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SPOFFORTH VILLAGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Margaret Power 2005

Spofforth is a village between Harrogate & Wetherby. The memorial details are inscribed on a stone plaque at the entrance to Long Memorial Hall, Spofforth. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading.

SPOFFORTH MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY
1914 –1921

BENTLEY

Henry

[Memorial incorrectly states Herbert] Driver 786382 RFA died of wounds 9th April 1918 aged 31, husband of Ada Bentley, Park Terrace, Spofforth, son of Charles & Alice Bentley of Otley Road, Harrogate; buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. Born Spofforth, enlisted Harrogate

DENISON

Florence

Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) died 31st January 1917 of illness contracted through nursing wounded soldiers in London. Buried in All Saints’ Churchyard, Spofforth.

DOWNEY

Thomas

[Listed as DOWNE T on CWGC] Private 34926 South Staffs. Regiment died of wounds in Bombay 19th March 1918 aged 40, second son of Mr & Mrs T. Downey, Spofforth, husband of E.E. Downey, Clarke Street, Market Harborough; commemorated on Kirklee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. Born Spofforth, enlisted Richmond.

JENKINSON

Charles W.

Private 9421 2nd Battalion KOYLI died 28th October 1914, second son of Mr and Mrs J. Jenkinson of Spofforth; commemorated on Panel 31, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais. Born Wetherby, enlisted Bradford

KENDALL

John

No further information currently available

LINFOOT, MM

Fred Miller

Sergeant 7535 1st Battalion West Yorkshire (POW) killed in action 14th July 1918 aged 35; commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke. A reservist, he was called up at the outbreak of war, reaching France in September 1914. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1917 for conspicuous bravery. He leaves a wife and children. Born Spofforth, enlisted Harrogate.

LONGSTAFF

Thomas H.

Private 222876 52nd Young Soldiers Garrison Battalion, KOYLI died 6th November 1918 age 18, buried Spofforth All Saints Churchyard. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Longstaff of Beech Hill Terrace, Spofforth. Born Spofforth, enlisted York

MALLORIE

[J] William

Private 201358 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (POW) killed accidentally 10th December 1917, buried Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium, son of Mr and Mrs J.W. Mallorie, Spofforth. A rifle was accidentally discharged near the bed where Mallorie was asleep killing him instantly. Born Starbeck, Harrogate, enlisted Harrogate.

MORRISON

Arnold

2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) died 26th October 1917 aged 24; commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke.

MORRIS, MM

Edward

[Listed incorrectly as MORRISON on memorial] Private 14885 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal) killed in action 1st April 1918; commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Born Spofforth, enlisted Rouen.

PENNINGTON

Frank

Sergeant 265391 1st/7th Battalion West Yorkshire (POW) killed in action 16th April 1918 aged 32 years; commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of the late Mr and Mrs John Pennington of Spofforth. Born Spofforth, enlisted Leeds.

ROBERTS

George B R

Sapper 476886 458th Field Company, Royal Engineers died of wounds 10th October 1917 aged 20; buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. Only son of Mr William Roberts of Spofforth and grandson of the late Mr and Mrs Russell of Aketon. He lived at Garforth.

SIMPSON

George

Lance Corporal 9019 1st Battalion West Yorkshire (POW) died of wounds 1st August 1917, buried with military honours in Churchyard of All Saints, Spofforth. Husband of Alice Simpson, 50 Butler Road, Harrogate and fourth and youngest son of Mr and Mrs Simpson, High Street, Spofforth. Born Aketon, enlisted Harrogate.

SIMPSON

Harry

Trooper 791 5th Australian Light Horse killed in action in Egypt 9th August 1916 aged 27 years; commemorated on Panel 58 of the Jerusalem Memorial. Only son of Mr and Mrs Johnson Simpson of Stockeld Park, Spofforth.

SQUIRES

George

No further information currently available

TENNANT

John H Anthony

Lieutenant 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers killed on military service in Ireland 23rd March 1921 aged 21; buried with full military honours in All Saints’ Churchyard, Spofforth. Only son of Mr and Mrs F.W. Tennant, Spofforth Grange, Spofforth.

WADKIN

Albert

Private 15759 9th Battalion West Yorkshire (POW) killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915 aged 22; commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey; son of Mr and Mrs Richard Wadkin of Beech Lane, Spofforth. Born Spofforth, enlisted York.

WADKIN

Arthur

Private 11883 9th Battalion West Yorkshire (POW) killed in action Gallipoli 9th August 1915 aged 20; commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey; son of Mr and Mrs Richard Wadkin of Beech Lane, Spofforth. Born Spofforth, enlisted Wetherby.

WILSON

Arthur

Private 77873 1st/7th Durham Light Infantry killed in action 25th March 1918; commemorated Panel 68-72 Pozieres Memorial, Somme France; son of Mr and Mrs Henry Wilson of Spofforth.

21 June 2005

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