About The 1,245 (S-Z)

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NATHAN BLENKLEY SAMUEL
Nathan was born on 16 May 1899 at Stockton to Nathan Blenkley and Zabenia De Norris Samuel. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 3 Silver Street with his parents and on the 1911 Census he is still at the same address with his mother (father died in 1901 at Stockton, mother remarried at Middlesbrough in 1903 to William Dagg) stepfather, brother Robert and half siblings Zabenia, Jane, William and Henry. Nathan enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 2nd.Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 83565. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 26 October 1918 and is buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

HENRY JAMES SANDELL
Henry was born in 1897 at Stockton to Edward and Harriet Sandell and on both the 1901 and 1911 Censuses is living at 7 Kirby Street with his parents and sisters Maud, Edith and Harriet. Henry enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 5/2750. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 5 October 1915 and is buried in Chapelle-D'Armentieres Old Military Cemetery,Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

HUGH PATTISON SAVAGE
Hugh was born in 1880 at Frosterley in County Durham to Charles and Elizabeth Savage. On the Census of the following year he is listed as resident at Cragg Houses, Frosterley with his parents. On the 1891 Census he is living in Hartlepool at 8 Mill Street with his parents and siblings John, Edith, Thomas, Hilda and Charles and on the 1901 Census he is employed as a Tram Conductor and resident at 1 Henry Smiths Cottages, Hartlepool with his parents and siblings John, Edith, Thomas, Hilda, Charles, Florrie, Walter, Ernest and Septimus. The next year, at Hartlepool, Hugh married Mary Elizabeth Lindsay. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Hotel Manager and resident at 10 Bishopton Terrace, Stockton with Mary and children Violet, Edith, Maimie and Mildred (they later had another daughter Irelinne) together with his mother Elizabeth Savage. Hugh enlisted at Stockton into the 15th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 375899. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 4 October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered. Hugh is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium and he was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHARLES ALBERT HUNTER SAWDON
Charles was born in 1887 at Stockton to William and Annie Sawdon. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 14 Frances Street with his parents and siblings William, John, Margaret, Rachel and Walter. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 25 Alberto Street with his parents and siblings Margaret, George and Walter. In 1911, at Stockton, Charles married Mary Agnes O'Hara, and on that year’s Census he is employed as a Labourer and resident at 12 Kirby Street, with Mary. They later had three children, Agnes, Irene and Ellen. (Charles’ father had died in 1911 at Stockton). Charles enlisted on 24 August 1914 at Stockton into the 19th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 43804. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 28 August 1917 and is buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ROBERT GILL SCOTSON
Robert was born on 17 November 1886 at Stockton to John and Mary Scotson and on the 1891 Census he is resident at Railway Cottages, Stamp Street with his parents and siblings Edith, Emily, John, George, William, Thomas and Alfred. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 5 Raglan Terrace with his father (mother died in 1897 at Stockton) and siblings John, George, William, Alfred, Thomas, Ada and Mabel. On the 1911 Census he is resident at China and East Indies with the Royal Navy. Robert had enlisted as an Engine Room Artificer 2nd.Class into the Royal Navy, service number M/240( CH ) and was serving at HMS Pembroke 11 shore establishment when he died on 6 November 1915 at Southampton War Hospital with Enteric Fever. He was buried in Oxbridge Lane Cemetery, Stockton and posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

FRANCIS SHERWOOD SCOTT
Francis was born in 1895 at Norton-on-Tees to John Thomas and Isabella Scott. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Portrack Lane with his parents and sister Hilda together with two servants. On the 1911 Census he is resident as a Pupil Boarder at Coatham Grammar School Redcar. Francis enlisted in 1914, as a Private ,into the 13th.Battalion R.R.C. service number 12432. He was transferred to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry appointed 2nd.Lieutenant then Lieutenant on 8 April 1915. Franciswas Killed in Action on 17 October 1918 and is buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

LIONEL KEITH and GILBERT CECIL SCOTT
Lionel was born in 1881 at Saltburn and Gilbert in 1896 at Stockton to William Andrew and Frances Ann Scott. On the 1891 Census Lionel is resident at The Groves, Cranbourne Terrace, Stockton with his parents and siblings Maurice, William, Ethel, Bertha and George, together with servant Sarah Saxton. On the 1901 Census Lionel is resident at Military Barracks Northumberland, as a Lance Corporal, with the Royal Engineers, Gilbert is resident at New Park Road, Stockton with his parents and siblings William, Ethel, Bertha, George, Norman and Ronald. On the 1911 Census Lionel is employed as a Clerk and Gilbert as an Apprentice Pattern Maker, both living at Harrow Lodge, Hartburn Lane, Stockton with their mother (father absent) and siblings Ethel, Sydney, Norman and Ronald together with servant Thelma Henderson. In 1912,at Stockton,Lionel married Lilian Gertrude Peacock. Lionel re-enlisted as a Lieutenant into the 225th.Company Royal Engineers and was Killed in Action on 4 July 1916. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Gilbert enlisted at Stockton into "X" 8th.T.M. Battery Royal Field Artillery, service number 20386. He died, as a Corporal, on 27 May 1918 during the German "Blucher-Yorck" offensive and is buried in La Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery, Aisne, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM NICHOLAS SCOTT
William was born in 1881 at Stockton to Lancelot and Mary Ellen Scott. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 5 Thompson Street with his parents and siblings Jane, Lancelot, Sarah and Robert. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Shipyard Labourer and still resident at Thompson Street with his father (mother died in 1892 at Stockton) stepmother Sophia (father married Sophia Craggs in 1900 at Middlesbrough) and siblings Lancelot, Annie and Robert. In 1908, at Stockton, William married Mary Jane Riley and on the 1911 Census he is employed as a General Labourer and resident at 27 Milton Street with Mary and daughters Sophia and Annie. William enlisted on 7 August 1915, at Middlesbrough, as a Sapper into the 234th.Company Royal Engineers, service number 131463. He was discharged through ill health on 24 July 1917 with Silver War Badge No. 220021 and died on 17 September 1917. William was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

GEORGE SEAMAN
George was born in 1895 at Storwood, Yorkshire to John and Jane Elizabeth Seaman. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Wildon Grange, Coxwold, Yorkshire with his parents and siblings Horace and Mary. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Second Horseman and resident at Cannon House, Elvington Yorkshire as a Boarder. George enlisted at Saltburn into the Yorkshire Regiment, service number 3569, then transferred to the 10th.Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) service number 220435. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 12 April 1918 during the German "Georgette" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. George was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

MOSES SEFTON
Moses was born on 4 June 1884 at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire to Moses and Helen Sefton. On the 1891 Census he is resident at McCracken's Land, Main Street, Coatbridge with his parents and siblings Jean, Isaac, James, Catherine and Adam, then on the 1901 Census he is employed as a Tube Works Labourer and resident at 336,Main Street, Coatbridge with his parents and siblings James, Catherine and Adam. Moses enlisted at Coatbridge into the 1st.Battalion Highland Light Infantry, service number 8069. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 11 March 1915. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALBERT SENIOR
Albert was born in 1893 at Stockton to Henry and Mary Elizabeth Senior. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 6 Craister Street with his parents and siblings Henrietta, Henry, Hilda, Elsie, Edith, Wilfred, Lawrence and Norman. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Blacksmith’s Apprentice and resident at 5 Starkey Street with his mother (father died in 1909 at Stockton) and siblings Harry, Edith, Lawrence, Norman and Beatrice. Albert enlisted at Richmond, Yorkshire into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 7743, then transferred to the 26th.Field Company Royal Engineers, service number 25058. He was Killed in Action, as a Sapper, on 1 November 1914 during the 1st.Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHARLES FRANCIS SEWELL
Charles was born in 1895 at Stockton to John and Elizabeth Sewell. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 19 Elsdon Street with his parents and siblings Sarah, John, Anna, Ann and Isaac. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron Foundry Worker and resident at 23 Major Street with his parents and siblings Ann, Isaac, Robert, Alfred and Edwin. Charles enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 2nd.Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 20908. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 26 May 1915, received during the 2nd.Battle of Ypres and is buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery Belgium. Charles was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

HARRY SHARMAN
Harry was born in 1896 at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire to Frederick and Emily Alice Sharman. He grew up in St Neots with his parents, brother Alfred and sisters Florence and Mary, his schooldays followed by a spell as a Baker’s Apprentice. He enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd.Battalion Grenadier Guards, service number 18532 and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 27 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. Harry’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JABEZ WILLIAM SHARP
William was born in 1895 at Norton-on-Tees to Robert and Elizabeth Sharp. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Norton with his parents and siblings Henry and Elizabeth. William enlisted at Stockton into the 12th.Battalion Rifle Brigade, service number S/6294. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 5 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. William was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM PATRICK SHEVLIN
William was born in 1881 at Sunderland to Edward and Jane Ann Shevlin. On the 1891 Census he is resident at Hillfield Terrace, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland with his parents and siblings Edward and Ellen. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Sunderland with his mother (father died in 1898 at Sunderland) and niece Jane. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Bottle House Gatherer and resident at 35 Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland with his mother and Jane. In 1913, at Sunderland, William married Ann Graham. William enlisted at Stockton into the 9th.Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) service number 15551 he was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 9 August 1915 at Gallipoli. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Turkey. William was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOSEPH BERESFORD SHIELDS
Joseph was born on 26 July 1879 at Stockton to Richard and Emily Julia Shields. On the 1881 Census he is resident at 43 Tilery Road with his mother (father absent) and infant sister while on the 1891 Census he is resident at Mount Pleasant Terrace with his paternal grandparents. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Marine Draughtsman and resident at 8 Queen Street as a Boarder and on the 1911 Census is employed as a Draughtsman and resident at 19 Southsea Avenue, Leigh on Sea, Essex as a Boarder. Joseph enlisted at Warley, Essex into the 7th.Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, service number 30794. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 24 May 1918. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ROBERT GILL SHIPLEY
Robert was born in 1897 at Stockton to Edward Nathan and Florence Elizabeth Shipley. He grew up at 19 Mitre Street, living with his parents and siblings Thomas, Charles, Annie, Ruth and Florence. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the 7th.Battalion Cameron Highlanders, service number S/25373 and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 9 April 1917. He is buried in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

TOM EDGAR SHIPLEY
Tom was born in 1898 at Stockton to Frank Gordon and Mary Ann Shipley and on the 1901 Census he is resident at 3 South Durham Terrace with his parents and siblings John, George and Frances. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a General Labourer and resident at 49 Norfolk Street with his parents and siblings John, George, Frances, Lydia, Frank and Edward. He enlisted at Stockton into the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 38282. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 10 October 1917 during the Battle of Poelcapelle, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Tom was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALBERT EDWARD SHONE
Albert was born in 1897 at Upsall, Yorkshire to John William and Sarah Shone. On the 1901 Census he is resident at the Cross Keys Inn, Upsall with his parents, while on the 1911 Census he is resident at the Black Horse Hotel, Billingham, with his parents and sister Ethel. Albert enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 3078 and 200375. He died of wounds, as a Corporal, on 24 April 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Arras. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHARLES RICHARD SHORT
Charles was born in 1889 at All Saints, Peterborough to Charles Richard and Emma Short. On the 1891 Census he is resident at Lincoln Road, Peterborough with his parents and siblings Millicent and Alfred,on the 1901 Census he is still resident at Lincoln Road with his mother (father died in 1899 at Peterborough) and siblings Millicent, Alfred, Florence and John. On the 1911 Census he is stationed at Malta with the 2nd.Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, service number 7788. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Corporal in the 1st.Battalion, on 17 September 1914. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-Et-Marne, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM SANDERSON SHORT
William was born in 1889 at Stockton to John and Isabel Short and on the 1891 Census is resident at Sydney Street with his parents and brother John, together with servant Elizabeth A. Pitchers. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 21 High Street with his parents and siblings John, Edith and Arthur. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Sadler and still resident at 21 High Street with his family. In 1917,at Stockton, William married Lottie E. Perks. William enlisted at Stockton into the 17th.Lancers, service number GS/24803, transferred to the 5th.Lancers (Royal Irish) service number L/12029 then transferred to the Corps. of Lancers, service number L/12029. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 2 March 1918. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

BERT HAROLD SILVERSIDES
Bert was born in 1895 at North Ormesby, Yorkshire to Thomas Mitchel and Annie Silversides. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 30 Chillingham Road, Heaton, Northumberland with his parents and on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Clerk by Emley & Sons and living at 64 Biddlestone Road, Newcastle with his parents. Bert enlisted into the 2nd.Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) service number 202942 and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 25 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Bert was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

GEORGE SIMMONS
George was born on 23 December 1890 at Stockton to Joseph and Sarah Jane Simmons. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and resident at 102 Trafalgar Street, Thornaby with his father (mother died in 1908 at Stockton) and sister Isabella. In 1916, at Stockton, George married Elizabeth Stephenson and on 9 March 1916 at Stockton he enlisted as a Trimmer into the Royal Naval Reserve, service number 3015/ST he was serving on HMS Eaglet when he died at home. George is buried in Durham Road Cemetery, Stockton and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JAMES CREASER SIMMONS
James was born in 1896 at Stockton to Frederick William and Alice Maud Simmons and on the 1901 Census is resident at 19 Hadwell Street with his parents and brother Peter. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Fitter and resident at 24 Craister Street with his parents and siblings Peter, John, Joseph and Alice. James died on 10 December 1918.

