These web pages are dedicated to attempting to record something of the men of the Yorkshire Regiment who fought in the First World War. The Beck Isle Museum in Pickering has compiled a database of men from North Yorkshire who fought and died in the First World War. The Beck Isle Museum database and memorials recording project was designed and established by Roger Dowson with funding support from the Sharing Museum Skills Millenniun Awards Fund and with assistance from Creative Minds. Roger worked on secondment to the Beck Isle Museum from the Fusiliers Museum, Lancashire who also supported the project idea.
Roger Dowson is gathering material relating to both Pickering and the other towns and villages within Ryedale during the First World War. Local War Memorial listings and details are housed on a computer database at the museum. The Beck Isle Museum has kindly allowed us to have access to their database of names of men of the Yorkshire Regiment who were killed in the First World War and whose names are recorded on North Yorkshire memorials. (NB. Some of the names are for men who SERVED in the Yorkshire Regiment, and were not neccessarily killed or who died at the time).
If there are photographs of the person, or a memorial, then the link to the relevant page will be shown on the data for that individual. To find a name that is recorded on this database, please select from the initial letter for the surname (below) to be taken to a page for entries against that surname letter.
The data recorded against each name is presented as follows;-
|Surname||Forenames / Initials||Rank||Regimental No||Age||Date of Death|
|Battalion / Regiment||Where born, enlisted, or resided|
|Personal details, biographical notes|
|Where buried (Commonwealth War Grave data)||Local memorial (1)|
|Local memorial (2)|
|Local memorial (31)|
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