West Lindsey Churches Festival
We’ll be opening the Cemetery Chapel on the 19th and 20th May from 10am until 3pm on both days.
Cemetery walks telling the stories behind the eight war graves of Royal Flying Corps Officers from 33 Squadron who died in WWI. Also details of the five RAF Officers buried in the cemetery from WWII. There will also be walks detailing the WWI war graves and the sixty recently restored headstones with inscriptions remembering soldiers buried abroad. There will also be details of the artist Pte. John Belton who was killed in action in May 1916.
Also in this section of our web site are details of some of the ceremonies we’ve held.
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
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