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AYSGARTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Bill Henderson 2008

The gates to St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth form a memorial to the men who died in World War 1 and World War 2. The metal gates are supported by two stone posts with the inscription in relief on each of the posts. There are 20 names for World War 1 and 4 names for World War 2. There is a further memorial in the village of Aysgarth to three men. The names are listed by year of death but have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research. Within St Andrew's Church there is a further plaque commemorating the same men as listed on the gates which was unveiled in 1957.

Photographs Copyright © Bill Henderson 2008

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

BELL

James P

1916 - see also Aysgarth village memorial

BUSHBY, Croix de Guerre

William Edmund

Private 82230, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd November 1918. Aged 18. Born Aysgarth, enlisted Ulveston. Son of Edmund and Mary Isabell Bushby, of West Burton, Aysgarth, Yorks. Awarded the Croix de Guerre. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 4. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY ISABEL BUSHBY OF WEST BURTON ENTERED INTO REST SEPT 12TH 1929 AGED 65 YEARS. ALSO MARY ISABEL, RELICT OF THE ABOVE, ENTERED INTO REST SEPT. 15TH 1937 AGED 72. ALSO WILLIAM BUSHBY 2TH D.L.I., CROIX DE GUERRE, SON OF THE ABOVE KILLED IN ACTION NOV. 2ND 1918 AGED 18 YEARS. ALSO MARY ELLEN BUSHBY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED 18TH DEC 1981. TOM, SON OF THE ABOVE DIED OCT 12TH 1965, MARY GRAND DAUGHTER BORN JAN 1918 DIED JULY 1963. ALSO MARGARET DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE DIED 3RD AUGUST 1955 AGED 59 YEARS

CHARLTON

C

1918

FAWCETT

James Bell

Private 32973, 8th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident Aysgarth, enlisted Leyburn. Son of the late Robert and Ann Fawcett, of Newbiggin, Aysgarth; husband of Elizabeth Ann Fawcett, of Stanley Cottage, Thoralby, Aysgarth, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

GOULD

George Sydney

Private, C.E.F. Killed in action at Vimy 9th April 1917. Aged 26. Cannot locate on CWGC but listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISABELLA BELOVED WIFE OF GORGE GOULD (WARNFORD, THORALBY) DIED OCTOBER 31ST 1918 AGED 62 UYEARS. ALSO OF THE ABOVE GEORGE GOULD DIED AT REDCAR FEB. 14TH 1926 AGED 81 YEARS. ALSO OF GEORGE SYDNEY GOULD, PTE C.E.F., THEIR SON KILLED IN ACTION AT VIMY, APRIL 9TH 1917 AGED 26 YEARS. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. ALSO JOHN MILES GOULD, PTE, N.F. THEIR SON WHO DIED APRIL 9TH 1915 AGED 26 YEARS. ALSO THEIR SON WILLIAM BECK GOULD WHO DIED AT DRIFFIELD APRIL 7TH 1897 AGED 3 YEARS

GOULD

John Miles

[Memorial states 1914, CWGC lists him as John Mills Gould] Private 17/1135, 17th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 9th April 1915. Aged 26. Son of the late George and Isabella Gould, of Aysgarth. Buried in south-west part of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, AYSGARTH, West Yorkshire and listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISABELLA BELOVED WIFE OF GORGE GOULD (WARNFORD, THORALBY) DIED OCTOBER 31ST 1918 AGED 62 UYEARS. ALSO OF THE ABOVE GEORGE GOULD DIED AT REDCAR FEB. 14TH 1926 AGED 81 YEARS. ALSO OF GEORGE SYDNEY GOULD, PTE C.E.F., THEIR SON KILLED IN ACTION AT VIMY, APRIL 9TH 1917 AGED 26 YEARS. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. ALSO JOHN MILES GOULD, PTE, N.F. THEIR SON WHO DIED APRIL 9TH 1915 AGED 26 YEARS. ALSO THEIR SON WILLIAM BECK GOULD WHO DIED AT DRIFFIELD APRIL 7TH 1897 AGED 3 YEARS

