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FILEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Filey town memorial is iin the form of a Memorial Arch at the entrance to the memorial gardens. The stone arch has bronze plaques attached to each of the supporting pillars listing the names of the men who gave their lives in the two world wars. The left hand column contains the names for World War 1 and the right hand column the names for World War 2. Above each column are laurel leave wreaths carved in releief containing the dates for the names listed below. The main inscription is across the top of the arch. There are 72 names for World War 1 and 53 for World War 2. There are two casualties list post World War 2 and these are on the inside of the each column.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Booker 2009

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF FILEY
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE TWO WORLD WARS

1914 1918

ABBOTT

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BIRCH

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BRIGHT

Harry [Joseph]

Private, 20702, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1916. Formerly 0060, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born Winwick, enlisted Old Fletton, resident 187, Fletton Avenue, Old Fletton, Peterborough. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panels 9a/9b/9d. See also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire

Additional information by Derek Smith

Harry was not the first of the Fallen to have their name spelt incorrectly on the Fletton Memorial. Quite why he is given the wrong name is unknown, but Joseph is definitely Harry.

Harry was born to Walter and Mary Elizabeth Bright in 1894 at Winwick, Huntingdonshire. Walter was a farm worker. In 1901 the family was living in Willow Hall Lane, Thorney, with Walter working on the Willow Hall Estate. Unfortunately Walter died in 1902, leaving Harry fatherless until Mary remarried William Spreckley in 1905. William , a railway labourer, had two children from a previous marriage. On his union with Mary he also inherited five Bright siblings. Mary and William then proceeded to consummate their union with three further children, all twelve of them living at the six roomed 14 Duke Street, Fletton. Of the five sons, John had already fallen, Arthur would die at Passchendaele, Harry died on the Somme.

At the outbreak of the war in August 1914, Harry, working as a brickyard labourer, was probably an existing member of the Hunts Cyclists, given his low regimental number of 489. At the outbreak of war in August 1914, his Battalion, the 1st/1st was ‘embodied’ and posted to its war station at Grimsby. AS he was serving with the 1/1st Battalion, Harry had signed the Overseas Service Declaration, but at the start of the war, the Hunts Cyclists were used for home defence, principally in fear of a German invasion. Without his service records, we do not have a detailed account of Harry’s movements. We do know that Harry and his unit moved to Filey in 1915, where Harry found love and married local girl Jane Johnson in the third quarter of that year in Scarborough. They subsequently had a child. Following Harry’s death, Jane remarried John Holmes in July 1922. She passed away in September 1941.

The Hunts Cyclists were never posted overseas, but provided drafts to other units, principally to the territorial battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. One quarter of the men from Fletton who died on the Somme, served with the Warwicks.

We do not know when Harry was posted to his unit, the 1st/5th Warwicks, but we do know that it wasn’t prior to 1916, as Harry’s Medal Index Card doesn’t entitle him to a 1914/15 Star. The 1st/5th were mobilized at the start of the war, after further training at Chelmsford, they landed at Le Harvre on the 22nd March 1915.

The original entry on Harry’s effects statement has him as attached to the 1st/5th, indicating that his time with the Battalion was very short, as the paperwork transferring him hadn’t come through. Subsequently ‘attd’ is struck and ‘formerly’ of the Hunts Cyclists is written in by another hand. Harry’s effects statement also, unusually, gives a range of date of death from the 22nd-24th August 1916.

During that period the Battalion were in the line, just outside Ovillers in the centre of the Somme battlefield. There were no attacks or patrols, just what the Army called at the time ‘trench wastage’. Four ‘other ranks’ died, one of whom was Harry.

Harry’s body was not recovered, or was lost in the next two years of fighting. A local newspaper reported his death as follows:-

Private Harry Bright, of Fletton Avenue, has been killed in action in France. He leaves a young wife and little child who are at present residing at Filey in Yorkshire. Great sympathy is expressed with the deceased's mother who lives at 187 Fletton Avenue, for this makes the second son she has lost in France.

Harry left his war gratuity of £8.10 to his widow and sole legatee, Jane. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, the Filey War Memorial (correctly as Harry) and in our Church, St Margaret’s.

BROWN

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BULMER

John Webster
Sergeant T4/044570, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 29th may 1918. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Bridlington.

CAPPLEMAN

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CHAPMAN

Thomas
Private 21228, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27th July 1916. Born Filey, enlisted Scarborough.

CLARK

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CLARK

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COCKERILL

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COLLEY

Robert
Rifleman A/201746, 19th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Bradford. Formerly T/306497, Royal Army Service Corps.

COLLING

George
Private 24821, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Beverley.

COULTAS

George
Private 59709, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th November 1917. Born Filey, enlisted Chelsea. Formerly 39443, Welsh Regiment.

CRIMLISK

Harold
[Listed as CRIMLISH on SDGW] Private 41738, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1917. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Beverley. Formerly 174516, Royal Field Artillery.

CULLEY

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CULLEY

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DOUGLAS

George
Private 91081, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 29th May 1918. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Beverley.

DUKES

Thomas William
Gunner 62734, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 7th August 1916. Enlisted West Hull, R.O., resident Filey.

DUNN

Oswald J
Lance Corporal 18/1054, 20th Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusliers. Died of wounds 30th August 1917. Born Filey, enlisted Scarborough.

ELLERKER

Herbert
Private 4433, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1915. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Hull.

ELLERKER

Walter Gilman
Private 54445, 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 30th November 1917. Born and enlisted Filey.

FARLINE

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FERRAR

Arthur
Rifleman 304754, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 5th July 1918. Born Filey, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton.

FOX

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GASH

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GASH

Edward
Private 29769, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd AUgust 1918. Born Filey, enlisted Hull.

GLENTON

John William
lance Corporal 240346, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th March 1918. Born Whitby, enlisted Scarborough, resident Filey.

GWYNNE

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HAGUE

Kenneth
Private 3/6931, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Ecclesfield, enlisted Hull, resident Filey.

HALL

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HARLAND

William
Private 306216, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 17th Ocotber 1918, Born Sherburn, enlisted Filey. Formerly 1988, Durham (F), Royal Engineers.

HAXBY

Jenkinson
Lance Corporal 19795, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th July 1916.

HEPTENSTALL

Fred
[Listed as HEPINSTALL on SDGW] Private 60430, 2/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th April 1918. Born Filey, enlisted Beverley.

HEPTON

Harry
Private 16686, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th December 1916. Born filey, enlisted Scarborough.

IRONSIDE, DSO, MC & Bar

William Stewart

Acting Major. 112th Battery, 24th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 2 November 1918. Aged 31. Born 1886, son of Company Serjeant Major William Stewart and Hannah Ironside. Husband of Ellen, father of three children; his son Edward was born after his death. Buried in LE CATEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 2.

William spent a year as a young man in the Royal Artillery Hospital in Woolwich but this did not halt his rise through the ranks and when he was killed, nine days before the Armistice, he was Acting Major and expected to be gazetted to Colonel in 24 Brigade, the Royal Field Artillery. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1915, the Bar to the Military Cross in January 1918 and the Distinguished Service Order in September 1918, weeks before he was killed, aged 31. His Commanding Officer, Brigadier General de la Forge, wrote to Ellen, his widow: ‘I know that just before his death a report had come to the effect that all objectives had been gained in the attack which he was covering with his guns, and so he will have died happily.’ She re-married in 1924. He was awarded The Distinguished Service Order (D.D.O.), the Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

External biograohy of William Stewart Ironside

JENKINSON

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JENKINSON

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JENKINSON

Matthew Crompton
Sapper 188916, R.O.D., Royal Engineers. Died in united Kingdom 2nd December 1917. Born Filey, enlisted Sheffield.

JENKINSON

Thomas
Private 2248, 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th April 1915. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Scarborough.

JOHNSON

Thomas Glaves
Private 46863, 4th (Special reserve) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1918. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Beverley.

KILLINGBECK

Thomas [Holland]
Private 17962, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action in gallipoli 8th August 1915. Born London, enlisted Scarborough, resident Filey.

LAWSON

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LEWIS

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LORRIMAN

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MARTIN

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MAJOR

Thomas Cammish
Lance Corporal 241236, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 6th October 1918. Born Filey, enlisted Scarborough.

MOODY

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NICHOLS

Horace

Corporal, 295251, 2/4th London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action near St. Julien 21-09-17, aged 25. Formerly 36, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Peterborough, enlisted Old Fletton, resident 147, Fletton Avenue, Old Fletton, Peterborough. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 52. See also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire

Additional information by Derek Smith

The Battle of Passchendaele was still in abeyance when Corporal Horace Nicholls was killed on 21st September 1917. Preparations were in place for The Battle of the Menin Road, the third part of the main battle, which was due to start on the 25th September. One of those preparations was to establish a start line for the attack. A start line is a position in front of the enemy, giving the attacker the best possible chance of advancing to an objective.

To do this Horace and his battalion, the 2/4th London Regiment left camp on the 18th of September to establish a position to assault enemy defensive pillboxes around the Winnipeg Crossroads, just outside of St Julian. They had been practicing the attack since the 8th September.

Their assault went in at 5.40am on the 20th September. Within 30 minutes all objectives had been taken. The 2/4th pushed through the captured positions, established a defensive line and dug in. Throughout the rest of the 20th, the 2/4th beat off many counter attacks mainly by using keenly directed artillery fire. However counter fire was intense, the battalion history recording ‘shellfire severe, less than one hundred rifles remaining ‘

On the 21st the history recorded that all ‘the new trenches dug were obliterated and many more casualties occurred’. The battalion was relieved that evening, it had suffered 60 killed, 176 wounded and 29 missing. Horace was one of the missing, his body was never found.

His parents appealed for news of Horace in the local paper: ‘Mrs. Nicholls and family, 147, Fletton Avenue, would gratefully receive any information from any of his comrades regarding him on that date’. They heard nothing until on the 27th July 1918, the family was officially informed that Horace, notified as missing, was now confirmed as killed.

Horace was 26 when he died. Before the War, he had worked as a Legal Clerk for Buckle and Co based in Priestgate. He was also a Territorial Force soldier, serving with the Hunts Cyclists. Immediately on the outbreak of war he volunteered for overseas service, but first the Hunts Cyclists were sent on coastal defence duties around Filey, North Yorkshire.

Duties couldn’t have been too arduous, as Horace found love. On the 29 Apr 1915 at St. Paul's, Buttershaw, Horace married Florence Emily. They set up a home in Filey, she was to become his widow just two years later, receiving his £15 gratuity and £17 savings, £11 of which were for the benefit of their child.

Horace was well known locally as a comedian. He also performed as part of a local concert party, the ‘Dandy Pips’. Sadly history leaves no surviving performances.

He had two brothers, both served. His elder brother Albert served in France at the outbreak of the war and was discharged after suffering from Trench Fever an extremely unpleasant disease caused by the faeces of body lice . He then re-joined for home service with the Royal Garrison Artillery, Younger brother Percy, lost his leg on the Somme in August 1916 whilst serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. All three brothers had served with the Hunts Cyclists.

Horace was remembered by his family on the memorial, pictured, in Fletton Cemetery. His is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, the Filey War Memorial, and in our Church, St Margaret’s.

OSBORNE

Alfred
Private 28851, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Scarborough, enlisted Filey.

OVERFIELD

Dixon
Private 41782, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born Hunmanby, enlisted Filey. Formerly 174599, Royal Field Artillery.

OXTOBY

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PEARSON

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PERRYMAN

Henry
Private 2285, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 5th October 1915. Born Filey, enlisted Nottingham.

POWLEY

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ROSSUM

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SAYERS

Peter C
Private 241529, 8th Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 19th January 1919 in Italy. Enlisted Bridlington, resident Filey.

SCOTTER

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SKELTON

George William
Private 11659, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 9th May 1916. Born Filey, enlisted Hull.

SKELTON

William Richard
Private 21718, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd September 1916. Born and nelisted Filey.

SOUTHWELL

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SOUTHWELL

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SPIVEY

Sam
Gunner 761365, Territorial Force, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 26th January 1918. Born Filey, enlisted Malton.

STONEHOUSE

Albert [Charles]
Gunner 21693, Royal Artillery. Died in Egypt 19th June 1916. Born Filey, enlisted Scarborough.

STORRY

Benjamin
Private 32257, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th August 1917. Born Scarborough, enlisted Beverley, resident Filey.

