The War Memorial in Bainbridge
Is a recently built Cairn with a Memorial Tablet in the village Cemetery. The dedication is:
BAINBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE SONS,
BROTHERS, HUSBANDS & FATHERS OF THE
BAINBRIDGE AREA WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
GEORGE TERRY 23/05/1915 26
THOMAS JAMES ALLEN HODGSON 08/04/1916 24
JAMES CHAPMAN 01/07/1916 22
FRANK DINSDALE 01/07/1916 23
THOMAS PICKARD OUTHWAITE 19/06/1917 36
HERBERT LAWSON METCALFE 20/11/1917 19
JOHN JAMES METCALFE 25/03/1918 22
JAMES BELL 11/04/1918 30
HAROLD MOORE 24/10/1918 20
EDWIN BLADES 27/10/1918 34
WILLIAM FAWCETT 12/04/1919 22
JAMES KIRKBRIDE 24/10/1920 25
THOMAS METCALFE COATES 21/01/1925 32
ERNEST KEITH STEVENS 02/04/1942 22
GEORGE DAYKIN COCKBURN 19/06/1943 26
JACK HINDLE 04/06/1944 28
WALTER ARNOLD BROWN 26/12/1944 27
Those who fell in WW1
Private 2nd/4th Battalion, TF, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 186 Brigade, 62nd Division. Army no. 204943.
He died from his wounds on Thursday 11 April 1918. He was 30.
He was the son of John and Isabel Bell and the husband of Ann Bell, Stalling Busk, Bainbridge.
He is buried in Étaples Military Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed “lovingly remembered by all at home”.
Private, 1st Battalion, The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry), 16 Brigade, 6th Division. Army no 32239.
He died from his wounds on Sunday 27 October 1918. He was 34.
He was the son of Jeffrey and Annie Blades, Nelson and the husband of Harriet Blades, Nelson.
He is buried in the churchyard of St. John’s Church, Great Marsden, Lancashire and his headstone is inscribed At Rest
Private, 21st (Service) Battalion (6th City), The Manchester Regiment, 22 Brigade, 7th Division. Army no. 31388.
He was killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22.
He was the son of Alexander and Mary Chapman, Sunny Dene, Bainbridge.
He is remembered on The Thiepval Memorial.
COATES, Thomas Metcalfe MM
Lance Corporal. 4th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment). Army no 201773.
He died as a result of his war service on 18 January 1925. He was 32.
He was the son of George and Margaret Coates.
A report in The Craven Herald on 23 March 1917:
Lance-Corporal T.M. Coates, Marsett, Bainbridge, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery when taking part in a bombing raid in France in June last. Later Lance-Corporal Coates got terribly wounded on the Somme having got in the enemy trenches when a Boche threw a bomb, hitting him below the right eye. It was too near to explode in his face, but it burst under his feet. He had the satisfaction of knowing he killed his enemy at the point of the bayonet.
Lance Corporal Coates was in Rouen Hospital eleven weeks, where he underwent four operations, and since his removal to an English Hospital in December last he has undergone more operations.
He was buried in Stalling Busk on 21 January 1925.
Second Lieutenant, 12th (Service) Battalion (Sheffield), The York and Lancaster Regiment, 94 Brigade, 31st Division.
He was killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 24.
He was the son of James and Sarah Dinsdale, High Abbotside.
He is buried in Queens Cemetery, Puisieux.
Private, B Company, 83 Training Reserve Battalion. Army no 82821 who enlisted 24 February 1916.
He was the son of Edward and Margaret Fawcett of Stalling Busk.
He was discharged from the Army on 1 June 1917 as being no longer physically fit for War Service and given a gratuity of £50.00. The problem was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
He died of natural causes on 12 April 1919. He was 22.
HODGSON, Thomas James Allen
Private, 3rd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment). Army no 27756.
He died on Saturday 8 April 1916 at the V A (Voluntary Aid) Hospital, West Hartlepool. He was 24.
He was the son of John and Eden Hodgson, Stalling Busk.
He is buried in the Churchyard of St. Matthew’s Church, Stalling Busk and his headstone is inscribed Thy will be done.
Private, 3rd Battalion, The Essex Regiment. Army no 44445.
He died on Sunday 24 October 1920. He was 25.
He was the son of Thomas and Margaret Kirkbride, Town Head Farm, Askrigg.
He is buried in the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church, Askrigg and his headstone is inscribed “treasured memories of one so dear”.
METCALFE, Herbert Lawson
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment, 49 Brigade, 16th Division. Army no. 16077
He was killed in action on Tuesday 20 November 1917 in the attack to the north of Bullecourt. He was 19.
He was the son of William and Emma J Metcalfe, Countersett, Askrigg.
He is remembered on The Arras Memorial.
METCALFE, John James
Private, 474 Agricultural Company, The Labour Corps. Army no. 501359. He also served in the Northamptonshire Regiment.
He died on Monday 25 March 1918. He was 22.
He was the son of Mary Alice Metcalfe, Quaker Terrace, Masham.
He is buried in the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church, Askrigg.
He was discharged from the Army on 21 March 1918 being considered no longer physically fit for war service because of TB. He had initially joined the Northamptonshire Regiment and served in Egypt where he had contracted Dysentery. He was then transferred to the Labour Corps.
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment), 69 Brigade, 23rd Division. Army no. 60619.
He died from his wounds on Thursday 24 October 1918 in the Casualty Clearing Station in the village. He was 20.
He was the son of Richard and Mary Moore, Catriggs, Hawes.
He is buried in Prémont British Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed “He died that we might live”.
OUTHWAITE, Thomas Pickard
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment), 69 Brigade, 23rd Division. Army no. 28234
He died from his wounds on Tuesday 19 June 1917. He had probably been wounded in the Battle of Messines. He was 36
He was the son of William and Eleanor Outhwaite, Stalling Busk and the husband of Florence G Sherrington (formerly Outhwaite), Tunstall, Catterick
He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed “A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things”
Saddler 2nd/1st West Riding Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Army no. 1727
Sunday 23 May 1915. He was 26.
He was the son of Ralph and Martha Terry, 55 Low Petergate, York.
He is buried in Churchyard of St. Mary’s Church, Hornby near Catterick
Those who fell in WW2
BROWN, Walter Arnold
Trooper, 11th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Army no 14508382.
He was killed on active service on Tuesday 26 December 1944. He was 27.
He was the son of Edward Robert and Annie Brown, Bainbridge.
He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands and his headstone is inscribed “he gave his life for freedom. Worthy of everlasting love”.
COCKBURN G is correctly
COCKBONE, George Daykin
Pilot Officer, 175 Squadron, Royal Air Force. RAFVR 139493.
He died on war service on Saturday 19 June 1943. He was a Pilot involved in the Raid on Dieppe who had been shot down and captured. He died whilst he was a Prisoner of War. He was 26.
He was the son of John and Alice J Cockbone and the husband of Beatrice J Cockbone, Dent.
He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot sur Mer and his headstone is inscribed “Peace, Perfect Peace”.
Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 6th/10th Battalion (The Royal Welch Fusiliers), The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Army no 7360813.
He was killed in action on Sunday 4 June 1944. He was 25.
He was the son of Lewis J and Harriet L Hindle and the husband of Irene Hindle, Askrigg.
He is remembered on The Cassino Memorial.
STEVENS, Ernest Keith
Sergeant, 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron, Royal Air Force. RAFVR no 939982.
He was killed on active service on Thursday 2 April 1942. He was 22.
He was the son of Josiah D and Lily Stevens, Anerley, Kent.
He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed “sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me!".
Wellington IC Z8805 BU- took off from RAF Stradishall on an operation to Hanau. There is no further information.