HAMMOND

George Iveson

Private 202801, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 3rd September 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Barnoldswick, resident Aysgarth. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 9. Also commemorated in St Andrew's Church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF TUNSTALL HAMMOND OF WEST BURTON DIED 11TH FEBRUARY 1909 AGED 49. ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE DIED 13TH MAY 1894 AGED 32. ALSO ANN HIS WIFE DIED 11TH JUNE 1950 AGED 86 YEARS. ALSO THEIR SON WILLIAM DIED 8TH MARCH 1908 AGED 17. PTE GEORGE IVESON KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 3RD SEPT 1916 AGED 20 YEARS

HEMSLEY

William

Corporal 20542, 10th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Aysgarth, enlisted Leyburn. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A. - see also Aysgarth village memorial Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN HEMSLEY DIED NOV 20TH 1905 AGED 44 YEARS. ALSO ALICE HIS WIFE DIED MAY 15TH 1933 AGED 66 YEARS ALSO WILLIAM THEIR SON WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION OCT. 4TH 1917 AGED 20 YEARS

HESELTINE

Matthew

Private 20348, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1916. Born and resident Aysgarth, enlisted Leyburn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.

From the Craven Herald and Wensleysate Standard: Article Date: 06 October 1916

REPORTED DEATH OF TWO BISHOPDALE SOLDIERS - A LAMENTABLE COINCIDENCE

Pte. Matthew Heseltine, Yorkshire Regiment, fourth son of the late Thomas Heseltine, Newbiggin, near Aysgarth, has been reported killed in action on September 16th. He enlisted in February 1915 before he was 20 years of age and served in the Dardanelles before being transferred to France.

A remarkable coincidence has occurred in the reported death in action of another Pte. Matthew Heseltine, Yorkshire Regiment, fourth son of the late Matthew Heseltine, Thoralby, and cousin to the named soldier.

Both enlisted on the same day, were in the same Regiment, kept together nearly all the time and were killed together. Singularly both belonged to a family of 10, four of whom were boys and six girls.

See also Craven's Part in the Great War

HESELTINE

Matthew

[Headstone states he was killed in action 16th September 1916]. Private 20349, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Thornably and resident Aysgarth, enlisted Leyburn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MATTHEW HESELTINE OF SWINCOTE, THORALBY DIED JULY 27TH 1912 AGED 68 YEARS. ALSO MARGARET HIS WIFE DIED DECEMBER 21ST 1911 AGED 62 YEARS. ALSO MATTHEW HESELTINE KILLED IN FRANCE SEPT. 16TH 1916 AGED 21 YEARS. ALSO WILLIAM THEIR SON DIED AT VANCOUVER JUNE 30TH 1917 AGED 32 YEARS

KILBURN

William Herbert

Private 202833, No. 8 Company, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 20. Born Aysgarth, resident Carperby. Son of William and Mary Kilburn, of Carperby, Yorks. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIX. Row A. Grave 7.

LODGE

John William

Colonel, 3rd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) commanding 2nd (Home Service) garrison Battalion. Died 23rd August 1917. Aged 60. Son of the late Robert and Mary Lodge, of Bishopdale, Aysgarth. Commanded 3rd Bn. in the South African Campaign. Buried in south-west part of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, AYSGARTH, West Yorkshire.

MAWER

A

1916 - No further information currently available

METCALFE

Robert Pickering

Lewis Gunner, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in France 24th August 1917. Aged 24. Son of George and Grace Metcalfe, of Thornton Rust. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN, ELDEST SON OF GEORGE AND GRACE METCALFE OF THORNTON RUST WHO DIED JULY 24TH 1909 AGED 24 YEARS. ALSO OF ROBERT PICKERING METCALFE, LEWIS GUNNER K.R.R.. CORPS, YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE AUGUST 24TH 1917 AGED 24 YEARS

PERCIVAL

John

Private M/279604, Motorised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 8th April 1918 in United Kingdom. Aged 21. Son of William and Mary Percival, of Hazel House, Aysgarth. Buried in south-west part of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, AYSGARTH, West Yorkshire. - see also Aysgarth village memorial

PERCIVAL

T

1918 - No further information currently available

RAW, MM

Joseph Dixon

Private 30709, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Prnicess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th May 1918. Aged 21. Born Burton-Er-Woldon, enlisted Leyburn, resident Aysgarth. Son of James and Mary Jane Raw, of West Burton, Aysgarth, Yorks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.

