Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion


ROSSINGTON, BRITISH LEGION WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2 & Post 1945
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Memorial is sited in the grounds of St Michael's Church, Sheep Bridge Lane, Rossington and takes the form of a small crusader style granite cross standing on a square plinth on which the inscription is written; a further metal plaque sits in front of the memorial and contains the names of the fallen. There are 25 names for World War 1, 43 for World War 2 and 6 for further minor wars that followed.

Photograph Copyright © John Hendry 2006

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE FALLEN
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
A TRIBUTE FROM THE ROSSINGTON
BRITISH LEGION WOMEN'S SECTION 1944

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO PAID THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE FOR US AND THE COUNTRY. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE

1914-1918

BARRAS

S

No further information currently available

BEAMS

Albert [Edward]

Acting Bombardier 91848, 65th battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24th April 1915. Aged 31. Born Cirencester, Gloucestershire, enlisted Doncaster. Husband of Henrietta Beames, of 25, Edward St., Rossington, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

BALMFORTH

Arnold

Private 8513, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 21st December 1915. Aged 29. Born Rossington, enlisted Doncaster. Son of John Balmforth. Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 29.

CARR

C

No further information currently available

COLLINS

J

No further information currently available

COOKE

Arthur

Driver 90142, 95th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 5th July 1920. Aged 41. Husband of Alice Mary Cooke, of White House, Baventry Road, Old Rossington, Doncaster. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire.

HALLER

George

Private 8349, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1915. Born Melton Brand, Doncaster, enlisted Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 55.

HOLDER

B

No further information currently available

HOOLE

Harry

Private 21534, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 5th October 1915. Born Dranall, Yorkshire, enlisted Doncaster. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 4.

JOHNSON

E

No further information currently available

LAWTON

J

possibly James LAWTON, Private 2444, 1st/5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1915. Enlisted Doncaster, resident West Melton, Yorkshire. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 26.

LOWE

W

No further information currently available

MAWBY

W

possibly Walter MAWBEY, Private 20981, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 7th July 1915. Aged 26. Born Staveland, Westmoreland, enlsuted Doncaster. Son of Elizabeth Mawbey; husband of Lily Mawbey, of 96, Thistle St., Garnethill, Glasgow. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 45.

MULGREW

J

No further information currently available

OGDEN

George

Acting Company Sergeant Major 8546, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16th October 1915. Born Rossington, enlisted Grimsby, resident Maltby. Son of the late Samuel and Sarah Ogden. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 44 to 46.

PARROTT

Arthur

Private 235463, 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 20. Born Rossington, enlisted Doncaster. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Parrott, of Rossington Bridge, Rossington, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

PINKNEY

Thomas [William]

Guardsman 26296, 1st Battalion, Grneadier Guards. Killed in action 28th November 1917. Born Pickering, Yorkshire, enlisted Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.

PLEASANTS

W

No further information currently available

RUSH

G

No further information currently available

SMITH

R

possibly Robert SMITH, Private 21536, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed n action 10th September 1915. Born Bawtry, Yorkshire, enlisted Doncaster.

STONES

S

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

P

No further information currently available

VAUX

Roy

Private 26930, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Doncaster. Son of Thomas and Eleanor Vaux, of 22, Market Place, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

WILLIAMS

G

possibly Griffith WILLIAM, Private 16355, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 5th July 1916. Born Derby, enlisted Doncaster. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 15A.

WARRIER

E

No further information currently available

1939-1945

ASQUITH

Dennis

No further information currently available

ATTEWELL

Leonard William

No further information currently available

BALL

Irene

Private W/73331, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 7th October 1943. Aged 19. Daughter of William Arthur and Gladys Ball, of Rossington. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire. Row 18. Grave C.

BARROW

Bruce

No further information currently available

BENSON

Reginald

No further information currently available

BELL

Douglas

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1432116, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd January 1943. Aged 20. Son of John William and Maggie Bell, of Rossington. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire. Row 21. Grave C.

BELL

Joseph

No further information currently available

BERESFORD

Alfred

No further information currently available

BROWN

George

Gunner 1531444, 287 Battery, 128 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25th December 1947. Aged 31. Son of John and Jessie Brown, of Rossington. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire. Row 53. Grave E.

CALLER

Vernon

No further information currently available

CROSS

Walter

No further information currently available

CURRY

Arthur

No further information currently available

CURRY

Thomas

No further information currently available

DAKIN

John

No further information currently available

DAVISON

Joseph

No further information currently available

DOWLING

Gilbert

No further information currently available

DUTTON

Jack

No further information currently available

ESPIN

Brian

No further information currently available

EVANS

Harold

No further information currently available

FAIL

Frederick A

No further information currently available

HAIG

Stanley

No further information currently available

HENDERSON

Wright

Gunner 1779904, 221 Battery, 91 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th September 1944. Aged 33. Son of John and Elizabeth Henderson; husband of Annie Henderson, of New Rossington. Buried in ROSSINGTON CEMETERY, Rossington, Yorkshire. Section F. Grave 11.

HOPSON

Joseph

No further information currently available

JACKSON

Edward

No further information currently available

JAMESON

Sidney

No further information currently available

JONES

Sidney

No further information currently available

MARTIN

Leslie

No further information currently available

MORRIS

David

No further information currently available

MUGGLESTONE

Hilda

Aircraftwoman 2nd Class 461931, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 9th November 1943. Aged 25. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire. Row 21. Grave E.

PALMER

Robert

No further information currently available

POTTS

William Henry

No further information currently available

PUNT

Benjamin

Lance Corporal 14354902, Royal Army ordnance Corps. Died 7th June 1946. Aged 35. Son of George and Elizabeth Punt, of Rossington. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire. Row 38. Grave D.

RIGHTON

Arthur

No further information currently available

REYNOLDS

Jack

No further information currently available

SAVAGE

Norman

No further information currently available

SHAW

Wilfred

No further information currently available

SEYMOUR

Ernest

No further information currently available

SMITH

Walter

No further information currently available

SPENCER

Albert

No further information currently available

TALBOT

Ernest [Victor]

Private 4619195, Royal Pioneer Corps. Died 20th December 1946. Aged 29. Son of Mary Ann Talbot; nephew of Mrs. O. M. Blaylock, of Rossington. Buried in ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, ROSSINGTON, Yorkshire. Row 41. Grave F.

TURNER

Jack

No further information currently available

WATSON

Thomas William

No further information currently available

WRIGHT

Bernard

No further information currently available

POST 1945

CARTER

Leonard

No further information currently available

KING

Joseph Gordon

No further information currently available

NEILSON

Harold

No further information currently available

SLOAN

William

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

Ernest

possibly E TAYLOR, Warrant Officer II - Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 14443933, Royal Artillery Regiment (RA). Died during the Malayan Emergency 23rd September 1951. Buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Row 18. Grave 1029

YATES

Colin

Gunner 22997491, 188 R and SL Battery, Royal Regiment of Artillery. Killed 17th March 1956 when a landmine was detonated beneath the vehicle in which he was travelling at Yialousa. Aged 19. Resident Doncaster. Buried in Wayne's Keep Military Cemetery, Nicosia. Plot 20 Row A Grave 1.

Last updated 8 March, 2007

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore