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FYLINGDALES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2009

The Fylingdales war memorial can be found in the grounds of St Stephens Church, Fylingdales, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It takes the form of a stone cross surmounting a tapering stone plinth, with carved lettering in the plinth bearing the names of the fallen and an inscription carved into the shaft. An additional plaque has been added bearing the names of the World War 2 dead, there is also carving on the head and shaft of the cross as well as on the shaft, the latter includes a depiction of St George and St Stephen.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

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BARFF
William Hodgson Yeoman
Born c1900 but unable to trace 1901 census and unable to identify as casualty, no further information currently.
BELL
John Dobree
Lieutenant. Royal Field Artillery, attached 19 H Q Company, Intelligence Corps. Died 30th October 1918, aged 31 years. Son of (the late) John Charles and Ethel Clark Bell of Langhargh Hall, Beverley, Yorks. Husband of Dorothy Bell of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Terlincthun British Cemetery. IX.B.10.
BULMAN
Miles Burrows
Private 385255. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas and Jane Bulman of Saxon House, Fylingthorpe, Yorks. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 31 and 32.
BURGESS
Thomas Richard
Private 29005. 13th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 30th April 1918, aged 30 years. Only son of Richard and Mary Burgess of Park View, Escrick, Yorks. Husband of F M Burgess of Park Gate, Fyling Hall, Robin Hood’s Bay. Born Burnham, BKM and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. LXVII.A.10.
CHAMBERS
William
Private 76014. 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th October 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Mr W H Chambers of Fyling Villa, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Born Bridlington and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Moorseele Military Cemetery. D.8.
CLARK
Sampson Estill
Born c1887 Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Present 1891 and 1901 census at Fylingdales, Yorks with (Grandparent) Elizabeth Clark but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
COCKERILL
Ethelbert Adolphus
Private G/6731. 2nd Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1915, aged 25 years. Son of John Cockerill of Park Gate, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Husband of Gertrude Cockerill if Mayfield Place, Whitby, Yorks. Born Fylingdales, enlisted and resident Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 15 to 19.
DUCK
Richard
Sapper 65768. 76th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25th June 1917, aged 33 years. Son of Richard and Mary Duck of Robin Hoods Bay, husband of Mary Crosby Duck of Thorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Born Fylingdales, enlisted Scarborough and resident Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Mendinghem Military Cemetery. II.E.14.
HARLAND
George
Private 10583. 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, aged 31 years. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks, enlisted Sunderland, DUR and resident Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery. III.H.14.
HEADLAM
Thomas
Sergeant 17158. 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th February 1917. Born Littlebeck, enlisted Scarborough and resident Fylingdales, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
HILL
Albert
Private 20359. 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, formerly 14170 Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds Palestine 11th December 1917. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, enlisted Whitby and resident Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Ramleh War Cemetery. G.23.
HOLMES
James
Possibly James Holmes. Steward, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Farnfield’. Died 15th December 1916. Husband of Jane C Holmes of 92 Sandringham Road, West Hartlepool, DUR. Commemorated Spenborough (Liversedge) Cemetery. A.862.
JACKSON
Frederick Christopher
Private 245522. 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 110581 Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry. Killed in action 10th November 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Christopher and Mary Ann Jackson of Stoupe Brow Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Born Goathland, Yorks, enlisted Manchester, LAN and resident Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
KIRK
Stephen
Appears to be Stephen Kirk, born c1875 Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks the son of Alice Kirk (Sailors wife). Present Fylingdales 1881 census. Possibly Master, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Hollington’ (London). Died 2nd June 1917. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
LOWTHER
John William
Private 12033. 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th April 1918. Born Sneaton, enlisted South Bank (pace unspecified) and resident Sneaton, Yorks. Commemorated Lille Southern Cemetery. III.C.3.
MENNELL
Frederick James
Second Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Bagdale’ (Whitby). Died 1st May 1917, aged 23 years. Son of (the late) Henry and Annie Mary Mennell. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
MENNELL
Henry
Master, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Bagdale’ (Whitby). Died 1st May 1917. Husband of (the late) Annie Mary Mennell. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
MENNELL
Harold
Military Medal and Bar. Lance Corporal 8337. 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
MILLS
Walter
Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Hollington’ (London). Died 2nd June 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Mrs R Mills of 7 Darren Hill, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
MIDDLETON
John Henry
Driver T4/040732. Army Service Corps. Died 19th February 1919. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
MOORSOM
William Harold
Born c1887 Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Present 1891 and 1901 census at Fylingdales, Yorks with (Uncle and Aunt) Thomas Smith Storm and Rebecca Storm but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
NEWTON
John Peacock
Appears to be John Peacock Newton, born c1875 Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks the son of Margaret Newton (Master Mariners Wife). Present Fylingdales 1881 census but unable to identify as casualty and no further information presently.
PARKES
George
Private 58269. 21st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd December 1917, aged 26 years. Son of John and Hannah Parkes of Normanby, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Born Fylingdales, enlisted Whitby and resident Normanby, Yorks. Commemorated Happy Valley British Cemetery. B.5.
PARKES
John
Private 204012. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th December 1917, aged 23 years. Son of John and Hannah Jane Parkes of Glen Cottage, Low Hawsker, Yorks. Born Normanby and enlisted Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tincourt New British Cemetery. IV.B.25.
PARNABY
Harold Edgar
Private 21979. 6th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th September 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Joseph Edgar and Emily Parnaby of ‘Ingleside’, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Born Sherburn in Elmet and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated Guards Cemetery. XII.J.3.
PEARSON
James William
Second Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Phoebe’ (London). Died 16th December 1914, aged 25 years. Son of (the late) Richardson and Fanny Pearson of Mayville, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
PENNOCK
George
First Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Hollington’ (London). Died 2nd June 1917, aged 35 years. Son of William and Mary Jane Pennock of Kent House, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
PICKERING
Gowan
Lance Corporal 17457. 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Born Whitby, Yorks and enlisted Grantham, LIN. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 47 to 51.
SAYERS
John
Private 17156. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Matthew and Martha Sayers of Raw, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, enlisted Scarborough and resident Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
STORM
Edward
Rifleman R/47836. 4th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 7th November 1918, aged 19 years. Son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Storm of Park View, Thorpe, Yorks. Born Thorpe, Yorks, enlisted West Hartlepool, DUR and resident Thorpe, Yorks. Commemorated St Remy-Chaussee Communal Cemetery.
STORM
John
Possibly John Storm born c1890 Whitby, Yorks. Present 1891 census at Whitby, Yorks with (Parents) George and Eleanor Storm but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
STORM
Zachariah Granger
Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Taxandrier’ (London). Died 13th February 1917, aged 33 years. Son of Elizabeth Storm. Husband of Lena Storm of East Dene, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
STEEL
Nathan Hewson
Steward, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Bagdale’ (Whitby). Died 1st May 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Steel of 9 Esplanade, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
STEEL
William
First Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Gibel Hamam’ (Gibraltar). Died 14th September 1918, aged 52 years. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
STONEHOUSE
Edward Knaggs
Master, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Horsa’ (Hartlepool). Torpedoed by Submarine U 93 and died 30th April 1917, aged 65 years. Husband of Jane Stonehouse of 7 Fishburn Road, Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
TINDALL
James Frank
Corporal 808518. 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Born 8th June 1884 and died 28th November 1918. Son of Robert Frank and Rose Tindall of Raw Green Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. LI.C.13.
TINDALL
Joseph Johnson
Private 48135. 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 21st November 1918, aged 32 years. Son of Robert Frank and Rose Tindall of Raw Green Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
TINDALL
George Robinson
Lance Corporal 268073. 7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th October 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Robert Frank and Rose Tindall of Raw Green Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Husband of Winifred Tindall of 108 Fenton Street, Leeds, Yorks. Born Fylingdales and enlisted York, Yorks. Commemorated Wimereux Communal Cemetery. VI.E.24.
TINDALL
Septimus
Private 321369. 1st Depot Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Born 11th June 1895 and died 5th November 1918. Son of Robert Frank and Rose Tindall of Raw Green Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Calgary Union Cemetery. L.83.B.14.S.S.
WATSON
Thomas Henry
Sailor, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Sowwell’ (London). Died 19th April 1917, aged 31 years. Son of (the late) Thomas and Caroline Watson. Born Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
WELLBURN
George William
Possibly George W Wellburn. Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration (RD). Lieutenant Commander, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Yacht ‘Rhiannon’. Died 20th July 1915. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 13.
1939-1945
BAXTER
Sydney W
Possibly Sydney Wray Baxter. Third Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Fort Lamy’ (Newport). Died 8th March 1943, aged 22 years. Husband of Elsie Baxter of Anlaby, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 50.
BEEDLE
George
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1594241, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th July 1944, aged 32 years. Son of George and Ellen Arm Beedle of Fylingdales, husband of Elizabeth Ann Ross Beedle of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
BEEDLE
William Cockerill
Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Homeside’ (Newcastle on Tyne). Died 28th January 1941, aged 52 years. Son of William Cockerill and Emma Beedle. Husband of Bethina Beedle of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 57.
BULMER
George Skelton
Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Kildale’ (Whitbyl). Died 3rd November 1940, aged 27 years. Son of Reuben Storm and Hilda Mary Bulmer of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
BULMER
Samuel
Possibly Samuel Bulmer. Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Dartford’ (London). Died 12th June 1942, aged 41 years. Son of Samuel and Beatrice Bulmer. Husband of Bertha May Bulmer of Twyford, HAM. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 34.
CROSBY
Philip
Possibly Philip Brian Crosby. Captain 211452. Army Dental Corps. Died 13th October 1945, aged 26 years. Son of Berkley Cecil and Bessie May Crosby. Husband of Mary Crosby of Oswestry, SAL. LDS, B Ch D. Commemorated Brussels Town Cemetery. X.28.39.
DUCK
Edgar
Private 14566917. 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 25th April 1944, aged 19 years. Son of John and Mary Ann Duck of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Cassino War Cemetery. VIII.G.3.
DUCK
Richard Bowman
Private 4272419. 7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 6th April 1943, aged 21 years. Son of George and Annie Duck of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Sfax War Cemetery. II.E.14.
FENWICK
William Kenneth
Boy 1st Class C/JX184568, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Barham’. Died 25th November 1941, aged 16 years. Son of William George and Gladys Victoria Fenwick of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 45.2.
FLYNN
Christopher
Possibly Christopher Flynn. Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant Major) 1941170. Royal Engineers. Died 30th June 1943, aged 53 years. Husband of Elizabeth J Flynn of Prudhoe on Tyne, NBL. Commemorated Wokington (St Sebastian) Churchyard.
HARDING
William
Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist D/J55508, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Drake’. Died 13th August 1940, aged 39 years. Son of Isabella Ann Harding. Husband of Elizabeth May Harding of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Plymouth (Western Mill) Cemetery. Section c. Cons. Grave 17941.
HARRISON
Edward
Chief Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Empire Lankester’ (West Hartlepool). Died 22nd November 1944. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
NOBLE
George Bernard
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 648188, Royal Air Force. 51 Squadron. Died 7th February 1943, aged 24 years. Son of George and Isabella Noble of Fylingdales, Yorks. Commemorated Fylingdales (St Stephen) Churchyard.
PEACOCK
Robert Victor
Rifleman 6846044. 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 23rd April 1945, aged 25 years. Son of Robert and Maud Peacock. Husband of Dorothy Hilda Peacock of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Becklingen War Cemetery. 10.F.3.
SMITH
John William
Able Seaman D/JX238757, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Drake’. Died 21st April 1941, aged 26 years. Son of William and Rebecca Smith of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Plymouth (Western Mill) Cemetery. Section c. Cons. Grave 17941.
SMITH
Jonathan
Unable to identify and no further information currently.
STORM
William
Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Widestone’ (London). Died between 17th and 18th November 1942, aged 38 years. Son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Storm. Husband of Nora Storm of Sutton on Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 119.
STUBBS
Leonard
Unable to identify and no further information currently.
WATSON
Harry
Harry Watson on memorial and not identified as casualty. Possibly should read Henry Watson. Chief Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Saltersgate’ (London). Died 15th August 1943, aged 30 years. Son of John Henry and Esther Watson of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Husband of Eva Watson. Commemorated Maala Cemetery. H.90.
WATSON
William
Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Helmspey’ (Cardiff). Died 11th February 1943, aged 27 years. Son of John Henry and Esther Smith of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 56.
WELLBURN
George William
Lieutenant 307111. 7th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 23rd February 1945, aged 24 years. Son of Sydney and Ethel Jane Wellburn of Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Groesbeek Memorial. Panel 3.
WILKINSON
Charles
Possibly Charles Edgar Wilkinson. Chief Engineering Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Empire March’ (Barrow). Died 2nd January 1943. Son of John William and Everilda Wilkinson. Husband of Dorothy Wilkinson of Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 43.

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