203014 Private Stephen Alfred Bigley - 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Stephen’s service record hasn’t survived but he enlisted in Peterborough and was killed in action on 9th August 1917 at Monchy-le-Preux, Pas-de-Calais, France, aged 32. He is commemorated the Arras Memorial. Stephen was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Beatrice and Russell moved to 28 High Street, Winterton months before the war memorial was unveiled in December 1920. Russell died in 1931 and was buried aged 16 in Winterton Cemetery. His father’s name is commemorated on his headstone, and Beatrice continued to live in Winterton for many years eventually moving to 39 West Street (now demolished).
9928 Private Frank Brown - 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Frank’s service record hasn’t survived but he enlisted in Crosby and at the time was living in West Halton. He entered the Balkans on 18th July 1915 and died of disease on 31st May 1917 aged 24. Frank is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
306776 Private William Rusling - Reinforcement Depot, Tank Corps
William’s service record hasn’t survived but he enlisted in Scunthorpe and was formerly in the Royal Engineers (No. 105702). He died of wounds on 1st April 1918, aged 28 and is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France. William was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The Hull Daily Mail (10th April 1918) states that William was for several seasons a popular and enthusiastic member of Scunthorpe United Football Club.