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The Memorial Cross outside the old Town Hall in Yarm High Street.
The Memorial Cross outside the old Town Hall in Yarm High Street.
Photo : Edward Nicholl

Yarm's Memorial Cross is inscribed;-

TO
THE MEMORY OF
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
AND
WORLD WAR
1939 - 45
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THEY ARE CROWNED
WITH THE GARLAND
OF IMMORTALITY

The names recorded on the memorial for the First World War are;-

P W Adamason
W Allsopp
R H Archer
A Bailey
A Barnsley
B Bell
G W Campbell
P Cartmell
R Cartmell

H Cordingley
E Cordingley
A Danby
R T Doughty
W Daniel
J Dawson
M Dawson
R Donnelly
J L Doughty
J Easby
T J Elcoate
E Elliff
J Fawcett
F Ferguson
E O V Hansom
W Harwood (1)
T Hyland
F Johnson
R Johnson
H H Marston
J Keighley
W Ness
J O'Shaughnessy
D Overfield
J Peacock
P Page (2)
A H Pinnegar
J Preston
J Reed
J Robinson
J Rose
E Smith
C E Taylor
C H Topham
C Waldy
C Scott
A Suggett
R Wallinger
E Walker
H Walker
E Ward
J T Ward
A Wastell
Jas Watson
J Watson
W Watson
R Wilford
G Wilkinson
A Wilson
W Wilson
J C Watson
A Webster

(1) "W Harwood" is actually "O W Harwood"
(2) "P Page" is "J P Page"

Peter Bilbrough (<peter.jen@ntlworld.com>) has researched names on the Yarm War Memorial. He has written up his findings, which include quite a bit of supplementary information. For instance, for Private William Allsopp there are extracts from the letters that he wrote home from the battlefield. Select below for a PDF file which contains the information provided by Peter Bilbrough.


Additionally, there is a website, - Yarm1914.com, which carries further comprehensive information on Yarm and the First World War. This includes lists of those who were involved, with biographies, and the chronological events in which they were involved.


Private William Allsopp, 1975. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 21 August 1915.
Buried LA CHAPELLE D'ARMENTIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.

Corporal Percy William Cartmell, 201686. 8th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Mary Cartmell, late of Yarm-on-Tees. Died 7 December 1918. Aged 23.
Buried MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.
(brother of Robert Hesketh, below)

Private Robert Hesketh Cartmell, 28108. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Mary Cartmell, of Brewery House, Yarm-on-Tees. Died 12 January 1917. Aged 23.
Buried VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY.
Born Eaglescliffe (Durham), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.
(brother of Percy William, above)

Private Ernest Cordingley, 21433. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Martha Cordingley, of Orchard House, Egglescliffe Village, Co. Durham. Died 4 June 1918. Aged 22.
Buried ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Eaglescliffe.

Private William Daniel, 6358. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of the late Susannah Daniel. Died at home 27 September 1915. Aged 33.
Buried in YARM CEMETERY.
(Not shown in SDGW)

Private Robert Thomas Doughty, 200381. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 20 September 1917.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.

Private Robert Donnelly, 53149. 10th Battalion Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), formerly 16065 the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Ada E. Donnelly, of 5, Carlton Terrace, Yarm, Yorks. Killed 31 August 1918. Aged 40.
Buried WAVANS BRITISH CEMETERY.
Born Prescott (Lancs), Enlisted MIddlesbrough.

Corporal John William Easby, 24379. 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 13 May 1917.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Stokesley, Resided Yarm.

Lance Corporal Thomas Johnson Elcoate, 27954. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Richard and Jane Swainson Elcoate, of Yarm, Yorks; husband of Minnie Elcoate, of 2, Hall Cottages, Wolviston, Stockton-on-Tees. Killed 14 April 1917. Aged 26.
Buried WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY.
Born Urlay Nook (Durham), Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.

2nd Lieutenant John Fawcett. 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Louisa Fawcett, of Lowlands Farm, Yarm-on-Tees, S. Yorks. Died 8 May 1918.
Buried VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3.

Private Frank Ferguson, 48036. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment transferred to (16942) 29th Coy. Labour Corps. Died 4 November 1918.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Northallerton (Yorks), Resided Yarm.
Buried LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY.
(SDGW puts Private Ferguson as "formerly 48036 Notts & Derby Regiment. There is no mention of him in the GH Gazette database).

Private Eli Oliver Victor Hansom, 204098. 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Richard and Gertrude Hansom, of Harbrons Yard, Yarm, Yorks. Died 27 May 1918. Aged 21.
Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Eaglescliffe, S.O..
(Shown in SDGW as E I V Hanson)

Private Oliver William Harwood. 22507. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 13 April 1918.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Yarm.
Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL.

