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OTLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The Otley war memorial can be found inside the parish church and takes the form of a brass plaque mounted in marble-red frame. It contains the names of 12 men who gave their lives during World War 1 and 3 in World War 2. Its final unveiling was 10th December 1947, the masons were Messrs. Gathorp and Sons. There were two memorials in Otley - at the Parish Church and Baptist Church – a new single village memorial was dedicated on 11th November 2006 at 11.00, in the village outside the Post Office. This memorial contains 36 names for World War 1 and 4 names for World War 2.

Note: The memorials have been combined on this page.

Photographs Copyright © Helen Steed 2012

FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
IN HONOURED AND EVER LIVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE EUROPEAN WAR
AUGUST 4TH 1914 : NOVEMBER 11TH 1918

ADAMS

William
No further information currently available

BENNETT

Charles
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BROOM

Stanley
No further information currently available

BURROWS

George [William]
Corporal 320781, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10 December 1917. Born at Framlingham. Buried at the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel

CAMBIE

Edward [Maurice Baldwin]
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of the Rev Dr Cambie and Mrs S R Cambie of Saxlingham Rectory, Norwich. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

CATTERMOLE

Charles
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COLLINS

R
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CROWFOOT

Clement
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CURRIE

John
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CURRIE

Sydney
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CURRIE

Willie
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DENNETT

Percy [James Claude]
Private 202764, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 9 August 1917. Son of James Dennett of 18 Ranelagh Road, Ispwich. Resident of Swilland. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

FINBOW

Benjamin [James ]
Private G/15412, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 18 April 1917. Aged 26. Son of David and Hannah Finbow of Otley. Buried at Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London. Private Finbow’s death is recorded at Lambeth

FORSDYKE

William
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GARNHAM

Arthur Edward
Private 26357, "E" Company, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of sickness 9 April 1916. Aged 20. Son of George and Elizabeth Garnham of Gibraltar Road, Otley. Buried at Otley (St Mary) Churchyard. Private Garnham’s death is recorded at Tendring

GOSLING

Walter
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LANKESTER

W
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LAST

George [Charles]
Rifleman 2518, "G" Company, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 14 March 1915. Aged 30. Son of Mrs Prudence Elizabeth Last of 46A Church Street, Harwich, born Otley. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

LEACH

Benjamin
Private 3/10119. 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28 March 1918. Aged 40. Born at Dallinghoo. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

LEACH

William
Private 8151, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 5 February 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mrs Maria Diggens of Rose Cottage, Sotherton, Henham. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MOSS

Harry [James]
Private 41164, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 02 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles and Harriet Eliza Moss of Otley Road, Framsden, Stowmarket, Born at Otley. Buried at Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny

MOSS

Oliver
Private 70285, 18th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Son of Charles and Harriet Eliza Moss of Otley Road, Framsden, Stowmarket, Born at Otley. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

NUNN

Walter
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OSBORNE

Walter [Gray]
Private 31759, 9th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 9 September 1918. Aged 29. Son of William and Hannah Osborne of Otley. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

RAMSEY

Jesse
No further information currently available

RUFFLES

Cyril [William]
Private G/33171, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 20 November 1917. Resident of Otley. Buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich

RUFFLES

Hubert [Harold Hugh]
[Listed as Herbert on village memorial] Private G/24460, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 29 June 1917. Born at Otley, resident of Swilland. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial

RUNNACLES

Martin
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SAWYER

James [John]
Private 35832, 39th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 17 July 1918. Aged 24. Son of James and Ellen Sawyer of Otley. Buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

SHERSTON, MC

Somerset Arthur
MC. Captain, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, attached 2nd Battalion. Died 9 May 1915. Aged 35. Son of Major C D Sherston JP of Evercreech, Somerset. husband of Dorothy Sherston. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial

SHIPP

William
Private, 10th Battalion, bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action August 1916.

STAFF

Albert
No further information currently available

STORER

Alexander
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WRIGHT

Walter
Lance Corporal 631106, 2nd/20th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 30 April 1918. Born at Clopton. Buried at the Jerusalem War Cemetery

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

ALSO OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

AMISS
Douglas William
Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 July 1944.
MURRAY
Donald
[Not on church memorial but on village memorial]
OSBORNE-PEPPER
Frederick D
Corporal, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 9 September 1944.
SMITH
Stanley Arthur
Private, Royal Army ordnance Corps. Killed in action 29th May 1940.

Last updated 19 January, 2018

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