Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
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Information and photos for the following are to be found on this page;-
|Private Samuel SARGEANT
Private Robert Eric SCARBOROUGH
Captain George Jefferson SCOTT
Private Albert Edward SEABORN
John Wilson SEDMAN
Captain Norman Percy SHEPHERD-TURNEHAM
Serjeant Alick SHORTRIDGE
Private John James SIBLEY
Major Kenneth William Lee SIMONET
Captain Arthur Wilson SIMPKIN
Captain Harry Hargreaves SIMPKIN
Lieutenant Edward Reginald SPOFFORTH
Private John SPROUL
Major Thomas Wolryche STANSFELD
Private James STANSFIELD
Private Sydney STARR
Private William STOCKDALE
Private William STONEHOUSE
Private / 2nd Lieutenant Logan STUDLEY
Sergeant Henry George SUMPTER
Lt Colonel Sir Mark SYKES
|Private Samuel SARGEANT.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 3 July 1916.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Private Sargeant's name is on the Middlesbrough War Memorial.
(Photo from a g-g-nephew Jack Sargeant <email@example.com>, who also states that Samuel Sargeant was 22 when he lost his life.)
|Private Robert Eric SCARBOROUGH.
15th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, attached to 10th T R Battn. Son of Benjamin and M. E. Scarborough, of 10, Fold West Lane, Haworth. Died at home 12 May 1917. Aged 18.
Born Haworth, Enlisted Keighley (Yorks), Resided Haworth.
Buried HAWORTH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD.
We are extremely grateful to Andy Wade of The Men of Worth website for providing the photograph of Robert Scarborough.
A biography of Private Scarborough can be found on the "Past Matters" website.
|Captain George Jefferson
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Mentioned in Despatches. Son of George and Victoria Scott, of Market Weighton, Yorks. Killed 25 December 1915. Aged 41.
Buried POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY.
The following notes are provided in Bob Coulson's biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers killed in the First World War;-
George Scott was an East Yorkshireman born in Market Weighton in 1873 and worked for a local bank after leaving school.
A pre-war territorial Captain Scott was with the 5th Battalion at its HQ in Scarborough when they were mobilized at 6-00pm on August 4th 1914.
They travelled to France in April of 1915 with Captain Scott joining them later in the year. In November after a months rest from front line duty spent at Outtersteene they travelled by train to Poperinghe and from there marched to Dickebusche and into the front line trenches in the Ypres Salient.
Captain George Jefferson Scott was killed in action in this area on Christmas Day 1915 at the age of 41. His grave can be seen today in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery just outside the town on the road to Reninghelst.
George Scott was the son of George and Victoria Scott of Market Weighton.
After his death the Green Howards Gazette wrote of him,
“Our loss is great. Several of us have lost a personal and sterling friend and the battalion one of its most popular and experienced officers. All he has done for the Volunteer Force in general and the battalion in particular will never be known for he invariably did things and said little”.
The photo has been taken from "Illustrated War DeLuxe" and has been provided by James Pasby (<firstname.lastname@example.org>)
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For a biography of Private Seaborn, click on the above image. Close the window that opens to return to this page.
|Private Albert Edward SEABORN.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 164222 RFA. Killed 29 April 1918. Aged 20.
Buried ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY.
A biography of Private Seaborn can be obtained by clicking on the image on the left. This has been provided by Jimmy James, <email@example.com>, to whom we are extremely grateful.
|Private John Wilson SEDMAN.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mrs A. Sedman. Died 2 June 1917. Aged 20.
Born Malton, Enlisted Malton, Resided Malton.
Commemorated in the UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE (grave location curently unknown).
Private Sedman lived with his parents at 82 Old Maltongate in Malton. He enlisted in the 5th Battalion on 3 November 1914, and served at home until 29 September 1916.
He was discharged as being unfit for further service, suffering from tuberculosis.
He was discharged to Pension, and died at home on 2 June 1917.
The photo of John Sedman is one of the photos in Elizabeth Graham's Family Tree as shown on Ancestry.co.uk.
|Captain Norman Percy SHEPHERD-TURNEHAM.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 28 September 1916
Commemorated on Pier and Face 3A and 3D, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
The following biographical information on Captain Shepherd-Turneham is given on the Abingdon School website, who have kindly allowed us to use it on the Yorkshire Regiment Remembrance website.
Born 19 June 1878. Father EL Shepherd Esq, The Park, Abingdon.
Attended Abingdon School 1889 to 1894. Guys Hospital Dental School 1897 to 1901,
On leaving Roysse’s [Abingdon] School in 1894 – (his contemporaries will remember him as Percy Shepherd) – he was articled to his cousin Mr JH Badcock, MRCS, LRCP, Dentist, of 140 Harley Street W, and proceeded to Guy’s Hospital where he qualified as a Dental Surgeon. He continued in the profession until the autumn of 1914 when he volunteered for Army Service and received his commission as Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. He went with his Battalion to the Dardanelles in September 1915 and was there until the evacuation in which his battalion was one of the last to leave. After spending some time in Mudros, his battalion went to Egypt and from there direct to France. He was now a Captain commanding a Company. On September 28th 1916, after successfully leading his company in an attack on German trenches near Thiepval he was instantaneously killed by a high-explosive shell while writing his report on the steps of a German dug-out. His CO wrote of him: “He will be greatly missed by all the officers and men as he was so popular with them. I shall very much feel his loss as he was one of my most capable Company Commanders and a man I could always rely on, besides personally being a great friend of mine.”
Percy Shepherd was a keen Association Football player. He played for the school and afterwards in London for Guy’s Hospital, the United Hospitals and the Crouch End Vampires. He was afterwards Captain of the Hastings Football Club for some years.
The photo has been taken from the Abingdon School website, who have kindly allowed us to use it on the Yorkshire Regiment Remembrance website.
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|Serjeant Alick SHORTRIDGE.
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22 January 1915.
Born Ajmere (Rajputana, India), Enlisted Umballa (India), Resided Flimby (Cumberland).
Commemorated Panel 4, Ploegsteert Memorial.
John Sly (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) has researched the career of Serjeant Shortridge in connection with Serjeant Shortridge's medals. John has written a short biography of Serjeant Shortridge, and this may be read by selecting the link below.
For further information and photos of Private J J Sibley, select the photo above.
|Private John James SIBLEY,
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 4 July 1916.
Born Mortimer (Berks), Enlisted Aldershot, Resided Wades Mill (Ware - Hertford).
Christopher Johnson, <email@example.com>, a great nephew of Private Sibley has researched the life of this soldier. This can be read by selecting the link, below, or the photo to the left.
Note : In the photo (left) of John James Sibley, he is seen to be a Lance Corporal. This photo was taken in 1915, However, records show him to have been a Private at the time of death.
|Major Kenneth William Lee
1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 21 January 1916.
Commemorated Panel 14, Basra Memorial.
Barrie Bertram (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) has provided the following information on Major Kenneth Simonet, who was an Old Boy of Queen Victoria College, Jersey (Channel Islands);-
"Kenneth William Lee Simonet, third son of William Simonet, of Radier, Grouville, Jersey, entered (Queen Victoria College) in September 1892, at the age of eleven, and remained for seven years. He was in the Football XV for two years, 1897 and 1898. In 1899 he obtained a commission in the 2nd (East) Battalion, RMIJ and in the following year headed the list of Militia candidates for the Army. He was gazetted to the Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment, and became Captain in 1909 and Major in 1916, most of his service being in India.
At the beginning of the War he was appointed instructing officer to a Territorial battalion in India, but in December 1915 was attached to the Black Watch and went to Mesopotamia. He was only once in action. Badly wounded early in an attack on the Turkish lines, he refused to be sent back, and again led his men during a further attack, when he was mortally wounded, 21st - 22nd January, 1916."
The following information is given in M L Ferrar's "Officers of the Green Howards 1688 - 1931";-
Born in Jersey 14 March 1881, son of William Simonet od Radiez (sic), Jersey.
2nd Lieutenant 5 January 1901, Lieutenant 16 January 1904, Captain 1 April 1909.
Killed in action in Mesopotamia 21 January 1916 when attached to the Black Watch.
"In him the Regiment has lost not only an excellent officer but one of the most sympathetic of men, and he will be deeply mourned by his comrades. He was a nephew opf the late Lieut-Colonel J F Simonet who served for 14 years in the 19th." (Green Howards Gazette).
