World War 1 only - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2009
memorial stands outside the parish church in Moor Lane, Aislaby, Scarborough,
North Yorkshire. It takes the form of a wheel cross of stone with shaft
surmounting a tapering plinth, with a sword and a shield, engravedwith
"1914-1918", on the shaft; the plinth lists the names and
inscription in incised lettering; the whole stands on a three-stepped
round stone base. There are 12 names listed for World War 1 and 5 for
World War 2.
Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015
MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF AISLABY WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
Pyman. Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, attached 2nd
Battalion. Killed in action 15th June 1915. Commemorated Le Toret
Memorial. Panel 12.
Keith Trotter. Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died
of wounds 26th August 1914. Son of Major General Sir J K Trotter
KCB, CMG and Lady Trotter of Ailsby Lodge, Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated
Caudry British Cemetery. III.D.9.
Fenton de Wend. Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, West Riding Regiment.
Killed in action 11th November 1914, aged 24 years. Son of Colonel
Douglas Campbell de Wend (1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment)
and Alice Woodroffe de Wend of Poyle Park, Tongham, SRY. Commemorated
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 20.
Robert Burn. Corporal 4112. 4th Field Company, Australian Engineers.
Died 2nd June 1917, aged 26 years. Son of William and Margaret Ann
Burn of Whitby, husband of Gertrude Burn of 23 Silver Street, Whitby,
Yorks. Commemorated Trois Arbes Cemetery. I.L.18.
Hague Hatfield. Lance Corporal SP/3274. 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
Died of wounds 31st July 1916, aged 29 years. Only son of George
Carr and Clara Hatfield of Rotherham, Yorks. Born Rotherham, enlisted
London and resident Rotherham, Yorks, Commemorated Abbeville Communal
Noble. Gunner 104119. 207th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Killed in action 25th September 1918, aged 34 years. Son of Mrs
W Noble of Sleights, husband of Rose Ann Noble of White Cottage,
Sleights, Yorks. Born Heskedeside (Esk Dale?), enlisted Whitby and
resident Sleights, Yorks, Commemorated Jeancourt Communal Cemetery
Alderson. Private 7230. 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed
in action 5th November 1916, aged 22 years. Son of James and Hannah
Mary Alderson of Eastfield Farm, Enter Common, Great Smeaton, Yorks.
Born Fishburn, DUR, enlisted Grosmont and resident Sleights, Yorks,
Commemorated Warlencourt British Cemetery. I.D.29.
Arthur Dale. Private 28455. 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby
and resident Sleights, Yorks, Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
Eden Hall. Gunner 65602. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died home 1st
October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) George and Esther
Hall. Born Briggsworth, Yorks, enlisted Newcastle on Tyne, NBL and
resident Gateshead, DUR. Commemorated Aislaby (St Margaret) Churchyard.
Henry Stabler. Private 11513. 1st Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment).
Died of wounds 4th February 1915. Born Castleford, enlisted Leeds
and resident Aislaby, Yorks, Commemorated Vieille-Chapelle New Military
George Trowsdale. Private 39593. 4th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Died home 26th April 1917. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby and resident
Sleights, Yorks, Commemorated Seaham Cemetery. 4.C.2492.
Possibly either Fred
Walker. Driver 50574. 24th Div Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery.
Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born and enlisted Whitby, Yorks.
Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 7 to 10.
or Fred Walker. Private
24498. 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th
September 1916. Born Newholm and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated
Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
Creswell Pyman. Military Cross. Captain 86776. Royal Artillery and
No: 6 Commando. Died 6th June 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Frederick
Creswell and Frances Gweneth Pyman of West Hartlepool, DUR. Commemorated
Ranville War Cemetery. IVA.O.12.
William Culshaw. Pilot Officer (Pilot) 55480, Royal Air Force. 96
Squadron. Died 14th June 1945, aged 26 years. Husband of Muriel
Culshaw of Strensall, Yorks. Commemorated Delhi War Cemetery. 5.H.8.
Scales. Gunner 1710861. 508 Coast Battery, Royal Artillery. Died
10th April 1941, aged 34 years. Son of George and Alice Scales.
Husband of Florence Eva Scales of Newholm, Yorks. Commemorated Aislaby
(St Margaret) Churchyard.
Gatenby. Sapper 1886066. 271 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died
3rd August 1943, aged 24 years. Son of William Joseph and Eleanor
Gatenby of Whitby, husband of Doreen Gatenby of Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated
La Reunion War Cemetery. 3.B.3.
Ernest Parker. Private 4461381. 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Died 22nd March 1943, aged 26 years. Son of William and Hannah Mary
Parker of Newholm, Yorks. Commemorated Sfax War Cemetery. XIV.E.9.
Aislaby connection – NOT on memorial.
250355. 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 26th August 1918.
Son of David and Jane A Vasey, brother of William Henry Vasey. Born
c1889 Aislaby, Yorks, enlisted Bishop Auckland and resident New
Shildon, DUR, Commemorated Cologne Southern Cemetery. XIV.E.24.
46956. 2/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 29th May 1918.
Son of David and Jane A Vasey of 18 Grove Street, Whitby, Yorks.
Brother of Thomas Welham Vasey. Born 1898 Aislaby and enlisted Whitby,
Yorks, Commemorated Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery. XI.E.2.
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