Private William H Thompson

6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 09/08/1915 aged 19

Sergeant John H Lingard

2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

KIA Somme 01/07/1916

 Private Percy Skelton

2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

Died of wounds 06/11/1916 aged 21

Private Edward Freeston

17th Battalion Sherwood Forresters

Died 10/12/1916

 Private John Edward Creasey

4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

Died of wounds 27/09/1917 aged 22

 Private Edward Pridgeon Holmes

2/8th Worcestershire Regiment

KIA 21/03/1918

 Private William Bates

1/4th Battalion Kings Own Lancs Regiment

KIA26/04/1918

Corporal Joseph Auden Munks

24th County of London Battallion (The Queens)

KIA 18/09/1918

Private Abraham Wells

Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) – 100th Battalion

KIA05/10/1918

    Lest We Forget         

11 November 1918 signalled the end of The Great War between the Allies and Germany. Since 1921, the nation has come together to remember the sacrifices that hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth Service men and women made not just during the Great War, but World War II and all subsequent wars and conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

We especially remember those young men from South Kyme killed in action ( KIA ) in The First World War, whose memorial is in the churchyard of South Kyme:

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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And in World War II - In memory of those that died at South Kyme. The aircrew of Handley Page Halifax Bomber (LK954 NA/E) of 428 'Ghost' Squadron RCAF. The aircraft was on its way home from a bombing raid over Nazi Germany when it succumbed to damage from enemy gunfire. The crew, 5 Canadian and 3 British were all lost.
   Please Click on the poppy to view the memorial page

Halifax Memorial Service 2011. Click on the YouTube logo to view the video by Ken Aley

Remembrance- Halifax

"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially unsatisfied with his work, discarded it. "In Flanders Fields" was first published on December 8 of that year in the London-based magazine Punch.

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