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West Hartlepool
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The War Memorial in Hartlepool Town Centre
The War Memorial in Hartlepool Town Centre
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

The War Memorial for West Hartlepool stands in Hartlepool Town Centre in a pedestrian precinct. The memorial is a column, with the following inscribed on its base;-

1914 - 1919       +       1939 - 1945
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN WHO AT THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM TO HAZARD THEIR LIVES THAT OTHER MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

Flanking this column, at its base, are twelve bronze panels bearing the names of the men who fell in the First World War. Six panels arefacing the main square, and six are at the rear. Approximately 1500 names are to be found on these panels.
Photos of the panels are provided below.

In front of the column, - see photo above, are four square plinths. Each plinth has four bronze panels carrying the names of the men, - and women, of the town who lost their lives in the Second World War.

The names of all those men from the town of Hartlepool who lost their lives in the First World War are also recorded on a Roll of Honour, - a copy of which may be inspected in the Teesside Archives. This Roll of Honour provides not only the name of each man, but his address in Hartlepool, his regiment, and his date of death. The names of the men of the Yorkshire Regiment, which match those on the Memorial, are taken from this Roll of Honour and are shown below.


Private James Affleck. 3/7225. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 26 July 1916.
Born Thornaby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 5 Bertha St West Hartlepool.
Buried MIDDLESBROUGH (LINTHORPE) CEMETERY.

Private Francis Richard Allinson. 3/8370. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Frank and Mary Allinson, of West Hartlepool. Died 22 October 1916. Aged 20.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 14 Freeman Street West Hartlepool.
Buried HARTLEPOOL (STRANTON) CEMETERY.
Alternative Commemoration - buried in Hartlepool North Cemetery. Name on Screen Wall, Stranton Cemetery.

Private William Archibold, 15510. 10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 26 January 1916. Aged 24.
Born Little Moorsome, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 83 Chester Rd West Hartlepool.
Buried CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES.

Private Sancton Brown Cloudsdale Arnold, 241420. 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Adopted son of Robert James and Emma Witty, of 49, Brougham Terrace, West Hartlepool. Killed 6 June 1918. Aged 21.
Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 49, Brougham Terrace West Hartlepool.
Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY.

Private Robert Barff, 3/7729. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 31 March 1917. Aged 28.
Born Mickleby (Whitby), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Bolton Percy (Nr York).
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.
(Hartlepool Roll of Honour gives residence as 60 Sunderland Street, West Hartlepool)

Private Thomas Beardsmore, 20691. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 23.
Born Castleford, Enlisted Castleford, Resided 2 Water Street West Hartlepool.
Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ.

Private Christopher William Bell, 13724. 10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 17 November 1915. Aged 29.
Born West Hartlepool (Christchurch), Enlisted West Hartlepool , Resided 2 Commercial Terrace West Hartlepool .
Commemorated Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.
(was on the Hospital Ship "Anglia")

Lance Corporal John William Bell, 33501. 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 31 January 1917. Aged 34.
Born Stranton (West Hartlepool), Enlisted West Hartlepool , Resided 4 Dalton Street West Hartlepool .
Buried GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT.

Serjeant William Bootham. 7494. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Samuel Bootham, of Bradford; husband of Winifred Johnson, (formerly Bootham), of 6, Gloucester St., West Hartlepool. Died 29 September 1918. Aged 38.
Born Saltaire (Bradford), Enlisted Bradford, Resided 21 Burbank Street West Hartlepool.
Buried SUCRERIE CEMETERY, EPINOY.

Lance Corporal James Bradley, 7585. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Richard Bradley. Killed 7 May 1915. Aged 28.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Bradford, Resided Leeds.
Buried LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY.

Private Thomas William Brown. 25186. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Peter and Christy Brown. His brother Edward also fell. Killed 17 January 1917. Aged 23.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Temperance Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private Herbert Bruce. 23082. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. S. E. Bruce, of Stockton-on-Tees. Killed 6 November 1918. Aged 20.
Born Stockton-on-Tees, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 36 Durham Street West Hartlepool.
Buried ROISIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

Corporal John Burke. 12628. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 10 July 1916. Aged 33.
Born Thornaby, Enlisted Northallerton, Resided 7 Uppingham Street West Hartlepool.
Buried GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE.

