The War Memorial in Carnaby
A plaque in the Church of St John the Baptist
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 plaque in the Church
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 Friday 11 January 1918. He was 32.
He was the son of Francis M and Sarah A Hall and the husband of Grace Hall, 51 Exeter Street, Cottingham.
He is buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich.
Driver, 17th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Army no 21088.
He died from his wounds on Saturday 1 May 1915. He was 34.
He is buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery.
IBSON, Richard Albert
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: March quarter 1919 Bridlington R D.
The Fallen in WW1 who are not on the memorial
CHAPMAN, William Henry
Serjeant, 6th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), The East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th Division. Army no 7105.
He was killed in action on Monday 9 August 1915 just 2 days after the landing at Suvla Bay. He was 30.
He was the son of William H and Phoebe Chapman and the husband of Lilian Chapman, Carnaby.
He is remembered on the Helles Memorial.
JOHNSON, Stanley Morrell
Second Lieutenant, 25 Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He had previously served with The Artists Rifles.
He died whilst on active service on Friday 25 May 1917. He was 21.
He was the son of the late John Richard and Jane Ann Johnson, Gypsey Lodge, St John’s Walk, Bridlington.
He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery.
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 before transferring to the Queen Alexandra’s Hospital, Westminster, London, where he died on 25 May 1917.
WILSON, John R
Private, 1st/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, 148 Brigade, 49th Division. Army no 203510. He had also served as Private, Army no 2996 with Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (The Yorkshire Regiment.)
He died from his wounds on Tuesday 12 June 1917 probably in the Casualty Clearing Station in the town. He was 26.
He was the son of Thomas and Martha Wilson, Fraisthorpe, Carnaby.
He is buried in Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension and his headstone is inscribed Be ye faithful unto Death and I will give you the Crown of Life.
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 170 Brigade, 57th Division. Army no 28499. He had also served as Private, Army no 026836 with the Army Service Corps.
He was killed in action on Friday 26 October 1917 at the second battle of Passchendaele. He was 21.
He was the son of John W and Rachel Woolfitt, The Lodge, Fraisthorpe, Carnaby. He was born at Driffield.
He is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery.
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 was the son of James and Elizabeth A Harrison, Leeds and the husband of Mabel Harrison, Carnaby.
He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.