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COCKFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

The memorial is in the form of a stone cross on square pedestal surrounded by a stone wall and iron chain; inlaid inscription. The whole stands on the Village Green in Front Street, Cockfield, Teesdale, Durham.

Photograph Copyright © Rachel Wood 2015

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH,
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR US
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ANDERSON
Thomas W
No further information currently available
BRADLEY
Ebenezer
Private 81318, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 24 October 1918. Born Cockfield, enlisted Darlington. Formerly 78721, Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13. See also Cockfield Methodist Chapel
BURRELL
Albert
Private 339885, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 3 September 1918. Aged 32. Born Evenwood, Durham, enlisted Darlington, resident Cockfield. Son of Jonathan and Tamar Burrell. Born at Woodland, Butterknowle. Buried in COCKFIELD CEMETERY, C o. Durham. Plot/Row/Section Q. Grave 22.
CHAMBERS
Norman [Wilson]
Private 22/929, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 26 October 1916. Aged 30. Born North Shields, enlisted Darlington, resident Cockfield. Son of Robert and Katherine Chambers; husband of M. M. Chambers, of Barnard House, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Late Assistant Master in Cockfield Council School. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 47. See also Council School Memorial
CHRISTON
Victor
Private 22/725, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Cockfield, enlisted Bishop Auckland. Son of Robert and Margaret Christon, of Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in PARGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 25.
CLOSE
John James
Private 32627, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 December 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Cockfield, enlisted Darlington. Son of Edward and Annie Close, of Fell Edge, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section S. Grave 38. See also Council School Memorial
CRCE
Christopher
No further information currently available
DAVISON
Ward
Pioneer 128069, 1st Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 26 June 1916. Aged 35. Born Cockfield, enlisted Edinburgh. Brother of Mr. E. Davison, of Raby Terrace, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Formerly 24043, Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row G. Grave 3.
DOWSON
John George
Private 51598, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 September 1918. Born Butterknowle, Durham, enlisted Sunderland, resident Cockfield. Formerly 78815, Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 22. See also Council School Memorial and Cockfield Methodist Chapel
ELLERTON
Joseph
No further information currently available
GARGETT
George O
Private 35331, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 16 June 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Felling-on-Tyne. Son of Alfred and Annie Gargett, of 2, Mayfield Terrace, Cockfield, Co. Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3. See also Council School Memorial and Cockfield Methodist Chapel
GUY
Joseph
Private 23955, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Cockfield, enlisted Barnard Castle. Son of Mary Jane Guy, of Esperley Lane Ends, Cockfield, Co. Durham, and the late John Guy. Buried in SANDERS KEEP MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAINCOURT-LES-HAVRINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 8. See also Cockfield Church of England School
HALL
Herbert
Private 54397, 1/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 September 1917. Aged 27. Born Cockfield, enlisted Darlington. Son of John Joseph and Jane Hall, of Prospect House, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.Plot XV. Row B. Grave 5.
HAMMOND
Moses
Private 24712, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 April 1917. Aged 20. Born Cockfield, enlisted Darlington. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ellen Hammond. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 22. See also Cockfield Methodist Chapel
HARVEY
Stephen
No further information currently available
HARVEY
George
No further information currently available
HODGSON
George A
[Listed as G B on CWGC] Serjeant CH/1419(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 20 May 1917. Aged 23. Son of Anthony Hodgson; husband of Mary Ann Hodgson, of Wales Field, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 1.
HOOD
Percy
Private 16/323, 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Whitley Bay, Northumberland, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. Aged 20. Brother of George Foster Hood, of 4, Granville Terrace, Darlington. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, nephew of Charles Attwood Hood, born Cockfield, resident Holly Moor Cockfield with his brother George Foster Hood. . Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row S. Grave 10. See also Council School Memorial
HOLLIDAY
James
Private 4106, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 1 October 1916. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, resident Cockfield. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 9.
HOLMES
William
No further information currently available
HOPE
John Joseph
Private 71150, 43rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24 August 1917. Aged 38. Born Ovington, Yorkshire, enlisted West Hartlepool. Son of Ralph Hope, of Age d Miners Cottage, Cockfield; husband of Jane Ann Hope, of 6, Garden Terrace, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Formerly 32028, Yorkshire Light IOnfantry. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 16.
HUTCHINSON
John C B
