The Ribbon of Remembrance

Marking the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War, our online Ribbon of Remembrance has grown with every submission received.  In the months leading up to Remembrance Day 2018, people with a connection to Richmond and Catterick Garrison researched the lives and shared the stories of people they wanted to be remembered, on this the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Robert Henry Edmund Hutton-Squire

Robert Henry Edmund Hutton-Squire

Students at Hackforth and Hornby School researched this story for the Ribbon of Remembrance. Do you know the story of Major Robert Henry Edmund Hutton-Squire?…

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Robinson Tweedy

Robinson Tweedy

Robin Snook provided this information about his great uncle, Robinson Tweedy. 3412/200048 Private Robinson Tweedy of the Yorkshire Regiment went to war with his younger…

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Charles Tweedy

Charles Tweedy

Robin Snook submitted this information about his grandfather, Charles Tweedy. 113319 Driver Charles Tweedy served with the Royal Horse Artillery. He signed up on 29th…

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Cyril and Christopher Fawcett

Cyril and Christopher Fawcett

Paul Goad, a resident of Frenchgate and local history enthusiast submitted his research on one of the families from Frenchgate at the time of the…

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Henry Jesse Richardson

Henry Jesse Richardson

Paul Goad of Frenchgate told us about his Great-Uncle, Henry Jesse Richardson. Henry was born in March 1889 in Hailsham, East Sussex, where he lived…

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Ernest Brooke

Ernest Brooke

Sgt. Ernest Brooke was born in Brighthouse, Yorkshire in 1886. In civilian life Ernest worked a railway signalman. Ernest’s medal records show he was entitled…

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Arthur Rispin

Arthur Rispin

Arthur John Rispin was born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1888. His father, Thomas was a stoker on the railways and his mother called Mary Ann attended…

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John Ramsden

John Ramsden

This story was submitted by Mr Johnson of Richmond, he is the grandson of John Ramsden. John was born in East Ardsley, Leeds. He was…

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Captain T E Dufty

Captain T E Dufty

Captain Thomas Ernest Dufty was born in on the 30th of June 1880. His father was Arthur Richard Sykes Duffy and his mother was called…

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Corporal Tommy Edwards

Corporal Tommy Edwards

Steven Shackleton told us about his great uncle, Thomas Edwards from Ironbridge. During the First World War, Tommy Edwards was a Corporal in the King’s…

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Major H C Matthews

Major H C Matthews

Major Harold Carey Matthews was born in 1879, son of F W W Matthews, he went on to join the 4th Battalion Green Howards where…

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Herbert Mills

Herbert Mills

Submitted by John H Mills – who wanted to tell the story of his grandfather. Herbert Mills was born on 16th May 1879 in Huddersfield,…

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John MacKenzie

John MacKenzie

Elspeth De Montes told us about her grandad John MacKenzie, a carpenter, who was called up in August 1914. “John had been working as a…

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John B Lishman

John B Lishman

John Benson Lishman was nearly 47 when he was called up to join the London Electrical Engineers in February 1918 as a Pioneer. While his…

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John Smith

John Smith

Jane Metcalfe visited the museum and outlined the story of her father, John Smith. He was born in Dundee, Forfar in 1883. After working as…

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George Cattermole

George Cattermole

George William Cattermole was born in Tudhoe County Durham in 1889 to George, a colliery worker, and Mary. He had two elder sisters called Sarah…

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William John Blore

William John Blore

Submitted by Andrew Fynn. William John Blore was my Great Grandfather and was born in Leeds in 1877. He enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment as…

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Richard Adams

Richard Adams

Meryl Abbey sent us some information about her great uncle, Richard William Adams. Richard served with the Yorkshire Regiment, arriving in France on 25th March…

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German prisoners of war

German prisoners of war

The site of Richmond Camp as it was first called was suggested by Robert Baden Powell while he was based at Richmond Castle as Inspector-General…

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Robert Moverley

Robert Moverley

Information provided by Marion Moverley. Robert Thackwray Moverley was born on the 3rd March 1896 at Woodside Farm Sessay near Thirsk in North Yorkshire to…

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Capt Frank Walker MC

Capt Frank Walker MC

Frank Walker joined the 4th (Territorial) Battalion East Yorks in Sept 1914. He served as a private in France until being commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in…

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Bert Brocklesby

Bert Brocklesby

Bert Brocklesby, a school teacher from Doncaster, applied for exemption from military service early in 1916 on religious grounds. Bert went before his local and…

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Regimental Chapel, St Mary’s Church

Regimental Chapel, St Mary’s Church

In 1930 St Mary’s Parish Church offered the Lady Chapel as a memorial chapel for the Green Howards. This gift recognised that for over a…

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Henry Tissiman

Henry Tissiman

Carol Sheard of Richmond shared these details with us about her grandfather. Henry Tissiman was born on 10 July 1892. Aged 22, he enlisted on…

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Marlein Family

Marlein Family

The German invasion through Belgium at the outset of WW1, as part of the infamous Shleiffen plan, resulted in the inevitable refugees. Of these refugees…

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Otto Wedgwood

Otto Wedgwood

Otto Wedgewood was born in July 1882 at Bredgar in Kent to Rowland and Annie Wedgwood. He was a descendant of Thomas Wedgwood, the elder…

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Thomas Henry Wright

Thomas Henry Wright

Lorna Pound visited us on one of our drop-in days to share the story of her grandfather, 58755 Sapper Thomas Henry (Harry) Wright. Harry was…

