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DARLINGTON RAILWAYMEN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Graham Stewart; Researched Martin Edwards 2005

The memorial is to the railwaymen of Darlington who served and died in the Great War. The memorial is in the form of an iron tablet and can now be found in Darlington Railway Museum. It details the surname, initials, rank and service unit for each man. The memorial was erected by Robert Stephenson and Co. Ltd.

Photograph Copyright © Graham Stewart 2005

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THESE
WORKS WHO FELL FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ADAMS William Blenkiron
Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/29139, H.M.S. "Victory II", Royal Navy. Died 15th March 1918. Aged 24. Son of the late William and Isabella Adamson. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 31. Grave 1.
ARCHBOLD WILLIAM
Private 2450, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th April 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Darlington, enlisted Stockton-on-Tees. Son of John and Margaret Archbold, of 6, Brunton St., Bank Top, Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 38.
BAILEY S
Private, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry probably Samuel BAILEY, Private 3/11628, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 11th August 1915. Bor Tunstall, Satffordshire, enlisted Darlington. No known grave. Commemoarted on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 38.
BAMLETT R
[Spelt BAMLET on CWGC; listed as 5th Battalion on memorial] Private 43155, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 6th March 1917. Aged 19. Son of Elizabeth Bamlet, of Great Burdon, Darlington, and the late Thomas Bamlet. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 35.
BENBOW John Francis
[Listed as Private, 5th Battalion on memorial] Lance Corporal 17881, "D" Company, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 13th August 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Richmond, Yorkshire, enlisted Darlington. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Winifred Benbow, of Richmond, Yorks. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 1. Row J. Grave 1.
BEXFIELD Albert Edward
[Listed as 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry on memorial] Private 13483, 12th Battalion, Easst Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Gorleston, Norfolk, enlisted Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.
BOWRAN Thomas Darling
Private 1816, 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Born Sunderland, enlisted Darlington. Buried in LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 11.
COATES W
Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
COLLIER Reginald Arthur
Gunner 96426, 56th Battery, 34th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 12th August 1917. Aged 23. Born Leyburn, Yorkshire, enlisted Darlington. Son of Annie Collier, of 14, China St., Darlington, and the late John Thompson Collier. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.
CURTIS George Oliver Stanley
Private 102102, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 23rd July 1918. Aged 18. Born Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, enlisted Darlington. Son of Gardiner Charles and Mary Ann Curtis, of 23, Hercules St., Springfield, Darlington, Co. Durham. Born at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Buried in ST. JAMES'S CEMETERY, DOVER, Kent. Plot L. Row G. Grave 24.
DALEY Daniel
[Listed as 5th Battalion on memorial] Private 19530, 3nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5th August 1915. Born and enlisted Darlington. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 13.
DOBSON William J
Lance Corporal 2556, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Darlingon, enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Brother of Percie Dobson, of 12, Stewart St., Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
FAIRBAIRN John
Private 3746, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born and enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, resident Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
GREER William
Sapper 18884, 37th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 8th october 1915. Aged 26. Husband of Hannah Greer, of 53, James Terrace, Warrenly, Redcar, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.
HAYES William Joseph
Lance Corporal 200248, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 15th December 1917. Aged 22. Son of James and Louisa Hayes, of 40, Thompson St. East, Darlington. No knonw grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.
HINDMARSH Thomas William
Private 4/8742, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Aged 29. Born Stockton, enlisted Darlington. Brother of Mrs. S. A. Dolphin, of 47, Zetland St., Darlington. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 1.
HURWORTH Charles Reginald
[Listed as Captain on memorial] Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1918. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 31 and 32.
ICETON David
[Memorial states 4th Battalion] Lance Corporal 20709, 7th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Born and enlisted Darlington. Husband of Mrs. J. Iceton, of 10, Pearson St., Newport, Middlesbrough. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.
LAMBERT Sydney
Able Seaman KX/99, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 30th December 1917. Aged 30. Home town Darlington. Husband of Winifred Beazley Lambert, of 36, Neville St., Canton, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.
LUKE John Norman
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th September 1918. Buried in the north-west side of MANANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France.
McNICHOL John
[Spelt McNICHOLL on CWGC] Gunner 99752, "A" Battery, 60th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17th October 1916. Born Burslem, Staffordshire, enlisted Darlington. Grandfather of Mrs D Mackay of Darlington, C. Durham. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 4.
MARTIN William Joseph
Sapper 50181, 91st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25th September 1915.Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, enlisted Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
MATSON Charles
Corporal 18/113, 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2nd March 1917. Aged 21. Born Aycliffe, Darlington, enlisted Darlington. Son of Thomas and Mary Matson, of 6, Wilson St., Darlington. Buried in SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
MOSS Percy
Private, 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds at Gallipoli 10th November 1915. Born Darlington, enlisted York. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 47 to 51.
MURPHY John
[Listed as 3rd Battalion on memorial] Private 4/7895, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th April 1915. Born Rise Carr, Darlington, enlisted Darlington, resident Gateshead-on-Tyne. Buried in HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 9.
NELSON [Thomas William] Horsley
Private 35187, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Darlington. Son of Thomas and Ruth Nelson, of 15, Oakland Gardens, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington. Formerly 5/88013, 6th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
NUTBROWN George
Private 45562, 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born York, enlisted Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
PEARSON John T

Private 9181, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 16th September 1914. Born and enlisted Darlington. Commemorated on Special Memorial 27 in VENDRESSE CHURCHYARD, Aisne, France.

Note: The neighbourhood was the scene of severe fighting in which British troops took part in 1914 and 1918. There are now over 80, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, half are unidentifed and special memorials are erected to 35 soldiers known to be buried here among them.

PEIRSON Ernest S
[Listed as PEARSON on CWGC] Private 200502, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 15th April 1918. Born and enlisted Darlington. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 24.
PEIRSON Taylor
[Listed as Gunner, Royal Field Artillery on memorial] Sergeant 21426, 12th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 10th April 1918. Born and enlisted Darlington, resident Great Burdon, Darlington. Son of John and the late Mrs. Peirson, of Darlington; husband of Margaret Peirson, of Great Burdon, Darlington. Buried in HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 6.
RAMSDALE H
Sapper, Royal Engineers
RAMSDEN Bertram
Private 2471, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 16th September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
SMITH Thomas William
[Listed as Gunner on memorial] Shoeing Smith 18615, "B" Battery, 93rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20th March 1916. Born and enlisted Darlington. Husband of Beatrice Smith, of 37, Pierremont Crescent, Darlington. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.Plot 2. Row A. Grave 1.
SWANNELL Albert Ernest
[Listed as Corporal on CWGC] Lance Corporal 26/627, 26th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Born Wandsworth, London, enlisted Darlington. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 50.
TASKER Francis [Milton]
[Listed as Corporal on SDGW] Sergeant 202895, 20th (Northern) Battalion (Territorial), Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died in United Kingdom 14th October 1918. Aged 49. Shipley, Yorkshire, resident and enlisted Darlington. Formerly 3325, 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Buried in DARLINGTON NORTH CEMETERY, Darlington, Co. Durham. Grave Reference: D. 2 H. 189.
TATE Walter
Private 12749, No 4 Company, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 26th September 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Darlington, enlisted Merthyr. Son of Elizabeth Tate, of 8, Mount St., Darlington, and the late Tom Tate. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.
TREWHITT Lawrence Wilfred
Private 19505, 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Darlington. Son of Thomas Henry Trewhitt and Mary Trewhitt, of 38, King St., Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
WALLIS James
Private 5/2709, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 17th August 1915. Bron and enlisted Darlington. Buried in CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D. Grave 5.
WALTON R S
Private, 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
WARRILOW Henry
[Listed as 3rd Battalion on memorial] Sergeant 17448, 3rd 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds at Gallipoli 23rd August 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Darlington. Husband of Agnes Mary Morby (formerly Warrilow), of 13, Bowman St., Harrowgate Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 47 to 51.
WATKINS J
Sub-Lieutenant, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 31st December 1917. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 2.
WATLING J W
Private 200080, 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 3rd March 1919. Aged 23. Son of Edmund and Sarah A. Watling, of 15, China St., Harrowgate Hill, Darlington. Buried in DARLINGTON NORTH CEMETERY, Darlington, Co. Durham. Grave Reference: B. 2 D. 83.
WHITE George Ernest
Sergeant 856, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th May 1915. Aged 25. Born Derby, enlisted Darlington, resident Houghton, Co. Durham. Son of Henry A. and Emily A. White, of Haughton House, Haughton-le-Skerne, Co. Durham. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 26.
WHITFIELD Charles W
Private 1807, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 24th May 1915. Born St John's, Darlington, enlisted Darlington. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 38.
YOUNG William
Corporal 25846, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th April 1916. Born Glasgow, enlisted Darlington. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.

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