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WITHERNSEA ST NICHOLAS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2010

The memorials can be found within the church of St Nicholas, Withernsea. The World War 1 memorial takes the form of an embossed metal plaque with the inscription at the top and the names of those who fell in four columns. A small inscription plaque is at the top of the wooden frame holding the plaque; the wooden frame was a later addition when it was remounted in 1938 and the Lonsdale inscription added. There are 60 names listed. The pulpit has a carved figure on it with a dediation to the men who lost their lives in World War 1. A further wooden board commemorates the men who died in World War 2; this lists 67 names. A clock was installed in the exisiting church tower as a dedication to those who died in World War 2; this was unveiled in 1948. The names here have been sorted in alphabetical order within section to aid reading and research.

 

1938
THIS MEMORIAL WAS MOUNTED BY T.W. LONSDALE
IN THANKFULNESS FOR HIS RECOVERY FROM A SERIOUS ILNESS
AND IN MEMORY OF HIS SON LEONARD
KILLED IN ACTION 1915
.

This refers to Leonard Charles Lonsdale. Private 15147. 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli 23rd August 1915, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas W and Annie Lonsdale of 37 May Street, Hull, Yorks. Born Sculcoates and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Green Hill Cemetery. Plot II. Row E. Grave 10. he does not appear on the World War 1 memorial.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE FOLLOWING MEN
OF WITHERNSEA WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

ARKSEY Sydney
Private 26018. 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1917. Son of George Carr and Emma Arksey, brother of Thomas Edward Arksey. Born Hull, enlisted Beverley and resident Bridlington, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5. See also Withernsea
ARKSEY Thomas [Edward]
Private 44172. 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th July 1918, aged 23 years. Son of George Carr and Emma Arksey of 21 Waxholme Road, Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of Sydney Arksey. Born Hull and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery. IV.C.15. See also Withernsea
ASHWELL William
Private 39574. 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 18th June 1918, aged 38 years. Son of Robert and Martha Ashwell. Husband of Annie Ashwell of 61 Arthur Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Hull and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Sisanne British Cemetery. O.17. See also Withernsea
BATTY John Charles
Able Seaman 183911, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Vanguard’. Died 9th July 1917, aged 37 years. Son of (the late) John and Annie Batty of Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of Emma Hannah Batty of 11 Victoria Road, Aston, Birmingham, WAR. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 21. See also Withernsea
BEASEY John
John Beasy on birth and military records. Private 12/604. 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died home 1st February 1915. Son of Charles and Ann Beasy. Husband of Harriet Augusta Beasy (nee Kennedy) of 53 Walliker Street, Hull, Yorks. Born 1868 Cromer, NFK, enlisted Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. 92. See also Withernsea
BLAIN John
Private 63105. 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Born 23rd June 1874 and died 4th November 1917. Son of John and (the late) Jane Ann Blain of Brompton, CUL. Husband of Martha Elizabeth Blain of 8 Hull Road, Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 24-26-28-30. See also Withernsea
BLAKENEY George
Possibly George Blakney. Sergeant G/2810. 8th Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), formerly 2816 Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21st August 1916. Born Hull, Yorks, enlisted and resident Margate, KEN. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 5D and 6D. See also Withernsea
BOHN Howard
Possibly Howard Gabriel Bohn, born 1893 Warminster, WIL, the son of Thomas W and Deborah Bohn. Present Hull, Yorks 1911 but unable to identify as casualty and no further information. See also Withernsea
BOWRON Harry Jackson
Lance Corporal 33470. 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Joseph Charles and Frances Chapman Bowron of Carter Villa, Queen Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Hull, enlisted Beverley and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5. See also Withernsea
BROWN Frederick Jesse
Lance Corporal 203300. 4th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 28th July 1917, aged 21 years. Son of Alfred Thomas and Annie Kezia Brown of ‘Aysgarth’, Withernsea, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Coxyde Military Cemetery. II.L.16. See also Withernsea
BROWN James
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
BROWN Robert Henry
Second Lieutenant. 5th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Died 16th January 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Alfred Thomas and Annie Kezia Brown of ‘Aysgarth’. Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of Frederick Jesse Brown. Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery. III.J.11. See also Withernsea
BUTCHER Walter
Private 11508. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19th December 1916, aged 29years. Son of James B Butcher of 16 Princes Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension. III.F.15. See also Withernsea
COOK Harry
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
COOK John Alderson
Private 202743. 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 6113 Artillery Training School. Killed in action 4th October 1917, aged 37 years. Son of Mr and Mrs H Cooke of Charden, Bicester, OXF. Husband of Annie Cooke (nee Caley) of 36 Cheverton Avenue, Withernsea, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 19 to 23 and 162. See also Withernsea
COOKES Cyril [Chester]
Private 6/1268. Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action Gallipoli 7th August 1915, aged 34 years. Son of Thomas S Cookes of 12 Roskly (?) Villa, North Cliff, Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial.12. See also Withernsea
DAVIDSON Harry
Harry Davison on records. Private 235386. 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, formerly 2189 East riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 20th April 1918, aged 20 years. Son of John and Annie Davison of 26 Alma Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Enlisted Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Wimereux Communal Cemetery. XI.C.7A. See also Withernsea
FRASER Archibald [McLaren]
Private 4425. A Company, 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th June 1916, aged 25 years. Son of William and Elizabeth Fraser of 7 Melrose Crescent, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Withernsea (as SDGW) or London (as CWGC), enlisted Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Loker Churchyard. I.D.4. See also Withernsea
GALLAGHER Edwin
Private 5187. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1916. Born and enlisted Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C. See also Withernsea
GRASSAM Thomas Alfred
Private 25058. 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 4. See also Withernsea
HALL Ernest Creasey
Private 38845. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 13th March 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Charles and Laura Jane Hall of 15 Princes Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Hull and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Canada Farm Cemetery. III.H.34. See also Withernsea
HARRISON George Harold
Bombardier 32701. 172nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 19 years. Son of (the late) George and Alice Mary Harrison of Yola House, High Brighton Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Enlisted Poplar, Middlesex and resident Withernsea, Yorks. An Apprentice in Merchant Service. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 1A and 8A. See also Withernsea
HOGG Harold
Able Seaman Tyneside Z/8525, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 13th September 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Charles and Susannah Hogg of 8 Alma Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1. See also Withernsea
JAMESON Harold W
Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Ruby’. Died 17th October 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Carrie Jameson of ‘Detroite Villas’, Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of A N Bainbridge (formerly Jameson) of 53 Phoenix Street, Goole, Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 25. See also Withernsea
JOHNSON Frank
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
KELLER Arthur Jackson
Rifleman 45116. King’s Royal Rifle Corps, posted to 16th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 38124 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Born and, enlisted Hull, resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Sauchy-Cauchy Communal Cemetery Extension. A.23. See also Withernsea
KELLER Harold
Private 1668. East Yorkshire Yeomanry. Died home 28th November 1915, aged 23 years. Born and enlisted Hull, resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. 90. See also Withernsea
KING Douglas Roy
Apprentice, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Montebello’ (Hull). Died 21st June 1918, aged 17 years. Son of (the late) Walter and Louisa Hossack King (nee Manson) of 9 South Parade, Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. See also Withernsea
LANGHORNE Fred
Private 267389. 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th May 1918, aged 21 years. Son of Frederick and Alice Langhorne of 15 Waxholme Road, Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of Sydney Langhorne. Born Hull and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Soissons Memorial. See also Withernsea
LANGHORNE Sydney
Trooper 2470. Household Battalion. Killed in action 10th October 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Frederick and Alice Langhorne of 15 Waxholme Road, Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of Fred Langhorne. Born Hull, enlisted and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 3. See also Withernsea
LEES Harold [Bernard]
Military Medal. Private 9291. 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th July 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Mr and Mrs J B Lees of 2 Colonial Street, Hull, Yorks. Born Worksop, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Carnavon, Wales and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Reservist who previously served in India. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 4A.
LUNN Arthur Edward
Private 310904. 14th Battalion, Tank Corps, formerly 19213 Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 16th August 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Arthur Edward and Adelaide D Lunn of 7 Queen Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Hornsea and enlisted Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. C.20. See also Withernsea
MacDONALD Robert
Possibly Robert McDonald. Private 11095. 6th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Dardanelles 9th August 1915. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 51 to 54. See also Withernsea
MASON Harry Andrew
Private G/7290. 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died home 6th February 1916, aged 23 years. Son of Tom and (the late) Mrs T Mason of Grimsby, Lincs. Born Withernsea, Yorks and enlisted Tottenham, MDX. Commemorated Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery. 42. C.2. See also Withernsea
McKEE George [Listed as George McKee on memorial]. Lance Corporal 12/991. B Company, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1916, aged 25 years. Son of George William and Clara McKee. Husband of Nellie McKee of 12 Arthur Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Sucrerie Military Cemetery. II.H.3. See also Withernsea
MILES [Thomas ] Alfred
Private 16975. X Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps, formerly 1126 East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th June 1917, aged 24 years. Son of William and Amy Miles of Ebor Cottage, Paddock, Anlaby Road, Hull, Yorks. Born Withernsea, enlisted Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XV.G.7. See also Withernsea
MILNE Fred Joshua
First Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Antinde’ (London). Son of Joshua and Eliza Milne. Husband of Annette Milne (nee Borlond). Born Hull, Yorks 1876 and died 28th May 1917. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
MOULDS Frederick aka Fred
Frederick Moulds on 1901 census, but Mould on marriage record. SDGW has Frederick Moulds. Private 200818. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action15th September 1916. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks.
CWGC has Frederick Mould. Private 2902. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15th September 1916, aged 24 years. Son of (the late) Joseph and Annie Mould of 15 Haworth Street, Hull, Yorks. Husband of Martha Mould (nee Boydon) of 78 Wharcliffe Street, Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C. See also Withernsea
OFFICER Arnold [Vincent]
Second Lieutenant. 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10th May 1917, aged 28 years. Son of Harry Smith and Mary Officer of Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery. XVII.C.16. See also Withernsea
OPET Isidore [Harold]
Second Lieutenant. London Regiment, attached 7th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 22nd March 1918, aged 30 years. Son of Siegfried and Rachel Opet. Brother of Esther Opet of 12 St Marys Avenue, Harrogate, Yorks. Commemorated Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension. I.G.6. See also Withernsea
RHODES Archibald
Private 75013. 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Born Goole, Yorks 10th September 1876 and died 6th April 1916. Son of (the late) Caleb and Hannah Mary Rhodes of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 18-28-30. See also Withernsea
RUSSELL Percy
Private 10/67. 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th May 1917, aged 22 years. Son of William Percy and Laura Russell of 74 Queen Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Hamburg Cemetery. III.E.8. See also Withernsea
SIMPSON John Robert
Able Seaman Tyneside Z/8676, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Son of John and Fanny Simpson. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 1. See also Withernsea
STABLER Charles Richard
Private 32/243. C Company, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 9th July 1917, aged 20 years. Son of Richard and Mary Stabler of Gas Works, Withernsea, Yorks. Enlisted York, Yorks. Commemorated Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. I.N.23. See also Withernsea
STATTERS George [Henry]
Private 32493. 2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1917, aged 19 years. Son of (the late) George and Mary Statters of Day Street, Hull, Yorks. Born and enlisted Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A. See also Withernsea
TETHER Douglas Milne
Second Mate, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Toro’ (Hull). Died 12th April 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Charles Edwin and Ada Tether of 12 Marine Parade, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. See also Withernsea
THORNTON Harold
Possibly Harold Thornton. Private 54301. 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly 205401 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 27th April 1918, aged 30 years. Son of George Edgar and Ellen Thornton, husband of Ethel Thornton. Born Dewsbury, enlisted Pontefract and resident Scarborough, Yorks. Commemorated Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery. IV.G.10. See also Withernsea
TINDALE Arthur James
Lance Sergeant 10/45. 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 19th September 1916, aged 28 years. Son of James and Caroline Tindale of 18 Suffolk Street, Hull, Yorks. Brother of Frank Tindale. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 40 to 41.
TINDALE Frank
Private 10/1324. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916, aged 198 years. Son of James and Caroline Tindale of 18 Suffolk Street, Hull, Yorks. Brother of Arthur James Tindale. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.
TRAINER Robert
Possibly Robert James Trainer. Sergeant 8956. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 6679 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Born Tipperary, IRL, enlisted Richmond and resident Headingley, Yorks. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 4 and 5. See also Withernsea
TURNER Arthur S
Possibly Arthur Sargeant Turner. Corporal 10/950. 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th August 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Robert and (the late) Emily Turner of 11 Lambert Street, Hull, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 4. See also Withernsea
USHER James W
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
VENUS Kenneth G
Kenneth Venus on birth and military records. Private 28550. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st October 1917, aged 21 years. Son of (the late) James Edward and Frances Barron Venus (nee Tweddell). Born 1896 Hull, enlisted August 1914 Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 47 to 48 and 163A. See also Withernsea
WALKER Joseph [Thomas Proctor]
Private 51688. 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1917, aged 31 years. Son of George Walker of Hull, Yorks. Husband of Annie Madge Walker of 32 Queen Street, Withernsea, Yorks. Enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery. I.C.19. See also Withernsea
WHITE Ambrose Willey
Petty Officer Stoker 281483, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Rhododendron’. Died 5th May 1918, aged 44 years. Son of William and Grace White of Hull, Yorks. Husband of Catherine White of 4 Cottage, Union Street, Liverpool, LAN. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 29.
WHITE Eric
Possibly Eric White. Private 11439. 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 22nd August 1915. Brother of James White of 150 Marlborough Avenue, Hull, Yorks. Born Sculcoates and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Panel 55 to 58. See also Withernsea
WILKINS John
Private 30580. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1918. Born Grimsby, LIN, enlisted Beverleyl and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 47 to 48 and 163A. See also Withernsea
WOOD Joseph
Possibly Joseph Wood. Private 36267. 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 595 East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd April 1917. Son of Mr J Wood of 4 Rowland Terrace, Hull, Yorks. Born and enlisted Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Henin Communal Cemetery Extension. II.D.10. See also Withernsea
WRAY Stanley
Sergeant 1250. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th June 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Henry and Emily Wray of 12 Railway Crescent, Withernsea, Yorks. Born Malton, enlisted Hull and resident Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery. I.K.11. See also Withernsea
YOUNG [James ] William
Master, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Umba’. Died 30th April 1918 (as CWGC), aged 57 years. Son of (the late) William and Mary Young. Husband of Zillah Young of Greythorn, Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. See also Withernsea

IN THANKSGIVING
TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR
THE RETURN OF PEACE ANDIN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE SERVICE GIVEN BY THE
MEN AND WOMEN OF WITHERNSEA

1939-1945
HEREUNDER ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
BAINBRIDGE William Henry
Sapper 14289433. 246 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13th September 1944, aged 31 years. Son of Charles Frederick and Sarah Elizabeth Bainbridge of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. Grave 324. See also Withernsea
BALLS Edward
Ordinary Seaman C/JX152671, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Ivanhoe’. Died 1st June 1940, aged 18 years. Son of Edward and Constance Mabel Balls of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery. Naval Reservation. Grave 645. See also Withernsea
BANKS Kenneth
Possibly Kenneth Banks. Corporal 4344778. 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 25th October 1942, aged 21 years. Commemorated El Alamein War Cemetery. X.D.22. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
BARNES Brian L
Possibly Brian Lewis Barnes. Telegraphist P/JX199347, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Coventry’. Died 14th September 1942, aged 25 years. Son of Lewis Charles and Lillian Emily Barnes. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 66. Column 3. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
BARNFATHER Raymond Arthur
Boy 1st Class P/JX158573, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Royal Oak’. Died 14th October 1939, aged 16 years. Son of William and Doris M Barnfather of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 34. Column 1. See also Withernsea
BARRICK William Harold
Private 4453032. 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 10th September 1944, aged 24 years. Son of John William and Violet Evelyn Barrick of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Geel War Cemetery. III.A.1. See also Withernsea
BEHARRELL Thomas W
No further information currently available.
BILTON Robert William
Trooper 7889763. 5th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 3rd November 1944, aged 23 years. Son of Herbert and Marion Bilton of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Bergen-Op-Zoom Cemetery. 9.C.7. See also Withernsea
BIRD John Albert O
Private 4693441. 156th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 18th September 1944, aged 33 years. Son of John Albert Oxley and Ethel Maud Bird (nee Teall). Commemorated Arnhem Oosterbeek Cemetery. 26.A.12. See also Withernsea
BOYCE Herbert
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
BRAZIER Harold
Aircraftman 1st Class 578066, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 490 Squadron. Died 18th November 1943, aged 19 years. Son of Albert and Marion Brazier of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Malta Memorial. Panel 9. Column 2. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
BULTITUDE Frank L
No further information currently available.