 

GEORGE WILFRED SIMPSON
George was born on 22 November 1882 at Thornaby to Robert H. and Mary Hannah Simpson. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 16 Cobden Street, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Albert, Edward, Elizabeth, Florence, Margaretta and Mary, together with servant Margaret Fairbairn. In 1906 at Thornaby, George married Florence Annie Urwin and on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Warehouseman and living at 10 Buxton Street, Stockton with Florence and sons Albert and George. George enlisted as a Stoker into the Royal Naval Reserve, service number 1214/S and was stationed at HMS Pembroke shore barracks when on 3 September 1917 he was killed when the barracks were bombed by German Gotha G.V. Bombers, with the loss of 136 lives. George is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent and he was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

NORMAN SIMPSON
Norman was born in 1896 at Stockton to John and Hannah Smiles Simpson and on the 1901 Census is resident at 10 Thomas Street with his parents and siblings Emma, Edward, Florence and John. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Farm Cowman and resident at Grindon Moor Farm, Thorpe Thewles, Co.Durham. Norman enlisted at Stockton into the 89th T.R. service number 77620, then transferred to the 2nd /4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) service number 67614. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 9 August 1918 and is buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Norman was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

REGINALD GUYLE SIMPSON
Reginald was born in 1891 at Stockton to James and Henrietta Simpson and on that year’s Census he is resident at 28 Milbank Street with his parents and siblings James, Maurice, Florence, Charles, Thomas and Selina. On the 1901 and 1911 Censuses he is employed as a Journeyman Butcher and resident at 57 Garbutt Street with his parents and siblings James, Maurice, Florence, Charles, Thomas, Selina and Dora. On 8 March 1915, at Stockton Parish Church, Reginald married Edith Tate and they had two daughters Lilian and Edith. Reginald enlisted at Richmond, Yorkshire into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number G/42446 then transferred to the 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) service number G/52298. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 31 July 1917 during the Battle of Pilkem, 3rd Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Reginaldwas posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT SIMPSON
Robert was born in 1872 at Leeds. He enlisted at Richmond, Yorkshire into the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 8982. He was Killed in Action, as a Company Sergeant Major, on 7 August 1915 at Gallipoli. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Robert was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Robert was the son of Mrs Caroline McIndoe of 32 Russell Street, Stockton.

 

ROBERT LEONARD SIMPSON
Robert was born in 1891 at Stockton to Robert and Mary Hannah Simpson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at the Royal Albert Inn, 25 Hume Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings Harry, Josephine, Hilda, Rosie and Olive. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Inn Keeper Assistant and still resident at the Royal Albert Inn with his mother (father died in 1907 at Stockton) and siblings Rose, Harry, Alice and Doris. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 26407. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 30 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive and is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

THOMAS ROSS SKINNER
Thomas was born in 1888 at Pocklington, Yorkshire to Atkinson and Minnie Skinner. He spent his childhood living at the National School House, New Street, Pocklington with his parents and siblings Ethel, Frank, Ada, Kate and Arthur. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Journalist and a Visitor at 32 Dovecote Street, Stockton. In 1912, at Stockton, Thomas married Eleanor Bell Robinson; they had a daughter Eleanor. Thomas enlisted at West Hartlepool into the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service numbers 3842 and 201120. He died, as a Private, on 6 October 1918 and is buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

EDMUND HENRY SKIPP
Edmund was born in 1889 at Stockton to George and Emma Skipp. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 2 Buxton Street with his parents and siblings Richard, George, Fred, Sarah and Emma. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Shakespeare Street with his parents and siblings Richard, Sarah, Fred, Emma, John, James, Elizabeth and Elsie. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Steel Works Labourer and resident at 60 Hume Street with his parents and siblings John and James. Edmund enlisted at Stockton into the 10th.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 26683. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 3 March 1917 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JAMES H SKIPP
James Herbert was born in 1893 at Stockton to James and Margaret Skipp. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 86 Sheraton Street with his mother (father died in 1900 at Stockton) and siblings Emily, Margaret and Mary. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron and Steel Works Clerk and resident at 54 Sheraton Street with his mother and siblings Emily, Margaret and Mary. Whilst resident at 37 Hind Street, James enlisted in December 1914, into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 3249 and 201531. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 19 March 1915, Corporal on 11 June 1915, then Sergeant on 6 November 1915. He was discharged from the army as an Acting Colour Sergeant on 27 September 1919 and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOHN BROTHWOOD SKIPP
John was born on 31 May 1895 at Stockton to John and Frances Skipp and on the 1901 Census he is resident at 10 Mitre Street with his parents and siblings Mary and Robert, together with paternal grandparents Robert and Mary Skipp. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Printer and still resident at 10 Mitre Street with his parents and siblings Mary, Robert, Frances and Nellie, along with his paternal grandparents. John enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 17th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, service number PS/9125. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 13 November 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. John was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOHN HENRY SMALL
John was born in 1878 at Stockton to Peter and Margaret Small. On the 1881 Census he is resident at 32 Thorpe Street with his parents and sisters Sophia, Elizabeth and Euphemia. On the 1891 Census he is an Inmate at North East Reformatory, Coxlodge, Stunning ton, Northumberland. In 1905, at Stockton, John married Florence Elizabeth Fleming and on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and is resident at 1 Dickensons Yard, East Street, Stockton, with his wife and children Eva, Andrew and Walter. John enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 4/8478. He died of wounds, as a Sergeant, on 30 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALBERT EDWARD SMITH
Albert was born in 1896 at Billingham to Alfred and Mary Emma Smith. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 23 Pioneer Street, Thornaby, with his parents and brothers Alfred and Walter. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 19 Mill Street, Norton with his parents and siblings Alfred, Walter, Olive, Beatrice and Ida. Albert enlisted at Stockton into the 106th.Field Company Royal Engineers, service number 104234. He died of wounds, as a Driver, at home and is buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Norton. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALEXANDER BAYNEHAM SMITH
Alexander was born in 1886 at Stockton to Benjamin and Amelia Smith. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 43 Edwards Street with his parents and siblings Mary, Sarah, Jesse and Benjamin. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a County Court Clerk and resident at 23 Walter Street with his parents and Jesse and Benjamin. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Bookkeeper and resident at 35 Cranbourne Terrace with his parents and siblings Jesse and Benjamin. Alexander enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 2536. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Sergeant, on 17 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ARTHUR SMITH
Arthur was born at Darlington and enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 1905 and 200121. He died, as a Private, on 28 October 1918 and is buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHRISTOPHER SMITH
Christopher was born in 1898 at Middlesbrough to John and Sarah Ann Smith and on the 1901 Census he is resident at 7 Spencer Street in the town with his parents and siblings John, William, Amelia and Busby. On the 1911 Census he is at 394 Cannon Street, Middlesbrough with his mother (father died in 1910 at Middlesbrough) and siblings William, Busby and Lauran. Christopher enlisted at Bedford into the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, service number 10916. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 26 July 1917. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

HENRY ALMER SMITH
Henry was born in 1889 at Stockton to Robert and Mary Jane Smith. On the 1891 Census he is living at 7 Catholic Street with his parents and sister Florence. On the 1901 Census he is at 7 Wynyard Street with his parents and siblings Fanny, Florence, William and Mabel. Henry enlisted at Middlesbrough into the York and Lancaster Regiment, service number 35486, then transferred to the 23rd Field Company Royal Engineers, service numbers (T)100 and 472031. He was Killed in Action, as a Sapper, on 4 November 1918 and is buried in La Valle-Mulatre Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN SMITH 
John was born in 1897 at Stockton to John and Mary Smith. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 80 Hume Street with his parents and brothers Frank and George. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 76 Ewbank Street with his father (mother died in 1910 at Stockton) and siblings Emily, William, Mary, Ivy and Lilian. John enlisted at Stockton into the 6th.Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, service number 20667. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 12 March 1916 and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOSEPH SMITH
Joseph was born in 1891 at Stockton, one of nine children to Thomas and Susannah Smith, living first at 23 Adams Street and later at 16 Percy Street. By the time of the 1911 Census Joseph is working as a Labourer and resident at 59 Bowesfield Lane with his parents and siblings Albert and Lottie. In 1912, at Stockton, Joseph married Mary Mockler. He enlisted at Thornaby as a Gunner into "C" Battery, 315th.Brigade Royal Field Artillery, service number 73611. He died of wounds on 9 May 1917 and is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOSEPH SMITH 
Joseph was born in 1893 at Stockton to Margaret Smith. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 65 Ewbank Street with his mother (a widow) and siblings Sarah, Thomas and Henry. Joseph enlisted at Stockton into the 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 20064. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 3 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Joseph’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOSEPH SMITH
Joseph enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 5/4110. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 26 January 1917 and is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOSEPH ALFRED SMITH
Joseph Alfred was the son of Joseph and Mary Smith of Stockton-On-Tees, and a former student of the Stockton Secondary School (now Grangefield Academy, where his name is on their Remembrance Memorial). Joseph married Nora Banks Linford in 1913.

He was appointed the headteacher of Sedbergh Council School in August 1915 before he enlisted with the 13th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).

On the day that Joseph died (28th April 1917) the battalion were involved in attacking German trenches near Gavrelle, France. ‘The success was complete though the Fusiliers had been constantly harassed by fire from snipers and machine guns.’

Joseph is being remembered by Hannah Smith (Stockton Sixth Form College) and his photo can be seen here.

 

ROBERT SMITH
Robert was born in 1886 at Stockton to Mills and Mary Jane Smith. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 14 Grove Street with his parents and siblings William, Tom, Mills, Isabella, Mary and Fred. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Butcher’s Boy and resident at 12 Manfield Street with his parents and siblings William, Tom, Mills, Isabella, Fred and John. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Bootmaker and resident at 77 Parliament Street with his parents and siblings William, Tom, Mills, Isabella and Fred. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the 7th.Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 205194. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 20 November 1917 and is buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal

 

THOMAS SMITH
Thomas was born in 1894 at Stockton to John Thomas and Margaret Smith. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 17 Haswell Street with his parents and siblings John, Margaret, Louise, Mary, Losia and Sarah. Thomas enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, service number 6629. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 18 April 1915. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Thomas was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS PRIOR SMITH
Thomas was born in 1895 at Stockton to Thomas and Ellen Smith. He grew up at 86 Lawson Street with his parents and siblings Charles, Ellen, Catherine, Laurence, Dennis and John. Thomas enlisted at Stockton into "A" Company, 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 3410 and 45581. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 10 April 1917 and is buried in Cojeul British Cemetery, St.Martin-Sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM SMITH
William was born in 1890 at Stockton to Robert Alfred and Jane Smith. On the 1901 Census he is resident at the Zetland Arms, Barrett Street, with his parents (his father an Inn Keeper) and siblings Elizabeth, Robert, George, Lilly and Florence. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Holder Up and resident at 127 High Street with his parents and siblings George and Florence. In 1911, at Stockton, William married Theresa Carroll. William enlisted at Stockton into "D" Company, 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 27950. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 8 February 1917. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. William was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

PERCY SMITHSON
Percy was born in 1896 at Brotton, Yorkshire to John William and Mary Smithson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Railway Cottages, Hurworth, Co.Durham with his parents and sister Mary but by the time of the 1911 Census he is living in Stockton, at 77 Londonderry Road (with his parents and sister Mary) and working as an Office Boy. Percy enlisted at Middlesbrough into the Northumbrian (North Riding) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 311453. He was Killed in Action, as a Gunner, on 6 July 1917. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Percy was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

FRED SNAITH
Fred was born in 1876 at Norton-on-Tees to Thomas and Maria Snaith. On the 1881 Census he is resident at Napier Street, Norton with his parents and siblings George, Mary and Hannah. On the 1891 Census he is resident as a Scholar (Institutional) at County Industrial School, Earls House, Witton Gilbert and on the 1911 Census he is employed as an Underground Coal Miner and resident as a Boarder at 11 Magdalene Place, Ferryhill with Elizabeth Taylor whom he marries at Sedgefield on 5 April 1913 (his mother died in 1903 and father in 1905). Fred enlisted, at Durham, on 17 August 1914 into the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 19858. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 16 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ANDREW SNOWDON
Andrew was born in 1888 at Stockton to Andrew and Ann Snowden. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 12 Chapel Street, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Sarah, George and James. In 1909, at Stockton, Andrew married Ada Melhuish. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron Conductor and resident at 9 Talbot Street, with Ada and son Andrew. Andrew enlisted at Richmond Yorkshire into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number G/45461 then transferred to the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) service number G/52304. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 2 October 1918 during the 5th.Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Andrew was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALFRED SNOWDON
Alfred was born in 1893 at Thornaby to William Edward and Annie Snowdon. On the 1901 Census he is resident at the Green Dragon Inn, Finkle Street, Stockton with his parents (his father an Inn Keeper) and brothers Bertram, Cecil and Percy. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Fitter and resident at 52 Allison Street, Stockton with his mother (father died in 1908 at Stockton) and brothers Bertram, Cecil, Percy and Ernest. Alfred enlisted into the Mercantile Marine. He was serving aboard S.S. Penvearn as Third Engineer when it was sunk on 1 March 1918 in the Irish Sea off Holyhead Island by U-105. Alfred’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

 

GEORGE BLAIR SNOWDON
George was born in 1896 at Stockton to Robert Wardle and Isabella Wallace Snowdon. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 2 Trent Street with his parents, brother Robert and paternal grandparents George and Mary. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 14 Grange Road, Norton with his parents and brother Robert. George enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 3075 and 200374. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 11 April 1918 during the German "Georgette" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JAMES SNOWDON
James was born in 1897 at Stockton to Joseph and Sarah Jane Snowdon. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 3 Headlam Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings Florence, Lilian, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth and Charles. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 28 Mansfield Avenue, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth, Charles and Harold. James enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3870. He died, as a Private, on 20 March 1916 and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

GEORGE EDWARD SORTON
George was born in 1898 at Norton-on-Tees to Herbert George and Sarah Jane Sorton. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 2 Pine Street, Norton with his parents and siblings Elsie, Dorothy, Bessie and Thomas. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 6 Grey Street, Norton with his mother (father deceased) and siblings Elsie, Dorothy, Bessie, Thomas and Herbert. George enlisted, whilst employed as an Apprentice Electrician and resident at 16 Norfolk Street, Stockton, on 26 August 1916 into the 8th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, service number 33315. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 28 August 1917 during the 3rd.Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. George was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOHN W SOUTHALL
John was born on 13 December 1879 at Shepley, Huddersfield to James and Mary Southall. On the 1891 Census he is resident at the Rose and Crown Inn, Church Street, Fulstone, Huddersfield, with his parents (father a Licensed Victualler) and siblings Emily and Herbert. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Domestic and resident at Elwick Road, West Hartlepool as a Boarder. On 16 January 1909, at West Yorkshire, John married Mary Beatrice Phipps. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Coachman Domestic and resident at 19 the Green, Norton-on-Tees, with his wife and daughter Kathleen. John enlisted at Stockton into the Army Veterinary Corps (attached 161st.Brigade H.Q. Royal Field Artillery) service number SE/6047. He was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 10 July 1917 and is buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ERNEST NETTLESHIP SOWLER
Ernest was born in 1893 at Stockton to John and Mary Jane Sowler and on the 1901 Census is resident at 2 Frederick Street with his parents and siblings Frances, Fred, John, Edith, Tom, Elsie, Ethel and Reginald. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Grocery Vanman and resident at 10 Lucan Street with his parents and siblings Edith, Tom, Elsie, Ethel and Reginald. Ernest enlisted at Stockton into "B" Battery, 83rd.Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, service number 26818. He died of wounds, as a Driver, on 25 July 1917 and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOHN W SPECK
John was born in 1897 at Stockton to John and Elizabeth Speck. Living with his parents and siblings Walter, Kate and Frederick, John spent his childhood at 5 Herring Street. He enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3325, then transferred to the 15th. Battalion Durham Light infantry, service number 45579. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 9 April 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Arras. John is buried in Cojeul British Cemetery, St.Martin-Sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

HARRY SPENCE
Harry was born in 1891 at Hartlepool to Thomas and Eliza Spence. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 25 Northwell Street, Hartlepool with his parents and siblings Joseph, Ethel, Herbert, Alfred and Charles. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Moulder and resident at 16 Temple Street, Stockton with his parents and brothers Joseph and Charles. Harry enlisted into the 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 12297. He was discharged from the army, as a Private, through illness with Silver War Badge No. B180873 and died on 17 February 1919. He is buried in Durham Road Cemetery, Stockton and was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death Harry’s parents were living at 16 Shepard Street, Tilery, Stockton.


