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KNOTTINGLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Bill Henderson 2008
researched Martin Edwards

Knottingley War Memorial takes the form of a winged victory statue on top of a rough, hewn, stone pillar which stands on a two tiered plinth, the upper part containing the names. The whole stands on a three-stepped base and stands in its own coobled, walled area. The memorial is to be found in Chapel Street, Nottingley, West Yorkshire on a paved area outside the church. There are 202 names for World War 1 and 61 for World War 2. The memorial cost £200 and was originally unveiled by Colonel C C Moxon 25th September 1921; the sculptor was Mr G H Fairburn. Note: The names are not readily distinguishable between World War 1 and 2 but have been filtered into conflict and then sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Bill Henderson 2008

IN GLORIOUS AND EVERLASTING
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KNOTTINGLEY
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-1918
1939-1945

ABBERSHAW

H

Private probably Harold Henry ABBISHAW, Private 19147, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 5th June 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Rothwell, enlisted Leeds. Son of Joseph Clayton Abbishaw and Emily Abbishaw, of 7, Railway Terrace, Rothwell, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

ARNOLD

Harold

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] Corporal 15/1651, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1917. Born Guernsey, Channel Islands, enlisted Colsterdate, resident Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

ARNOLD

John Thomas

[Listed as Captain on memorial] Mate, SS Northfield (London), Mercantile Marine. Died 3rd March 1918. Aged 42. Born Knottingley. Husband of Edith Arnold, of Aire St., Knottingley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

ASQUITH

John

Private 19073, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1916. Born Knotitngley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 18.

ATHORN

Harry

Private 24886, 103rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 24th July 1918. Aged 34. Enlisted Chichester. Husband of Ann Elizabeth Athorn, of Ings Farm, Southgate, Pontefract, Yorks. Native of Pontefract. Buried in RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE, Aisne, France. Plot IA. Row C. Grave 7.

ATKINSON

Edwin Darley

Private 15/1652, 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 30th November 1918. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Colsterdale, resident Leeds. Son of Mrs M E Atkinson of 8 Harehills Avenue, Chapeltown Road, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL, Surrey. Note: The BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-18) MEMORIAL was created in 2004. It commemorates more than 200 Commonwealth casualties who died in the United Kingdom during the First World War but for whom no graves could be found.

BAGLEY

Wilfred [Albert]

Private 19032, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd August 1916. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bagley, of 6, Lengs Yard, Newgate, Pontefract, Yorks. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 24.

BAILEY

A G

Private

BAILEY

H

Lance Corporal

BAINES

Joseph

Private 31026, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) attached 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 2nd April 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of the late William H. and Betsy Baines; husband of Laura Baines, of Marsh End, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 59 and 60.

BALHAM

Charles William

Private 32943, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Born and enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

BANNING

H

Sergeant

BARKER

C

Private

BARKER (MM)

Henry Reginald

Sergeant 148061, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 30th December 1918. Aged 25. Son of George and Eliza Barker; husband of Emilie Annie Barker, of 52, Meltham Mills, Meltham, Huddersfield. Born at Knottingley. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 3238.

BARNES

A

Private

BARTLEY

J

Private

BEAUMONT

Albert

Private 40774, 18th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 11th May 1917. Aged 36. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Beaumont, of Knottingley, Yorks. Formerly 28334, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 14.

BECKETT

J

Private

BEDFORD

William

Lance Corporal 29927, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 24th November 1917. Born Hunslet, enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

BELCH

George

Private 301253, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 29th September 1917. Born Castleford, enlisted Knottingley. Son of Mrs. Harriet Belch, of 14, Womersley Road, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14 and 162.

BENTLEY

Tom

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 31st July 1918. Aged 30. Born at Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in CROIX-ROUGE MILITARY CEMETERY, QUAEDYPRE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 9.

