos, reported last week as missing in the fighting in Germany, is now reported wounded and prisoner of war. 28-5-45 Official notification that Sergt. Todd, was drowned in the Rhine crossing operations. 5-5-45. extract from letter from a Padre with the (Sappers) saying how they had found his body and laid him to rest at the British Military Cemetery at Xanten, near the banks of the Rhine (also letter from CO).

PTE. S. D. COOPER, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: COOPER. First Name: Stanley Dawson. Age At Death: 31. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 5833242. Regiment/ Service: Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Unit: 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt. Date of Death: 03/03/1944. Cause of Death: Died of wounds. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY. Country: Italy. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: V, K, 7. UK Memorials: Addition to grave – Horncastle cemetery. Next of Kin: Son of  James and Nellie Cooper of Foundry Street, Horncastle. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News. 18-3-44: Mr. & Mrs. J. Cooper, of Foundry Street, Horncastle, have received official notification that their son, Pte. Stanley Cooper, aged32 years, has died of wounds received while acting as a stretcher bearer in the Anzio Beachhead. Before the war Pte. Cooper was employed by Messrs. Lunn and Dodson, grocers, Bridge Street, and was later transferred to Bedford, from where he joined the forces three years ago. He was a member of Horncastle Salvation Army Band. Pte. Cooper was not married. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: M.I. B20 Horncastle Cemetery; Dawson.S. in Army Roll of Honour.

CORPL. A. HUNT, Leicestershire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: HUNT. First Name: Arthur. Age At Death: 29. Birthplace: London. Residence: Lincoln. Rank: Corporal. Service Number: 4862122. Regiment/ Service: Leicestershire Regt. Unit: 1st Bn. Date of Death: 05/10/1944. Cause of Death: Killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: BAARLE-NASSAU ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Noord-Brabant. Country: Holland. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: A. 2. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 21-10-44: Official notification has been received that Cpl. Arthur Hunt, of Horncastle, was killed in action in North-West Europe on October 5th. He was 29 years of age, and lived with his step-father, Mr. W. H. Firth, at 6, Sturton Place, Horncastle. He attended the Wesleyan Day School, and worked for Messrs. Lunn and Dodson, grocers, Bridge Street, before joining the Forces in 1940.

CAPT. R. E. H. PARKINSON, Sussex Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: PARKINSON , M B E. First Name: Richard Edward Hope. Age At Death: 21. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Sussex. Rank: Captain. Service Number: 88370. Regiment/ Service: Royal Sussex Regt. Unit: 4th Bn. Date of Death: 04/11/1942. Cause of Death: Died of wounds as P O W. Place of Burial/Commemoration: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY. Country: Egypt. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: XXIX. H. 5. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of William Gerald Parkinson, M.A., M.D., and of Bessie Margaret Parkinson of Oving, Bucks. Biographical Notes: The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Excellent Order-of the British Empire in recognition of distinguished services in the field: – To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:- Lieutenant Richard Edward Hope Parkinson (88370), The Royal Sussex Regiment. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35556/supplements/2071.

C.S.M. A. CLARKE. M.M., Northamptonshire Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: CLARKE : M M. First Name: Arthur. Age At Death: 30. Birthplace: Lincolnshire. Residence: Northampton. Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2 (C.S.M.). Service Number: 5882275. Regiment/ Service: Northamptonshire Regt. Unit: 5th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers). Date of Death: 04/11/1943. Cause of Death: Presumed killed in action. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY. Country: Italy. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: I1. B. 13. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Frederick Arthur and Mary Ellen Clarke.