BURKITT Charles
Possibly Charles Burkitt. Signalman 2356663. Royal Corps of Signals. Died 5th March 1943, aged 39 years. Husband of Gwendenolen Burkitt of Beverley, Yorks. Commemorated Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6.G.1-67. See also Withernsea
CHALLIS Charles Stanley
Able Seaman P/JX201511, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Fidelity’. Died 1st January 1943, aged 26 years. Son of Charles Aquila and Jane Mary Gertrude Challis of Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of Harold Challis. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 74. Column 1. See also Withernsea
CHALLIS Harold
Trooper 14261994. 13/18th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 6th August 1944, aged 32 years. Son of Charles Aquila and Jane Mary Gertrude Challis of Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of Rose Challis of Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, IRL. Brother of Charles Stanley Challis. Commemorated Manvieu War Cemetery. VIII.G.8. See also Withernsea
COOKES Alexander Thomas
Second Officer, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Underwood’ (London). Died 6th January 1944, aged 33 years. Son of Captain Gordon Thomas Cookes, Merchant Navy, and Elizabeth Alice Cookes of Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of Mary Cookes of Clifton, Bristol, GLS. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. Grave 180. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
CROSS Hedley
Ordinary Seaman D/JX707881, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Hussar’. Died 27th August 1944, aged 18 years. Son of Edward and Olive A E Cross of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 88. Column 1. See also Withernsea
DADDY Robert Edward
Private 4690581. 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 8th June 1944, aged 22 years. Commemorated Rangoon War Cemetery. 6.J.3. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
DAVIS Thomas Rhodes
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1456334, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9 Squadron. Died 23rd November 1943. Son of Captain Richard Neville Davis and Violet Murray Davis of Streatham, London. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. Grave 352. See also Withernsea
DIXON James Humphrey Ferris
Major 92241. 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 11th June 1944, aged 29 years. Son of Norman and Mary Dixon. Husband of Muriel Galletly Dixon of Tynemouth, NBL. LL B (Hons. London). Commemorated Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery. II.F.12. See also Withernsea
DOWNS John Thomas
Flight Lieutenant 180111, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Italy 14th January 1947. Only son of (the late) Robert and Ellen Downs. Husband of Joan Constance Downs. Commemorated Padua War Cemetery. VI.D.11.
DRAPER Peter
Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS ‘Nightjar’. Died 22nd October 1943, aged 19 years. Son of Ada Draper of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. Grave 314. See also Withernsea
DREWERY Edward
Lance Sergeant 6293918. 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd March 1944, aged 27 years. Son of John William and Maria Drewery of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Beach Head War Cemetery. IV.H.11. See also Withernsea
DUNN John
Lance Corporal 7895709. 1st East Riding Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 9th June 1944, aged 24 years. Son of John William and Hannah Maria Dunn of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated La Delivrande War Cemetery. IV.F.11. See also Withernsea
ELLIOTT Eric Sydney
Private 4342558. 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 28th June 1944, aged 38 years. Son of Ann, stepson of James Stokell of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Hermanville War Cemetery. 5.C.12. See also Withernsea
ESCREET Raymond Frankish
Distinguished Flying Medal. Flight Lieutenant (Wireless Operator) 143469, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 161 Squadron. Died 21st March 1945, aged 22 years. Son of Frankish Henry and Janet Escreet of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Maulusmuhle Isolated Graves. Coll Grave. See also Withernsea
FEA Thomas Ernest
[Listed as Thomas F Fea on memorial.] Order of the British Empire. Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Stockport’ (Grimsby). Died 25th February 1943, aged 40 years. Son of Mr and Mrs James E Fea. Husband of Phyllis Fea of Shenfield, ESS. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 101. See also Withernsea
FIELDS Harold Walter
Sergeant (Bomb Aimer) 574056, Royal Air Force. 166 Squadron. Died 24th May 1943. Commemorated Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery. Plot JJb. Grave 62. See also Withernsea
FRASER Afflick Alexander Pooley
Lance Corporal 7587249. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 27th April 1944, aged 33 years. Son of Company Sergeant Major Alexander John Cornish Fraser (East Yorkshire Regiment) and Emily Fraser of Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of Harriet Fraser of Leeds, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea (St Nicholas) Churchyard. See also Withernsea
FUSSEY Arthur William
Lance Corporal 4351127. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20th April 1945, aged 21 years. Commemorated Becklingen War Cemetery. 10.C.1.
GODDARD Ernest
Civilian. Died at Queen Street, Withernsea on 24th July 1942, aged 50 years. Son of Lily Goddard of 36 South Cliff Road, Withernsea, Yorks. Reporting Authority: Withernsea Urban District. See also Withernsea
GREENSIDES Albert Bryan
Sergeant (Pilot) 700477, Royal Air Force. Died 27th September 1939, aged 23 years. Son of William Henry Jefferson and Adele Margaret Louise Greensides of Withernsea, Yorks. Husband of Meg Greensides. Commemorated Withernsea (St Nicholas) Churchyard. See also Withernsea
HARMAN Alan
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
HAY Jack
No further information currently available.
