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CASTLETON & DANBY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015
additional information Michael Peck

The memorial stands on the side of a hill in open moorland in Ainthorpe Lane,Castleton. It has a low walled foundation with a three stepped base upon which is mounted a foundation block with a plinth topped with a granite wheel Cross. The inscription and World War 2 names are on the foundation block with the World War 1 names on the plinth. The World War 2 names and inscription are hardly legible. The memorial was unveiled in October 1921 by Viscount Downe and Baron Dawnay; it cost £220 to erect. There are 26 names for World War 1 and three for World War 2.

Photograph (above) Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015
Photograph (below) Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

TO THE MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF GLAISDALE
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1919
* * *
JESU BLEST, GRANT THEM
IN THY LOVE TO REST

ARCHER
Ronald H
Possibly Ronald Hedley Archer. Second Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 27th December 1917. Husband of M E Archer of Hutton Rudby, Yorks. Commemorated Grevillers British Cemetery. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 14.
ASHBY
Charles Albert
[S/662 on SDGW] Lance Corporal S/1662, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 4 September 1915. Aged 26. Born Boultham, Lincs, enlisted Middlesborough, resident Grosmont, Yorkshire. Son of Robert and Susan Ashby, of Sunny Brow, Castleton, Yorks. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 8.
ASPBERRY
Richard
Unable to identify. Possibly should Read Richard Asperry. Private 20311. 18th Hussars. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Middlesbrough, enlisted Whitby and resident Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 5.
BURNS
William
Sapper 145057. 90th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 13th October 1917, aged 23 years. Son of Robert and Amelia Burns of ‘Stoneleigh’, Glaisdale, Yorks. Born Fryup and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated New Irish Farm Cemetery. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 12.
CRAGGS
Colin Colborne
Private G/1329. 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Stockton on Tees, DUR, enlisted Woldingham, SRY and resident Harrogate, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 12D and 13D.
DALE
[Henry] Harwood
Corporal 19257, "B" Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 December 1917. Aged 29. Born Whitby, enlisted Liverpool. Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Dale, of Stormy Hall, Danby, Yorks. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12.
DALE
Harry
Private 200914. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Appears to be present 1901 Danby with George Dale (Father) and Mary Dibble (G/Mother) and noted as born 1881 Castleton. Enlisted Saltburn and resident Brotton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
DAWNAY, DSO
Hugh (The Hon)
Major, 2nd Life Guards. Died 6 November 1914. Aged 39. Second son of the 8th Viscount Downe; husband of Lady Susan Dawnay, of Whitfield Court, Waterford. Awarded the Distguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 14.
DYER
Cecil MacMillan
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 9 April 1915. Son of Louis Dyer, of Chicago and Oxford, and his wife Margaret Anne, daughter of Alexander Macmillan. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
HODGSON, MM
Lionel
Military Medal. Private 16491. 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action1st October 1917. Born and enlisted Whitby, resident Carlin How, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
HODGSON
Fred
Private 39197. 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 10th April 1918. Born Danby and enlisted Richmond, Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXXIII.G.17.
MOUNSEY
Robert
Possibly Robert Mounsey. Private 31596. 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 7th April 1918, aged 42 years. Son of John and Mary Mounsey of Lorton, Cockermouth, CUL. Husband of Sarah Mounsey of 1 Pilgrim Street, Workington, CUL. Born Cumberland (where unspecified) and enlisted Caston (? Castleton ?), Yorks. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. PIX.F.4B.
NANCARROW
John Vivian
Captain, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Aged 30. Son of George Bennett Nancarrow and Charlotte Alice Nancarrow, of "Ravenscroft," Grove Hill, Middlesbrough. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.
NESS-WALKER, MC
William Percy
Major, "B" Battery, 251st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial). Died of wo0unds 31 December 1917. Aged 32. Son of William and Sarah Ness-Walker, of Danby-in-Cleveland. Yorks. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVI. Row D. Grave 6.
OSBORN
Henry
No further information currently
PEILL
Thomas Edward
Private 18976, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 June 1918. Aged 38. Born and resident Danby, enlisted Whitby. Son of William and Margaret Peill; husband of Louisa Peill, of Church St., Castleton, Yorks. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 2.
ROBINSON
Robert Sydney
[Listed as Syndey on on SDGW] Rifleman C/12720, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 13 April 1918. Aged 22. Born Danby, enlisted Castleton. Son of Robert William and Mary Jane Robinson, of Primrose Hill, Castleton, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.
ROBINSON
Horace Edward
Private 205482, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 20. Born Danby, enlisted Saltburn, resident Castleton. Son of Mr. R. W. and Mrs. M. J. Robinson, of Primrose Hill, Castleton, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 31 and 32.
SANDERSON
Thomas
Private 26893, 8th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 February 1917. Born Danby, enlisted Whitby, resident Grosmont. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 5.
SCARTH
Fred
Private 121632, 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Danby, enlisted Castleton. Formerly 205039, Yorkshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.
SMITH
John R