BIRDSALL

Percy

Private 13506, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds at gallipoli 18th August 1915. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of William and Ann Birdsall, of The Willows, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 49.

BRADLEY

Charles 

Lance Corporal 3554, 1/5th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 28th July 1916. Enlisted Knottingley. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 7.

BRADLEY

Thompson

Corporal 20252, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 11th August 1918. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 3.

BUGG

S

Private

BURNS

H

Private

CALVERT

W

Private

CHADWICK

F L

Corporal

CHARLESWORTH

George

Private 18403, 9th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 9th October 1915. Aged 27. Born Knottingley, enlisted Doncaster Son of Richard and Elizabeth Charlesworth, of Racca Green, Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 2077.

CHARLESWORTH

Joseph Henry

Private 43186, 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorskhire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 1st November 1916. Born Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

CLAYBURN

William Henry

[Listed as Henry William CLAYBURN on SDGW & CWGC] Private 267710, 14th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 30th May 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commmeorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

CLOUGH

J W

Private

COCKCROFT

Arthur Clarence

[Listed as COCKROFT on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion attached 10th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr. G. H. and Mrs. S. E. Cockcroft, of Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Special Memorial Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.

CORBETT

William

Private 4272 [SDGW] or 4273 [CWGC], 1/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light INfantry). Killed in action 28th August 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Knottingley. Son of Samuel and Mary Corbett, of Cannock Chase, Staffs. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot X. Row A. Grave 3.

CUNDY

Ernest

Sergeant C/9312, 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rfile Corps. Killed in action 22nd July 1916. Aged 27. Born Nottingham, enlisted Woolwich, Kent, resident Knottingley. Son of Amos and Maria Cundy, of Nottingham; husband of Phoebe Cundy, of Racca Green, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row M. Grave 7.

DAVIS

J

Private

DICKINSON

N

Private

DICKINSON

Richard

Private 13192, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1917. Aged 25. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Husband of Mrs. E. Walker (formerly Dickinson), of 21 Stanforth Place, Hessle Rd., Hull No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

DOGGETT

H

Private

DYSON

James Thomas

Private 141186, 218th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 28th October 1918. Aged 28. Born Darlington, enlisted Knottingley. Son of Elizabeth Dyson; husband of Lilly Dyson, of Farnel Yard, Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. plot II. Row D. Grave 1.

EARNSHAW

Joseph

[Listed as EARLSHAW on SDGW and Private 3015] Private 3615, 1/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th November 1915. Enlsited Knottingley. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 12.

EASTWOOD

John William

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed 28th January 1918. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Ann Eliza Eastwood, of Rose Villa, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 9.

EDWARDS

William

Private 381082, 85th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 5th February 1918. Born Burslem, Staffordshire, enlisted Pontefract, resident Knottingley. Formerly 21529, 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.

ELLA

A

Private

ELLERINGTON

Charles Edwin

Sergeant 8974, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 31. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Husband of Winifred Ellerington, of 168A, Beverley Rd., Hull. Buried in COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 31.

ELLERINGTON

Ernest

[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman R/25067, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 11th May 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of William and Sarah Ann Ellerington, of Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No. 2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.

ERRINGTON

J

Able Seaman probably John ERRINGTON, Able Seaman Tyneside Z/2741, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th November 1916. Aged 24. Son of Warwick and Margaret Errington, of 77, Lindisfarne St., Carlisle. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 17.

FAIRBURN

Frank

[Listed as FAIRBAIRN on SDGW and CWGC] Private 235073, 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th April 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Husband of Ada Fairbairn, of "Croft End," Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

FIELD

Harland

[Listed as Private on memorial] Gunner 141005, "B" Battery, 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17th April 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of John William and Edith Ellen Field, of 14, Portland St., Huddersfield, Yorks. Native of Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row F. Grave 2A.

