The War Memorial at Stalling Busk
Tim the transcription
Outside the Church of St Matthew is a stone Cross Memorial inscribed
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF RAYDALESIDE
WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
THOMAS J A HODGSON
HERBERT L METCALFE
THOMAS P OUTHWAITE
THOMAS M COATES
and inside St Matthew’s Church there is a handwritten Roll of Honour
Our Roll of Honour
Saint Matthew, Stalling Busk
Men Serving with H M Forces
Bell, James, Pte,. Duke of Wellingtons WR Regiment
Bell, Mathew Allen, Pte., Lancashire Fusiliers
Brown, Walter C, Cpl. DCM 150/1 Trench Mortar Brigade
*Coates, Thomas Metcalfe, L/Cpl. MM, 4th Yorks
*Fawcett, William, Pte, 83rd. Training Reserve Battalion
Hall, Benjamin, Trooper, 18th. Hussars
Hall, Anthony, 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Yorks and Lancs
Hall, William, Gunner, 18th DAC
*Hodgson, Thomas James Allen, Pte, PWO Yorks Regiment
Metcalfe, Herbert Lawson, Pte, 2nd Royal Irish
Metcalfe,John, Pte AVC
Metcalfe, William Henry, AB HMS Bellerphon
Outhwaite, Thomas Pickard, Pte, 9th Yorks
Also the following connected with the Church
Jackson, Basil, Major, DSO, 4th Yorks
Peacock, William, Pte, 12th Manchester Regiment
Robinson, George, Pte, RA MC
Williams, Edward, Captain 4th Yorks.
Tim the Fallen
Those who Fell in WW1
Private 2nd/4th Battalion TF, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 186 Brigade, 62nd Division. Army no. 204943.
He died from his wounds on Thursday 11 April 1918. He was 30.
He was the son of John and Isabel Bell; husband of Ann Bell, of Stalling Busk, Bainbridge.
He is buried in Étaples Military Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed “lovingly remembered by all at home”.
COATES, Thomas Metcalfe MM
Lance Corporal. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Army no 201773.
He died as a result of his war service on 18 January 1925. He was 32.
A report in The Craven Herald on 23 March 1917:
Lance-Corporal T.M. Coates, of Marsett, Bainbridge, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery when taking part in a bombing raid in France in June last. Later Lance-Corporal Coates got terribly wounded on the Somme having got in the enemy trenches when a Boche threw a bomb, hitting him below the right eye. It was too near to explode in his face, but it burst under his feet. He had the satisfaction of knowing he killed his enemy at the point of the bayonet.
Lance-Corporal Coates was in Rouen Hospital eleven weeks, where he underwent four operations, and since his removal to an English Hospital in December last he has undergone more operations.
He was buried in Stalling Busk on 21 January 1925.
Private, B Company, 83 Training Reserve Battalion. Army no 82821 who enlisted 24 February 1916.
He was the son of Edward and Margaret Fawcett of Stalling Busk.
He was discharged from the Army on 1 June 1917 as being no longer physically fit for War Service and given a gratuity of £50.00. The problem was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
He died of natural causes on 12 April 1919. He was 22.
HODGSON, Thomas James Allen
Private, 3rd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment). Army no 27756.
He died on Saturday 8 April 1916 at the V A (Voluntary Aid) Hospital, West Hartlepool. He was 24.
He was the son of John and Eden Hodgson, Stalling Busk.
He is buried in the Churchyard of St. Matthew’s Church, Stalling Busk and his headstone is inscribed Thy will be done.
METCALFE, Herbert Lawson
Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, 49 Brigade, 16th Division. Army no. 16077
He was killed in action on Tuesday 20 November 1917 in the attack to the north of Bullecourt. He was 19.
He was the son of William and Emma J Metcalfe, Countersett, Askrigg.
He is remembered on The Arras Memorial.
OUTHWAITE, Thomas Pickard
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment), 69 Brigade, 23rd Division. Army no. 28234
He died from his wounds on Tuesday 19 June 1917. He had probably been wounded in the Battle of Messines. He was 36.