Possibly John Robert Smith. Private 200585. 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 24th July 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Mrs S Smith of 122 Barritt Street, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Born Middlesbrough, Yorks, enlisted Stockton on Tees, DUR and resident Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. I.O.21.
TAGGART
Cyril
Rifleman 71139, 1st Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 24. Son of William and Sarah Ann Taggart, of 32, Potter Hill, Pickering, Yorks. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 39.
THOMPSON
Joseph [William]
Private 17297, 10th (Prince of Wales' Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Castleton, enlisted Whitley. Son of Joseph and Ada Thompson, of Scale Cross, Commondale, York. Native of Castleton, York. Buried in AUCHY-LES-HESDIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 1.
TINDALL
Ernest
Private 203859, 10th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 October 1917. Born Sleights, Yorks, enlisted Whitby, resident Sealholm. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
UNDERWOOD
Jonathan
Private 34172, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 28 October 1916. Aged 30. Born Grosmont, enlisted Loftus, Yorks. Son of the late Thomas and Eleanor Underwood. Born Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham. Formerly 26727, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 45.
WILKIN
Edwin J
Rifleman R/19423. 21st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Born Morpeth, NBL, enlisted Saltburn and resident Cleveland, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 13A and 13B.
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."
TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
ALSO
BAIRD
Arthur Denis
Pilot Officer 91062, 608 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27 October 1939. Aged 20. Son of Arthur William and Rosalie Mary Baird, of Danby, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 1.
DEWING
Arthur
Chief Yeoman of Signals D/J 39897, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 28 December 1942. Aged 43. Son of John Thomas Dewing and Clara Dewing; husband of Doris Mary Dewing, of Danby, Yorkshire. Awarded the Medal of the Greek Royal Order of George I. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 67, Column 3.
WILSON
Jack
No further information currently
WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945
possible castleton/Danby connection - NOT on memorial
BRANCH George W
Corporal 20163. Depot (Ripon), Royal Field Artillery. Died home 27th July 1918, aged 26 years. Son of George and Hannah Barbara Branch of Ash Cottage, Lealholm, Yorks. Born Castleton and enlisted Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Lealholm (St James) Churchyard.
BROWN John
Private 18/1487. 18th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action1st July 1916. Born Castleton and enlisted Bradford, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2A, 2C and 2D.
CAWTON Albert
Private 19317. 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly 30390 Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 17th August 1916. Born Castleton and enlisted Sheffield, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 11A and 11D.
CORNER Joseph Surr
Private 33389. 5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 45602 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Tom and Susannah Corner of Woodbine Cottage, Egton, Yorks. Born Egton, enlisted Whitby and resident Danby, Yorks. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 9.
COVERDALE John William
Private 7248. 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 7th November 1916, aged 34 years. Son of Mrs Maria Coverdale of Prospect House, Lealholm, Yorks. Born Danby, enlisted Whitby and resident Grosmont, Yorks. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. IV.B.14.
LEGGOTT Robert Henry
Lance Corporal 19208. 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 22 years. Son of James Brown and Mary Leggott of Round Close Farm, Guisborough, Yorks. Born Castleton and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 8D.
MILLER William
Private 16985. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 7th August 1915. Born Castleton, enlisted Richmond and resident Lingdale, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 55 to 58.
PEACE Fred
Private 35375. 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1918. Enlisted Mexborough and resident Castleton, Yorks. Commemorated Verchain British Cemetery. C.2.
QUARMBY Albert Edwin
Private 75064. 21st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 8th October 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Joseph and Annie Quarmby of Nunroyd, Heckmondwike, Yorks. Brother of Leonard Quarmby. Born Castleton (as SDGW) or Danby (as 1901 census), enlisted Bradford and resident Heckmondwike, Yorks. Commemorated Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery. III.C.8.
QUARMBY Leonard
Private 20618. 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Son of Joseph and Annie Quarmby, brother of Albert Edwin Quarmby. Born c1898 Castleton (as SDGW) or Danby (as 1901 census) and enlisted Cleckheaton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B.
SIDE Sidney James
Private 202883. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10th September 1918, aged 20 years. Son of James and Annie Side of 1 Teal Street, Warrenby, Redcar, Yorks. Born Castleton, enlisted Stockton (which unspecified) and resident Maltby, Yorks. Commemorated Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension. 5.E.3.
WILSON John William
Private 86558. 17th Sqdn, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), formerly 26389, 3rd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Died Egypt 15th October 1918, aged 21 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Wilson of 8 New Row, Dunsdale, Yorks. Enlisted Whitby and resident Danby, Yorks. Commemorated Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery. P.227.
WILSON William Herbert
Private 30117. 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, formerly 3263 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th January 1917. Born Danby, enlisted Northallerton and resident Swamby (?), Northallerton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 6A and 7C.

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