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Throughout 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.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.

If 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.

Please 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 informed.

Also 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.

These 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.

Current 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.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards
email:rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

The various memorials and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. There is also another site that describes these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping can be found on MyFarEast website.

World War 1 & 2 - Others Selection

Pre-1914 - Memorial Selection

Tadcaster World War 1 Memorials site

The aim of this site is to provide a permanent record within a nine mile radius of Tadcaster, to those men who gave their lives in the two World Wars. Click on the image to go there.

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World War 1 & 2 - Yorkshire
Acaster Selby | Ackworth | Acomb | Acomb Methodist | Allerton Bywater | Anlaby | Appleton Roebuck | Askrigg | Arkengarthdale | Askrigg | Aysgarth
| Aysgarth St Andrews | Badsworth | Balby (Photo only) | Batley Cross Banks Wesleyan Church | Bilbrough | Bossall (WW2) | Bradford (Photo only) | Bubwith | Calverley (Photo Only) | Campsall | Denby Dale & Cumberworth | Easingwold | East Cowick | East Hardwick | East Witton | Elland | Fairburn | Featherstone High School | Ferrybridge | Filey | Fryston | Gilling, East | Healaugh | Hexthorpe | Hinderwell | Huddersfield St Pauls | Hull R38 Airship Memorial | Kilburn | Knottingley | Langcliffe | Ledsham | Leeds | Leeds, City Engineers Dept. | Leeds, Stourton and Thwaitegate | Lepton | Luddenden & Midgley | Luddenden Working Mens Club | Middleham | Middlesbrough (Photo) | North Duffield Methodist Chapel | North Ferriby (Photos) | Norton | Patrick Brompton | Patrington (photo) | Poppleton | Raskelf | Rossington, Royal British Legion | Rothwell | Sheffield | Sheffield, Firth Brown Atlas Works| Skipton-on-Swale RCAF Memorial | Skipwith | Spofforth Village | Summerbridge | Swinton | Thirsk St Mary | Upleatham | Waddington | Westow | Wombleton RCAF | York, Leeman Road

Pre-1914
Castle Howard Reformatory School Boer | Dewsbury Boer War | Farsley Boer | Hull Boer War |
Leeds Boer War | Middlesbrough Boer War | Richmond, 3rd Batt., Yorkshire Regt., Boer War | Treeton Boer War | Wombwell, Townsmen Boer War | York, Yorkshire Men Boer War | York, Yorkshire Regiment Boer War

External sites
The Men of Filey

Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment
The Green Howards
First World War Remembrance

The Green 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.

The East Yorkshire Regiment

The East Yorkshire Regiment database, sister site to The Heroes of Hull and 17 Balloons is a web sites dedicated to the memory of the men and women who served, many of who paid the ultimate price by giving up their lives.

They have, and wish to obtain, family memories, photographs and documents but not the originals. All they ask is that you share a copy of your photographs and documents with them so that they can display them on their site and share them with others.

 

This 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.

To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical index.

Some of the cap badges are laid out, on a separate page.

Not all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.

Much 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:

The 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.

In 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.

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War 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.

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UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL INVENTORY OF WAR MEMORIALS

John 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.

Officers, N.C.O.'s & Men of the R.A.M.C. War Hospital, Huddersfield 1916

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