ARTHUR STACEY
Arthur was born on 20 July 1897 at Middlesbrough to John Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Stacey. He grew up at 47 Buchanan Street with his parents and siblings Vera, Harold and Hilda. Arthur enlisted into the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, service number S/25429. He died at home, as a Private, on 8 October 1919 and is buried in Oxbridge Lane Cemetery, Stockton. Arthur was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

LEONARD STAINSBY
Leonard was born on 7 March 1893 at Stockton to William and Elizabeth Stainsby. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 13 Millbank Street with his parents and siblings Margaret, Henrietta, William, Joseph, Elizabeth, Ivy and Bertie. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Plater’s Helper and resident at 8 Nelson Terrace with his mother (father deceased), Henrietta, Elizabeth and Bertie. Leonard enlisted at Stockton into the 1st /4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), service number 202898. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 3 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ROBERT STEPHENSON
Robert was born in Stockton and enlisted there into the 12th.Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) service number S/1221. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 31 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Robert's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILFRED STEPHENSON
Wilfred was born in Stockton in 1899 to David and Marion Stephenson. On the 1901 Census he is living at 11 Cromwell Street,with his parents and siblings Herbert and Douglas. On the 1911 Census the family is at 3 Herbert Street.Wilfred enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders 4th.Battalion service number 4264 at Dingwall Ross-Shire in 1916 and was Killed in Action on 11 July 1916. He iis buried in Louez Military Cemetery Duisans (Arras) Pas De Calais France and wasposthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM STEPHENSON
William was born in 1891 at Stockton to Samuel and Selina Stephenson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 12 Ryan Street with his parents and siblings Eleanor and Samuel. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Joiner and still resident at 12 Ryan Street with his parents and siblings Eleanor, Samuel, Elizabeth, Edith and Robert. William enlisted at Thornaby into the 225th Field Company Royal Engineers, service number 101047. He was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 30 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. William’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JACK STEWART
Jack was born in 1894 at Glasgow. He married Mary Elizabeth Robinson on Christmas Eve 1917 at Newcastle. He was deemed to have enlisted on 3 March 1916 at Stockton into the Royal Army Medical Corps, service number 123158, but was not called up for service, at Newcastle, until 12 July 1917. He re enlisted at Blackpool on 25 February 1919 into the R.A.M.C., service number 200331 and died through illness, as a Private, on 3 August 1919 at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot. He was buried in Durham Road Cemetery, Stockton.

 

JOHN STEWART
John was born in 1891 at Tanfield, Co.Durham to William and Elizabeth Johnson Stewart. He lived first at Cross Lane, Tanfield with his parents and siblings Mary, Thomas, William and Caroline, before moving to 8 Albert Terrace, Winlaton. At the time of the 1901 Census he was living there with his parents and brother Henry. John enlisted at Newcastle into the 25th.Battalion (2nd.Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 25/605. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 2 October 1916. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WALTER STEVENS
Walter was born in 1883 at Stockton to John and Ann Stevens. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 54 Portrack Lane, Stockton with his parents and siblings Henrietta, Alfred, John, Arthur and Herbert. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Barman and is resident at 45 Sydney Street with his mother (father absent) and brothers John, Arthur and Herbert. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Hotel Waiter and living at 33 Sydney Street with his mother (father died in 1907 at Stockton) with his brothers John and Arthur. In 1914, at Stockton, Walter married Isabel Smith. He enlisted there into the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) service number 67629 and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 15 August 1917 during 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death Isabel was living at 77 Parliament Street, Stockton.

 

JOHN WILLIAM STEWART MM
John was born on 15 October 1887 at Stockton to Charles and Jane Stewart. He spent his childhood at 18 Tilery Road, living with his mother (father absent) and siblings Charles, Elizabeth and Florence. On 17 April 1909, at Stockton, John married Emma Buckle. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a House Plumber and living at 30 Samuel Street with Emma and their son Leslie. They had a second son, Raymond, born in July 1911. John enlisted at Middlesbrough on 9 August 1915 into the 234th Field Company Royal Engineers, service number 131469. He was Gazetted as having been awarded the Military Medal on 6 January 1917. He was Killed in Action, as a Corporal, on 31 July 1917 during the Battle of Pilkem, 3rd.Ypres,and was buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

JOHN (JACK) & WILLIAM STEWART
Click HERE for the fascinating family history of Jack and William.

 

JAMES STIRLING James was born in 1890 at Stockton to Robert and Bridget Mary Stirling. On the following year’s Census he is resident at 38 Hill Street East with his parents and siblings Mary, Robert, Ellen, Catherine and James. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 5 Walton Street, with his mother (father absent) and siblings Robert, Ellen and Catherine. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Forker and resident at 17 Hill Street,East with his mother (father died in 1907 at Stockton) and uncle James Donovan. James enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 122nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 311497. He was Killed in Action, as a Gunner, on 4 August 1917 during 3rd.Ypres and is buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery Belgium. James was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM STOBBART
William was born on 6 March 1892 at Stockton to Charles and Esther Stobbart. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 8 Kingston Street with his parents and siblings Amelia, Charles, George, Ernest and Jack. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Rivet Maker and resident at 10 Lambton Road with his parents and brothers Charles, George, Ernest and Jack, as well as Charles’ wife, Ethel. William enlisted in 1914 into the Royal Marine Brigade, Royal Marine Light Infantry, then transferred to the Portsmouth Battalion, service number PO/591(S). He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 6 May 1915 at Gallipoli. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Turkey. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

(NOTE: All Portsmouth Battalion casualties recorded as killed by the CWGC as died on 6 May 1915 were most likely killed in the charge up Razor-Back Hill, Monash Valley, on 3 May 1915,but may have been killed at Anzac Beachhead on any date between 28 April 1915 and 3 May 1915).

 

WILLIAM STOCKTON William was born in 1889 at Stockton to John and Isabella Stockton, on the 1891 Census. He is resident at 29 Haffron Street with his parents and sister Hannah. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 7 Ann Street with his mother (father absent) and siblings Celia, Robert and James (all as Boarders). On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron Worker and resident at 6 West Street as a Boarder. William enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 1/5th Battalion Essex Regiment, service number 36814. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 2 November 1917 in Egypt and is buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JOSEPH STOKES
Joseph was born in 1895 at Stockton to John and Catherine Stokes and on the 1901 Census he is living at 19 Alexander Street with his parents and siblings Annie, Mary, Louisa and Samuel. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and still resident at Alexander Street with his parents and Samuel. Joseph enlisted into the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 16681. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 29 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALBERT STONE
Albert was born on 27 August 1894 at Stockton to William James and Mary Ann Stone. On the 1901 Census he is living at 29 Herbert Street with his parents and siblings John and Avis. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Underground Mine Worker and resident at 14 First Street, High Wheatley Hill, Co.Durham as a Boarder. Albert enlisted at Stockton into "C" Company, 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own ), service number S/3731. He was Killed in Action, as a Corporal, on 25 September 1915. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Albert was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

BERTRAM SUGGITT
Bertram was born in 1893 at Stockton to William and Margaret H. Suggitt. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Vale Cottage, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Edith, Ethel, Sydney, William and Walter. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Farm Cowman and resident at Welbury, Northallerton. Bertram enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 31st Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 311123. He was Killed in Action, as a Gunner, on 15 December 1917 and is buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

PATRICK SULLIVAN
Patrick was born in 1894 in Stockton to Catherine Sullivan. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 9 Snowdons Yard with his mother and grandmother Mary Sullivan. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and resident at 4 Housewife Lane, with his mother and sisters Caroline and Mary, as Boarders with Thomas Elliot. Patrick enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, service number 6473. He was Killed in Action, as a Corporal, on 28 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Maulte, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death Patrick’s mother was resident at 5 Bolton House Yard, Stockton.


THOMAS ERNEST SURTEES
Thomas was born in 1885 at Aislaby to Thomas and Margaret Surtees and on the 1891 Census is resident at Mount Pleasant Street, Norton with his parents and siblings Anna, William and Margaret. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Junior Clerk and resident at 6 Trent,Street, Stockton with his parents, Anna, William, Margaret and another sister, Eva. Thomas enlisted at Stockton on 1 October 1914 into the 214th Company Army Service Corps, service number T1/SR/671. He was promoted to Corporal on 30 January 1915, then Sergeant on 7 October1915. He died, as a Sergeant, on 18 April 1917 during the 2nd Battle of Arras and is buried in Gouy-En-Artois Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death his mother was resident at 5 Cecil Street, Stockton.

 

JAMES WILLIAM SUTCLIFFE
James was born in 1893 at Stockton to James and Elizabeth Sutcliffe. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 10 George Street with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Thomas, Esther and Robert. James enlisted at Stockton into the 7th.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 26166. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. James is buried in Fricourt British Cemetery, Somme, France and he was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

THOMAS SWAN
Thomas was born in 1878 at Stockton to Thomas and Mary A. Swan. On the 1881 Census he is resident at 13 Maritime Street with his parents. In 1898, at Sunderland, Thomas married Margaret Wenham. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and resident at 213 Hope Street, Jarrow-on-Tyne with his wife and children Thomas and George. Thomas enlisted at Sunderland into the 2nd.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 6929. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 13 August 1915 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

THOMAS SWENSON
Thomas was born in 1894 at Stockton to John and Catherine Swenson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at the Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Yanwath and Eamont Bridge, West Ward, Westmorland with his parents and sister Mable, together with servants Margaret Dennison and Mary Horsley. Thomas enlisted on 19 April 1915 at Thornaby into the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, service number R/12081 (he later served in the 12th and 15th (service) Battalions. He died of wounds, as a Lance Corporal, on 19 October 1917 during 3rd.Ypres and is buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ROBERT SWINBURNE
Robert was born in 1890 at Stockton to Joseph and Elizabeth Swinburne. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 20 Temple Street with his parents and siblings Isabel, Thomas and Elizabeth. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 23 Routledge Street with his parents and siblings Thomas, Elizabeth, Joseph and Grace. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and resident at 14 Melville Street with his parents and siblings Thomas, Joseph and Grace. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), service number S/3448. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 29 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JIM SWINSCOE
Jim was born in 1896 at Birkenshaw to Thomas H. and Henrietta Swinscoe. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 15 Clarence Street, Stockton with his parents and brothers Gordon, Thomas, Alfred, Harold and Hugh. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Motor Engineer and living at 16 Alma Street with his parents, brothers Gordon, Thomas, Alfred, Harold and sister Doris. Jim enlisted at Stockton on 21 July 1916 into the 46th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, service number 38613. He died, as an Air Mechanic 1st Class, on 7 September 1918 and is buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

 

CHARLES SYKES
Charles was born on 27 June 1898 at Stockton to Robert and Louisa Sykes. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 13 Langley Street with his parents and siblings Robert and Louisa, while on the 1911 Census he is at 36 Bath Lane, with his parents and sister Louisa. Charles enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 2176 and 200179. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Corporal, on 26 June 1917, Charles’ body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHARLES ADAM TAIT
Charles was born in 1887 at Bradford to William and Susannah Tait. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 21 Bonlea Terrace, Thornaby (listed as Nursechild) with John and Sarah Garbutt. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 14 Victoria Street, Stockton with his stepmother Elizabeth Tait (father absent) and half siblings Robert, George and Hilda. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Warehouseman and resident at 7 Hutchinson Street with his stepmother (father absent) and half siblings Robert, George, Hilda and William. On 31 October 1914,at Stockton, Charles married Margaret Ethel Fisk. He enlisted at Stockton into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 202392, then transferred to the 18th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment), service number 235257. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 24 July 1917. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death Margaret was resident at 4 Gilpin Street, Bath Lane, Stockton,

 

ROBERT WILLIAM TARNEY
Robert was born in 1895 at Stockton to Owen and Edith Jane Tarney. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 4 Oxford Street with his parents and siblings Thomas, Elizabeth, Rachel and Joseph. Robert's mother died in 1906 and his father in 1915 at Stockton. Robert enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 1st.Battalion, The Loyal, North Lancashire Regiment, service number 10485. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 14 September 1914. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-Et-Marne, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ERNEST N TAYLOR
Ernest was born on 28 June 1883 at Stockton to John and Priscilla Taylor. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Steel Works Labourer and resident at 48 Alliance Street with his mother (father absent) and siblings Margaret and Henry. On the 1911 Census he is still employed as a Steel Works Labourer and resident at 13 Sun Street with his mother (father died in 1904 at Sedgefield) and siblings Margaret and Henry. On the 21 August 1911, at  Stockton, Ernest married Gertrude Kate Newton. Ernest enlisted at Stockton into the 1st.Battalion Grenadier Guards, service number 19170. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 12 October 1917 during the 1st.Battle of Passchendaele, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Ernest was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

GORDON STANLEY TAYLOR
Gordon was born on 31 July 1899 at West Hartlepool to John and Annie Taylor. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Cement Row, Woodside, Escombe, Co.Durham with his parents and sisters Mary, Alice and Elsie. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 11 North Terrace, Mainsforth, Co.Durham with his parents and sisters Alice and Elsie. Gordon enlisted at Middlesbrough, into "C" Company, 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 85891. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 4 November 1918 and is buried in Fontaine-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

THOMAS POWELL TAYLOR
Thomas was born in 1886 at Stockton to Francis and Catherine Taylor. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 5 Atkinson Street with his father (mother died in 1889 at Stockton) and siblings George ,Margaret, Catherine and Elizabeth. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 39 Atkinson Street South, with his father and siblings Margaret, Francis and Mary. In 1911, at Stockton, Thomas married Gertrude Alice Walton. Thomas enlisted at Richmond, Yorkshire into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 45560. He transferred to the 23rd.Battalion Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), service number G/52283. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 29 September 1918. Thomas’ body was never recovered. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ARTHUR TEASDALE
Arthur Robert Teasdale was born in 1890 to Robert and Alice Teasdale, of 42 Tilery Rd, Stockton-on-Tees. Robert enlisted with D Company, 1/5th Durham Light Infantry, fighting as a private in Flanders. He died on the 24th May 1915 at the Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge, a part of the larger Second battle of Ypres. His company was stationed at Sanctuary Woods, when the Germans ‘discharged a huge cloud of gas... and followed it up with repeated infantry attacks.’ His company was then ‘sent to sweep through Zouave Woods and took up a position along the northern edge facing Hooge, so as to protect that flank.’ They then found themselves under heavy machine-gun fire and had heavy causalities, but ‘their rifle fire helped to prevent the enemy from advancing southwards and...out flanking’ the other companies.

