The War Memorial in Keld
The Memorial is a marble plaque set in a wall by the roadside inscribed:
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE ON THIS WALL
FOR THEIR COUNTRY GAVE THEIR ALL:
COMING HITHER, PASSING THENCE,
HOLD THEIR NAMES IN REVERENCE.
WILLIAM WALLER HUTCHINSON
The memorial in St Mary’s Church, Muker has the same names and the same wording on its brass plaque.
Those who Fell in WW1
Private, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment), 21 Brigade, 31st Division. Army no. 28136.
He was killed in action on 26 September 1917. He was 21.
He was the son of William and Margaret Alderson, Angram.
He is remembered on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
Private, 1st/9th Battalion, The Durham Light infantry. Army no. 325648. He was also Army nos 7/7244 and 9/7244 with the same regiment.
He died on Monday 30 April 1917 in Lambeth. He was 27.
He was the son of John and Ann Clarkson, Richmond.
He is buried in Churchyard of St. Mary’s Church, Muker and his headstone is inscribed “greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends”
HUTCHINSON, William Walter
Private, 1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment, 62 Brigade, 21st Division. Army no. 51425
He died of natural causes on active service on Monday 11 November 1918, the day the Armistice was signed. He was 19.
He was the son of William R and Harriet G Hutchinson.
He is buried in Caudry British Cemetery near Cambrai.
Private, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment), 21 Brigade, 30th Division. Army no. 38180.
He was killed in action on 29 September 1918 in the last Battle of Ypres. He was 35.
He was the son of James and Sarah Rukin.
He is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy near Cambrai.
Those who Fell in WW1 who are not on the memorial
Private, Horse Transport, Ammunition Column, Army Service Corps attached to 84th Army Brigade. Army no CHT/1062.
He was killed in action on Wednesday 12 September 1917 near Ypres. He was 38.
He was born in Keld, the son of Tom and Hannah Foster.
He is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium
And in WW2
LUND, Thomas Peter
Lieutenant, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) attached to 2nd Battalion. The Worcestershire Regiment. Army no 337248
He died on active service fighting the Japanese forces on Tuesday 10 April 1945. He was 24.
He was the son of Richard and Miriam J Lund, Keld.
He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery