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ALDBROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Michael Peck 2015

The memorial is situated at the road junction within the site of the chruch, centre of the village of Aldbrough. It takes the form of a red granite plain obelisk on a square plinth with a four-stepped square base which is surrounded by railings. There are 21 names listed for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled 1 May 1920. There are also memorials within St Martholomew's Church, Aldbrough and Rolls of Honour.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2015

IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR
LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY
1914 - 1918
ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
THOSE WHO DIED

ANDERTON F
East Yorkshire Regiment on memorial. Possibly F Anderton (forename unknown). Corporal 11/654. 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 23rd November 1915, aged 40 years. Commemorated Howden (St Peter) Churchyard.
BENNETT G E
East Yorkshire Regiment on memorial. Possibly George Bennett. Corporal 11217. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th March 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Charles and Amelia Bennett of 75 Witty Street, Hull, E Yorks. Born Bradwell, Ess and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. P.VII.F.11A.
BENNINGTON Tom
Private 86232. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 21681 East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 18th April 1917. Son of George and (the late) Emily Bennington of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Born Aldbrough, enlisted Hornsea and resident Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Cayeux Military Cemetery. I.C.12.
BUTLER William
Private 75840. 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 27th May 1918, aged 18 years. Son of Ada Elizabeth Butler of ‘Roseville’, Aldbrough, E Yorks. Born Furlough (?) and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated Soissons Memorial.
CANHAM John Dean
Private 201686. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Aldbrough and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.
CLOUGH Wildon
Private 2238. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 14th September 1914, aged 37 years. Son of (the late) Henry and Rose Clough of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Served in South African Campaign. Born Burton Pidsea and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.
COLLINSON Edgar
Military Medal. Private 12/830. 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th July 1917, aged 24 years. Son of William John and Kezia Ann Collinson. Brother of Robert William Collinson. Born Aldbrough, enlisted Hull and resident Coniston, E Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXII.M.3.
COLLINSON Robert William
Private 10/2893. Ruahine Company, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died 8th June 1917, aged 35 years. Son of (the late) William John and Kezia Ann Collinson of Carlton Lane, Aldbrough, E Yorks. Brother of Edgar Collinson. Commemorated Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial.
DARLEY Samuel
Private 16096. 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Born Hull, Yks on 24th March 1882 and died 8th October 1916. Brother of Lydia Merryweather of Oldham, Yks. Commemorated Vimy Memorial.
DAVIDSON James
Driver 44751. 155th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 4th April 1919, aged 35 years. Son of Christopher and Rose Annie Davidson of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Pont-Remy British Cemetery. II.A.1.
FOX J C
East Yorkshire Regiment on memorial. Possibly John Fox. Private 30991. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds home 8th November 1918. Son of Frederick and Sarah Fox of 9 Zelland Street, Hull, E Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated Hull Western Cemetery. 529.51011.
GRANTHAM H
Royal Navy on memorial but unable to identify.
GREENSIDES James Edward
Private 14496. 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Born Aldbrough, enlisted West Hull Recruiting Office and resident Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Ploegseert Memorial. Panel 1.
HODSON Jesse
Served as Frederick Johnson. Leading Stoker K/4892, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Princess Irene’. Died 27th May 1915, aged 25 years. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Hodson of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 11.
HUTESON Walter
Private 27342. 22nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to 11096 19th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 1st July 1917. Born South Ferriby, Lincs, enlisted Beverley and resident Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). III.B.206.
JACKSON James
Stoker 1st Class SS/115105, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Invincible’. Died 31st May 1916, aged 23 years. Son of (the late) James and Alice Jackson of Brewery Street, Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 18.
LEASON Alfred
Private 266418. 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 26289 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Driffield and enlisted Beverley, E Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
PEARCE Allan
Private 39230. 5th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Mrs Sarah A Pearce of Elm Tree Row, Front Street, Aldbrough, E Yorks. Born Aldbrough and enlisted Beverley, E Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 7.
SCROWSTON Arthur
Private 205453. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Aldbrough, enlisted Beverley and resident Brandesburton, E Yorks. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 27 and 28.
TENNISON Charles Edward
Gunner 755543. A Battery, 251st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27th May 1918. Born Aldbrough and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated Vauxbuin French National Cemetery. II.C.4.
TENNISON William
Driver T4/057567. 37th Div Train, Army Service Corps. Died 29th October 1918. Born Aldbrough, enlisted Beverley and resident Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. XIV.B.6.
KEMP Bertie
Gunner 755452. A Battery, 251st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Born and enlisted Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery. VII.B.99.
1939-1945
DAY John Studley
Carpenter, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Dixcove’ (Liverpool). Died 23rd September 1941, aged 48 years. Son of Charles and Alice Day. Husband of Beatrice Day of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 35.