HEALEY Dennis
Petty Officer D/JX135656, Royal Navy. HM Motor Torpedo Boat 220. Died 13th May 1942, aged 27 years. Son of Phoebe Healey of Withernsea, Yorks. See also Withernsea
HOOD John Rowland
Bombardier 1086246. 287 (Northumberland Hussars) Anti Tank Battery, 107 (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 6th June 1942, aged 26 years. Son of John Thomas and Eva Hood of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 11. See also Withernsea
JEFFERSON William H
No further information currently available. See also Withernsea
KING Walter Earl
Civilian (Fireman, Auxiliary Fire Service). Injured 8th May 1941 at Chapel Lane (place unspecified) and died 9th May 1941 at Beverley Road Hospital (place unspecified), aged 40 years. Son of Walter and Lavinia King of 28 South Cliff Road, Withernsea, Yorks. Reporting Authority: Kingston Upon Hull County Borough. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
LAVERACK George Richard
Able Seaman P/JX38140, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Mahratta’. Died 25th February 1944, aged 18 years. Son of William and Maud Laverack of Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of James W Lavarack. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 82. Column 3. See also Withernsea
LAVERACK James W
Seaman LT/X20905A, Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service). HM Trawler ‘Northern Princess’ (on loan to United States Navy). Died 7th March 1942, aged 24 years. Son of William and Maud Laverack of Withernsea, Yorks. Brother of George Richard Laverack. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 9. Column 1. See also Withernsea
MacKAY John Henry
Mate, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Malrix’ (Hull). Died 17th December 1940, aged 56 years. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann MacKay. Husband of Mary Jane MacKay of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 67. See also Withernsea
MOORE Ann
Civilian. Resident and died at 108 Queen Street, Withernsea, Yorks on 24th July 1942, aged 74 years. Reporting Authority: Withernsea Urban District. See also Withernsea
OLSEN Carl Edgar
Leading Seaman LT/JX228160, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HMS ‘Shera’. Died 9th March 1942. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 8. Column 2. See also Withernsea
OSBORNE Charles E
Possibly Charles Ernest Osborne. Spare Hand, Fishing Fleet. Fishing Vessel ‘Alonso’ (Hull). Died 13th January 1944, aged 44 years. Son of George William and Sarah Osborne. Husband of Madge Osborne of Gipsyville, Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 123. See also Withernsea
PEACOCK Alfred
Possibly Alfred Peacock. Leading Stoker D/KX97254, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Inglefield’. Died 25th February 1944, aged 27 years. Son of Frank Herbert and Esther Elizabeth Peacock of Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 89. Column 2. See also Withernsea
PEAKER Stanley Surfleet
Private 3133231. 9th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 28th July 1944, aged 27 Years. Son of Hugh Surfleet and Edith Annie Peaker of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Taukkyan War Cemetery. 4.G.11. See also Withernsea
PERRY Kenneth
Lieutenant 248668. Royal Engineers. Died 5th January 1944, aged 35 years. Commemorated Withernsea (St Nicholas) Churchyard. See also Withernsea
POLLARD Vnyor
Sergeant 745972, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 211 Squadron. Died 6th January 1941. Commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 243. See also Withernsea
POTTAGE Herbert William
Able Seaman D/JX356481, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Inglefield’. Died 25th February 1944, aged 21 years. Son of Herbert and Bertha Rebecca Pottage of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 87. Column 3. See also Withernsea
PURCELL Lancelot James
Captain 146348. Pioneer Corps. Died 26th August 1945, aged 46 years. Son of James and Florence Purcell. Husband of Edna Purcell of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea (St Nicholas) Churchyard.