Private 66570, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 10 June 1918. Aged 20. Son of John and Sarah Hutchinson, of Peth Row Farm, Cockfield. Buried in COCKFIELD CEMETERY, Co. Durham. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 23. See also Cockfield Methodist Chapel
KIRBY
Luther D
No further information currently available
KIRBY
Bert aka Bertie
Private 388253, 2nd (Northumbrian) Field Ambulance attached 66th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Died in Salonika 1 October 1918. Enlisted Cockfield. Son of Mrs. W. Woodward, of 7, Mayfield Terrace Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 7. See also Council School Memorial and Cockfield Methodist Chapel
KIRBY
Edwin O
No further information currently available
KIRBY
Luther Dixon
Private 51653, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 24 October 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Cockfield, enlisted Darlington. Son of James G. and Jane Ellen Kirby, of 15, Second St., Crookhall, Leadgate, Co. Durham; husband of Mrs. S. H. Bradley (formerly Kirby), of 82, Broadway, Deerscroft, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A. See also Cockfield Methodist Chapel
KIRKUP
Ralph
No further information currently available
LAMB
Albert
Private 17342, 7th BattalIon, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 February 1916. Aged 32. Born Bishop Auckland, enlisted Durham, resident Cockfield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21 and 31.
LAMB
William
No further information currently available
LAMBERT
George
No further information currently available
LEE
Jeremiah Cameron
Private 3666, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 1 October 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Durham, resident Bishop Auckland. Son of Elizabeth Ann Lee, of Cockfield, Co. Durham, and the late John Lee; husband of Mary Jane Lee, of 13, Jubilee Terrace, Evenwood, Bishop Auckland. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row J. Grave 12. See also Council School Memorial and Cockfield Methodist Chapel
PINKNEY
Thomas
Private 4073, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 2 April 1916. Aged 33. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, resident Cockfield. Husband of Mrs. T. Pinkney, of Raby Moor, Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.
PRIESTLEY
Gordon
Serjeant 250165, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Evenwood, Bishop Auckland, enlisted Cockfield. Son of Emmanual and Mary Ann Priestley, of Fell Houses, Cockfield, Co. Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.
RUSSELL
Charles
Private 7421. 1/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 8 November 1916. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, resident Cockfield. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.Plot III. Row E. Grave 6.
SEDGWICK
Cecil William
[Spelt SEDGEWICK on CWGC] Private 250422, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, resident Cockfield. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXIII. Row F. Grave 13.
SEWELL
J Cecil A
No further information currently available
SMITH
John R
No further information currently available
STEVENS
George [William]
Private 250296, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Enlisted Barnard Castle, resident Cockfield. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8 and 9.
SUMERSON
Herbert
No further information currently available
TEASDALE
Sydney
No further information currently available
WALKER
William Gordon Brunwell
Private 36093, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light INfantry. Died in United Kingdom 5 November 1916. Aged 34. Born and resident Cockfield, enlisted Darlington. Son of Steven and Wilhelmina Annie Walker; husband of Phoebe E. Walker, of 15, Coronation Terrace, Cockfield. Born at Cockfield. Buried in COCKFIELD CEMETERY, Co. Durham. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 17. See also Cockfield Church of England School
WALKER
Bertram Ralph
Private S4/158569, "K" Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 26 April 1916. Born Cockfield, enlisted and resident Manchester. Brother of Miss M. A. Walker, of 3, King's Rd., Alexandra Park, Manchester. Buried in MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Lancashire, Grave reference B. CE. 1564.
WALLACE
Robert [William]
Private 3974, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 1 October 1916. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, resident Cockfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C. See also Council School Memorial and Cockfield Methodist Chapel
WOOD
Edgar
Private 277236, 1/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Enlisted Bishop Auckland, resident Cockfield. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 68 to 72. See also Council School Memorial and Cockfield Methodist Chapel
WOODING
Joseph
No further information currently available

1939-1945

ANDERSON
Trevor Alexander Shaw
Lieutenant 276082, "B" Squadronn, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 9 August 1944. Aged 22. Son of Dr. Samuel Eric Hill Anderson, and Barbara Anderson, of Cockfield, Co. Durham. Captain of Worksop College, 1941-1942. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 10.
CLOSE
F
No further information currently available
DOWSON
Basil
Able Seaman P/SSX 22575, H.M.S. Glowworm, Royal Navy. Died 8 April 1940. Aged 20. Son of Sydney and Alice Ann Dowson, of Cockfield, Co. Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAl, Hampshire. Panel 38, Column 2.
DUFFY
C
No further information currently available
FULLER
R C
No further information currently available
SCOTT
John Wardle
Flying Officer (Bomb Aimer) 118600. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 April 1943. Aged 22. Son of John Gilbert Scott and Cicely Scott, of Cockfield, Co. Durham. Buried in ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY, Denmark. Plot A. Row 11. Grave 6.
WALKER
N
No further information currently available
WELCH
J
No further information currently available

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