FINNEY

W H

Private

FIRTH

J

Private

FISHER

Alfred

First Engineer, SS Coonagh (Limerick), Mercantile Marine. Died 15th March 1917. Aged 36. Born Knottingley. Son of Elizabeth Ann Fisher and the late Thomas Middleton Fisher; husband of Minerva Fisher (nee Watson), of 8, Victoria Rd., Headingley, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

FLOWER

Ernest

Private 45331, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 22.

FOSTER

Clifford

Private 52065, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Foster, of Hill Top, Knottingley; husband of Sarah Ellen Ward (formerly Foster), of Cow Lane, Knottingley, Yorks. Formerly 17267, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5.

FOSTER

Lance

Sergeant 241179, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 11th September 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 15.

FOZZARD

Robert Tempest

Private 18978, 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th July 1916. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mary Elizabeth Fozzard, of "Banks Garth", Weeland Rd., Knottingley, Yorks; and the late Thomas P. Fozzard. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

FRANCE

Baldwin

Sergeant 17/1600, 17th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th July 1916. Aged 21. Born Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. Son of George Henry and Ann France, of "Nunelay", Canada Drive, Harrogate Rd., Rawdon, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

FRANCE

Frank

Private 242171, 1/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th April 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

GILL

R

Private

GREEN

Abner

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Bombardier 48794, "Y" 48th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 4th November 1916. Aged 28. Born Pontefract, enlisted Sheffield, resident Knottingley. Son of Abner and Sarah Green, of Ivy Cottage, Womersley Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 9.

GRRALISH

T

[This is the name as it is spelt on the memorial] Private

HAIGH

Ben

Private 3/3195, 14th (Service) (2nd Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 28th November 1917. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 27.

HAIGH

Evelyn

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 240851, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted Knottingley. Son of Mrs. Mary Buxten, of Hill Top, Knottingley. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.

HAIGH

J

Private

HALL

G A

Private

HALL

R

Private

HALL

R

Private

HARDY

T W

Private

HARGRAVE

Albert

Private 122319, 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24th March 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Formerly S/158544, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

HARGRAVE

R

Private

HARRISON

George Harold

Private 201454, 9th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 23. Born Knottingley, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Charlotte Newland Harrison, of Pontefract Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 31.

HAWKINS

A

Private

HAWKINS

John

Corporal 22691, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 16th September 1917. Born Knottingley, enlisted Leeds, resident Yorkshire. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 30.

HEALD

Fred

Private 12/397, 12th Battalion, King's OWn (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 29. Born Knottingley, enlisted Featherstone. Son of James Heald, of Air St., Knottingley, Yorks, and the late Louisa Heald. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

HEALD

J

Private

HEATH

Joe

Private 22479, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Heath, of Brick Yard, Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

HEPPINSTALL

T

Private

HEPWORTH

J

Corporal

HODGSON

John

Private 241177, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27th November 1917. Aged 38. Enlisted Knottingley. Son of the late Sam and Mary Hodgson, of Banks House, Weeland Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

HOLT

G

Sergeant

HOLT

G

Private

HORN

Frank

[Spelt HORNE on SDGW] Private 21342, 9th Battalion, Priunce of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1916. Born Oulson, enlisted Pontefract, resident Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

HORTON

Henry

Sergeant 6295, 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 26th October 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Jane Rhodes (formerly Horton), of Sunny Bank, Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 1407.

HUBY

A

Corporal

HUGHES

Harold

[Listed as Private on memorial] Gunner 77343, 116th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 2.

HUMPHRIES

E

Private

HUNTER

J

Lance Corporal

HUSCROFT

E

Private

HUSCROFT

J W

Private

HUTCHINSON

R

Private

HYDE

John

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Acting Lance Corporal 16927, 9th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Cawood, enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

INGLE

T

Private

JACKSON

W

Able Seaman

JOHNSON

George Brook

Stoker 1st Class K/2307, HMS Beagle, Royal Navy. Died 26th October 1917. Aged 23. Son of the late Harry and Emily Johnson, of Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 24.

