Appleby War Memorial

The war memorial stands on Ermine Street, at the junction of Ermine Street and Paul Lane and takes the form of an oak tree with a dedicatory granite stone of remembrance placed in front of it. Etched on the top stone are seven names for World War 1 and on the lower stone are three for World War 2. The tree was planted, and the memorial dedicated, on 10th November 1923.

War Memorial 2

Details appeared in the Scunthorpe Star 17th November 1923.


Etched on the top stone:

This oak tree was planted
in memory of
the Appleby men
who gave their lives
in the Great War
1914 – 1918.

And on the lower stone:

In proud memory of those who gave
their lives in the World War 1939 – 1945.

Full details as known are detailed below.


Possibly Private 18274. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th November 1916, aged 33 years. Son of William and (the late) Charlotte Brocklesby of Scunthorpe, Lincs. Husband of Elizabeth Brocklesby of Mill Hill, Glentham, Lincs. Born Louth, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Glentham, Lincs. Commemorated HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, Beaumont-Hamel. II.E.7.


Cannot identify Brumton. Possibly Private 41814. 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly 101212 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 7th August 1918, aged 18 years. Son of George and Fanny Brumpton of Searby, Lincs. Born Limber and enlisted Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated BEACON CEMERTY, Sailly-Laurette. III.C.3.


Cannot identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently


Private 307988. 7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons). Killed in action 13th April 1918, aged 37 years. Son of Thomas and Maria Hutchinson of Appleby, Lincs. Born Appleby, Lincs, enlisted Hull, Yorks and resident Appleby, Lincs. Commemorated CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Souchez. XX.D.26.

JOHNSON Harold Parker

Private 1425. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1917. Born Appleby, enlisted Grimsby and resident Brocklesby, Lincs. Commemorated WELSH CEMETERY (Caesars Nose). II.A.18.


Sapper WR/327509. Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers. Died home 23rd October 1918, aged 34 years. Husband of Maria Johnson of Appleby, Lincs. Born Appleby, enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Appleby, Lincs. Commemorated APPLEBY (St Bartholomew) CHURCHYARD.

POOLE William

Possibly William Pool. Private 37183. 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, formerly 2632 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1916. Son of Mrs F Pool of Twigmore, Scawby, Lincs. Born Alkborough and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, Grandcourt. A.77.


Cannot identify CWGC/SDGW. No further information currently

Lower stone

DUCKETT Harold Wood

Duckitt on CWGC. Flying Officer (Navigator) 151031. 404 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force VR. Died 8th December 1943, aged 23 years. Son of George Samuel and Isabel Duckitt of Appleby, Lincs. Commemorated BERGAN (Mollendal) CHURCH CEMETERY. D.4.


Possibly Harold David Robinson. Private 4804589. 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 17th July 1944, aged 25 years. Son of Harry and Mary Jane Robinson of Winterton, Lincs. Commemorated RYES WAR CEMETERY, Bazenville. V.C.7.

TUTTY Leslie John

Able Seaman. C/JX208319. HMS Lightning, Royal Navy. Died 1st March 1943, aged 22 years. Son of John and Margaret Ellen Tutty of Appleby, Lincs. Commemorated BONE WAR CEMETERY, Annaba. V.C.2.

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Hull Daily Mail, 17th November 1917 issue  extract:

“Private Charles Butterick, of the South Staffordshire Regiment, a winner of the Military Medal, has been killed in France. Before enlisting Private Butterick lived at Ashby, though his parents reside at Appleby.”

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