North Duffield War Memorial

1914                                                                  1919
To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory
of the Gallant Men of this village who gave
their lives for King and Country in the Great War

Corpl George Townsley West Yorks George was the son of William and Mary Jane of The Hale Farm, North Duffield, and husband of Mary of Buller St, Selby. George served as a L/Cpl in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) as 34452. He enlisted in Selby amd was KIA on 9 October 1917 aged 26 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
L/C Edward Butler Scott      M.M. West Yorks Edward on the medal records is noted as being awarded the Military Medal, 1915 Star and the British and Victory Medals. It also notes that his Victory Medal was returned. Edward served as Pte 15386 in the E Yorks Regiment but on the church memorial this is the West Yorks Regt.,. There is an E B Scott on the CWGC website but the information provided gives no clue to this being the Edward mentioned on this memorial.
Pte George Sidney Atkinson Can Mtd Rifles George was the son of William and E A Atkinson of North Duffield. He served as Pte 117115 in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Btn. George was KIA on 9 October 1916 and is remembered along with so many other Canadian service men on the Vimy Memorial near Arras
  Arthur Atkinson K O Y L I  
  William Townsley R G A William was born in North Duffield, but lived in Middlesex, where he enlisted in Holborn, Middx., into the RGA and became Pte 69108 in the RGA. William died on 18 March 1918 and rests in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
  George Edward Farmerey East Surreys John was the son of John Farmerey of North Dufield near Selby. He, on the village memorial is noted as serving in the East Surreys, but a number of other sources have his regiment as the King's (LIverpool). He did served as Pte 53467, enlisting in Selby. He was KIA on 18 December 1917 aged 41 and rests in Artillery Wood Cemetery
  Thomas Henry Devenish Lincolns Thomas served as Pte 41981 but had previously served as 45510 in the Leic. Regt.,and died on 12 August 1918. He rests 'at home' in Fulford Cemetery, York along with over 200 other casualties.
"Greater love hath no man than this
that a man lay down his life for his friends"
The right hand resting post of the memorial stone bares the name M Lomas, Selby


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