PTE. E. M. BASFORD, Royal Army Pay Corps

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial. Last Name: BASFORD. First Name: Edward Minton. Age At Death: 31. Birthplace: Leicestershire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Private. Service Number: 7669967. Regiment/ Service: Royal Army Pay Corps. Date of Death: 06/01/1946. Cause of Death: Died. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: MELTON MOWBRAY (THORPE ROAD) CEMETERY Leicestershire. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: Circle , 2649A. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of James and Frances Maria Basford of Horncastle

Biographical Notes: The death is reported from Melton Mowbray, of Pte. Edward Minton Basford, of Horncastle, who died suddenly on Sunday, at the age of 31. He was carrying out his usual Army duties when he suddenly collapsed and passed away almost immediately. Pte. “Mint” Basford joined the Forces in June 1940, and was serving as a clerk in the Army Pay Corps, stationed at Melton Mowbray. Before joining up he was employed at Horncastle office of the Lincs. Road Car Co, He visited Horncastle only last Thursday to see his father who is ill in hospital. He was then in his usual health. Pte. Basford was to have been married in three weeks time. Horncastle News, January 12, 1946

The funeral took place at Melton Mowbray on Thursday of last week. He was the son of Mr. James Basford of Horncastle. He had gone to Melton with his fiancee Miss Patricia Shellock, A.T.S. of Rainham, Kent, to make arrangements for his wedding. He died at the home of his brother, Mr. William Basford, at 77, Saxby Road, Melton. A post-mortem examination was held and an inquest was found to be un-necessary. Death was caused by a clot of blood in the main artery leading to the heart. Horncastle News, January 19, 1946. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 12-1-46 and 19-1-1946.

OFF/CADET E. W. WELLS, Officer Cadet Training Unit

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, Drill Hall. Last Name: WELLS. First Name: Eric Whitaker. Age At Death: 28. Birthplace: Nottinghamshire. Residence: Lincolnshire. Rank: Officer Cadet. Service Number: 4803014. Regiment/ Service: Lincolnshire Regt. Unit: 4th Bn. Date of Death: 05/02/1942. Place of Burial/Commemoration: DUNBAR CEMETERY East Lothian. Country: Scotland. Panel/ Bay/Grave: E. 223. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Son of Arnold Cecil and Ellen Barratt Wells; husband of Ida Mable Wells of Swanpool, Lincs. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Notes: Recorded as Private in Army Roll of Honour. No entry in Lincolnshire Regt. Roll of Honour. O.C.T.U. on memorial.

S/L/ D. B. DRAKES, Royal Air Force

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, QEGS. Last Name: DRAKES. First Name: David Baron. Age At Death: 22. Rank: Squadron Leader. Service Number: 40214. Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force. Unit: 49 Squadron. Date of Death: 01/11/1941. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/Grave: 28. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Youngest son of John Baron Drakes and Doris Mary Drakes; husband of Barbara Drakes (nee Beauchamp) of Teddington, Middlesex. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 15-11-42, Official notification reporting missing over enemy country. Took off at 1948 from Scampton in Hamden I AE224 EA-Z on a Anti-shipping operation. Shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands. This was the first Hampden to be lost from a night anti-shipping operation. Page 170 Bomber Command Losses, Vol. 2. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 15-11-42; Page 170 Bomber Command Losses, Vol. 2.

F/O. J. STANLEY, Royal Air Force

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial. Last Name: STANLEY. First Name: John Bottomley. Age At Death: 26. Residence: Grimsby. Rank: Flying Officer (Navigator). Service Number: 143258. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit: 49 Squadron. Date of Death: 22/06/1944. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY Noord-Holland. Country: Holland. Panel/ Bay/Grave: 33. A. 4. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Son of William and Nellie Stanley, of Grimsby; husband of Lucy Margaret Stanley (Dowse) of Grimsby Biographical Notes: Took off 2311 from Fiskerton in Lancaster III ND683 EA-K for Wesserling. Crashed into the sea off the coast of Holland. Four bodies later washed in by the tides – Page 292 Bomber Command Losses Vol 5. Horncastle News 4-11-44: Flying Officer Jack Stanley, R.A.F., was this week officially reported missing, presumed killed. Before joining the R.A.F. he was a police constable stationed at Horncastle. Two years ago he married Miss M. Dowse, of Legsby Avenue, Grimsby, and he has one child, aged three months. Horncastle News 7-3-45 Flying Officer Jack Stanley, R.A.F., previously reported missing believed killed, has now been officially reported killed in air operations last June. His grave has been found in the liberated part of Holland. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 4-11-44 and 7-3-45 : Page 292 Bomber Command Losses Vol 5.

