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SKELTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1& 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2009

The memorial is to be found at the junction of Marske Lane and the High Street, in Marske Lane, Skelton. It takes the form of a stone pillar surmounted by a small cross on a cross plinth which is in turn mounted on an octagonal plinth. The World War 1 inscriptions are on the upper plinth and Worlde War 2 on the lower plinth. There are 71 names for World War 1 and 19 for World War 2. The names listed here are in the order that they are on the memorial.
Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

REMEMBER
THESE MEN OF
SKELTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

APPLETON R
Robert Appleton. Private 168. Northumbrian Division Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps, formerly 3101 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1915, aged 19 years. Son of John and Annie Appleton of 8 Manless Green Terrace, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 56.
ARCHER R
Robert Archer. Private 200897. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Boosbeck and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
ATKINSON J
John Anderson Atkinson. Private 1554. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st June 1916. Born Skelton and enlisted Skelton, resident Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). II.E.178.
BALDWIN H G
H G Baldwin on memorial.
Possibly Henry George Baldwin (although connection with Skelton unknown). Lance Corporal 20319. 23rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 12th November 1917. Born and enlisted Newcastle on Tyne, NBL. Commemorated Toutnai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension. IV.N.20.
or Herbert Baldwin. Corporal R/1474. 12th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 2nd February 1917. Born and enlisted Middlesbrough, resident Ferry Hill, DUR. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 9.
BANNISTER F
Frederick Bannister. Private 235003. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918, aged 22 years. Son of G F and E Bannister of Home Farm, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Soissons Memorial.
BELL J
John William Bell. Private 18372. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1916. Son of Skelton, Yorks. Born Lingdale, enlisted Richmond and resident Lingdale, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
BENNISON W
William Bennison. Corporal 235588. 2/5th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918, aged 21 years. Husband of Annie S Lucop (formerly Bennison) of 120 Crampton Street, Newington Butts, London. Enlisted Skelton and resident Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Mory Abbey Military Cemetery. V.A.6.
BLUNDY G
George William Blundy. Private 3326. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th February 1916. Enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Railway Dugouts Burial Ground. II.K.12.
BULMER J W
James William Bulmer. Private 27/828. 27th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Son of (the late) Joseph and Annie Bulmer of 6 East Parade, Skelton, Yorks. Born c1878 Guisborough, Yorks and enlisted Durham, DUR. Commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery. III.A.23.
CATRON G
George Catron. Private 242017. 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 16th May 1917. Son of Michael and Mary Ann Catron. Born c1892 Brotton, Yorks and enlisted Lincoln, LIN. Commemorated Crump Trench British Cemetery. Sp Mem. A.14.
COATES S
Possibly Samuel Coates. Private 28426. 12th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 25th August 1917, aged 31 years. Husband of Mary Ellen Coates of 6 Duncombe Street, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Born and enlisted Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. III.E.5.
COOK A
Arthur Cooke on records. Private 4093. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th November 1916, aged 32 years. Son of Alfred and Sarah Cooke of Skelton, Yorks. Brother of Robert Cooke. Enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
COOK E
Edward Cook. Private 26647. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1916. Born Utney Hall (?), enlisted Skelton and resident New Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery. V.G.6.
COOK H
Herbert Cook. Military Medal. Corporal 1828. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th January 1917. Born Guisborough and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. IV.G.10.
COOK R
Robert Cooke on records. Private 2945. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th September 1916, aged 30 years. Son of Alfred and Sarah Cooke of Skelton, Yorks. Brother of Arthur Cooke. Enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
COVELL E
Edward Covell. Private 15431. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 7th August 1915, aged 31 years. Son of George Covell of 19 Manless Green Terrace, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Redcar and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 55 to 58.
CRAVEN Y G
Unable to identify and no further information.
CRIPPS W
William James Cripps. Private 200840. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th April 1918, aged 21 years. Son of George and Bessie Cripps of 61 Boosbeck Road, Skelton, Yorks. Born Corsham (county unspecified) and enlisted Boosbeck, Yorks. Commemorated Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. V.A.37.
DAY J
Possibly John G Day, born Skelton, Yorks c1889, the son of William and Sarah A Day. Present Skelton 1901 but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
DAY W E
Walter Edward Day. Company Sergeant Major 30517. 78th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23rd May 1919, aged 42 years. Son of (the late) William and Sarah Ann Day of 2 Cromwell Road, York, Yorks. Born Skelton, , Yorks. Commemorated Kranji War Cemetery. 37.F.5.
