The War Memorial in Boynton
A marble plaque in the Parish Church of St Andrew, Boynton
GLORY OF GOD
OF THE MEN OF BOYNTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914- 1918
CAPT A S ELLIOT DSC RNAS
SERGT J O HANNAH 7TH W RIDING RGT
PTE CHAS WELBURN 9TH K R R
PTE HERBERT HALL 11TH E YORKS RGT
The Fallen in WW1
ELLIOTT, Arthur Stanley DSC
Captain, North Sea Airship no. XI, Royal Air Force.
He was lost at sea on Tuesday 15 July 1919. He was 25.
He was the husband of Hazel Margaret Elliott who was living in Harleston, Norfolk.
He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.
On 1 October 1917, Arthur Stanley Elliott was awarded the Distinguished Services Cross for he had “displayed exceptional merit in his performance of patrol duties, having carried out 36 patrols, duration not less than 1½ hours.”
His records show he was graded for purposes of pay and allowances as Capt. (Airship) from 14 August 1918 to 18 March 1919. He was posted to Pulham Air Station on 27 June 1919 and then “Capt. Airship NS fly duties” on 12 July 1919.
The next entry reports “Died as result of airship accident 15 July 1919.”
His permanent home address is recorded as Charleston, Bridlington.
HANNAH, John Ogilvie
Serjeant, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 147 Brigade, 49th Division. Army no 204088.
He was killed in action on Monday 29 April 1918 during the Battle of the Scherpenberg. He was 29.
He was the son of George and Helen Hannah. George Hannah was the Estate Bailiff.
John was born in Scotland.
He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Private, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. Army no 23893.
He died at St John's Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Hull from pneumonia following Influenza (The Spanish Flu endemic) on Saturday 8 March 1919. He was 22.
He was the son of John W and Harriet Hall, Boynton.
He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed In Life we loved him Dearly, in Death we do the same.
He had been reported missing on 3 May 1917 and on 26 June he was recorded as being a Prisoner of War. He was repatriated on 6 December 1918.
Rifleman, 9th (Service) Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. Army no R/23702.
He was killed in action on Monday 9 April 1917 in the first battle of the Scarpe. He was 33.
He was the son of Francis and Hannah Welburn, Boynton.
He is buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy les Mofflaines.
Not on the War Memorial
MacLELLAN, William Henry
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. Army no 19529. He also served as Private, Army no 25380 with The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
He was killed in action in Iraq on Monday 23 April 1917. He was 21.
He was the son of David and Sarah Maclellan, Boynton.
He is remembered on the Basra Memorial.