Lincoln - Clasketgate Wesleyan Chapel

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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Freestanding
Description: Organ
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Built in 1836, on corner of Danesgate and Clasketgate. (Now demolished). The information is kept in Lincolnshire Archives Meth/C/Lincoln, Clasketgate/J/2/1 This a printed book 'The Story of the Wesley Chapel, Lincoln' by Wilfrid E Selby (1936 Centenary publication) According to this book a memorial tablet and memorial organ were installed and erected in 1924 'in commemoration of the service and sacrifice of the men of Wesley in the Great War. The builders of the organ were Messrs Abbot and Smith of Leeds, and the specification was drawn up by the organist of the chapel Mr J R Bee in consultation with the builders. The organ is of 3 Manuals compass CC to C (61 notes and a pedal organ CCC to F (30 notes). The organ was opened on the 10th September 1924 by Miss Collingham and the memorial tablet was unveiled at the same service by Mrs Edward Harrision. The cost of the organ was £3,400. On the front of the organ is a large plate, inscribed “To the Glory of God, and in ever grateful memory of Lincoln Wesley men who gave themselves in the service or in sacrifice in the Great War 1914-1918.” The memorial tablet – effectively designed by Messrs. M. J. Tuttell and Son – is of white Sicilian marble, in the Perpendicular style, with a background if Red Ogwell Devonshire, rising from an oak shelf, and bears the following inscription:-
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To The Glory Of God And In Memory Of Applewhite, Wm. Edgar Burwell, Charles Elvin, Joseph, Goudie, Alec, M. Gylee, Walter Harris, J, Walter Harris, Roland, W. Harrison, Walter W Harrison, Wilfred, E. Harrison, William J. . Hird, Harold. Hodgson, Edgar, B. Makins, F.E. Basil. Mosley, James. W. Oldham, R Edward. Pardoe, George S. Rawding, J Charles. Selby, Frederick C. Upcraft, Burton. Whitaker, Sidney, G Lincoln Wesley Men, Who For The Sacred Cause Of Liberty And Humanity Endured Even Unto Death In The Great War 1914-1918. The Remembrance Of Them Is As Music Ecclesiates Xlix.1.1

