Scredington’s First World War soldiers.

 

JAMES CARTER

Son of Robert and Elizabeth

1891 census
age given as 9; in Rotten Row, Scredington

1901 census
age given as 18; occupation given as groom (domestic); in Leasingham

1911 census
age given as 29; married to Sarah Jane (aged 25); one child Walter John Henry (age 1½); occupation given as agricultural labourer, in Moorhouses, New Bolinbroke, Boston

Private (6395) in the First Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment

He died on 1st November 1914 and his name also appears on Panel 21 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial


THOMAS GOY

Son of Thomas and Louisa

1901 census
age given as 4; at Gate House, Burton Gorse (Burton census)

1911 census
age given as 14; at 68 Crossing, Sleaford (Burton census)

Programme for Scredington Sports on 7th July 1913 shows Tom Goy (Burton) entered for the one mile flat handicap (open) race starting at 200 yards (the largest lead over the scratch competitor), for the 100 years flat handicap, under 17 years being the scratch runner and for the pole jump (open).

Grantham Journal of 12th July 1913 has a notice “Thomas Goy fined 5s for allowing a terrier to stray at Burton Pedwardine on 24th Ult.

Private (3033) in the Fourth Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment

He died on 13th January 1915 at home in Burton Pedwardine and is buried in the churchyard at St Andrew’s Church, Burton Pedwardine


ROBERT HANDFORD

Son of Thomas and Sarah

1901 census
age given as 7; at Scredington

1911 census
age given as 17; occupation given as labourer brickmaker; at Scredington, Folkingham (Spanby census)

Corporal (9375) in the First Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment

He died on 4th May 1915 of wounds received and is buried in grave II A.181 at the Balleul Communal Cemetery, Extension Nord


WILLIAM COULSON, DCM

Son of William and Alice

1901 census
age given as 8; father’s occupation given as hawker

Enlisted on 18th May 1910 in the Lincolnshire Regiment Special Reserve aged 17 years 10 months

Transferred on 4th July 1911 to the Regular Army

Corporal (9183) in the First Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment

He died on 16th June 1915 and his name also appears on Panel 21 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Awarded DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal ) on 1st August 1915 for Gallantry in the Field. £20 forwarded to Mr W Coulson of Scredington

The Grantham Journal for 24th December 1915 states “The distinguished Conduct Medal and Ribbon won by the late Acting-Sergt. William Coulson, of the 1st Lincolns, on October 21st, 1914, for conspicuous bravery and skill as Commanding Officer’s observer, have been forwarded by the War Office to the deceased’s father at Scredington. When under heavy fire, Sergt. Coulson twice volunteered to take a message from the Commanding Officer to the firing trench, and fulfilled his task each time successfully. He was, however, killed near Hooge, on June 16th.


ERNEST CARTER

Son of Robert and Elizabeth

1891 census
age given as 4; at Rotten Row, Scredington

1901 census
age given as 14; at Wood Baulk, Scredington

Private (34479) in the First Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 32242, 1st Res Cav)

He died on 9th April 1917 and is buried in grave IV G 21 at the Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflanes


SAMUEL CARTER

Son of Robert and Elizabeth

1901 census
age given as 9; at Wood Baulk, Scredington

1911 census
age given as 19; occupation given as waggoner; at Bassingham, Lincoln

Husband of Betsy Elizabeth (who later re-married someone whose surname was Bee and she lived at 35 Handley Street, Sleaford)

Private (241575) in the Second/Fifth Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment

He died on 26th September 1917 and is buried in grave IX A 28 at the Dochy Farm New British Cemetery


SAMUEL SETH LINDSEY

Son of Enos and Effie Mary

1901 census
age given as 4; at Scredington

1911 census
age given as 14; occupation given as agricultural labourer; at Scredington, Folkingham (Spanby census)

Enlisted on 10th December 1915

Transferred to Reserves on 11th December 1915

Mobilised on 23rd January 1917

Married on 4th April 1917 to Alice Walden (who later lived at 7 Sempringham Fen, Folkingham)

Sent to France in May 1917

Child Mary Elizabeth born on 12th October 1917

Private (42449) in the Second/Seventh Battalion of the Manchester Regiment

He was declared missing, presumed dead, on 21st March 1918 and his name appears on panel 64 to 67 of the Pozieres Memorial


HERBERT HENRY PELL

Son of Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (later of 8 Albion Terrace, Boston Road, Sleaford)

1901 census
age given as 5; at Scredington

Stamford Mercury of 24 June 1910 records that Herbert Pell, a Scredington youth, fractured a thigh in an accident during agricultural pursuits and was taken to Lincoln County Hospital. A few weeks previously he had a portion of the middle finger of his right hand cut off.