F/O. J. H. WARNER, Royal Air Force

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s, QEGS, Town Cemetery. Last Name: WARNER. First Name: James Herbert. Rank: Flying Officer. Service Number: 128619. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit: 617 Squadron. Date of Death: 16/05/1943. Cause of Death: killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey. Panel/ Bay/Grave: Panel 130. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Biographical Notes: James Herbert Warner attended Horncastle Grammar School between 1928 and 1930.

P/O. J. H. GILLING, Royal Air Force

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial. Last Name: GILLING. First Name: Jack Humphrey. Age At Death: 20. Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot). Service Number: 41842. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force. Unit: 144 Squadron. Date of Death: 04/07/1940. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: KIEL WAR CEMETERY Schleswig-Holstein. Country: Germany. Panel/ Bay/Grave: 3. A. 20. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Eldest son of Reginald and Agnes Gilling of Barnet, Hertfordshire. Biographical Notes: Took off from Hemswell in Hampden I P4361 PL- for Kiel. Shot down by Kiel flak and crashed close to target. . Page 84 Bomber Command Losses, Vol. 1 Horncastle News 16-11-40. Officially reported dead, missing since Jul 4th. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 16-11-40; Page 84 Bomber Command Losses, Vol. 1

SGT./P. D. V. SORFLEET, Royal Air Force

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, Methodists, St Mary’s, QEGS. Last Name: SORFLEET. First Name: Daniel Victor. Age At Death: 20. Rank: Sergeant. Service Number: 1625696. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Date of Death: 26/06/1945. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: OTTAWA MEMORIAL Ontario. Country: Canada. Panel/ Bay/Grave: Panel 4. Column 2. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Son of Victor William and Alice Sorfleet of Toynton St. Peter, Lincolnshire, England.

Biographical Notes: Newcastle News 26-1-46: Mr, and Mrs, V. W. Sorfleet, Spilsby Road, Horncastle, have received notification from the Air Ministry that their son Sergt-Pilot Daniel Victor Sorfleet, is presumed to have lost his life on June 26th last, as a result of an aircraft accident near Vancouver Island, Canada, No trace has been found of the Dakota or of the crew of three. A most extensive search of the area was made, and 900 hours of flying spent in searching for the missing aircraft.

Sergt.-Pilot Dan Sorfleet was educated at Horncastle Senior School. from where he won a scholarship to Horncastle Grammar School. He was for some years an officer of the Boys Brigade, and one of the first members of the Horncastle A.T.C. Squadron, in which he was a sergeant instructor. Before joining the R.A.F. in April, 1943, he was on the staff of the L.N.E.R. at Horncastle. After preliminary training at various R.A.F. stations in England he went to Canada in November 1943, and obtained his wings in March 1945. Sources Used: Newcastle News 26-1-46.

AC/1. F. J. SMITH, Royal Air Force

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s, QEGS. Last Name: SMITH. Age At Death: 32. Rank: Aircraftman First Class. Service Number: 1261534. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Date of Death: 28/12/1942. Cause of Death: Died a P.O.W. Place of Burial/Commemoration: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY. Country: Japan. Panel/ Bay/Grave: Brit. H. C. 1. UK Memorials: Horncastle St. Mary. Next of Kin: Eldest son of John HOWARD, and Mary Frances Smith of Langton Hill, Horncastle; husband of Evelyn Laura Smith (nee Bird) of Barkingside, Ilford, Essex. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 4-9-43, Died a P.O.W. in Japanese hands, leaves a widow formerly Miss Laura Bird of Dalderby and a son aged 3½ years, Educated Horncastle Grammar and Southampton University, and subsequent teaching career, his last appointment being one of the masters at Bow, London. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 4-9-43.

