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FAIRBURN WAR MEMORIAL
Compiled and Copyright © Gordon Claughton 2004

In the Church grounds of Fairburn St James Church

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THE MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914- 1918

1914-1918

BARKER

Frank

Private 16977 15th Bn Hampshire Reg Died on 7th June 1917 age 24 Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate). Son of Charles Henry & Grace Barker of Lumby Lane Fairburn

BARNES

H

No further information currently

BENNETT

John Henry

Private 241275 5th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Died 20th July 1918 age 31 Remembered at Soissons Memorial Aisne France Husband of Emily Bennett of 5 New Row Fairburn

BRAMLEY

Fredrick

Private 33098 1st/4th Bn York & Lancaster Reg Died on 23 April 1918 age 33 Remembered at Lille Southern Cemetery Husband of Susannah Bramley of High Field Pontefract Rd Knottingley. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Bramley of Cross Farm Fairburn

LUNT

John

Private 12/675 12th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Died on 12 June 1918 age 28 Remembered at Niederzwhere Cemetery Germany Son of Mathew Lunt of 10 New Row Fairburn

MACHIN

Albert Edward

Possibly Private 2027331st/4th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Reg) Died on 29th April 1918 Remembered at La Clytte Military Cemetery Belgium. Son of Eleanor Machin of Sheffield

POWELL

W

No further information currently

STEWART

Charles Kirkby

Possibly Private 5742 4th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Reg) Died on 12 July 1916 Remembered at Puchevillers British Cemetery Somme France Son of John & Mary Ann Stewart of South Milford

STRETTON

George

Private 17/701 17th Bn West Yorkshire Reg (Prince of Wales Own) Died on 25 July 1916 age 33 Remembered at Thiepval Memorial Somme France Husband of Mary Elizabeth Stretton of Chapel Yard Fairburn

TURNPENNY

Robert Henry

Sergeant 10378 10th Bn York & Lancaster Reg Died on 28 April 1917 age 23 Remembered at Arras Memorial Pas de Calais France

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

1939-1945

BARKER

Charles Dennis

Sergeant 1514792 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve died age 22 on 7th July 1942 Son of Charles William and Rachel Barker of Fairburn. Buried in Fairburn (St James) Churchyard

KELSEY

No further information currently

REYNOLDS

No further information currently

RIGBY

Arthur William

Private 13106205 Pioneer Corps who died aged 40 on 20th November 1943. Husband of Ann Rigby of Fairburn. Buried in Fairburn (St James) Churchyard

TOWNEND

Wilfred

Gunner 1676741, 323 Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd April 1945. Son of Salathiel & Emma Townend of Castleford. Buried Argenta Gap War Cemetary, Italy. Plot 11. Row F. Grave 17.

WALKER

William Basil

Sergeant 1622988, 55 Sqd, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 2nd September 1944 son of Joseph and Emmiline Walker of Fairburn. Remembered at Malta War Memorial

WILKINSON

No further information currently

WOOLEY

George

Aircraftsman 1st class 999793 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 7th April 1947. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wooley of Fairburn. Husband of Polly Wooley Buried at Fairburn (St James) Churchyard

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Last updated 8 January, 2009

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