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RASKELF WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Raskelf war memorial stands in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin Church, Raskelf. It takes the form of a square concrete base surmounted by a square, red, granite base, a plinth and a wheel cross with the inscription on the front face of the plinth and step with a carved design on each arm of the cross. There are eight names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2. There was a handwritten Roll of Honour a picture of which was put on postcards, it contained 38 names; the whereabouts of this Roll of Honour are unknown. Each set of names for a given conflict has been sorted into roder to aid reading and research.

 
Photograph to follow
IN MEMORIAM
TO THE EVER GLORIOUS
MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 19.
From an old postcard

1914-1919

APPLETON

Henry Hodgson

Acting Corporal 18483, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 25. Born Raskelf, enlisted Hull, resident Easing-Wold. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. A. A. Appleton, of Raskelf, Easingwold, Yorks. Employee of Messrs. Edwin Davis & Co., Market St., Hull. Formerly 25455, Hussars. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BROWN

Ambrose

Private, 119564, 62nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 27th March 1918. Born Raskelf (raskelt on SDGW), enlisted Ripon. Formerly 49410, West Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 9.

HALL

John

Private 26323, 8th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1917. Born and enlisted Easingwold. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

HODGSON

Maurice Robert

Private 4449, 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action between 3rd and 6th November 1916. Aged 26. Born Yorkshire. Son of John and Sarah Hodgson, of Estate Office, Raskelf, Easingwold, Yorks. Enlisted Blackboy Hill, Western Australia 23rd February 1916. Farm hand by trade. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 9¼ inches, weight 147 lbs, chest 36½ to 38½ inches, complexion medium, eyes brown, hair dark brown, relgiion Church of England. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 30.

See National Archives of Australia for full 35 documents.

HORNER

Frederick

Private 60448, 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Raskelf, enlisted Easingwold. Son of the late William and Matilda Horner, of Raskelf, Easingwold, Yorks. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 14.

OXTOBY

William J

Private 203104, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 6th November 1918. Aged 23. Born Buttercumb, Yorkshire, enlisted Hull. Son of Robert and Mary Oxtoby. Buried in the east part of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, RASKELF, Yorkshire.

SHEPHERD

William James

Corporal 300452, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 8th April 1918. Aged 25. Son of James and Mary Shepherd, of Village Farm, Raskelf. Buried in the east part of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, RASKELF, Yorkshire.

WADDINGTON

George Thomas

[Memorial states Private] Lance Corporal 241562, 1st/5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Enlisted Scarborough, resident Raskelf. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 20.

MAKE THEM BE NUMBERED WITH
THY SAINTS IN GLORY EVERLASTING
1939-1945

GORDON

James

Able Seaman P/SSX 29506, H.M.S. Penelope, Royal Navy. Died 18th February 1944. Aged 22. Son of Thomas Charles and Ethel Gordon, of Langtoft, Yorkshire; brother of John (below). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 82, Column 2.

GORDON

John Charles

Leading Seaman D/SSX 22680, H.M.S. Diamond, Royal Navy. Died 27th April 1941. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Charles and Ethel Gordon, of Raskelf, Yorkshire; brother of James (above). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 46, Column 1.

ROLL OF HONOUR
EUROPEAN WAR 1914
GOD SAVE OUR KING

AKERS

H

Yorkshire Hussars

APPLETON

H

East Yorkshire Regiment - see above

BEILBY

G

Royal Engineers

BLACKBURN

H

Army Service Corps

BURTON

A R

King Edward's Horse

CLAXTON

G

West Yorkshires

CLAXTON

R

Army Service Corps

DANIEL

T

Yorkshire Hussars

DARTS

R

Royal Engineers

DUNDAS

J

West Yorkshires

ELSWORTH

J C

West Yorkshires

FIXON

G H

Yorkshire Hussars

GILL

A

West Yorkshires

HAGUE

J

No further information currenty

HALL

W

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

HARBISHER

A

Northumberland Hussars

HODGSON

E

Royal Navy

HODGSON

G H

Life Guards

LEE

A

Yorkshire Regiment

LEE

C

Durham Light Infantry

LEONARD

F

Army Service Corps

OXTOBY

C P

West Yorkshires

OXTOBY

F

Royal Field Artillery

OXTOBY

W

Royal Field Artillery

SHEPHERD

H

Yorkshire Hussars

SHEPHERD

J F

Yorkshire Hussars

SHEPHERD

W J

Durham Light Infantry - see above

SMITH

H

Royal Garrison Artillery

SMITH

J

Royal Garrison Artillery

SPRUCE

E

Durham Light Infantry

THOMPSON

J W

No further information currenty

THOMPSON

W

West Yorkshires

WEBSTER

J

Royal Navy

WEBSTER

W

Royal Navy

Last updated 19 March, 2009

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