War memorials, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire War Memorials, -
Whitby
St. Mary's Church - Yorkshire Regiment Names
War memorials, North Yorkshire

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The Memorial Tablet inside St. Mary's Church, Whitby (1)
The Memorial Tablet inside St. Mary's Church, Whitby (1)
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)
The Memorial Tablet inside St. Mary's Church, Whitby (2)
The Memorial Tablet inside St. Mary's Church, Whitby (2)
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

The names of the men of the Yorkshire Regiment recorded on the Memorial Tablet in St. Mary's Church, Whitby, are;-

Private William George Baker. 34860. 3rd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly 3222 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William George and Hannah Baker, of 24A, Skinner St., Whitby. Died at home 27 March 1917. Aged 18.
Enlisted Whitby.
Buried WHITBY CEMETERY.

Private John Henry Barnett, 10749. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of David and Deborah Barnett, of 98, Church St., Whitby, Yorks. Killed 18 May 1916. Aged 25.
Buried STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private William Fawcett Barrett, 241539. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 4 October 1917.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.
Enlisted MIddlesbrough.

Private William Beswick Bell, 7027. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 13 March 1915.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Richmond (Yorks), Resided Whitby.

Lieutenant Norman Martin Bruce. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Florence Emma Bruce, of Hill Crest, Whitby, Yorks. Educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford, and just about to be called to the Bar. Killed 7 August 1915. Aged 25.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.
(A biography of Lieutenant Bruce can be found on the Christ Church College, Oxford, website.)

(Lieutenant Bruce is also commemorated on a window in this church.)

Lt Colonel Edward Henry Chapman. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. E. H. and Mrs. E. E. Chapman, of Carr Hall, Whitby, Yorks, and of Cobrey Park, Ross, Herefordshire. Served on the North-West Frontier of India (Tirah, 1897/8). Killed 7 August 1915. Aged 40.
Commemorated Special Memorial 5, AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA.

(Born on 25 Apr 1875 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon son of Edward Henry and Elizabeth Eden (Walker) Chapman of Carr Hall, Whitby, Yorkshire and of Cobrey Park, Ross, Herefordshire. Educated at the United Services College 1889-93 and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was unmarried.

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Yorkshires on 20 Feb 1895 and promoted to Lieutenant on 18 Aug 1897. Served on the North-West Frontier 1897-98. Made Captain on 29 Sep 1901 and Major on 11 Feb 1911. He became Lieutenant Colonel commanding the newly formed 6th Bn. on 19 Aug 1914.
He was killed in action at the capture of the hill at Lala Baba near Suvla Bay, Gallipoli. )

Captain Wilfred Hubert Chapman. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. J. J. and Fanny Chapman, of Whitby, Yorks; husband of May Campbell Chapman, of The Home Farm, Cromer, Norfolk. Served in the South African Campaign. Killed 7 August 1915. Aged 35.
Commemorated Special Memorial 5, AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA.

(Captain Chapman is also commemorated on a family memorial, together with his brother Harold, in this church.)
For further details on Captain Chapman, see "Soldiers Photos - Individual" on this website.

Private Alfred Clark, 39357. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 29 September 1918.
Buried SUCRERIE CEMETERY, EPINOY.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Thomas Clark, 38059. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 10 July 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Richmond, Resided Whitby.

Private Vincent Collier, 35877. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), previously 60337 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Vincent and Kate Collier, of 5, East Crescent, Whitby, Yorks. Killed 29 September 1918. Aged 20.
Buried LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Whitby.

Private Ernest Coser, 13743. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 10 July 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted South Bank, Resided Middlesbrough.

Private Charles Henry Cowens, 27911. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Cowens, of Laburnum Cottage, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorks. Killed 13 May 1917. Aged 23.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.
Born Sneaton (Yorks), Enlisted Whitby, Resided Sneaton.

Private Arthur Day, 28291. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Robert and Sarah Day, of Whitby; husband of Henrietta Day, of 34, Gray Street, Whitby, Yorks. Killed 26 February 1917. Aged 32.
Buried VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY.
Born Ruswarp, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Joseph Dempsey, 10968. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Adopted son of Mrs. Kate Readman, of 7, Albion Place, Whitby, Yorks. Native of Whitby. Killed 29 September 1918. Aged 24.
Buried CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, SAUCHY-LESTREE.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Robert Devitt, 14386. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. E. Devitt, of Locker's Yard, Whitby. Killed 28 September 1915.
Buried NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
Born Hartlepool, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Henry Gandy, 28746. 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 26 November 1916.
Buried HARTLEPOOL WEST VIEW CEMETERY.
Born Huddersfield, Enlisted Whitby, Resided High Hawsker.

Private George Harrison, 36077. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 18 October 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Hawsker, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Godfrey Bousefield Harrison, 17780. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Watson and Mary Harrison; husband of Ada Ethel Harrison, of Mallyan Lodge, Goathland, Yorks. Killed 29 September 1915. Aged 38.
Buried ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY.
Born Goathland, Resided Whitby.

L/Corporal Arthur Hawxwell, 12704. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Katherine Hawxwell, of Whitby, Yorks. Killed 26 March 1916. Aged 28.
Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
(Listed as "Arthur Hawxwell" in SDGW, but as "Ralph Newbegin Hawxwell" by the CWGC!!)

Private George Corner Headlam, 19774. 3rd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders transf. to (8038) 14th Coy. Labour Corps, formerly 26589 the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Jane Headlam, of 7, Tyerman Yard, New Quay, Whitby, Yorks. Died 6 November 1918. Aged 30.
Buried ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Born Whitby (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough (Yorks).

Private John Hill, 23231. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Matthew Hill, of "Boyes Staith", Church St., Whitby, Yorks; husband of the late Maud Hill. Killed 27 September 1916. Aged 28.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Frederick Hodgson, 39143. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 22 March 1918.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.
Born Brotton, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Albert Holman, 9254. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Janet Simpson (formerly Holman), of Ainsleys Court, Whitby, Yorks. Killed 12 March 1915. Aged 24.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Middlesbrough.

L/Cpl Wilfred Horner, 20851. 12th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), formerly 9701 Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 17 July 1916.
Buried LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Loftus, Resided Whitby.

Private Harry Howard, 203470. 1/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 2536 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William Henry and Margaret Jane Howard, of The Mount Cottage, Whitby, Yorks. Killed 22 March 1918. Aged 20.
Commemorated Panel 125 to 128, Tyne Cot Memorial.
Enlisted Whitby.

Private George William Jefferson, 38469. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 20 September 1917.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private James Jefferson, 10067. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 10 March 1915.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.
Born Glaisdale (Whitby), Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Loftus.

Private Peter Kilpatrick, 2551. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Matilda Kilpatrick, of Hanulton's Yard, Church St., Whitby. Killed 11 July 1915. Aged 18.
Buried R.E. FARM CEMETERY.
Enlisted Whitby.

Private Matthew Knaggs, 23134. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Mary Jane Knaggs, of 16, Henrietta St., Whitby, Yorks. Killed 7 June 1917. Aged 26.
Commemorated Panel 33, Menin Gate Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private William Lamb, 20308. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 12 July 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Samuel Lawson, 3/7714. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John G. and Laura L. Lawson, of I, White Horse Yard, Church St., Whitby, Yorks. Killed 15 June 1915. Aged 20.
Commemorated Panel 12, Le Touret Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private William Rippon Lorains, 3439. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Chapman and Mary Ellen Lorains, of 8, St. Hildas Cottages, Church St., Whitby; husband of Alice Ann Haxby (formerly Lorains), of 38, Rutland St., Middlesbrough. Killed 15 September 1916. Aged 36.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Enlisted Guisborough (Yorks).

Private Arthur Lowther, 2866. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 26 January 1916.
Commemorated Panel 33, Menin Gate Memorial.
Enlisted Whitby.

Private John William Nendick, 17280. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John William and Elizabeth Nendick, of Whitby; husband of Mrs. E. L. Nendick, of 138, Church St., Whitby, Yorks. A member of Seamens' Institute. Killed 7 November 1918. Aged 37.
Buried BELLIGNIES CHURCHYARD (France).
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Harry Noble, 18309. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Harry and Rachel Ann Noble, of Whitby; husband of Mary Ann Noble, of 6, White Horse Yard, Church St., Whitby. Killed 22 August 1915. Aged 33.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private James Noble, 242730 (SDGW) / 242736 (CWGC). 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Margaret Noble, of 5, Windsor Terrace, Whitby, Yorks. Killed 20 October 1917. Aged 33.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.
Born Darlington, Enlisted Richmond, Resided Whitby.

Corporal Arthur Paylor, 11825. 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 10 July 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Guisborough.

Private Harry Pybus, 14351. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John Thirlwell Pybus and Mary Pybus, of Clematis Cottage, East Row, Sandsend, Whitby. Killed 27 September 1915.
Buried PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

There is also another "Private Harry Pybus" who enlisted in Whitby, but resided in Egton.
Private Harry Pybus
, 11434. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Francis and Hannah Pybus, of East End, Egton, Yorks. Killed 21 August 1915. Aged 23.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.
Born Egton (Whitby), Enlisted Whitby, Resided Egton.

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
1. Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)
PDF file with details of Alan Pyman's Family History
and
2. John Sly, - "Stand To" No 99, published by the Western Front Association;-
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.

Lance Corporal Joseph Readman, 15172. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of James Readman, of Hinderwell, Yorks. Killed 3 September 1915. Aged 25.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, Helles Memorial.
Born Hinderwell (Yorks), Enlisted Whitby, Resided Hinderwell.

Captain Evan John Richardson. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of J Richardson of Bath. Killed 25 September 1915. Aged 27.
Commemorated Panel 44 and 45, LOOS MEMORIAL.

Private John Richardson, 10666. 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 11 September 1916.
Buried BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Whitby.

Lieutenant Thomas Edward Robinson. 11th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 18 October 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.

Private Arthur Thompson, 23136. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Jane Thompson, of Well Yard, Church St., Whitby, Yorks. Killed 20 September 1916. Aged 29.
Buried ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Robert Victor Tindale, 24093. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 8 February 1917.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private George William Collinwood Trattles, 37523. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Isabel Jane Trattles, of Norton-on-Tees. Died 23 June 1918. Aged 23.
Buried CLOUGHTON CHURCH CEMETERY.
Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees.

Private A Trueman, 3/6994. 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Lizzie Trueman, of Whitby; husband of Sarah Ann Trueman, of Craven's Yard, Church St., Whitby. Died 12 December 1916. Aged 28.
Buried WHITBY CEMETERY.

Private Edgar Tyreman, 5522. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 24 September 1916.
Buried CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby, Resided Staithes.

Captain Wilfrid Vause, MC. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of F. and B. Vause, of Whitby, Yorks. Killed 23 April 1917. Aged 27.
Buried WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.

Private Fred Walker, 24498. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 20 September 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Newham (Yorks), Enlisted Whitby.

Private Robert Henry Waller, 23226. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 29 April 1917.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private Raymond Wheatley, 3437. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Matthew and Hannah Wheatley, of 122, High St., Brotton, Yorks. Killed 29 September 1915. Aged 18.
Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD).
Enlisted Brotton.
(SDGW gives date of death = 9 October 1915)

Private Frank Wofe Wilson, 28456. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Maria Wilson, of Barry's Square, Cragg, Whitby. Killed 29 September 1918. Aged 31.
Buried SUCRERIE CEMETERY, EPINOY.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.

Private John Wilson, 20282. 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 23 November 1915.
Buried HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Born Whitby, Enlisted Whitby.


Lieutenant Bruce is commemorated by a memorial window in St. Mary's Church, Whitby (in addition to being commemorated on the Town Memorial in the same church). Rachel Farrand, <farrand.rachel@btinternet.com>, has very kindly provided a photo of this window. A larger sized image can be viewed by selecting the thumbnail, below.

Lieutenant Norman Martin BRUCE
(Copyright of the above image remains with Rachel Farrand)

Captain Chapman is commemorated on a family memorial, together with his brother Harold, in St. Mary's Church, Whitby (in addition to being commemorated on the Town Memorial in the same church). Rachel Farrand, <farrand.rachel@btinternet.com>, has very kindly provided a photo of this memorial. A larger sized image can be viewed by selecting the thumbnail, below.

Captain Wilfred Hubert CHAPMAN
(Copyright of the above image remains with Rachel Farrand)

The Church of St. Mary, Whitby
The Church of St. Mary, Whitby
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

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