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Bardsey Parish War Memorial

Parish of Bardsey
To the Glory of God
and in Grateful Memory of
The Men of this Parish
Who Gave Their Lives
in Defence of Home and Liberty
1914 - 1918      1939 - 1945
E Clayford Ernest Clayford was the son of Henry and Hannah Clayford. In the 1901 census Ernest is aged 2 and living with his aunt and uncle, William and Ada Mitchell at Lane Cottate, East Keswick. The CWGC states that William and Ada who were now at Laburnum Cottage, Wike, Moortown had adopted Ernest. He enlisted into the Leicester Regiment and became Pte., 41321. He died on 21 March 1918 aged 19 and rests at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, nr Peronne. Ernest rests with nearly 1,000 other casualties of which 235 are unidentified.
P S Foxcroft

Philip Spencer Foxcroft was the son of Spencer and Lilian Foxcroft and husband to Kate Foxcroft of Bardsey. Philip served as Flying Officer 128047 in the RAFVR and died on 28 May 1944 and is remembered on the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede along with over 20,000 other airmen by name who were lost in WW2 and have no know graves.

Note:- Philip was awarded the DFC.
He was mentioned in the London Gazette on 5th March 1943.

A B Mitchell Arthur Brewerton Mitchell was the son of William and Ada Mitchell and cousin of Ernest Clayford found above. Arthur served as L/Cpl 39957 in the York and Lancaster Regt., He died on 29 March 1918 aged 23, two very short days after his cousin. Arthur is remembered in Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleuval, nr Arras. He rests with 737 casualties of war including 55 German.
K A Mallinson
Kenneth Austin Mallinson was the son of Cecil and Emily Mallinson of Bardsey. He served in the Prince of Wale's Own, West Yorkshire Regt., as Captain, 204096. He died on 15 June 1944 aged 32 and is remembered at Imphal War Cemetery, Imphal, the capital of the Manipur State in North East India. Kenneth rests with over 1400 other casualties
H Walker  
R E Newcombe
Robert Edward Newcombe was the son of Charles Edward and Mary Ann Newcombe and husband of Emma Newcombe of Bardsey-cum-Rigton. He served in the Royal Scots Fusiliers as Fusilier 14598922 and died on 16 February 1944 aged 34. he rests in Minturno War Cemetery, some 78 km north of Naples. He rests along with 2048 other casualties of war, of which 1952 are identified
C R Swinney
Charles Roy Swinney was the son of Charles Edward and Florence Mary Spinney of East Keswick. he served as Flight Lieutenant ( W. Op), 52075 and died on 14 January 1944 aged 26. He rests in Beergan-Op-Zoom War Cemetery in the Netherlands along with over 1180 other casualties, 116 of which are unidentified and 7 WW1 casualties (1 airmen and 6 unknown sailors) and 21 graves of other nationalities.

Note :- Charles was awarded the DFC
A G Willans
Alec Gordon Willans was the son of Thomas Gordon and Edith Willans of Bardsey. He served as Sergeant (Nav) 1381545 and died on 15 October 1942 aged 30. He rests at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium along with 977 casualties including 29 from WW1, 11 Polish airmen and 1 American.
Remember the love of them who came not home from the War


This memorial is to a member of the Ryder family.

In proud and grateful
memory of William Harold
Ryder, Lieut Yorkshire Hussars
and Royal Flying Corps., third son
of Charles Foster and Anna Ryder
who fell whilst serving in France
July 6th 1917 aged 20 and is buried
at Worloy Baillon. "If I should die,
think only this of me, that there's
some corner of a foreign
field that is forever England"

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