War memorials, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire War Memorials, -
Filey,
St. Oswald's Church
War memorials, North Yorkshire

Close Window to return to main page

The Commemorative Plaque for the First World War in St. Oswald's Church, Filey
The Commemorative Plaque for the First World War in St. Oswald's Church, Filey
Photo © Colin Hinson

The First World War Memorial in St. Oswald's Church, Filey, is a brass plaque which lists the names of the men, with their regiments, against the years in which they lost their lives.
A full transcription of this memorial plaque is on the GENUKI website.

We are extremely grateful to Colin Hinson for permission to use his photograph and the transcription.

Nine men from the Yorkshire Regiment are commemorated on this memorial.


Major Harold Brown. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. DSO, M.C. &Croix de Guerre with Palm (France). Son of G. W. Brown, of Lindsay Grange, Branksome Park, Bournemouth; husband of Dorothy J. E. Brown, of Kingston Lodge, Leigh Woods, Bristol. Killed on 23 March 1918. Aged 39.
Commemorated on Panel 31 and 32, POZIERES MEMORIAL.
For further information on Major Harold Brown, select here...........Major Brown of Leeds

Private Harold Crimlisk. 41738. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment,formerly 174516 R F A. Son of Thomas and Margaret Crimlisk, of 21, Victoria Avenue, Filey, Yorks. Killed 27 September 1917. Aged 20.
Born Filey, Enlisted Beverley (Yorks), Resided Filey.
Buried CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY.
(Name spelt "Crimlish" in SDGW and GH Gazette database)

Lance Corporal Jenkinson Haxby. 19795. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Matthew C. and Elizabeth Ann Haxby of 16 Mitford St., Filey, Yorks. Killed 7 July 1916. Aged 23.
Born Filey (Yorks), Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Filey.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
(Incorrectly shown on the plaque as having served in the West Yorkshire Regiment).

Private Harry Hepton. 16686. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 5 December 1916.
Born Filey, Enlisted Scarborough.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.

Private Thomas Jenkinson, 2248. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas Robert and Elizabeth Towse Jenkinson, of "Fortuyn," 57, Mitford St., Filey, Yorks. Killed 25 April 1915. Aged 19.
Born Filey (Yorks), Enlsited Scarborough, Resided Filey.
Commemorated on Panel 33, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.
(Incorrectly shown on the plaque as having served in the East Yorkshire Regiment).

Lance Corporal Thomas Cammish Major. 241236. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary A. G. Major, of Mount Pleasant Cottage, Filey, Yorks, and the late Richard Major. Killed 8 October 1918. Aged 21.
Born Filey (Yorks), Enlisted Scarborough.
Buried TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private Dixon Overfield, 41782. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 174599 RFA. Killed 9 October 1917.
Born Hunmanby (Yorks), Enlisted Filey.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, TYNE COT MEMORIAL.

Private Peter Sayers. 241529. 8th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Of Filey, Yorks. Killed 19 January 1919. Aged 21.
Enlisted Bridlington, Resided Filey.
Buried MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private Edward Sydney Ward. 1323. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 19 September 1916.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Bridlington.
Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ.
(On the Filey War memorial there is an "E Warde", and in St. Oswald's Church, Filey, an "Edward Ward of the 5th Battalion, killed 1916" is commemorated. It is assumed that the above Private Edward Sydney Ward is the relevant person.)


St. Oswald's Church, FileySt. Oswald's Church, Filey
Photo © Copyright Dave Pickersgill and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

-----------------> Return to top of the page