1911 census
age given as 15; occupation given as yard boy on farm; at Scredington, Folkingham (Spanby census)

Driver (640592) in the 87th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery

He died on 27th May 1918 and is buried in grave 11 A 30 of the Gwalia Cemetery


WILLIAM LUPTON SHARP(E)

Son of Archer and Fanny

1901 census
age given as 1; at Scredington

1911 census
age given as 11; at school; at High Street, Heckington

Enlisted at Grantham

Private (41345) in the Sixth Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment (formerly 93936 of the Notts and Derbys Regiment)

He died on 29th August 1918 and his name appears on Panel 7 of the Vis-en-Artois Memorial


Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

FRANK HOLMES, MM

Son of William (who died before 1920) and Lizzie Sophia (later of Maryland House, Amber Hill, Boston)

1891 census
age given as 1; at Scredington

1901 census
age given as 11; at Scredington

1911 census
age given as 21; occupation given as butcher; private in barracks at Aldershot in the Army Service Corps

Enlisted 26th August 1908 aged 18 years 10 months
Transferred to Army Reserve on 26th August 1911 and living at The Poplars, Scredington
Transferred into Motor Transport Section at Rouen on 11th December 1915
Promoted to Acting Lance Corporal on 15th November 1916
Promoted to Lance Corporal on 5th March 1917
Gazetted MM (Military Medal) on 13th March 1918, for Bravery in the Field
Promoted to Acting Corporal on 12th April 1918
Corporal (M26972) in the Clearing Office, Royal Army Service Corps
Certificate granting 28 days leave dated 6th February 1919

He died on 13th February 1919 at 2 Brownlow Street, Grantham of influenza and is buried in the churchyard at St Andrew’s Church, Scredington

Grantham Journal of 22nd February 1919 states “We regret to record the death, from influenza, of Sgt. Frank Holmes, M.M., the sad event taking place on Thursday week. A butcher by trade, he was at the outbreak of the war in the employ of the late Mr. Richd. Bell, Brownlow-street. Being an Army reservist, he was recalled to the Colours, and joined his unit, the A.S.C., as a motor transport driver. He proceeded to France, and had been there throughout hostilities, coming home occasionally on leave. He returned to Grantham on demobilisation leave, arriving at Harrowby Camp on Feb. 4th. He was released the following day, when he went to Brownlow-street to take up work as manager to Mrs. Bell. There he was unfortunately seized with influenza, and passed away as stated. Aged 29, deceased was the fourth son of Mrs. W. Holmes, of Ambor [sic] Hill, and late of Scredington, Sleaford.

A letter from his mother to the Army on 27th September 1919 states that he died at home whilst on demobilisation leave and not at camp.


ELLIS CARTER

Son of Robert and Elizabeth

Birth registered First Quarter 1885 as Elliss

1891 census
age given as 6; in Rotten Row, Scredington

1901 census
age given as 16; occupation given as servant – carter on farm; in Silk Willoughby


Herbert Brocket

Herbert Brocket (third from the right)

HERBERT WILLIAM BROCKET

Son of Samuel (owner of a brickworks in Scredington) and Frances Elizabeth

Born 1873 at Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire

1881 census
age given as 7; at Burton Pedwardine

1901 census
age given as 26; occupation given as sick nurse; at Barnhill Poorhouse, Glasgow

Married 6th April 1904 to Annie Burns White in the United Free Church, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. He was living in Stonehouse and was a tile manufacturer and she was living in Larkhall.

Grantham Journal of 20 April 1907 states that H.W.Brocket was nominated as churchwarden by the Vicar.
Grantham Journal of 9 April 1910 states that he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the parish council aged 33

1911 census
age given as 37; occupation given as brick pipe and tile manufacturer and employer; in Scredington, Folkingham (Spanby census)

Programme for the Scredington Sports on 7th July 1913 shows H.W.Brockett on the committee

Arrived in France on 5th June 1915

Corporal (58662) in the Royal Army Medical Corps

He died on 28th June 1919 at East Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex of nephritis and cardiac failure and his name appears on the Addenda Panel of the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial and also on the Eastbourne Central Military Hospital Memorial