DAY John Studley
Trooper 14278495. Royal Armoured Corps. Died 3rd September 1943, aged 20 years. Son of John Studley and Beatrice Day of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Wool (Holy Rood) Churchyard and Extension. Grave 18.
PHILLIPS James Frederick
Fireman and Trimmer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Fort Pelly’ (London). Died 20th July 1943, aged 48 years. Son of James Frederick and Elizabeth Phillips. Husband of M L Phillips of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 51.
PRIGENT Gustave
Sergeant 1112179, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 76 Squadron. Died 1st March 1943, aged 21 years. Son of John Walter and Helene L A Prigent of Hull, E Yorks. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 162.
RUTHERFORD George Fewster
Sergeant 1595461, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 77 Squadron. Died 12th January 1945, aged 19 years. Son of George and Hilda Rutherford of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery. Plot KK. Grave 115.
RUSSELL Alan
Signalman D/SSX31427, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Pembroke’. Died 11th May 1941, aged 21 years. Son of Cornelius William and Emily Jane Russell of Aldbrough, E Yorks. Commemorated Aldbrough Cemetery. SE Side. Grave 67.
STEPHENSON John Leonard
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 2202048, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 75 Squadron. Died 21st July 1944, aged 18 years. Son of Herbert Tate and Winifred Annie Stephenson of East Newton, E Yorks. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 162.
LITTLE Charles Alfred
Second Hand LT/JX241899, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Patrol Vessel ‘Gloaming’. Died 20th March 1941, aged 38 years. Son of James Henry Bishop and Gertrude Little. Husband of Kathleen Mary Little of Withernwock, E Yorks. Commemorated Aldbrough Cemetery. NE Side. Grave 112.
Internal Memorials – St Bartholomew’s Church
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN DEFENCEOF LIBERTY AND HONOUR 1914-1918
ANDERTON F
East Yorkshire Regiment.
BENNETT G E
East Yorkshire Regiment.
BENNINGTON T
East Yorkshire Regiment.
BUTLER W
Northumberland Fusiliers.
CANHAM D
East Yorkshire Regiment.
CLOUGH W
Coldstream Guards.
COLLINSON E
East Yorkshire Regiment.
COLLINSON R
New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
DARLEY S
Canadian Expeditionary Force.
DAVIDSON J
Royal Field Artillery.
FOX J C
East Yorkshire Regiment.
GRANTHAM H
Royal Navy.
GREENSIDES J E
Coldstream Guards.
HODSON J
Royal Navy.
HUTESON W
West Yorkshire Regiment.
JACKSON J
Royal Navy.
LEASON A
Northumberland Fusiliers.
PEARCE A
King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
SCROWSTON A
East Yorkshire Regiment.
TENNISON C
Royal Field Artillery.
TENNISON W
Army Service Corps.
1935 - 1945
DAY J S
Merchant Navy.
DAY J S
Royal Armoured Corps.
PHILLIPS J F
Merchant Navy.
PRIGENT G
Royal Air Force.
RUTHERFORD G F
Royal Air Force.
RUSSELL A
Royal Navy.
STEPHENSON J L
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
THE ALBROUGH
PARISH
ROLL OF HONOUR
Column 1
ARMY
BEAN Fred
Coldstream Guards.
ANDERTON George
Royal Field Artillery.
ARKSEY Fred
Royal Garrison Artillery.
ATKIMSON James
Army Service Corps.
BARON William
Army Service Corps.
BEADALE Herbert
Army Service Corps.
BEAL Ernest
Royal Field Artillery.
BEAL Horace
Royal Garrison Artillery.
BENNETT George
Durham Light Infantry.
BENNINGTON George
East Yorkshire Regiment.
BENNINGTON Tom
East Yorkshire Regiment.
BENNINGTON William
East Yorkshire Regiment.
BILLANY George
A.A.S.
BUTLER Tom
East Yorkshire Regiment.
CARTER Arthur
East Yorkshire Regiment.
CLARK Albert
Royal Field Artillery.
CLARK Allison
Royal Field Artillery.
CLARK Arthur
East Yorkshire Regiment.
CLOUGH Frank
Canadian Expeditionary Force.
COLLINSON James
Y.L. (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry?)
COLLINSON Robert
New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
COLLINSON Edgar
East Yorkshire Regiment.
COURTNEY John
Army Service Corps.
DAVISON William
Royal Field Artillery.
DAVISON James
Royal Field Artillery.
EVINGTON Walter
-----
FORD Arthur
East Yorkshire Regiment.
GILL Herbert
Royal Marines.
GILL John
Royal Garrison Artillery.
GRANTHAM Charles
Canadian Expeditionary Force.
GRANTHAM Lewis
Army Service Corps.
GREENSIDES Harry
Army Service Corps.
GREENSIDES James
Coldstream Guards.
GUEST Joseph
Royal Army Medical Corps.
HARDY Thomas Yates
East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry.
HARRISON Herbert
Army Service Corps.
HEWETSON Walter
Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment).
HODSON Arthur
East Yorkshire Regiment.
Holy Father, in Thy mercy
Hear our anxious prayer,
Keep our loved ones, now far absent,
‘Neath Thy care.
Column 2.
ARMY
HODSON William
Army Service Corps.
HODSON Harry
Royal Army Medical Corps.
HODSON George
Army Service Corps.
HORNBY George
Royal Field Artillery.
HUNT Sidney
Royal Engineers.
JACKSON William
Canadian Expeditionary Force.
JACKSON Harold
East Yorkshire Regiment.
KEMP Bert
Royal Field Artillery.
LAWSON Caley
H.H.B.
LAWSON George
East Yorkshire Regiment.
LAWSON Fred
Army Service Corps.
LAWSON Allen
H.H.B.
LAWSON Mark
Second Lieutenant.
LEASON Alfred
Northumberland Fusiliers.
MacKEE Andrew
East Yorkshire Regiment.
MADDISON Alfred
Royal Marines.
MOORE Christopher
G.R. (Gloucestershire Regiment?)
PEGG William
East Yorkshire Regiment.
RAMSDALE John
Second Lieutenant.
ROBINSON Fred
Coldstream Guards.
ROBINSON George
Royal Field Artillery.
ROGERSON Alfred
Army Service Corps.
ROGERSON Harold
S.R.
RODMELL Harold
East Yorkshire Regiment.
RODMELL Sidney
East Yorkshire Regiment.
RUSSELL Cornelius
Royal Engineers.
SMITH Harry
P.W.O.Y.R. (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment?)
SPECK Benjamin
Royal Field Artillery.
TENNISON Walter
Army Service Corps.
TENNISON George
East Yorkshire Regiment.
TENNISON William
Army Service Corps.
TENNISON Charles
Royal Field Artillery.
PEARCE Allan
-----
WESTOBY Edward
-----
THEAKSTONE Harry
York and Lancaster Regiment.
THOMPSON Norman
East Yorkshire Regiment.
THOMPSON Guy
East Yorkshire Regiment.
TODD Kenneth
Army Service Corps.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God the One in Three
Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them~Near to Thee. Amen.
Column 3.
ARMY
TUPLIN Joseph
Royal Field Artillery.
TYLER Charles Sidney
Northumberland Fusiliers.
WALLIS Charles
Royal Field Artillery.
WALLIS Fred
Army Service Corps.
WALLIS Charles Herbert
East Yorkshire Regiment.
WEBSTER Bert
Royal Field Artillery.
CARTER Sidney
-----
FALLEN IN ACTION
DARLEY Samuel
 
