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Newland War Memorial


To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory of those from Newland who were Killed in Action durng the European War 1914 - 1918
Wilfred Dilcock
Wilfred was the son of George and Ada Jane Dilcock who was born in 1897 inSnaith but in 1901 was living with his parents and sister Bertha at Halfway Houses, Newland. Wilfred enlisted into the services in Hensall where he joined the KOYLI and became Pte., 17034. Wilfred was KIA on 1 July 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of The Somme, and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. Wilfred's parents were later to live at Laudray House, Drax Lane, Newland
Arthur Percy Stones
Benjamin Clark
Benjamin was born in 1892 in Asselby, Yorkshire the son of Mr W Clark of West Farm, Drax.. He enlisted into the KOYLI and became Pte., 26363. He was KIA on 26 September 1916 aged 24 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
Frederick Lord
Frederick Lord was the son of Abraham and Lavinia. He stated he was born in Snaith according to the 1901 census when the family were in Knottingley. Abraham was a railway labourer born in Pollington. Frederick in 1901 was one of 3 children. Frederick enlisted in Selby and at the time gave his place of residence as that of Drax. He joined the YLI and became Pte., 27204, later transferring to the Border Reginent. Frederick was KIA on 4 October 1917 aged 24 and he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial along with over 3500 casualties
Arthur Giles
Arthur, the son of Robert and Mary A Giles who was born in Newland, Selby but in the census of 1901 the family were at Healy, Ossett where Robert was a horseman on Mitchell's Laithes Farm. By the time Arthur enlisted the family were back in Newland as that was where he gave as his place of residence. His enlistment into the Duke of Wellington's Regt., took place in Goole where he became Pte., 22435. Arthur was KIA on 30 August 1918 aged 19 he is remembered at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt along with over 800 other casualties.
Arthur Arnold
Arthur Arnold was the son of Emily and in 1901 was one of 6 children living in the household of Henry Lee and Ag lab., Arthur's mother being his housekeeper. By the time of his death it states he was the son of Henry and Emily Lee. Arthur was born in Drax in 1887 by the time he was old enough he married Edith Annie and they lived at Howden Dyke ( Edith later became Mrs Johnson). Arthur enlisted in Goole, joining the Duke of Wellington's Regt., and became Pte., 268759. He was KIA on 10 October 1917 aged 32 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial
John William Saville
John William Savill (correct spelling) was the son of George Sydney of Rusholme Cottages, Drax. In 1901 the family were living in Pollington and George was a general labourer on the road - a navvy. John William was born in Pollington in 1894. He enlisted in Goole while living in Drax. J W joined the Yorks L.I and became Cpl 37937. In or after 1916 he was transferred to the MGC. John William was KIA on 13 April 1918 aged 24 and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial. NOTE :- After a visit to Ploegsteert to photograph J W's name we noticed that the name was incorrectly spelt - J W Savili. The name has now been amended by the CWGC.


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