DOWEY A H
Herbert Arthur Dowey on records. Private 200770. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Son of Robert and Sarah E Dowey. Born c1898 Skelton and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
DOWEY W
William Dowey. Private 200841. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Joseph and Mary Lena Dowey of 13 Prospect Place, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Boosbeck and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
DRURY D
Daniel Drury. Private 28888. 18th Hussars. Died of wounds 24th April 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Mrs Catherine Louisa Drury of 8 Harker Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. P.VII.A.5B.
DUNN F
Frank Dunn. Private 2423. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born Skelton and enlisted Harrogate, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2A, 2C and 2D.
ELSWORTH W
William Elsworth. Private 201878. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st November 1917, aged 38 years. Son of G Elsworth of 32 Green Road, Skelton, Yorks. Born Wakefield, enlisted Northallerton and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Dozinghem Military Cemetery. XII.D.17.
FORSTER J W
Joseph William Forster. Private 15653. 5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 8th September 1916, aged 33 years. Son of Ralph and Ellen Forster of Park Street, Skelton, Yorks. Husband of Esther Forster of 5 Forbes Street, Stockport, CHS. Born Skelton, Yorks and enlisted Stockport, CHS. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3C and 4A.
FORSTER W A
Wilfred Arthur Forster. Lance Corporal 14537. 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 23rd November 1915, aged 24 years. Son of Ralph W and Sarah E Forster. Husband of Edith Adelaide Forster of 49 Harker Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Saltburn, Yorks, enlisted Bishop Auckland, DUR resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. VIII.C.59.
FREEMAN W
Wright Freeman. Lance Corporal 8234. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli 10th August 1915, aged 42 years. Husband of Elizabeth Freeman. Born Cottingham, enlisted Richmond and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 55 to 58.
GARBUTT R E
Robert Ernest Garbutt. Private 21544. 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th June 1916, aged 27 years. Husband of Sarah Garbutt of 9 Vaughan Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Lingdale, enlisted Scarborough and resident Broughton, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
GLOVER F
Unable to identify and no further information.
GOODALL F R
Frederick Richard Goodall. Rifleman C/12031. 12th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 23rd August 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Dick and Elizabeth Goodall of Mirfield, Yorks. Born Mirfield and enlisted Richmond, Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXII.Q.9A.
HARDING J
James Harding. Private 27089. 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Skelton, enlisted Richmond and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 8.
HARDING W
William Harding. Rifleman R/39505. 12th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Skelton, enlisted Saltburn and resident Haverton Hall, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.
HARDWICK J
John William Hardwick. Private 3099. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th September 1916, aged 33 years. Son of George and Jane Hardwick of 4 Thomas Street, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Skelton and resident New Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. III.B.23.
HARRIS J W
Possibly William Harris, Private 3833. 3/4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died home 14th July 1916. Enlisted Saltburn and resident Lingdale, Yorks. Commemorated Skelton and Brotton (Skelton) Cemetery. H.H.Uncons.49.
HUSBAND H
Robert Henry Husband. Private 28415. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 31080 Cavalry Reserve. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Born Skelton and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5.
JACKSON H
Herbert Jackson. Lance Corporal 2640. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th September 1916, aged 21 years. Son of John Jackson of 20 Park Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
JOHNSTONE T
Unable to identify and no further information.
LECKONBY J R
John Robert Leckenby on records. Private 33400. 4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 45596 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Born and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 125 to 128.
LINES W P
William P Lines. Private 248005. 5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th August 1917, aged 32 years. Son of William and Annie Lines of 41 Park Street, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted South Bank (county unspecified). Commemorated Wancourt British Cemetery. I.A.34.
LONGSTAFF J
Possibly John W Longstaff, born c1890 Norton, DUR (as 1901 census) the son of William and Sarah Longstaff, present 1901 Skelton, Yorks. Appears to be John William Longstaff. Private 20162. 12th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died if wounds 9th August 1916. Born Middlesbrough (as SDGW) and enlisted Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Lillers Communal Cemetery. V.C.24.
LONSDALE A
Possibly Arthur Lonsdale. Private203729. 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 25th October 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Richard Lonsdale of 62 The Green, Norton on Tees, DUR. Enlisted Stockton on Tees and resident Norton on Tees, DUR. Commemorated Dozinghem Military Cemetery. IX.D.10.
MILLS W
Unable to identify and no further information.
MOHUN A H
Alvin Harker Mohun. Private 13227. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 11926 Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 2nd July 1916. Son of George and Isabel Harker Mohun of 9 Boosbeck Road, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Middlesbrough, Yorks. Commemorated Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. V.W.1.
