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GLAISDALE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015
additional information Michael Peck

The memorial takes the form of a stone Calvary cross mounted on a rounded shaft atop a plinth with a three-stepped base. The inscription and names are to be found around the faces of the plinth. The memorial stands on a bank by the road in Glaisdale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It was first unveiled 4 December 1920 by Major General Sir James K Trotter, FCB, CMG.

Photograph Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015

TO THE MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF GLAISDALE
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1919
* * *
JESU BLEST, GRANT THEM
IN THY LOVE TO REST

BONAS
John
[Spelt BOANAS on SDGW & CWGC] Driver 63111, "B" Battery, 112th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Born Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
CHILD
William James Morrison
Private 36052, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 Ocotber 1916. Born and enlistd West Hartlepool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
JEFFERSON
James
Private 10067, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 March 1915. Born Glacedale (sic), enlisted Scraborough, resident Loftus. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 12.
PEARSON
John
Private 235340, 1/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 14 January 1918. Aged 40. Enlisted Glaisdale. Son of Joseph and Hannah Pearson; husband of Alice Pearson, of Glaisdale, Grosmont, Yorks. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 15.
SCANLON
Charles Edward
Private 28222, 5th Battalion, Alexandria, Princss of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 December 1917. Aged 30. Born Hartlepool, enlisted Leiholme, resident Glaisdale. Husband of Jane Scanlon, of 20, Garnet Terrace, Leeman Rd., York. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row N. Grave 17.
SCARTH
Francis Robert
Private 36298, 4th Special Reserve Battalion, South Staffordshire. Died in United Kingdom 9 March 1917. Aged 18. Born and resident Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby. Son of Isaac and Margaret Scarth, of Red House Cottage, Glaisdale. Buried near south-east corner in ST. THOMAS CHURCHYARD, GLAISDALE, Yorkshire.
SCARTH
Frederick W
Private 352701, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds 10 May 1918. Born Glaisedale (sic), enlisted Egton, resident Grosmont. Buried in FORESTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 15.
SCARTH
John Henry
Sapper 55500, 112th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 21 October 1917. Aged 26. Born Glaisdale, enlisted York, resident Grosmont, Yorks. Son of J. and M. Scarth, of Red House Cottage, Glaisdale, Yorks. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row J. Grave 11A.
SCARTH
Ralph
Gunner 148558, 214th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 17 August 1917. Born and resident Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby. Formerly 36261, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in AEROPLANE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 40.
WARD
William
Private 21707, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 13 April 1918. Born and resident Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
WILSON
Ernest
No further information currently available
WINSPEAR
Harry
Private 426816. 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Born Glaisdale, Yorks 18th October 1890 and died 4th September 1916. Son of James and Alice Winspear. Brother of Pennock Winspear. Commemorated Vimy Memorial.
WINSPEAR
Pennock
Born Glaisdale, Yorks 1889, the son of James and Alice Winspear. Present Glaisdale 1891 and 1901 census but unable to identify as casualty and no further information currently.
Known Glaisdale connection NOT on memorial.
ATKINSON John
Private 17703. 2/4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Born Glaisdale, enlisted Saltburn and resident Boosbeck, Yorks. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 6 and 7.
LIGHT John Yeoman
Lance Corporal 471423. 222nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 14th April 1918, aged 31 years. Son of Thomas Light of Glebe Farm, Lealholm, Yorks. Husband of Edith Light of Waites House, Goathland, Yorks. Born Glaisdale and enlisted Northallerton, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 8 and 162.
LONSDALE James Robinson
Private G/13980. 8th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd August 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas William and Mary Ann Lonsdale of Fryup End, Lealholm, Yorks. Born Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby and resident Lealholm, Yorks. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XVII.C.18A.
PEARSON Charles Sydney
Private 22947. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th February 1916, aged 33 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Pearson. Born Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby, Yorks and resident Eckington (which unspecified). Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). II.C.127.
SELLERS Robert William
Private 19614. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 22nd August 1915. Born Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby, and resident Grosmont, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 55 to 58.
WILSON John Agar
Rifleman 372649. 2/8th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917, aged 26 years. Son of (the late) Mr and Mrs C Wilson of Lealholm, Yorks. Born Glaisdale, enlisted Whitby and resident Grosmont, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 54.

Last updated 27 August, 2017

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