JOHNSON

Jim

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Lance Corporal 18326, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th October 1916. Aged 32. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Husband of E. A. Sinfield (formerly Johnson), of Shepherds Bridge, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

JOHNSON

John

Private 52286, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22nd November 1917. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of John and Sarah Ann Johnson, of 52, St. Monica Avenue, East Calgary, Alberta, Canada. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

JOHNSON

William

Private 19171, 24th Battalion (Tyneside irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 28th April 1917. Aged 29. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of William and Isabella Johnson, of Victoria Terrace, Hill Top, Knottingley, Yorks; husband of Ada Pattison (formerly Johnson), of Beal, Goole, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3.

JONES

David Bevan

Acting Sergeant 14615, 11th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1917. Born Swansea, Glamorgan, enlisted Pontefract, resident Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

KELLYN

Irvine

Private PLY/13479, HMS Amphion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 6th August 1914. Aged 28. Only son of Alfred Henry and Jane Kellyn, of 25, Pontefract Rd., Castleford, Yorkshire. Awarded Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf Born at Burton Salmon, South Milford, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 5.

LAWSON

Charles Edward

Corporal G/17598, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (city of London Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

LEEMAN

Charles

Private 22626, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 13th April 1917. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Charles and Ann Leeman, of Hill Top, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 37.

LIGHTHOWLER

W

Able Seaman

LISTER

John [Wild]

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 18990, 10th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 12th April 1917. Aged 26. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of John Garside Lister and Betsy Lister, of Knottingley, Yorks. Formerly 17155, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.

LOMAX

C

Private

LORRIMAN

J

Private

LOWTHER

George

Private 241181, 1/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) attached Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps. Died 30th January 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Knottingley. Son of James and Nellie Lowther, of Hill Top, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 3.

MASON

William [Munsford]

Private 24193, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19th July 1916. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 6.

MAUDE

Donald Charles

Private 15/1930, 15th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Colsterdale. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Maude, of Junction House, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

McKAY

Thomas

Private 14894, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 28th April 1916. Aged 39. Born Frezebad, India, enlisted Pontefract, resident Knottingley. Son of the late Edward and Susannah McKay. Buried in PONTEFRACT CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 714.

MIDDLETON

T

Private 3/9229, 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 14th September 1915. Aged 40. Son of Mrs. M. E. Middleton, of 14, Jackson Ville, Hill Top, Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 588.

MILLER

F

Private

MILLER

Sydney

Private 3/3168, 7th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 25th March 1917. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mrs. A. Miller, of Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 23.

MILLWARD

C E

Corporal, Royal Marine Light Infantry

MORGAN

J

Private

MORRELL

Bertram

[Listed as Private on memorial] Guardsman 21835, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Aged 27. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Morrell, of England House, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, COMBLES, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 5.

MORRELL

Walter

Lance Corporal 11416, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 24. Born Knottingley, enlisted Doncaster. Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Morrell, of England House, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial A. 1.

MOWBRAY

William

Private 47670 [SDGW] or 47676 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 8th November 1917. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of William and Maria Mowbray, of Primrose Hill, Knottingley, Yorks. Formerly 1955, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94.

NEILSON

Herbert Samuel

Private 240784, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light INfantry). Killed in action 27th November 1917. Aged 24. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yorston Neilson, of Baker Terrace, Womersly Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

NELSON

Thomas William 

Lance Corporal 13604, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D.

NICHOLSON

B

Private

PARKES

J

Private

PARKIN (DCM)

H B

Sergeant

PEARSON

Francis Henry

Corporal L/18819, "X" 32nd Trench Mortart Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4th November 1918. Aged 28. Born Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. Son of William and Elizabeth Pearson, of Knottingley; husband of Amy Pearson, of Weeland Cottages, Pontefract Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 3.

PEARSON

H

Corporal

PENTY (MM)

Kenneth

Corporal 16012, 9th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mrs. Lizzie Penty, of Womersley Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

PETTY

Joseph

[Listed as Private on memorial] Driver 152339, "C" Battery, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20th June 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of Mr. J. Petty, of Aire St., Knottingley, Pontefract. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9.

PICKERSGILL

Ernest

Private G/17597, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusliers (CIty of London Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Pickersgill, of Foundry Lane, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in HAWTHORN RIDGE CEMETERY No. 1, AUCHONVILLERS, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 50.

PITT

T

Private

POULSON

F

Private

RATCLIFFE

Albert

Lance Sergeant 23792, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th July 1918. Aged 25. Born Knottingley, enlisted Wakefield. Son of Annie and the late William Ratcliffe, of Ropers Arms, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in CAVALLETTO BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 5.

RHODES

Harry

Private 15411, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action at gallipoli 9th August 1915. Aged 21. Born Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. Son of Henry and Mary E. Rhodes, of 7, Womersley Rd., Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 47 to 51.

RHODES

H W

Private - probably William RHODES, Private 17480, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

RHODES

T

Private

ROBERTS

Harry

Private 30409, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st September 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of John Thomas and Lily Roberts, of East Parade, Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. Formerly 32295, West Riding Regiment. Buried in GENT CITY CEMETERY, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 18.

ROBINSON

H

Private

ROE

Ernest Victor

Private 7885, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 20th September 1914. Born Knottingley, enlisted York. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

ROWBOTTOM

Farnill

Private 40486, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6th June 1918. Born and enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

SAVAGE

J

Private 18962, Depot, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 28th July 1916. Aged 23. Son of John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Savage.Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 2190.

SAWYER

E

Lance Corporal

SAWYER

W

Lance Corporal

SCAIFE

Herbert H

Private 205681, 2/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27th November 1917. Born Snaith, enlisted Knottingley. Formerly 59279, Durham Light Infantry. Npo known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

SELLERS

E

Private

SENIOR

John Bagley

[Listed as Cadet on memorial] Apprentice, SS Montebello (Hull), Mercantile Marine. Died 21st June 1918. Aged 16. Son of James William and Blanche Senior (nee Bagley), of 38, Wellington Rd., Bridlington, Yorks. Born at Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

SHAW

Arthur

Private 33209, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 10th February 1917. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Mary Ann Shaw, of Farnill's Court, Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXI. Row E. Grave 9A.

SHEARD

Arthur

Able Seaman Tyneside Z/7008, HMS Indefatigable, Royalo Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 31st May 1916. Aged 22. Husband of Adelaide Sutcliff (formerly Sheard), of 53, Victoria St., Bridge St., Goole, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20.

SHUTTLEWORTH

John

Private 401184, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Albert and Eleanor Shuttleworth. of Aire St., Knottingley, Yorks. Formerly 17595, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

SIMMONS

A D

[Listed as Second Lieutenant on memorial] Lieutenant, 189th (N) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 26th February 1919. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 4209.

SMEATON

A

Private

SMITH

John

[There is a J and a J T SMITH on the memorial which is which is udefined currently] Private 3084, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 11th November 1914. Aged 37. Born St Peter's, Castleford, enlisted Pontefract, resident Knottingley. Son of Thomas and Mary Smith, of Albert Cottages, Foundry Lane, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in SUNDERLAND (MERE KNOLLS) CEMETERY, Durham. Grave reference 12. A. 1574.

SMITH

Joshua

[There is a J and a J T SMITH on the memorial which is which is udefined currently] Private 240850, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 21st February 1917. Enlisted Knottingley. Buried in BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 40.

SPENCE

Joseph

Private 38643, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 12th March 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of John Spence; husband of Harriett Ann Spence, of Rose Buildings, Racca Green, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in ROSIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 21.

SPROSTON

W

Private 3627, 3/5th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 8th October 1916. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 1283.