TAYLOR

Fred
Private 37763, 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Born Filey, enlisted Dewsbury. Formerly 27456, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

TAYLOR

Silas
Private 24423, 2nd Battalion, King';s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Born Filey, enlisted King's Lynn, Norfolk.

TAYLOR

William
Private 307333, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Born and resident Filey, enlisted Dewsbury. Formerly 26912, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

TOMBLIN

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WARDE

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WATKINSON

Robert Jenkinson
Private G/22998, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 18th August 1917. Born Filey, enlisted and resident Hull. Formerly 08799, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

WATKINSON

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WEBB

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WEST

Reginald Bernard

Private 56665, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 October 1918. Born Stanground, Northants. Resident Filey, Yorks. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1916, Engine Cleaner, Peterborough. Enlisted 1917 in Peterborough, Northants. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire

Additional information by Derek Smith

Reginald was born in the third quarter of 1898 to Bertha and John West. Bertha and John married on 11 July 1898 so again, we may be witnessing a rush to the Altar Rail. In the 1901 census Reginald is registered as the grandson of Thomas and Ellen Shepherd. His mother, Bertha, is elusive in the 1901 census, John died in late 1900. Bertha remarried James Thoroughgood Bird on 11 August 1902. They had their own child together, Dick, born 16th May 1911. In 1911, Reginald appears as the stepson of James and the son of his mother. James was a brick yard worker, Reginald was still at school with the family living at 34 Duke Street, Old Fletton. Subsequently the family moved to 181, High Street next door to Bertha's parents who lived at 183.

Reginald’s father James enlisted on the 12 December 1915, being posted to the 13th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, a home service Battalion based in Blackpool, on 28th August 1916. His service was entirely in the UK until his discharge, because of a pre-existing back disorder, on 17th December 1817. He was granted a gratuity of £35, but his appeal for a permanent pension was rejected. The appeal would have been on the basis that if he was accepted for service with a pre-existing condition, and discharged for the same condition, his service must have worsened it, despite his discharge medical stating it hadn’t. He probably had a good case, but a brickyard worker had no recourse to a lawyer. In 1939 Dick and James, father and son, lived together in The Bungalow, Stilwell, London Road. Dick was single and a bricklayers labourer and James appears never to have re married and is still recorded as incapacitated.

Reginald’s military career began on 27th May 1914 when he joined the Hunts Cyclists aged 15 years and 7 months. He remained in the Cyclists, on home defence duty, for two years, during which time he had an operation for a dental issue. He was also confined to barracks for 7 days starting on 18th January 1915 for refusing the orders of a Corporal Elliot.

Reginald’s time with the cyclists finished on the 3rd April 1916 when he was discharged for being a single man and not having signed the Imperial Service Order rendering him liable for service overseas. This discharge seems a little harsh given that Reginald was only 17, too young for conscription and 19 months away from being sent overseas.

From his death gratuity of £7.10 we know that Reginald was conscripted in February 1917 but not before having married Betsy Killingbeck of Filey in the October 1916. Reginald was the second man from Fletton to marry a girl from Filey, the other being Harry Bright.

We do not have Reginald’s records for the second part of his military career, but he is unlikely to have been sent to France prior to December 1917 because of his age. Indeed, given the losses at Passchendaele, the British Government had been refusing to send replacements to France, insisting that the Army had enough men. After the losses caused by Operation Michael, the Government relented and released the drafts. It is possible that Reginald entered France in April 1918.

Reginald was the last man from Fletton to die under fire in the Great War. The British, having broken the Hindenburg line, were now pushing the German Army back on all fronts, With the Germans in retreat, Reginald’s Battalion, the 17th Lancashire Fusiliers, was tasked with taking Vossenhoek in Belgium. This was a Brigade operation with Reginald and the Fusiliers in the centre. The attack started through a smokescreen created by the artillery, then pressed on through ‘considerable machine gun and artillery fire’. The initial objectives were taken and the attack resumed at 08.49. The ‘enemy used tracer ammunition which gave their positions away’ and the attack again took all its objectives.

Given that there was a wide belief that the war was won, it is amazing to see the tenacity of the attack. The Battalion took 150 prisoners, 30 machine guns, 1 trench mortar, 2 ambulances and ‘casualties to the enemy were extremely heavy’. The Battalion’s casualties were 10 dead, one of whom was Reginald.