Memorial in Gorey Church, Jersey.
|Captain Arthur Wilson SIMPKIN.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached 8th Battalion West Yorks Regt. Son of J. W. and Emily Simpkin, of Norton Royd, Woodkirk, Dewsbury, Yorks. Killed 30 September 1918. Aged 22.
Buried RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY.
(Robert Coulson has provided further biographical details of Captain Arthur Simpkin in his Memorial Roll of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment.)
Photo : Imperial war Museum Collection
|Captain Harry Hargreaves SIMPKIN.
13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John William and Emily Simpkin, of Norton Royd, Woodkirk, Dewsbury, Yorks. Killed 22 March 1918. Aged 22.
Commemorated on Bay 5, ARRAS MEMORIAL.
(Robert Coulson has provided further biographical details of Captain Harry Simpkin in his Memorial Roll of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment.)
Photo : Imperial war Museum Collection
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|Corporal Alexander SPINK.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 15 September 1916.
Born Nawton (Helmsley, Yorks), Enlisted Pickering (Yorks)
Buried ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT.
Son of Mr W Spink of Pickering. A Pre-War Territorial he went to the front in May 1915 and was wounded 2 weeks later. Returned to the front in January 1916, and just prior to being killed had taken the place of Sgt. L Harker who was wounded.
(Photo from the Beck Isle Museum Archives/Collection. Ref: Roger Dowson, <email@example.com>)
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|Lieutenant Edward Reginald
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary D. and the late Edward Spofforth, of York. Killed 2 April 1916. Aged 24.
Buried POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY.
The Oundle School Roll of Honour provides a larger photo and further information on Lieutenant Spofforth. Select the image on the left to be taken to this document.
We are very grateful to Avalon Eastman of the Oundle School Roll of Honour website for permission to use the photo and further information.
|Private JOHN SPROUL. 2189.
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Alexander and Helen Sproul, of 36, Aire St., South Bank, Yorks. Native of Leith, Scotland. Killed 14 February 1916. Aged 20.
Born Leith (Scotland), Enlisted Stokesley, Resided South Bank.
Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND.
"Jim" of the North East War Memorials Project (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) has kindly forwarded the attached photo, which comes from a contemporary in-house magazine of the Smith's Dock Company.
Photo from that of 2nd Battalion Officers, 1914
|Major Thomas Wolryche STANSFELD
Born at Leeds, 30th June, 1877, son of Thomas Wolryche Stansfeld, J.P., of Weetwood Grove. Leeds.
2nd Lieut, 24th March, 1897; Lieut, 15th December 1898; Capt., 6th Foot, 19th February, 1902 ; Adjt., Mounted Infantry, South Africa, 22nd June, 1906—21st June, 1909 ; re-appointed to 19th Foot 8th Jan, 1908; Major 29th Sept 1914 ; Bt. Lt.-Col. 3rd June, 1916; Brevet-Col., 3rd June, 1919 ; half-pay, 1st August, 1923—1st October,
1925 ; retired with rank of Brigadier-General, 1st March, 1929.
Served in the Boer War, 1899-1902, and took part in the operations near Colesberg in January, 1900. In the march along the Modder River, including the Relief of Kimberley and actions at Paardeberg, Kitchener's Kop, Poplar Grove and Driefontein. Occupation of Bloemfontein. Was with the advance on Dewetsdorp. and action at Leuukop. In the advance to Pretoria and engagements at Brandfort, Kroonstadt, Vet and Zand Rivers. With the 4th M.I. in the fighting at Johannesburg and occupation of Pretoria, also in the advance to Komati Poort, including actions at Diamond Hill and Belfast (mentioned in despatches, D.S.O., promoted Captain, Queen's medal and 6 clasps, King's medal and 2 clasps).
Landed with the 2nd Battn. at Zeebrugge in the war of 1914-18, and took part in the battle of Ypres, October, 1914 (wounded, bronze star and clasp) Present at the battles of Festubert, 16th May, 1915 ; Givenchy, 15th June, 1915 and Hulloch, September — October, 1915 (mentioned in despatches. Brevet of Lieut.-Col). Appointed to command a brigade, 6th April, 1917, and was present at the fighting at Hargincourt Quarries, April, 1917, the third battle of Ypres, 26th September, 1917, Cambrai, November to December, 1917 (twice mentioned in despatches and Legion of Honour. Croix d' Officer). Was engaged at Bullecourt, 21st—24th March, 1918 ; Mount Kemmell, 12th —19th April; Mercatel, 23rd August, and advance from Lestrem to Toumai and Lille, September and October, 1918 (mentioned in despatches, C.M.G., Brevet of Colonel, silver and bronze medals and Croix de Guerre.).
