1914-1918BRUMPTON Benjamin Private 201621, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment attached 468th Field Company, Royal Engineers. France/Flanders Died of wounds 23rd October 1917. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Born in Lissington, Oct 1890 to parents Benjamin and Ellen, Ag. Lab. Ben was a 2nd wagoner on a farm and it is assumed that he came to live in Fiskerton for farm work before enlisting in Lincoln. No evidence as to why he appears on the memorial at Cherry Willingham. (Information obtained from ancestry.com) KENNEDY Robert Sonalley Private 4170, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Lincoln, resident Cherry Willingham. Buried in BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Born 12th Nov 1897 in Broxholme. Son of the late James Christian Kennedy Ag Lab 1861-1900 and Mary Elizabeth Braider 1867-1900, of Belchford, Horncastle; Cousin of Jane & Alan Clay, Post Office, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln. Brother George 1888 both in Cherry Willingham in 1901 (Information obtained from ancestry.com) TAYLOR John Thomas Cliff Private 8595, 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Not killed in action discharged 11th Oct 1917 in Lichfield aged 47yrs. Died June 1918. Born 1869 in Chapletown, Sheffield live in the Railway Cottages, Cherry Willingham and worked as a Quarryman/Ironstone miner at Greetwell Quarry in 1911, he was married to Sarah Ann from West Fisby, Lincs eight years his junior and had two children a daughter Amy 1901 born in Sheffield and a son Arthur, 1906 born in Cherry Willingham. He signed on as a special reservist for 1 year 7th Sept 1916 and served in the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire regiment in 1888. WHITELAM Charles William Private 5028, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1916. France/Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Lincoln. Buried in BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Born Binbrook, Oct 1896 Son of George and Ellen Whitelam, of 2 School Cottages, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln. Brother Ernest 1910 and sister Dora 1909 born in Cherry Willingham. (Information obtained from ancestry.com) 1939-1945 GOODCHILD Thomas Harman Lieutenant, H.M.S. Gurkha, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th January 1942. Aged 31. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 76, Column 3 Born Apr-Jun 1910 in Barnet to William Henry Goodchild 1880 and Zelie Morgan Harman 1875-1950. Enrolled 1st Oct 1938 in London and made a Lieutenant in Dec 1940. Married Lucy Patricia Hope Hancock in Dec 1937 in Chard. Had a daughter Susan born in Welton 1939. His will stated that he lived in Cherry Willingham.
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