Arthur is being remembered by Glenn Teasdale (Stockton Sixth Form College).


THOMAS HENRY TEASDALE
Thomas was born in 1899 at Stockton to Louisa Teasdale. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 6 Williams Row with his uncle and aunt, Edwin and Annie Teasdale and their family. Thomas enlisted at Stockton into the 1/8th.Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 50241. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 5 April 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHARLES STEWART VANE TEMPEST
Charles was born at Norton on 5th May 1896 but was educated at Eton. He excelled at sports and played for the Eton XI v Harrow at Lord's in July 1914.

On the outbreak of war he at once applied and joined the Durham Light Infantry in August 1914. He was promoted to Lieutenant the following year. Being unable to go the Front with his regiment, on account of his age, he joined the Royal Flying Corps in October 1916 , obtaining his Wings in December 1916.

Charles served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 7th February 1917 and died a prisoner of war at Ligny on 25th March 1917 of wounds received in ariel combat over German lines a few hours previously.

He was buried in the cemetery Ligny-aux-Chemins by the German forces. A friend wrote: " All who knew him admired his firm, straight and strong character, and his perfect sincerity. His predominant qualities were great courage and intense gratitude to anyone who had helped him by love or advice. He loved every minute, nay, second, of life, and whoever came in contact with him was the better for his companionship."

 

ROWLAND ARTHUR TEMPERTON
Rowland was born in 1883 at Burringham, Lincolnshire to William and Jane Temperton. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 11 Dowdeswell Street, Chesterfield with his parents and brothers Albert and Ernest. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Insurance Inspector and resident at 5 Albany Road, Norton with his parents and brothers Ernest and Oscar, together with servant Mary Atkinson. In 1911, at Stockton, Rowland married Alice Benson. Rowland enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps, service number 83469. He died, as a Sergeant, on 31 January 1919 and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France. Rowland was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ALBERT ARTHUR THOMAS
Albert was born on 24 November 1889 at Middlesbrough to Thomas and Margaret Thomas but grew up at 26 St Ann's Terrace, Stockton with his father (mother died in 1892) stepmother Mary and half brother Griffiths. In 1910, at Stockton, Albert married Ethel Rose and on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Steel Smelter's Labourer and living at 9 Carlton Street, Stockton with his wife. They later had a son Albert Arthur Thomas. Albert enlisted at Middlesbrough into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 21063 before transferring to the 15th.Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 36736. He was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 30 October 1918, and is buried in Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord France. Albert was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

CHARLES HENRY THOMAS
Charles was born in 1884 at Stockton to David and Mary Thomas. He grew up at 2 Cross Carol Street with his parents and siblings George, Mary and Dani, before moving to Wales, living at 4 China Row, Ebbw Vale, as a Boarder and working as a Labourer. By the time of the 1911 Census he is back in Stockton, living at 16 Paradise Street with Elizabeth Bean (who he marries in 1912 at Stockton) and their daughter Lily. They later had a son, Charles. Charles Snr. had enlisted at Stockton on 7 August 1902 into the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 7930 for three years with the colours and nine years as a Reserve. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 25 July 1915 and is buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


GEORGE WILLIAM THOMAS
George was born at Stockton and enlisted there into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 1961. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 1 March 1916. His body was never recovered, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Belgium and was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

HEBER THOMAS
Heber was born in 1891 at Ystumtuen, near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion,to David and Jane Thomas where he grew up with his parents and sisters Olive and Myra. After leaving school he worked as a Bank Clerk before enlisting into the 4th Battalion attached the 7th.Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), service numbers 4297 and 241756. He was Gazetted as promoted 2nd.Lieutenant on 16 May 1917 and Killed in Action on 12 October 1917 during the 1st.Battle of Passchendaele, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

THOMAS THOMAS
Thomas was born in 1892 at Stockton to Evan and Mary Ann Thomas. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 7 Wren Street with his parents and siblings John, Rees, George and Annie. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Cartman and resident at 4 Wren Street with his mother (father died in 1903 at Stockton) and siblings Rees, George, Annie, Gertrude and Edith. Thomas enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 2nd.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 8725. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 9 August 1915. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS and JOSEPH THOMAS
Sarah Lennon is growing sunflowers in memory of her grandfather's (Albert Phillips) two uncles, Thomas and Joseph Thomas. Thomas is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial and Joseph is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

 

WILLIAM THOMAS
Williams was born in 1895 at Stockton to William and Ann Thomas. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 14 Elliot Street with his parents and siblings Frances, Eliza, Alice and Florence. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Railway Labourer and still resident at Elliot Street, with his parents and siblings Eliza and Florence. William enlisted at Stockton into the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 11531. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 21 August 1915 at Gallipoli. William’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

FREDERICK JOHN THOMPSON
Frederick was born in 1890 at Stockton to John George and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 5 Walter Street with his parents. By the time of the 1901 Census he is living in Gateshead, at 69 Westbourne Avenue with his parents and siblings Edith, Vincent, Joseph and Norman. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Plumber and resident at East Hartburn Court, Stockton with his mother (father died in 1907 at Stockton) and Edith, Joseph and Norman. In 1912, at Stockton, Frederick married Annie Gertrude Know. He enlisted at Middlesbrough into the North Riding Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 311217 and was Killed in Action, as a Bombardier, on 27 May 1918 during the German "Blucher-Yorck" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France. Frederick was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

WILLIAM GORDON S THORMAN
William was born in 1890 at Stockton to William and Margaret M. Thorman. On the 1891 Census he is resident at West Villas, Parkwood House, Oxbridge Lane with his parents and siblings Elsie, Laurie and Mabel. On the 1901 Census he is still resident at West Villas with his parents and Elsie and Mabel. On 22 October 1911, at Harrogate, William married Linda May Bramley. He enlisted at Harrogate into No.2 Battery 1A Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, service number 134882 and died on 11 August 1916 at home, as a Gunner. He is buried in St.Andrew's Cemetery, Jesmond, Newcastle. At the time of William’s death Linda was resident at 43 Strawberry Dale Avenue, Harrogate.

 

GEORGE EDWARD THORNBOROW
George was born in 1883 at Stockton to John and Margaret Alice Thornborow. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 24 Cardigan Street with his parents and siblings John, Eliza, Margaret, James and Thomas. On the 1901 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Ship's Painter and resident at 65 Hume Street with his parents and siblings John, Eliza, Margaret, James, Thomas and Minnie. In 1904, at Stockton, George married Elizabeth Ann Brown. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Ship's Painter and resident at 16 Tees Street with his wife and children George and Ella. George enlisted at Stockton into the 16th (Labour) Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 30890 then transferred to the 22nd Company Labour Corps, service number 13029. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 29 September 1917 during the Battle of Polygon Wood, 3rd.Ypres and is buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium. George was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ARTHUR THORPE
Arthur was born in 1881 at Scotton (Starbeck), Knaresborough to William and Frances Annie Thorpe,on the 1881 Census he is resident at the Bay Horse, Scotton, Knaresborough with his parents and brother John. On the 1891 Census he is living at Junction Cottages, Norton with his parents and siblings John, Tom, Annie, Mary ,Jane and William. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Bricklayer’s Labourer and resident at 10 Page Terrace, Norton with his parents and siblings John, Tom, William and Albert. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Artificial Stone Maker and still resident at Page Terrace with his parents and siblings William and Albert. Arthur enlisted at Stockton into "D" Battery, 250th.Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, service number 186721. He was Killed in Action, as a Gunner, on 29 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive and is buried in Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

EDWARD TINDALL
Edward was born in 1890 at Stockton to John and Mary Ann Tindall. On the following year’s Census he is resident at 11 East Street with his parents and siblings John, Alexander, George, Sarah, Mary and Alice. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 2 Garden Place with his mother (father died in 1893 at Stockton) and siblings John, George, Jane and Alice. Edward enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 5/3637. He died of wounds, as a Lance Corporal, on 15 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Edward was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

SIDNEY CLIFFORD TINGLE
Sidney was born in 1891 at Stockton to Thomas and Hannah Tingle. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Ware Street with his parents and sister Edith. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Municipal Clerk and resident at Cloveley, Durham Road, with his parents. Sidney enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 1st/1st (North Riding) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 311038. He died of wounds, as a Gunner, on 4 July 1917 and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

RALPH TINSLEY
Ralph was born on 2 May 1891 at Stockton to John William and Christiana Tinsley. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 18 Wonglar Street with his parents and siblings Herbert, Harry, Margaret and Ernest. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Blacksmith and resident at 4 Douglas Street with his parents and siblings Herbert, Margaret and Ernest. In 1912, at Stockton, Ralph married Mary Elizabeth Baxter. They had three children, Nora, Christiana and Ralph. Ralph (Snr) enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 2283 and 200201. He was Killed in Action, as a Corporal, on 22 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

MARK TIPPEY
Mark was born on 22 October 1894 at Stockton to Joseph and Harriet Tippey. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 17 Wade Street with his parents and siblings Joseph, Robert, Walter, Elsie, Sarah and George. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Engine Cleaner and resident at 56 Garbutt Street with his parents and brothers Walter, George and John. Mark enlisted, as a Stoker, into the Royal Naval Reserve, service number 7018/S and was serving aboard HMS Natal when on 30 December 1915 off Cromarty, Scotland, it was sunk by an internal explosion with the loss of at least 390 crewman and civilians. Mark’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


CHARLES PURVIS TODD
Born to William and Emma Todd of 9 Mary Street, Stockton-On-Tees in 1897, Charles Todd served with the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry during the Great War. He was killed on 27th July 1915 near the village of Armentieres, France. The battalion seems to have been deployed to a quiet sector of the front following the Second battle of Ypres, but this did not stop 17 men from the battalion being killed, including Charles.

Charles is being remembered by Jessica Fox (Stockton Sixth Form College).

 

JOHN WILLIAM SINKINSON TODD
John was born on 23 January 1891 at Stockton to Ellen Eliza Todd. He was adopted and grew up at 25 Webster Street with his adoptive parents Ingram and Elizabeth Cockerell and their children John, Sarah, Tom,Ingram and George. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Confectionery Sugar Boiler and resident at 76 Dovecote Street with his adoptive family. John enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd Division Signal Company Royal Engineers, service number 18411 and died of wounds, as a Driver, on 15 September 1914 during the "Race to the Sea". He is buried in Vendresse British Cemetery, Aisne, France and was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

NORMAN GORDON TODD
Norman was born in 1896 at Stockton to Thomas Scouter and Mary Jane Todd. He grew up in Hind Street at No 45, living with his parents and siblings Ernest, Herbert, Percy, Olive and Daisy. Norman enlisted at Stockton into the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 4251 and 45602. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 16 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Norman was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

JAMES WILLIAM TOMLINSON
James was born in 1888 at Salford to Walter (died 1902) and Hannah (died 1898) Tomlinson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Broughton Road, Pendleton with his father, stepmother Maria and siblings Marmaduke and Emily. James enlisted into "C" Company, 6th.Battalion,King's Own Scottish Borderers, service number 12598. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 1 September1915 during the "Race to the Sea" and is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. After his death his former wife F. Hare was resident at 30 Catholic Street, Stockton.

 

GEORGE WILLIAM C TRATTLES
George was born in 1895 at Middlesbrough to Thomas Wilson and Isabel Jane Trattles. On the 1901 Census he is living at 1 Pretoria Terrace, Middlesbrough with his parents while on the 1911 Census he is at 99 Station Road, Norton with his mother (father died in 1908). George enlisted at Stockton into the 4th.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 37523. He died at home, as a Private, on 23 June 1918 and is buried in Clough Church Cemetery, Yorkshire.

 

WILLIAM HORACE TRATTLES
William was born in 1890 at Stockton to William Thomas and Agnes Jemima Trattles. He lived at 13 Palmerston Street with his parents and sister and brother Ida and Hugh before moving to Park House, Richmond Road where he lived with his father (Agnes died in 1895 at Stockton), Ida, Hugh and further siblings Agnes and Thomas. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Drapery Shop Assistant and still resident at Park House with his father, stepmother Eleanor (father remarried in 1906) and siblings Agnes and Thomas together with half sister Mary. William enlisted into the London Regiment, service number 2463 then transferred to the 13th.Battalion Hampshire Regiment (attached the 9th.Battalion Worcestershire Regiment). He was Gazetted as promoted Second Lieutenant on 9 June 1915 and was Killed in Action on 25 January 1917. William is buried in Amara War Cemetery Iraq and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


FREDERICK OTTO TRENCHMANN
Frederick was born in 1893 at Seaton Carew to Albert (a Ship Owner) and Maria Trenchmann. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Station Road, Stockton with his parents and siblings Maria, Conrad, Emma, Bertram and Charlotte together with a Governess and three servants. Frederick enlisted into the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and he died of wounds, as a Second Lieutenant, on 15 October 1916.

