World War 1&
2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2009
memorial is to be found in the grounds of St. Michaels' Churchyard,
Wetwang, East Yorkshire. It takes the form of a stone, wheel, cross
with octagonal shaft surmounting an octagonal pedestal with a four-stepped
octagonal base; the memorial has incised lettering.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2009
OF THE MEN OF
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
C/12492. 21st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds
14th June 1917. Son of Herbert and Mary Alice Agar of Wetwang,
East Yorks. Born Wetwang and enlisted Malton, Yorks. Commemorated
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XV.H.18A.
10636. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli
22nd August 1915, aged 23 years. Son of William and Clara Jane
Cooper of Bankhouse, Wetwang, East Yorks. Born Leven and enlisted
Scarborough, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 55 to
Milner on CWGC, Frank Milner on SDGW. Private 38899. East Yorkshire
Regiment, transferred to 238514, 414th Agricultural Company, Labour
Corps. Died home 25th October 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Mrs
Mary Anne Milner. Born Wetwang, E Yorks, enlisted Burnley, LAN
and resident Fimber, E Yorks. Commemorated Wetwang (St Nicholas)
5692. 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 28712 Yorkshire
Regiment. Killed in action 5th November 1916, aged 36 years. Son
of William James and Naomi Parsons. Husband of Caroline Annie
Parsons of Wetwang, East Yorks. Born Wetwang, enlisted Saltburn
and resident Skelton, Yorks. Commemorated Warlencourt British
65896. 206th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 27022
East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th June 1917, aged
28 years. Son of Richard and Jane Pickering of Huggate, Yorks.
Husband of Lillian Donkin (formerly Pickering) of Wetwang, East
Yorks. Born Riplingham, enlisted Driffield and resident Malton,
Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 10.
R/20137. 9th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds
17th September 1916, aged 25 years. Son of Richard and Jane Ripley
of Wetwang, East Yorks. Born Wetwang, enlisted Beverley and resident
Malton, Yorks. Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery. I.C.29.
24548. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action
22nd March 1918, aged 33 years. Son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth
Smithson of South Dalton, Yorks. Husband of Marion Smithson of
Wetwang, East Yorks. Born Kilham, enlisted Driffield and resident
Nafferton, Yorks. Commemorated Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
Aizecourt-le- Haut Churchyard Extension. Mem 10.
IN THE WAR
(Flight Engineer) 3040397, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
578 Squadron. Died 21st February 1945, aged 19 years. Son of Arthur
and Jennie Bean of Wetwang, East Yorks. Commemorated Reichswald
Forest War Cemetery. 29.D.18.
2368539. Royal Corps of Signals, attached 21 Light Anti Aircraft
Regiment, Royal Artillery (Signal Section). Died 6th February
1943, aged 26 years. Son of Tom and Gertrude Cousins of Wetwang,
East Yorks. Commemorated Labuan War Cemetery. F.D.10.
(Air Gunner) 1595368, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 640 Squadron.
Died 6th October 1944, aged 22 years. Son of Harry and Edith Annie
Kilvington of Wetwang, East Yorks. Commemorated Reichswald Forest
War Cemetery. 8.A.6.
T/194550. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15th November 1942, aged
27 years. Son of Albert and Lily Pickering of Wetwang, East Yorks.
Commemorated Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery. 6.H.7.
to identify and no further information currently.
Wetwang connection – NOT on memorial.
245379. 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, formerly 205393
East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th October 1917. Born
Wetwang and enlisted Hull, East Yorks. Commemorated Hooge Crater
54903. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action
20th October 1918. Born Middleton on Wold, enlisted Hull and resident
Wetwang, Yorks. Commemorated Selridge British Cemetery. II.B.11.
28929. 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, attached 18th Trench
Mortar Battery. Killed in action 26th April 1918, aged 41 years.
Son of Thomas and Hannah Mary Markell of Newby Lodge, Skelton,
Yorks. Born Wetwang and enlisted Ripon, Yorks. Commemorated Belgian
Battery Corner Cemetery. II.K.13.
Corporal 14/980. 14th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.
Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Wetwang and enlisted Barnsley,
Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 14A and 14B.
201242. 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action
15th September 1916. Born Wetwang and enlisted Beverley, East
Yorks. Commemorated Delville Wood Cemetery. XXX.N.6.
24 November, 2017