Commonwealth War Graves in the General and North Warren Cemeteries

    The General Cemetery and the North Warren Cemetery both have servicemen recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

     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 can be downloaded here.

    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 can be downloaded here.


        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

 

 

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