 

ARTHUR EDWIN TRENHOLM MM
Arthur was born in 1889 at Stockton to John Robert and Mary Eleanor Trenholm. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 45 Hind Street with his parents and brother William. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 20 Manfield Street with his parents and brothers William, Harry and Robert. Arthur enlisted at Stockton on 6 September 1914 into the Dragoons of the Line (Hussars), service number 25530 then transferred to the 2nd.Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, service number 31534. He was awarded the Military Medal and died of wounds, as a Lance Corporal, on 2 July 1918 at the 37th.Field Ambulance. He is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme France and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


FREDERICK EDWIN TRENHOLM
Frederick was born on 26 September 1891 at Stockton to Frederick and Mary Jane Trenholm. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 80 Light Pipe Hall Road with his parents and siblings Mary, Effie, Derrick, Louisa, Elizabeth, Margaret, Norman and Florence, while on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Warehouseman and living at 64 Ewbank Street with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Margaret, Norman, Florence and Thomas. Frederick enlisted at Stockton on 27 September 1915 into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was Killed in Action, as a Sub-Lieutenant, Anson Battalion on 10 November 1918 and is buried in Valenciennes (St.Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Service History: Frederick was Commissioned Temporary Sub-Lieutenant RNVR on 30 May 1917; Draft for BEF on 27 August 1917; joined Howe Battalion on 17 September 1917 to 26 October 1917 wounded contusion right shoulder, joined Base Depot Calais on 8 December 1917; joined 63rd Divisional Depot Battalion on 19 December 1917; posted to Anson Battalion on 7 February 1918 to 26 March 1918, gassed and invalided to UK on 1 April 1918; Draft for BEF 19 September 1918, rejoined Anson Battalion 6 October 1918 to 10 November 1918, KIA.


RICHARD TURNBULL
Richard was born in 1866 in the fishing village of Staithes, near Whitby, to Robert and Mary Turnbull but by the time of the 1871 Census he is living in Stockton at 2 Prince Regent Street with his parents and siblings Edward, Hannah, William, Elizabeth, Eliza, Ada, Emma and Robert. On the 1881 Census he is employed as a Fish Monger Assistant and living at 3 Wiiliam the Fourth Yard, with his brother Edward, sister-in-law Hannah  and their children Miles and Mary. In 1897, at Stockton, Richard married Emma Alice Hutchinson on the 1901 Census he is employed as a Fish Dealer and living at 1 Handley's Yard with Emma and their children William and Sarah. On the 1911 Census he is still employed as a Fish Dealer and living at 4 Skinner Street with his wife and children William, Thomas, Richard and Nolet. Richard enlisted at Stockton into the Durham Light Infantry,service number 5009 then transferred to the Royal Defence Corps, service number 3941. He died at home, as a Private, on 10 April 1917 and is buried in Oxbridge Lane Cemetery, Stockton. At the time of his death Emma was resident at 3,Lodge Street,Stockton


GEORGE WILLIAM TURNER
George enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3173. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 15 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. George's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN THOMAS TURNER
John was born on 29 November 1888 at Stockton, one of 12 children born to Charles Pearson and Margaret Ann Turner. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 6 Green Terrace with his parents and siblings William, Elizabeth, George, Sarah, Mary, Ethel, Frances and Ann and on the 1901 Census at 12,Stamp Street, with his parents and siblings William,Elizabeth, George, Mary, Ethel, Frances, Robert, Florence and Charles. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Bricklayer and still resident at Stamp Street with his parents and siblings William, Mary, Ethel, Robert and Florence. John enlisted at Stockton into the Durham Light Infantry, service number 20066. He transferred to the 9th (Northumberland Hussars) Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 18789. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 14 April 1918 during the German "Georgette" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is on the Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


HENRY TURPIN
Henry was born in 1892 at Stockton to Edwin and Eliza Norrish Turpin. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 34 Woodland Street, Stockton with his parents and brothers Edwin and William. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Insurance Clerk and resident at 12 Outram Street with his father (mother died in 1910 at Stockton) and siblings Edwin and William. In 1915, at Stockton, Henry married Florence A. Heath; they had a daughter Florence. Henry enlisted at Stockton into the Royal Fusiliers,service number 11658 then transferred to the 1st Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) service number G/14921. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 25 September 1917 during the Battle of Menin Road, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Henry was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


HERBERT TUTIN
Herbert was born in 1891 at Worsall, Yorkshire to John Thomas and Jane Ann Tutin. By the time of the 1901 Census Herbert is living at 75 Walter Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings Margaret, William, Edith, John and Doris. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Bricklayer and still resident at Walter Street with his parents and siblings Edith, John and Doris. On 5 January 1916, at Stockton, Herbert married Minnie Jane Walker. Herbert enlisted at Stockton on 6 October 1915 into 2nd.Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) service number 60180. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 14 April 1916 and was Killed in Action on 27 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial,Somme France. Herbertwas posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN WILLIAM and SAMUEL TUTTLE
Samuel was born in 1894 and John in 1897 at Sand Hutton, Yorkshire to Samuel and Mary Tuttle. On the 1901 Census they are resident at High Barn, Wath in Yorkshire with their parents, their brother George and sister Annie. On the 1911 Census they are both working as Farm Workers and living at the Gate House, Billingham, with their parents and siblings George, Albert and Louisa.
Samuel enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 1839. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 27 April 1915 during the 2nd.Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

John enlisted at West Hartlepool into the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 42417. Killed in Action as a Private, on 10 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, his body was also never recovered. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. John was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


WILLIAM WALKER TYREMAN
William was born in 1893 at Stockton to George and Jane Tyreman. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 12 York Street with his parents and sister Mary. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Printer and resident at 79 Camden Street with his parents and sister Margaret. William enlisted at Thornaby into the 13th.Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), service number S/4535. He was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 10 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death his parents were resident at 43 Marlborough Road, Stockton

 

FREDERICK NORMAN URWIN
Frederick was born in 1892 at Stockton to William and Maria Elizabeth Urwin. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 St.Bernards Road with his parents and siblings Annie, William, Thomas, Mary, Eveline, Hilda and James. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Clerk and resident at 5 Dixon Street with his parents and siblings Dora, Thomas, Eveline, Hilda, James and Ellen. Frederick enlisted into the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 26304. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 7 October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme and posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


FREDERICK OLIVER URWIN
Frederick is being remembered through the growing of a sunflower by Ken Adamson. Frederick was Ken's Grandmother's younger brother. He was a Rifleman. 13th Bn Rifle brigade. He died on 14th November 1916 aged 21 and is buried at the Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France (Somme).


BEVERLEY USSHER
Beverley was born on 4 August 1879 at Catton Hall, Burton-on-Trent to the Reverend Richard and Mary Ussher. On the 1881 Census he is resident at 25 Augusta Gardens, Boverie Road, Folkstone, Kent with his parents and siblings Robert and Margaret. On the 1891 Census he is resident at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, with his parents and siblings Robert, Margaret, Stephen, Mary, Richard and Dorothy. Beverley was educated at St.Edward's School, Oxford (1891-1898) and Wadham College Oxford (1898-1900). He was Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Leinster Regiment on 23 May 1900 and promoted Lieutenant on 9 August 1902, then Captain on 1 April 1910. He was Adjutant 3 May 1906 to 2 May 1909 and officer Company Gentleman Cadets, and Instructor at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 21 September 1912 to May 1915; he joined the 2nd.Battalion at Barbados in August 1900;
served in Jamaica and St.Lucia; in the South African War 1902,took part in the operations in the Orange River Colony,February to March and in the Transvaal, March to 31 May 1902. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with four Clasps, he subsequently served in India for two years and then at Devonport and in Ireland. When serving in India he married on 26 March 1906, at Jullundar, Ethel Martin, daughter of the Reverend Henry Martin, Vicar of Stockton-on-Tees and Canon of Durham. They had three children, John, Stephen and Kathleen. On the outbreak of the European War he was appointed Staff Officer on the Staff of General Doran. He left for the Dardanelles in May 1915 as Staff Captain to the 88th.Brigade, 29th.Division. He was acting Brigade-Major and was Killed in Action on 19 June 1915 and is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli Turkey. Beverley was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. He is also listed in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. Beverley's brother Stephen was killed in France.


ALBERT METCALFE VEITCH
Albert was born in 1885 at Haughton-Le-Skerne, Co.Durham to James and Mary Elizabeth Veitch. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 11 Hannah Street, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Arthur, Annie and Ethel. On the 1911 Census he is at 4 Cobden Street, Stockton with his mother (father absent) and siblings Arthur, Annie, Ethel, Clara and Matilda. Albert enlisted at Thornaby into the K.O.S.B. service number 20397, then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry) service number 5345. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ANDREW WATT VENTRESS
Andrew was born in 1888 at Norton to John and Jane Brichen Ventress. On the 1891 Census he is resident at Hallifield Street, Norton with his parents and siblings James, John, Isabella, Jane, Murial, Catherine and George. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Mill Street, Norton with his parents and James, Muriel and George. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Flour Miller and resident at 2 Richmond Terrace, Avonmouth, Bristol as a Boarder. Andrew enlisted at Birkenhead into the 13th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, service numbers 3946 and 50074. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 10 August 1917 at the capture of Westhoek, 3rd.Ypres. He is buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium and was posthumouslyawarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS WILLIAM VOKES
Thomas was born in 1897 at Stockton to Thomas Simpson and Mary Jane Vokes and on the 1901 Census is living at 9 Skinner Street with his parents and brothers George and John, together with four Boarders. On the 1911 Census he is living at 13 Croft Street with his parents and siblings John, Margaret, Oliver, Arthur and Nora. Thomas enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3543. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 18 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and his body was never recovered. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France and posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


PETER GUTHRIE VOWELL
Peter was born in 1885 at Stockton to Peter Guthrie and Elizabeth Vowell. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 46 Nicholson Street with his parents and siblings Edward, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Jane and Isabella. On the 1901 Census he is employed as an Ironworks Labourer and resident at 52 Nicholson Street with his parents and Isabella. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Boiler Maker Riveter and resident at 44 Maritime Street as a Boarder. Peter enlisted at Stockton into the King's Royal Rifle Corps, service number R/621 then transferred to the Royal Fusiliers, service number GS/51719. He was Killed in Action, as a Private,
on 17 February 1917 and is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Peter was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT NEWTON VOWELL
Robert was born in 1898 at Sunderland to John and Catherine Vowell and on the 1901 Census is living at 67 Williams Street with his father (mother died in 1899 at Sunderland) and brothers John, Alfred and David, together with housekeeper Jane Ann Bell. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 9 Mafeking Street, Sunderland with his father, stepmother (his father married Jane Ann Bell at Sunderland in 1901) and half sisters Isabella and Lily. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 2602 and was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 23 April 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Arras. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


BENJAMIN WADE
Benjamin was born on 15 August 1896 at Stockton to Henry and Jane Wade. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 58 Webster Street with his mother (father died in 1899 at Stockton) and sisters Annie, Lilian, Carrie and Ada. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Household Furnisher's Assistant and still resident at Webster Street with his family. Benjamin enlisted at Stockton into the 8th.Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, service number R/20282. He died of wounds,as a Rifleman,on 3 May 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Arras. His body was lost and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS WILLIAM WAILES MM
Thomas was born in 1893 at Newcastle to Anthony and Isabella Wailes. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Station House, Lythe, Yorkshire with his mother, stepfather William Ormston (father died in 1896 at Newcastle) and half siblings Gertrude, Douglas and Victor. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Farm Servant and resident at East Harley, Yorkshire. Thomas enlisted at Stockton on 10 November 1915 into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 24313 then transferred to the 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, service number 34192. He was awarded the Military Medal and died of wounds, as a Private, on 30 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death his mother was resident at 64 Northcote Street, Stockton.


SAMUEL WAKE
Samuel was born at St.James, Durham. He enlisted at Stockton into the 1st.Battalion Coldstream Guards, service number 8925 and died on 29 October 1914 during the 1st Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


BENJAMIN EDWARD WALKER
Benjamin was born on 11 December 1885 at Whitehouse Cottage Farm, Junction Road, Norton to William and Maria Walker. On the 1891 Census he is resident at Hornleys Farm, Junction Road with his parents and siblings William, Robert, Harriet, Albert, John and
Jackson. On the following Census in 1901 Benjamin is listed as employed as a Market Gardener and living at 12 Calf Fallow Lane, Norton with his parents and siblings Robert, Jackson, Harold, Edith and Mildred. On 15 February 1908 at Stockton Register Office Benjamin married Emily Vesty Cunnington. They had two children, Arthur and Amy. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Concrete Labourer and resident at 14 Beaconsfield Street, Norton with three brothers of his wife, (Emily and their children are absent). Benjamin enlisted at Stockton into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 24812. He transferred to the 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 6/5724 and 250696 and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 26 October 1917 during the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Benjamin was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


CHARLES WILLIAM WALKER
Charles was born in 1877 at Middlesbrough. In 1908, at Darlington, he married Bertha Catherine Stevenson. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and they are resident at 8 Stewart Street, Hope Town, Darlington. Charles enlisted at Berwick-Upon-Tweed into the 6th.Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, service number 12387. He was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 25 September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JAMES WALKER
James was born at Stockton and enlisted there into the 8th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, service number 15673. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 22 December 1915 at Salonika and is buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT WALKER
Robert was born at Stockton and enlisted there into the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 27361. He died, as a Private, on 5 January 1918 and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


STEPHEN WALKER
Stephen was born at Stockton and enlisted there into the 9th.Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, service number 2602. He died of wounds, as a Corporal, on 30 July 1915. His body was lost and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS WILLIAM WALKER
Thomas was born in Stockton on 3 April 1899 to William and Mary Jane Walker. He had a brother George, and younger sister Florence. The family lived first at 2 Varo Street and then at 2 Edwards Row.

Thomas enlisted into the Royal Naval Reserve as a Stoker, service number 3790S, and was serving on HMS "Defence", aged just 17, when the ship was sunk with the loss of all hands at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. No bodies are recovered and Thomas is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.