For further information and photos of Private J Stanfield, select the photo above.
|Private James STANFIELD,
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Emma Jane Dewhirst (formerly Stanfield), of East Longley, Norland, Yorks. Killed 9 April 1917. Aged 32.
Born Sowerby Bridge, Enlisted Halifax, Resided Sowerby Bridge.
Buried NEUVILLE-VITASSE ROAD CEMETERY.
(SDGW has the name spelt as "Stansfield")
For a larger photo together with two obituary notices, select the photo above.
|Private Sydney STARR,
11th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 15 October 1917. Aged 18.
Born Enfield, Enlisted Tottenham, Resided Fortyhill.
Commemorated in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE (The United Kingdom Book of Remembrance commemorates United Kingdom casualties of the two World Wars who were not formerly recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The men and women remembered here are presently commemorated solely by their database and register entry. The Commission will continue to investigate the grave location details.)
Research by John Tanner who runs a website (http://st-andrew-enfield.com/Enfield-Roll-of-Honour) showed that Private Starr was buried in Enfield's Lavender Hill Cemetery. Terry Denham of the "In from the Cold Project" has submitted Private Starr's name to the CWGC for recognition and has provided a grave reference (2107 Sec B Con).
For further information and photos of Private William Stockdale, select the photo above.
|Private William STOCKDALE.
201837 (formerly 5816)
4th (?) Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Ann Stockdale, Husband of Gladys Stockdale. Died at home Q1 1924. Aged 29.
Born Stokesley, Resided Ingleby Arncliffe.
To read more of William Stockdale, and see further photos, please select the thumbnail image on the left.
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|Private William STONEHOUSE.
Born on 12 January 1886. He lived at 132 High Street, Brotton (N Yorks) and was an ironstone miner.
He joined the Yorkshire Regiment (Depot) on 11 December 1915, and was posted to France on 21 July 1916. (It is not known which Battalion he served in).
He was discharged to the Army Reserves on 9 June 1917, and returned to work as a miner in Messrs Bell Brothers Hilton Mines in Brotton.
He married Hilda White of New Marske on 29 June 29th. They had 2 children, Rowland and Hilda.
He was killed in an industrial accident, aged 67, on 25 November 1953, aged 67.
The above information and photo is provided by his grandson, Adrian Stonehouse (<email@example.com>), and is supplemented by data from his Service Record.
For further information and photos of Logan Studley, select the photo above.
|Private Logan STUDLEY,
10397 / 2nd Lieutenant Logan STUDLEY
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 25 October 1914.
The story of Private / 2nd Lieutenant Logan Studley is remarkable.
We are very grateful to Ken Paterson (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) for drawing it to our attention in the first place, and for Madras College (St.Andrews, Fife, Scotland) for allowing us to use material from their archives.
To read more of the story of Logan Studley, please select the thumbnail image on the left.
For further information and photos of Sergeant Henry George SUMPTER, select the photo above.
|Sergeant Henry George SUMPTER,
Sergeant Sumpter served with the 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment throughout the First World War.
Although he was not in the original draft of the 2nd Battalion which fought at the First Battle of Ypres, he first fought in France in November 1914.
He was wounded twice and gassed once.
Sergeant Henry Sumpter's grandson, Mick Sumpter (<Mick.Sumpter@MKMBS.co.uk>) has provided photographs and details of his grandfather. By selecting the image on the left, or the link below, the photos and information can be obtained as a PDF file.
For further information on Sergeant Henry George Sumpter, please click on the photo to the left, or the link below.
For further information and photos of Lt. Colonel Sir Mark Sykes, select the photo above.
|Lt Colonel Sir Mark SYKES
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. 6th Bart. Commander of the Order of St. Stanislas (Russia). Order of the Star of Roumania. Son of the late Sir Tatton Sykes and Lady Jessica Sykes; husband of Lady Edith Sykes, of Sledmere, Malton, Yorks. M.P. for Central Hull since 1911. J.P. Died 16 February 1919. Aged 39.
Buried SLEDMERE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.
For further information on Sir Mark, please click on the photo to the left.