Spalding and district suffers further losses in 1916

Sgt Henry Taylor.
Sgt Henry Taylor.

Pte A E Waltham.

This newspaper of 100 years ago carried the names of the latest batch of soldiers who had been killed in the early stages of the Battle of the Somme.

They included Pte Arthur Wilson, of Spalding, who died of wounds and Pte H M Crowther, also of Spalding, who also succumbed to his wounds.

Pte A E Waltham, of Pinchbeck West, had died of his wounds, while Sgt Henry Taylor, of Sutton Bridge, was killed in action.

Corpl A H Mitchley, of Thurlby, was killed in action, as was Pte J W Pearson, of Baston.

Driver A Edwards, of Deeping St James, died from malaria.

Signaller W Carralt, of Quadring, had been wounded, and Pte Robert Wyer, of Haconby, was reported missing.

Lance-Corpl Eric John Garwood, of Thurlby, had died from Enteric or Typhoid fever.

There were more deaths reported that week, including: Pte Glenn, of Spalding; Sgt Levi Smith, of Spalding; Pte Frederick H Lyne (Peter Lyne), of Saracen’s Head; Lance-Corpl Robert (Bob) Steele, of Donington; and Pte T Vickers, of Gedney Drove End.

In addition, many members of the Lincoln Regiment from Spalding, Bourne, Holbeach, Surfleet, Market Deeping, Quadring, Whaplode, Folkingham, Pinchbeck, Swineshead, Kirton, Gedney, West Pinchbeck and Market Deeping had been reported wounded.