War memorials, North Yorkshire
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Tow Law
(Co. Durham)
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The War Memorial in Tow Law.
The War Memorial in Tow Law.
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

The War Memorial in Tow Law is an impressive monument, with the sculpture of a First World War infantryman on its top. The memorial is on the main A68 road that passes through the town, and is seen by all passing motorists.

The sculpture of the First World War infantryman has recently been repaired. At the bottom of this page is a photo of the original sculpture taken in April 2009, together with a photo of the recently repaired sculpture taken in August 2011.

The four memorial panels are shown as small-sized images below. Larger sized versions of these images may be obtained by selecting the small image; close the window that opens to return to this page. The larger sized images may be used for transcription, if neccessary.
Details of the men of the Yorkshire Regiment are shown below these images.

Although 17 names appear on the memorial under "Yorks", only 11 of the names appear to be for the Yorkshire Regiment. The other "Yorks" names either can't be found in the records, or belong to other Yorkshire regiments.
One soldier who originally served with the Yorkshire Regiment was killed fighting with the Northumberland Fusiliers.


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Private Thomas William Cave. 18254. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John Thomas and Jane Cave, of 4, Chapel St., Quebec, Co. Durham; husband of Elizabeth Jane Cave, of 7, Richardson's Row, Sunnyside, Tow Law, Co. Durham. Killed 8 July 1916. Aged 31.
Born High Grange (Crook, Co. Durham), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Hedley Charlton, MC. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late William Charlton and of Frances Elizabeth Charlton, J.P., of The West Garth, Guisborough, Yorks; husband of Mrs. D. F. Money (formerly Charlton), of 79, Wodeland Avenue, Guildford. Killed 22 March 1918. Aged 32.
Buried ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Lieutenant Colonel Charlton was Manager of the Hedley Hope Colliery before joining the Yorkshire Regiment.

Private Samuel Charlton. 17993. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 11 January 1916.
Born East Hedleyhope (Durham), Enlisted Durham, Resided East Hedleyhope (Durham).
Buried HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private James Cloughton. 18649. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 27 September 1916.
Born Tow Law (Durham), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
(Name spelt as "Claughton" on memorial)

Private Thomas Gibson Collinson. 18699. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Collinson, of Soldiers Homes, Crook, Co. Durham. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 27.
Born Auckland Park (Durham), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law (Durham).
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private William Joseph Corr. 25009. 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 18700 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 25 October 1917.
Born Tow Law (Durham), Enlisted Sunderland.
Buried RUISSEAU FARM CEMETERY.

Private George Crowe. 40454. 8th Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 31413 11th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Killed 29 September 1917.
Born Tow Law (Durham), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law.
Buried MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private Edward Lee, 18253. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mary and the late Edward Lee, of Sunnyside, Tow Law, Co. Durham. Killed 2 July 1916. Aged 35.
Born Byers Green (Spennymoor), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law (Durham).
Buried LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE.

Private Charles Henry Hall. 19447, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late John and Ellen Hall; husband of Mary E. Hall, of 6, Old Rows, Sunnyside, Tow Law, Co. Durham. Killed 8 July 1916. Aged 29.
Born I of W (Hampshire), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law (Durham).
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Privte John George Pearse, 41785. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 174469 R F A. Son of Margaret Harrigan, of Front St., Sunnyside, Tow Law, Co. Durham. Killed 11 October 1917.
Born Tow Law (Durham), Enlisted Crook, Resided Tow Law.
Buried DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY.
(Name spelt as "Pears" on memorial)

Private G Richardson, 17871. The Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Margaret Richardson, of Tow Law. Died 5 July 1916. Aged 30.
Buried TOW LAW CEMETERY.
(Not shown in SDGW)

Private John William Walker. 16523. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Christopher and B. Walker, of 24, Gladstone Terrace, Sunny Side, Tow Law, Co. Durham. Died 22 August 1915. Aged 21.
Born Woodyfield (Crook, Durham), Enlisted Sunderland, Resided Woodyfield.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial

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The sculpture of a First World War infantryman on top of the Tow Law War Memorial (April 2009)
The sculpture of a First World War infantryman on top of the Tow Law War Memorial (April 2009)
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

The sculpture of a First World War infantryman on top of the Tow Law War Memorial (August 2011)
The sculpture of a First World War infantryman on top of the Tow Law War Memorial (August 2011)
(Photo : Dave Charlesworth <david.j.charlesworth@btinternet.com>)


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