WILLIAM WALKER
William was born in 1885 at Thornaby to William and Alice Walker. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 54 Francis Street, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Henry, Mary, Emily, Annie, George, Ada and Hilda. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Steel Works Clerk and resident at 37 Percy Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings Mary, Emily, Annie, George, Ada, Hilda and Mabel. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Plumber and resident at Beatrice Terrace, Hartburn Lane, Stockton with his parents and siblings Emily,Ada,Hilda and Mabel. William enlisted at Stockton into the 490th.Field Company Royal Engineers, service number 169580. He was Killed in Action, as a Sapper, on 27 May 1918 during the German "Blucher-Yorck" offensive. His body was never recovered, he is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France and posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


WILLIAM BETHUNE WALKER
William was born at Stockton and enlisted there into the 4th.Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) service number S/6709. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 8 May 1915 during the 2nd.Battle of Ypres. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star,British War Medal and Victory Medal.


CHARLES HENRY WALL
Charles was born in 1894 at Stockton to John James and Elizabeth Wall. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 25 Oxford Street, with his parents and siblings Louisa, Benjamin, Ernest, Arthur, William and Joseph. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Steel Pitmans Helper and resident at 41 Dundas Street with his parents and siblings Ernest, William and Joseph. In 1914, at Stockton, Charles married Hannah Prior. He enlisted there into "D" Company 13th.Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), service number S/3824. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 19 August 1915 and is buried in Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


WILLIAM WALL
William was born in 1880 at Croft, Darlington to John and Sarah Ann Wall. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Servant and resident at Hill Top, Scattered Houses, Gainford, Co.Durham while on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Railway Plate Layer and resident at 8 B Mill Terrace,Stockton with his mother (father deceased). In 1913, at Middlesbrough, William married Mary Ann Hall.
He enlisted into the Northumberland Fusiliers,service number 17/879 then transferred to the 9th.Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, service number 37874. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 23 October 1918 and is buried in St.Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JAMES WILLIAM WALLACE
James was born in 1894 at Stockton to Samuel and Lilia Wallace. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Bickersteth Street with his parents and siblings Lilia, Ellen and Samuel. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Coal Merchant and resident at 47 Parliament Street with his parents and siblings Lilia, Ellen, Samuel and Gordon. James enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 1888 and 200115. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Corporal, on 26 June 1917. James' body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT WALLER
Robert was born in 1897 at Stockton to Thomas West and Elizabeth Waller. He grew up at 19 Wynyard Street with his parents
(father died in 1903 at Stockton) and siblings Fred, Norman, Jane, Allan and Thomas. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3322. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 18 September 1916 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT PERCY WALLER
Robert was born in 1899 at Thornaby to Thomas and Jane Ann Waller. On the 1901 Census he is resident at the Butchers Shop, 19 Westbury Street, Thornaby, with his parents and servant Florence Gibson. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 85 Windsor Street, Stockton, with his parents and brothers Thomas and Horace. Robert enlisted at Stockton into "D" Company, 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 2878. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 16 May 1915 during the 2nd Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium. Robert was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ERNEST WALTON
Ernest was born on 16 January 1895 at Stockton to John and Annie Maria Walton. On the 1901 and 1911 (employed as a Junior Clerk) Censuses he is resident at 4 Lightfoot Grove with his parents, brothers John, William and Frank and sister Irene. Ernest was Killed in Action, as a Second Lieutenant in the 19th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry on 27 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial,Somme France.


GEORGE HERBERT WALTON
George was born in 1891 at Stockton to George Anthony and Elizabeth Ann Walton. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 4 Edwards Street with his parents. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 3 Lightfoot Grove,Stockton with his parents and brother John. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Engineer and still resident at Lightfoot Grove with his family.
George enlisted at Stockton into the 3rd.Company Army Service Corps, service number T3/025838. He died, as a Driver, on 23 October 1918 and is buried in Dueville Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN W WALTON
John was born in 1898 at Stockton to John and Isabella Walton. He enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3759, then transferred to the 19th.Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 235294. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 18 April 1918 during the German "Georgette" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death his parents were resident at School House, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton.


ROBERT HUNTON WALTON
Robert was born in 1892 at Norton-on-Tees to Robert Hunton and Sarah Corner Walton. He grew up at Harrogate Cottage, Harrogate Lane, Norton with his parents and brothers Thomas, John, Charles and Laurence and after leaving school worked as a Railway Signal Lad. Robert then emigrated to Australia and enlisted at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia on 30 March 1916 into the 2/44th Battalion Australian Imperial Force, service number 1921. He died, as a Private, on 30 August 1916 from Meningitis and is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ARTHUR WANLEY
Arthur was born in 1895 at Throston, Hartlepool to Robert and Ellen Wanley. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 36 Lilly Street, Throston with his parents and siblings Robert, John and Ethel. On the following Census in 1911 he is employed as an Apprentice Bricklayer and living at 53 Ewbank Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings John, Ethel and Winifred. Arthur enlisted at Hartlepool into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 1937 and 200131. He died of wounds,as a Lance Corporal,on 20 May 1917 and is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN WARBURTON
John was born in 1886 at Middlesbrough to John and Margaret Warburton. On the 1891 Census he is living in Stockton, at 24 Lambert Street with his parents and siblings Ann,Thomas, Margaret and Edith. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Boiler Maker Apprentice and living at Carlin How,Skinningrove as a Boarder. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Steam Crane Driver and resident at 88 Ravenspurn Street, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire as a Boarder. John enlisted at Horsham, West Sussex, into the Royal Fusiliers,service number 1938 then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry) service number 6110. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 25 November 1916 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN HENRY WARD
John was born on 14 March 1883 at Commondale, Yorkshire to Robert Wilson and Hannah Ward. On the 1891 Census he is living at "Railway Crossing", Ingleby Greenhow, Yorkshire with his parents and brothers Thomas and Albert. On 2 December 1908, at Hartlepool, John married Elizabeth Ann Alexander and on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Farm Cowman on Wingate Grange Farm, Co.Durham, living there with Elizabeth and their children Joseph and Freda. John enlisted at Richmond (Yorkshire) into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 45231. He transferred to the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) service number G/52291. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 31 July 1917 during the Battle of Pilkem, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial and posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


STEPHEN JOHN WARDMAN
Stephen was born in 1884 at Stockton to John Charles and Mary Jane Wardman and on the 1891 Census he is resident at 25 Lorne Street with his parents and siblings Angelina,Charles and Frederick. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a Steam Engine
Fitter and resident at 34 Durham Street with his parents and siblings Charles, Frederick, Ernest, Mary and Albert. In 1912, at Hartlepool, Stephen married Eva Ford. Stephen had enlisted into the Mercantile Marine and was serving aboard SS Romford as First Engineer when it was sunk on 10 February 1918 off Cape Carthage, Tunisia by a mine from German U-Boat UC-67 with the loss of 28 lives. Stephen is buried in Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.


JOHN WARIN
John was born in 1892 at Stockton to George Spetch and Ann Elizabeth Warin. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 1 Derby Terrace,Thornaby with his parents and siblings William, Elizabeth, Isabella, Florence, George and Dora. John's mother died in 1906.
John enlisted at Berwick upon Tweed into the 1st.Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, service number 10617. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Corporal, on 26 April 1915 at Gallipoli. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial,Gallipoli,Turkey. John was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT WARING
Robert was born on the 29th October 1891 at Whitby to Robert and Mary Emma Waring. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Middle Walk Long Steps,Whitby with his parents and siblings Alexander, Charles and Hilda. On the next Census in 1911 he is employed as an Apprentice Riveter and resident at 14 Mary Street, Stockton, with his parents and siblings Charles, Alexander, James and Hilda. In 1914 Robert married Minnie Affleck at Middlesbrough. He enlisted into the Royal Naval Reserve as a Stoker, service number 3348/S, and was serving aboard HMS Grafton in the Dardanelles when on 12th August 1915 off Suvla Bay the ship was struck by Turkish shells killing nine crew. Robert’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval
Memorial Kent. At the time of his death Minnie was resident at 27 Byron Street, Stockton. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star,British War Medal and Victory Medal.


HERBERT NOBLE WARREN
Herbert was born in 1882 at Northampton to Henry and Mary Letitia Warren. He grew up in Northampton with his parents and siblings Evelyn, Elsie, Charles, Gladys and Ruby, after school working as a Borough Clerk in Northampton before enlisting at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 44918 (formerly 12564 A.A.C.) Herbert died, as a Private, on 26 October 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Passchendaele, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium and posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


SIDNEY WARREN
Sidney was born in 1895 at Bilston Staffordshire to William an Elizabeth Warren. On the 1901 Census he is resident at
10 Lord Street, Bradley St.Martin, Staffordshire with his parents and brothers James, Samuel, Joseph, George,William and Arthur. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Marker in Steel Mill and resident at 60 Northcote Street, Stockton with his brother James and sister-in-law Lily. Sidney enlisted as a Driver into the 48th.Brigade Royal Field Artillery, service number 21766. He died at home on 25th July 1915 and is buried in Oxbridge Road Cemetery, Stockton. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star,British War Medal and Victory Medal.

EDWARD WASE
Edward was born in 1897 at Seaton Carew to Edward Samuel and Louisa Wase. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 23 South Parade, West Hartlepool with his parents and siblings George, Louisa, John, Frank, Samuel, Dorothy and Fred (his father died in 1905). Edward enlisted at Stockton into the 12th.Battalion Suffolk Regiment,service numbers 9212 and 330216. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 9 April 1918 during the German "Georgette" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


GEORGE WASS
George was born in 1892 at Stockton to Robert Dent and Catherine Wass. He grew up at 3 Nelson Street, living with his parents and seven siblings Lizzie, Willhemina, Richard, Florence, Robert, Tom and Henrietta. Following school he worked as a Blacksmith's Striker before enlisting at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 2780. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 28 April 1915 during the 2nd Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOSEPH ALFRED WASS
Joseph was born in 1895 at Stockton to Joseph and Margaret Ann Wass and spent his childhood at 6 Neasham Street with his parents (though his mother died in Stockton in 1905) and sisters Kate and Florence. He worked as a Pawnbroker's Assistant and in 1915, at Amersham, Buckinghamshire married Edith Lilian Slade. They had a son, Joseph. Joseph Snr enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd.Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) service number S/4377. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 2 December 1917 and his body was never recovered. Joseph is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium and he was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star,British War Medal and Victory Medal.


WILFRED WATKIN
Wilfred was born in 1892 at Stockton to William and Charlotte Watkin. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 77 Portrack Lane West, with his parents and siblings William, Sarah, Ethel and Hilda. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Warehouse Packer and resident at 75 Maritime Street with his parents and cousin Lizzie Howells. Wilfred enlisted at Stockton into the Army Air Corps, service number 12176 then transferred to the 9th (Northumberland Hussars) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 45282. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 22 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


BENJAMIN ALEXANDER WATSON
Benjamin was born in 1892 at Birkenhead to Benjamin Forte and Emily Louisa Watson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 44 Wellington Street,Stockton with his mother (father absent at sea) and sisters Doris and Emily. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Accountant's Clerk and resident at 3 Templar Street, Stockton with his parents and sisters. Benjamin enlisted, in 1915, into the Yorkshire Hussars (West Yorkshire Regiment) service numbers 3149 and 331494. He transferred to the 7th.Battalion attached 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 235805, was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 28 May 1918 and Killed in Action on 24 October 1918. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


J H WATSON
J.H. was born in 1890 and served in the 43rd.Garrison Battalion Royal Fusiliers, service number G/108634. He died at home, as a Private, on 20 February 1919 and is buried in Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery.


JAMES JOHN WATSON
James was born in 1897 at Stockton to James John and Annie Watson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 14 Clarence Street with his parents and siblings Violet, Mary, Annie and Henry together with maternal grandfather Henry Christelow. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Gardener and resident at 26 New Street, Thornaby, with his parents and siblings Violet, Mary, Annie, Henry and Samuel. James enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 3464 and 202758. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 21 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and James is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN WATSON
John was born in 1887 at Thornaby to William Wright and Mary Elizabeth Watson. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 40 Leonard Street, Thornaby with his parents and siblings Elizabeth,William, Mary, Annie and Charles. On the 1901 Census he is still resident at Leonard Street with his parents and siblings William, Annie, Charles, Alice and Emily. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron Moulder and still at Leonard Street with his parents and siblings Mary, Charles and Emily. In 1912, at Stockton, John married Dinah Robson. John enlisted at Stockton into the 13th.Battslion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 18633. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, during the Battle of Loos. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
At the time of his death his Dinah at 26 Paradise Street, Stockton.


PETER WATSON
Peter was born in 1894 at Stockton to Peter and Mary Watson. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 8 October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme whilst serving with the 43rd Battalion Canadian Infantry, service number 701237. He is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt Somme, France and at the time of his death his parents were living at 21 The Square, Stockton.


