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BAINTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Michae Peck 2009

The Bainton War memorial can be found outside St. Andrew's Church, Church Street, Bainton, Yorkshire. It takes the form of a stone cross with floriated ends surmounting a tapering octagonal shaft; the cross stands on an octagonal pedestal that bears the carved inscription and the names; the pedestal surmounts the octagonal base. There are 12 names listed for World War 1 only. Also within St Nadrew's Church there is a Book of Remembrance made by Edward Johnston and E. Teskey King contain a list of names. The 12 names of the fallen are listed separately plus three names for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

External Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THOSE MEN WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BARRETT Charles
Lance Corporal 24644. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th June 1918, aged 24 years. Son of Mrs H Barrett of Bainton, Yorks. Born Neswick and enlisted Driffield, Yorks. Commemorated Mailly Wood Cemetery. II.O.7.
DOBSON Frederick
Fred Dobson on records. Private 34646. 27th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th April 1917. Born Bainton and enlisted Driffield, Yorks. Commemorated Browns Copse Cemetery. III.E.29.
FOSTER John William
Private 23216. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th November 1916. Born Warham, enlisted Bainton and resident Driffield, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.
HOSKINS John James
Private 67088. 2/2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, formerly R.T.S 3240 Army Service Corps. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Born Tipthorpe, enlisted and resident Bridlington, Yorks. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
HUDSON William Ernest
Private 24239. 2nd Battalion, West Riding Regiment, formerly 36128 Durham Light Infantry. Died 19th December 1916, aged 33 years. Son of Edward Robert and Elizabeth Hudson of The Post Office, Bainton, Yorks. Husband of Anne Hudson of 17 North Brunswick Street, Keighley, Yorks. Born Bainton, enlisted Keighley and resident Bainton, Yorks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 6A and 6B.
HUGILL James Herbert
Born 1889 in Bainton, Yorks the son of Mary Hugill (as 1891 census). Appears as James Huggill in SDGW and J R Hugill in CWGC. Private 267208. 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th August 1917. SDGW has born Alnwick, NBL (possibly should read enlisted Alnwick, NBL). Commemorated Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension. D.10.
NUTHALL John Constantine
Second Lieutenant. 14thCompany, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3rd July 1917, aged 28 years. Husband of Clara Evelyn Nuthall of Melbourne House, Pembroke, Wales. Commemorated Coxyde Military Cemetery. I.A.2.
SHARP John Tom Batty
Private 12524. 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, formerly 2590 Household Battalion. Died 29th May 1918. Born Bainton and enlisted Driffield, Yorks. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. Q.I.F.12.
WARDELL Harry
Private 26005. East Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to Corporal 439636 414th Labour Company. Died 2nd December 1918. Commemorated Bainton (St Andrew) Churchyard Extension.
WILLIAMS Theodore Cecil Ormond
Military Cross. Captain. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 24th March 1918, aged 33 years. Son of Rev Theodore and Mrs I Williams of ‘Kirklea’, St John’s Road, Driffield, Yorks. Commemorated Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. X.F.2. See individual plaque below.
WILSON Richard Colley
Private 3199. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th September 1916, aged 20 years. Son of John William and Ada Wilson of ‘Church View’, Bainton, Yorks. Enlisted Driffield and resident Bainton, Yorks. Commemorated Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. VII.N.10. See individual Cross below
WOODS Eric Joseph
Lieutenant. B Company, 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) Rev F H Woods of Bainton Rectory, Yorks and Mrs Woods of Headington, OXF. Educated Uppingham and St John’s College, Oxford. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
WHILE THEY SLEEP
LORD JESUS
LOOK ON THEM
WHEN THEY RISE
RECEIVE THEM
Internal Individual Memorials.
BLAKESTON Bernard Moore

WE PRAY YOU REMEMBER IN THE LORD,
LUKE HARRISON BLAKESTON, PRIEST M.A.
CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
WHO DIED AUGUST 22ND 1916, AGED 55 YEARS,
AND IS BURIED AT LITTLE DRIFFIELD.
AND HIS DON
BERNARD MOORE BLAKESTON B.A.
SELWYN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
LIEUTENANT GURKHA RIFLES,
KILLED IN ACTION IN MESOPOTAMIA,
MARCH 25TH 1917, AGED 25 YEARS.
IN WHOSE MEMORY THE ALTAR IN THIS CHANCEL
IS GIVEN BY MARY GERTRUDE BLAKESTON,
WIFE AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE,
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILLIAM ANGAAS,
OF THIS PARISH.
RECEIVE THEM O LORD IN THE LAND WHICH
IS LIGHTED BY THE BRIGHTNESS OF THY FACE.