Reginald left all his death gratuity and savings to his widow, Betsy. Bertha was spared her son’s death, as she had died, aged 36, on 22 December 1916. Reginald’s body was recovered and he is buried in Vichte Military Cemetery where his grave bears no inscription. He is remembered there, on the Filey War Memorial, the Liverpool Street Memorial and in our Church, St Margaret’s.

1939-1945

BAILEY

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BIGGINS

William
Lance Corporal 4387964, 6th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 24 May 1940. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Biggins, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY. Pas de Calais, France. Plot 10. Row A. Grave 13.

BRADLEY

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CAMMISH

Cyril George
Private 4400018, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 11 July 1943. Aged 19. Son of Edmond and Gladys Cammish, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 14.

CAMMISH

John
Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 190108, H.M. Trawler Cobbers, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 3 March 1941. Aged 24. Husband of Evelyn Cammish, of Filey. Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. New ground. Row E. Grave 14.

CAMMISH

John Richard
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 217176, H.M.S. Fiji, Royal Navy. Died 123 May 1941. Son of Richard and Edna May Cammish, of Filey, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 44, Column 2.

CAMPLING

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CAPPLEMAN

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CASH

Reginald Fielding aka Reg
Sergeant T/109003, Royal Army Service Corps attached to East African Service Corps. Died 13 January 1944. Aged 37. Son of Thomas and Ada Cash; husband of Lorna Eileen Cash, of Filey, N. Yorks. Buried in NDOLA (KANSENSHI) CEMETERY, Zambia. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 10.

CLARK

Ronald
Lance Corporal 4391121, 5th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 2 June 1940. Aged 20. Son of John F. and Florence E. Cowton, of Filey, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 49.

COLLEY

John Bennett
Private 439116, 7th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 9 December 1942. Aged 21. Son of John Richard and Gladys Mildred Colley, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 12.

COLLING

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COLLING

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COULTAS, MiD

Thomas Hobbs
Seaman LT/JX 174580, H.M.S. Rehearo, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 2 August 1945. Aged 28. Son of William and Margaret Coultas; husband of Kathleen Coultas, of Filey. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. Old ground. Row B.F.

CRANE

Reginald Sellers
Guardsman 2658831, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 23 July 1944. Aged 24. Son of George William and Everellda Mary Crane, of Filey, Yorkshire; husband of Mary Crane. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 5.

DOUGLAS

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EDWARDS

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EDWARDS

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FARLINE

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GREGORY

Winston
Lieutenant 278177, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) attached 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 5 January 1945. Aged 26. Son of Leonard and Beryl Gregory, of Filey, Yorkshire M.R.I.C.S. Buried in HOTTON WAR CEMETERY, Luxembourg, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 11.

GRICE

Frank [Edward]
Private 4391292, 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 30 May 1940. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Kate Grice, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 16. Row B. Grave 3.

HALIFAX

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HALL

Peter [Mowat]
S3econd Lieutenant 172623, 196 Battery, 65 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 29 December 1941. Aged 28. Son of Norman and Dorothy Hall, of Cold Ash, Berkshire; husband of Marigold Hall, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt . Plot 1. Row D. Grave 7.

HARRISON

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HAXBY

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HOLLOWAY

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HUNTER

Edward
Leading Cook LT/MX 83311, H.M. Trawler Orfasy, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 22 October 1943. Son of William and Mary Ann Hunter; husband of Rose Evelyn Hunter, of Filey Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 13, Column 1.

HUNTER

Frank
Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 206419, H.M. Trawler Relonzo, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 20 January 1941. Aged 32. Son of George William and Elizabeth Ann Hunter; husband of Lillian Hunter, of Filey. Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. Old ground. Row B.F.

HUNTER

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JEFFERSON

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JOHNSON

John William
Seaman LT/KX 200788, H.M. Trawler Pelton, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 23 December 1940. Aged 26. Son of John William and Mary Jane Johnson, of Filey, Yorkshire; husband of Eileen Johnson, of Filey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 2, Column 2.

