Using this page you can find out more information about the Lost Sons of Wymeswold.
The Lost Sons refers to the thirty men of Wymeswold who are remembered on the memorial plaques in the village.
Using the links below you will be able to view all the records that we (the Wolds Historical Organisation) have collected. View all soldiers here
If you know the surname of the soldier you can search that surname below:
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Most of these young men fell on the Western Front, in France and Belgium. One lies in Northern Italy. However, the Great War was the first truly global war, and three of them died on the Eastern Front – in Israel and Iraq.
One had emigrated to Australia, but joined up to fight, and died with the 14th Battalion, Austalian Imperial Force. Two more had been professional soldiers, serving in India, and fought with the Indian Division at Neuve Chapelle.
Some of the men were Wymeswold born and bred: others came to the village to work. They all left behind grieving widows, sisters, parents or children. They are all Sons of Wymeswold. Estaires Military and Communal Extension Cemetery, Northern France.
The resting place of James Collington and George Williams