War Memorial

AMBER HILL WAR MEMORIAL

(This information has been put together from various web sites – but it is not complete and hopefully YOU can help.  Additions and alterations can be made so please contact me – Joan Barnes, Parish Clerk -  email – joanbarnes.pc@btinternet.com)

The original war memorial dedicated for those who lost their lives in both the Great War 1914-1918 and the Second World War was at St John the Baptist Church, Maryland Bank. 

Following the closure of the Church in 1995 the memorial was transferred to the Toftstead Primary School and was re-dedicated by the Bishop of Grantham on the 10th November 1995.  It is now attached to a small wall in the grounds of the school. The re-dedication service was attended by pupils of the school who laid crosses at the foot of the memorial.  It was also attended by families of those listed on the memorial. (The school was officially closed in July 2010)

The plaque is inscribed with ‘To the Glory of God in memory of the fallen of this parish’.  ‘Lest we forget’.

1914-1918
George Bush
Joseph Carey
Percy Chapman
Herbert Clark
Frank Holmes
David Proctor
James Pocklington
George Robinson
George Smith
Herbert Smith
George Westmoreland
Herbert Williamson

1939-1945
Norman Hasnip
William Seymour
Thomas Wright

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1914-1918

George Bush

Joseph Carey - Service No. 26455.  He was the son of Isaac and Susan Carey of Stickney, and husband of Amy Susan Carey of Amber Hill. He was a Private in the 8th battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and died on the 24th October 1917 aged 28 years. Joseph is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Percy Chapman – Service No. 10276.  He was the son the Eliza Chapman of Amber Hill.  He was a Private in the 8th battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and died on the 16th July 1916 aged 27 years.  Percy is buried at the Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France.

Herbert Clark

Frank Holmes

David Proctor – Service No 12385.  He was the son of Edward Henry and Betsy Proctor of Homeland Villa.  He was a Private in the 6th battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment and died on the 16th July 1916 aged 25 years.  David is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, France.

James Pocklington

George Robinson

George Smith

Herbert Smith

George Westmoreland – Service No. 38542.  He was the son of W & Mrs M J Westmoreland of Amber Hill.  He was a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and died on the 7th August 1918 aged 29 years.  George is buried in the Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mally-Mallet, France.

Herbert Williamson

 

1939-1945

Norman Hasnip

William Seymour

Thomas Wright – Service No 4808023.  Eldest son of Charles and Emily Wright of Amber Hill.  He was a Corporal in the 10th Company Pioneers.  He participated in the D Day landings and was killed shortly afterwards, aged 30 years.  Tom is buried in the Rue Allied Cemetery in Bayeux, France.

 

(updated September 2014)