L.A.C. F. URRY, Royal Air Force Regiment

Memorials in Horncastle: Town Memorial, St Mary’s. Last Name: URRY. First Name: Fred. Age At Death: 27. Rank: Leading Aircraftman. Service Number: 942171. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Date of Death: 18/03/1945. Cause of Death: Died. Place of Burial/Commemoration: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Country: Singapore. Panel/ Bay/Grave: Column 454. UK Memorials: Horncastle W. M. Hospital. Next of Kin: Adopted son of Mrs. M. Webster. Biographical Notes: Horncastle News 6-12-45: Mrs Horsfield, of 111, Foundry Street, Horncastle, has received official intimation that Fred Urry, known to his friends as Dicky Dixon, died on March 18th last in the Far East. He was taken prisoner in Kula Lumpar in 1942. Before the war he worked for Mr. Bernard Cook at the Bull Hotel Yard garage and after losing his parents made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Horsfield. Researcher: Michael Peck and C J Anderson. Sources Used: Horncastle News 6-12-45.

F/SGT T.C. ACKROYD, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. Last Name: ACKROYD. First Name: Thomas Campbell. Age At Death: 23. Rank: Flight Sergeant. Service Number: 1578880. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit: 104 Sqdn. Date of Death: 04/04/1945. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: MALTA MEMORIAL. Country: Malta. Panel/ Bay/Grave: 18, Column 1. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Son of Herbert Ackroyd, and of Winifred Margaret Ackroyd.

P/O F.W BELTON 1925-1933, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. Last Name: BELTON. First Name: Frederick William. Age At Death: 26. Rank: Pilot Officer / Nav. Service Number: 80284. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit: 44 Squadron. Date of Death: 09/05/1942. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY Berlin. Country: Germany. Panel/ Bay/Grave: Coll. 8. A. 16-32.T2176. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Son of George and Margaret Ellen Belton. B.A. (Lond.). Biographical Notes: Pilot Officer attached to the BA, RAF (VR) 44 Squadron as Flight Engineer was killed in action on the 9th of May 1942, age 26. It was on the 9th of May 1942 193 strong formation took flight heading to Warnemunde which was joined by the Avro Lancaster R5568, KM-T form RAF Waddington. PO Frederick never made it past Lambrechshagen, 7km WNW of Rostock only one of the crew survived Sergeant T D Moore became a prisoner of war 31 aircrew killed and four Lancasters of the 44th Squadron were lost on the night operations. Researcher: Mike Hogson. Notes: Took off from Waddington for Warnemunde in Lancast Mk 1 R5568 KM-T crashed near Lambreshtshagen.

SGT K.C.F. BELTON, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. Last Name: BELTON. First Name: Kenyon Charles. Age At Death: 27. Rank: Sergeant. Service Number: 971753. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit: 17 OTU , 44 Squadron. Date of Death: 09/05/1942. Cause of Death: Killed on air operations. Place of Burial/Commemoration: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey. Country: England. Panel/Bay/Grave: Panel 39. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Son of George and Margaret Ellen Belton. Biographical Notes: Died on 12th of May 1941 as part of low level flying training he along with the crew, Sergeant N R MacMillan and Sergeant W Hunter disappeared without a trance. The exercise saw them leave form Bristol Blenheim V5391. Horncastle News 8-11-41: Pilot Kenneth F. Belton, reported killed by enemy action, educated Horncastle Grammar and Grenoble University, France, awarded Inter B.A. (London), employed Public Assistance Department, Lindsey County Council. Researcher: CJ Anderson and Mike Hodgson. Notes: Take off from Upwood, Huntingdonshire in Blenheim IV V5391, tasked to fly a low-level exercise at less than 250feet. Lost without trace. PAGE, 50 Bomber Command Losses, Volume 7. Sources Used: Horncastle News 8-11-41, Pilot Kenneth F. Belton, reported killed by enemy action, educated Horncastle Grammar and Grenoble University, France, awarded Inter B.A. (London), employed Public Assistance Department, Lindsey County Council.