Private Robert Johnson, 200241. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 30 October 1917.
Commemorated Panel 52 to 54 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Yarm, Resided Yarm.

Lance Corpoal Herbert Hildred Marston, 1362. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Marston; husband of Eveline Coates (formerly Marston), of 10, Dalton St., Darlington, Co. Durham. Died 5 September 1915. Aged 24.
Buried STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Yarm.

Private William Ness, 28279. 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 5271 the Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Mrs. M. A. Ness, of Bridge St., Yarm, Yorks. Died 28 August 1918. Aged 30.
Buried WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.
Born Yarm-on-Tees, Enlisted Darlington, Resided Yarm-on-Tees.

Private John Percival Page. 200446. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Youngest son of Henry William and Rose Abbey Page, of Yarm-on-Tees, Yorks. After three years on active service overseas. Killed 10 April 1918. Aged 21.
Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.
Buried LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK.

Private Joseph Peacock, 16778. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 29 September 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Middleton St. George (Co. Durham), Enlisted Darlington, Resided Middleton St. George.

Private John Robert Robinson, 1740. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Charles Robinson, of 34, Coronation St., Carlin How, Yorks.; husband of Frances Annie Holmes (formerly Robinson), of 4, Carlton Terrace, Yarm, Yorks. Died 29 April 1915. Aged 25.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Born Redcar (Yorks), Enlisted Yarm.

Private Charles Scott, 8252. 13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22 March 1918.
Commemorated Bay 5, Arras Memorial.
Born West Hartlepool, Enlisted West Hartlepool, Resided Yarm.

Private Anthony Suggett, 8943. 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 31 October 1918.
Buried Cherat New Cem. C. 51., Commemorated DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE).
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Yarm.

Corporal Richard George Wallinger, 996. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Ellen Hansom (formerly Wallinger), of Urlay Nook, Yarm, Yorks., and the late William Wallinger; husband of Jane Ann Calvert (formerly Wallinger), of 1, Newlands Rd., Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham. Died 24 May 1915. Aged 34.
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Born Seaton Carew (Hartlepool), Enlisted Yarm, Resided Eaglescliffe.

Private Edwin Ward, 27953. 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 5 November 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D, Thiepval Memorial.
Born Guisborough (Yorks), Enlisted Stockton, Resided Yarm.

Private Albert Wastell, 1500. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Annie Wastell, of Danby's Yard, Yarm, Yorks. Died 15 July 1915. Aged 19
Commemorated Panel 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Yarm.

Private James William Watson, 24371. 9th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Godfrey and Elizabeth Ann Watson, of 6, Carlton Terrace, Yarm-on-Tees, Yorks. Died 24 February 1917. Aged 20
Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY.
Born Galphy (Yorks), Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Yarm.
(Brother of John Charles, below)

Private John Charles Watson, 1328. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Godfrey and Elizabeth A. Watson, of 35, Cecil St., Stockton-on-Tees. Native of Yarm-on-Tees. Died 1 September 1915. Aged 21.
Buried STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY.
Born Yarm (Yorks), Enlisted Yarm.
(Brother of James William, above)

Private Albert Webster. 30685. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 27359 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Elizabeth Webster. Killed 22 October 1918.
Born Stokesley, Enlisted Stokesley, Resided Yarm-on-Tees.
Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY.

2nd Lieutenant Robert Wilford. 5th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Robert Levi Wilford and Jane Eliza Wilford, of The Black Bull Hotel, Yarm, Yorks. B.A. (London University). Died 23 November 1917. Aged 23.
Commemorated Panel 5, CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL.

Private George Thomas Wilkinson, 19945. 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Died 4 September 1918.
Buried VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT.
Born Crook, Enlisted Stockton-on-Tees, Resided Eaglescliffe.

Private Ambrose Wilson, 1329. 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Francis and the late Isobel Wilson, of High St., Yarm, Yorks. Died 17 April 1916.
Buried KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY.
Born Yarm, Enlisted Yarm.


A name which doesn't appear on the Yarm Memorial (or, apparently, elsewhere);-

Private John Percival Page. 200446. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Youngest son of Henry William and Rose Abbey Page, of Yarm-on-Tees, Yorks. After three years on active service overseas. Killed 10 April 1918. Aged 21.
Enlisted Northallerton, Resided Yarm.
Buried LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK.


The inscription on the Memorial Cross outside the old Town Hall in Yarm High Street. The inscription on the Memorial Cross outside the old Town Hall in Yarm High Street.
(Photo : Edward Nicholl)

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