STEAD

W

Private

STOGDEN

Ernest

Private 16256, “A” Company, 10th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 32. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of the late Edward and Lily Stogden, of The Croft, Knottingley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

SUNDERLAND

W

Company Sergeant Major

SUNDERLAND (DCM)

Private

SUTTON

Joseph

Private 241141, 5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 8th June 1918. Enlisted Knottingley. Husband of Mrs. Sutton, of Gas House Lane, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 4.

THOMPSON

James

Private 4369, 1/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 5th July 1916. Enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

THOMPSON

Robert

Private 250705, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Enlisted Knottingley. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

TOMLINSON

Albert

[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman R/21158, 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 10th August 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Knottingley. Son of John Robinson Tomlinson and Mary Ann Tomlinson, of 4, Amewell Place, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

TOMLINSON

George

Able Seaman, SS Northfield (London), Mercantile Marine. Died 3rd March 1918. Aged 19. Son of the late Capt. John and Elizabeth Tomlinson, of Knottingley. Born at Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commmeorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

TOMLINSON

W

Private

TRAVIS

Ernest

Private 28293, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 20th November 1918. Aged 28. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Travis, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 19.

TRAVIS

W

Able Seaman

TRAVIS

W

Lance Corporal 

TREE

E

Private

TRUEMAN

Cyril

Private 15/1656, 15th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Knottingley, enlisted Colsterdale. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 3, PUISIEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 1.

TRUEMAN

George

Stoker 1st Class 292872, (RFR/CH/B/3264). HMS Hawke, Royal Navy. Died 15th October 1014. Aged 35. Son of George and Harriet Trueman, of Knottingley; husband of Alice Trueman, of Primrose Hill, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.

TUCKER

Frederick

Lance Corporal 21337, 87th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Formerly 18492, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 6.

TUCKER

J

Private

TUPMAN

B

Captain - Mercantile Marine

TURTON

F

Sergeant

TWEEDALE

J

Able Seaman

WADDINGTON

Wilfred

Private (Signaller) 15147, Depot Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 4th November 1916. Aged 20. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Edward and Mary Arm Waddington, of 56, Worrall St., Morley. Buried in MORLEY CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Grave reference A. General 286.

WAGSTAFFE

R

Corporal

WAGSTAFFE

T H

Private

WALKER

J

Private

WARNE

J H

Private

WESTERMAN

F

Private

WESTERMAN

George

Private 60950, 3rd Battalion (Special reserve), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in United Kingdom 31st October 1918. Aged 28. Born Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. Son of Frederick Westerman, Heys, Buildings, Weeland Rd., Knottingley. Formerly 17/742, West Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 882.

WHARRAM

G

Private

WHITE

J W

Second Lieutenant

WILD

T

Private

WILLIAMSON

Harry

Private 19042, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in the Mediterranean 26th November 1915. Aged 19. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Jack and Annie Williamson, of Tupman Yard, Racca Green, Knottingley, Yorks. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

WILLIAMSON

J

Lance Corporal

WILLOUGHBY

A

Private

WILLOUGHBY

W

Private

WILMOT

J

Private

WILMOT, DSO

T E

Private

WILSON

J

Private

WILTSHIRE

J

Private

WOOD

Harry

Private 16483, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 23. Born Castleford, enlisted Leeds, resident Knottingley. Son of Mrs. Mary Burns, of Greenhead Cottage, Knottingley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.

WOOD

Joe

Lance Corporal 16496, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Killed in action 8th September 1916. Born Knottingley, Pontefract, Yorkshire, enlisted Leedfs, resident Pontefract. Son of William Wood, of Kings Houses, Knottingley, Yorks. Brother of John Richard and Sam below. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 45.

WOOD

John Richard

Private 43176, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Leeds. Formerly 16485, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Son of William Wood, of Kings Houses, Knottingley, Yorks. Brother of Sam and Joe listed here. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 37 and 38.