ROBINSON George
Member of the British Empire. Second Engineering Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Harpagon’ (London). Died 19th April 1942, aged 50 years. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Shepherd of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 36.1. See also Withernsea
SHEPHERD Kenneth
Able Seaman C/J113478, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Penzance’. Died 24th August 1940, aged 22 years. Son of George and Sarah Ann Robinson. Husband of Sarah Eleanor Robinson of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 55. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
SHEPHERD Leslie
Driver 1869363. 7 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 27th May 1940, aged 30 years. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Shepherd of Withernsea, husband of Nancy Shepherd of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Dozinghem Military Cemetery. XVII.A.27. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
SIMPSON Eric Read
Warrant Officer Class II 1749029. Royal Artillery, attached 15th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, East African Artillery. Died 27th September 1945, aged 37 years. Son of Sidney Wilkinson and Hilda Simpson of Hull, husband of Ann Simpson of Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Maynamati War Cemetery. 3.E.13. See also Withernsea
SMAIL Heather Mowbray
Leading Wren R/43136, Women’s Royal Naval Service. HMS ‘Assegai’. Died 12th February 1944, aged 20 years. Daughter of Walter and Ida Smail of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 79.3. See also Withernsea
SMELLIE Alexander
Trooper 7378865. Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 8th April 1943, aged 27 years. Son of William Ernest and Kathleen Mabel Smellie of Hull, Yorks. Commemorated Medjez-El-Bab Memorial. Face 5. See also Withernsea
SMITH Fred Gordon
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1593160, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th November 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Fred and Edith Smith of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Withernsea (St Nicholas) Churchyard. See also Withernsea
SOLOMON George
Driver 1899969. 209 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died between 3rd and 4th September 1942, aged 36 years. Son of John Edwin and Harriet Ann Solomon. Husband of Annie Solomon (Nan) of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated El Alamein War Cemetery. XXI.B.19. See also Withernsea
STEPHENSON Robert
Possibly Robert Alfred Stephenson. Signalman 1686394. 44th Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 1st September 1942, aged 22 years. Son of Harold and Irene Stephenson of Hull, Yorks. Commemorated El Alamein War Cemetery. XIX.F.22. See also Withernsea
THORNTON Robert R
Possibly Robert Thornton. Fireman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Corea’ (Goole). Died 8th December 1939, aged 29 years. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Thornton. Husband of Florence Harriet Thornton of Scarborough, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 31. See also Withernsea
THORNTON William
Able Seaman P/JX138757, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Duchess’. Died 12th December 1939, aged 22 years. Son of Robert George and Mary Ellen Thornton of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 33. Column 3. See also Withersea St Matthew and Withernsea
WENN James [Ernest]
Ordinary Seaman D/JX453539, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Mahratta’. Died 25th February 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Ernest and Eliza Ann Wenn of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 88. Column 2. See also Withernsea
WHITE George W William
Able Seaman C/JX213275, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Boadicea’. Died 13th June 1944, aged 32 years. Son of James and Ada White of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 76.2. See also Withernsea
WILKINSON Frederick Gilbert
Flying Officer (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 119524, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th February 1944, aged 23 years. Son of William Greaves and Florence Wilkinson of Withernsea, husband of Nancy Wilkinson of Withernsea. Commemorated Withernsea Cemetery. Grave 317. See also Withernsea
WILLIS Frederick
Distinguished Conduct Medal, Territorial Decoration. Lieutenant Colonel 34078. 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 26th August 1944, aged 49 years. Son of Joseph and Teresa Willis. Husband of Mary Constance Willis of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Brookwood Memorial. Panel 10. Column 1. See also Withernsea
WISE Norman
Apprentice, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Dalblair’ (Newcastle on Tyne). Died 28th August 1940, aged 18 years. Son of Mr and Mrs T E Wise of Withernsea, Yorks. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 34. See also Withernsea
YOUNG Sidney J
Possibly Sydney James Young. Lance Corporal 1984928. 992 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 11th February 1941, aged 31 years. Son of James and Thursa Young of Cottingham, Yorks. Commemorated Hull Northern Cemetery. Compt 238. Grave 34.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Pulpit.
TO THE GLORY
OF GOD AND
IN UNDYING
MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
WITHERNSEA
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE
WORLD WAR
1914 - 1918
Individual Memorial.
DOWNS John Thomas
IN PROUD AND EVER LOVING MEMORY
JOHN THOMAS DOWNS, FLT. LIEUT. R.A.F.
KILLED IN ITALY 1947
HUSBAND OF JOAN CONSTANCE DOWNS AND
ONLY SON OF THE LATE
ROBERT AND ELLEN DOWNS.
FOR MANY YEARS A SERVER AT THIS ALTAR
IN WHOSE MEMORY A CHALICE HAS BEEN GIVEN
BY HIS WIFE AND MOTHER.
R.I.P.

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