Yorkshire Association

Great War Roll of Honour

Listed below are the names of all known Yorkshire ringers who fell in the Great War. For each one, the date they died, their home tower and a link to the Central Council website is given. The Central Council website gives further information about each one including the details of the cemetery where they are buried and a link with the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) site.

Local bands are asked to ring on the centenary to commemorate the life of each one, particularly as ringing would not have been carried out at the time for many of them.

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR) has gathered together information about all ringers who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and the 1939-1945 War and commissioned a handwritten Memorial Book for each war. Further information about these and all the work that has been carried out can be found at https://cccbr.org.uk/rolls-of-honour/

1915

       

29th April 1915

John Hare

Beverley

Hare, J

 Commemoratve ringing 1; 2

24th May 1915

George Payne Hill

Whitby

Hill, GP

 Commemorative ringing

7th June 1915

Cecil Oversby Sayer

Headingley

Sayer, CO

 Commemorative rnging 1; 2; 3

12th June 1915

Mark Melia

Holbeck

Melia, M

 Commemorative ringing

10th July 1915

Frederick William Jones

Pudsey

Jones, FW

 Commemorative ringing

26th September 1915

Tom Eustace Binns

Calverley

Binns, TE

 Commemorative ringing

27th September 1915

Ernest Robert Stokell

Felixkirk

Stokell, ER

 Commemorative ringing

1916

 

 

 

 

3rd January 1916

Thomas Edwin Raper

Thirsk

Raper, TE

 Commemorative ringing

14th March 1916

William Moorhouse

Kirkburton

Moorhouse, W

 Commemorative ringing

9th June 1916

John William Garbutt

Tadcaster

Garbutt, JW

 Commemorative ringing

26th June 1916

Frank Poole

Tadcaster

Poole, F

 Commemorative ringing

27th June 1916

Harry Champion

Doncaster

Champion, H

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2

1st July 1916

Harry Wheatley

Calverley

Wheatley, H

 Commemorative ringing

4th July 1916

John Sarginson

Middleham

Sarginson, J

 Commemorative ringing

27th July 1916

Albert Smith

Oxenhope

Smith, A

 Commemorative ringing

4th September 1916

James Hollinrake

Heptonstall

Hollinrake, J

 Commemorative ringing

18th September 1916

Charles Edward Swift

Penistone

Swift, CE

 Commemorative ringing

14th October 1916

Arthur Hutton

Queensbury

Hutton, A

 

1917

       

17th February 1917

Edgar Bottomley

Northowram

Bottomley, E

 Commemorative ringing

2nd April 1917

Alfred James Sample

Ormesby

Sample, AJ

 Commemorative ringing

9th April 1917

Fred Dennison

Tadcaster

Dennison, F

 Commemorative ringing

23rd April 1917

Tom Billingham

Beighton

Billingham, T

 Commemorative ringing

24th April 1917

Herbert Gordon Gee

Ossett

Gee, HG

 Commemorative ringing

24th April 1917

Frank Crossland Billows

Skipton

Billows, FC

 Commemorative ringing

28th April 1917

Joseph Grimes

Snaith

Grimes, J

 Commemorative ringing

1st May 1917

Leonard Garrison

Rotherham (All Saints)

Garrison, L

 Commemorative ringing

3rd May 1917

Harold Brown

Drighlington

Brown, H

 

3rd May 1917

Robert Barker

Skipton

Barker, R

 Commemorative ringing

4th May 1917

Morris Lees

Drighlington

Lees, M

 

14th May 1917

David Ivor Brearley

Bolsterstone

Brearley, DI

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2

3rd June 1917

William Mosley

Kildwick

Mosley, W

 Commemorative ringing

11th June 1917

Robert Simms

Howden

Simms, R

 Commemorative ringing

25th June 1917

Richard Duck

Robin Hoods Bay

Duck, R

 Commemorative ringing

1st July 1917

Arthur Ward

Ranmoor

Ward, A

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2

23rd July 1917

Frederick Gordon Laverick

Middlesborough

Laverick, FG

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2

22nd August 1917

William Leslie Hutton

Queensbury

Hutton, WL

 

26th August 1917

John Morley

Selby

Morley, J

 Commemorative ringing

6th September 1917

William Harland

Whitby

Harland, W

 Commemorative ringing

9th September 1917

Ernest Ruddlesden

Dewsbury

Ruddlesden, E

 Commemorative ringing

13th September 1917

John Thomas Vaughan

Marske by the Sea

Vaughan, JT

 Commemorative ringing

26th September 1917

Mark Ellis Hedges

Hull

Hedges, ME

 

28th September 1917

Frank Teece Humphries

Eckington

Humphries, FT

 Commemorative ringing

7th October 1917

Bertie Robert Ayers

Oxenhope

Ayers, BR

 Commemorative ringing

16th October 1917

John William Brown

Northallerton

Brown, JW

 Commemorative ringing

26th October 1917

Harold Lindley Collinson

Middleham

Collinson, HL

 Commemorative ringing

20th November 1917

John Camp

Howden

Camp, J

 Commemorative ringing

1918

       

31st January 1918

Arthur Whelpton

Beighton

Whelpton, A

 Commemorative ringing

27th March 1918

John Henry Watford

Burley

Watford, JH

 Commemorative ringing

15th April 1918

John William Lowther

Robin Hoods Bay

Lowther, JW

 Commemorative ringing 1;  2

15th April 1918

John Thomas Taylor

Dore

Taylor, JT

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2

1st June 1918

Thomas Sarginson

Middleham

Sarginson, T

 Commemorative ringing

18th July 1918

Arthur Norman Addison

Thornaby-on-Tees

Addison, AN

 Commemorative ringing 1;  2

24th July 1918

John Bulmer Jackson

Guiseley

Jackson, JB

 Commemorative ringing

28th July 1918

Robert Hornby

Thirsk

Hornby, R

 Commemorative ringing

23rd August 1918

William Thorpe

Ripon

Thorpe, W

 Commemorative ringing 1;  2

29th August 1918

Alfred Rayner

Scarborough

Rayner, A

 Commemorative ringing

30th August 1918

James Metcalfe

Northallerton

Metcalfe, J

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2  3

28th September 1918

William Dobinson Hansell

Ormesby

Hansell, WD

 Commemorative ringing 1;  2

30th September 1918

Frank Robert Cundale

Holbeck

Cundale, FR

 Commemorative ringing 1; 2

11th October 1918

John Stather Sherburn

Howden

Sherburn, JS

 

28th October 1918

Frank Brown

Ormesby

Brown, F

 Commemorative ringing

3rd November 1918

Ernest McWilliam

Rothwell

McWilliam, E

 

13th November 1918

Stanley Spence Duffill

Kildwick

Duffill, SS

 Commemorative ringing

1919

       

5th January 1919

Ernest Thornton

Bramley

Thornton, E

 

4th February 1919

Lewis Harold Lumb

Dewsbury

Lumb, LH

 

         

Date Unknown

       

 

A Newton

Leeds

Newton, A

 Commemorative ringing

     

 

With thanks to Christine Parsons and Peter McCoy for the research carried out on past ringers of the Yorkshire Association, and to Alan Regin for much of the information available on the CCCBR website.