Reeth War Memorial

This Stone is Erected to The Honoured Memory of
Those Men of The Parishes of Grinton, Marrick and Reeth,
Whose Names Follow, and Who Loving Not Their Lives Unto Death,
Fell in the Service of Their Country
in the Great War 1914 - 1918
To the Living Gratitude for the Dead; Remebrance
For Posterity Imitation.
Cadet Robert E Barker  
Sergt. Major Tom Ward Tom was born in Reeth in 1892, the son of John Thomas Ward and Louisa Alice. Tom was one of 7 children, 5 of whom were alive in the census of 1911, and in that year was a Student Teacher,while his father was was the Registrar for BMD's and a Mine Manager. The family (2 children) lived in a 6 roomed house with Margaret Thompson, aunt and Elizabeth Ann Ward. Tom enlisted in Darlington and gained the rank of A/CSM 50876 in the Northamptonshire Regt., Formerly, 387, Army Gymnastics Staff. He died on 27 April 1918 and rests in Arneke British Cemetery, some 8km north west of Cassel.
Cpl. John Barker  
  Thomas Hutchinson Thomas Hutchinson who in 1911 was living in Old School House, Arkengarthdale with his parents, Obediah and Tabitha and siblings. Thomas was aged 24 and worked at the local quarry with his father and younger brother. He could be the Thomas Hutchinson who served as Cpl. 33009 in the Yorkshire Regtiment and died on 9 November 1918, just a few days before the Armistice and rests in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.
L. Cpl. Stanley H Moore Stanley Harding Moore was born in Reeth in 1898, the son of James William and Amy Jane Moore. James was the Head Teacher at the Friends School in Reeth. Stanley enlisted in Darlington and became LCpl 241829 in the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was KIA on 11 April 1917 aged19 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.
  Joseph H Morgan  
Gunner Robert C Allinson  
Pte John T Alderson John Thomas Alderson was born in
  Ronald Allan  
  Thompson Allinson Thompson Allinson born in Hartlepool in 1884 was the son of J Alderson and his wife Elizabeth. The 1911 census has his occupation transcribed as Grocer Poor Mcht and Fruiterer, when actually a look at the original clearly states Grocer Prov Mcht and Fruiterer. He enlisted in Reeth, joining the York & Lancs Regt., as Pte 32528. John Thomas was KIA on 7 June 1917 aged 33 and is remebmered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
  William Cleminson  
  Henry Haw Henry Haw was born in Marske, the son of Thomas Henry and Ada Jane, who in 1911 were living and working in Marrick - Thomas as a farmer and his son, Henry also worked on his fathers farm. Henry enlisted in Richmond, joining the Yorkshire Regiment as Pte 20312. He was KIA on 27 September 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
  Richard Hird  
  Francis C Kendall  
  Harry Peacock Possibly, Harry Peacock, born in Richmond and enlisting in Woking, Surry, joining the East Lancashire Regt., as Pte 9860 or as found on CWGC 9360, who Died of Wounds on 15 November 1914 and rests in Bailleul Communal Cemetery.
  Jim Peacock James Peacock was born in Grinton and enlisted in Liverpool. He served in the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.,) as Pte 17432. He died on 22 May 1916 and is remembered on the Kirkee 1914 - 1918 Memorial.
  George M Martinscroft George was born in Bolton in 1882, the son of James and Frances. By 1891 Frances was a widow bringing up her children in Reeth. The census of 1911 saw Frances and her 2 boys still in Reeth and George working as a labourer. George enlisted in Darlingotn, joining the DLI and becoming Pte 20/839. He was KIA on 1 October 1918 aged 37 and he rests in Zantvoorde British Cemetery.
  J Appleton Raw John Appleton Raw was born in Melbecks, Yorkshire in 1895, the son of John and Jane - John being a shepherd and living with his family in Riddings, Healaugh, Richmond. According to SWDTGW John was born in Low Row, Cumberland and enlisted in Kirkby Stephen, joining the Border Regt., and becoming 18174. He Died in Malta and rests in Pieta Military Cemetery, Triq id-Duluri (Our Lady of Sorrows Street), 2km south west of Valetta.
In Honoured Memory of Those who Gave Their Lives
in the Second World War
1939 - 1945
Major A K Charlesworth Albany Kennett Charlesworth was the son of Albany Hawke Charlesworth and his wife Eleanor and husband to Marjorie N (Diana) Beckett, the daughter of Hon. Rupert Evelyn Beckett in the late summer of 1923 (St Georges Hanover Sq). Albany as a child was well travelled as he can be found on various ships manifests. Albany's parents commissioned a memorial plate for 'his coming of age'. The plate is about 8", is Crown Staffordshire with the company name of T Harward & Co., Deansgate, Manchester. Albany is mentioned in the London Gazette of 4 December 1914 when notice of his fathers death asks for all creditors to submit details of monies owing to them. Albany Hawke Charlesworth was stated as being of Brockhurst, Ferme, Wiltshire and of Chapelthorpe Hall, Wakefield. Again a mention in the London Gazette, this time Lt. Albany Kennett Charlesworth M.C. Res. of Off, to be Hon. Col., 2 September 1939. He served according to the CWGC as a Captain, 59123 in the Royal Armoured Corps and was awarded the M.C. He died in a place crash on 1 February 1945 aged 52 and rests in Imtarfa Military Cemetery, nr Mdina, Malta.
L.A.C. E Craig  
Lt Col G W Gibson Guy Wordsworth Gibson was born in Bowness in 1900, the son of Daniel and Mary Emily Wordsworth Gibson. By 1911 mary was a widow and living at 2 Park Place Chaltenham with 2 sons and a servant. Guy in early 1928 married Betty Doxford in the Thirsk Registration District. Guy served as a Lieutenant Colonel, number 24172 in the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) and stated that he lived in Hampshire. He died on 23 April 1943 aged 43 and rests in Massicault War Cemetery, some 30km south west of Tunis. He rests with over 1400 other casualties of war.
L.A.C. W Hammond  
Sergt F A Kendall  
Gnr W Martin  
Sergt J J Robinson  
Pte J Spence  
Dvr J Wilkinson  


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