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Military


On this page you will find an index to any military history that we will be placing on the site.

The first military history research we carried out was with regard to “what my grandfather did in the war”. Cyril Crawford was captured at the battle of Kalamata in 1941 and this page follows his journey through 4 years as a POW in Austria.

Cyril Crawford

 

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We are now researching the names that appear on the Roll of Honour that is in the church at Morton. This is a memorial to the men of Morton and Hanthorpe that lost their lives in The Great War of 1914-1918.

Morton War Memorial

 

Most villages in the area lost men in The Great War of 1914-1918.

Aslackby War Memorial

Baston War Memorial

Billingborough War Memorial

Dowsby War Memorial

Dunsby War Memorial

Edenham War Memorial

Folkingham War Memorial

Haconby War Memorial

Horbling War Memorial

Kirkby Underwood War Memorial

Langtoft War Memorial

Rippingale War Memorial

Sempringham War Memorial

Threekingham War Memorial

Thurlby War Memorial

Witham on the Hill War Memorial

 

 

The families of the villages also had many family members living in Bourne and research is currently being carried out into the many men commemorated on the Bourne War Memorial.

Bourne War Memorial.

 

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Another piece of ongoing research is to find out how one of our Morton Ancestors ended up being caught up in the Napoleonic Wars. Known affectionately as “Uncle Ted” within the family, Edward Marvin fought with the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo.

Edward Marvin

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Military Regiments research.
In the research we have carried out into the soldiers from our villages, we have amassed quite a bit of material pertaining to the regiments they fought with. We will be starting to collate the information we have and will be publishing some of our material.

Lincolnshire Yeomanry
Lincolnshire Regiment
Nottingham and Derbyshire Yeomanry
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

As with all our research each project can be seen as ongoing research so please keep checking for updates.

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