MEMORIES OF THE GREAT WAR: Sets of brothers from Bourne and Spalding serving

Bourne brothers serving in World War One. ANL-160906-163310001

Bourne brothers serving in World War One. ANL-160906-163310001

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Two sets of brothers, from Bourne and Spalding, featured in the Lincolnshire Free Press of Tuesday, June 13, 1916.

The Moody brothers of Spalding and the Greathead brothers of Bourne were both serving King and country during World War One.

Spalding brothers serving in World War One. ANL-160906-163429001

Spalding brothers serving in World War One. ANL-160906-163429001

We reported that Pte H Greathead, Lance-Corpl Fred Greathead and Gunner S Greathead were the sons of Mr and Mrs S Greathead, of the Market Place, Bourne.

Pte Greathead had been the manager of the India and China Stores in Market Deeping before enlisting into the Lincs regiment the previous May in Boston.

He was only in training for four months before being sent to France. He was later taken to Egypt but was currently back on the Western Front.

Lance-Corpl Greathead enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters in November 1914 and the paper said he had some “exciting experiences in assisting to quell the rebellion in Ireland”.

Gunner Greathead enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in January and was training in the north of England.

Before that he had been assistant to the clothier Mr Horn and had been a “humorist in many local concerts”.

Pte Moody belonged to “our own Territorial Regiments the 3/4th Lincolns”.

Trooper J Moody joined the King’s Own Yorks Dragoons and Trooper G Moody was with the Lincs Yeomanry in Egypt.

They were the sons of Mr JH Moody, who until recently had been a well-known Little London inhabitant and local preacher.

It was reported that the family had many friends in the Spalding district.