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EASINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2009

The memorial stands in the memorial garden outside All Saints' Church, Easington, Yorkshire; there is also a Roll of Honour inside the church not listed here. Th external memorial takes the form of a Latin cross mounted on a three tier plinth, the whole stands on a concrete base which is surrounded by a flower bed which is in turn surrounded by paving stones. The inscription and names are held on bronze palques affixed to the plinth.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE SAILORS & SOLDIERS FROM
EASINGTON PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
A.D. 1914-1919
WHOSE NAMES ARE HEREON
INSCRIBED
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

BENNISON Thomas Porritt
Private 26820. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 18th October 1918, aged 31 years. Son of Thomas and (the late) Mary Ann Bennison of Stainacre Farm, Whitby, Yorks. Husband of Laura Margaret Bennison of Greenhowe, Loftus, Yorks. Born Hawsker and enlisted Saltburn, Yorks. Commemorated St Hilaire Les Cambrai British Cemetery. B.3.
BURROWS John
Private. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
CHALLIS Henry
Private. 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment on memorial.
Possibly Henry Challice born 1888 Skelton, Yorks the son of Henry and Eliza Challice. Present Skelton 1891 as Henry Challice, present 1901 as Henry Challis and Possibly dies 1919 at age 30 years as Henry Challis. Appears Possibly died after discharge and unable to identify as casualty, no further information.
DOWEY John William
Private 10930. 6th Battalion, North Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to 768th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 27th August 1918, aged 23 years. Son of David and (the late) Hannah Eliza Dowey of Ocean View, Sandsend, Yorks. Born Liverton (as SDGW) or Easington (as CWGC), enlisted Whitby and resident Loftus, Yorks. Wounded Dardenelles 22nd August 1915, Somme August 1916 and Ypres August 1917. Commemorated Les Baraques Military Cemetery. IV.F.9A.
DUNN Herbert Thomas
Private 22836. Yorkshire Regiment (3rd Battalion on memorial), transferred to 206411 Labour Corps. Died home 28th November 1917. Born Staithes, enlisted Whitby and resident Staithes, Yorks. Commemorated Hinderwell Cemetery. B.E.1.
HAWKINS John Frederick
Private 2871. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th October 1915, aged 25 years. Son of John and Hannah Hawkins of The Cottage, Easington, Yorks. Enlisted Northallerton and resident Middleton Tyas, Yorks. Commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery. IX.D.20.
IRONSIDE Robert
Private 8548. 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th October 1916. Husband of M E Ironside of 11 Cowbar Cottages, Staithes, Yorks. Born Arbroath, Scotland, enlisted Whitby and resident Staithes, Yorks. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. III.F.18.
LAVERICK William
Private 12749. 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th February 1917. Born Staithes, enlisted Whitby and resident Staithes, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
MARKHAM David Robinson
Private 202957. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Enlisted Richmond and resident Easington, Yorks. Commemorated Hibers Trench Cemetery. B.5.
PARKINSON David
Private 16566. 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1916. Born Dunsdale and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Courcelette British Cemetery. XII.B.8.
PYBUS Jonathan Francis
Able Seaman 218339, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Ariel’. Died 2nd August 1918, aged 33 years. Son of Jonathan and Mary Pybus of Easington, Yorks. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 29.
ROWE Stephen Henry
Lance Corporal 14221. 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Born Loftus and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B.
SHIPPEY Thomas
Private 22987. 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born Staithes, enlisted Stokesley and resident Great Ayton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
STOKER Robert Watson
Private 35176. D Company, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th March 1918, aged 35 years. Son of (the late) Robert and Elizabeth Stoker. Husband of Margaret Alice Edgar (formerly Stoker) of 46 Cameron Road, West Hartlepool, DUR. Born West Hartlepool, DUR, enlisted Hinderwell, Yorks and resident Easington (Co Durham on SDGW but Possibly mistake and should read Yorks?). Commemorated Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension. II.F.12.
THEAKER Edward
Private 16577. 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th May 1915. Son of John and Hannah Theaker of North Side, Staithes, Yorks. Brother of Robert Theaker. Born 1888 Staithes and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 8 and 12.
THEAKER Robert
Private 34795. 10th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 3781 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1918. Son of John and Hannah Theaker. Brother of Edward Theaker. Born 1895 Staithes and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 11C and 12A.
THEAKER William James
Private 13908. 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1915, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) Stephen and Annie Elizabeth Theaker of Brown’s Terrace, Staithes, Yorks. Born Washington, DUR and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 20 to 22.
TOMAN Robert
Lance Corporal 11095. 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds Mediterranean 17th August 1915, aged 22 years. Son of John and Mary Arm Alice Toman of 7 The Cottages, Boulby, Yorks. Born St Ives, CON and enlisted Wallsend, NBL. Commemorated Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. K.8.
TRATTLES Robert
Private 16565. 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds Mediterranean 19th September 1915, aged 21 years. Son of John and Margaret Trattles of 17 Cowbar, Staithes, Yorks. Born Staithes and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Azmak Cemetery. I.F.6.
TYERMAN Edgar
Edgar Tyerman on memorial and 1901 census, Tyreman on 1895 birth record and military records. Private 5522. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1916. Son of Francis and Elizabeth Tyreman. Born and enlisted Whitby, resident Staithes, Yorks. Commemorated Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. XVI.G.33.
UREN Frederick
Private 17179. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) William Henry and Ann Uren of Dobson’s Yard, Loftus, Yorks. Enlisted Easington and resident Boulby, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
WILKIN Edwin
Rifleman R/19423. 21st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Born Morpeth, NBL, enlisted Saltburn, Yorks and resident Cleveland (place unspecified). Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 13A and 13B.

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