WOOD

Sam

Private 76836, "C" Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) [Tank Corps on SDGW]. Died of wounds 23rd April 1917. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of William Wood, of Kings Houses, Knottingley, Yorks. Brother of Joe and John Richard above. Formerly 25947, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 18.

WORFOLK

Edward Percy

[Listed as Private on memorial] Sapper 182778, Northern Wireless Signal Section, Royal Engineers. Die din Egypt 30th November 1917. Born Knottingley, enlisted Darlington, Co, Durham. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 47.

WRAY

Matthew

Private 14956, 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28th August 1918. Aged 28. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of John Wray. His brother Walter also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

WRAY

Walter

Corporal 28097, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 25th April 1917. Aged 28. Born Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of John Wray. His brother Matthew also fell. No known grave. Commemortated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WRIGHT

C

Private

WRIGHT

H L

Private

YARDY, DCM

Thomas William

[Listed as Private on memorial] Sapper WR/290223, 96th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt 16th October 1918. Born and resident Knottingley, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 234.

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ANDREWS

U W 

Rifleman

ARRON

H

Private

BARNABY

Frank

Trooper 14844094, 5th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 27th July 1945. Aged 18. Son of Albert and Sarah Barnaby, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in CELLE WAR CEMETERY, Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 5.

BARRATT

H

Private

BOLLAND

George [Albert]

Corporal 958487, 167 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Edith A. Bolland, and stepson of Ernest Brown, of Knottingley. Buried in FERRYBRIDGE CEMETERY, KNOTTINGLEY, West Yorkshire. Grave 181.

BROWN

S

Private

CARRINGTON

T

Chief Petty Officer

CARTLIDGE

H

Sergeant

CAWTHORNE

R W

[Spelt CAWTHORN on CWGC] Lance Corporal 2004554, 7 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 5th July 1943. Aged 25. Son of Thomas and Lucy Cawthorn, of Knottingley; husband of Lucy Cawthorn, of Brotherton. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 418.

COCKCROFT

A C

[Spelt CROCKROFT on memorial] Flying officer (Pilot) 185326, 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd April 1945. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 14. Row F. Grave 4.

COLLINS

J

Private

CRAWFORD

G W

Stoker

ELLERINGTON

C

Corporal

ELLERINGTON

Claude

Sergeant (Pilot) 1675640, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th March 1945. Aged 20. Son of Tom and Gertrude Ellerington, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 42. Row A. Grave 6.

ELLIS

J L

Gunner

FAIRBURN

J

[Listed as FAIRBAIRN on CWGC] Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1456224, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd June 1944. Aged 30. Son of Frank and Ada Fairbairn, of Knottingley; husband of Ivy Fairbairn, of Ferrybridge, Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 5224.

FOSTER

S

Private

FOWEATHER

Edmund

Sergeant (Navigator) 1620148, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Walter and Alice Foweather, of Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 5225.

FULLER

Ernest

Fusilier 4754726, 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 3rd February 1945. Aged 25. Son of William A. Fuller and Margaret Fuller, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 20.

GODDARD

John Lamming

Private 4757782, 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 12th April 1945. Aged 33. Son of John and Alice Goddard; husband of Hilda Ethel Goddard, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 20. Row J. Grave 15.

GREEN

J

Private

GUNDILL

Peter

Lieutenant 156302, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died 5th June 1942. Aged 24. Son of E. Norman Gundill, LL.B., and Dorothy Gundill, of Pontefract, Yorkshire. B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA. Libya. Plot 10. Row J. Grave 4.

HALLER

Alfred

Gunner 1472723, 61 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12th September 1943. Aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Haller; husband of Nellie Haller, of Pellon Lane, Halifax, Yorkshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 39.

HARGRAVE

Kenneth Garbutt

Gunner 14473050, 162 Battery, 61 Light A.A./Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9th August 1947. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. Ida Irene Pickersgill, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in FAYID WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 6. Row D. Grave 6.

