Low Toynton - William Scholey

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Reference WMO/264452

Address:

St Peter's Churchyard

Low Toynton

Horncastle

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Coade
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Scroll type headstone
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In Loving Memory of William Scholey Who Was Called Home Suddenley October 31st 1917 Aged 56 Years “Even So Father. So It Seemed Good In Thine Sight.” Also Of William Henry, His Son Who Was Killed In Action At Loos, France Septr 25th 1915, Aged 19 Years “Greater Love Hath No Man Than This.” [ Previous recording: “Also Miriam His Wife Died Dec 18th 1948, Aged 79 Years” spacing unknown ]

Private 3197 William Henry Scholey Parents: William Scholey birth recorded 1862, son of John and Mary A Scholey. Miriam Winn birth recorded 1869 daughter of Moses and Mary Ann Winn. Parents marry 1890. Army Service Record has not survived and appears to be amongst (majority) those destroyed by enemy action WW2. Birth registered 1896, born Scrivelsby (as census) to William and Miriam Scholey. 1901 – in Horncastle, with parents. 1911 – in Low Toynton, with parents. Educated Horncastle Wesleyan School and Grammar School. Enlisted 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment between 18.11.1914 and 7.12.1914 (as issue of Army Service Number) at Sun Street, London EC2A 2EP. Place of birth was not recorded, residence noted as Horncastle. Battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Edward Faux. Landed Le Havre 18.3.1915, part of 47th Division, and went into line near Bethune for instruction in trench warfare. Held section of line near Festubert until (temporarily) attached 22nd Brigade/ 7th Division for Battle of Festubert (casualties: 23 killed/ 128 wounded). Then held line near Loos, withdrawn for training for Battle of Loos. Attack began 25.9.1915 with primary objective of mining spoil tip known as Double Crossier, battalion would then move on 400 yards to German 2nd line. Objectives captured and counter attack beaten off, but casualties heavy at 14 officers/ 250 other ranks. Short report of death in Horncastle News (16.10.1915) which notes engaged as teacher Spilsby National School. Second son of parents, who are still at Low Toynton. Reported killed in action 25.9.1915, no known grave and commemorated Loos Memorial (panel 130 to 135). ; Addition to Grave Marker in Low Toynton Churchyard (now disused and private property) : Horncastle Wesleyan Day School [Lost] (note entered as H.A. Scholey) Photograph is head and shoulders only with no trade badges etc. shown. Photo style is that used in England, and is not of the type commonly used in France and Flanders. Uniform appears brand new (many soldiers had photo taken for relatives on first occasion they were allowed off camp) and can obviously, and unusually, be reliably dated 18.11.1914 to 25.9.1915. M. Peck

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