Wancourt British Cemetery.
Situated about 8k South West of Arras.
17 men of the 4th Yorks Btn are buried here.
[Picture courtesy of - "WW1Cemeteries.com".].
The following 15 men were killed in action on the 23rd and are buried at Wancourt British Cemetery.|
201087 Pte Cope Thomas. Home at - 31 Lord St, Middlesbrough, N Yorks, town of enlistment.
202280 Pte Finch Horace. Home at Kettering Northants and enlisted at Northampton.
Ex Northants Regt.
200236 Pte Flanary Harry. Home at - 161 Westgate, Guisborough, N Yorks, place of birth
and enlistment. Age 20.
202240 Pte Goodman Arthur. Home at - 22 Ambush St, St James End, Northampton, place of birth
and enlistment. Age 22. Ex Northants Regt.
202289 Pte Holloway Ernest. Home at 18 Norfolk St, Northampton.
Age 30. Ex Northants Regt.
203082 Cpl Humphrey Sidney. Born at Stulcoates, Hull, place of enlistment.
Pte William P Garbutt. |
203091 Pte Garbutt William Parkinson. Eldest son of Walter James and Fanny Louisa Garbutt, 11 Church Green, Bridlington.
Born in Manchester. Killed in action on the 23rd April 1917 aged 20. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery.|
Annals of Bridlington Sep 1916 - Pte Garbutt has been wounded abroad. A bomb exploded in the trench by his side, and he sustained injuries to his
thigh and side. They are not serious. Pte Garbutt has been with his Regiment since the outbreak of war, having been called up on
mobilisation and has been abroad for a few months.
May 11, 1917 - Mrs W. J. Garbutt received a letter from an Officer in France on Tuesday morning informing her of the death in action
during the battle of Arras of her eldest son.:-
"It is with great regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son, who was killed in action in the great attack on April 23.
He died well out in No Manís Land, and was in the area occupied by another Battalion, so I have allowed four days to elapse to get proper
information. He was killed instantaneously, and was laid to rest by the men of another battalion. You have the sympathy of all the company,
who have lost a good pal, and you have my deepest personal sympathy."
Pte Garbutt was a fine, well-built young soldier, fearless, and always cheerful.
His death at the age of 21 years will be deeply
regretted. He had been a member of the local Territorials about four years,and was well liked by his comrades and Officers. The regiment
was in camp when war broke out, and he was one of the many local Territorials who were mobilised for home defence service. At the first
opportunity, Pte Garbutt volunteered for foreign service, but owing to illness missed the draft which went to France in April 1915 and
took part in the battle of St Julien. He was attached to the transport section of the regiment, but not being able to go abroad with them,
he transferred to the line again, and early last year went to France. Through the Somme struggle, when the regiment sustained heavy losses,
Pte Garbutt fought, and although many times in a tight corner he always came though unscathed, until, during the latter days of September,
a bomb exploded in the trench near him, and he sustained injuries to his thigh and side.
He was invalided to England, and after recovering spent a few days at home. He returned to his depot, and after receiving further leave
last Christmas, went abroad for the second time four months ago.|
Before the regiment was mobilised, Pte Garbutt was an apprentice with Mr Lyon, ironmonger, Queen Street, and was a capable and hard worker.
His father, who died in February, was the late ex-Special Constable Walter James Garbutt. He was also an ex-soldier, being formerly in a
Cavalry Regiment in the Regular Army. He joined up again when the present war broke out, but his health gave way, and he was invalided out.
He then became a Special Constable, but owing to his health, he had to leave the force, and after a short illness passed away in February.
202952 Pte Lunn Joseph, Gibson. Home at - 33 Bessemer Tce, Mount Pleasant, Spennymoor,
Co Durham, place of birth and enlistment. Age 22.
202954 Pte Matthews John, Naisbitt. Born at Spennymoor, Durham and enlisted
at Ferryhill Durham. Age 22.
203171 Pte Millington John. Home at Thornaby N Yorks, place of birth.
Enlisted at Stockton on Tees. Age 20.
20184 Pte Postgate George. Born at Hull, Yorks and enlisted at Middlesbrough,
200591 L/Cpl Raine William, Ernest. Born at Darlington and enlisted at Northallerton,
N Yorks. Age 20.
201058 Pte Richards Harold. Home at Eston N Yorks. Enlisted at Northallerton, N Yorks.
Age 39. Cemy
243374 Pte Robinson John, William. Enlisted at Beverley Yorks.
202968 Pte Wallace John, George. Home at Low Spennymoor, Co Durham. Born Castle Eden and
enlisted Deaf Hill Colliery, Co Durham.
201786 Pte Whisker Raymond, Newton. Born and enlisted at Middlesbrough, N Yorks.
[Picture courtesy of - "The Heritage of the Great War".].
The following 3 men were killed in action and are buried at Faubourg D'Amiens, Arras.|
203799 Pte Brown John, George. Born and enlisted at Richmond N Yorks.
200318 Pte Smith John. E. Home at 78 Belmangate, Guisborough, N Yorks, place of enlistment.
200167 Pte Horton Frederick, William. Home at - 33 Bargate, Richmond, N Yorks, place
of birth and enlistment. Age 20.
The following 3 are buried at L'Homme Mort British Cemetery Ecoust St Mein.
241674 Pte Eades Robert, William. Home at Lewisham Kent, place of birth. Enlisted at Hull,
235083 Pte Tann John, F. Home at Stibbard Norfolk. Born at Woodnorton Norfolk and enlisted
203172 Pte Maude Robert, Henry. Home at - 8 Clowes Tce, Annfield Plain, Co Durham,
place of birth. Enlisted at Sunderland. Age 21.|
The following 2 are buried at Dury Crucifix Cemetery.
203107 Pte Bell Robert, Davies. Born and enlisted at Newcastle on Tyne.
203050 Pte Dunnell Thomas. Home at - Ivy Bungalow, Brookbank Ave, Redcar, N Yorks. Born
and enlisted at Middlesbrough. Age 19.
200090 Pte Brand Reginald. Home at - 1 Gallowgate, Richmond N Yorks, place of
birth and enlistment. Killed in action. Age 25. Buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery Wancourt.