DIED IN HOSPITAL
ANDERTON Fred
 
WOUNDED
CRISP Vincent
East Yorkshire Regiment.
DIED OF WOUNDS
FOX John Cyril
East Yorkshire Regiment.
MISSING
CANHAM Dean
East Yorkshire Regiment.
CLOUGH Wildon
Coldstream Guards.
NAVY
BEAN Alfred
 
BENNETT Charles
 
BENNETT Charles
Junior.
CHILVERS Henry
 
FOSTER Arthur
 
GRANTHAM Harry
 
HODSON Charles
 
HOLMES Lewis
 
JONES Thomas
 
SPIGHT Joseph
 
SPIGHT Fred
 
WEALSBY Ronald
 
WEBSTER George W
 
FALLEN IN ACTION
HODSON Jesse
 
JACKSON James
 

God bless these men now serving in our
Army and Navy: strengthen them in danger:
Have mercy on the wounded, the sick, and the
dying, and grant patience and hope to the prisoners
of war, through Jesus Christ our Lord: Amen.”
GOD BLESS OUR BOYS

[Unmounted plaque beneath internal memorial]

THESE LAMPS GIVEN BY
ALDBROUGH PARISHIONERS HAVE
BEEN PLACED HERE IN LOVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN WHOSE
NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON
THE ADJOINING BRASS TABLET.
LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE
MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR
GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR
FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN

Last updated 25 December, 2015

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