PAWSEY B
Possibly Edward Bertie Pawsay. Private 11278. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th September 1918, aged 25 years. Son of William and Emma Pawsey of Archway House, West Gilling, Yorks. Born West Gilling and enlisted Richmond, Yorks. Commemorated Duisans British Cemetery. VII.A.89.
PAWSEY W G
William George Pawsey. Private 66706. 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 11th April 1918, aged 18 years. Son of (the late) Thomas and Ann E Pawsey of 2 West Terrace, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton and enlisted Saltburn, Yorks. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 2.
PULFORD G
George Robert Pulford. Private 31318. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 24511 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Robert and Jane A Pulford of 23 Park Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Suffolk (place unspecified) and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5.
RISING A
Arthur Henry Rising. Private 4454. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th June 1916, aged 22 years. Son of William George and Alice Marie Rising of 14 Manless Green Terrace, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Guisborough and resident Saltburn, Yorks. Commemorated Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). II.E.225.
ROOKS A
Alexander Horatio Rooks. Lance Corporal 10705. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1916, aged 23 years. Son of William and Mary Ann Rooks of 8 Thomas Street, New Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Middlesbrough and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Lonsdale Cemetery. Sp Mem A.2.
ROOKS J
James Rooks. Private 25468. 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 25th April 1919, aged 29 years. Son of William and Mary Ann Rooks of 8 Thomas Street, New Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Skelton and Brotton (Brotton) Cemetery. Grave D.28.A.
SCUFFHAM B
Bernard Samuel Scuffham. Corporal 34775. 10th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 5311 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Samuel and Eliza Scuffham of 49 Harker Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton and enlisted Saltburn, Yorks. Commemorated Henin Communal Cemetery Extension. II.B.3.
SCUFFHAM J
Joseph Wright Scuffham. Private 5310. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916, aged 20 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Scuffham of 50 Harker Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. L.36.
SCUFFHAM R E
Possibly Robert Edward Scuffham born c1884 Marske, Yorks, the son of Samuel and Eliza Scuffham and brother of Bernard Samuel Scuffham. Present Skelton 1901 but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
SEAMAN G
George Seaman. Private 220435. 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 3569 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action12th April 1918. Born Storwood, enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 4.
SELLERS T
Thomas Herbert Sellars on records. Private 11025. 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th February 1917, aged 25 years. Born Pickering, enlisted Richmond and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery. IV.B.12.
TATE A
Albert Tate. Private 22/1035. 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th July 1916, aged 29 years. Son of (the late) Alonza and Margaret Tate of 1 Green Road, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Ferry Hill and resident East Howle, Ferry Hill, DUR. Commemorated Cambrai Churchyard Extension. P.10..
TAYLOR D
Daniel Taylor. Private 3803. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th September 1916, aged 39 years. Husband of Elizabeth Taylor of 6 Prospect Place, Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Saltburn and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
TAYLOR H L
Henry Paul Laing Taylor. Private 3183. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st October 1916. Enlisted Boosbeck and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. IV.B.39.
THORNTON C
Charles Thornton. Private 18/1306. 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of John William and Sarah Elizabeth Thornton of 17 Yeoman Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Cleveland, Yorks, enlisted West Hartlepool, DUR and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No:1. I.E.36.
THORPE A
Aaron Thorpe. Private 200301. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 1st September 1918, aged 23 years. Son of Henry and J A Thorpe of 32 Park Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Newcastle on Tyne, NBL and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Berlin South-Western Cemetery. XII.B.7.
VIDEAN S
Stanley Videan. Sergeant C/12682. 21st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20th June 1916, aged 24 years. Son of Martin John and S A Videan of 78 High Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Saltburn and resident Cleveland, Yorks. Commemorated Berks Cemetery Extension. I.A.8.
VINTER G
George Vinter. Private 27904. 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th November 1917, aged 19 years. Son of George and Mary Vinter of 59 Red Lion Street, Redcar, Yorks. Born Cleveland and enlisted Saltburn, Yorks. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 2.
WALKER P
Parker Walker. Private 38178. 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917, aged 31 years. Son of John and Eliza Walker of 3 East Terrace, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton, enlisted Brotton and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Railway Dugouts Burial Ground. VII.F.21.
WATSON W
William Watson. Private 201062. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15th September 1916, aged 27 years. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Watson of 38 Back Lane, Skelton, Yorks. Born Middlesbrough, enlisted Northallerton and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 3A and 3D.
WEBSTER G
Appears to be George W Webster, born c1882 Lingdale, Yorks the son of William and Mary Webster. Present 1901 Skelton but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.
WILLOW H
Horace Willow. Private 2722. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Enlisted Northallerton and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. VII.H.30.
