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GOATHLAND WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands on the green opposite Brereton Lodge, The Green, at the junction of The Green and Darnholme Lane, Goathland, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It takes the form of a stone cross mounted on a tapering stone plinth, with inscriptions carved onto the plinth, situated on a wider stone base. There are 12 names for world War 1 and 6 names for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015

1914 - 1919
TRUE LOVE BY LIFE
TRUE LOVE BY
DEATH IS TRIED:
LIVE THOU FOR
ENGLAND, WE FOR
ENGLAND DIED.

COCKERILL Frederick
Fred Cockerill on records. Private 27269. B Company, 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th May, aged 23 years. Son of Mr A P Cockerill of Green End, Goathland, Yorks. Born Goathland, enlisted Whitby and resident Goathland, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
HARRISON Godfrey
Godfrey Bousefield Harrison. Private 17780. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli 29th September 1915, aged 38 years. Son of Watson and Mary Harrison. Husband of Ada Ethel Harrison of Mallyan Lodge, Goathland, Yorks. Enlisted Goathland and resident Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. D.125.
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.
PENNOCK Edwin
No Edwin Pennock identified. Possibly should read Edward Pennock, born 1884 Goathland, Yorks the son of Neswell and Sarah Pennock, Grandson of John Pennock and present Goathland 1891 census. Private 33023. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1916. Born Goathland, enlisted Whitby and resident Goathland, Yorks. Commemorated A.I.F Burial Ground. I.D.1.
PYBUS George
Private 39065. 2/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born Goathland and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
READMAN Thomas John
Unable to identify and no further information currently.
RYMER Arthur
Private 25740. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 20 years. Son of James Rymer of Church Cottages, Goathland, Yorks. Born Goathland, enlisted Malton and resident Goathland, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
SLEIGHTHOLM Robert
Robert Sleightholme on records. Private 1441A. 35th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 12th October 1917. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31.
SMAILES George
Private 200516. 2/5th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th August 1917. Enlisted Wakefield, Yorks. Commemorated Favreuil British Cemetery. I.B.37.
WARD John
Private 19295. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th April 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Mary Ann Ward of Hawthorn Hill, Goathland, Yorks. Born Harrogate, enlisted Whitby and resident Goathland, Yorks. Commemorated La Neuville Communal Cemetery. A.15.
WHITELEY Wilfred W
Wilfred Wilkinson Whiteley. Private 65236. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 31491 West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds 28th September 1918, aged 29 years. Son of Walter Whiteley of 1 Halsteads, Settle, Yorks. Born Colne, LAN and enlisted Keighley, Yorks. Commemorated Settle (Holy Ascension) Churchyard.
WIDDOWSON Edwin
Possibly Edwin Widdowson born 1878 Grosmont, Yorks the son of Levi and Jane Widdowson. Unable to trace as casualty and no further information currently
1939-1945
BEAVER William Oswald
Lance Bombardier 826151. 19 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11th February 1944, aged 30 years. Son of James and Jane Beaver. Husband of Edie Beaver of Goathland, Yorks. Commemorated Anzio War cemetery. IV.P.11.
BROWN Arthur
Unable to identify and no further information currently.
ELLIS Robert Charles Patrick
Commander, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Monck’. Died 29th May 1944, aged 34 years. Son of Major R H and Evelyn Julia Ellis of Goathland, Yorks. Commemorated Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery. Section 4.14. Class 7. Grave 9.
PEIRSON Gordon Belt
First Radio Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘British Venture’ (London). Died 24th June 1943, aged 23 years. Son of John Henry and Mary Margaret Peirson. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 21.
READMAN Ernest F
Possibly Ernest Readman. Sergeant 1426335. 51 Battery, 69 Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th April 1944, aged 39 years. Son of Harry and Margaret Readman of Redcar, husband of Evelyn Grace Readman of Dormanstown, Redcar, Yorks. Commemorated Gauhati War Cemetery. 1.H.20.
STRATTON Jack Garnet Bramsdon
Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Avenger’. Died 15th November 1942, aged 33 years. Son of Cyril Paul and Elsie Cowan Stratton. Husband of Rosemary Stratton. Commemorated Lee on Solent Memorial. Bay 3. Panel 1.
Known Goathland connection – NOT on memorial.
HARTLEY John William
Private 52989. 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 31st December 1918. Born Goathland and enlisted Northallerton, Yorks. Commemorated Berlin South-Western Cemetery. VIII.F.3.
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 Stroupe Brow Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Born Goathland, Yorks, enlisted Manchester, LAN and resident Robin Hoods Bay, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
LEWIS John
Private 12394. 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th November 1915. Born Goathland, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 33.
McNEIL Chapman
Private 241653. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th July 1917. Son of James Rymer of Church Cottages, Goathland, Yorks. Born Goathland, enlisted Whitby and resident Grosmont, Yorks. Commemorated Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. I.O.22.

Last updated 27 August, 2017

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