List of servicemen whose families we’re trying to trace

Before we can restore the headstones of fallen servicemen in the Gainsborough General Cemetery we need to make every effort to track down their relatives, so they can give their permission for us to start the restoration work. Some of the names below have links, and this is because we have already restored the headstone thanks to funding.

 If any of them is your relative, could you please get in touch:

Walter Cecil ALBORN, HMS Black Prince, his headstone mentions that he was killed at Jutland.

Charles Embrough AYSCOUGH, 2nd Lincolns, “Missing in France”

Hugh Roland BARNARD, 5th Lincolns, “Fell in action October 13th, 1915” at the Hohenzollern Redoubt.

Tom Harry BEAL, 2nd Lincolns, “Missing July 1st 1916”

Robert William BELTON, Australian Infantry, “Fell in action in  Gallipoli.” He went to live in Australia before the war and joined up when war began.

Wilfrid Basil BOWER, Royal Scots, “Who died of wounds in France.”

Charles BRADSHAW, Army Service Corps, “At rest in Dueville Cemetery, Italy, for his country”

Jack BRAILSFORD, Royal Scots, “Killed in action.” He was  only 16 when he enlisted and was 19 when he was killed.

Grace BROADBERY, WWI nurse  who served in France.

Frank FOWLER, R.G.A. “Who Died on Active Service in France.”

Frank William HAGGETT, M.G.C. “Who was killed in action at Epehy, France.”

Archibald Frank HEWITT, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, “Who fell in action at Albert.” He went to New Zealand before the war and worked  on a sheep ranch.

William Oswyn HILL, H.A.C. “Missing at Bullecourt”

Frederick Charles HINCH, R.F.A. “Killed in  Action.”

George Robert INGLE, 1st Lincolns, “Buried in Shelter Wood at the Battle of the Somme.”

Edward KETTLES, “Who was killed in France”

Robert KIRK, 2nd Lincolns. “Killed in  action.”

Arthur LEEMAN, 2nd Lincolns “Killed in action.”

David MARSHALL, D.C.M., King’s Royal Rifles, “Killed in  action.”

George Leonard MARSHALL, 2nd Lincolns, “Who died of wounds after the Battle  of Loos.”

Charles Henry MILLS, 6th Lincolns, “Killed in action.”

Thomas William MOULD, 5th Lincolns, “Who was killed in France.”

William Frank PARKIN, Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders, “Killed  in action.”

Frank RICHARDS, 1st Lincolns, “Died in action in Flanders  Fields.”

George H. M. ROBINSON, R.E., “Who gave his life at Damascus.”

James Percy SEARLE, Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders, “Killed in  action at Arras.”

Joseph STANILAND, 6th Lincolns, “Who died of wounds received, in France.”

George Edward TAYLOR, 5th Lincolns, “Killed in action in France Oct 13th 1915.

James Edward WESTERN, 7th Norfolk Regiment, “Killed in action in France.”

John Samuel WRIGHT, 2nd Lancashire  Fusiliers, “Fell in action in France.”


The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

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