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WALKINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2015

There are two memorials tio be outside and inside All hallows Church. The external memorial stands in the churchyardclose to the South entrance to the Church and takes the form of a white granite cross and square plinth on a concrete base, the names are in raised black (lead) lettering on the plinth. The memorial was designed by Mr R Pape and was unveiled 10 October 1920. The memorial lists 26 names for World War 1, 8 for World War 2 and one for Korea. The internal memorial covers only World War 1 and takes the form of a white, marble plaque with the same 26 names for World War 1 in black lettering.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2015

External

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF WALKINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1914 - 1919

ASH
William
Private 23725. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd November 1916. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Cambrin Churchyard Extension. S.21.
ASHTON
Harold
SALH on memorial (South Alberta Light Horse/South African Light Horse?). Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently
BLADES
John William
Gunner 1813. Royal Field Artillery. Died 18th May 1915, aged 32 years. Son of (the late) Thomas Storry and Sarah Elizabeth Blades of Holly Lodge, Walkington, Yorks. Born Nafferton, Yorks. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. A.10.2.
BOYNTON
George Edward
Able Seaman J/53120, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Narborough’. Died 12th January 1918, aged 20 years. Son of John and Eliza Boynton of Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 29.
COLLINSON
Albert William
Stoker 2nd Class K/37221, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Vanguard’. Died 9th July 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Henry and Charlotte Collinson of Walkington, Yorks. Husband of Ethel J Collinson of Soham Fen, Cambs. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 24.
CROSS
John
Appears as J Cross on CWGC/ Jack Cross on SDGW. Private 46146. 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 38487 West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Robert and Emily Cross of Walkington, Yorks. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated The Huts Cemetery. XI.D.5.
DINSDALE
Fred
Private 240604. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, aged 23 years. Son of William Jackson and Mary Dinsdale of Walkington, Yorks. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 31 and 32.
DUGGLEBY
Harry Newmarsh
Private 21691. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1916, aged 25 years. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 128.
DUNN
Charles Percy
Private 217091. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1918, aged 28 years. Son of George and Margaret Eliza Naylor Dunn of Risby Park, Beverley, Yorks. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension. B.5.
EZARD
Harry
Private 59964. 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 22nd March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of George and Jane Ezard of Northgate, Walkington, Yorks. Husband of Mabel Ezard of East End, Walkington, Yorks. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 2 and 3.
FARROW
Ernest Arthur
Sapper 99314. 224th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 4th December 1917. Born Walkeringham, (county not specified but there is Walkeringham in Notts, or mis-transcription of Walkerington?) and enlisted Doncaster, Yorks. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 1 an2.
GILBANK
John Williamson
Private 15036. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 6th August 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Matthew and Mary Jane Gilbank of Belby, Yorks. Born Walkington, Yorks, enlisted Retford, Notts and resident Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. XXII.Q.5.
HAITH
John Robert
Private 18499. 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 13th November 1916, aged 34 years. Husband of Gertrude Mary Haith of 6 Butt Lane, Beverley, Yorks. Served in South African Campaign. Born Warter, Yorks, enlisted Burnley, Lancs and resident Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 7D and 8D.
HAYTON
Frank
Private 60017. 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 26498 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Hayton. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial. Panel 90 to 93.
LAWSON
Harry
Private 66871. 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 27th September 1918. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 3.
MARSON
Frank G
Corporal, East Yorkshire Regiment on memorial and not identified. Appears to be Frank Tindall Marson. Lance Corporal 21115. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Frederick John and Sarah Ann Marson of 50 Cherry Tree Lane, Beverley, Yorks. Born and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.
MATHISON
Alan
Private 22741. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th September 1916. Born Walkington, enlisted Hull and resident Hessle, Yorks. Commemorated Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs. VI.G.10.
NODDLE
Tom
Private 17867. 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Born Burton Agnes, enlisted Beverley and resident Driffield, Yorks. Commemorated Croisilles British Cemetery. IV.A.25.
OLIVER
Timothy
Private 3170. 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 25th December 1914. Born Walkington, enlisted Rotherham, Yorks and resident Sunny Side (?), Northumberland. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial. Panel 2 and 3.
PLIMPTON
Robert A
Military Cross and Bar. Captain. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, attached 4/5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 27th September 1917, aged 30 years. Son of (the late) Alexander William and Margaret Eleanor Plimpton. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 141 to 143 and 162.
PURDON
Walter Edward
Gunner 290802. 166th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly 234, 2nd Hull Heavy Battery. Killed in action 9th April 1918, aged 27 years. Son of Mr W T Purdon of Walkington, Yorks. Born Howden, enlisted Hull and resident Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1.
REYNOLDS
Daniel
Rifleman 6716. 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 2nd November 1914. Born Minster, Yorks (York Minster?) and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery. IV.D.9.
RIDSDALE
George Robert Richardson
Gunner 92371. Royal Field Artillery. Died 5th December 1919, aged 23 years. Son of Robert R and Mary Ridsdale of North Gate, Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1.
TAYLOR
Thomas William
Private 21876. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916, aged 37 years. Husband of Charlotte Taylor. Born Walkington, enlisted Hull and resident Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Walkington (All Hallows) Churchyard.
THORLEY
Walter
East Yorkshire Regiment on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.
WADSWORTH
Harry
Royal Army Medical Corps on memorial and not identified. Possibly Harold Victor Wadsworth. Private 122276. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 26th February 1918. Born and enlisted Halifax, Yorks. Commemorated Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.
World War 1939 – 1945
ELLERINGTON
George Raymond
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 627175, Royal Air Force. 206 Squadron. Died 20th December 1940. Son of George and Hilda Ellerington of Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Lund (All Saints) Churchyard.
GRAY
Joseph
Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Empire Leopard’ (London). Died 2nd November 1942, aged 41 years. Husband of Alice Gray of Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 43.
HALL
Donald
East Yorkshire Regiment on memorial but not identified. Possibly Donald Hall. Captain 63007. 1st East Riding Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 30th May 1940, aged 29 years. Son of Harold and Florence Hall of Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Hotton War Cemetery. IX.B.9.
HOWDLE
Kenneth
Airman 1st Class 628638, Royal Air Force. Died 7th May 1940, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas Wilfred and Lillian Howdle of Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Walkington (All Hallows) Churchyard.
MINCHAM
Ernest Arthur
Warrant Officer 406306, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 4th October 1943, aged 31 years. Son of Charles Stephen and Elizabeth Mincham of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Husband of Joyce Mincham of Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 191.
NICHOLSON
Robert
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 954208, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 15 Squadron. Died 18th May 1942, aged 23 years. Son of Walter and Stella Nicholson of Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Odense (Assistens) Cemetery. Grave 355.
RICHMOND
Thomas Bernard
Lance Corporal 4344619. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died between 21st and 29th May 1940, aged 32 years. Son of Arthur William and Ada Richmond. Husband of Ivy Richmond of Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult Communal Cemetery. Grave 7.
WHITE
George William
Gunner 808019. 2 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 29th May 1940, aged 30 years. Son of George Henry and Deborah White of Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Lille Southern Cemetery. Plot 5. Row E. Grave 18.
Korea 1952
SHARP
Norman William
Corporal 22583514, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding). Born Hornsea, Yorks, 8th July 1930 and died 29th May 1953. Commemorated UN Memorial, Pusan. Section 39. Row 10. Grave 3422.

