Brocklesby Park Cricket Club

Roll of Honour

Dedicated to those that played for our club and risked their lives defending our way of life so that we can carry on playing

Private John Henry Edwin Beeston

Served with the Army Service Corps, Mechnical Transport, in WW1.

Private Joseph William Lewis Beeston

Served with the Army Service Corps, Mechnical Transport, in WW1.

Corporal Charles Percy Blanchard

Served with Royal Corps of Signals in WW1. He died of wounds on 23 April 1917 at the age of 24. He is buried at Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, grave reference C. 27.

Major Frederick Benjamin Dumaresque Broadrick

Frederick was the son of Colonel Edward Broadrick (Royal Artillery) and was also a career military man.

Starting off as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1886, he became a Adjutant in the 1st Lincoln Volunteer Artillery in 1893 and a Captain in the Royal Artillery in 1897.

In WW1, Frederick was a Major in the Royal Field Artillery and died on 19 April 1918 in hospital at Le Havre. He is buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, France, grave reference Div. 62. III. E. 3.


2nd Lieutenant Arthur King Brook

Served with the Royal Army Service Corps in WW1

Captain Harvey Bruce Buckley MC

Harvey was awarded the Military Cross on 23 June 1916 while serving with the Royal Artillery (Special Reserve), Motor Gun Section.

"For conspicuous gallantry and good service, notably when cutting wire with his guns previous to raids on the enemy's trenches. He has also done fine work under heavy fire as observing officer in the front line trenches." London Gazette, 25 July 1916


Captain Edward Buckley

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Edward served with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment in WW1. He died 30th September 1917 aged 30 when he was shot in the head and instantly killed by a machine gun when observing a barbed wiring party at 4 in the morning.

He joined up in October, 1914, and was at the front before the year was out. At one time he and four brothers were all in Khaki. He was wounded at Hooge and was invalided home in September, 1915 and his name was mentioned in the New Year despatches. Then, with the greatest difficulty and against all medical advice, he obtained permission to go out a second time. This was in July, 1917. Two months later he was reported dead. The Cuthbertian, December 1917, p92

He is buried at Loos British Cemetery, France, grave reference XX. F. 5.


Captain Reginald Bertram Talbot Cliff

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Served with the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and the 6th Dragoons in South Africa (?-1902)

During WW1 he served with 1st North Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. The brigade were preparing to take part in an action to capture the Hohenzollern Redoubt at Ypres and came under heavy shelling. Captain Cliff was among the many casualties on 23th September 1915.

He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave reference I. A. 17.


Major Grosvenor Talbot Cliff

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Served in South Africa and WW1. Serving in France in the 3rd Dragoon Guards he was awarded the French Legion of Honour decoration in 1917.

He died as a result of accidental injuries in Tincourt, France, 10th February 1918, and is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France, grave reference V. B. 1.


Pilot Officer Henry Levick Spilman Coulthurst

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Lieutenant Michael John Harrison Davey

Photo of Michael served with the Fleet Air Arm, flying Seafires from HMS Indefatigable. On the 4th May 1945, Michael had to bale from his aircraft into the Pacific after running out of fuel and was rescued by HMS Quality.

Corporal John Harrison Davey

Served with the 10th Lincolns as part of the Grimsby Chums in WW1. He was seriously injured at the Somme in a forward listening post by a rifle grenade attack a few weeks before the big push. Whilst convalescing in hospital he heard of the massive casualties sustained - 15 Officers and 487 men, out of 1000; killed, missing or wounded.

Captain Cyril Percy Downer

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Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment 1899 and served during the South African War 1899-1901; employed with the Mounted Infantry he took part in the advance on Kimberley, the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein including those at Venterskroon, Lindley and the Rhenoster River in the Transvaal and in the Orange River Colony.

Captain Downer was granted his Royal Aero Club certificate 29 August 1913, one of the first R.F.C. pilots - he was killed while flying a B.E.2 tractor biplane from the Central Flying School, Upavon 10 March 1914. From a height of 2,000 feet his machine descended in an almost vertical rotating dive until some 500 feet from the ground, when the right hand pair of wings collapsed and the wreckage dived into the earth.


Captain Richard James Cary Elwes

Royal North Lincolnshire Militia (1856+)

Corporal Ronald Ephraim Nundy Flear

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Captain John Raven Frankish M.B.E.

Served with the Royal Flying Corps in WW1 in the engine repair shop.

Major Ernest Benjamin Fuller

Served with the 1st North Midland Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery during and after WW1

Major Walter Longueville Giffard O.B.E.

After service in the Oxfords, Captain W Longueville Giffard served with The Leicestershire Regiment during World War One in France, Macedonia and Turkey. He was Mentioned in Despatches three times and awarded the Greek Military Cross, 2nd Class in 1919. Appointed Major 12th August 1922.

Captain John Stephen Giffard

Served with both the Manchester Regiment and the Royal Flying Corps as a Balloon Commander in WW1. He was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre.

Captain John Uppleby Graburn

1st Dragoons 1856; Lieutenant 1857; resigned 1860.

Rifleman William Percy Greenfield

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34th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds (gas) 7th September 1918.

Formerly of the 10th Suffolk Regiment, William is buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Boulogne, grave reference III. C. 10.


Transport Sergeant Arthur Wood Hobley

Rifle Brigade; Manchester Regiment in WW1

Corporal Ralph Hockney

Served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Army Service Corps in WW1.

