The War Memorial in Ramsgill
TIM THE TRANSCRIPTION
In the Church and in the centre of the village, Ramsgill
A Memorial standing on the village Green near the Church
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
HARRISON, HERBERT * LANCS FUS
Face 2 SERVED
G E BROWN
F O BROWN
J A GRASS
J W HARKER
Face 3 SERVED
RISPIN, C W
WALKER, E H
There is a Roll of Honour in St Mary the Virgin Church but I failed to record it
Tim The Fallen
Those who Fell in WW1
Gunner, C Battery, 174th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Army no 107596.
He died on Friday 13 December 1918 after the War had ended. The cause of death is not recorded in the military records but he died at the Military Hospital, Whittingham near Preston which was a mental asylum part of which was used by the Army from 1918. He had not been awarded the Silver War Badge. He was 22.
He was the son of Christopher and Margaret A Brown, Moorlands, Morton.
He is buried in Morton Cemetery, Keighley and inscribed on his headstone is Thy Will be done.
He was born in Carlton, Coverdale and died in Preston. The SWD database specifies Coverdale. Thank you Val Slater.
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers, 12 Brigade, 4th Division. Army no 24693. He had also served as Private, Army no 32838 with The King's (Liverpool Regiment).
He was killed in action on Tuesday 9 October 1917 at the Battle of Poelcappelle. He was 23.
He was the son of John and Betty Harker, Raygill House, Ramsgill.
He is remembered on The Tyne Cot Memorial.
Seaman, ss Beacon Light (Liverpool), Mercantile Marine.
He was killed at sea on Tuesday 19 February 1918. He was 28.
He was the son of William and the late Mary Harrison, Bridge House, Ramsgill.
He is remembered on The Tower Hill Memorial.
On 19 February 1918, the ss Beacon Light was sailing from Liverpool to Scapa Flow with a cargo of oil when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-91 in the North Minch, 15 miles SE from the Butt of Lewis, she sank with the loss of 33 lives. The memory of 30 of those lost are recorded on the Tower Hill Memorial and 3 more are recorded on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
I have not identified him in CWGC, SWD, BMD nor the 1901 or 1911 census. Any help would be appreciated.
Private, 52nd Training Reserve Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Army no TR5/171549.
He died whilst on active service on Wednesday 5 June 1918. He was 18.
He was the son of Frank and Sarah H Hoyle, 19 Vyner Street, Ripon.
He is buried in the churchyard of St. Mary’s Church, Ramsgill and his head stone is inscribed Whom We Have Loved & Lost Awhile
MOORHOUSE, Emanuel known as Manney
Private, 4th Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Army no 76710.
He died from pneumonia whilst on active service on Wednesday 10 July 1918 in the VAD Military Hospital, West Hartlepool. He was 28.
He was the son of John and Sarah A Moorhouse and the husband of Mary Moorhouse, Folly Gill, Darley, Harrogate.
He is buried in Pateley Bridge Cemetery and his gravestone is inscribed In Loving Memory of My Dear Husband from His Wife and Children
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 64 Brigade, 21st Division. 40595.
He was killed in action on Monday 22 October 1917 near Ypres. He was 22.
He was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Verity.
He is remembered on The Tyne Cot Memorial
On the plaque in the Church but not on the War Memorial
Gunner, 65th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Army no 220102
He was killed in action on 11 August 1918. He was 29.
He was the son of Mark and Elizabeth J Maude, Grantley and husband of Elizabeth Maude, Sawley Park, Ripon.
He is buried in Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, France
Private, 10th (Service) Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 50 Brigade, 17th Division. Army no 28786.
He was killed in action on 1 November 1916 on the Somme battlefields. He was 21.
He was the husband of Eva Dowson, formerly Watson, Bells Cottage, Norley, Thirsk and a native of Eavestone.
He is buried in Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, France
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 52 Brigade, 17th Division. Army no 52008.
He was killed in action on 4 November 1918 in the battle of the Sambre. He was 22.
He was the son of Henry (and the late Annie?) Wood, The Stables, Grantley Hall, Ripon and a native of Grantley.
He is buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, France
I think they should be included so:
SWALES, Leonard not on WM lived in Ramsgill
Private, 1st/5th Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) Brigade, Division. Army no 3638.
He died from his wounds on Monday 7 August 1916. He was 20.
He was the son of Thomas and Isabel Swales, Bents Farm, Pateley Bridge.
He is buried in Pateley Bridge Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed Also in Memory of His Brother Herbert Lance Cpl. K. R. R. C. Killed in Action 7 Oct.1916.
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 23 Brigade, 8th Division. Army no 28901.
He was killed in action on Saturday 28 October 1916 during the attack on le Transloy, Somme. He was 31 and born in Ramsgill
He was the son of William and the late Hannah Thackray, Ramsgill.
He is remembered on The Thiepval Memorial
VERITY, George Thomas
Private, (Reserve) 10th Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 50 Brigade, 17th Division. Army no 37358.
He died from his wounds on Wednesday 18 April 1917 probably received during the battles at Arras. He was 29.
He was the son of William and Mary Verity, Stean, Middlesmoor.
He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed Beloved Son of William & Mary Verity, Stean, Stone Beck Down.