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AISLABY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 only - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2009

The 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.

Photograph Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015

IN MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF AISLABY WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR

PYMAN A
Allan Pyman. Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion. Killed in action 15th June 1915. Commemorated Le Toret Memorial. Panel 12.
TROTTER J K
James 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.
de WEND D F
Douglas 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.
BURN T R
Thomas 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.
HATFIELD G H
George 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 Cemetery. V.H.16.
NOBLE J
Joseph 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 Extension. II.B.4.
ALDERSON W
William 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.
DALE A
Possibly 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.
HALL E E
Edward 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.
STABLER G H
George 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 Cemetery. IX.E.11.
TROWSDALE W G
William 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.
WALKER F
Private on memorial.
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.
1939-1945
PYMAN A C H
Alan 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.
CULSHAW A W
Alfred 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 G
George 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 W
Walter 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.
PARKER G E
George 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.
Known Aislaby connection – NOT on memorial.
VASEY Thomas Welham
Private 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.
VASEY William Henry
Private 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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