SUSWORTH Great War servicemen

The men of Susworth who served in the Great War are not listed on the Scotter monument and their village did not erect a war memorial. Laister Cook was a casualty (see his page).

Those listed below are the ones found so far who served in and survived the conflict. Beneath them are the names of the men who can't be confirmed with complete certainty. There will be others who haven't yet been traced.

 

1906

Susworth schoolchildren (1906); photo from Verna Foster

- the positions of those who can be identified are given in their sections

 
 
ARTHUR GULLIATT  ('Buss')

Private, 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Private, 52nd (Graduated) Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
6/40850, 22nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

born 24th June 1900 at Morton
son of John Henry (an agricultural labourer from Susworth) and Miriam (nee Awty from Ecclesall, Yorkshire)
became a carter

enlisted into the 53rd Leicestershires on 22nd September 1916 claiming to be 17 years old
described as 5 feet 6 inches tall; Church of England
fathers address given as 173 Bridge Street, Gainsborough
mobilized in July 1918 and posted to the 52nd Leicestershires
discharged in 1919 and transferred to ‘Class Z’ in case needed for immediate recall

worked as a labourer
In 1920 re-enlisted into 5th Lincolnshire Regiment and part of their Territorial’s until 1938
married Laura Saddington on 18th July 1925 at Gainsborough
lived at 2a Paddock Lane, Blyton

died in 1971 in the Gainsborough registration district
brother of Fred (below)
 

GEORGE HEMPSTOCK   (''Putty')

232457 Driver, Royal Field Artillery

born 9th September 1898 in Susworth
son of Alfred (a housepainter and paper hanger from Ranby, Nottinghamshire) and Betsy Annie (nee Fines of Hull)
family raised in Susworth
 
worked with horses during his war service
married Edith Drury of Asquith Street, Gainsborough in 1923
in 1929 a couple of years after having twins, Edith died in childbirth

worked at the farm of Henry Everatt Armstrong in Susworth
married Hilda Bull at Scotter Methodist Chapel in the 1943
lived at Mill Cottages, Susworth (since demolished)
on retirement they moved to Cambridge Avenue, Bottesford
a keen gardener

died in 1983 aged 84 in the Scunthorpe registration district
cremated
 

JOHN WILLIAM HUNSLEY 

Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

son of Stephen (an agricultural labourer from Scotter) and Martha (nee Day of Scotterthorpe)
born 10th May 1875 in Cote Houses 
father became a foreman at Edlington Farm, Messingham
 
married Ellen Ball of Gainsborough on 1st June 1903
set up home at 20 Campbell Street
daughters Ethel (born 14th March 1904), Bertha (4th April 1905) and Ada (15th January 1907)
an engine tester at Marshalls & Sons 
April 1908 enlisted into Territorial Army as 695 Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
5 foot 6 inches tall
re-enlisted 6th October 1920 as 4794724 Private, 5th Bn., Lincolnshires
and for 90 days on 14th April 1921 as 507 Sergeant, 'C' Company, 5th Bn., Lincolnshires

died in 1950 in the Gainsborough registration district
 

AMOS JACKLIN

27780 Private, Lincolnshire Regiment

born 20th October 1894 in Susworth
son of George Henry (a hawker from Burringham) and Sarah Ann (nee Neall of Crosby)
lived at Barlings Farm on East Ferry Road
the family were Wesleyans and then became Methodists
 
entered into partnership with his father and his brothers, Caleb and Job
gassed in the Great War and suffered from its effects for the rest of his life
married Edna Ivy Gates Longden of Burringham in 1925 in the Thorne district
left the family partnership to move to a rented farm at Keadby
moved to rent a larger farm at Swinefleet
finally bought and lived at Goole Grange Farm near Goole
a keen member of the Methodist Church in Goole
died in 1976 aged 81
brother of Job (below)

(in the Susworth School photograph of 1906 he is extreme right, back row)
 

JOB JACKLIN

27133 Private, 3/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment Territorial Force
20176 Private, Lincolnshire Regiment
242367 Lance Corporal, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

born 24th October 1896 in Susworth
son of George Henry (a hawker from Burringham and Sarah Ann (nee Neall of Crosby)
lived at Barlings Farm on East Ferry Road
the family were Wesleyans and then became Methodists

enlisted at Lincoln on 18th July 1916
described as just under 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 127 pounds
on 13th May 1917 suffered a bomb wound to his thighs while on bomb carrying duty
promoted to Lance Corporal on 8th November 1917 and to Corporal on 16th November 1918
as Acting Sergeant in 93rd P.O.W. Company took prisoners from England back to Cologne
discharged 13th December 1919

entered into a farming partnership with his brothers, Caleb and Amos, and their father
married Edith May Forman of Laughton of Laughton in 1924  
lived at Barlings House Farm on East Ferry Road
he and Caleb became partners
Lieutenant in the Susworth Home Guard in World War Two
on Caleb's death became a partner of his nephew, Kenneth Stanley Jacklin
died 4th February 1970 aged 73
buried with his wife in Scotter Cemetery
brother of Amos (above)

(in the Susworth School photograph of 1906 he is 6th from left, brother Jesse 2nd from left and sister Fanny 2nd from right, all on 3rd row from the back)

 

JOHN MORLEY

1590 Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
240171 Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

born 1895 in Susworth
son of John and Betsy Ada (nee Quibell originally Quible of Messingham)
by 1901 had moved with his sister and mother to live at Messingham with her parents William (an agricultural labourer from Hibaldstow) and Leah (nee Kingsley of Bottesford)

became a platelayer at Frodingham Iron & Steel Company
lived on Buckingham Street, Scunthorpe
  
joined the Territorial Army based at Scunthorpe from 11th June to 31st October 1913
5 foot 6 and a half inches tall
re-enlisted on 5th August 1914
arrived in France on 1st March 1915
suffered a gun shot wound on 13th October 1915
discharged on 25th December 1916
received the Silver War Badge 153965 as no longer medically fit for active service

 

The pyecrofts

back: Edith, Harry, Amy, Annie, Charlie, front: Herbert, Annie and Albert - photo from Dorothie Cole, daughter of Edith

CHARLES HENRY PYECROFT  ('Charlie')

22065 Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
241676 Private, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

born 1886 at Mexborough 
son of Harry (a farmer from Walkeringam) and Annie (nee Rodgers of Mexborough)
family lived for a time at Silkstone near Barnsley
in the early 1890s moved to Susworth where paternal grandfather Charles was a retired farmer


in 1901 worked as a yardman at the farm of Edward J. Day at River Trent Side, Messingham
family left Susworth before 1911
the picture taken around 1913 shows him with his parents and all his brothers and sisters

enlisted into the Army in December 1915 when family were living at Yaddlethorpe 
mobilized on 8th March 1916 
described as 5 feet 5 inches tall
sent to France on 20th June 1916 as part of the Expeditionary Force

in 1922 married Eleanor Victoria Petcher in the Spilsby registration district
lived and worked for a time at Cote Houses
eldest child Jean Hilda baptised at St. Peter’s Church in 1924
moved to live near Kettering and then on the the Market Bosworth district
in later life suffered terribly with his nerves as a result of wartime experiences 
died in 1967 aged 81 in the Leicestershire Central registration district
brother of Albert Edward (see Other Great War casualties)

 

ALBERT SCUTT

45105 Private, 3rd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment 
47655 Private, ‘E’ Corps, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment

born 24th May 1898 in Scotter
son of William (a farmer from Eastoft) & Ann Elizabeth (nee Bateman of Goole)

father had a small holding before becoming a dock labourer at Swinefleet 
family moved to South Ings Farm, Susworth in mid 1890s

became a school teacher

enlisted 2nd June 1916 aged 18 at Gainsborough 
described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 137 pounds, Church of England 
mobilized to Lincoln on 15th February 1917 and sent to a Training Battalion at Rugeley
joined the South Staffordshire’s on 11th July 1917 
posted to the Essex Regiment on 28th August 1918 
suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh on 21st September 
taken straight to 2nd General Hospital at Le Havre 
quickly returned home aboard the converted liner Essequibo 
spent a month in Cambridge Hospital before taking a 10 day furlough on 30th October 
discharged 27th December 1918

in 1927 married Ethel Winne Foulkes at Oswestry, Shropshire
died in November 1997 aged 99 in the Blackpool and Fylde registration district

(in the Susworth School photograph of 1906 he is 8th from the left, 3rd row down; his older brother Walter ‘Walt‘ is 3rd from the right, back row)
 

Walter and family (c1917)

with Ann, George & William (c1917); photo from Andrew Scutt, his great grandson

WALTER SCUTT  ('Walt')

possibly 241617 Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

born 1894 in Susworth
son of William (a farmer from Eastoft) & Ann Elizabeth (nee Bateman of Goole)

father had a small holding before becoming a dock labourer at Swinefleet
family moved to South Ings Farm, Susworth in mid 1890s

aged 16 was working a waggoner on the Susworth farm of Robert Robinson

in 1913 married Alice Gertrude Farmery in the Gainsborough registration district
father to George Reginald, William H., Frank, John Clarence and Nora E.

died in 1968 aged 74 in the Scunthorpe registration district
 

(on the Susworth School photograph of 1906 he is 3rd from the right, back row; his younger brother Arthur is 8th from the left, 3rd row down)
 


This man worked at Susworth

SYDNEY JOHN GREEN
  
89357 Gunner, 228th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

born 1895 at Scunthorpe
son of Stephen (an iron stone miner from Winterton) and Lizzie (nee Morley of Flixborough)
family lived at Crosby 

worked as a 2nd waggoner on a farm of the Toyne family
 
enlisted at Scunthorpe on 12th December 1915 when father worked at Warren Farm, Normanby
described as 5 feet 7 inches tall
mobilised and posted to No. 4 Depot on 27th May 1916
transferred to 228th Siege Battery on 30th June
sent to the Western Front on 14th January 1917 disembarking at Le Havre
Battery used four 8 inch Howitzers and by March 1918 they had six 6 inch Howitzers
home address given as 48 High Street, Ashby

probably married Alice M. Proctor in 1919

died 1962 aged 67 in the Scunthorpe registration district
parents buried at All Saint's churchyard, Flixborough

(in the Susworth School photograph of 1906 he is 4th from the left, back row)
 

There is a very good chance these men served but none can be proved with absolute certainty

CYRIL FRANCIS CLAYTON

possibly 223196 Driver, Royal Field Artillery

born 15th November 1897 in Susworth
son of William Henry (a farmer from Hatfield) and Annie Elizabeth (nee Armstrong of East Butterwick) 
 
awarded the Indian General Service Medal with Afghanistan and North West Frontier clasps

probably married Sarah Brown in 1936

died in 1976 aged 78 in the Lincoln registration district
 

FRED GUILLIATT

possibly 31925 Private, Yorkshire Regiment
            13364 Private, Labour Corps

born 1898 in Susworth
son of John Henry (an agricultural labourer from Susworth) and Miriam (nee Awty of Ecclesall, Yorkshire)

married Lucy Cottam Chapman on 13th January 1923 in St. John's Church, Gainsborough
died 16th November 1961 at Gainsborough

brother of Arthur (above)