Remembering today… Private Herbert Rayner

Lincs RegRemembering Private Herbert Rayner, 4th Labour Coy., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 31st March 1917, aged 32, and who is buried at the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1

Private Rayner was born at Staveley. His name is not on the parish memorial.

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Living Memory

One of our long term plans is for a cross to be placed on the grave of every man on the Staveley War Memorial. A member of the Staveley Remembers team recently visited the WW2 war graves in Kanchanburi, Thailand,  where many Sherwood Foresters who died working as prisoners on the Burma Railway are buried, and a cross was laid on the grave of James Frederick Haywood.