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SKIPWITH WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Photographed Michael Booker;
Transcribed & Researched Janet Graves 2004

The memorial stands in the churchyard of the local Church. Seven of the names are also recorded on the Methodist Chapel Memorial, North Duffield. (marked with *).
Photographs Copyright © Michael Booker 2004

TO THE
HONOURED
MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM
THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

1914-1918

ATKINSON *

Arthur

Private 39062, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly 82693, R. T. Battalion. Born Skipwith and enlisted Goole, Yorkshire. Killed in action 15th June, 1918 in France and Flanders. Age 19. Son of David and Jane Atkinson, of North Duffield, Selby, Yorkshire. Buried in the Granezza British Cemetery, Vincenza, Italy, Plot 1. Row B. Grave 7.

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.

BELL

John

No further information currently

DEVENISH *

Thomas Henry

Private 41981, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born in North Duffield, and enlisted in Escrick, Yorkshire. A resident of York. Died on the 12th August, 1918 and is buried in the Cemetery at Fulford, Yorkshire, J4.

FARMEREY *

George Edward

Private 53467, 2nd/6th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment. Formerly of the East Surreys. Born in North Duffield and enlisted in Selby, Yorkshire. A resident of Selby. Killed in action 18th December, 1917 in France and Flanders. Age 41. Son of John Farmerey, of North Duffield, Selby, Yorkshire. Buried in the Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium, IX. C. 15.

REASTON

William

Private 201769, 2nd/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May, 1917. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 4.

SCOTT M.M. *

Edward Butler

Lance Corporal 14375, 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment. Born in Rochdale and enlisted in Escrick, Yorkshire. Awarded the Military Medal. Died of wounds on 24th July, 1916 in France and Flanders. Age 22. Husband of Hilda Scott, of Sand Lane Gates, Barlby, nr. Selby, Yorkshire. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, The Somme, France, Plot 1. Row G. Grave 22.     

SHIPMAN

Laurence

Private 25709, 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire, Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment. Died 1st July, 1916. Buried in the Fricourt New Military Cemetery, The Somme, France, B. 2.

Note: 159 of the graves in this cemetery belong to the 10th West Yorkshire Regiment.

SWALES

Frederick A

Possibly Private 45837. 2nd/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Possibly died of wounds, 21st July, 1918. Buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, XVI. AA. 15.

Note: This cemetery contains the graves of men who died in hospital in Boulogne and Wimereux (the cemeteries there being full) the first being buried on 16th June 1918 and the last in July 1920.

TOWNSLEY *

George

Corporal 34452, 1st/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment. Born in North Duffield and enlisted in Selby, Yorkshire. A resident of Selby. Killed in action 9th October, 1917, in France and Flanders. Age 26. Son of Mary Jane and the late William Townsley, of The Hale Farm, North Duffield, Selby and husband of Mary Townsley, of 47, Buller Street, Selby, Yorkshire. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Near Ypres, Belgium, Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

TOWNSLEY *

William

Gunner 59108, 384th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born in North Duffield, Yorkshire, and enlisted in Holborn, London. A resident of Tottenham, London. Died 18th March, 1918. Buried in the Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq, XVIII. G. 5.

“I am the Resurrection and the Life”.

1939-1945

GREEN

George

No further information currently

NEWSOME

George William

Private 7363176, 168 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died between 23rd Apil 1941 and 29th April 1941. Aged 22. Son of Ernest Henry and Minnie Newsome, of North Duffield, Yorkshire. Buried in PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, . Plot 4. Row D. Grave 18.

WATSON

Raymond C

No further information currently

BURTON

Charles W

No further information currently

16 October 2004

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