Private James William Butcher, 8476. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Eliza Butcher, of 1, Laurence St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 25.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 1 Laurence Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Serjeant Thomas Butler. 27658. 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Butler, of 14, Bangor St., West Hartlepool. Died 22 October 1916. Aged 38.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 14 Bangor Street West Hartlepool.
Buried HARTLEPOOL (STRANTON) CEMETERY.

Private Harold Cappleman, 20679. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Cappleman, of 62 Scalby Rd., Scarborough. Killed 20 September 1917. Aged 19.
Born Scarborough, Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Scarbrough Street West Hartlepool.
Buried TYNE COT CEMETERY.

Lance Corporal Jonathan Carpenter, 3/8718. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 27 September 1915. Aged 25.
Born Stockton-on-Tees, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 5 Union Place West Hartlepool.
Buried NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY.

Lieutenant Rowland Telford Casebourne. 3rd Battalion attached 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Charles Townsend Casebourne and Eliza Jane Casebourne, of Greatham House, Greatham, Co. Durham; husband of Eva Gertrude Casebourne, of Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees. Served in the South African Campaign. Killed 2 July 1916. Aged 39.
Resided West Hartlepool.

Private William James Morrison Child. 36052. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 18 October 1916. Aged 19.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 27 Grosvenor Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private Matthew Richardson Coleman. 3/8626. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Esther Coleman; husband of Mary Jane Doyle (formerly Coleman), of 2, Queen St., Middleton, Hartlepool. Killed 12 March 1915. Aged 25.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 104 Burbank Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.
(Hartlepool Roll of Honour gives him as "Matthew Hutchinson Coleman" of the 3rd Yorks. Also lists a T W Coleman at the same address!).

Private John Coulson. 3/8628. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth A. Coulson, of 29, Stainton St., West Hartlepool. Killed 22 November 1916. Aged 36.
Born Jarrow, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 25 Dover Street West Hartlepool.
Buried ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private James Davidson. 8802. 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 5 May 1918. Aged 30.
Born Stranton (West Hartlepool), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 17 Barnard Street West Hartlepool.
Buried AMARA WAR CEMETERYS.

Private Joseph Davies. 14738. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 2 February 1916.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool.
Buried BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER.

Private John William Dennis. 23486. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Sarah Hannah Dennis, of 70, South Parade, West Hartlepool. Killed 5 November 1916. Aged 21.
Born Stokesley, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 54 Northumberland Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Lance Serjeant Robert Donachie. 10202. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 8 May 1918. Aged 23.
Born Thornaby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 14 Derwent Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

Private Mark Kirton Downes. 3427. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Annie Elizabeth Downes, of 1, Mulgrave Rd., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Killed 15 September 1916. Aged 19.
Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 15 Rugby Terrace West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private William Ede. 8482. 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 23 April 1917. Aged 28.
Born Farnham (Surrey), Enlisted Aldershot, Resided 23 Freeman Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.

Private Edward Elvidge. 8867. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 15 June 1915. Aged 28.
Born Stranton (West Hartlepool), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 8 Warwick Place West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.

Private James Ferris. 72452. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), formerly 46954 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James and Jane Ferris, of Wingate, Co. Durham; husband of Henrietta Ferris, of 15, Brook St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Killed 28 May 1918. Aged 31.
Enlisted Ferryhill, Resided 15 Brook Street West Hartlepool.
Buried VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

Private Andrew Smith Fox. 13632. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Fox, of 14, Anson St., West Hartlepool. Killed 1 October 1916. Aged 26.
Born Hebburn (Durham), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 14 Anson Street West Hartlepool.
Buried CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY.

Private John Fox. 3/8304. 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Mary Fox, of West Hartlepool. Killed 8 November 1915. Aged 28.
Born Stranton (West Hartlepool), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 4 Kenilworth Street West Hartlepool.
Buried POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private David Gardiner. 14109. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 26.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 3 Slater Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private Matthew Gardner. 14170. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Stuart and Annie Gardner; husband of Annie Gardner, of 8, Briar St., West Hartlepool. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 28.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 8 Briar Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Serjeant William Grayley, DCM. 8899. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 30 September 1916. Aged 26.
Born Stranton (West Hartlepool), Enlisted Richmond, Resided 15 Carr Street West Hartlepool.
Buried REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT.

Private Thomas Hall. 15942. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 10 July 1916. Aged 37.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 29 Colenso Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Lance Corporal William Ernest Harrison, 14453. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William John and Ann Harrison, of 32, Bailey St., West Hartlepool; husband of Margaret E. Harrison, of 39, Bailey St., West Hartlepool. Died 20 September 1917. Aged 34.
Born Stranton, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 39 Bailey Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

Private George Hart. 10186. 10th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Mary Harper, of Diamond House, Lord St., Redcar, Yorks; husband of Lena Hart, of 31, Carlisle St., Dresden, Longton, Staffs. Killed 13 July 1916. Aged 27.
Born Norton (Stockton), Enlisted Richmond, Resided Stockton.
Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ.
(According to Hartlepool Roll of Honour was resident at 16 Scarborough Street, West Hartlepool)

CQMS Edward Hasker. 3677. 11th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Taylor (formerly Hasker), of Ballymacan, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Died at home 16 October 1915. Aged 48.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted Richmond, Resided Newcastle on Tyne.
Buried NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (ST. ANDREW'S AND JESMOND) CEMETERY.
(According to Hartlepool Roll of Honour was a resident of West Hartlepool)

Lance Corporal John Herbert Heath. 11163. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 21 August 1915. Aged 22.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 69 Brenda Street West Hartlepool..
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.

Private John Hedley. 3/8736. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 15 June 1915. Aged 29.
Born Christchurch (West Hartlepool), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 19 Gas Street West Hartlepool..
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.

Private John Henry Heseltine. 48184. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 5/11054, T R Battalion. Died 11 April 1918. Aged 18.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 5 Eamont Gardens West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 4, Ploegsteert Memorial.

Private John Robert Hodgson. 243303. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Harriet Hodgson, of Middlesbrough. Died 24 April 1917. Aged 19.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX.
(Shown in Hartlepool Roll of Honour as "John Richard Hodgson")

Private Philip Hodgson. 14736. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 13 July 1916. Aged 21.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 1 Harrison Street West Hartlepool.
Buried CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL.

Private William Hope. 38505. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Lawrence and Harriet Hope. Killed 16 June 1917. Aged 31.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 14 Melrose Street West Hartlepool.
Buried DERRY HOUSE CEMETERY No.2.

Lance Corporal Charles Henry Horseman. 15591. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 7 June 1917.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Private Peter Hughes, 38443. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Catherine Hughes, of 51, Sarah St., West Hartlepool. Died 9 October 1917. Aged 19.
Born Stranton (West Hartlepool), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 51 High Sarah Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

Private John Henry Ingram. 13650. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 21 March 1918. Aged 26.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted Hartlepool, Resided 16 Brook Street West Hartlepool.
Buried GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.

Lance Corporal Samuel Kelly. 3/8092. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 5 October 1916. Aged 24.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 18 Frederick Street West Hartlepool.
Buried ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT.

Private Thomas Lambert. 200834. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Eliza Lambert, of Middlesbrough, Yorks. Killed 23 September 1917. Aged 28.
Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private Alexander Graham Larkin. 46536. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 4 November 1918. Aged 33.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Gateshead, Resided Felling (Durham)..
Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY.

Private Frederick George Lawn, 205119. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late John and Mary Jane Lawn; husband of Betsy Lawn, of 28, Shrewsbury St., West Hartlepool. Died 24 December 1917. Aged 33.
Born Helmsley (Yorks), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 28 Shrewsbury Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.

Lance Corporal William Langton Lindsay, 34176. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 19576 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late John and Mary Jane Lawn; husband of Betsy Lawn, of 28, Shrewsbury St., West Hartlepool. Died 7 June 1917. Aged 25.
Born Escomb (Bishop Auckland), Enlisted Crook (Durham), Resided Witton Park (Durham).
Commemorated Panel 36 and 55, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.
(The West Hartlepool Roll of Honour gives his regiment as "Yorks" and place of residence as 7a Oxford Street, West Hartlepool. Looks like SDGW has got its facts completely wrong in this case!)

Private Thomas Henry Lund. 10841. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James Lindsay, of 14, Fallow St., Middlesbrough; husband of Mabel Kendall (formerly Lindsay), of 25, Bailey St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Killed 7 June 1917. Aged 25.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 68 Burbank Street West Hartlepool.
Buried AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

2nd Lieutenant Ian Cameron MacFarlane. 11th Battalion attached to 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Nancy Macfarlane, of 41, Hutton Avenue, West Hartlepool. Also served at Gallipoli and in Egypt. Killed 14 September 1916. Aged 20.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private John George Mason. 13516. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Mason, of 28, Jersey St., West Hartlepool. Died at home 31 May 1917. Aged 47.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 28 Jersey Street West Hartlepool.
Buried SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY.

Lance Corporal Martin McManus. 14356. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Agnes McManus, of 40, South St., West Hartlepool. Killed 13 October 1915. Aged 33.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided South Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 44 and 45, Loos Memorial.

Private Edward Mead. G/14657. 7th Battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment) formerly 7908 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Manuel and Ann Mead, of Chesterfield; husband of Sarah Mead, of 26, Arthur St., West Hartlepool. Killed 3 October 1918. Aged 37.
Born Whittington (Derbyshire), Enlisted Chesterfield (Derbyshire), Resided Whittington (Chesterfield, Derbyshire).
Buried DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Lance Corporal John Mitchell. 30734. 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 28692 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Walter Hussey Mitchell and Margaret Mitchell, of 24, Alderson St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Killed 18 September 1918. Aged 21.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Norton.
Commemorated Panel 4, Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Corporal John Murray. 13586. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 30 January 1917.
Born West Herrington (Houghton-le-Spring), Enlisted Shiney Row, Resided New Herrington.
Commemorated Panel 44 and 45, Loos Memorial.

Corporal Henry Mutimer. 19589. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 17 August 1918. Aged 32.
Born Bishop Auckland, Enlisted Crook (Durham), Resided 20 Temperance Street West Hartlepool.
Buried GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Burbank Nilsson. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached 7th Battalion East Yorks Regt. Son of Evelyn Mary Nilsson, of West Hartlepool, and the late Adolf Emanuel Nilsson. Killed 18 September 1918. Aged 24.
Buried GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private James Alfred Parkinson. 10982. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John G. and Lucy A. Parkinson, of 108, Alma St., West Hartlepool. One of five brothers who served. Killed 9 August 1915. Aged 18.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 108 Alma Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant John Perry. 3rd Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 23 July 1916. Aged 24.
Resided Park Road West Hartlepool.

Lance Corporal Robert Henry Picken. 78366. 10th Battalion Tank Corps, formerly 38378 the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 26 May 1918.
Born Stockton-on-Tees (Durham), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 30 Burn Road West Hartlepool.
Buried SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY.

Lieutenant Allan Pyman. 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 15 June 1915. Aged 19.
Resided Seaton Carew.
Commemorated on Panel 12, LE TOURET MEMORIAL.
(Further information from John Sly, - "Stand To" No 99, published by the Western Front Association;-
Born Dunsley, near Whitby. Educated at Heddon Court and Leys School and Clare College, Cambridge, 1913. SEcond Lieutenant 3rd Battalion 15 August 1914. Lieutenant 2 February 1915. Attached to 2nd Battalion 10 April 1915. Killed at Givenchy when acting as Machine-Gun Officer.)

