The War Memorial in Carperby
A MEMORIAL by the roadside
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PTE J HARKER 5TH S S
PTE H KILBURN 4TH D OF W
GUNNER T PERCIVAL RFA
CAPT A SENIOR 51ST P L I
L CORP J SHANNON 10TH W Y
PTE H STOREY 6TH W Y
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 – 1919
and a further memorial
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SERGT THOMAS FOSTER
KILLED IN ACTION TUNISIA
29TH APRIL 1943
5th BATT GRENADIER GUARDS
Those who Fell in WW1
HARKER, Jack Gilbert
Private, 1st/5th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, 137 Brigade, 46th Division. Army no 8935.
He was the son of Mary E Harker, 45 Gravelly Hill North, Birmingham and the late E. B. Harker. He was born at Bramley, Yorkshire.
He was killed in action on Friday 6 August 1915. He was 21.
He is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Ypres and is included in the Aysgarth Memorial.
KILBURN, William Herbert
Private, 8 Company, 1st/4th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 147 Brigade, 49th Division. Army no. 202833.
He was killed in action on Sunday 3 September 1916 in the fighting on Pozières Ridge. He was 20.
He was the son of William and Mary Kilburn, Carperby.
He is buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval and his headstone is inscribed gone but not forgotten. His name also appears on the Aysgarth Memorial.
Gunner, 63rd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Army no. 771813.
He died from his wounds in 22nd Casualty Clearing Station on Saturday 16 November 1918. He was 30.
He was the son of Elizabeth and the late John Percival, Carperby. His name also appears on the Aysgarth Memorial.
He is buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery.
SENIOR, Albert Morton
Captain, 91st Punjabis (Light Infantry) attached to 92nd Punjabis (Light Infantry).
He was killed in action on Saturday 22 April 1916. He was 33.
He was the son of Mrs. Senior, Hall Garth, Carperby, and the late Colonel H W J Senior (I.S.C.) and the husband of Winifred I H Senior, 15a Nevern Road, Earls Court, London.
He is remembered on The Basra Memorial.
Lance Corporal, 10th (Service) Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 50 Brigade, 17th Division. Army no. 19978.
He was killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 38.
He was the son of the late Thomas and Emily Shannon.
He is remembered on The Thiepval Memorial. His name also appears on the Aysgarth Memorial.
STOREY, Henry Armistead
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 69 Brigade, 23rd Division. Army no 20524.
He was the son of Fred and Maria Storey, Bardin Lane Farm, Constable Burton.
He died from his wounds on 2 August 1916. He had probably been wounded in the fighting on Pozières Ridge. He was 24.
He is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension.
Those who Fell in WW2
Sergeant, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards Brigade, Division. Army no. 2618396.
Thursday 29 April 1943 He was 25.
He was the son of Robert William and Emily H Foster and the husband of Irene M Foster, Wensley.
He is buried in Medjez el Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. His headstone is inscribed “To Live in the Hearts of Those We Love is not to Die”.
In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia in 1943. This was the area in which the Allied forces grouped before the final advances started in April 1943.
He is included on the Aysgarth Memorial