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ACOMB WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Steve Mattock 2005

The memorial is located on the Green in Acomb. The memorial contains names of those who died in World War 1 and World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Steve Mattock 2005

“Lest We Forget.”
This Memorial is erected to the honoured memory of the 77 men of this parish who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1919 and in gratitude to all others who so nobly served their country in her hour of need.

1914-1918

AGAR

Hector W

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ALCOCK

George W

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ALLINSON

Arthur

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ALLINSON

George Thomas

Private 8656, 20th Hussars. Killed in action 2nd November 1914. Born Morton-on-Swale, enlisted York, resident Acomb.

ALLISON

Harry

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ALPORT

Stephen S

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ARCHER

Robert E

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BAINBRIDGE

Albert Edward

Airman 1st Class, 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 15th January 918. Aged 22. Son of J. B. and M. Bainbridge, of 29, Severus St., Acomb, York. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, France, I. O. 4. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

BAINBRIDGE

Arthur Walter

Corporal 551104, Cavalry Brigade. Machine Gun Squadron, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 2nd November 1918. Aged 28. Son of John Bowman Bainbridge and Mary Bainbridge, of York, England. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France, LXXI. A. 5.  Arthur Bainbridge was born on 16th June 1890. He enlisted in Winnipeg in January 1916 and gave his occupation as a farmer. He was described as being 5ft 9 inches, with fair hair and blue eyes. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

BAKES

Thomas

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BLACKBURN

Frank H

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BLACKBURN

Harry

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BLACKBURN

Wilfred

Private 13927, 11th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born Acomb, enlisted York.

BLANCHARD

Herbert Sydney

[Spelt BLANSHARD on SDGW] Private 200623, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th May 1918. Born Acomb, enlisted York.

BONASS

George W

Stoker 1st Class K/23336, H.M.S. ‘Tipperary’ Royal Navy. Died 1st June 1916. Aged 20. Son of G. and Amelia Bonass, of 3, Gale Cottages, Acomb, York. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, 17. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

CAMMIDGE

Arthur

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CARLTON

Edward

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CARTER

Arthur C

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CHIPCHASE

Arthur Leeming

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/19581, H.M.S. ‘Lassoo.’ Royal Navy. Died 13th August 1916. Aged 28. Son of Charles Edward and Eleanor Chipchase, of Acomb, York; husband of Margaret E. J. Chipchase, of 113, Holloway Rd., London. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, 14. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

COOK

Francis Robert

Rifleman C/12234, 21st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th October 1916. Born Gillingham, Yorkshire, enlisted York, resident Abcomb. Buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, France, IX. L. 8. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

CROWTHER

Charles

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FAWCETT

Thomas

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FERGUSON

William

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FEWSTER

John H

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FEWSTER

Wilfred

Private 3205, 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 13th May 1915. Born York, enlisted Huddersfield, resident Acomb.

FROST

Ernest Robert

Driver T/17624, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 24th October 1915. Born and enlisted Norwich, resident Acomb.

GAGE

Alfred

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GALLAND

Arthur Clifford

Private 18/1183, 18th Battalion, Durham Light INfantry. Killed in action 1st July 1916.Born Shipton, Thorpe, Yorkshire, enlisted York, resident Acomb.

GILL

George

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GOODALL

Herbert

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GOWLAND

Walter G

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HALLAM

Frederick

Lance Corporal 17/119, 17th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 12th July 1916. Aged 30. Son of Robert Hallam, of 11, Beaconsfield St., Acomb, York. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France, I. G. 13. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

HANKS

[Clarence] Wilfred

Private 3733, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 2nd November 1917. Born and resident Acomb, enlisted York. Formerly T4/276591, Army Service Corps.

HAWKINS

Charles F

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HOBSON

Joseph

Private 6010, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th March 1915. Born Acomb, enlisted York.

HOLMES

Sidney John

Private 103327, Machine GUn Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Born and resident Acomb, enlisted York. Formerly M/2704444, Royal Army Service Corps.

HORNER

Arthur

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ILES

Charles Henry Cecil

Private 48601, 2nd/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 21st November 1917. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France, Panel 5.  Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

INNS

Fergus Whitmore

Gunner 294259, 144th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 19th June 1918. Aged 19. Born Acomb, enlisted York. Son of George and Elizabeth Inns, of Acomb, York. Formerly 3713, 144th York Battery, Royal garrison Artillery. Buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery, France, III. E. 15. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

JACKSON

William

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JARVIS

Percy

Private 39018, 6th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment. Died 9th October 1917. Aged 20. Son of William and Ann Jarvis, of 4, Wards Terrace, Acomb, York. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 52 to 54 and 162A. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

JOLLY

Benton O

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KELLY

Thomas

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KEMP

James M

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KIRK

Walter Frederick

Private 201010, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th July 1917. Enlisted York, resident Acomb.

LEANING

Leonard K

Private 12696, 1st Draggons (Royals), Household Cavalry. Died of wounds 4th April 1918. Born Weldrake, enlisted Acomb.

LEGGE

Thomas Tinkler

Sergeant C/12187, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 6th August 1917. Born Ferryhill, Durham, enlisted York, resident Acomb.