Corporal Albert Ratcliffe. 3/7781. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 7 June 1917. Aged 32.
Born Idle (Bradford), Enlisted Halifax, Resided Bradford.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
(Hartlepool Roll of Honour indicates Corporal Ratcliffe lived at 17 Throston Street, West Hartlepool)

Private John Alfred Richardson. 16507. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 1 October 1915. Aged 24.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 12 Dover Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 44 and 45, Loos Memorial.

Private Frederick Scott. 46449. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Maria Scott, of 25, Aspinall St., Heywood, Lancs. Born at West Hartlepool. Killed 27 May 1918. Aged 24.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 12 Richard Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Soissons Memorial.

Corporal Albert Selby. 3/7950. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 24.
Born Hunslet (Yorks), Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Hunslet.
Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ.

2nd Lieutenant Frederick William Selch. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached to 7th Battalion East Yorks Regt. Killed 14 November 1918.
Buried ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Lance Corporal John James Shepherd. 17334. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 11 April 1917. Aged 35.
Born East Hartlepool, Enlisted Wallsend on Tyne, Resided East Hartlepool.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.
(Hartlepool Roll of Honour indicates Lance Corporal Shepherd lived at 17 Brunswick Street, West Hartlepool)

Serjeant Preston Simpson, 28304. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert Woodliffe Simpson and Mary E. Simpson, of Wellfield House, Foggy Furze, West Hartlepool. Killed 12 May 1917. Aged 24.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Darlington, Resided 54 Church Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant Gilbert Parker Smith. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Jane Smith, of "Lily Vale," Clifton Avenue, West Hartlepool. Born at Bury. Killed 5 January 1918. Aged 20.
Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND.

Private John James Smith, 26760. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 8 October 1916. Aged 19.
Born Middleton (Yorks), Enlisted Stratforth, Resided Holwick (Middleton-in-Teesdale).
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
(Hartlepool Roll of Honour indicates Private Smith lived at 10 Scarborough Street, West Hartlepool)

Private William Spence. 8812. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Father of Ethel Spence, of 41, Bailey St., West Hartlepool. Killed 12 March 1915. Aged 30.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 41 Bailey Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.

Private William Stephens. 3/7602. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 30 November 1915. Aged 27.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY.

Lance Corporal Christopher William Stockton. 3/7915. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Christopher William and Rebecca Stockton, of Middlesbrough. KIlled 25 August 1916. Aged 20.
Born Middlesbrough, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private William Taylor. 46513. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of May Miriam Scott Taylor, of 5758, Naniamo Rd., South Vancouver, British Columbia. Killed 13 April 1918. Aged 31.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 34 Helmsley Street West Hartlepool..
Buried EBBLINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY.

Private Ralph Thompson. 12244. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 29 September 1916. Aged 19.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided 16 Longmore Street West Hartlepool..
Buried DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
(In the Hartlepool Roll of Honour, there are 3 Thompson men from 16 Longmore Street, - John, James, and Ralph).

Captain John Tilly, MC. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Tobias Harry and Onora Tilly, of Seaton Carew, West Hartlepool, Durham. Killed 8 June 1918. Aged 31.
Buried BARENTHAL MILITARY CEMETERY.

From the book "Marjorie's War" by Reginald and Charles Fair, the following biographical information is provided on Captain Tilly;-
"John Tilly was born at Seaton Carew, Co. Durham, in 1886. In 1905 he entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, to study law and was admitted to the bar in October 1911. He enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers on 15 September 1914 but was discharged a week later on taking a commission in the 8th Yorkshires on 22 September 1915. He was promoted to Captain on 19 June 1916. He was wounded by aGerman shell splinter in Munster Alley on 5 August 1916. Captain Tilly's award of the MC was gazetted on 19 November 1917. He died of wounds received during a trench raid in Italy on 8 June 1918."

Private Robert Tose. 8624. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Isaac and Annie Tose; husband of Jane Ann Tose, of 13, Bernard St., West Hartlepool. Killed 25 September 1915. Aged 34.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 13 Barnard Street West Hartlepool..
Commemorated Panel 44 and 45, Loos Memorial.