LEWIS

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LOWREY

John Charles Pollard
Chief Officer, M.V. Kolchis (Greece), Merchant Navy. Died 22 November 1940. Aged 64. Husband of Lily Lowrey, of Filey, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMROIAL, London. Panel 62.

MAJOR

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McPHERSON

John Thomas
Leading Seaman LT/JX 192287, H.M. Yacht Towent, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 6 April 1941. Aged 24. Son of John Thomas McPherson and Emma Johnson McPherson, of Filey, Yorkshire; husband of Doris McPherson, of Filey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 5, Column 1.

MORLEY

Thomas Arnold
Sapper 1942140, Royal Engineers. Died 29 November 1943. Aged 31. Son of John George and Beatrice Kate Morley; husband of Vivienne Morley, of Filey. Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. New ground. Row E. Grave 5.S.

NUNN

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PARISH

Joseph Herbert
Corporal 562255, Royal Air Force. Died 17 March 1944. Aged 31. Son of Joseph Herbert and Edith Annie Parish; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Parish, of Filey. Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. New ground. Row E. Grave 10.S.

PEARSON

George Robert
Skipper, M.V. Joan Margaret (Grimsby), Fishing Fleet. Died 20 March 1941/ Aged 36. Husband of Fanny E. Pearson, of Filey. Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. New ground. Row L. Grave 1.N.

PEARSON

Thomas Edward
Engineer, Fishing Vessel Joan Margaret (Grimsby), Fishing Fleet. Died 20 March 1941. Aged 32. Son of George and Millah Pearson; husband of Ethel Pearson, of Filey, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMROIAL, London. Panel 126.

POWLEY

J W
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RICKARD

J R
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RICKARD

M N J
No further information currently available

ROBINSON

Joseph
Lance Corporal 4390630, 5th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 26 May 1940. Aged 20. Son of Joseph Walter and Margaret Francis Robinson, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in BUS HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row AA. Grave 9.

ROBINSON

Richard Duke
Private 7384400, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 21 April 1943. Aged 26. Son of Richard Duke Robinson and Mary Ellen Robinson, of Filey, Yorkshire. Buried in LA REUNION WAR CEMETERY, Algeria . Plot 2. Row B. Grave 6.

SAWDON

John Bennett
Staff Segeant 7393581, 28 Field Hygiene Section, Royal Engineers. Died 25 June 1940. Aged 40, Son of Richard and Alice Sawdon; husband of Rachel Sawdon, of Filey. Buried in BRIDLINGTON CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Section M. Grave 131.

STONEHOUSE

A C
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WATKINSON

Robert
Able Seaman D/JX 223504, H.M.M.L. 201, Royal Navy. Died 25 March 1941. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. E. W. Watkinson, of Filey. Buried in FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. New ground. South plot. Row K. Grave 11.

WATKINSON

W J
No further information currently available

WILLIAMSON

J
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WILLIS

George
Mate, Fishing Vessel Joan Margaret (Grimsby), Fishing Fleet. Died 20 March 1941. Aged 42. Son of George and Ann Willis; husband of Fanny Willis, of Filey, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMROIAL, London. Panel 126.

WILLIS

Harry
Sergeant 971577, 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 March 1941. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Isabella Willis, of Filey, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMROIAL, Surrey. Panel 55.

HANNIGAN

Wallace Patrick
[This name was added later and was not on the original memorial] Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 551808, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15 May 1941. Aged 19. Son of Thomas Hannigan, and of Rebecca Hannigan, of Scarborough, Yorkshire. Buried in FURREBY CHURCHYARD, Denmark. Grave 198.
ADEN 1964

DAVIS

Michael Francis
Private 23965291, B Company, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Killed by a rebel sniper in the Radfan 5 May 1964.Note: 3 Para, in May 1964, were involved with counter-insurgency operations against dissident tribesmen occurred with 45 Commando in the Radfan Mountains north of Aden. The Wadi Dhubson previously considered impregnable to Europeans was taken and 200 square miles of mountainous terrain and villages dominated in an internal security operation that cost the battalion one killed and seven wounded. See ParaData for information
KOREA 1950 - 1953

MASON

Peter J
Private 22659573, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). Killed in action 28 May 1953. Aged 20. Born 30 November 1932. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea. Plot 39. Row 11. Grave 3437. Details in The Times 13 June 1953.

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