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FERRYBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Bill Henderson 2008

The memorial is sited at the junctrion of High Street and the B6136 at Ferrybirdge Community Centre. It takes the form of a small, plain, obelisk with a square, three-stepped plinth. There are 38 names for World War 1 and 13 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Colonel C C Moxon and dedicated 23rd September 1921. It cost £300 to erect and the masons were Messrs. G Foster. Details appeared in the Yorkshire Post 10th October 1921.

Photographs Copyright © Bill Henderson 2008

1914 - 1918
LEST WE FORGET

APPLEYARD 

Squire

probably - Pte 12/797 APPLEYARD S., 12th Bn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died 6/4/1917 - Buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Grave 1.K.37

ARMITAGE

Charles W

Pte 13035 'B' Coy, 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regt.,( Prince of Wales Own), 21 years, died 1/7/1916. son of Mr Maskill ARMITAGE of 6, Warrington Row, Station Road, Koippax, Leeds, Buried Fricourt New Military Cemetery, grave F.1

ATKIN 

Frank L

[Listed as ATKINS on SDGW] Private 22330, 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Die din India 3rd November 1918. Born Sheffield, enlisted Pontefract, resident Ferrybridge. Formerly 2832, Yorkshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Pakistan.

BAILEY

Herbert

No further information currently available

BAKER  

James

Gunner 83835, 161st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 11th December 1917. Aged 22. Born Ferrybirdge, enlisted Knottingley, resident Fishergate, Ferrybridge. Son of Ralph and Eliza Ann Baker, of Fishergate, Ferry Bridge, Yorkshire. Buried in GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 9.

BROWN 

George

Private 39252, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st September 1918. Aged 22. Born Ferry Fryston, enlisted Ferrybridge. Son of Tom and Lily Brown, of Doncaster Rd., Ferrybridge, Yorks. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 31.

BURNELL

Arthur  

Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 20th July 1918. Aged 36. Son of Abel and Sarah Jane Burnell of Ferrybridge. Buried on CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 5.

DEAN

George A 

probably Pte 12/1384   12th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died 7/4/1917. buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery, I.L.1

FARR

Albert

Private 47770, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) attached 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds 19th April 1918. Born Leeds, enlisted Ferrybridge. Husband of Gertrude Farr, of Fishergate, Ferrybridge, Yorks. Buried in PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Section B/ Grave 9.

HATFIELD

Frank

[Listed as HADFIELD on SDGW & CWGC] Private 7775, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 18th Ocotber 1914. Born St. Philip's, Sheffield, enlisted Edale, Sheffield, resident Ferrybridge. No known grave. Commmeorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

LINGARD 

John

Private 15712, 10th  Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire  Light Infantry) Died 26th September 1915. Aged 42. Husband of Elizabeth Lingard,hHusband of Elizabeth Lingard, of School House, Ferrybridge Yorks.  No known grave. Commemorated on  LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 105 and 106

LODGE

Robert H

No further information currently available

MASSEY

Fred

No further information currently available

MERCER

John

Private 39589, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Born Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 5.

NORTON

John Robert

Private 37684 [CWGC] or 47684 [SDGW], 2nd/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 6th January 1918. Aged 19. Born Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Betsy Ann Norton of Broughton Yard, Doncaster Rd., Ferrybridge. Buried ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 11. Row F. Grave 15.

PEARSON

Francis H 

Corporal L/18819, 'X' 32nd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artlllery. Died 4th November 1918. Aged 28. Son of William and Elizabeth Pearson of Knottingley, husband of Amy Pearson of Weeland Cottages, Pontefract Road, Knottingley. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot 11. Row C. Grave 3.

POULSON

Harry 

No further information currently available

PRATT

John T 

[Listed on SDGW as Joseph Thomas PRATT] Private  19611, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 8th June 1917. Aged 37. Born brotherton, enlisted ferrybridge. Son of the late William and Rachel Pratt, husband of Amelia May Winter (formerly Pratt) of Broughton's Yard, Ferrybridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Panel 47

ROBERTS

William B.

probably Pte 305484 1st/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regt ( Prince of Wales Own), died 30/7/1918, buried Sissonne British Cemetery grave H.14

ROBINSON

Harry

Pte 41261 13th Bn East Lancashire Regt., 21 years, died 1/10/1918, son of James A and Margaret A Robinson of The Bay Horse Inn, Fairburn, Ferrybridge, Native of Fryston, Castleford, Yorks, buried Pont-d'Achelles Military Cemetery, grave 111.E.7

SHEPHERD

Charles  Bernard

Private 60135, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusliers. killed in action 10th May 1918. Born Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mr. G. W. Shepherd, of Stainlands, Ferrybridge, Yorks. Formerly 184504, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 10.

SINFIELD

William

Private 10198, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1915. Aged 22. Born Ferrybridge, Pontefract, enlisted Pontefract, resident Rotherham. Son of Anna Sinfield, of Ranter Row, Ferry Bridge, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 55.

SKINNER

Jack

No further information currently available

SMITH

George

Private 19871, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 5th April 1916. Aged 19. Born Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith, of West Riding Villa, Ferrybridge, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 16 and 62.

SPINK

Edward Holt

Private 10938, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and resident Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

TAYLOR 

Ernest  

Gunner 26839, 'D' Battery, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 18th August 1918. Aged 21. Son of William and Elizabeth Tayor of Fishergate, Ferrybridge. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V111. Row C. Grave 15.

TAYLOR

Harry 

No further information currently available

THORPE

George

No further information currently available

WAGSTAFF

Thomas H 

probably Pte 18970 7th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died 12/2/1916. buried Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, grave 1X.F.96

WAKE

Sydney

Private 23492, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in the Mediterranean 21st June 1918. Born ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in IKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 264.

WARREN

Ambrose

No further information currently available

WATSON

William H 

Pte 62254  1st/17th Bn West Yorkshire Regt(Proince of Wales Own) 19 years, died 12/4/1918, son of Annie Watson of Station Road, Ferrybridge,  Buried Le Grande Beaumart Bitish cemetery, Steenwerck, grave reference Steenwerck Ger. Cem. Mem 1

WATTS

Richard

No further information currently available

WELLBURN

Henry 

[Listed as WILLBURN on CWGC and SDGW] Gunner 204830, 'A' Battery, 306th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22nd December 1917. Aged 38. Enlisted ferrybirdge, resident Sherburn-in-Elmet. Son of William Harrison Wellburn, of Huddlestone Hall, South Milford; husband of Mrs E J Wellburn of Glandsford House, Sherburn in Elmet. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, Framce. Plot 111. Row C. Grave 7.

WHITFIELD 

Samuel

Sergeant 20389, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 22nd Ocotber 1917. Aged 37. Son of the late Thomas and Charlotte Whitfield of Halton, Leeds, husband of Mary Evelyn Whitfield of Doncaster Road, Ferrybridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63.

WILD

Henry 'Harry'

Private 50013, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and resident Ferrybridge, enlisted Nottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.

WRIGHT

Charles

Private 18963, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 26. Born Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Son of James E. Wright, of Racca Green, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

WRIGHT

Walter

[Listed as Walker WRIGHT on SDGW] Private 56327, 2nd (Garrison) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in mesopotamia 31st May 1918. Born Ferrybridge, enlisted Pontefract. Formerly 21787, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row Q. Grave 21.

1939-45

BOOTH

Thomas Burton

Flying Offiver (Nav) 12 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 21 years, died 13/8/1944. son of Joseph William and Jane Marguerite Booth of Pontefract, buried Hanover War cemetery, coll. grave 8.B.12-17

CARR

Albert  

Guardsman 4546878 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards, 20 years, died 1//9/1943, son of Albert and Martha Carrof Ferrybridge, buried Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria grave V111. C. 14

GREENAWAY

Geoffrey E  

Trooper 7915575, 40th (7th Bn The Kings Regt [Liverpool]), 25 years, died 24/9/1943, son of james Edwin and Annie Greenaway, of ferrybridge, buried  Salerno War Cemetery, grave 11.B.48

HUTCHINSON

Kenneth

No further information currently available

TENNANT

George W

Trooper 145th (8th Bn The Duke Of Wellington's Regt) Regt, 32 years, died 2//9/1944, buried Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, grave X11.C.7

WINTER

Albert C

probably Pte 4614417 2nd Btn Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding Regt), 28 yrs, died 26/2/1942, Commemorated  Rangoon  Memorial Face 13

WINTER

Charles E

Pte 14410203 70th Bn Northamptonshire Regt, 19 years died 30/5/1943, son of Charles E Wrest and Lily West of Ferrybridge, buried Knottingley ( Ferrybridge) Cemetery, grave 196

DOBSON

William  

Pte 4539627  12th (10th Bn The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regt] Btn., 25yrs died 6.6.1944, son of James and Elizabeth Dobson of ferrybridge, buried Ranville Chutrchyard, france, grave 34

MACHEN

Derek

No further information currently available

STEELE

Guy

No further information currently available

KING

Lionel 

Pte 14545855   2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regt, 34 years, died 23/4/1944, son of Thomas William and Lizzie King, husband of  Alice King of Knottingley, Commemorated Rangoon Memorial face 8

JOHNSON 

Herbert

No further information currently available

Last updated 19 July, 2009

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