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SLEIGHTS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands at the junction of Coach Road and Iburndale Lane, Sleights, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The memorial takes the form of a pink granite cross surmounting A tapering granite column that stands on a square-set, granite, plinth with a two-stepped base. The inscription is to be found in black lettering on the plinth and base. There are 30 names listed for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled 18 March 1920.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

ERECTED
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN HEROES OF THIS PARISH
WHO FOUGHT AND FELL IN THE GREAT
WAR
1914-1919
AND THE
1939 – 1945 WAR

ALLAN A M
Alwyn Munton Allan. Military Cross. Captain. 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 21st April 1918, aged 26 years. Son of Henry and Emily Annie Allan of Woking, SRY and Hempsyke, Whitby, Yorks. Commissioned 14th August 1914. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XXVIII.J.5.
ANDERSON G E
Godfrey Edward Anderson. Lance Corporal S/6308. B Company, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Son of Samuel and Alice Anderson of Station House, Sleights, Yorks. Born 1897 Rushwork, Whitby and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 132 to 135 and 162A.
BELL E
Private on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
BINNS N H
Private on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
BRODERICK-ENGLISH J F
James Falconer Broderick-English. Lance Corporal 240234. Machine Gun Section, 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds 21st April 1917, aged 25 years. Only son of Arthur and Mary Broderick-English of Sleights, Yorks. Born Sleights, Yorks and enlisted London, MDX. Enlisted September 1914. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XIX.F.3.
BROOKSBANK H G
Hugh Godfrey Brooksbank. Second Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th December 1914, aged 21 years. Son of Sir Edward Clitherow Booksbank, 1st Bart, and Dame Katherine Grantham Brooksbank of Healaugh Manor, Tadcaster, Yorks. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. Commemorated Healaugh (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.
BROOKSBANK S
Stamp Brooksbank. Captain. 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1915, aged 28 years. Son of Sir Edward Clitherow Booksbank, 1st Bart, and Dame Katherine Grantham Brooksbank of Healaugh Manor, Tadcaster, Yorks. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 44 and 45.
ELWICK T
Tom Elwick. Private 10093. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1914. Born Ripon, enlisted Whitby and resident Little Beck, Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Perth Cemetery (China Wall). II.B.13.
GREEN H
Private on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
HENDERSON E G
Edwin Gordon Henderson. Corporal 755181. 251st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died India 26th September 1918, aged 33 years. Husband of Jane Ann Henderson of Sleights, Yorks. Born and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Niederzwehren Cemetery. IV.C.12.
HODGSON R
Robert Hodgson. Private 18209. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th August 1917, aged 32 years. Son of Benjamin West and Emma Hodgson of Ugglebarnby, Yorks. Born Whitby, Yorks and enlisted Stockton (which unspecified). Commemorated Mory Abbey Military Cemetery. IV.D.6.
JOHNSON E
Edwin Johnson. Private 18990. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd July 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Alfred and Mary Johnson. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Dive Copse British Cemetery. II.B.6.
KIRKALDY C H
Charles Henry Kirkaldy. Second Lieutenant. 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 10th March 1915. Brother of T J W Kirkaldy of Eskdaleside, Yorks. Commemorated Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard. III.D.3.
LEWIS E
Edward Lewis. Private 10209. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 8780 Royal Dragoons. Died of wounds 24th October 1915. Born Whitby, enlisted Driffield and resident Little Beck, Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery. IX.D.30.
LEWIS J
John Lewis. Private 12394. 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th November 1915. Born Goathland, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 33.
LINTON S
Stephen Linton. Private 235249. 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1917. Born Heeton Brigg (?), enlisted Saltburn and resident Smeaton, Yorks. Commemorated Sunken Road Cemetery. I.E.2.
LOWTHER J
John Lowther. Sapper 108712. 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1.
MEAD A G
Arthur George Mead. Private 51366. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918, aged 18 years. Son of William Mead of St Hilda’s Cottage, Sleights, Yorks. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 4.
MEAD F E
