Roll of Honour - December 1915

By December 1915 many more Scotter men had enlisted and a 'Roll of Honour' was published in the 'Gainsborough News'. Their names were listed as:-

William Holland          (North Face)                       Joe Stokes                  (East face)
Walter Sleight           (North face)                        John Nelson                (West face)
John Naylor              (West face)                         Uriah Loughton            (South face)
Arthur Snowden        (East face)                          Harry Martin                (West face)
Sidney Johnson         (North face)                        John Maw                   (West face)
James Houltby           (see below)                        Wilfred Butler              (West face)
Albert Robinson         (South face)                        Elijah Walker               (East face)
George Rennison       (South face)                        Basil Eminson               (West face)
Robert Eminson         (North Face)                        Ralph Eminson             (West face)
Clarence Eminson      (West face)                         John Sargent               (East face)
James Sargent           (East face)                          Alfred Sergeant           (see below)
Charles Sergeant       (casualty not listed)              William Fitchett           (casualty)
Reginald Osbourne    (South face)                         Rowland King              (casualty)
Herbert Cottingham   (March 1915 roll of honour)   Sidney Cable               (see below)
Walter Arrand           (West face)                         John Thomas Loughton (East face)
 

Later three of these men who served and survived were not listed on the monument:-

ALFRED SERGEANT

Alfred Edward Sergeant  ('Alf')
578 Private, Lincolnshire Regiment
10138 Private, Royal Irish Rifles
21052 Private, Royal Irish Regiment

born 1894 at Manchester 
son of Joseph Thomas ('Joe', a farm foreman from Goxhill) and Ann ('Annie'; nee Clare from Padgate near Warrington) 
family moved to Redbourne, then Northorpe Grange and later to Woodhouse Cottage, Scotter
  
enlisted in September 1914
at the Somme, in July1916 wounded 'in the early days of the big push' and hospitalised
  in England
 
married Blanche Ellen Harsley on 27th June 1921 at St. Peters Church
lived on South Street, Scotter
normal sight then one day at work he went permanently blind from the effects of wartime
  'shrapnel behind the eyes'

wife died in 1943 and he later went to live with their daughter at Blyth, Nottinghamshire
moved back and resided at Lea Road, Gainsborough
died 4th April 1962 aged 68 at St. George's Hospital, Lincoln
buried next to his wife in Scotter Cemetery 
parents buried in the churchyard
remembered on Northorpe War Memorial 
brother of Charles Francis (other Great War casualties)
 

JAMES HOULTBY  (later used Holtby; connection to Scotter not known)

James Thomas Houltby 
15250 Private, Lincolnshire Regiment
T/355349 Driver, Army Service Corps

born 23rd March 1887 at Deepdale, near Barton on Humber
son of William (an agricultural labourer from Cabourne near Caistor) and Mary Jane (nee Pike of Worlaby)
mother died in 1893
 
in 1911 worked for John Ireland at Molescroft Grange farm near Beverley

enlisted in 1915
arrived in France on 1st June 1915
on demobilisation posted to Class Z Reserve - a civilian obliged to return to the Army if called upon

married Daisy Stark in 1920 in the Grimsby district
the next year their son James D. was born in the Glanford Brigg district

died in 1978 aged 91 in the Scunthorpe registration district


SIDNEY CABLE  (connection to Scotter not known)

2535 Acting Corporal, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Lance Corporal, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

born June 1890 in Grimsby
son of John (a fisherman from Bradwell, Essex) and Eliza Ann (nee Capes of Grimsby)
when he was just 4 years old his father died then his mother died within the next six months
with his older sister Dorothy moved to live with the family of his grandmother Elizabeth Capes and her 2nd husband William Wilspear Smith at 41 Hainton Avenue, Great Grimsby

enlisted 12th April 1915 at Retford
described as 5 feet 5 and a half inches tall
promoted to Lance Corporal on 27th August 1915 and to Acting Corporal
  on 13th December 1916
joined the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment on 19th December 1917 
  and sent to France
suffered gas poisoning
posted back to England on 8th November 1918
discharged 22nd February 1919