History Group News
The History Group completed a folder on the village’s WW1 fallen in 2014, but did not include those in WW2. We hope to rectify this and have made a start using the names from the War Memorial. If anyone has any information and photographs we would love to hear from them.
Our information so far follows:
Flying Officer Edward Joseph Taylor Clarke. Service No.39375. Died on 1st May aged 22.
Serving with 115 Squadron based at RAF Marham, Norfolk. Whilst flying in a Wellington bomber the failure of their W/T transmitter caused them to become lost and they crash landed on Lastingham Hills, Yorkshire. Two of Edward’s crew mates were also killed, F/O Gibbes and P/O Marshman, but the rest of the crew survived with minor injuries. Buried in Stamford Cemetery. CWGC.W
Guardsman Kenneth Noel Mitchell. Ist Battalion Irish Guards. Service No. 2721037.
Died 28th April 1943 aged 27. Parents: Mr & Mrs H. Mitchell of Easton, Lincolnshire. Wife: S.Mitchell of South Kyme, Lincolnshire. Buried in Tunisia. CWGC.
Serjeant Clifford Newbold. 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment Service No. 4801664.
Died 4th March 1943 aged 22. Wife: Doris May Newbold of Easton, Lincolnshire. Buried in Tunisia. CWGC.
“JUST A MEMORY FOND AND TRUE, FROM THOSE, DEAR, WHO THOUGHT OF YOU”
Private Francis Charles Perkins. Royal Army Service Corps. Service No. S/197394.
Died 4th June 1945 aged 25. Parents: Charles Henry and Mary Ann Perkins of Easton-on-the-Hill, Northamptonshire. Buried at Salerno. CWGC.
“A DEARLY LOVED SON AND BROTHER. “THY WILL BE DONE”.
Leading Aircraftman Edmund William John Picot. RAF. Service No.364162.
Died on 15th April 1940 aged 32. Air Gunner 22 Squadron. Parents: John and Marie Francoise Picot.
Wife: Mary Martha Picot, of Beeston, Nottinghamshire.
Based at RAF North Coates [near Cleethorpes], Lincolnshire on 15th April 1940 he was flying with eight other Bristol Beaufort aircraft to lay magnetic mines in the Schilling Roads north of Wilmelmshaven ,but sadly his was the only aircraft which failed to return.
CWC grave All Saint’s Churchyard Easton-on-the-Hill.
“A SMILING FACE, A HEART OF GOLD, ONE OF THE BEST THIS WORLD COULD HOLD”.
Corporal. Robert Frederick Russell. 1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Service No. 106117. Died 16th January 1944 aged 27.
Parent: Grace Mary Russell Wife: Joan Russell of Easton, Lincolnshire. Buried Easton-on-the-Hill. CWGC.
Pte. Leonard Albert Wright. Although marked on the War Memorial as Pte. he was in fact a civilian Killed by a bomb landing on Easton-on-the Hill on 23rd February 1941 he was aged 20.
Parent: Mrs K A Wright of 5 Council Houses, Easton-on-the-Hill. Buried in Easton-on-the-Hill and the headstone includes the memory of his brother Stanley [see below].
Private Stanley Richard Wright, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Service No. 4807120.
Died 16th February 1944 aged 28. Parents: Frederick Richard Wright and Kate Amelia Wright of Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire. Buried in Myanmar [Burma].“THE TRUE PEACE”. CWGC.