Publications and Ceremonies

The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers.

Contact: Susan Edlington

War story cover
Gainsborough's War Story 2
Gainsborough's War Story Book Cover (4)

Ceremonies - details can be found here

Booklets - The booklets are available for download here, they are in PDF format. We have booklets giving details of Commonwealth War Graves and the Royal Flying Corp 33 Squadron, the Roll of Honour, and a list of headstones with WWI inscriptions.


‘Gainsborough’s War Story’ Series.

Book One (red cover below)  cover the years from 1914 to Mid 1915.

This book costs 10.

Book Two (blue cover) looks at the end of 1915.  From the  “Hell’s Kitchen” explosion - the first large-scale loss of life of local soldiers to the  60 plus soldiers from Gainsborough, and surrounding villages, who were killed in the attack at Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13th October 1915.

This book costs 10.

Book Three (green cover) is about 1916. The book details what happened in Gainsborough and surrounding villages during 1916.  1916 was to see two of the most famous battles of World War One, the naval Battle of Jutland on 31st May-1st June and the Battle of the Somme which started on 1st July.

This book costs 15

Book Four (purple cover) is about 1917 .This book includes Gainsborough area  soldiers involved in the 1917 battles at Arras, Passchendaele and Cambrai. It also  details the work of 33 Squadron whose HQ was at Gainsborough during 1917, it was  tasked with defending against Zeppelins. They established an airfield at  Saundby. The book also tells the story of Conscientious Objector Alfred Martlew  who drowned in the Ouse at York in July 1917.

This book costs 15.

Book 5, and the final book in the series, is now available.  - 15.

Please e-mail to order your copy: Susan Edlington



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