War memorials, North Yorkshire
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(Co. Durham)
War memorials, North Yorkshire

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The War Memorial for Brancepeth, Co. Durham
The War Memorial for Brancepeth, Co. Durham
Photo : Edward Nicholl

The War Memorial for Brancepeth is located beside the main door of the Church of St. Brandon in Brancepeth.

The memorial is an octagonal shaft surmounted by an ornate cross, mounted on a square base. One face of the base carries the dedication for the memorial. Two of the other faces commemorate 16 men who lost their lives in the First World War, and the remaining face commemorates 1 man who lost his life in the Second World War.

The names of those commemorated are shown below.

Thomas Atkinson
George Baul
Robert Guyll
Carlyle Johnson
Ronald Laking
William Oyston
Frederick Ramely
Wilfred Race
Albert Rodgers
Raymond Scott
Charles Skinner
John Smith
Richard Smith
Joseph Watson
George Waddell
Thomas Wilkinson
Richard E Wylde

Three soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment are commemorated on this memorial (their names are emphasised, above).

Private George Baul. 115309. 11th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 205081 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 27 September 1918.
Born Tanfield (Durham), Enlisted Durham, Resided Brancepeth (Durham).

Private Carlyle Johnson. 45860. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Catherine Johnson, of White House Farm, Willington, Co. Durham; husband of Elizabeth Emma Johnson, of "Clairmont," Prince's St., Bishop Auckland. Killed 14 December 1917. Aged 31.
Born Castle Eden (Durham), Enlisted Newcastle, Resided Burnhope.

Private Joseph Watson. 20662. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 4 November 1918.
Born Metal Bridge, Enlisted Spennymoor.
Commemorated on Panel 5, VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL.

The Dedication on the Brancepeth War Memorial.The Dedication on the Brancepeth War Memorial.
Photo : Edward Nicholl

St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, with e War Memorial by the Main EntranceSt. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, with the War Memorial by the Main Entrance
Photo : Edward Nicholl

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