In November we managed a few cemetery visits. This weekend a visit to the Somme allowed us to visit a few of our men that we had not previously managed to visit and pay our respects.
At Guards Cemetery we visited Bourne man Ernest Stubley of The Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Ernest was the son of Francis and Elizabeth Stubley of Wood House, North Fen, Bourne and was killed in action on the 19th of October 1916 aged 26.
Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay
We found Four 5th Lincolnshire lads laying side by side in the November sunshine.
On the 25th April 1917 Victor Barsby of Bourne was killed. Only 5 days later on the 30th, George Inkly of Thurlby was killed along with George Freeman of Deeping st James and Sergeant David Kent born in Grimsby.
They lay together forever as comrades.
Percy Victor Barsby – Bourne – 25th April 1917 – 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
George Inkley – Thurlby – 30th April 1915 – 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment