They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
– Laurence Binyon
Welcome to our brand new website, dedicated to the men who fought for our freedom.
This project is a hobby gone mad. As amateur family history researchers we gathered a lot of information about the families around Morton and Bourne in Lincolnshire, our childhood home.
We were once asked about the stories of the men on the Morton War Memorial and set out on a new trail. Our research included a visit to the final resting places, be it a cemetery or a memorial in foreign lands, their family history and as much of their military history as possible.
After these men were researched we realised that their extended families were scattered across many of the surrounding villages. Our next task was to research the men on the memorials of the villages that make up the Ringstone Parish. The men of Haconby, Dunsby, Rippingale and Kirkby Underwood were soon researched and once again we extended our search to the Town of Bourne and select villages that fall in a triangle between Folkingham, Horbling in the north and Langtoft in the south.
Our simple family history website, www.jamieandsue.co.uk started to creak at the seams due to all the data from our memorials research and so now the South Lincolnshire War Memorials site has been born.
We will be publishing more information as it is researched but would welcome any extra information about the men or the memorials that, families, friends or other other interested parties may be able to offer.
South Lincolnshire War Memorials also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MortonWW1/ where we post short biographies for each man, hopefully on their anniversary when time allows.
We hope you enjoy our site.
Jamie and Sue