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THIRSK ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Photographed John of Bluebell Books;
Transcribed & Researched Martin Edwards 2005

This information is taken from the original order of service for the dedication and unveiling ceremony. This took place on 28th May 1921 at 2.45pm. The service consited of the dedication of a chiming clock and the uneviling of the memorial tablets to the memory of Captain F E Ferguson, M.C. and to the memory of the men who fell in the Great War. The tbalet to the memory of Captain Ferguson was unveiled by Major R. L. Bower, C.M.G., C.B.E. and the tablet to the men of Thirsk by Brigadier-General H. L. Alexander, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. The dedication of the Memorial Clock and Tablets was by Canon F. L. Perkins.

The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order rather than in the manner that they were listed in the order of service; this is for ease of reaing.

1914-1918

APPLETON

William J

Private 18618, 10th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorksire Regiment). Killed in action 12th January 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Copt, Hewick, enlisted Thirsk, resident Sand Hutton, Thirsk. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 106.

ATKINSON

Thomas Frederick

[Frederick Thomas on SDGW and CWGC] Private 39151, 2nd Battalion King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 13th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Thirsk, enlisted Richmond. Formerly 82205, Training Battalion. Son of John Robert and M. E. Atkinson, of Ivy Cottage, Royal Hotel Yard, Thirsk, Yorks. Native of Thirsk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row A. Grave 16.

BARKER

John William

either John William BARKER, Private 17972, 10th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Born South Kilvington, enlisted Thirsk. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row F. Grave 17. or John William BARKER, Rifleman C/12945, "C" Company, 21st Battalion, King's Rotal Rifle Corps. Died in United Kingdom 24th March 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Thirsk, enlisted Chelesea, Middlesex. Son of George and Hannah Maria Barker, of Low Thirkleby. Buried in north-east part of ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, THIRKLEBY, Yorkshire.

BEADLE

Herbert

Sergeant 200363, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of Mr. R. Beadle, of Kirkgate, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, FRance. Plot I. Row M. Grave 18.

BELL

H

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - Too many possibilities to recognise at present - No further information currently available

BELL

J

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - Too many possibilities to recognise at present - No further information currently available

BOYNTON

William Henry

Private 201229, 1st/5th [CWGC] or 4th [SDGW] Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 9th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Thirsk. Son of Wilson Boynton and Jane Boynton, of Wains Yard, Market Place, Thirsk. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 2.

BRAMLEY

William

Rifleman S/3446, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born and enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, resident Thirsk. Brother of Mrs. E. Chapman, of 24, Cowper St., Tilery Rd., Stockton-on-Tees. Buried in AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 1.

BROWN

George Richard

[Listed for memorial as Yorkshire Regiment] Sergeant 200963, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Enlisted Ripon, resident Norby, Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

CLARKSON

Herbert

Private I/47203, 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died in United KIngdom 22nd July 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of John Clarkson, of St. James Green, Thirsk. Formerly C/12574, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in THIRSK CEMETERY, THIRSK, Yorkshire. Grave U. FF. 14.

COOPER

John

Private 3850, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

CROSSLEY

Leonard

Rifleman C/12391, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wheldrake, Yorkshire, enlisted Thirsk. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.

CROSSLEY

William

Rifleman C/12390, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wheldrake, Yorkshire, enlisted Thirsk. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.

DALE

G

West Yorkshire Regiment - No further information currently available

DAVISON

Joseph

[Listed on memorial details as Life Guards] Private 6691, 5th Lancers (Royal Irish). Killed in action 29th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born and resident Thirsk, enlised Richmond. Son of Mark Davison, of Ingramgate, Thirsk; husband of Mary Ellen Davison, of Piper Lane, Thirsk, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

DINSDALE

Percy

[Spelt Perey not Percy on SDGW] Acting Corporal 02215, 43rd Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 21st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Thirsk, enlisted Hartlepool, Durham. Son of George and Sarah Mary Dinsdale, of 11, Cleveland St., Holgate Rd., York. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 644.

DIXON

A

Mercantile Marine - No further information currently available

DIXON

Robert Eric

Private 205633, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Thirsk, enlisted Lincoln. Son of Amos and Emily Dixon, of 3, Sowerby Terrace, Thirsk, Yorks. Formerly 3365, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 14.

DODSWORTH

Henry

Private 1321, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of Edith Alice Dodsworth, of 21, Railway Terrace, Sowerby, Thirsk, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

DOWSON

John

Private 27169, 7th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of Elizabeth Dowson, of 31, James Green, Thirsk, and the late Septimus Dowson. Buried in ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY, ACHICOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 6.

