Stillington War Memorial

Stillington War Memorial

was erected in 1922  to honour the memory of 36 men who gave their lives in the First World War and to commemorate the return of 113 men who also served.

A Brass Roll of Honour plaque and a Brass Eagle Lectern was also erected in the Church of St John the Divine

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'Lest we Forget'

Those who perished in the First World War         4th August 1914 - 11th November 1918

{at the bottom are the names of six men known to have been born or lived in Stillington but commemorated elsewhere)


Surname

            Forenames

Regiment

Rank/No

 Died

Age

Born

 Born in  

Home 1911

Cemetery

Argyle A V Albert Victor West Yorks Reg Pte 24270 01/07/1916   22 1894 Stillington 19. Lowson St Fricourt
Barr J R John
Robert
Durham L Infantry Pte 30224 17/09/1916   19 1897 Stillington 35, Lowson St Thiepval
Blenkinsopp F Frank Durham L Infantry 2nd Ltn 05/05/1917   31 1886 Whitton 1,  South St  Arras
Challis A   Alfred  

             
Cowan
S I Samuel Irvin Leicester
Reg
Pte 19028 08/03/1916   25 1891 Stillington 16,  Lowson Sr Basra
Cummins J G John
George
Durham L Infantry Pte 16984 21/09/1916   26 1890 Broom park 17, North St Meault
Daniels W William Yorks Reg 2nd.Bat Pte 6358 27/09/1915   33 1882 Yarm   26, Lowson St Yarm
Durrant A Albert York.& Lanc.
Reg.
Pte 15683 05/05/1915   32 1883 Scarborogh 12, West Street Ypres
Fawcett N Norman Durham L Infantry Sgt 18/741 03/05/1917   25 1892 Whitton 1,  South St Arras
Fenny W William Durham L Infantry Pte 7099 05/11/1916    17 1899 Stillington 24, West St Thiepval
Gell C Charles
Fred'
Kings(L'rpool Reg) Pte 87504 01/09/1918   35 1883 Stillington Aycliffe  Ecoust St          Mein
Goodman H   Henry
(Harry)
Durham L Infantry Pte 73363 08/05/1918   19 1899 Bradford 47,  Lowson St Soissons
Hardy G H George
 How
Yorkshire Reg. L Corp 19783 01/07/1916   22 1894 Sadbrge 31,  Lowson St Thiepval
Harper B Bertie Durham L Infantry Pte 3872 25/04/1916   22 1894 W Cornforth 44,  Lowson St Bailleul
Harper H Henry  

      1881 Stillington 7 ,  Morrison St  
Harris T Thomas  

   Drowned 1916        11, Lowson St  
Hill A Allan Durham L Infantry Pte 75610 22/03/1918   20 1898 Gt Stainton West Farm Stillington   Pozieres
Jackson E Edward Durham L Infantry Pte 4/9775 29/03/1918   22 1896 Stillington 13, Morrison St MuilleVillette
Johnson A Alfred Yorkshire
Reg.
Pte 22677 12/04/1918  33 1885 Malton Glyoline Terr Ploegsteert
Metcalf M Matthew Machine Gun Corp Pte 44551 14/01/1918  23 1893 Sw Tilery 4, South St Ramleh
Parker W William KRoyal Rifle Corp R'manR/12936  25/06/1916  17 1899 Thorpe  17, Morrison St Aubigny
Robinson G H George Henry York.& Lanc.Reg. L/CPL19703 19/11/1916    22 1894 Stillington 7, Redmarshall St Thiepval
Stewart A Alexander Hanlon Durham L Infantry Pte 15373 09/02/1917   34 1884 Glasgow 16, North St Stillington
Tait J Joseph James Durham L Infantry Pte 30071 16/09/1916   34 1882 Coxhoe 4, Morrison St Thiepval
Townsend J on plaque in church 
no other record
 could be  engraving error  see EA          
Townshend
E A Edwin
Allen

Rifle Brigade)
RfmanS/2438 10/07/1916   27 1889 Stillington      West St Thiepval
Walkington G H Gilbert Hodgson Yorkshire Reg. Cpl 11257 09/05/1918   22 1896 Stillington 3, Glykoline Terr Loos
Ward M  

               
Whitwell R Robert Durham L Infantry Pte 32136 18/10/1916  23 1894 Stillington 22,  Lowson St Meault
Wills H L Herbert KOYLI
2nd Batt
Pte 22681 12/06/1915   20 1885 K'Merrington 14,  South St Voormezeele
Wilson W Walter

     1916   1875 Stillington 8, Lowson St         
Wilson W O William
O
        1890
Stillington 8, Lowson St  
Wood G   George Edward Durham L Infantry Pte 203045 21/09/1917   24 1893 Stillington Merton Gr Farm Tyne Cote
Wood  H L Harold Durham L Infantry Pte 200578 24/04/1917   20 1897 Stillington Merton Gr Farm Ficheaux
Wright ARR Albert Richard  HMS Natal
5813S  30/12/1915  30  1885  New Z'land 4, Exeter St StocktomChatam
Wyeth B Bertie York.& Lanc.
Reg.
Pte 19723 03/07/1916   27 1889 W H'pool 29, Lowson St Thiepval
Young G George Lanc. Fusiliers Pte 36759 11/11/1918   31 1887 Strensall Yorks 1, South St Tournai
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Coxon A.E. Albert Ernest Yorkshire
Reg.
Corp 20935 11/04/1917   38 1879 Stillington Marske-
by the sea
Arras
Ingram H Harold
Yorkshire
Reg.
Pte 23953 14/01/1917   24 1893 Stillington Middlesbrough Longueval
Lowes C Charles Yorkshire
Reg.
Pte 20180 11/04/1918   33 1885 Stillington Thornaby Stienwerck
O'Brien G George Hampshire
Reg.
L.Corp.16257 14/04/1917   21 1896 Stillington Middlesbrough Arras
O'Brien P Peter Yorkshire
Reg.
Pte 3/7860 28/09/1916   20 1895 Stillington Middlesbrough Thiepval
O'Brien H Henry Border
Reg
Pte 241796 21/03/1918   33 1885 Scotland Middlesbrough Pozieres
                     

 

Britain declares war 4th August 1914

Rupert Brooke's The Soldier was one of the most famous poems written during the war
If I should die, think only this of me,
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed,
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think
Think, Too, this heart, all evil shed away,
A [ ] pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given,
Her sights & sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
When the war ended in 1918, British Army casualties, as the result of enemy action and disease, were recorded as 673,375 dead and missing, with another 1,643,469 wounded. The rush to demobilise at the end of the war substantially decreased the strength of the army, from its peak of 4,000,000 men in 1918 to 370,000 men by 1920.

Allied victories force Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire,and Austria-Hungary to sue for peace. After the success of the huge Allied offensive in France and Belgium,

Armistice with Germany is signed at Compiègne,bringing hostilities to an end on the Western Front.

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Lance Corporal George Henry Robinson with his parents John William & Olivia - (taken at enlistment) 

lived at 6 North St. also 7, Redmarshall St. Stillington

George was a boilersmith at Carlton Iron Works

Letter to his sister, recieved about 1 month before he was killed 

 (photo & letter kindly provided by his neice Gillian Hunt)

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