HOAKSEY

R

Guardsman

HOBMAN

Harry

Leading Seaman P/SSX 22495, HMS Kashmir, Royal Navy. Died 23rd May 1941. Aged 36. Son of William and Dinah Hobman, of Hill Top, Knottingley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 46, Column 3.

HOBMAN

William

Warrant Officer (Pilot) 655110, Royal Air Force. Died 16th July 1944. Aged 28. Son of Farnell and Elizabeth Thackray Hobman, of Knottingley, Yorkshire; husband of Bessie Maud Hobman. of Knottingley. Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 10.

HODGSON

J

Sergeant

HORTON

J

Corporal

HUMPHREY

J T

Corporal

JACKSON

J L

Flight Sergeant

JACOBS

J

Private

KING

George

Private 13027399, Pioneer Corps. Died 13th February 1941. Aged 40. Son of Edward and Ellen King, of Knottingley; husband of Eliza King, of Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 5603.

KING

L

Private

LIGHTHOWLER

Harold

Gunner 14303981, 618 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th July 1945. Aged 33. Husband of Ada Lightowler, of Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 6129.

LUKE

J

Signalman

MAHON (MM)

J

Sergeant

MILLER

Sidney

[Listed as Leading Aircraftman on memorial] Aircraftman 2nd Class 989853, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th January 1941. Aged 20. Son of Sarah E. Miller, of Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 1387.

MILLER

Tom Murgatroyd

Leading Stoker P/KX 97844, HMS Panther, Royal Navy. Died 9th October 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 3.

MILLER (DFM)

C E

Flight O

MOON

C

Private

MORRELL

H

Sapper

NICHOLS

R

Gunner

NIELSON

S

Rifleman

PARKIN

William Henry

Guardsman 2663047, Coldstream Guards. Died 1st September 1940. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 5600.

POLLARD

H

Flight Sergeant

RADLEY

W

Telegraphist probably Wilfred Hey RADLEY, Telegraphist D/SSX 32975, HMS Matabele, Royal Navy. Died 17th January 1942. Aged 19. Son of Frank Hey Radley, and of Ada May Radley, of Rossington, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 68, Column 2.

RHODES

Jonah

Flight Sergeant 1623206, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th June 1945. Aged 25. Son of Charles and Mary Jane Rhodes, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 272.

RHODES

P

Private

ROBERTS

H

Private

ROBINSON

Horace

Private 4624867, 8th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 13th June 1943. Aged 31. Son of John William and Alice Ann Robinson; husband of Irene Robinson, of Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 299.

ROBINSON (DFM)

Samuel

Squadron Leader 45617, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th February 1943. Aged 28. Son of Samuel and Edith Elizabeth Robinson, of Knottingley, Yorkshire; husband of Margaret Robinson, of Knottingley. Awarded the Distiguished Flying Medal (DFM) and Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 119.

ROWBOTTOM

Reginald

Able Seaman D/SSX 32493, HMS Jupiter, Royal Navy. Died 27th February 1942. Aged 19. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Rowbottom, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 66, Column 2.

SKELTON (DFM)

John

Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1697217, 186 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died 6th December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Skelton, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot X Row 26. Grave 39.

STONES

S

Lance Corporal

UNDERWOOD

Harry

Able Seaman C/JX 352142, H.M.M.T.B. 617, Royal Navy. Died 3rd November 1943. Aged 21. Son of John Edward and Frances Elizabeth Underwood, of Knottingley. Buried in KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY, West Yorkshire. Grave 5654.

WALLS

Bertram James

Flying Officer 159851, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd April 1945. Aged 24. Son of William James Walls and Barbara Walls, of Knottingley, Yorkshire. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, cambridgeshire. Grave 15761.

WILLOUGHBY

E

Private

WOOD

G

Sergeant

WOOD

J

Stoker

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