Carnaby, The East Riding of Yorkshire
The Church of St John the Baptist
A plaque in the Church
1914 - 1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
GEORGE HALL AB ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION
JOHN IBSON SAPPER ROYAL ENGINEERS
RICHARD ALFRED IBSON PTE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR
A second plaque in the Church. Two comments if I may.
The plaque has moved here from his school.
His age is incorrect, see the text
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN CHERISHED MEMORY
STANLEY MORRELL JOHNSON
FORMERLY A SCHOLAR OF THIS SCHOOL
LAID DOWN HIS LIFE
IN THE NOBLE CAUSE OF
FREEDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
MAY 25TH 1917
AGED 18 YEARS
I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT 2 TIM IV 7
The Fallen in WW1
Able Seaman, Royal Marine (Howe) Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division. RNVR no R/3817
He was killed in action near Cambrai on 11 January 1918. He was 32
He is buried in grave I D 6 Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich
He was the son of Francis M and Sarah Ann Hall and the husband of Grace Hall, 51 Exeter Street, Cottingham
Driver, 17th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Army no 21098 or 21088
He died from his wounds on 1 May 1915. He was 34
He is buried in grave II A 33 Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery
Richard Albert IBSON
Private, 28th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Army no 32987
He died as a result of his war service in 1919 at home. He was 34
He was the husband of Laura Ibson of Carnaby and Hull
He was discharged from the Army on 19 June 1918 and awarded Silver War Badge no 385381 which signified that the Army considered that he was no longer medically fit to be a soldier. He was suffering from Tuberculosis. He had also received gunshot wounds in his right hand.
His death is registered in the civil records: Deaths March quarter 1919 IBSON Richard A 34 Bridlington 9d 607
The Fallen in WW1 who are not on the memorial
William Henry CHAPMAN
Serjeant, 6th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), The East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th Division. Army no 7105
He was killed in action on 9 August 1915 just 2 days after the landing at Suvla Bay. He was 30
He is remembered on panel 51 to 54 of the Helles Memorial
He was the son of William Henry and Phoebe Chapman and the husband of Lilian Chapman of Carnaby
Stanley Morrell JOHNSON
Second Lieutenant, 25 Reserve Squadron Royal Flying Corps. He had previously served with The Artists Rifles.
He died whilst on active service on 25 May 1917. He was 21
He is buried in grave L 157 Bridlington Cemetery
He was the son of the late John Richard and Jane Ann Johnson, Gypsey Lodge, St John’s Walk, Bridlington.
He left Scarborough College and enlisted in the Artists Rifles, and obtained his commission in that Regiment. His ambition had always been to join the Royal Flying Corps and he was transferred to the RFC.
He was killed in a flying accident. He had flown to Dover from Wye and was just preparing to return. He was taxiing his aircraft, Royal Aircraft Factory 4a serial no A611, when a sudden gust of wind blew it over. The aeroplane at once caught fire and he was severely burnt.
He was taken to the Empire Hospital, where he remained for a week, and was then transferred to the Queen Alexandra’s Hospital in Westminster, London, where he died on 25 May 1917.
John R WILSON
Private, 1st/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, 148 Brigade, 49th Division. Army no 203510. He was formerly Army no 2996 with Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (The Yorkshire Regiment.)
He died from his wounds on 12 June 1917 probably in the Casualty Clearing Station in the town. He was 26
He is buried in grave IV D 5 Estaires Communal Cemetery And Extension
He was the son of Thomas and Martha Wilson, Fraisthorpe, Carnaby
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 170 Brigade, 57th Division. Army no 28499. He was formerly Army no 026836 with the Army Service Corps
He was killed in action on 26 October 1917 at the second battle of Passchendaele. He was 21
He is buried in grave XLI F 5 Poelcapelle British Cemetery
He was the son of John William Woolfitt, The Lodge, Fraisthorpe, Carnaby. He was born at Driffield.
The Fallen in WW2 who are not on the memorial
Private 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Army no 4532193
He was killed on active service 5 June 1942. This was at a time when the Allied Forces were creating a defensive line to prevent the German advance across North Africa. He was 34
He is buried in grave 12 G 16 Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
He was the son of James and Elizabeth Ann Harrison, of Leeds and the husband of Mabel Harrison of Carnaby