WILLIAM WATTS
William was born on 17 November 1895 at Thornaby-on-Tees to Thomas and Sarah Watts. He enlisted, as a Stoker, into the Royal Naval Reserve, service number S/3100 and was serving aboard HMS Vanguard when on 9 July 1917 at Scapa Flow it was sunk by an internal explosion with the loss of 804 men, only two survivors. William's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death his parents were resident at 15 Herbert Street,Stockton


THOMAS PARKINSON WEATHERELL
Thomas was born in 1896 at Stockton to James and Mary Elizabeth Weatherell. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 33 Mellor Street with his parents. On the 1911 Census they are resident at Ellen Avenue. Thomas enlisted at Stockton into the 236th Army Troops Company Royal Engineers, service number 131626. He died of wounds, as a Pioneer, on 16 December 1917 and is buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


HERBERT WEBSTER
Herbert was born in 1883 at Batley Carr, Yorkshire to William and Sarah E Webster. On the 1891 and 1901 (employed as a Labourer) Censuses he is resident at 18 Olive Street, Hartlepool with his parents and siblings A.P., Lucy, Mabel, James, Gertrude and Mary. In 1905, at Hartlepool, Herbert married Mary Ann Tolson. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Fitters Labourer and resident at 2 Blake Street, Hartlepool with Mary and their son John. Herbert enlisted at Stockton into the 237th Company Machine Gun Corps.(Infantry), service number 98627. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 4 October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde, 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


WILLIAM WEBSTER
William was born in 1898 at Wakefield to Thomas and Elizabeth A. Webster and on the 1901 Census he is resident at Henry Street in Wakefield with his parents and siblings Edith and Walter. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Post Office Messenger and still living in Wakefield, at 83 Jacob Well Lane with his parents. Then while resident at Norton-on-Tees, William enlisted at Stockton, into the 1/6th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 6/5996 and 251005. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 14 April 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Arras. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN WILLIAM and HARRY WESTWOOD
John was born in 1886 and Harry in 1893 at Thornaby to John and Jane Westwood. On the 1891 Census John is resident at 16 Hanover Street, with his parents and siblings Rose and Albert. On the 1901 Census John (employed as a Rivet Heater) and Harry are resident at 2 Back Nile Street,Thornaby with their father (mother absent) and siblings Rose, Albert and Thomas. On the 1911 Census, John having enlisted in 1902 into the 3rd.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own) service number 5316, was serving in Africa and Harry was stationed with the D.L.I. Reserve, service number 9385 in Jesmond. John re enlisted at Thornaby into the 8th.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 7891. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 2 October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Harry re enlisted at Stockton into the 18th Company Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry), service number 16417. He died of wounds, as a Private, on 28 May 1916 and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


HARRY WHEATLEY
Harry was born in 1888 at Stockton to Edward and Jane Wheatley and on the 1891 Census he is resident at 42 Chalk Street with his parents and siblings Ruth, Jane, Edward, Hannah, William and Emily. On the 1901 Census he is still at Chalk Street, at No 65 with his mother (father died in 1892 at Stockton) and William and Emily. In 1911, at Stockton, Harry married Hilda Maud Pratt and on the 1911 Census he is working as an Iron Worker and at 63 Chalk Street with Hilda. Harry enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3027 then transferred to the 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), service number T/206156. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 29 August 1918 and is buried in Peronne Road Cemetery,
Maricourt, Somme, France. Harry was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS WHEATLEY
Thomas was born on 31 August 1894 at Stockton to Thomas and Rebecca Wheatley. On both the 1901 and 1911 Censuses he is resident at 19 Chalk Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings George, Robert, John, Harry, Doris, Daniel and Ruth (Thomas is employed as a Farm Worker on 1911 Census). He enlisted in 1914 into the Royal Navy, service number SS/116149, his first ship being HMS Victory 11. He was serving aboard HMS Drake as a Stoker 1st Class when on 2 October 1917 it was torpedoed off Northern Ireland by the German U-79 with the loss of 19 lives. Thomas's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


SAMUEL MAURICE WHITE
Samuel was born in 1898 at Stockton to Samuel James and Eliza White and on the 1901 Census is resident at 9 York Street, Thornaby with his parents and siblings George, Edith, Eliza, Ethel and Eleanor. On the 1911 Census he is resident at 49 Tarring Street with his father (mother died in 1901 at Stockton) and siblings Edith, Eliza, Ethel and Eleanor. In 1913 Samuel was employed as a "learner" at the Post Office and appointed Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist in 1914. He enlisted at Stockton on 25 October 1915 into the Territorial Scottish Army Signal Company Royal Engineers, service number (T)1375, then transferred to the Royal Engineers, service number 502261. He received the Certificate of Proficiency as a Telegraphist on 24 November 1915 and served in the UK until 28 April 1917. He sailed for Africa via Durban and arrived in Dar es Salaam on 18 June 1917 then posted to the Line of Communications Signal Company on 28th June. On 24 March 1918 he was admitted to hospital in Lindi from a casualty clearing station, suffering with Malaria. He was transferred by hospital ship on 7 April 1918 to Dar es Salaam where he was admitted to
Hospital and died six days later on 13 April 1918 of Cerebral Malaria. He was buried in Dar es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery, Tanzania and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ARTHUE HENRY WHITEHEAD
Arthur was born in 1888 at Barton-Le-Street, Yorkshire to Thomas and Julia Whitehead. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 29 Lawson Street, Whitton, Stillington, Co.Durham with his parents and five brothers George, John, Frank, Harry and James. Arthur enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 2nd.Battalion Grenadier Guards, service number 15298. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 6 November 1914. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death his parents were living at 8 Alexandra Street, Stockton.

ISAAC WHITEHOUSE
Isaac Whitehouse, born 9th June 1892 to Margaret Whitehouse, was a stoker in the Royal Naval Reserves and served abroad HMS Defence. He is listed as living at 28 Tees Street Stockton-On-Tees prior to the war. Isaac died on 31st May 1916 during the battle of Jutland, when HMS Defence fired upon by a German battlecruiser and four dreadnoughts whist she was attempting to disable a German light cruiser. She was sunk by repetitive artillery fire from German ships that detonated her rear magazine. The fire from explosion spread to the ships secondary magazine, which then exploded. The ship was sunk and all of its crew of roughly 900 were killed. Isaac is being remembered by Victoria Kuy (Stockton Sixth Form College).


CHARLES WHITFIELD
Charles was born on 11 March 1897 at Stockton to James Monty and Ellen Whitfield. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 5 Bowser Street with his parents and step brother Thomas O'Donnell while on the 1911 Census he is at 10 Shakespeare Street with his parents and half sister Ellen. Charles enlisted in 1913 into the Royal Navy, service number J/27523. He was serving aboard
HMS Clan McNaughton, as Boy 1st Class, when on 3 February 1915 off the North Coast of Ireland it was sunk in a severe gale with the loss of 281 crew. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial Kent. Charles was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ERNEST FREDERICK WHITFIELD
Ernest was born on 24 April 1891 at Stockton to John and Elizabeth Whitfield, growing up at 1 Yarm Street with his parents and siblings John, Amy, Charles and Harold. He enlisted on 8 December 1915 into the 8th.Reserve Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), service numbers 5284 and 372626. He was discharged, as a Corporal, with Silver War Badge B257877 on 25 February 1919 and died at Stockton later that year.


JOHN ROBERT WHITING
John was born in 1897 at Stockton to Charles and Elizabeth A. Whiting. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 19 Nicholson Street with his parents and siblings Charles, Edith, Mary, Ethel, Rose and Bertha. John enlisted at Leyburn, Yorkshire into the 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 24344. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


CYRIL and ALBERT WHITMORE
Cyril was born in 1893 and Albert 1895 at Dursley, Gloucestershire to John Edward and Laura Whitmore. By the time of the 1901 Census they are living in Stockton, at 18 Milton Street, with their parents and brothers Vincent and Alfred. On the 1911 Census, Cyril is employed as a Drapery Assistant and Albert as a Butcher's Assistant while living at 9 King Street with their parents, Vincent, Alfred and sister Edith. Cyril enlisted at Stockton on 26 April 1915 into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 204947 and was discharged on 4 October 1917 with the Silver War Badge B129666, being unfit for military action. He died in Auckland, Co.Durham five years later.


Albert also enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 1742, and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 24 May 1915 during the 2nd.Battle of Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


At the time of deaths their parents were resident at 3 Queen Street, Stockton.


THOMAS GEORGE WICKINS
Thomas was born in 1888 at Stockton to Thomas George and Emily Wickins. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 4 Langley Street with his mother (father deceased) and sister Mary. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Brass Moulder and resident at Bishop Middleham, Co.Durham with his uncle Thomas George Elliot. Thomas enlisted at Stockton into the 225th.Field Company Royal Engineers, service number 101268. He died of wounds, as a Sapper, on 13 January 1918 and is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


DAVID WILEY
David was born in West Hartlepool. He enlisted at Stockton into the 7th.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 28101 and was Killed in Action, as a Sergeant, on 9 October 1917 during the Battle of Poelcapelle, 3rd.Ypres. David's  body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


GEORGE WILKINSON
George enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 2937. He died from wounds, as a Private, on 16 August 1915 and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


GEORGE WILKINSON
George was born in 1879 at Stockton to John and Mary Jane Wilkinson. He lived at 6 Thorpe Street with his parents and brother Robert before moving to Swadlincote, Derbyshire with his parents and siblings Robert, Elizabeth, John and Arthur. On the 1911 Census George is employed as an Inspector and back in Stockton, living at 5 Dorlcote Street with his brother Robert and family.
George enlisted at Middlesbrough into the 46th.Broad Gauge Company Railway Operating Dept. Royal Engineers, service numbers 131555 and WR/253230. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Corporal, on 11 June 1918 and is buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death his parents were resident at 43 Benson Street,Norton-on-Tees.


GEORGE STANLEY WILKINSON
George was born in 1893 at Stockton to George and Charlotte Wilkinson. On the 1901 Census he is living at 8 Templare Street with his parents and sisters Alice and Edith. On the next Census in 1911 George is recorded as being employed as a Grocer's Assistant and living at 38 St.Peter's Terrace with his parents and Alice and Edith. He enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 26190 and was Killed in Action, as a Corporal, on 28 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. George was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


GEORGE WILLIAM WILKINSON
George was born in 1884 at East Lutton, Yorkshire to David and Hannah Ellen Wilkinson. On the 1891 Census he is resident at West Gate, Rillington, Malton, Yorkshire with his parents and siblings Sarah, Hilda and Frank. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Hail-Gate, Howden, Yorkshire with his family. In 1912, at Darlington, George married Ada Jane Miller. He enlisted at Thornaby into "D" Battery, 94th.Brigade Royal Field Artillery, service number 20297. He died from wounds, as a Gunner, on 24 October 1917 during the Battle of Menin Road, 3rd.Ypres. He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium and was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death Ada was living at "West View" Middleton St.George, Co. Durham.


JOHN WILKINSON
John was born in 1896 at Norton-on-Tees to Thomas and Sarah Jane Wilkinson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 50 Thorpe Street, Stockton with his parents and brother George while on the 1911 Census he is employed as a Waggon Labourer and resident at 2 Thorpe Street with his parents. John enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 1715. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 19 June 1915 and is buried in Bedford House CemeteryBelgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN BRIGHT WILKINSON
John is buried in Bethune,  Northern France.  There is a plaque on a pew in his memory in the Parish Church. His older brother went on to become a prominent Stockton citizen, churchman, councillor and mayor. John is being remembered through the growing of a sunflower by his great nieces Joan Wilkinson and Lynda Perry.


JOHN THOMAS WILKINSON
John was born in 1882 at Norton-on-Tees to John and Eliza Wilkinson and on the 1891 Census is resident at High Street, Norton with his paternal grandmother Margaret Wilkinson. John enlisted at Stockton into the 23rd Battalion (1st.Sportsman's Battalion) Royal Fusiliers, service number 1401. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 17 February 1917 and is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. John was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
At the time of his death his parents were living at 112 High Street, Stockton.


SAMUEL WILKINSON
Samuel was born on 13 June 1888 at Gateshead to Richard and Ann Elizabeth Wilkinson but by the time of the 1891 Census was living at 40 Alice Street, Stockton with his parents and brother Richard. On the 1901 Census he is at 11 Alice Street with his parents and siblings Richard, Ann, William and George. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron Works Helper and resident at 38 Wren Street with his parents and siblings Ann, William and George. Samuel enlisted as a Stoker into the Royal Naval Reserve, service number S/3060. He was serving aboard HMS Argonaut when on 4 September 1915 in Bocayna Strait, Funchal, Madeira he died from bronchial pneumonia and was buried at sea. He is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial, Kent and was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN WILLIAM WILLEY
John was born in 1893 at Stockton to John William and Emily Willey. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 23 Princess Street with his parents while on the 1911 Census he is employed as an Iron Dresser and living at 19 Lucan Street, with his parents and
brother Charles. John enlisted at Dingwall Ross-Shire into the 4th.Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, service numbers 3625 and 201051. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 21 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


HERBERT WILLIAMS
Herbert was born in 1896 at Stockton to Ephriam and Eliza Williams. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 11 Lucy Street with his parents and siblings George, William, Charles, Amelia, Samuel and Frederick, together with his paternal grandmother Ann. On the 1911 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Painter and resident at 56 Hume Street with his parents and George, William, Charles, Amelia, Samuel and Frederick. Herbert enlisted at Stockton into "C" Company, 9th.Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 24377. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 5 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France and was posthumously awarded theBritish War Medal and Victory Medal.

JOHN BULMER WILLIAMS
John was born in 1896 at Stockton to Charles Albert and Edith Mary Williams, living at 21 Henzell Street with his maternal grandmother Mary Bulmer. Following school he worked as a Brushmaker and he and Mary lived at 11 Farrer Street. John enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service numbers 3234 and 200402 and was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 23 April 1917 during the 2nd.Battale of Arras. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. John was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


JOHN HENRY WILLIAMS
John was born in 1882 and lived with his family at Elliot Street,Stockton-on-Tees, and worked as a Storeman at the Head Wrightson Works.

John joined the Durham Light Infantry Territorial Army in 1900 and spent the next 14 years as a part time soldier being promoted several times to the rank of Lance Sarjent, a rank unique to the the Light Infantry Brigades.At the outbreak of war most Territorial units where called in to service to bolster the regular Army,and the D.L.I. was mobilised early in 1915.

The 5TH Battalion sailed from Folkstone to Boulogne on the 16th of April 1915 and they were moved up to the front line on arrival to a village called Festubert to take part in the Battle of Ypres. The D.L.I. was ordered to attack the German trenches and on the morning of the 26th May 1915 they went over the top. John along with many of his comrades was killed in the attack and his body was never recovered from the battlefield, and he has no known grave. John's name is inscribed, along with many men from the 5th Battalion on the memorial at the Mennin Gate. John never married and his medals, the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal were sent to his Mother and Father.

Researched by David Hebbron.


THOMAS RIX WILLIAMS
Thomas was born in 1881 at Stockton to John and Catherine Williams. On the 1881 Census he is resident at 19 Stoker Street with his parents and brother Cambri. Thomas enlisted into the 8th.Battalion (Leeds Rifles) West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), service numbers 242694, 5500 and 26622. He was Gazetted promoted 2nd.Lieutenant on 1 August 1917 then Killed in Action on 20 July 1918. He was buried in Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France andposthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ROBERT GEORGE WILLIAMSON
Robert was born in 1891 at Stockton to Robert Tate and Hannah Williamson, living and growing up at first No 71 and later No 73 Cromwell Street. Following his schooldays he worked as a Stationer Assistant and lived with his sister Jane Gowthorp. In 1912, at Middlesbrough, Robert married Sarah Jane Marley. Robert enlisted at Stockton into the Lincolnshire Regiment, service number 34510 then transferred to the 45th.Company Labour Corps, service number 26821. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 28 August 1918 and is buried in Beaurains Road Cemetery,Beaurains,Pas de Calais, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death his wife was resident at 6 Vicarage Avenue, Newtown,Stockton.


