Men from Market Rasen who were killed in 1918

Market Rasen War Memorials

Nineteen men from Market Rasen who were killed in 1918.

1. Sergeant Horatio CANTY, 8th North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales’) Regiment. Son of a retired soldier, all the males in the family went to War. Horatio joined up in 1915 and was soon promoted. He work in the cadet school in Strensall and was sent to France in June 1918. Horatio was killed in action on 4th November.

2. Lance-Corporal Clement Edgar CROW, 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He died of pneumonia on 23rd January, aged 19. He had lost his brother Herbert in 1916. He enlisted in 1915 and in 1917, he was made up to Lance-Corporal. Clem had been a brewer’s clerk.

3. Private Edward GOODYEAR, 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Edward was a working in the Brewery when he enlisted in 1914. He died of his wounds on 19th June. He left behind a widow and 4 children.

4. Private Joseph KITCHINGMAN, 7th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey). Joseph was not born in Market Rasen, but he and his family lived here by the 1911 census. He was an apprentice butcher with Mr Hill. While he was sleeping a shell dropped on his bivouac, he and a sergeant were killed on 3rd August.

5. Private George Rueban LINGARD, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. George and his mother had moved to Market Rasen by the 1901 census. He was a hairdresser and tobacconist in the Market Place in 1911. He married in 1914, and enlisted in 1916. George was a P.O.W., and was taken sick in the camp and died in the hospital in Liege, Belgium, on 9th November.

6. Lance-Corporal George Edward MALTBY, 5/6th Battalion Cameronian (Scottish Rifles). George and his mother moved to Market Rasen when he was 12. She was a boot dealer and George helped out as an errand boy. In 1917 he was award the Military Medal for bravery. George was killed in action on 24th October from a shell burst.

7. Lance-Corporal George Henry MARSHALL, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borders, killed in action on 9th May. George enlisted when he was underage and sent home, as soon as he was old enough he returned to France. He was killed by machine gun fire to the neck, he was 19.

8. Corporal George Harrison NORTHING, 11 Infantry 5 Div, New York. George and his brother John had gone to live in New York by 1914. Both brothers joined the American Infantry. George was killed in action on 16th October he was 23. Buried in an American Cemetery. Different headstone to the British soldiers.

9. Trooper William Arthur PICKWORTH, Household Battalion. He was 34 years old when he was accidentally killed in France on 11th January. He was a butcher before the war, he left behind his widow and two children.

10. Acting Corporal Cyril PIPPETT, 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Cyril was a pupil at De Aston School, after he left he moved to Hull to be a Banking Clerk. 1914 he married and in 1915 he enlisted in Hull. He was killed in action on 27th March by machine gun fire, he was 28 years old and his daughter was 3.

11. Lieutenant John Gilbert PIPPETT, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. John was also at De Aston school with his brother. He enlisted in 1914, went to Egypt and then France. Despite being wounded, he carried wounded under fire to safety. He was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery. He was killed in action on 29th May leading his men, 2 months after his brother Cyril.

12. Private Walter PROCTOR, 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Walter was born in Market Rasen, the large family (12 children) lived in Mill Lane. Walter was killed in action on 20th August. He has no final resting place.

13. Private Herbert Frederick RUSSELL, 1/8th Battalion Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment. Herbert was born in Market Rasen, his family moved to Sneiton. He was killed in action on 3rd October and is remembered in Market Rasen and Lenton.

14. Lance-Corporal Edward STAPLES, 4th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment. Edward was a Sheffield boy, a postman in Wigan who fell in love with a local lass. Which is why he is listed on Market Rasen Town War Memorial. He died of his wounds and pneumonia on 22nd June, two months after his wife had died.

15. Corporal Ralph STARBUCK, 49th Battery Royal Field Artillery. He was 23 when he died on 27th April. Ralph had returned home in 1917 to marry Gertrude. He was a hairdresser before the war.

16. Lieutenant John Edward TILLETT, 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. John was killed in action on 8th October. John was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in April 1915, then served as was a machine gun officer, wounded and invalid home. He was promoted to Lieutenant in January 1917. He was wounded in May 1918.

17. Lance-Corporal Charles Wilfred TURNER, 10thBattalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Charles died of gunshot wounds at 47th General Hospital, Le Treport on 17th April. He was born in Donnington- on-Bain, but was he living in Market Rasen ?, as he enlisted in Market Rasen. He is listed in the Town War Memorial, no other C Turner is listed as been born in Market Rasen.

18. Private George WEBB, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1917, George had been badly wounded but returned to the Front, he died suddenly on 21st March. His parents were living in Waterloo Street, they had already lost one son, Ernest at Gallipoli in 1915.

19. Gunner Edward WEST, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action on 27th September, aged 29. His wife Harriet was living in Grimsby. The West family sent 7 brothers to War, 2 in Royal Navy, 1 in R.F.C. and 4 in the Army. Edward and his younger brother Henry did not return.

More information of these men and Market Rasen in 1918 can be found in the Rase Heritage Society’s booklet Market Rasen WW1 1918.

Six men are listed as been born in Market Rasen or a resident of the town but not on any of the War Memorials in Market Rasen.

1. Private Herbert Arthur FAULKS, 10thBattalion Essex Regiment. Herbert was born in Market Rasen in 1895. The family moved to Loughborough in 1897. He enlisted in 1916, he had been a needle maker. Herbert was killed in action on 9th August, he was 22. He is listed on the Loughborough War Memorial.

2. Private Arthur Gamblin, 1st Battalion Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment. Arthur was born in Market Rasen in 1891. The family moved to March in Cambridgeshire in 1897. His father is a printer and Arthur is also a printer. Arthur and his brother enlist in 1916. Arthur is killed in action at Bois de Courton on 6th June.

3. Driver Walter Edward MUMBY,Horse Transport, Army Service Corps. Walter was born in Bigby in 1891. He married Florence in 1911. Walter died in No 2 General Hospital in France on 5th November. Florence and the children are living with her parents in Waterloo Street. Walter is listed on the War Memorial in Holton le Moor.

4. Private Charles William RHODES, 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Charles was born in Hainton in 1899. He enlisted in Lincoln, his residence address in Market Rasen. Charles died on 8th July in Cork, Ireland. He is buried in St Cornelius graveyard, Linwood.

5. Private William SIMONS,1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. William was born in Market Rasen in 1884, he moved with his family to Brattleby. He was killed in action on 29th September. He is listed on the Brattleby War Memorial.

6. Private Alfred SMITH, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Alfred was born in Scupholme in 1899. He is listed as been born in Market Rasen, resident of the town and enlisted in Louth. He was killed in action on 2nd August aged 19. He is remembered at St Mary’s Walesby.