RINKS

H

1918 - No further information currently available

SHANNON

John S

Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 38. Son of Thomas and Emily Shannon. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS SHANNON OF CARPERBY WHO DIED FEB. 28TH 1924 AGED 72 YEARS. ALSO OF EMILY HIS WIFE WHO DIED SEPT. 12TH 1923 AGED 68 YEARS. ALSO OF JOHN THEIR SON KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE JULY 1ST 1916 AGED 38 YEARS. ALSO MARY SPENCER LATE OF YORK WHO DIED AT CARPERBY DEC 21ST 1910 AGED 84 YEARS

SPENCE

T

Private 2425, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 18th April 1919. Aged 23. Son of John and Margaret Spence, of West Burton, Aysgarth. Buried in south-east part of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, AYSGARTH, West Yorkshire.

DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY JAMES C AND JANE WINN, THE GRANGE WEST BURTON
1939 - 1945

Note: The above are James Clarkson Winn and his wife Jane

CHAPMAN

Francis John

Private 4466393, 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 8th october 1941. Aged 31. Son of John and Ella Mary Chapman, of Thornton Hall, Aysgarth. Buried on the North side of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, AYSGARTH, West Yorkshire.

FOSTER

F

No further information currently available

LAWSON

C W

No further information currently available

SMITH

Alan Lewis

Private 4393245, Border Regiment. Died in Burma 14th May 1944. Aged 27. Born and resident Yorkshire. Son of John and Emily Smith, of West Burton, Yorkshire; husband of Alice Smith, of West Burton. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 19.

'AND SO THEYE PASSED OVER AND ALL THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR THEM' ERECTED BY MRS RITCHIE, THE GRANGE, WEST BURTON

Listed in the graveyard but not on the memorial

HARKER

Gilbert John

Killed in France 6th August 1915. Aged 21. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN HARKER BORN AT GUNNERSIDE JULY 29TH 1820 DIED AT CAPERBY AUG. 13TH 1874. ALSO OF NANCY HIS WIFE BORN AT MORECOMBE SEPT. 14TH 1828 DIED AT CAPERBY FEB. 25TH 1900. ALSO GILBERT JOHN HARKER GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE KILLED IN FRANCE AUG. 6TH 1915 AGED 21 YEARS

LAWSON

Frederick William

Aircraftman 2nd Class 948576, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th October 1941. Aged 25. Son of William Anthony and Margaret Sadler Lawson, of West Burton. B.A. (Leeds). Buried in south-west part of ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, AYSGARTH, West Yorkshire.

MATTHEWS

Harold Darey

Major, 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at St Julien 25th April 1915. Aged 35. Son of Frederick William White and Ellen Georgina Matthews. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK WILLIAM WHITE MATTHEWS WHO DIED JULY 21ST 1917 AGED 70 YEARS. ALSO OF HIS WIFE ELLEN GEORGINA WHO DIED JULY 4TH 1916 AGED 69 YEARS. ALSO OF MAJOR HAROLD DAREY MATTHEWS, THEIR ELDEST SON, 4TH YORKS REGT, KILLED IN ACTION AT ST JULIEN APRIL 25TH 1915 AGED 35 YEARS

WATSON

Eric Thomas

Killed in action in France 23rd November 1916. Aged 23. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF REBECCA MARY THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN WILLIAM WATSON OF BRADFORD WHO DIED JUNE 17TH 1919 IN HER 51ST YEAR. ALSO OF ERIC THOMAS THEIR SON KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE NOV 23RD 1916 AGED 23 YEARS.

WEBSTER

Michael Harold

No further information currently available. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN WEBSTER WHO DIED OCT 14TH 1935 AND OF RICHARD WEBSTER THE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE DIED JUNE 22ND 1938. ALSO OF MICHAEL HAROLD AND MATTHEW WILLIS WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY 1916 - 1918

WEBSTER

Matthew Willis

No further information currently available. Listed on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN WEBSTER WHO DIED OCT 14TH 1935 AND OF RICHARD WEBSTER THE HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE DIED JUNE 22ND 1938. ALSO OF MICHAEL HAROLD AND MATTHEW WILLIS WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY 1916 - 1918

Listed in St Andrew's Church but not on the memorial

MAY

George Neville

Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds at Rouen 19th May 1918. Born 7th September 1883. Listed on a plaque in the Lady Chapel, St Andrew's Church.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE NEVILLE MAY, CAPTAIN ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY BORN SEPT 7TH 1883 AND DIED OF WOUNDS AT ROUEN MAY 19TH 1918

Last updated 26 November, 2009

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