EDEN

Robert Albert

Sergeant 426633, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 21st April 1918. Aged 39. Born Thirsk 30th June 1878. Husband of Harriett Eden, of Kirkgate, Thirsk, Yorks; father of 2 children. Shoemaker by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 23rd March 1915 at Mosse Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 36 years 9 months, height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair yellow; relgion Church of England. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2821 - 56

FERGUSON, MC

Fritz Eberhard

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides Infantry (F.F.) (Lumsden's). Died 7th October 1919. Aged 25. Son of Dr. Alfred Cornwall Ferguson, M.D., and Elizabeth Ferguson, of "Midmar," 55, Overcliff Drive, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hants. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 2.

Capt. Fritz Eberhard Ferguson, West Yorkshire Regiment, Special Reserve. [LG 1st February 1918 pg 5] awarded the Military Cross The Times 25th March 1918, pg 11, issue 41746, col B. "Capt. Fritz Ferguson West Yorkshire Regiment".

GARNISS

John Stockdale

Sergeant 1237, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). Killed in action 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Arlington, enlisted York, resident Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

GARTHWAITE

Samuel Freeman

Private 36920, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

GEE

Harry

Private 17718, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Born Ham Common, SUrrey, enlisted Thirsk, resident Norby. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44 and 45.

GILL

Thomas [William]

Private 2720, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2nd May 1915. Born Thirsk, enlisted Northallerton, resident Skelton-in-Cleveland. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

GRAINGER

Tom

Lance Corporal 10308, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 15th October 1914. Age 36. Born Thirsk, enlisted Burton-on-Trent, resident Sowerby. Formerly 18772, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Special memorial J. 48 commemorates grave near to that spot.

HAGLEY

William [Henry]

Private 25323, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st May 1916. Aged 22. Born Grangetown, Yorkshire, enlisted Stockton-on-Tees. Son of Edward and Ruth Hagley, of Thirsk; husband of Elizabeth Hagley, of St. James Green, Thirsk. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 1.

HARDY

J

West Yorkshire Regiment - two pissibilities - No further information currently available

HARRISON

John William

Private 49636, 2/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 19th April 1918. Born Tockwith, enlisted Tadcaster, resident Thirsk. No known grave. Commemoratd on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 36 and 27.

HORNBY

Robert

Acting Lance Corporal 145391, 91st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 28th July 1918. Born Sowerby, enlisted Thirsk. Buried in BUZANCY MILITARY CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.

HORNER

Harold John

Gunner 111672, "A" Battery, 98th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Salonika 20th Decembr 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Horner, of St. James Green, Thirsk, Yorks Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot/Row/Secton A. Grave 138.

HUDSON

Fritz

Private 241655, 1st/5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2nd March 1917. Enlisted Thirsk. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 2.

HUDSON

Gordon

Gunner 75414, "B" Battery, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30th July 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted and resident Manchester. Son of George Thomas and Caroline Hudson, of St. James Green, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.

HUTCHINSON

Richard Butterwick

Private 238215, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died 20th May 1918. Aged 31. Enlisted and resident Thirsk. Husband of Isabel Hutchinson, of Long St., Thirsk, Yorks. Formerly 5293, 10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 36.

HUTCHINSON

Thomas William

Bombardier 62619, 77th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 30th May 1918. Born Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire, enlisted Northallerton. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 10.

I'ANSON

Henry

Private 1729, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2nd May 1915. Born and enlisted Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

JOHNSON

Frederick

Private 3888, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th September 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Thirsk. Son of Thomas and Ada Johnson, of 8, Long St., Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 13.

JOHNSON

William

Private 201233, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 29th October 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Thirsk. Son of Thomas and Ada Johnson, of Long St., Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.

JOLLY

James Henry

Private 242725, 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 28th October 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Thirsk, enlisted Richmond. Son of Margaret Jolly, of Kirkgate, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 12.

KETTLEWELL

Lawrence

Private 26191, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 20th September 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Yoker, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, enlisted Stirling. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kettlewell; husband of Mabel Kettlewell, of 911, Yoker Rd., Yoker, Glasgow. Native of Thirsk. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIX. Row A. Grave 20.

LOCKWOOD

David

Driver 34881, 155th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

LOCKWOOD

George

Private 13476, 23rd Battalion, Labour Corps. Died 7th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 39. Born Thirsk, enlisted Richmond. Husband of Mrs. Lockwood, of Rooker Hill, Pelmoor, York. Formerly 30389, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 8.

MAGUIRE

John Reginald

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 12th Battalion, prince of Wales's own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Sarah Louise Cowan Maguire, of 25, Le Marchant Mansions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the late James W. Maguire. An Undergraduate of the University of Toronto (O.T.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

MARRIOTT

T

Shropshire Light Infantry - probably Thomas mARRIOTT, Private 28297, 1st/4th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 7th June 1918. Born Gatesheadm C. Durham, enlisted Wallasey, resident Seacombe, Cheshire. Formerly 5344, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. No known grvae, Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

MAXWELL

William Horner

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) C/12159, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Born Stockton-on-Tees, enlisted York, resident Thirsk. Son of Mrs. Eleanor Maxwell, of 2, Castle Terrace, Thirsk, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

NEESAM

Francis Herbert

[Listed as NEESOM on SDGW] Private S/41829, Gordon Highlanders posted to 1st/14th Battalion (London Scottish). London Regiment. Died of wounds 31st August 1918. Aged 19. Born Thirsk, enlisted Richmond. Son of James W. Neesam, of St. James' Green, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 18.