Second Lieutenant. Indian Army Reserve of Officers, attached 1st King George’s Own Gurkha Rifles (Malaun Regiment). Died above date and age. Son of (the late) Rev Luke Harrison Blakeston (late Vicar of Womersley, Yorks) and Mary Gertrude Blakeston. Commemorated Basra Memorial. Panel 43 and 65.

WILLIAMS Theodore Cecil Ormond

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS BIELBY TOPHAM
LATE OF FIELD HOUSE, BAINTON AND CHURCHWARDEN
OF THIS PARISH 1906 – 17 WHO DIED AT DRIFFIELD
16TH OCTOBER 1940. THIS MEMORIAL IS PLACED
HERE BY HIS WIDOW ALICE TOPHAM
ALSO OF THEIR NEPHEW
CAPTAIN THEODORE CECIL ORMOND WILLIAMS. M.C.
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION 24TH MARCH 1918.
"THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD."

WRANGHAM D’Arcy George

In loving memory of
Major D’Arcy George Wrangham
2nd Batt the East Yorkshire Regiment
Died of fever in India July 22nd 1920
Aged 41 Years
Buried at Peshawar.
Erected by his Mother.

Major. 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died above date, buried above place. Commemorated Delhi Memorial (India Gate). Face 1.

Internal Thanksgiving Plaque.
WRANGHAM
WRANGHAM
Digby
Darcy

The Cross on the High Altar was given
by Fanny Wrangham of Neswick Hall
in thanksgiving for the safe return of
her sons Digby and Darcy from the Great War.
Claster 1919.

Internal Wall Mounted Cross.
WILSON R C

KILLED
Pte R C WILSON 5th Yorks Regt
Sept
27th
1916

Bainton Book of Remembrance.
O God, the King of Righteousness, lead us, we pray Thee, in the ways of justice and peace. Inspire us to break down all tyranny and oppression, that each man may gain his just reward and give his due service, so that each may live for all, and all may care for each; in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Amen.

A Book of Remembrance of the Bainton Men who served in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
ATKINSON Burnett
Engineer. Royal Naval Reserve.
BECKETT Clythe
Private. Royal Garrison Artillery.
BRANTON Harry
Private. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
BRANTON William
Private. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
BYASS William Raymond
Rifleman. 21st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
CLARK George
Private. Labour Battalion.
COVERDALE Albert
Private. Royal Army Medical Corps.
CURL Frederick Nathaniel Augustus
Driver. Royal Engineers.
DOSDALE James
Private. 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.
ELGEY James
Captain. 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
EVERITT Walter
Private. Royal Air Force.
FOSTER Matthew
Driver. Royal Army Service Corps.
FRANKISH Sydney
Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery.
HARRISON Albert
Private. 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
HOLMES Arthur Stanley
Private. 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
MARKHAM Roland
Private. 52nd Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters).
NODDLE Albert Ernest
Private. Royal Army Medical Corps.
NODDLE James Harold
Mechanic. Royal Air Force.
RIDSDALE Arthur
Driver. 506 Field Company, Royal Engineers.
RIDSDALE Ernest
Private. 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
RINGROSE John Henry
Private. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
RICHARDSON John
Driver. Royal Field Artillery.
SMITH John
Private. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
WARD Frederick
Corporal. Royal Army Service Corps.
WARDELL Charles
Private. 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.
WILSON Henry
Private. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
WILSON John William
Sapper. Royal Engineers.
WRANGHAM Digby Francis
Major. 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. See Wrangham cross above
WRANGHAM Darcy George
Major. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. See Wrangham cross above and indiviudal plaque above
WRIGHT George
Stoker. Royal Navy.
WRIGHT John
Driver. Royal Army Service Corps.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who dost bring Thy faithful people to the green pastures & leadest them by the still waters, receive, we beseech Thee, the souls of Thy faithful servants departed into that pleasant land of rest, where with the Father and the Holy Ghost Thou livest & reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen.

