In July 2011 a ceremony was held to mark the installation of Commonwealth War Graves Headstones to identify the graves of four Gainsborough soldiers who died as a result of their army service in World War One.
Peter Bradshaw put together a booklet about the servicemen, which includes photos and information about each of the men. It is in PDF format and be be downloaded from our Publications page.
The soldiers were:
Gunner James Percy Green, Royal Field Artillery
Private Albert Ernest Farrow, South Staffordshire Regiment
Private Frederick Masters, Royal Defence Corps
Sergeant Ernest John Whitney, Royal Engineers
The following five servicemen had unmarked graves and weren’t recognised as Commonwealth War Graves. Research by Peter Bradshaw meant that in 2009 they were recognised as war graves and a ceremony was held at the General Cemetery to mark the occasion.
Peter Bradshaw put together a booklet about the servicemen, which includes photos and information about each of the men. It is in PDF format and be downloaded from our Publications page.
Private Edwin Clarence Bennett, Sherwood Foresters
Lance Corporal John William Blow, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders
Driver Albert Booth, Sherwood Rangers
Driver Jonathan Goulding, Royal Field Artillery
Private Harold Webster, 2/5th Lincolnshire Regiment
The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington