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EAST HARDWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

The memorial is sited in its own recess in Darrington Road. It has five steps leading up to a plinth on top of which is a cross of sacrifice. It was first unveiled on 11th November 1932.

Photographs Copyright © Bill Henderson 2005

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND THE
HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THE PARISH
OF SAINT STEPHEN
EAST HARDWICK
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

CROSSLEY

Albert E

probably Albert Edward CROSSLEY, Private 116689, 57th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 27th September 1918. Born and enlisted Pontefract. Formerly 101662, Royal Army medical Corps. Buried in MOEUVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 12.

CROSSLEY

George Ernest

Private 24374, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 22nd September 1916. Born and enlisted Clitheroe, Lancashire, resident East Hardwick, Pontefract, Yorkshire. Buried in north west corner of FRANSU CHURCHYARD, Somme, France.

CROSSLEY

Harold

possibly Harold CROSSLEY, Private 127326, 5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 26. Born castleford, enlisted Featherstone. Son of William and Ellen Crossley, of 26, Norwich St., Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

CROSSLEY

Herbert [William]

Private 19667, 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 24th December 1915. Aged 25. Born Pontefract, enlisted Wakefield. Formerly 17544, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of William and Ellen Crossley, of East Hardwick, Pontefract, Yorks. Buried in CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Section D. Grave 13.

ELLIS

Charles

No further information currently available

LILL

Sydney [Sidney]

Private 97913, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 19th March 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Pontefract, resident East Hardwick. Son of Tom and Ada Lill, of Kennel Cottage, East Hardwick, Pontefract. Buried in FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 32.

PARSONS

William

No further information currently available

RAYNES

[George] Arthur

Lance Corporal 21412, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 22. Born East Hardwick (Ardwick on SDGW), enlisted Pontefract. Son of Annie Maria Raynes, of East Hardwick, Pontefract, and the late Henry Raynes. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

SMITH

Thomas

possibly either Thomas SMITH, Private 2473, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Pontefract, enlisted Hexham, Northumberland. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIX. Row E. Grave 7.

TEMPEST

Wilfred Norman

Major, 2nd Battalion attached 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 26th September 1916. Aged 27. Son of Wilfrid Francis and Florence Helen Tempest, of Ackworth Grange, Pontefract, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

1939-1945

SCORAH

Robert

Sapper 2113811, 580 Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24th April 1941. Aged 27. Son of Herbert and Hilda Scorah, of East Hardwick, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 4.

WEDDALL

Richard

Corporal 4346412, 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 2nd August 1942. Aged 23. Son of John and May L. Weddall; husband of Doreen Margaret Weddall, of Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in FAYID WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 25.

28 November 2005

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