SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
IN HISTORY

1918 ~ 1919



The following men of Skelton gave their lives in the first world war.

Most are remembered by the war memorials at Skelton and North Skelton and a plaque in Skelton Church.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission tends the graves of those who died in both World Wars in places all over the world and has built a website to commemorate them.

I am trying to add some details here about their families and the War situation in which they died.

Royal Navy.
Stoker John William Parker. Click to see memorial.


Memorial window in the west end of Skelton All Saints Church.

Stoker George Webster. Click to see memorial.

Royal Naval Division.
Able Seaman William Edwin Mills. Click to see memorial.

Merchant Navy.
Steward Frank Hanson. Click to see memorial.
Steward Robert E Scuffham. Click to see memorial.

10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Royal Hussars.
Private William Dyson Wallis. Click to see memorial

18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars.
Trooper Daniel Drury. Click to see memorial

Royal Field Artillery [Gunners].
Acting Bombardier James H Y Day Click to see memorial
Gunner Frank Ernest Scurrah. Click to see memorial
Gunner Joseph Pickering Wilks . Click to see memorial
Driver Walter Swainston. Click to see memorial

Royal Garrison Artillery [Heavy gunners].
Sergeant Major Walter Edward Day. Click to see memorial.

Grenadier Guards.
Pte James Rooks. Click to see memorial
Pte George Vinter. Click to see memorial

27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte James W Bulmer. Click to see memorial
Pte William George Pawsey. Click to see memorial

14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Pte Frank Harker. Click to see memorial

East Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte Robert H Husband. Click to see memorial
Pte Frank Morgan. Click to see memorial
Pte George R Pulford. Click to see memorial
Pte George William Seaman. Click to see memorial


West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).
Pte Frank Dunn. Click to see memorial
Pte Robert Ernest Garbutt.Click to see memorial
Pte Albert E Winfield. Click to see memorial

2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte Edward Bertie Pawsey. Click to see memorial

1/4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte Robert Archer. Click to see memorial
Pte John Anderson Atkinson. Click to see memorial
Pte Frederick Bannister. Click to see memorial
Pte George Blundy. Click to see memorial
Pte Stanley Coates. Click to see memorial
Pte Robert Cooke. Click to see memorial
Cpl Herbert Cook. MM. Click to see memorial and photograph.
Pte William James Cripps. Click to see memorial
Pte Harry Dale. Click to see memorial
Pte Herbert Arthur Dowey Click to see memorial
Pte William Dowey. Click to see memorial
Pte William Elsworth. Click to see memorial
Pte Thomas William Gill Click to see memorial


Plaque in Skelton Church listing the war dead.

Pte John William Hardwick Click to see memorial
Pte W Harris. Click to see memorial
Pte Isaac Jacques. Click to see memorial
Sgt Thomas Johnson. Click to see memorial
L/Cpl Herbert Jackson. Click to see memorial
Pte Henry Paul Laing-Taylor. Click to see memorial
Cpl Harry Leeks. Click to see memorial
Pte Albert Lonsdale. Click to see memorial
Cpl Benjamin E Nunn Click to see memorial
Pte Arthur Henry Rising Click to see memorial
Pte Joseph William Scuffham. Click to see memorial
Pte Robert Speechley. Click to see memorial
Pte Daniel Taylor. Click to see memorial
Pte A Thorpe. Click to see memorial
Pte R M Thorpe. Click to see memorial
Pte Thomas Wood. Click to see memorial
Pte William Watson. Click to see memorial
Pte Horace Willow. Click to see memorial

1/5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte Arthur Cooke. Click to see memorial
Pte T H Sellers Click to see memorial



1914/15 STAR.
Authorised in 1918, the 1914/15 Star was awarded to those individuals who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915 and to those individuals who saw service in any other operational theatre from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915.
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
The British War Medal 1914-1920, authorised in 1919, was awarded to eligible service personnel and civilians alike.
Qualification for the award varied slightly according to service.
The basic requirement for army personnel and civilians was that they either entered a theatre of war, or rendered approved service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
VICTORY MEDAL.
The Victory Medal 1914-1919 was also authorised in 1919 and was awarded to all eligible personnel who served on the establishment of a unit in an operational theatre.

6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte Edward Covell. Click to see memorial
Pte Sidney G Craven. Click to see memorial
L/Cpl Wright Freeman. Click to see memorial
L/Cpl Allan H Rooks. Click to see memorial and photograph.
Private John William Rudd. Click to see memorial

9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte P E Gosling Click to see memorial
L/Cpl C H Mott. Click to see memorial
Sgt J W Skipper. Click to see memorial
Pte P Walker. Click to see memorial

10th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Cpl Robert Henry Bell Click to see memorial
Pte E Cook. Click to see memorial

12th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Pte J W Longstaff.Click to see memorial

13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
Private Harry Rudd. Click to see memorial

1st/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
Pte Joseph William Forster. Click to see memorial

2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).
Pte William Bennison. Click to see memorial
Pte David E Jarvis. Click to see memorial


North Skelton War Memorial.
"Pass not this stone in Sorrow, but in Pride
And may you live as nobly as they died"


Skelton War Memorial.
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).
Pte Alvin H Mohun. Click to see memorial

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Pte James Allison. Click to see memorial
Pte Bernard Samuel Scuffham. Click to see memorial

King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Rifleman J W Bell. Click to see memorial
Rifleman Thomas R Glover. Click to see memorial
Rifleman F R Goodall. Click to see memorial
Rifleman William Harding Click to see memorial
Sgt Stanley Videan. Click to see memorial

1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.
Rifleman Francis J Cook. Click to see memorial

1/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.
Pte John Robert Leckenby. Click to see memorial

Durham Light Infantry.
L/Cpl Wilfred Arthur Forster. Click to see memorial
Pte James Harding. Click to see memorial
Pte James E Hart. Click to see memorial
Pte W Powell Lines. Click to see memorial
Pte Albert Tate. Click to see memorial
Pte Charles Thornton Click to see memorial

10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Pte George William Batterbee Click to see memorial.

1/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Pte G Catron. Click to see memorial

Army Cyclist Corps.
Pte Robert Appleton. Click to see memorial
Pte H G Baldwin. Click to see memorial

South African Regiment.
Pte J Todd. Click to see memorial

Friends' Ambulance Unit.
Francis Mohun.Click to see memorial


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