War Memorial

Image courtesy memorial-lincs.org“The Memorial to the fallen, for this small Lincolnshire village, is situate in St. Mary’s church, and takes the form of a stained glass window. The unveiling ceremony took place on Trinity Sunday, 30th May 1926, and was performed by Sir David Hawley, heir to the Tumby Estate.” More information

At the bottom of the main window is placed the following inscription:

To the Glory of God and in Memory of the
following who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.

Capt. Cyril F. Hawley

Privates:
Charles Adams
Charles Bannister
Joseph Beecham
Frederick Brooks
William Chester
Albert Harlock
Albert Toyne
James Vamplew

From Alwyn Killingsworth, memorial-lincs.org:

I have been a resident of Kirkby on Bain since the mid 1990’s.  I have previously been clerk to the Parish Council and I am currently Church Warden to St. Mary’s Church. My interest in Military History started when I joined the Air Training Corps at the age of 13.  I served as a cadet until leaving at the age of 21 whereupon I joined the Territorial Army.  After time served, I became an adult Instructor with the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, finally hanging up my “boots” in 2012.

It was whilst serving with B Company 7th Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment that my interest widened to collecting militaria.  In particular, I collected medals, badges, buttons and ephemera to the Lincolnshire Regiment with my collection spanning both the 18th and 19th Century.

During the early 1990’s, however, I became acquainted with a gentleman from Martin by the name of Mike Credland.  Through his passion and enthusiasm, I soon became very interested in The Great War and my focus changed to this era of military conflict.  It was with Mike’s encouragement I began to research local War Memorials.  Tetford Memorial was the first I tackled, passing it on my way to work on a daily basis. Kirkby on Bain, Woodhall Spa, Kirkstead and others swiftly followed on, resulting in the creation of my website www.memorial-lincs.org.uk

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