The Canwick War Memorial built in 1919, is situated in the grounds of All Saints Church Canwick.

Memorial"The little village of Canwick, which stands peacefully on the southern hill a mile above the City of Lincoln, gave its quota to the fighters in the war. It has to mourn its share of those who crossed to the battlefields of Flanders and who entered the fiery furnace of Gallipoli, never to return. A singularly beautiful shrine to their memory......" From the Lincoln Gazette and Times June 28th 1919

In October 2015 the memorial was rededicated following completion of a period of refurbishment, organised by the Canwick War Memorial Group. This refurbishment was funded by way of village fund raising activites, donations and receipt of grant aids. In 2016 the Canwick War Memorial Group published the attached booklet which provides further information and pictures on the history of the magnificent memorial. To read the booket please click here:- part one, part two.

 

The Fallen.

Private Frank Milner D Coy. 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment Died Monday 9th August 1915 age 20. Suvla Bay Gallipoli, Turkey

Corporal Bert Dion, 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment Wounded on 24th August 1915 at St. Eloi, Died Thursday 16th September 1915, age 21, Le Treport, France

Private Alexander Felix Green, 2 Battalion N Lincolnshire Regiment' Died Monday 23rd October 1916, age 18. The Somme, France

Lieutenant Claude John Pym, 2nd Battalion Irish Guards. Wounded 23rd March 1917 at Frigicourt. Died Monday 26th March 1917, age 24, Grove Town, Meulte, France.

Private Joseph Henry Oxby, 8th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Died Thursday 7th June 1917, age 24, Messines, Belgium.

Private William Barks, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Died Sunday 24th September 1917, age 19, Zonnebekke, Belgium.

Lieutenant Francis Leslie Melville Pym, 2nd Battalion Irish Guards Reported missing Sunday 2nd July 1916, aged 20 at Pilkem Farm, Ypres, Belgium.

Corporal Joseph Oxby, 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment Died Sunday 9th May, 1915, age 28, Aubers Ridge, France.

Guardsman Alfred James Wilson, 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards Died Wednesday 17th March 1943, age 35, Medjez-e-bab, Tunisia.

TO THE ARMS OF THY LOVE WE COMMIT THEM