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EASINGWOLD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The memorial is sited in Market Place, Easingwold and takes the form of an granite obelisk, with a gbaled top, on a double plinth mounted on a three stepped base. There are 57 names for World War 1 and 15 for World War 2. Details of the memorial were printed in the Yorkshire Life May 1998, page 21. The inclusions for World War 1 seem to have a strange criteria, 91 men have possible reasons for inclusion from the Soldiers Died in the Great War CD but many are not on the memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Elaine Young 2008

IN PRODUCT AND
LOVING MEMORY
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 - 1919

BELL

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BOWES

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BOWES

John

Guardsman 21211, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 2nd AUgust 1917. aGED 39. Born Kirkby Moorside, enlisted Easingwold. Son of Edward and Mary Bowes, of Chase Garth, Kirbymoorside, Yorks.; husband of Florence Jane Bowes, of Spring St., Easingwold, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11.

BROGAN

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CHAPMAN

J

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COWLING

C

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COWLING

J

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COWLING

William

Private 25482, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 29. Born Easingwold, enlisted Thirsk. Son of Alice Cowling, of Chapel St., Easingwold, Yorks, and the late Robert Cowling. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMEOIRAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

DALE

[Charles] Everard [Rade]

Rifleman R/8409, 6th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died in United kingdom 20th February 1915. Aged 31. Born and resident Easingwold, enlisted Sheerness. Son of James and Ann Dale, of Farnley House, Easingwold, Yorks. Buried in ISLE-OF-SHEPPEY CEMETERY, SHEERNESS, Kent. Plot/Row/Section GG. Grave 132.

DELANEY

Frederick

Private 14662, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born and enlisted Easingwold. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 39 and 40.

DELANEY

John

Gunner 129185, 140th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26th March 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Easingwold. Son of Antony and Catherine D. Delaney, of Easingwold, Yorks. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No. 1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 71.

DELANEY

Peter

[Both SDGW and CWGC list him as Peter Easingwold DELANEY] Private 34881, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born and enlisted Easingwold. Formerly 5398, Yorkshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMEOIRAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

DENHAM

[James] William

Private 260415, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 23. Born Husthwaite, enlisted Penrith, Cumberland, resident Easingwold. Formerly 315441, Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry. Son of John George and Margaret Denham, of Sunnyside, Easingwold, York. Educated at Liverpool College, Sefton Park, Liverpool. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

DODSWORTH

Albert George

Private DM2.135158, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th July 1920. Aged 28. Son of Thomas Walker Dodsworth and Rose Dodsworth, of High St., Easingwold. Buried in North-West part of ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, EASINGWOLD, Yorkshire.

DUCK

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probably William Harold DUCK, Private 18806, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, King's OWn (Yorkshire Light INfantry). Died 9th September 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted York. Son of Harold and Mary Duck, of 41, Albermarle Rd., Mount York. Buried in X FARM CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 6.

DUNN

William Taylor

Gunner 204175, "A" Battery, 156th briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died 23rd January 1918. Aged 29. Enlisted Washington, Co. Durham, resident Fathfield, Co. Durham. Son of Alfred and Hannah Dunn; husband of Elizabeth Dunn, of Long Street, Easingwold, Yorks. Born Healey, Yorks. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row E. Grave 2.

DUNNILL

George Henry

Private 27885, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and enlisted Easingwold. No known grave. Commmeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

FOTHERGILL

George

Lance Sergeant 12110, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27th August 1917. Aged 24. Born Easingwold, enlisted York. Son of George and Eleanor Fothergill, of Market St., Easingwold, Yorks. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row G. Grave 1.

FOSTER

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FRANKLAND

Frederick

Sapper 104573, 228th Field company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Aged 26. Born York, enlisted Barnsley. Son of Alfred Francis and Mary Hannah Frankland, of Railway Cottages, Easingwold, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

HACKERS

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probably Edward Horace HACKERS, private 57583, 2/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th March 1918. Aged 26. Born Selby, enlisted York. Son of Edwin and Anna Marie Hackers, of 3, Raincliffe St., Brayton Rd., Selby, Yorks. Mobilised August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

JOHNSON

Tom

Private 236183, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th November 1917. Born and enlisted Easingwold. Formerly 354, 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

KIRBYSON

Charles

Rifleman C/12427, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th october 1916. Born and enlisted Easingwold. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

KIRBYSON

Edward

Private 12113, 11th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th June 1917. Born Easingwold, enlisted York. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

LECKENBY

Harold

Second Lieutenant, "C" Company, 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Borthumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 1917, Aged 26. Son of Mr. J. Leckenby, of Easingwold, Yorks.; husband of M. Hawkins (formerly Leckenby), of 61, Springfield Grove, Sedgley, Staffs. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 39.

MACHIN

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MARSHALL

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MAUGHAN

Patrick

Private 7609, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14th March 1915. Born and resident Easingwold, enlisted Richmond. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 12.

MAXWELL

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NEAL

James

Private 27869, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th October 1918. Born Bruisyard, Suffolk, enlisted Easingwold, resident Raskell. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5.

NORTH

Frank

Private 26631, 7th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th November 1916. Born and enlisted Easingwold. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.

PASSMAN

Edwin

Sapper 461622, General Base Depot, 454th (Northumbrian) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 26th August 1917. Aged 39. Born Easingwold, enlisted York. Husband of Mary A. Passman, of 25, Queen Victoria St., The Mount, York. Native of Easingwold, York. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23.

PETTINGER

Cecil

Private (Shoeing Smith) 47474, 12th Section, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died of wounds 20th March 1917. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Easingwold. Formerly 31366, 13th Battalion, R.C.R. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 8.

PETTINGER

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POWELL

Duncan

Private 14663, 12th Battalion, Prnices of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th July 1916. Aged 28. Born Askham Bryan, enlisted Easingwold. Son of Martha Powell, of Ivy Cottage, Askham Bryan, York, and the late Charles Powell; husband of Annie Powell. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 6.

RHODES

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RHODES

Rowland [Leonard Ambrose]

Private 12112, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1916. Born Easingwold, enlisted York. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

RICHARDSON

Arthur

Private 32/238 [321238 on CWGC], 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 17th June 1917. Aged 19. Born Easingwold, enlisted Yorkshire. Son of John and Elizabeth Richardson, of Long St., Easingwold, Yorks. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 10.

ROBERTS

William Victor

[Listed as Victor William on SDGW] Private 36030, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th April 1918. Born and resident Easingwold, enlisted Northallerton. Buried in HAUTMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23.

ROBINSON

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probably Lieutenant, 13th Battalkion attached 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1916. Aged 32. Son of the late Alfred Ernest and Alice Maud Robinson. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

ROBISNON

Octavius

Private 200372, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Easingwold, enlisted Northallerton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 31 and 32.

ROWAN

Patrick

Private 24126, 7th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 17th September 1916. Born York, enlisted Thirsk, resident Easingwold. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.

ROWORTH

Herbert Cecil

[Listed as Cecil Herbert ROWARTH on SDGW and C H ROWORTH on CWGC] Private 45366, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15th June 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Easingwold. Son of Joseph and Margaret Roworth, of Market Place, Easingwold, Yorks. Formerly 5/41838, 80th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row F. Grave 6.

ROYSTON

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SHEPHERD

Edwin [Mountain]

Private 25011, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 1st February 1916. Aged 22. Born Easingwold, enlisted Normanton, resident Malton. Son of Albert E. and Gertrude Shepherd, of 17, Crescent Rd., Middlesbrough. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 7.

SIGSWORTH

Arthur

Private 14937, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Born Easingwold, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

SMITH

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STEPHENSON

Ernest

Private 13505, 11th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 8th october 1916. Born Easingwold, enlisted York. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 33.

STEPHENSON

Herbert

Private 39133, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 28th September 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Easingwold. Son of John and Alice Stephenson, of Long St., Easingwold, York. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 22.

STURDY

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TASKER

William

Driver T3/026629, Heavy Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 24th February 1919. Aged 35. Son of John and Elizabeth Tasker. Buried in North-East part of ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, EASINGWOLD, Yorkshire.

THOMPSON

Charles Frederick William

Rifleman C/12162, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Easingwold, enlisted York. Son of George and Rose Ada Thompson, of Long St., Easingwold, York. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXI. Row E. Grave 5.

TOASE

Thomas [Edwin]

Rifleman C/12163, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 15th September 1916. Born and resident Easingwold, enlisted York. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

TURTON

Harry

Private 38047, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Easingwold. Husband of Maria Turton, of Long St., Easingwold, York. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

WEIGHELL

Frank

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th April 1917. Buried in ST. LEGER BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 4.

WILLIAMSON

John Newton

Private 18826, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Easingwold, enlisted York. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORiAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

WOOD

Percy [henry]

Private 47040, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 18. Born Raskell, York, enlisted York. Brother of Mr. E. W. Wood, of Raskelf Green, Easingwold, Yorks. Formerly C/12157, King's Royal Rifle Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

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BOSOMWORTH

John Claughton

Petty Officer Motor Mechanic P/MX 90130, H.M.M.T.B. 636, Royal Navy. Died 15th October 1943. Aged 21. Son of John Clarence and Gertrude Bosomworth, of Easingwold, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 78, Column 3.

BANYARD

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CLEAVER

John Howell

Mechanician 1st Class D/KX 90735, H.M.S. Bullen, Royal Navy. Died 6th December 1944. Aged 31. Son of Edwin and Mary Ann Cleaver, of Easingwold, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 89, Column 1.

COATESWORTH

George [William]

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 269222, H.M.S. Electra, Royal Navy. Died 27th February 1942. Aged 35. Son of George and Jane Ann Coatesworth; husband of Constance Annie Coatesworth, of Aberdeen. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 65, Column 2.

COCKERLINE

Frederick

Barkeeper, S.S. Sourabaya (Jersey), Merchant Navy. Died 27th October 1942. Aged 53. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 99.

DAWSON

John Albert

Private 4751393, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 25th Novem,ber 1941. Aged 25. Son of John Tom and Frances Mary Dawson, of Easingwold, Yorkshire. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 8.

DENHAM

[John] Kenneth

Flight Lieutenant 69974, 62 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th may 1943. Aged 37. Son of John George and Margaret Denham, of Easingwold, Yorkshire. M.A., M.B., B.Ch. (Cantab.), B.Sc., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S. Buried in CALCUTTA (BHOWANIPORE) CEMETERY, India. Plot O. Row D. Grave 2.

FENWICK

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FITZGERALD

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GLAVES

John

Sergeant (PIlot) 655483, 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9th September 1942. Aged 22. Son of John Edward and Mary Ann Glaves; husband of Olive Edna Glaves. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 9. Row B. Collective grave 1-5.

HATTERSLEY

Herbert

Lance Corporal 2655012, Coldstream Guards attached H.Q., 5th Guards Armoured Brigade. Died 1st August 1944. Aged 33. Son of John Thomas Hattersley, and of Edith Hattersley, of Easingwold, Yorkshire. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 8.

HOLMES

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NORTH

Jessie

Civilian. Died 6th January 1941. Aged 27. Resident of 166 Southwark Bridge Road, London. Daughter of Harry and Ellen Caroline North, of 11 Long Street, Easingwold, Yorkshire. Injured 29th December 1940, at Elephant and Castle, London; died at Brookwood Emergency Hospital.Listed on the civialian register of WOKING, URBAN DISTRICT.

SCALES

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SMITH

Eric

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