Updated 01 Mar 2015

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1914-1918 War Memorial

See 1939-1945 War Memorial webpage

Thanks to research by Peter Gillings , the Great War Memorial Board, that was transferred to the Assembly Hall in 1938 when the Hall was built, has been tracked down to Retford Oaks Academy. The Board was probably created at the end of 1917.

Held in Assembly Hall, c 1939

RETFORD GS WW1 MEMORIAL BOARD
Held at Retford Oaks Academy 2015

Names and dates as in database.

01 Peacock       George Henry      24 Nov 1914
02 Land          Victor Cecil      03 May 1915
03 Boote         Percy             10 May 1915
04 Oakden        Arthur            21 May 1915
05 Taylor        Edwin             06 Aug 1915
06 Davison       Horace            14 Aug 1915
07 Eyre          William           19 Aug 1915
08 Stockdale     Walter            10 Sep 1915
09 Lister        Sidney            18 Aug 1915
10 Bauser        Paul              06 Apr 1916
11 Daffen        Harold            26 Apr 1916
12 Harrison      John              17 May 1916
13 Lister        George            31 May 1916
14 Sissons       Roland E          02 Jun 1916
15 Sharp         Stephen Oswald    01 Jul 1916
16 Beever        George            01 Jul 1916
17 Fletcher      John Harwood      01 Jul 1916
18 Birkett       Harry             01 Jul 1916
19 Harryman      Geoffrey Charles  06 Aug 1916
20 Carpenter     Harry S           02 Sep 1916
21 White         Frank             04 Sep 1916
22 Cross         Matthew Henry     18 Oct 1916
23 Marryweather  Charles           23 Nov 1916
24 Hirst         John Edgar        16 Sep 1916
25 Mantle        Barrington        13 Nov 1916
26 Nicholson     Winter            16 Mar 1917
27 Higginbottom  Fred              06 Apr 1917
28 Todman        Frederick Oliver  25 Jul 1917
29 Enderby       Arthur A          02 Aug 1917
30 Clark         Reginald W        18 Aug 1917
31 Tanner        David             30 Aug 1917
32 Pinder        Reginald Maw      07 Oct 1917
33 Warburton     Fred Eric         14 Oct 1917
34 Yates         John (Jack)       01 Nov 1917
35 Raynor        Hubert            05 Nov 1917
36 Robinson      Jacob             30 Nov 1917
37 Goodwin       George William    12 Mar 1918
38 Swannack      Henry             11 Apr 1918
39 Abbott        G                 
40 Swift         Cyril Ivan        08 Aug 1918
41 Baldwin       Terrence Kenneth  20 Jul 1918
42 Hipkin        Edward Gascoigne  20 Jul 1918
43 Plant         Robert Sidney     17 Oct 1918
44 Goold         Louis             18 May 1918

Names and dates as shown on the Board. Links to Retfordian "In Memoriam".

EX PULVERE PALMA G H PEACOCK NOV 23rd 1914 G C HARRYMAN AUG 8th 1916 V C LAND MAY 2nd 1915 H S CARPENTER SEP 2nd 1916 P BOOTE MAY 10th 1915 F WHITE SEP 4th 1916 A M OAKDEN MAY 21st 1915 E H HIRST SEP 16th 1916 E H TAYLOR AUG 6th 1915 H M CROSS OCT 18th 1916 H DAVIDSON AUG 14th 1915 B MANTLE NOV 13th 1916 W EYRE AUG 19th 1915 C W MERRYWEATHER NOV 23rd 1916 W E STOCKDALE SEP 19th 1915 W NICHOLSON MAR 16th 1917 S LISTER OCT 18th 1915 F HIGGINBOTTOM APR 6th 1917 P BAUSER APR 6th 1916 F O TODMAN JUL 23rd 1917 H C DAFFEN APR 26th 1916 A A ENDERBY AUG 2nd 1917 J HARRISON MAY 17th 1916 R W CLARK AUG 18th 1917 J LISTER MAY 31st 1916 D TANNER AUG 30th 1917 R E SISSONS JUN 2nd 1916 R M PINDER OCT 14th 1917 J H FLETCHER JUL 1st 1916 F E WARBURTON OCT 14th 1917 S O SHARP JUL 1st 1916 J B YATES NOV 1st 1917 G BEEVER JUL 1st 1916 H W RAYNER NOV 3rd 1917 H BIRKETT JUL 1st 1916 J H ROBINSON NOV 30th 1917 J W GOODWIN G ABBOTT T K J BALDWIN R S PLANT H SWANNACK C I SWIFT E G HIPKIN L GOOLD IN MEMORY OF THE PAST MEMBERS OF THE KING EDWARD VI GRAMMAR SCHOOL RETFORD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Hello John
Thank you for that update , I have tried to access the document on the on line search of the archive office but it does not recognise the number. As the archive is closed for renovation I will have to wait until spring to look at it.

Meanwhile I have been in touch with the Retford Oaks Academy ,( tried them yesterday but it was an inset day .) however found a very helpful lady there called Wendy who confirms the memorial is at that school and has sent me a picture of it in situ

I have asked to visit the school and have made arrangements to visit this Friday.

I will try and get the list from the picture, combined with your list and let you know what I come up with.

Thanks once again
Best wishes Peter (Gillings)

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