[Note: all below have photograph attached]
BARRETT Charles
Baptised Bainton 13 May 1894. Lance Corporal. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th June 1918, aged 24 years. Buried in Mailly Maillet Cemetery near Albert, France.
DOBSON Frederick
Baptised Bainton (Fred) 20 November 1892. Private. 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Arras 27th April 1917, aged 25 years. Buried in Browns British Cemetery, Fampoux, near Arras.
FOSTER John William
Private. 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th November 1916, aged 37 years.
HOSKINS John James
Private. 2/2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Reported missing since 26th October 1917, aged 29 years.
HUDSON William Ernest
Baptised Bainton 23 September 1883. Private. 2nd Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 19th December 1916, aged 33 years.
HUGILL James Herbert
Baptised Bainton 15 December 1889. Private. 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th August 1917, aged 27 years. Buried in Military Cemetery, Heninel, near Arras.
NUTHALL John Constantine
Second Lieutenant. 14th Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Nieuport in Flanders 14th July 1917, aged 28 years. Buried in Coxyde Cemetery near Nieuport.
SHARP John Tom Batty
Baptised Bainton 8 November 1896Private. 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Died of wounds at the Base Hospital, Rouen 29th May 1918, aged 22 years. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.
WARDELL Harry
Baptised Bainton 12 April 1896. Private. 1st Northern Cyclists Died 2nd December 1918, while serving at Bainton in a Labour Battalion, aged 22 years. Buried in this churchyard.
WILLIAMS Theodore Cecil Ormond

Captain. 16th Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). Died on 24th March 1918 at a Field Hospital of wounds received in action at Clery, aged 32 years. Buried in the Cemetery at Dernancourt. Awarded Military Cross on March 7th 1918. See individual plaque above.

From the London Gazette, 7th March 1918.
"For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty.
He led his company with great gallantry in the attack, securing all his objectives & capturing many prisoners. He consolidated his position & cleared a village of a party of the enemy who were sniping from the houses, accounting for ten of them himself."

WILSON Richard Colley
Baptised Bainton 10 May 1896. Private. 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme 27th September 1916, aged 20 years. Buried first in Bottom Wood Cemetery, Fricourt, later in Grave 10, Row D, Plot 15, Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France. Recommended for Distinguished Conduct Medal a fortnight before his death. See individual Cross above
WOODS Eric Joseph
Lieutenant. 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Reported missing since 9th October 1917 when he went into action near Poelcappelle, Belgium, aged 22 years. In 1916 (September 15) Lieutenant Woods was severely wounded on the Somme, when advancing on German Trenches.
While they sleep Lord Jesus look on them:
When they rise receive them.

Written & illuminated on 11 sheets, i.e.
22 leaves, of Vellum by Edward Johnston
at Ditchling in Sussex, from materials sup-
plied by the Rector of Bainton the Rev. Canon
S.L. Ollard, & finished 20 July 1923. A.D.
In memoriam fortinm
pars operis donum est:
et litterae auratae pro
parentibus surrt.

Photographic copy by E. Teskey-King 1987.
Loose paper behind Book of Remembrance.
SECOND WAR
1939-1945
 
HARPER Albert
Gunner 943567. 124 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th June 1942, aged 23 years. Son of William Henry and Emily Harper of Bainton, Yorks. Commemorated Alamein Memorial. Column 35.
HOLTBY William
John William Holtby. Volunteer. 6th East Riding (Driffield) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 9th October 1940. Son of John William and Mary Hannah Holtby. Husband of Hilda Holtby. Commemorated Bainton (St Andrew) Churchyard Extension.

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