WINFIELD A E
Albert Edward Winfield. Private 53650. 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1918, aged 19 years. Son of William and (the late) Hannah Winfield of 18 Boosbeck Road, Skelton, Yorks. Born Skelton and enlisted Richmond, Yorks. Commemorated Gauche Wood Cemetery. 22.
WOOD T
Thomas Wood. Private 386. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1915. Born and enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 33.
HART J
John Robert Hart. Private 34856. 9thBattalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 3125 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Brother of Mrs H Parker of 76 Charlton, Boosbeck, Yorks. Enlisted Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1C and 12A.
RUDD J W
John William Rudd. Private 17720. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1916, aged 26 years. Son of John William and (the late) Emma Rudd of 23 Harker Street, Skelton, Yorks. Born Hull, enlisted Thirsk and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
RUDD H
Harry Rudd. Private 204041. 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds home 21st November 1918, aged 24 years. Son of John William and (the late) Emma Rudd of Skelton, Yorks. Enlisted Richmond and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Skelton and Brotton (Skelton) Cemetery. H.G.Uncons.49.
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AUSTIN W T
Walter Thomas Austin. Private 4399588. 2/4th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 12th September 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Alfred Laurence and Myra Ann Austin of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. VI.E.1.
BRECKON G W
George William Breckon. Trooper 327105. Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24th October 1942, aged 21 years. Son of George William and Annie Breckon of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated El Alamein War Cemetery. XI.A.27.
BROWN S C
Sydney Colin Brown. Lance Corporal 4386274. 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died between 29th May and 2nd June 1940. Son of Thomas and Carrie Brown. Husband of Nancy Brown of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Dunkirk Memorial. Column 49.
DANBY W C
William Calvert Danby. Sergeant 53786. 5th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 31st May 1940, aged 36 years. Commemorated Adinkerke Military Cemetery. Sp Mem. FF.5.
DAVISON E L
Ernest Leslie Davison. Sapper 1882991. 296 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 14th November 1942, aged 23 years. Son of Mr and Mrs L Davison of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 47.
FLOWER W M
William M Flower. Corporal 1871533. 42 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 27th August 1940, aged 27 years. Son of William Edward and Margaret Elizabeth Flower of High Green, Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated El Alamein War Cemetery. XXX.J.25.
HARRISON F
Unable to identify and no further information.
HESELTINE F
Frederick Olman Heseltine. Sergeant T/1067337. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10th March 1945. Husband of Margaret Heseltine of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery. 2.A.6.
HOLT L
Laura Holt. Private W/147112. Auxiliary Territorial Service attached 547 (M) Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 29th May 1944, aged 23 years. Daughter of Thomas and Lavinia Holt of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Skelton and Brotton (Skelton) Cemetery. Plot R. Row 1. Grave 12.
KNAGGS K
Kenneth Knaggs. Sergeant (Pilot) 1149159, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26 O.T.U. Died 30th August 1943, aged 22 years. Son of George William and Alice Knaggs of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Plot 4. Row AA. Grave 12.
LIGHTWING A
James Alan Lightwing. Ordinary Seaman C/JX374404, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Dasher’. Died 27th March 1943, aged 21 years. Son of John Robert and Ada May Lightwing of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 70.2.
PARKER R
Unable to identify and no further information.
PEEL G
Gordon Peel. Signalman 231562. 22nd Armoured Brigade Signals, Royal Signals. Died 14th July 1942, aged 22 years. Son of Gordon and Lillian Peel of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 52.
PRESTON C
Unable to identify and no further information.
RAYNOR P
Percy Rayner on records. Sergeant 4386349. 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 31st May 1940, aged 29 years. Son of Robert and Phoebe E Rayner. Husband of Elsie May Rayner of Chelsea, LND. Commemorated Skelton and Brotton (Skelton) Cemetery. Plot W. Row A. Grave 1.
SHAW R
Robert Shaw. Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant Major) 4386726. 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died between 21st and 24th May 1940, aged 28 years. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Shaw. Husband of Ethel Shaw of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Athies Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 11.
SHOBBROOK J W
Joseph William Shobbrook. Corporal 4384071. 16 L of C Signals, Royal Signals. Died 4th February 1944, aged 37 years. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Shobbrook of Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Anzio War Cemetery. IV.G.5.
SMITH H
Unable to identify and no further information.
WALKER J W
John William Walker. Private 4387164. 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 23rd May 1940, aged 26 years. Son of Edward Thomas and Florence Walker. Husband of Mona Walker of Skelton Green, Yorks. Commemorated Dunkirk Memorial. Column 50.

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