War memorials, North Yorkshire
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Ferryhill, - County Durham
War memorials, North Yorkshire

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The War Memorial for Ferryhill (County Durham)
The War Memorial for Ferryhill (County Durham)
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

The War Memorial Ferryhill is located in the gardens in front of Ferryhill Town Hall. The memorial consusts of a statue of a British soldier standing on a plinth. The names of those commemorated are recorded on the two sides and the rear of the plinth, with the names being incised in gold. The names of 7 men who lost their lives in the Second World War are also recorded.

The front of the memorial is dedicated "To the Glory of God and in Thankful Remembrance of the men of Ferry Hill who gave Their Lives for Their Country in the Great War 1914 - 1918 and in the Second World War 1939 - 1945.

Of the 138 names for the First World War, 13 are for soldiers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment. Details are as below.


Private James Allcroft, 16091. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Sarah Allcroft, of 16, Stephenson St., Dean Bank, Ferryhill, Co. Durham. Killed 31 July 1917. Aged 41.
Born Ferryhill, Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Ferryhill.
Commemorated on Panel 33, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.

Corporal George Dring, MM. 17691. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George Dring, of 13, Trafalgar St., Ferryhill, Co. Durham. Killed 8 June 1917. Aged 21.
Born East Howe-le-Crossings (Durham), Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Ferryhill Station.
Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private Stanley Dickinson, G/66021. 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, formerly 23409 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Margaret Fernetta Dickinson, of 26, Gordon St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Born at York. Killed 2 October 1918. Aged 20.
Born York, Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Ferryhill.
Buried STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE.

Lance Corporal John Joseph Fletcher. 19366. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Margaret Edith Kell, of 7, St. Luke's Terrace, Ferryhill, Co. Durham. Killed 7 June 1917 (SDGW) / 11 June 1917 (CWG). Aged 22.
Born Spennymoor (Co. Durham), Enlisted Ferryhill.
Commemorated on Panel 33, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.

Serjeant Edward Henderson, 3/9110. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Jane Ann Henderson, of 19, Bertha St., Broom, Ferryhill. Died at home 14 October 1914. Aged 46.
Born Yafforth (Northallerton), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Ferryhill.
Buried FERRYHILL CEMETERY.

Private Isaac William Hodgson, 16905. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Isaac Hodgson, of 5, Hackworth St., Dean Bank, Ferryhill, Co. Durham. Killed 13 September 1916. Aged 22.
Born Ferryhill, Enlisted Ferryhill (Co. Durham).
Buried BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, Authuille Wood.

Private John William Hopkins, 123160. 38th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 205427 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 24 April 1918.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Ferryhill.
Buried BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT.

Private Thomas Jones. 18562. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 30 September 1916.
Born Ferryhill (Durham), Enlisted Ferryhill.
Buried REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT.

Private William Linsley, MM *. 16587. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Jane Linsley, of Ferryhill Village, Co. Durham. Killed 2 November 1918. Aged 42.
Born Ferryhill, Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Ferryhill.
Buried QUERENAING COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

Lance Corporal Thomas Moody. 34170. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 18559 the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs. Moody, of 13, Sykes St., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Killed 9 June 1917.
Born Coundon (Durham), Enlisted Ferryhill (Durham).
Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.

Lance Corporal James Herbert Sawyer. 18409. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 5 July 1916.
Born Howden-le-Wear (Durham), Enlisted Darlington, Resided Ferryhill.
Buried DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private Reeves Hebron Stewart. 33488. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 June 1917.
Enlisted Ferryhill (Durham).
Buried LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE.

Lance Corporal Robert Vickerstaff, 19363. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Rhoda Vickerstaff; husband of Greta Bridge Morgan (formerly Vickerstaff), of 5, Brockwell St., Byers Green, Spennymoor, Co. Durham. Killed 7 June 1917. Aged 23.
Born Spennymoor (Durham), Enlisted Ferryhill, Resided Spennymoor.
Commemorated on Panel 33, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.


The War Memorial for Ferryhill (County Durham)
The War Memorial for Ferryhill (County Durham)
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

One of the Faces of the War Memorial for Ferryhill (County Durham)
One of the Faces of the War Memorial for Ferryhill (County Durham)
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

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