JOHN WILLIS
John was born in 1889 at Stockton to John and Mary Jane Willis. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 19 Baltic Street with his parents and sisters Sarah and Elizabeth. On the following census in 1911 he is employed as a Moulder's Dresser and living at 41 Moses Street with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Jessie, Francis, Charles, Minnie, Henry and Thomas. John enlisted at Stockton into the 10th.Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, service number 3/485. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death his parents were living at 19 Waverley Street, Stockton.


CHARLES WILSON
Charles was born in 1876 at Redcar to Frederick and Elizabeth Moffat Wilson. On the 1891 Census he is employed as an Apprentice Joiner and resident at 13 Wood Street with his parents and brothers Frederick and Robert. On the 1901 Census he is employed as a joiner and resident at 18 Webster Street, Stockton with his sister Esther and her husband John Watt and family. Charles emigrated to Canada where he enlisted into the 2nd.Brigade Canadian Field Artillery, service number 41223. He was Killed in Action, as a Gunner, on 3 May 1915 during the 2nd.Battle of Ypres and is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Ypres, Belgium.


MATTHEW WILSON
Matthew was born in 1886 at Grangetown, Middlesbrough to John and Sarah Wilson. On the 1891Census he is living at 13 James Street, Stockton, with his parents and brothers James, Thomas and Samuel. On the 1901 Census he is employed as an Iron Works Labourer whilst listed as being a patient in The Cottage Hospital, Ormesby. In 1906, at Stockton, Matthew married Sarah Jane Marum. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Steel Labourer and resident at 60 Nicholson Street, Stockton with Sarah and children John,Matthew and Sarah. Mathew enlisted at Stockton into the 1/7th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry,service number 7920. He was Killed in Action, as a Corporal, on 27th May 1918 during the German "Blucher-Yorck" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

MATTHEW WILLIAM WILSON MM
Matthew was born in 1889 at Stockton to William and Isabella Wilson. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 55 Camden Street, Stockton with his parents and sister Annie. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 27 Walter Street, Stockton with his parents and siblings Annie, Fred and Ada. Matthew's father died in 1901 at Stockton and his mother the following year. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Pawnbroker Assistant and still resident at Walter Street with his uncle William Hansell. He emigrated to Canada and enlisted into the 4th.Field Ambulance Canadian ArmyMedical Corps, service number 1450. He was Killed in Action, as a Lance Corporal, on 9th November 1917 during the 2nd.Battle of Passchendaele, 3rd.Ypres. Matthew is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was awarded the Military Medal and posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


THOMAS HAROLD WILSON

Thomas was born on 12 June 1896 at Stockton to Thomas Andrew (died in 1899 at Stockton) and Jane Ann Wilson. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 17 Newtown Avenue with his mother and stepfather Thomas Bullen (Jane married in 1901 at Stockton).
Thomas enlisted as a Stoker into the Royal Naval Reserve, service number S/7800. He was serving aboard HMS Queen Mary when on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland it was sunk by the German battle cruiser "Derfflinger" with the loss of 1,266 officers and men. Thomas's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial Kent. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (Note: Thomas served as Bullen).


JOHN THOMAS WILTON
John was born in 1891 at Anlaby, Yorkshire to John Thomas and Jane Wilton. On the 1901 Census he is resident at Bearpark St. Edmund the King, Co.Durham with his parents and sister Jane. On the 1911 Census he is resident at Scripton Lodge, Brancepeth, Co.Durham with his parents and sister Jane. In 1914, at Stockton, John married Maude Elizabeth Alderson. John enlisted into the Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own), service number 26887 then transferred to the 19th.Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 36748. He died at home, as a Private, on 11 May 1918 and is buried in Durham Road Cemetery, Stockton. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


WALTER WINN
Walter was born on 19 February 1890 at Sedgefield, Co.Durham to Henry and Mary Anne Winn. On the following year's census he is listed as resident at North End East, Sedgefield with his parents and siblings Thomas, Lucy and John. On the 1901 Census he is living at Green Knowles, Sedgefield with his maternal grandparents John and Jane Lockey. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a House Painter and resident at 70 Buchanan Street, Stockton with his mother (father deceased) and siblings Lucy, Alfred and Norman. On 26 February 1916, at Sedgefield, Walter married Jessie Patterson McMorrin. Walter enlisted on 20 March 1916 into the 1/5th.Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 4515, then transferred to the 1st.Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, service number 26513. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 26 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


ARTHUR JOHN and HAROLD ABBOTT WINSPEAR
Arthur was born in 1886 and Harold 1889 at Norton-on-Tees to Abbott and Jane Ann Winspear. On the 1891 Census they are resident at Portrack Lane, Stockton with their parents and sisters Christiana,Ethel and Sarah. On the 1901 Census they are still at Portrack Lane with their parents and siblings Christiana, Ethel, Sarah, Cara and Henry while on the 1911 Census Arthur was employed as a Plumber and Harold as a Railway Clerk whilst resident at 105,High Street, Stockton with their parents and Sarah, Clara and Henry. In 1914, at Stockton, Arthur married Jenney Whitehead. Arthur enlisted at Stockton into the 2nd/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, service number 30763 (he also served in the Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 39742). He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 21 March 1918 during the German "Michael" offensive. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Harold enlisted at Westminster into the Railway Operating Division Royal Engineers, service number 138335. He died at home, as a Sapper, and is buried in St.Mary's Church, Norton. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

WILLIAM WINTLE
William was born in Lancaster in 1882 to John and Matilda Wintle but by the time of the 1891 Census was living at 8 Dixon Street, Middlesbrough with his parents and siblings James Thomas, Elizabeth, Matilda, Herbert and Bertie. In 1901 the family was still in Middlesbrough, at 180 Borough Road, Middlesbrough and 10 years later William was still living with the family at 17 Garnet Street, Middlesbrough.

On 22 March 1916 William enlisted into the 1/5th.Battalion DLI at Stockton, service number 4441, before transferring to the York and Lancaster Regiment, service number 31090.

He was Killed in Action on 12 October 1916 at the Battle of the Somme and buried at Bancourt British Cemetery Somme. William was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

ARTHUR HARLOW WOOD
Arthur was born in 1887 at Stockton to Joseph Richard and Elizabeth Jessie Wood. On the 1891, 1901 and 1911 ( employed as a Stationer ) Censuses he is resident at
He grew up at at 2 Central Builings, Bishopton Lane, Stockton where he lived with his parents and 10 brothers and sisters, William, Edward, Joseph, Emily, Harold, Reginald, Lilian, Herbert, Grace and Ada. Arthur enlisted at Stockton into the 11th.Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, service number R/24069. He was Killed in Action, as a Rifleman, on 17 August 1917 during the Battle of Langemarck 3rd.Ypres. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death his parents were resident at 9 Hazeldon Road, Crofton Park, London.

JOHN ALFRED WOOD
John was born in 1895 at Jarrow to Matthew Wood. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Labourer and resident at 48 Heywood Street, Middlesbrough with his father (mother deceased) and siblings Ethel, May, Agnes and Matthew, living as Boarders.
John enlisted at Middlesbrough on 7 December 1912 into the Durham Light Infantry Reserve, service number 8467. He transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps., service number 213 and died at home, as a Private, on 2 July 1918. He is buried in Durham Road Cemetery, Stockton and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

JOHN ROBERT WOOD
John was born in 1892 at Stockton to John and Jane Wood. On the 1901 Census he is resident at 34 Grove Street with his parents and siblings Dora, William, Jane and Thomas. On the 1911 Census he is employed as a Beef and Pork Butcher and still resident at Grove Street with his parents and brothers William and Thomas. In 1916, at Stockton, he married Lilian May Harwood.
John enlisted at Stockton into "A" Company 2nd.Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), service number 42521. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 24 June 1917 and is buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. At the time of his death his wife was resident at 4 Park View, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees.

WALTER WOOD

Walter was born in Stockton in 1892 to John George and Anne Johnson (nee Arundel) Wood. He lived with his parents and siblings Ada,Alfred,George and Violet at 12 Tees Street.
He enlisted in 1915 in the 1/5th. Battalion DLI ,service number 3314 at Stockton and was Killed in Action on 29 February 1916 on the Ypres Salient. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. Walter was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

ROBERT EDGAR WORTH
Robert was born in 1881 in Stockton to Robert and Emily Worth (nee Denford). His father died in 1896 and by the time of the 1901 census Robert was employed as an apprentice plumber and living at 1 Durham Street,Stockton, with his mother, brother William Milburn and sister Florence Matilda. Ten years later the family is living at 3 Bishopton Terrace and Robert is working as a plumber. 

He married Millicent Wharf on the 5 February 1912 at Stockton and they had a son, Stanley Denford Worth, born in 1914. The family lived at 33,Sidney Street,Stockton.

Robert enlisted in the 22nd.Battalion DLI, service number 34489,on the 7 December 1915 at West Hartlepool, and was Killed in Action on 26 March 1918 during the German "Michael" Offensive. He is buried in Pargny British Cemetery Somme and was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

The National Probate Calendar shows he bequeathed the sum of £1901-9-0 to his wife who was then living at 3 Bishopton Terrace.

HARRY WORTON
Harry was born in 1882 and was brought up in Stockton with his brothers John and Jonah and seven sisters Harriet, Sarah, Clara, Ann, Daria, Emma and Maria. He married Sarah Ann and lived at 14 Selwyn Street, Stockton with his wife and three children Joseph Henry, Thomas and Evylin.

Harry enlisted in 1915 into the 8th.Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 17330, and was Killed in Action on 16 August 1917 at the Battle of Langemarck (3rd.Ypres). His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He is posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

FRANCIS JOSEPH WRIGHT
Francis was born in Stockton in 1898. His parents were Henry and Elizabeth Wright. He had two brothers, Alphonso and John and two sisters, Winifred and Mary. The family lived at 30 Percy Street.
Francis joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers but was Killed in Action aged just 17 on 14 January 1916. He is buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

RICHARD ROBINSON WRIGHT
Richard was born in Wellington New Zealand on 6 July 1885. By the time of the 1901 Census he was living with his parents and three brothers in England, at 16 Victoria Avenue,Thornaby. In 1907 Richard married Hannah Thompson. They had two daughters, Emily Grace and Lily and lived at 95 Webster Street, Stockton.

Richard enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve as a Stoker,service number 5813S, and while serving on HMS "Natal" on the 30 December 1915 the ship suffered an internal explosion off Cromarty Firth, Scotland with the loss of 390 crew and civilians.

Richard's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

ROBERT WRIGHT
Robert was born in 1898 in Stockton to Thomas and Mary Wright. At the time of the 1901 Census he is living at 61 Arlington Street, with his parents and sisters Winifred, Elsie and Beatrice. In the 1911 Census he is listed as a boarder at 38 Stafford Street, Stockton.

Robert was conscripted into the 1/5th. Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers as a Private, service number 44893. he was Killed in Action on 13 April 1918 during the German "Georgette Offensive". His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial .Robert was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal

WILLIAM ARTHUR WRIGHT
William was born on Boxing Day 1893 in Thornaby to George Thomas and Mary Jane Wright. The family lived first at 19 Lumsden Street and then 34 Teesdale Street, both in Thornaby. 

He enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve as a Stoker, service number 7645S, and was serving on HMS "Caribbean " when on 27 September 1915 it was sunk in high seas off Cape Wrath, Scotland with the loss of 15 crew. William's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

JOHN WRIGHTSON
John was born in Little Busby, Yorkshire in 1897 to Francis and Margaret Hannah Wrightson. By the time of the 1911 Census the family had moved to 18, Palmerston Street, Stockton.

John enlisted in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1/4th.Battalion in Inverness, service number 3465 in 1915 and was Killed in Action on 26 May 1916. He is buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery Belgium andwas posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

WALTER YARROW
Walter was born in Kirklevington, near Yarm, in 1887 to John Robert and Elizabeth Yarrow. He grew up in Low Worsall and in 1907 married Edith Annie Cooper in 1907 at Auckland, County Durham.

At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at East Cowton with his wife Edith and a daughter Ivy. He worked as a gardener.

Walter was conscriped into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 10th.Battalion at Chisledon, Wiltshire and was promoted to Lance Corporal. He was Killed in Action on 22 March 1918 in the German " Michael Offensive." His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial France. Water was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and at the time of his death his wife was living at Hawthorn Cottage, Hartburn Stockton.

JOHN GEORGE YELLOW
John was born on 2 July 1893 in Stockton to Thomas and Dinah Yellow. The family - John, his parents and his siblings Mary, Emma, Sarah and Edith lived at 12 Northall Street before moving to 6 Rupert Street, Portrack, Stockton.

John enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve as a Stoker and was serving on the destroyer HMS "Ghurka" when it struck a mine off Dungeness, Kent. There were five survivors but 74 men lost. John's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial . The wreck of the "Ghurka" is designated a "Protected Place".

CHARLES HENRY YOUNG
Charles was born in 1879 at Jarrow to John and Alice Young. On the 1881 Census he is resident at 284/286 High Street, South Shields with his parents and siblings Margaret, John, Alice, Robert and Ann. On the 1891 Census he is resident at 29 Light Pipe Hall Road, Stockton with his parents and siblings Alice, Robert, Ann, Joanne, George and Joseph. Charles enlisted at Stockton into the 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, service number 3587. He was Killed in Action, as a Private, on 16 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

ROBERT CHESNEY YOUNG
Robert was born in Stockton in 1892 to Robert and Ellen Young, though by the time of the 1901 Census the family had moved to Lowestoft ,Suffolk.

On 16 November 1914 Robert enlisted, in Stockton, in the 1/5th. Battalion DLI at Stockton. The following year married Ada Dearsley.

Not much of his service history is known but Robert was discharged on 17 March 1917 through sickness. He was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Silver Sickness Badge.

He died on 22 January 1918 and was buried in Durham Road Cemetery, Stockton. At that time Ada was living at Barnard Street, Thornaby -on-Tees.

WILLIAM YOUNG
William was born in Stockton in 1899 to William and Rosamond Minnie Jane Young.

He enlisted in the DLI at Ferryhill in 1915 and was Killed in Action on 17 July 1916 at Pozieres in the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered. William is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial and he wasposthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.