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The Lincolnshire Regiment

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  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron


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    Roll of Honour for

    The Lincolnshire Regiment

    August 1939 – November 1946

    &

    The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment


    December 1946 - December 47

    (The Lincolnshire Regiment, became the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment in late 1946, so 16 men are commemorated by the CWGC and also honoured by that title).

    There are over 1,200 names who served with the Lincolns or attached to other units during WW2. (I apologise in advance for any omissions and mistakes).

    It is compiled in chronological order and where possible will have headstone photos and copies of documents/information from the following sources:-

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Casualty details)
    The National Archives (War Diaries & other documents)
    Lincoln Archives (Nominal Roll & Roll of Honour)
    Headstone photos provided by other members of this Forum and taken by myself, and downloaded from the internert and where possible, sources acknowledged.

    6 Battalions of the Lincolns served during WW2, 4 of which served as Infantry throughout. Overall, the Lincolns served in most Theatres of Operations. The 7th & 8th Battalions existed for a short time in the UK, before being converted to serve with the Royal Artillery. Other smaller units will also be mentioned in due course.

    When war broke out on 3rd September 1939, the battalions were in the following places:-

    1st Battalion – Nasiribad in Rajputana with one Company detached at Ahmedabad in the Bombay Presidency, India.
    2nd Battalion – Portland in Dorset, UK
    4th Battalion – Lincoln, UK
    6th Battalion – Grantham, UK

    1st Battalion

    North West Frontier of India, Burma, Malaya & Netherlands East Indies.

    2nd Battalion

    UK
    BEF – France, Belgium
    BLA – France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany & Palestine

    4th Battalion

    UK
    NWEF – Norway
    Iceland (Garrison)
    BLA - France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany

    6th Battalion

    UK
    BEF – France
    MEF - North Africa
    CMF – Italy
    Germany

    7th Battalion

    UK
    (Converted to 102 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment on 1 December 1941)
    BLA – France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany

    8th Battalion

    UK
    (Converted to 101 Anti-Tank Regiment on 22 December 1942, Disbanded August 1943)
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: MARSH, JOSEPH
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No: 4798888
    Date of Death: 08/09/1939
    Age: 28
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: Row 9. Grave 30.
    Cemetery: HERRINGTON (ST. CUTHBERT) CHURCHYARD
    Location: Durham
    Additional Information: Son of William and Adelaide Marsh, of Herrington; husband of Lily Marsh, of New Herrington.

    Cause of Death: Died as a result of an accident at Portland (Castle). Found dead in the moat, having apparently fallen from the top of the battlements. No witnesses to this incident. (Source – 2 Lincolns War Diary).

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    4th October 1939 - Second Lincolns, having sailed from Southampton (UK) on the “Duke of Argyll” (3rd October), disembarked at Cherbourg, France, destination Tource en Charnie and joined the BEF.
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: STOCKS, ALAN
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4801093
    Date of Death: 11/11/1939
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 1st Bn.
    Grave Reference: 7. F. 15.
    Cemetery: KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Stocks, of Newstead Colliery, Nottinghamshire.

    Enlisted in the Lincolns 6 April 1934.

    Cause of Death: Drowned. No further details (Source – Lincolns Roll of Honour)

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: MITCHELL, RICHARD GRANVILLE
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Service No: 75046
    Date of Death: 16/12/1939
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference: I. B. 6.
    Cemetery: BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
    Additional Information: Son of Richard Evelyn and Flora Ethel Mitchell, of Whiteley Village, Surrey.

    London Gazette: Second Lieutenant 9th April 1938.

    Cause of Death: Death caused by the explosion of an Anti-Tank mine at the Corps Junior Leaders School. (Source – 2 Lincolns War Diary).

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: MILLER, WALLACE GEORGE CHRISTOPHER
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4804319
    Date of Death: 11/01/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: A Company, 6th Bn.
    Grave Reference: Sec. N/11. Grave 9.
    Cemetery: NOTTINGHAM NORTHERN CEMETERY

    Cause of Death: Killed at Grimsby. Part of a section returning from night operations. Whilst marching in the gutter, was hit by a Corporation Bus and died instantly. (Source – 6 Lincolns War Diary).

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: BALL, SAMUEL GEORGE
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4804671
    Date of Death: 24/01/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Grave Reference: Row E. Grave 6.
    Cemetery: BLURTON CHURCH CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Arthur Henry and Helen Ball, of Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent.

    Cause of Death: Died whilst attached to the Infantry Training Centre. Cause not recorded. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll & Roll of Honour).

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    War Diary of 4 Lincolns

    12th April 1940 – 4 Lincolns board the “Empress of Australia” at Gourock in Scotland and are issued with Arctic Kit.
    15th April 1940 – At sea, 4 Lincolns are told their destination, which is Namsos in Norway.
    16th April 1940 – Land at Namsos during harassing air actions.

    War Diary of 6 Lincolns

    2 April 1940 – Prepare for possible move overseas.
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: BALLAAM, RONALD STANLEY
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4803450
    Date of Death: 21/04/1940
    Age: 20
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Panel Reference: Panel 9. Column 3.
    Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
    Additional Information: Son of Frank and Ada Louisa Ballaam, of Grantham, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Missing in Norway, presumed died of wounds. (Source – Lincoln's Roll of Honour).

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    4 Lincolns in Norway.

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: PRIKE, HARRY
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4803869
    Date of Death: 21/04/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. D. 4.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of John and Beatrice Prike, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Killed in action. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: SMITH, RONALD MAURICE
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4802380
    Date of Death: 21/04/1940
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. D. 3.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY

    Cause of Death: Killed in action, but date of death given as 11 May 1940. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll). 4 Lincolns had been evacuated back to Scotland by that date. Further investigation required. Lincoln's Roll of Honour has the same date as CWGC.

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: HARRISON, EDWARD
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4801168
    Date of Death: 22/04/1940
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. D. 10.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Lizzie Harrison, of Lincoln.

    Enlisted Lincolnshire Regiment: 5 June 1934.

    Cause of Death: Killed in action. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    There is a newspaper report from the Grantham Journal 24th May 1940 about Ronald Stanley Smith and 3 other Grantham pals of the Lincoln's.
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    Also.
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: ROE, GEORGE FREDERICK
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4803895
    Date of Death: 22/04/1940
    Age: 22
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. D. 2.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Elsie Roe; husband of Bessie Roe, of Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Died of Wounds in Hustad. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: TOYNE, ALICK
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4802998
    Date of Death: Between 22/04/1940 and 23/04/1940
    Age: 20
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. D. 8.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of George and Alice Toyne, of Lincoln.

    Cause of Death: Killed in action. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: TIBBS, FREDERICK WILLIAM
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No: 4792043
    Date of Death: 23/04/1940
    Age: 37
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. D. 9.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Joe and Annie Tibbs; husband of Florence V. Tibbs, of St. Giles, Lincoln.

    Cause of Death: Died of wounds. (Source – Lincoln's Roll of Honour).

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    War Diary of 6 Lincolns

    26 April 1940 – Board the Steamship's Prague & Tynwald at Southampton.
    27 April 1940 – Arrive and disembark at Cherbourg, France to join the BEF.
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: HUMPHREY, GEORGE
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 4803598
    Date of Death: 27/04/1940
    Age: 20
    Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
    Unit: 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: A IV British. L. 3.
    Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Henry and Annie Maud Humphrey, of Harlaxton, Lincolnshire.

    Cause of Death: Died of wounds. (Source – Lincoln's Nominal Roll).

    Enlisted Lincolns 10 May 1939

    Photo thanks to Stormbird.

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