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KILBURN WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

Kilburn is a village in North Yorkshire. The village lies below the famous White Horse which is visible for many miles to the east of the A1. Kilburn was the home of Robert “Mousey” Thompson, famous for his oak furniture, all of which bears his trademark of a small mouse carved on the legs, rails etc. Many churches throughout the country and indeed throughout the world have furniture, lecterns, pulpits and other features bearing this mark, including some War Memorials. Family members still carry on the tradition, and recently a visitor centre has opened in the village. The War Memorial is positioned in the boundary wall of the Parish Church near the entrance to the churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2005

1914-1918

EASTON, MSM George Herbert
Private 27241. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Oldstead, Malton, Yorkshire. Lived Scawton, Thirsk. Enlisted Richmond, Yorkshire. Son of Thomas and Clara Easton, of Bagby, Thirsk. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal... Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
EASTON Robert
Sapper 145281. 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home on 30th November 1918. Aged 25. Born at Oldstead. Son of Thomas and Clara Easton, of Bagby, Thirsk. Buried: Kilburn (St. Mary) Churchyard. In North-East part.
GARBUTT William
Private 327111. 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly 28642 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th November 1916. Aged 37. Born Kilburn. Enlisted Thirsk. Husband of Mary Jane Garbutt, of 25, Ingramgate, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried: Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. F. 27.
HAYTON Alfred
Lance Corporal 30370. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th November 1917. Born South Cave, Yorkshire. Lived Wass, Ampleford, Yorkshire. Enlisted Coxold. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXX. M. 3.
HIPPISLEY David Samuel
erjeant 27850. "B Battery, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Transferred to Labour Corps. Died at home on 6th November 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted West Hartlepool. Son of Charles Hippisley, of the Hambleton Hotel, Thirsk, and the late Frances Hippisley. Buried: Cold Kirby (St. Michael) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
KIRK William
Private H/28945. 20th Hussars. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st October 1917. Born and lived Kilburn. Enlisted Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Buried: Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. K. 7.
HALL William L.
No further information available at present.
SMITH Norman
No further information available at present.
ROBINSON Thomas H.
No further information available at present.

There is a memorial plaque in the church to a casualty of an earlier conflict.

ROBERT
Eldest son of the last named
ROBERT DENISON
by his wife CHARLOTTE
daughter of Col. GEO. HOTHAM
Died Dec. 2nd 1851
Aged 5 years

HARRY
2nd son, Captn. In the 90th Lt. Infantry
being dangerously wounded in the
advance of the British Troops under
Genl. Havelock, for the relief of Lucknow
in the East Indies,
died of his wounds in that City,
Oct. 29th 1857, aged 27.

20 February 2005

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