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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

The war memorial is within the Church of St Nicholas and takes the form of an ornate plaque the top half depicting Christ being crucified and the lower half a plaque in gilt leteering to those who died in World War 1. A further plaque is set in marble listing those who died in World War 2. There are 7 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God
and in memory of the
men of Normanton who
gave their lives in the
Great War 1914 – 1918.



Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant 273. 2nd Australian Light Horse. Died 18th April 1915, aged 21 years. Son of William and Annie Cartwright of Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY. B.210.



Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.


Joseph Samuel

Staff Sergeant 129284. Royal Field Artillery. Died 10th June 1919. Son of Mr and Mrs S Gale of Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated NORMANTON (St Nicholas) CHURCHYARD.



Private 52481. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 62556 North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th October 1918, aged 19 years. Son of George William and Sarah Oswin Hedworth of Normanton, Lincs. Born Long Bennington, enlisted Lincoln and resident Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, Montay. II.E.1


John Thomas

Private 13358. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916, aged 21 years. Son of William and Millicent Hempsall, husband of Annie Hempsall of Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 21.


Charles E

No Charles E Spendlow identified. Possibly Charles Spendlow. Driver T4/036951. 192nd Mechanical Transport Coy, Royal Army Service Corps, attd 69th Field Ambulance. Died of wounds 3rd June 1917. Born Bracebridge Heath, enlisted and resident Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated HOP STORE CEMETERY. Plot I. Row A. Grave 35.



Private 46482. 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Joseph and Fanny Woods of Barrowby, Lincs. Born Caythorpe, enlisted Lincoln and resident Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY. II.N.17.

1939 - 1945


John Dowse

Private 6023845. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 30th May 1941, aged 26 years. Son of William Kynaston Lloyd and Helen Andrew of Normanton, Lincs. Commemorated PHALERON WAR CEMETERY. 15.E.4.



Possibly Leading Stoker C/KX92825. HM Submarine Thunderbolt, Royal Navy. Died 28th March 1943, aged 25 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Brister. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. 71.3.


John Minta

Sub-Lieutenant. HMS Haslemere, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 25th November 1940, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas and Gladys Chambers of Normanton Hill, Lincs. Commemorated HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY. G.9.6.


Edward H

L/Corporal 14156539. 247 Provost Coy, Corps of Royal Military Police. Died 15th August 1947. Commemorated HAVERLEE WAR CEMETERY. 10.A.1.

Individual Memorial


John M

The electric lighting of this church was installed by Thomas Chambers in memory of his son Sub-Lieut John M Chambers. Killed in action 25th November 1940.

Last updated 16 June, 2007

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