L/SGT F.E.L. DAVIES, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. Last Name: DAVIES. First Name: F E L. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Biographical Notes: F E L Davies attended Horncastle Grammar School between 1931 and 1932. Notes: Possibly Lance Sergeant Frederick Edward Leonard Davies 6897748, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th (lst Bn. The Rangers) Bn. Killed 27/07/1942 and buried in El Alamein War Cemetery. Son of Leonard Joseph and Catherine Mary Davies, of Ealing, Middlesex.

SGT N.V. LLOYD, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. Last Name: LLOYD. First Name: Norman Victor. Age At Death: 21. Rank: Sergeant (Pilot). Service Number: 1126349. Regiment/ Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Date of Death: 05/06/1942. Cause of Death: Died. Place of Burial/ Commemoration: HOYLAKE (GRANGE) CEMETERY Cheshire. Country: England. Panel/ Bay/ Grave: D. C. of E. 62. UK Memorials: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle. Next of Kin: Son of Robert and Eliza Ann Lloyd of Minting. Researcher: C J Anderson. Notes: Also commemorated Gautby All Saints.

T.W. BELTON

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. No information found.

F. BOOTHBY

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. No information found.

J. BYECROFT

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. No information found.

J.S. RICHARDSON

Memorials in Horncastle: QEGS. No information found.

Horncastle Children’s Homes WW2 Memorial

LEONARD ADLAND, Royal Navy

WALTER BOOTH, Royal Navy

JOE BUGBY, Royal Navy

MOSES EDWARDS, Royal Navy

DICK HILL, Royal Navy

JACK HOLT, Royal Navy

HARRY VASEY, Royal Navy

JOHN VASEY, Royal Navy

GEORGE ADLAND, Army

LEWIS ALLEN, Army

JACK BARNES, Army

CYRIL BARNES, Army

REGINALD BIRD, Army

HARRY BOOTH, Army

GEIRGE BURMAN, Army

HARRY BURNETT, Army

ALEC BURNETT, Army

JACK CLARK, Army

SYDNEY GODDARD, Army

GEORGE GREEN, Army

HAROLD JOHNSON, Army

EDWIN MILLS, Army

FRANK NORTH, Army

GEORGE NICHOLSON, Army

BERNARD NICHOLSON, Army

DAVID NURSE, Army

JOE PANTER, Army

DICK PARKINS, Army

FRANK ROBINSON, Army

ERNEST ROOKS, Army

FRED RUSSELL, Army

TOM RUSSELL, Army

JOHN SCOTT, Army

ROLAND SCOTT, Army

THOMAS SSIMPSON, Army

THOMAS THACKER, Army

GEORGE THORNTON, Army

JACK FUSSEY, Army

ERICWILSON, Army

HAROLD WOOLLEY, Army

JOHN ARTHUR WRIGHT, Army

EILEEN BURTON, Auxiliary Territorial Service

MARY CARR, Auxiliary Territorial Service

MAY JOHNSON, (killed in air raid) Auxiliary Territorial Service

NANCY NICHOLSON, Auxiliary Territorial Service

JOAN PINDER, Auxiliary Territorial Service

JUNE THACKE, Auxiliary Territorial Service

OLICE WRIGHT, Auxiliary Territorial Service

CHARLES ADLAND, Royal Air Force

ROLAND BRACKENBURY, Royal Air Force

GEORGE HOWES, Royal Air Force

DENNIS LEAK, Royal Air Force

FRANK MITCHELL, Royal Air Force

EDMUND NURSE, Royal Air Force

GEORGE SMITH, Royal Air Force

OWEN TYSON, Royal Air Force

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