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WITHERNWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paul Boyle 2015

The memorial is to be found in Withernwick opposite the village hall in the centre of the village. It takes the form of a small Latin cross on a tapering, octagonal, shaft atop a square granite plinth with a three stepped base. The plinth carries the World War 1 inscription and names. A secondary stone tablet has been placed on the steps at the front of the memorial commemorating the men who gaves their lives in World War 2. There are ten names for World War 1 and four for World War 2. The memorial was originally unveiled 7 October 1922 by Colonel George Easton C.B.E., T.D., D.L. The names from the memorial have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research but are listed in chronological order on the memorial. Within St Alban's Church, Withernwick, is a furthermemorial to the World War 1 parishioners that fell in World War 1; this takes the form of a nowy headed brass plaque with an incised inscription, mounted on marble backboard with an incised depiction of a cross within a garlanded wreath at its top, centre. See also Withernwick Village web site, the memorial dedication photographs are to be found at www.withernwickvillage.co.uk/War-Mem-Dedication.htm

Photograph Copyright © Paul Boyle 2015

WITHERNWICK
WAR MEMORIAL.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR PF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND EMPIRE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

Church memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

COLLINSON

Charles

Corporal, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 1919. *** No CWGC Entry ***

COUPLAND

George

Bombardier 1613, 2nd Northumbrian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 5 January 1916. Aged 28. Son of George and Ann Eliza Coupland, of Withernwick, Hull. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 29A.

DUNN

George Herbert

Lance Corporal 13484, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 26. Born Hornsea, Yorkshire, enlisted Hull. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn, of Church Lane. Withernwick, Hull. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

FISHER

George Fenby

Private 22126, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born and resident Witherwick, enlisted Horusea. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

HARSLEY

Arthur

Private 3/6299 [SDGW} or 3/6269 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Witherwick, enlisted Hull. Son of Mrs. A. E. Harsley, of Withernwick, Hull. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21 and 31.

HARSLEY

Stanley Hobson

Private 22122, 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born and resident Witherwick, enlisted Beverley. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 16.

KNAPTON

William

Private S/8200, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke opf Albany's). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born West Newton, Yorkshire, enlisted Beverley. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 11.

MAINPRIZE

Leonard

Private 69163, 1st/ 5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Hull. Son of A. G. and Eva Mainprize, of Elm Tree House, Withernwick, Hull. Formerly TR/5/102348, Territorial Reserve. No known grave. Commemorqated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

SMITH

Thomas

Private 33370, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1918. Born Rise, Yorkshire, resident Witherwick, enlisted Hull. Formerly 188406, Royal Army Service Corps.

WHISKER

Herbert

Private 241934, 1st/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 3 June 1917. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 2.

ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

1939-1945
TO THE
EVERLASTING MEMORY
OF

GRAHAM

Cecil S

Captain, 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 15 November 1942 in Burma. Lived in White Cottage, Cowden Lane, Withernwick.

IRELAND

Alfred

Gunner 1749054, 84 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20 April 1944. Aged 36. Son of Arthur and Sarah Jane Ireland; husband of Ethel Ireland, of Hull. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row B. collective grave 18-32.

NORMAN

James Frederick Stephen

Second Radio Officer, S.S. Dahomian (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died 19 September 1943 due to due to contracting a tropical disease. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Lucy Mary Norman, of Withernwick, Yorkshire. Buried in TAKORADI EUROPEAN PUBLIC CEMETERY, Ghana. Grave 48.

WATSON

Eric

Able Seaman D/SSX 32921, H.M.S. Kongoni, Royal Navy. Died 18 February 1945. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Phyllis Watson; husband of Helen Watson. Buried in DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY, South Africa. Block F. Grave 475.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM

Last updated 25 December, 2015

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