Internal

IHS
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF WALKINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

PLIMPTON
Robert A
Captain. Military Cross.
ASH
William
See above.
ASHTON
Harold
See above.
BLADES
John
See above.
BOYNTON
George
See above.
COLLINSON
Albert
See above.
CROSS
John
See above.
DINSDALE
Fred
See above.
DUGGLEBY
Harry
See above.
DUNN
Charles
See above.
EZARD
Harry
See above.
FARROW
Ernest
See above.
GILBANK
John
See above.
HAITH
John
See above.
HAYTON
Frank
See above.
LAWSON
Harry
See above.
MARSON
Frank
See above.
MATHISON
Alan
See above.
NODDLE
Tom
See above.
OLIVER
Timothy
See above.
PURDON
Walter
See above.
REYNOLDS
Daniel
See above.
RIDSDALE
George
See above.
TAYOR
Thomas William
See above.
THORLEY
Walter
See above.
WADSWORTH
Harry
See above.
Individual Memorials.
BOYNTON
George Edward

In loving memory of George Edward the only son of John & Eliza Boynton of Walkington, who was lost at sea with all hands on HMS ‘Narborough’, January 12th 1918, aged 20 years.

O hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea.

DUGGLEBY
Harry Newmarsh

In memory of Harry Newmarsh Duggleby of Walkington, who in the Great War died in France for his country. 18th August 1916, aged 25.

PLIMPTON
Robert Albert

In loving memory of Robert Albert Plimpton. Captain, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, attached Royal Highlanders. Military Cross and Bar. Of the Rectory Farm, Walkington, killed in action at Tower Hamlets, Flanders on September 27th 1917, aged 30 years.

This tablet was erected by his father.

PLIMPTON
Robert Albert

This church clock was erected in memory of Robert A Plimpton by the members of his family.

TAYLOR
Thomas William

In loving memory of Thomas William, the only child of Robert and Rachel Taylor of Walkington, who was killed in the Battle of the Somme, September 25th 1916, aged 28 years.

Christ took the light from our home.

Known Walkington connection - NOT on memorial.
GILBANK
James
Private 19282. 9th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd October 1918, aged 33 years. Grandson of James and Annie Philips of Treeton, Yorks. Present Treeton 1901. Husband of Maud Ann Gilbank of 240 Bole Hill, Treeton, Yorks. Born Walkington and enlisted Rotherham, Yorks. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 8.
HAYTON
Bethel
Private 33228. 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th May 1917. Born Walkington and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle. VIII.A.24
JOHNSON
Richard
Private 10595. 6th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Dardanelles 9th August 1915, aged 21 years. Son of Richard and Arabel of 15 School Lane, Beverley, Yorks. Born Beverley, enlisted Hull and resident Walkington, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 51 to 54.
LANGHAM
George
Private 12584. 11th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Mrs A J Pinchbeck of White Gap, Little Weighton, Yorks. Born Brantringham (as CWGC) or Walkington (as SDGW) and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont. I.H.7.
TAYLOR
Henry Wright
Private 12/894. Depot, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds home 25th March 1919. Son of William and Mary Taylor of 14 Lime Terrace, Crowle Street, Hull, Yorks. Born Walkington and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Hull (Hedon Road) Cemetery. 342.8.

Last updated 27 December, 2015

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