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CASTLETON & DANBY WAR MEMORIAL

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

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 Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015

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
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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
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BURNS
William
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CRAGGS
Colin C
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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
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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
Lionel
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HODGSON
Fred
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MOUNSEY
Robert
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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
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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
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"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."
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
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WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945

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