THE GREAT WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH (1914 – 1921)


THE PARISH


The Skirlaugh Union Workhouse

The Workhouse closed in 1915, with the children and the few remaining inmates being transferred to Beverley.


The workhouse became a military hospital in 1916.


ELLERBY TOWNSHIP


War Memorial

The Old Ellerby War Memorial consists of a plaque in St James Church dedicated to those who served in WW 1. It reads (with abbreviations expanded and asterisks denoting those also recorded on the war memorial at Swine Church):






FOR FAITH & FREEDOM. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO THE HONOUR OF THE FOLLOWING

WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919:


SIGNALLER E. AKE 2nd NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS

 PRIVATE H. AKE ARMY SERVICE CORPS

  S. V. ATKINSON  MERCHANT MARINE

 TROOPER J.L. BOYNTON  EAST YORKSHIRE YEOMANRY

 Private W.H. BOYNTON  West Yorkshire

 Sapper J. R. BOZMAN  Royal Engineers

 Private W. BRUCE  3rd Northumberland Fusiliers

 S.S. T. CLARK  Royal Field Artillery

 Private H. COOPER (Hedley) 15th Durham Light Infantry *

 Sergeant J. COOKE D.C.M  2nd Manchester Regiment

 Sister - CRESSY H.M.

 Engineer C.H.A. DAVIES Mine Sweeper

 Driver R. DEARING Royal Field Artillery

 Cyclist K. DOUTHWAITE (Kenneth) 5th East Yorkshire Regiment

 Private J. DOWNES Royal Engineers

 Private R.S. FIELDER (Robert Swift) 4th East Yorkshire Regiment *

 Private R. GARDINER (Robert) 7th East Yorkshire Regiment *

 Private C. GOUNDRILL (Charles) 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers. *

 Corporal A.E.GREEN 1st East Yorkshire Regiment

 Driver J.S. GRANTHAM Royal Field Artillery

 Driver H. GRAHAM Royal Engineers

 Driver J. HARNESS Royal Garrison Artillery

 ARTr S. HEALD Army Service Corps (Motor Transport)

 2nd Officer G.A. HEALD Merchant Marine

 Private N. HEALD 4th Yorkshire Regiment

 Major.  E. HOLTBY M.C. 4th East Yorkshire Regiment

 Driver A. HOE Army Service Corps

 Private J.F. HUNTER (John Fdk) 6th Leicestershire Regiment

 Driver G.H. HUNTER Royal Garrison Artillery

 Private J. HOLMES 10th Royal Hussars

 Private J.A. KIRK 7th East Yorkshire Regiment

 Gunner G. LOVEWELL Royal Field Artillery

 Private R. LYON 10th East Yorkshire Regiment

 Trooper H. LUSBY East Riding Yeomanry

 Trooper A. LOUND East Riding Yeomanry

 Corporal R. MAJOR (Ralph) 11th Northumberland Fusiliers

 Corporal H. MORRIS Royal Garrison Artillery

 Private W.E. PARKINSON (Walter Ed) 7th East Yorkshire Regiment *

 Lance Corporal J.E. RULE (John Ernest)  11th East Lancashire Regiment

 Sergeant W. STOCKDALE D.C.M. 63rd Royal Naval Division

 Bdr R. STOCKDALE 63rd Royal Naval Division

 Private G.H. STEPHENSON 3rd East Yorkshire Regiment

 Lieutenant N. THOMPSON 31st Battalion 2nd Canadian Division

 Trooper H. G. THOMPSON East Yorkshire Yeomanry

 Private J. C. THOMPSON 1st Yorks. & Lancs. Regiment

 Private H. THOMPSON 1st Yorks. & Lancs. Regiment

 Private A. VOASE Army Service Corps

 Trooper R. VOASE East Riding Yeomanry

 Private G. VOASE Durham Light Infantry

 Corporal J. WALTON Kings Own Yorks. Light Infantry

 Sergeant F. WALTON 12th East Yorkshire Regiment

 Corporal H. WALTON Kings Own Yorks. Light Infantry Riflemen

J. J. WELDON (John Jackson) 21st Kings Royal Rifle Corps *

 Private H.L. WELDON 4th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

 Sapper E.E. WILLEY Royal Engineers

 Sergeant J.H. WILLEY H.M.S. Donegal

 2nd Lieutenant F. WILSON (Fred) 10th Royal Warwickshire Regiment *

 Sapper H. WILSON Royal Engineers


 Petty Officer CHARLES BO[R/L]LAND H.M.S. Queen Mary *

We are indebted to Mr Michael J Fink, of New Ellerby, who has undertaken considerable research into those who gave their lives in action, or who died as a result of their injuries (highlighted in bold characters).


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