Friday, April 26, 2013

'The Fallen' of East Halton, North Lincolnshire

1. St Peter's Parish Church and lych gate, East Halton. 

2. WW1 memorial, East Halton, North Lincolnshire. 
3. WW2 memorial, East Halton, North Lincolnshire
4. CWGC headstone for WW1 casualty AC2 L.A. Smith
 For additional information click on 'Comments' below.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

East Halton is a parish in North Lincolnshire situated near the southern side of the Humber estuary. The two World War memorials for 'The Fallen' of East Halton are situated inside the lych gate of St Peter's Parish Church.

The WW1 memorial (Photograph No. 2) lists the names of 9 parishioners who fell in the 1914 - 1919 war. The WW2 memorial (Photograph No. 3) lists the names of 6 parishioners who died in the 1939 - 1945 war.

In addition, in St Peter's Churchyard is one official CWGC casualty from WW1: AC2 L.A. Smith, Royal Air Force who died on 16 July 1920.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

East Halton First World War Memorial

Below is a transcription of the First World War Memorial of East Halton, North Lincolnshire:

To the Glory of God and in memory of the East Halton men who fell in
The Great War
1914 - 1919

A.W. Chappell
H. Coverdale
A. Nicholson
N. Ross
E. Turner
W. Thompson
C. Warnes
K. Warnes
A. Warwick
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The WW1 casualty, AC2 L.A. Smith, who is interred in East Halton Churchyard is not listed on the East Halton War Memorial. Presumably this is because he was not a local man. The address of his next of kin is in London.

This is the CWGC citation for AC2 L.A. Smith:

Name: SMITH, LEONARD ARTHUR
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service No: 97935
Date of Death: 16/07/1920
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Coastal Area Aircraft Depot (Donnibristle) formerly Mercantile Marine
Grave Reference: In North-East part.
Cemetery: EAST HALTON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire.

Additional Information:
Son of John William and J. E. Smith, of 5, Church Rd., Willesden, London.
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Saturday, 27 April, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

East Halton Second World War Memorial

Below is a transcription of the Second World War Memorial of East Halton, North Lincolnshire:

To the Glory of God and in memory of the East Halton men who fell in the
Second World War
1939 - 1945

A. Brown
N, Durham
N. Hargreaves
T. Jerrard
J. Leaning
S. Smaller
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