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POPPLETON WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and Copyright © Photographs & information Michael Booker;
Transcription and research Janet Graves 2004

The Memorial is sited on crossroads, surrounded by shrubs and flowers.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Booker 2004

ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS VILLAGE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18

1914-1918

AIR

William

Sapper 256739, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 12th March, 1917. Age 25. Born Rufforth, enlisted Poppleton. Son of George Webster Air and Harriet Mary Air; husband of Frances Mary Air, of 3, Ratcliffe St., Burtanstone Lane, York. Buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire, B2. 2046.

ARCHER

Willie

Gunner 123338, 141st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26th April, 1918. Age 22. Born Upper Poppleton, enlisted Poppleton. Husband of Sarah Ann Archer, of 3, Carrington Avenue, Poppleton Road, Yorkshire. Buried in the Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, France, II. F. 5.

DIBBS

John Walter

Private 235875, 9th battalion, West Yorkshire Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment. Died 9th May, 1919. Age 24. Son of Margaret and the late Fred Dibbs. Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Upper Poppleton, Yorkshire.

EVERATT

James

Private 49376, 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment. Killed in action 25th August, 1918. Born Henden, Shgeffiedl, enlisted Poppleton. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France, Panel 4.

HAWKES

George Herbert Cooper

Private 32194, 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion, Gloucetsershire Regiment. Died 25th September 1918. Born Poppleton, enlisted York. Aged 21. Son of George and Sarah Jane Hawkes, of 2, Oak Villas, Upper Poppleton, York. Formerly 186290, Royal Engineers. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row E. Grave 12.

Note: Grevillers was captured by the Germans in March 1918 and the recaptured on August 24th, 1918 and in September the 34th, 49th and 56th Casualty Clearing Stations came to the village and used the cemetery again.

HORTON

Reginald William

Sergeant 15/477, 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Price of Wales’s Own Regiment. Died 12th November, 1918. Buried in the Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany, XX. A. 2.

KING

Arthur

No further information currently

METCALFE

Ralph Dalton

Private 105731, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 2nd September, 1918. Buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Upper Poppleton, Yorkshire.

SWALES

Arthur

No further information currently

TAIT

William Hind

Private 16/1540, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Age 19. Son of William Hind Tait and J. A. Tait, of Station Road, Poppleton, Yorkshire. Buried in the Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, The Somme, France, V. A. 4.

Last updated 25 April, 2006

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