PALLISER

Thomas

Sapper 103404, 152nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 29th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Thirsk. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

PEACOCK

John William

Private 36095, 2nd Battalion, Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th October 1916. Born Ainderby, Yorkshire, enlisted Pickhill, Thirsk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.

POLLARD

George

Private 204047, 10th Battalion, Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Born Bagby. enlisted Thirsk. Buried in BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, POLYGON WOOD, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIV. Row A. Grave 14.

RAPER

Horace Wilfred

Private 203332, 5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 20th July 1918. Enlisted Harrogate. Formerly 3486, Quuen's Own Yorkshire Drasgoons. Buried in BOUILLY CROSS ROADS MILITARY CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.

RAPER

Thomas Edward

[Listed as T W RAPER on memorial details] Private 18126, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardenelles 3rd January 1916. Born Thirsk, enlisted and resident Ripon. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot II. Row F. Grave 17.

REED

Harry Hylton

Sergeant 35265, 185th Compaay, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 15th February 1917. Aged 27. Born Thornaby, enlisted Thirsk. Formerly 24278, Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Reed, of 91, Gilmour St., Thornaby-on-Tees; husband of Laura Lewis (formerly Reed), of 16, Winston St., Stockton-on-Tees. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAl, Iraq. Panel 41.

RUTHERFORD

Charles 'Charlie'

Rifleman C/12576, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps . Killed in action 19th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of Charles Walshaw Rutherford and Sarah Elizabeth Rutherford, of Bromfield House, Barbeck, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 10.

RUTHERFORD

Julian

Private 435056, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 10th November 1917. Aged 23. Born at Thirsk 7th December 1894. Son of Thomas and Eleanor Rutherford, of Kirkgate, Thirsk, Yorks. Tailor by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit at Calgary, Alberta, Canada 25th February 1915, aged 21 years, height 5 feet 6 inches. complexion light, eyes blue, hair light; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8568 - 8

STEPHENSON

William

Lance Sergeant 51190, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th July 1918. Born Thirsk, enlisted Richmond. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 29.

TOWNSHEND

Francis Charlies

[Listed as TOWNSEND, Frank on Canandian Archives] Sergeant 24084, 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 24th April 1915. Aged 34. Born 1st July 1879 at Ingoldesthorpe, Norfolk. Husband of Rosina H. McMillan (formerly Townshend), of 65, Rush Brook Avenue, Toronto. Bricklayer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 24th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 35 years 8 months, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brow; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9751 - 43

WALLIS

William

[Spelt WALLACE on SDGW & CWGC] Driver 761399, 56th Battery, 34th Brigde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 15th August 1917. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4.

WATSON

A

Gunner 117938, 99th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 12th September 1917. Aged 26. Husband of Lois Jane Watson, of Norby, Thirsk. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 22. *** Not listed on SDGW ***

WELLS

William

Second Corporal 104170, 300th H. Electrical & Mechanical Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 30th October 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Thirsk, enlisted Stockton-on-Tess, Co. Durham. Son of John and Sarah Wells; husband of Jessie Ida King (formerly Wells), of 45A, Pinchbeck Rd., Spalding, Lincolnshire. Buried in Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery but commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. Face 5.

WHITE

Thomas

Rifleman C/12414, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Pickhill, Yorkshire, enlisted Thirsk. Son of Richard and Annie Elizabeth White, of I, Jubilee House, Long St., Thirsk, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

WHITEHEAD

George Herbert

Private 23957, 149th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3rd October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Thirsk, enlisted Hexham. Formerly 2343, Northumberland Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

WHITEHEAD

Harry

Private 240964, 5th Battalion, Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 5th August 1917. Enlisted Thirsk. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Whitehead of 14 Piggotts Yard, Norby, Thirsk. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 10.

WHITEHEAD

William

Private 201166, 5th Battalion, Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th October 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Thirsk. Husband of Jane Elizabeth Whitehead, of Dunroyal, Helperby, York. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.

WOOD

Thomas

Gunner 157613, 306th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 14th October 1917. Aged 32. Born Thirsk, enlisted Nottingham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wood, of Thirsk, Yorks; husband of Minnie Wood, of 16, Thompson Rd., Sheffield. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 7.

WOODALL

A S

Royal Navy - No further information currently available - Cannot locate on CWGC

WRIGHT

James

Private 2985, 5th Battalion, Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Thirsk. Son of Thomas and Lois Wright, of Stammergate, Thirsk Yorks. Buried in LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 12.

WRIGHT

John Owen

Private 14619, 9th Battalion, Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th May 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Thirsk. Son of William and Jane Wright, of Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 24.

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