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NORTH DUFFIELD METHODIST CHAPEL WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards & Michael Booker 2004
additional information Janet Graves

The memorial tablet is set into the wall of the Methodist Chapel.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Booker 2004

1914 - 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE GALLANT MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR.

ATKINSON

George Sydney

Private 117115, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment). Died 9th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born 22nd January 1894 in Yorkshire. Farmer by trade. Passed fit 12th January 1915 and enlisted 15th January 1915, aged 21, at Red Deer, Canada. Height 5 feet 11½ inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion medium dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religion Wesleyan. Son of William P. and E. A. Atkinson, of North Duffield, Selby, Yorks. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 287 - 42.

ATKINSON

Arthur

Private 39062, 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action, 15th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Skipwith, enlisted Goole. Son of David and Jane Atkinson, of North Duffield, Selby. Formerly 82693 Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in GRANEZZA BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 7.

DEVENISH

Thomas Henry

Private 41981, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 12th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born North Duffield, enlisted Escrick, resident York. Buried in FULFORD CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Row J. Grave 4.

FARMEREY

George Edward

Private, 53467, 2nd/6th Battalion, King's (Liverpool). Killed in action, 18th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 41. Born North Duffield, enlisted Selby, resident Selby. Son of John Farmerey, of North Duffield, Selby, Yorks. Formerly of the East Surrey Regiment. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 15.

SCOTT, MM

Edward Butler

Lance Corporal 14375, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 24th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Rochdale, enlisted Escrick. Husband of Hilda Scott, of Sand Lane Gates, Barlby, nr. Selby, Yorks. Adopted son of Edmund and Eliza Ward of Blackwood Farm North Duffield (Eliza was formerly a cook at Blackwood Hall in 1881 and married John Penrose of Blackwood (house) farm). Johns death she married Edmund Ward of Cawood. Edward came to the village about 1901, aged 8, and would have attended the old school until about aged 12 in 1905. He would have worked with the Wards until Edmund fell off his horse in 1914. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row G. Grave 22.

His death notice from the local paper:

BARLBY SOLDIER
POSTHUMUS HONOURS

Lc.-Corpl. Edward Scott, 12th West Yorkshire Regiment, of Berlby, who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, died in France on July 24th, 1916, from wounds received in action on July 22nd, and the Military M<edal was handed by Lieut.-General Sir John Maxwell, Commander-in-Chief, Northern Command, last week to his widow, Mrs. Scott, who was accompanied by her little daughter, Miss Eileen Scott. Mrs. Scott requested that the medal should be presented to her duaghter, whereupon the General pinned the decoration on the baby's breast, afterwards shaking hands with Mrs. Scott and congratulating her onthe honour her late husband had so worthily won. Lc.-Corp. Scott was the adopted son of the late Mr. Edmund Ward, late of Blackwood Farm, South Duffield, and of Mrs. Ward, 1, Stone Lea, Green Lane, Selby, and enlisted on Sept. 8th, 1914, in the New Army.

TOWNSLEY

George

Corporal, 34452, 1st/8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action, 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born North Duffield, Enlisted Selby, Enlisted Selby. Son of Mary Jane and the late William Townsley, of The Hale Farm, North Duffield, Selby; husband of Mary Townsley, of 47, Buller St, Selby, Yorks. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47 and 162

TOWNSLEY

William

Gunner 59108 (69108 SDGW), 384th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18th March 1918 in Persian Gulf. Born North Duffield, enlisted Holborn, resident Tottenham. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVIII. Row G. Grave 5.

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