Reverend Herbert Nettleton Leakey

Chaplain to the forces, 4th class. Died of heat stroke, buried Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania. Grave Ref: 4. C. 5.

Captain Frank Somerville Letten MC

Frank won the Military Cross in October 1918 while serving as a Captain in the Norfolk Regiment.

"For conspicuous gallantry and skill whilst commanding his company during the operations near Bohain, October 9th/11th, 1918. On the 8th and 11th, being the only company commander left in the front line, he took control and organised the position. On approaching Boon Mill, he organised an attack and cleared the position, capturing sixty prisoners and several machine guns. His fine work contributed materially to the success of the operations." London Gazette, 3 October 1919


Lieutenant Horace Frost Marris MC

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Horace won the Military Cross in February 1917 while serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers for working "nightly for a fortnight on Posts when the lines were 45 to 100 yards apart, putting in very good work".

He had returned to front line duties after previously being invalided home in 1915 from Gallipoli.

He was wounded by a stray shell near Cambrai on the 2nd December 1917, died of his wounds on the 12th and is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France, grave reference IV. B. 26.


Thomas Arthur Marshall

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Captain Francis Willmer McAulay

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At the outbreak of war, McAulay promoted to Captain in the Royal Field Artillery and in May 1915, was sent to France and served with "B" Battery, 230th Brigade as a telephonist and Battery Commander.

On the 21st May 1916 at 0930, he was killed in action aged 25, when the telephone dugout in which he was sheltering collapsed when it was hit directly with a shell.

He is buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, grave reference I. D. 11.


Reverend Aaron Augustus Morgan

Chaplain to the Army Works Corps in the Crimea.

Captain Robert Henry Owston

Royal North Lincolnshire Militia (1856-60+)

Lieutenant Charles Sackville Pelham

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Served in the machine gun section of the Royal Horse Guards in WW1. On the 30th of October 1914 the order to withdraw did not reach the machine gun section he was in charge of as well as some other sections and they were cut off. Lord Worsley was first listed as 'Missing', and was officially recorded as dead early in 1915.

He was originally buried at Zandvoorde, now the site of The Household Cavalry Memorial, but exhumed and buried at Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, grave reference II. D. 4.

Further information - The Masonic Great War Project


Lieutenant Colonel Sackville George Pelham MC

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In 1910, he became a Second Lieutenant in the 11th Hussars and initially fought as a lieutenant in France during World War I before being promoted to the rank of captain in 1916. After the war, he was awarded the Military Cross and retired from the Army in 1919 when he married.

In 1926, Lord Worsley became a major in the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. From 1936-40, Lord Yarborough commanded the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry as a Lieutenant Colonel and fought in World War II from 1939-44.


Major Dudley Roger Hugh Pelham DSO

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Pelham was commissioned into 10th Hussars in 1894 and served in the Boer War and WW1. In November 1915 he was appointed Commanding Officer of the newly formed 1st Composite Australian Light Horse Regiment.

His DSO was awarded in the 1916 Birthday Honours and hence there is no citation.

He was Mentioned in Despatches during the same year. London Gazette, 21 June 1916


Captain Doctor Arthur Starkie Plant MC

Arthur won the Military Cross in 1917 while serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps on the western front. London Gazette, 1 June 1917


Lieutenant John Maunsell Richardson

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Serjeant Hugh Francis Riggall DCM

Hugh won the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 3rd March 1901 while serving with the 109th (Yorkshire Hussars) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry at Lichtenburg in the Second Boer War. London Gazette, 9 July 1901

"Was foremost in rushing a house, in which rush one man was killed and two wounded, he afterwards volunteered to carry a message through the Boers' lines, he also brought a wounded man into shelter, and did good work throughout the day."


Captain James Green Skipworth

Royal North Lincolnshire Militia (1853-57)

Reverend Hugh George South

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Chaplain to the forces in France and Belgium in WW1 with the Bedfordshire Regiment.

Appointed acting Chaplain to 2nd Cinque Ports, Royal Garrison Artillery, 8th June 1906

Appointed temporary Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, 3rd July 1917


Corporal Graeme Stiff

Photo of Tragically killed in Afghanistan on 15th March 2009 aged only 24 whilst serving as an Electronics Technician posted with the Light Aid Detachment of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards. MOD report

Second Lieutenant George Marrison Stone

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George served with the 529th (1/1st East Riding) Field Company of the Royal Engineers; promoted to second lieutenant on 27th October 1915. He was killed in action August 17th 1916, aged 32.

He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France and the high altar in the church of St Nicholas, Tuxford was given in memory of George.


Captain James Topham

Photo of 's grave Served with the 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26th September 1915, aged 34 years. Served in the South African Campaign. Commemorated Loos Memorial, Panel 31 and 34. He is also commemorated at Wootton War Memorial.

Reverend Arthur R Tucker

Served as a Chaplain in WW1, including the First Battle of the Somme.

Further information - Letter home


Lieutenant William Weston Underwood

The Cheshire Regiment, 1916-1920

Sergeant Harry van den Bos DFM

Photo of Harry won the Distinguished Flying Medal during a raid on Nuremburg in March 1944. As a mid upper gunner he defended his Halifax aircraft "with great skill" even as it caught fire and an engine was put out of action.

Captain John Henry Jonas Webb

Served with the Royal Army Service Corps in WW1

Captain Louis Arthur Frederick Weigall

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Gunner Percy Wynn

Served in WW1 with the Lincolnshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corp.

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