Yorkshire there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women
who fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover
many centuries in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance
that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations
and medals have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War,
Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the
First World War then I would gladly post these as well.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information
supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription.
We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men
detailed here and will change the relevant information when
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear
in the wrong county. This information has been transcribed
from the records given and, as the men were parochial, the
information supplied at enlistment was the view of the men
and the county they thought they resided in.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials
and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription
of, or you are willing to transcribe, a Yorkshire
memorial or roll of honour for these pages then
please contact me, the email address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages
must go to Claire Murray, Richard Allenby, Janice
Pedder, Michael Booker, Janet Graves, Stephen Mather,
Julie C Walton, Kathryn Croll and several others
- thank you all.
site is maintained solely by volunteers and is funded by them as private
individuals. This includes the purchase of photographs, books, rolls of
honour plus the running costs of the site. We have always intended to
make this site free to all. If you have gained from this site then please
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button. Thank you.
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Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment The
First World War Remembrance
Howards First World War Remembrance web site
is dedicated to attempting to record something
of the men of Alexandra, Princess of Wales's
Own Yorkshire Regiment (the Yorkshires) who
fought in the First World War. In the First
World War, the Yorkshire Regiment raised 24
Battalions. 65,000 men served in these Battalions.
And of these 65,000 men, 7,500 died and 24,000
were wounded. Due to the very large numbers
of men who fought with the Regiment in that
conflict, and the wide geographical area that
they came from, it is impossible to do complete
justice to the task but the Green Howards
website attempts to record as much as is possible
of the men from the Regiment who came from
the North of Yorkshire; it also tries to include
data on as many of the Memorials, Rolls of
Honour, and graves relating to these men as
is possible while including photos of the
men themselves where these are available.
is a view of the damage after caused by the German
Battlecruisers: Derfflinger or Von Der Tann which
bombarded the town at 9.00am, and without protection,
slipped between two major British forces which outnumbered
them, to make their escape to Wilhelmshaven and
the Jade Bay where they anchored, 16th Decmber 1914.
The damaged house is No. 2, Wykeham Street, Scarborough
where four people were killed.
gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered,
and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
of the cap badges
are laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various
types of animal that served and fell in World War I for
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals
and more is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest,
continuously published newspaper in the United Kingdom
and probably the world. The London Gazette and its sister
publications, the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, have
a unique position in British publishing. They are official
newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette contains a
wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary
and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices
as well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to
name a few. In addition, a number of Supplements are published
covering Honours and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces
Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies' information, etc.
and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency
depended on the intelligence received by the Crown and
that the reckless publishing of news might endanger it.
An embargo on the printing of news other than reports
of events abroad, natural disasters, Royal declarations
and sensational crime continued until 1640. This had the
effect of delaying the development of the press in the
UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing
of news publications. The Gazette came about because of
two momentous events: the Great Plague and the decision
of King Charles II to remove his court - effectively the
government of the time - to Oxford. The London Gazette
started life as the Oxford Gazette and after a few months
changed to its current title.
Memorials Trust Friends
of War Memorials is a charity dedicated to
promoting awareness of the debt we owe to
those who gave their lives in the cause of
freedom, by ensuring that their memorials
are properly maintained and preserved.
Grenside Glover, Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion
(Territorial), King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).
Born 16th April 1894. Killed in action 8th November
1917. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.
N.C.O.'s & Men of the R.A.M.C. War Hospital, Huddersfield