Francis Elliott Mead. Private 67597. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 4th April 1917, aged 30 years. Son of (the late) John and Mary Mead of Sleights, husband of Annie Mead of Beach Cottage, East Row, Sandsend, Yorks. Born Barnsley and enlisted Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
NOBLE J
Joseph Noble. Gunner 104119. 270th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25th September 1918, aged 34 years. Son of Mrs W Noble of Sleights, husband of Rose Ann Noble of White Cottage, Sleights, Yorks. Born Eskdaleside, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. II.B.4.
PHILLIPS F S
Frank Stewart Phillips. Second Lieutenant. 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial. Panel 5.
PHILLIPS G S
Guy Saggerson Phillips. Second Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Commemorated Adanac Military Cemetery. V.J.5.
SMITH F
Francis Smith. Gunner 84087. C Battery, 97th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds home 27th October 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas W and Dinah Smith of Bolton Cottages, Eskdaleside, Yorks. Born Sleights and enlisted Thornaby on Tees, Yorks. Commemorated Sleights (or Eskdale St John) Churchyard.
SMITH T
Private on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
STONEHOUSE H
Harry Stonehouse. Private 48124. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 4th November 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Thomas J and Priscilla Stonehouse of Avenue Cottage, Sleights, Yorks. Born Sleights, enlisted Richmond and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Niederzurehren Cemetery. IV.M.5.
THOMAS H
Private on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
THOMPSON H
Captain on memorial but unable to identify and no further information.
THOMPSON J R
John Robert Thompson. Private 75401. 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 15th February 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Robert and Jane Elizabeth Thompson of Eskdaleside, Yorks. Born Sleights, enlisted Richmond and resident Brompton, Yorks. Commemorated Roclincourt Military Cemetery. IV.A.19.
WELFORD M L
Matthew Lyth Welford. Private 73294. 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Ugglebarnby, Yorks, enlisted Stockton on Tees, DUR and resident Yarm, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 8.
WILKINSON T
Thomas Wilkinson. Sapper 187106. 80th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, aged 35 years. Son of George and Jane Wilkinson of Gowan Cottage, Sleights, husband of Beatrice Mabel Wilkinson of Holmeleigh, Sleights, Yorks. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 10 to 13.
YATES G
George Yates. Rifleman 589062. 17th Battalion, London Regiment posted to 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, formerly 4553 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th May 1918. Son of Anthony and Mary Ann Yates. Husband of Mary Hilda Yates of Rose Bud Place, Sleights, Yorks. Born Old Malton, enlisted Saltburn and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. LXVIII.B.10.
1939-1945
LYTH Robert Arthur
Private T/109701. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 12th June 1940, aged 22 years. Son of Arthur and Clara Helen Lyth of Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Manneville-Es-Plains Churchyard.
OSWALD Nigel Arthur
Military Cross. Major 76621. 2/5th Battalion, Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 11th September 1943, aged 28 years. Son of Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Allan Oswald, Distinguished Service Order, Royal Engineers and Florence Winifred Oswald of Hempsyke, Whitby, Yorks. Commemorated Salerno War Cemetery. II.F.6.
PINKNEY David Edridge
Captain 78421. Royal Artillery attached to 662 (Air Observation Post) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st September 1944, aged 25 years. Son of David Renny and Daisy Pinkney of Sunderland, DUR. Commemorated Warloy- Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot 2, Row G, Grave 1.
Known Sleights connection – NOT on memorial.
ALDERSON William
Private 7230. 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 5th November 1916, aged 22 years. Son of John and Hannah Mary Alderson of Eastfield Farm, Enter Common, Great Smeaton, Yorks. Born Fishburn, DUR, enlisted Grosmont and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Warlencourt British Cemetery. I.D.29.
DALE Arthur
Private 28455. 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
MUMBY William Herbert
Trooper 2228. Household Battalion. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 34 years. Son of John and Mary Mumby of Beach Villa, Whitby, Yorks. Born Hinderwell, enlisted and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 3.
TINDALL Ernest
Private 203859. 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1917. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby, Yorks and resident Sealholm (Seaham?). Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
TROWSDALE William George
Private 39593. 4th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died home 26th April 1917. Born Sleights, enlisted Whitby and resident Sleights, Yorks. Commemorated Seaham Cemetery. 4.C.2492.

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