Lieutenant Thomas Tweddell. 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached 7th Battalion East Yorks Regiment. Son of Henry Arthur and Edith Mary Tweddell, of "Greenhow," Belle Vue, West Hartlepool. Killed 28 June 1918. Aged 23.
Buried ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN.

Private Alfred Ernest Vawer. 50871. 2nd/10th Battalion Manchester Regiment, formerly 45104 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of J. A. and Ellen Vawer, of 15, Alston St., West Hartlepool. Killed 17 September 1917. Aged 19.
Born West Hartlepool (Durham), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 15 Alston St. West Hartlepool..
Commemorated on the NIEUPORT MEMORIAL.

Lieutenant Arnold Oughtred Vick. 11th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Richard William Vick, J.P.; husband of Christine Vick, of Harlow, Reigate. Native of West Hartlepool. Killed 27 September 1918. Aged 29.
Buried NAVES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Lieutenant Harold William Walton. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Thomas and Isabel Walton, of "Etricourt," 21, Granville Avenue, West Hartlepool. Killed 24 November 1917. Aged 21.
Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT.
(Resided 91 Grange Road West Hartlepool)

Private Walter Warnes. 39097. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 5 October 1918.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 5, Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Lance Corporal George Arthur Watson. 39194. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of J. K. and the late Margaret Watson; husband of Margaret Arm Watson, of 25, Richard St., West Hartlepool. Killed 8 June 1918. Aged 32.
Born Stockton, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 36 Dalton Street West Hartlepool.
Buried BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY.

Private Robert Wells. 14700. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 4 October 1917. Aged 20.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 27 Durham Street West Hartlepool.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.

Private Benjamin Wheatman. 19378. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 14 April 1915. Aged 32.
Born Idle (Yorks), Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 31 Garibaldi Street West Hartlepool.
Buried SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY.

Serjeant Robert Henry White. 21484. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Henry Ernest and Mary Ellen White, of 173, Burbank St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Killed 1 July 1916. Aged 21.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 173 Burbank Street West Hartlepool.
Buried FRICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private Thomas Wilson. 13654. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, of Blake St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham; husband of Ada Ogden (formerly Wilson), of 6, Stanley St., Middlesbrough, Yorks. Killed 10 December 1915. Aged 21.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided 24 Jersey Street West Hartlepool..
Buried BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER.

Private Albert Wright. 10714. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Esther Emily Wright, of 39, Winter St., West Hartlepool. Native of Hackney, London. Killed 29 September 1916. Aged 21.
Born Hackney (Mddx), Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Stillington.
Buried POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE.

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Photos of the twelve panels for the First World War on the Hartlepool Memorial are shown below. Select a thumbnail image to obtain a larger sized image, - from which names may be identified. This larger image open in a new window, which must be closed to return to this page.

Panel 1, Adams - Blakeley
Panel 2, Bloom - Charles
Panel 3, Charlton - Docherty
Panel 4, Dodd - Geraldie
Panel 1,
Adams - Blakeley
Panel 2,
Bloom - Charles
Panel 3,
Charlton - Docherty
Panel 4,
Dodd - Geraldie
Panel 5, Gibbin - Hessler
Panel 6, Hester - Jones
Panel 7, Jones - Metcalfe
Panel 8, Metcalfe - Nugent
Panel 5,
Gibbin - Hessler
Panel 6,
Hester - Jones
Panel 7,
Jones - Metcalfe
Panel 8,
Metcalfe - Nugent
Panel 9, Nuttall - Richardson
Panel 10, Richardson - Sollory
Panel 11, Sournal - Twizell
Panel 12, Tye - Young
Panel 9,
Nuttall - Richardson
Panel 10,
Richardson - Sollory
Panel 11,
Sournal - Twizell
Panel 12,
Tye - Young

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The Hartlepool War Memorial
The Hartlepool War Memorial.
(Photo : Stan Grosvenor <csstan@mametz.fsnet.co.uk>)


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