LETTER: Can you help trace families of men killed in First World War who are linked to church?


During November there will be an opportunity to see research that has been carried out about the men that were killed during the First World War who are commemorated on a memorial at Zion Methodist Church.

These men had a connection to Zion United Methodist Church that was in West Street, before the church moved to its present site in Brothertoft Road.

The church was on the site of the old Regal Cinema and now where the car park is, next to Oasis dentist.

Help is needed to trace the families:

If you know of any of these families or have a connection to any of the men mentioned we would love you to get in touch.

We would especially like to trace any members of the families of these men:

○ Herbert Elisha and William Henry Garrill - sons of George and Charlotte Garrill of Duke Street, Boston

○ George Cross – son of George and Charlotte Cross of Frithville

○ Charles Jesse Whitehead – son of Mr and Mrs G. O. Whitehead, Kirkby Street, Lincoln. Lodged with relation in Sydney Street, Boston.

○ John Twell Ramm – son of Mr and Mrs Ramm, King Street, Boston

○ Frank Cook – brother of Lucy Cook, Sydney Street, Boston.

○ Charles W. Stephenson and G. Donald Stephenson –Carlton Road, Boston.

○ Walter Speck

○ William Berry – Argyle Street or King Street, Boston.

○ William E Lockwood – King Street, Boston.

If anyone has any information please could you contact Lesley 01205 367167 or email: zionmethodistchurch@live.co.uk

There are a number of events taking place when you will be able to see the display:

○ Saturday, October 18, Swineshead Silver Band (Zion’s Chapel Anniversary). Tickets to be bought beforehand.

○ Saturday, November 8, ‘In Flanders Fields’ - Songs, poetry etc from WW1 - Free entrance.

○ Sunday, November 9, Remembrance Sunday – Family Service , 10.30am.

More details will be found nearer the time at www.zionmethodistchurch-boston.co.uk

Boston Zion Methodist Church