LINDBERG

Thomas T

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LINTON

Fred

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LYON

Eric

Second Lieutenant, 1st/3rd Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) attached to the 15th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Aged 22. Son of Ralph R. and Jennie Lyon, of ‘Woodville,’ Carr Lane, Acomb, York. Buried in Ors British Cemetery, France, C. 29. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

MARSHALL

Ronald

Private M2/115318, Motor Boat Section, Army Service Corps. Died 20th January 1916. Aged 19. Son of William and Rosamond Marshall, of 45, Morgate, Acomb Rd., York. Buried in Portianos Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece, III. B. 319. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

MASON

James

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McDONIC

William

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METCALFE

Edward

Private 534038, 15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles), LOndon Regiment. Killed in action 27th February 1917. Born South Milford, enlisted York, resident Acomb.

MORROD

William [Bellerby]

Private 301892, 1st/8th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Died 12th March 1917. Aged 20 Son of Mrs. F. H. Marrod, of Front St., Acomb, and the late G. W. Morrod. Buried in east part of new ground, Acomb (St. Stephen) Churchyard, Acomb, York. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

NICHOLSON

Frank

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PATTERSON

William

Sergeant 2603, 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys). Killed in action 11th April 1917. Born Wilton Hawick, Roxburgh, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Acomb.

PINDER

Harry

Private G/25663, 11th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 21st March 1918. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 2. Private Pinder was born in Acomb, was a resident of York and enlisted in York, he formerly served as 45563 in the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

PRATT

George

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PURVER

Harry H W

Private 6729, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th Ocotber 1915. Born Acomb, enlisted York.

RADBAND

Percy John

Private 2877, 2nd/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action 18th February 1917. Enlisted York, resident Abcomb. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

ROGERS

Thomas R

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SIDDALL

Charles Donald

Gunner 94503, 118th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17th November 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Acomb. Son of Charles Herbert and Ada Siddall; husband of Dorothy Marion Siddall, of 14, Albert Terrace, Acomb, York. Buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, France, 1. 34.  Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

SISSONS

John George

Acting Corporal 34325, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Born Acomb, enlisted York. Formerly 946, Northumberland Fusiliers.

SKILBECK

Francis Wilson

Corporal C/12172, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15th September 1916 [SDGW states 17th]. Aged 39. Born Bilton, enlisted York, resident Acomb. Son of Richard and Mary Jane Skilbeck; husband of Alice Skilbeck, of Springfield, The Green, Acomb, Yorks. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

SLIMMON

Thomas

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SMITHYES

William J

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SOLLITT

Edward

Private 50228, 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born York, enlisted Acomb.

STABLER

Robert H

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STEEL

William

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TAYLOR

George A

Private 22108, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th March 1918. Born Middlesboro', enlisted Ripon, resident Acomb.

TENNENT

Oswald M

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THOMPSON

Frederick C

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WALKER

George P

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WALKER

Harry

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WATSON

John Robinson

Sergeant 202431, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th April 1918. Born Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Durham, enlisted York, resident Acomb.

WELLS

C P

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WILLIAMSON

Arthur J

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WILLIAMSON

Cecil

Sapper 300936, 5th Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16th September 1918. Enlisted York, resident Acomb.

YOUNG

Arthur Ernest

Second Lieutenant ‘D’ Bty. 108th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 21st May 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Young, of 20, Beaconsfield St., Acomb, York. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Somme), France, III. G. 10. Also commemorated on the Acomb War Methodist Memorial.

1939-1945

ALLISON

George

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ANDERTON

Frederick

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BAGSHAW

George

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BARNES

Charles

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BARRATT

Harold

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BENNET

James

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BOWEN

Frederick

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BUCK

Harry

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CARTER

George

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COLLINS

Walter P

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CONNOR

Walter

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CROSS

Leonard

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CUTT

John G

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DUTTON

Kenneth

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FOX

Kenneth

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GERMAN

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GILLIARD

Frederick

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GLOVER

Ronald

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HEWLETT

James G

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HOLDEN

Harry

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INNES

J

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JAGGER

Peter

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LAMBERT

Bernard F

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LEWIS

Frederick

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LITTLEFAIR

Leslie

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LITTLEWORTH

Hubert M

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MASLEM

A

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MASON

Desmond

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MASSEY

W Kenneth

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MAUD

Thomas C

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MITSON

Laurence

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OLDFIELD

Harry

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ORD

Halbert

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PEARSON

Laurence

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PINDER

Leslie

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PRICE

Robert B

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SANDERSON

Charles F

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SAWDON

John

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SCOTT

Alered J

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SMITH

Arthur

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SMITH

George A

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SMITH

Robert E

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SMURTHWAITE

John

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STANNILAND

Albert H C

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STARR

Charles D

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STARR

Eric

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STIMPSON

Thomas

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STODDART

Albert E

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SYNES?

Leslie

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THOMPSON

John M

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TILLOTSON

S

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TOYNE

James R

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YORES?

Arthur E

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WALKINGTON

Harold

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WATERWORTH

Thomas K

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WATSON

Geoffrey

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WATSON

William T

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WHITE

Samuel

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WOODALL

Kenneth

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28 July 2005

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