An handsome illuminated Memorial Book – the gift of Mr B, Ruddock- which has been placed on the oak shelf beneath the tablet, contains the names and records of all who served, in addition to those who made the supreme sacrifice. A full dedication report can be found in the Lincolnshire Chronicle, dated 13, September 1924. "Record of the Men of Lincoln Wesley who gave themselves in sacrifice or in service in the Great War, 1914-1918." See 'One Hundred Years, 1836-1936: The Story of Wesley Chapel, Lincoln" by Wilfrid E. Selby [Meth/C/Lincoln, Clasketgate/J/2/1] for a photograph of this volume on a ledge beneath the chapel's War Memorial tablet. Details of the service of the following men are recorded in this volume: Lance Corporal William Edward Asher Regimental Sergeant Major Stanley Goe Andrew Private William Frederick Andrew Private William Edgar Applewhite (killed in action, 8 May 1917) Lance Corporal George Barratt Lieutenant Norman Bayliss Lieutenant John Robert Bee Corporal Charles Borman Lance Corporal Walter Brooks Company Quarter Master Sergeant Charles Henry Brown Corporal Cecil V. Brumwell Private Robert James Brydson Bombardier Ernest Bunning Private Alfred Joseph Burwell Private Charles Burwell (killed in action) Signaller Sidney Catley Flight Cadet Horace Chantry Corporal John William Chantry Trooper Ernest Benjamin Cheffings Company Sergeant Major Frank Cheffings Captain George Henry Cheffings Sergeant Ralph Edward Cheffings Cadet Cyril Arthur Clark Sergeant Alfred James Clapham Gunner Thomas Henry Clapham Corporal Frederick William Clapham Corporal Percy Vincent Clark Private Samuel Martin Clipsham Private Frederick William Sellers Cooke Captain Henry Taylor Craft Lance Corporal Leonard Hylton Cram Chief Motor Mechanic William John Davis Corporal Frederick Samuel Harris Drury Driver Harold S. Edwards Second Lieutenant Charles Johnson Elvin Company Sergeant Major John Henry Elvin Lance Corporal Joseph Henry Elvin (killed in action) Sergeant George Etches Sergeant Instructor of Musketry Charles Fanthorpe Lance Corporal Arnold H. Feneley Squadron Sergeant Major Arthur Forrington Gunner John William Foster Lance Corporal Harold Victor Found Gunner Robert Sheppard Goose Lieutenant Alec Malcolm Goudie (killed in action, 18 August 1916) Lance Corporal Horace Green Corporal Robert Green Private Harold Percy Greenfield Private Frederick Henry Harvey Gresham Driver Walter Gylee (died of wounds, 11 August 1917) Sergeant Harold Robert Halkes Private William Thomas Hall Trooper Frank Hardy Lieutenant Joseph Walter Harris (killed in action, 3 June 1915) Lieutenant Robert Bewick Harris Private Roland Walter Harris (killed in action, 30 September 1918) Signaller Cyril Harrison Sergeant Ernest Edward Harrison Sergeant Ralph Henry George Harrison Second Lieutenant Frederick Martin Harrison Second Lieutenant George Harrison Sergeant Wilfred Ernest Harrison (killed in action, 1 July 1917) Private William Joseph Harrison (died of wounds) Second Lieutenant Walter Wingrave Harrison (killed in action, 21 September 1918) Trooper William Edgar Hayes Private Harold Hird (fatally gassed) Private Henry Carlill Hodgson Private Edgar Bradley Hodgson (killed in action, 7 November 1915) Lance Corporal William Parker Hodgson Seaman Torpedoman Arthur Holmes Flight Engineer Leslie Houldridge Flight Sergeant Charles John Jackson Lance Corporal Charles William Kell Private Frederick Lambert Gunner George Edward Lambert Private Arthur Lansdall Sapper John Percy Lansdall Private John William Larkin S.T.O. First Class H. Leversedge Lance Sergeant W. Leversedge Corporal Thomas Richard Maplethorpe Private Frederic Edward Basil Makins (died of wounds, 15 March 1917) Sergeant Alfred Woods Marshall Second Air Mechanic Hedley Carter Marshall Private John Herbert Marshall Private Albert Maxted Private Arthur Sanderson Mills Private James Walters Mosley (presumed killed, 21 March 1918) Private Henry Wilfred Noble Captain Eric William Oldershaw Private C. Oldfield Lance Corporal Robert Edward Oldham (killed in action) Air Mechanic George Salisbury Pardoe [31 January 1916] Sergeant George Marris Pearson Staff Sergeant Archibald Pogson Sapper Arthur Percival Pogson Sergeant Charles Henry Priestley Sapper George Edwin Pridgeon Private John Charles Rawding (killed in action, 30 June 1916) Private Joseph James Rawding Lance Corporal Jack Ratcliffe Sapper Harry Rook Captain James Herbert Ruddock Sergeant Robert Ernest Seely Private Frederick Clifton Selby (died of wounds, 19 May 1918) Staff Sergeant James Percy Sharman Lance Corporal Wilfred Shaw Captain Albert Ernest Stephenson Corporal Edgar Vincent Taylor Lance Corporal Sydney Ewart Taylor Second Air Mechanic Thomas Francis Taylor Corporal William Thorpe Private Burton Upcraft (killed in action, 15 September 1915) Lance Corporal Ernest Wainwright Corporal Cecil Ernest Warburton Private Henry Woods Warburton Sergeant George Edward Ward Cadet Frank Whitaker Private James Henry Herbert Whitaker Sergeant Stanley Percival Whitaker Lieutenant Sidney George Whitaker (killed in action, 22 March 1918) Lieutenant Frank White Royal Navy, George William White Sergeant John Harold Wingate Private Alec Harold Witterick

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