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Rees Brothers

Rees Brothers

George Frederick Gywn Rees and his younger brother Charles Bernard Russell Rees from Leicestershire both joined the Yorkshire Regiment during the First World War. Their…

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Alfred Martlew

Alfred Martlew

Alfred Martlew was a member of the No-Conscription Fellowship and the Independent Labour Party. He was uncompromising in his stance against the war but despite…

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Alfred Myers

Alfred Myers

Alfred Myers came from a large family in East Cleveland and before the war worked with two of his brothers in the ironstone mines. A…

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Horace Stoney

Horace Stoney was born on 7th December 1897. He was baptised in February 1898 at the Free Methodist Chapel, in Leeds close to where they…

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Howson Brothers

Howson Brothers

Three members of the same family served with the Lincolnshire Regiment. Seth William George Howson served with the regiment and received both the Queens South…

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James Allen

James Allen

Judith Farrah told us about her great-grandfather James Allen, who’s joinery business contributed to the war effort on the Home Front. “James Allen was born…

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William Smith

William Smith

Maureen Hunt told us about her grandfather, William Smith. William was born around 1883 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and worked as a bath attendant at Matlock…

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Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell was born in West Scrafton, Coverdale on 21 October 1895. He served with the Yorkshire Regiment, initially joining before the war with the…

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Percival Dunning

Percival Dunning

Percival Dunning was born in 1889 in Thormanby Yorkshire. By 1901 he is listed as Perewal Dunning residing in Coxwold Easingwold. He is living in…

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Blackbird Baggott

Blackbird Baggott

Howard Muckle a resident of Richmond for the last 50 years (via Corbridge and Newcastle) provided this story of his grandfather, Blackbird Baggott. Blackbird Baggott…

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David Logan

David Logan

Mairi Featherstone visited the museum to see if we could find out a little about her grandfather, David Logan’s First World War service. After a…

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Ernest John Tyler

Ernest John Tyler

Deirdre Tyler of Richmond explained the story of Ernest (Ernie) John Tyler to us at one of our drop-in days. Ernie was born on 23…

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Gardner Kennedy

Gardner Kennedy

Helen Bennett visited the museum to tell us about Gardner Kennedy. (William Robert) Gardner Kennedy was my paternal Irish Grandmother’s first cousin. He was the…

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George Ernest Hurwood

George Ernest Hurwood

Vicky Hurwood provided this information about her grandfather, George Ernest Hurwood. He was born on 19 November at Scorton 1880 to Richard and Mary Hurwood….

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Wilfred Wood

Wilfred Wood

Wilfred Wood, an employee of the North Eastern Railway before the outbreak of war, served with the 5th battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. His commanding…

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George Johnson

George Johnson

Edith Purkiss wanted to tell us about her father’s war service. George Johnson Junior was a Richmond lad whose father, also called George had seen…

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Gosnay William Riley

Gosnay William Riley

Diane Hawthorne sent in a request for us to look into her grandfather’s First World War service – this is what we managed to discover….

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Henry Manning

Henry Manning

Vicky Hurwood visited the museum recently, amongst her stories was one about her grandfather Henry (Harry) Manning. 165485 Gunner Henry Manning enlisted on 6 September…

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Harold Moore

Harold Moore

Harold Moore was born around 1898 at Mirkport near Hawes, with his twin sister Hilda. He was the second youngest of a family of ten…

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John Francis Allan

John Francis Allan

John Francis Allan (pictured here as a child) was Vicky Hurwood’s great uncle. He was born in Richmond on 7 December 1886, the fifth son…

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John Stoney

John Stoney

Judith Farrar visited the museum to tell us about Rifleman John Stoney, the uncle of her husband, Don. John enlisted as R/41447 Private J Stoney,…

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Joseph Stoney

Joseph Stoney

Information from Judith Farrar which relates to her husband Don’s great-uncle. Joseph Stoney’s occupation before the war as a stonemason, a skilled trade which places…

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Septimus Allan

Septimus Allan

Vicky Hurwood’s great uncle, Septimus Frederick Herbert Allen was born in Richmond on 1 December 1891. He was the seventh son of Leonard and Mary…

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Joseph Whitwell Bainbridge

Joseph Whitwell Bainbridge

Information submitted by Mrs Audrey Grundy. Joseph Whitell Bainbridge was born in 1896, his family ran Bainbridge’s Drapers Shop in Richmond Marketplace. Which occupied the…

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Thomas Tidyman

Thomas Tidyman

Information submitted by Lynne Pengelly. Thomas William Tidyman known as Bill (although this may have only been after he moved to Bradford) Born 1st November…

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William Bowman

William Bowman

Not much is known about the service of Sergeant William Bowman of the Yorkshire Regiment. However, Stuart Hodgson a volunteer at the Green Howards Museum…

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George Ellis

George Ellis

Submitted by Pauline Blewis. George was born in Old Malton and joined the Green Howards in around 1905. In the same year he married Annie…

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Phyllis Margaret Jenkins

Phyllis Margaret Jenkins

Phyllis was born in Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales in 1892, the daughter of Margaret Jane and David Thomas Jenkins. She joined the British Red Cross on…

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General Sir E S Bulfin KCB CVO

General Sir E S Bulfin KCB CVO

Bulfin was born in Woodtown Park, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin in 1862. Although he attended Trinity College, Dublin, he did not take a degree, choosing a…

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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole

Submitted by Olivia Wallis of Richmond. Thomas Cole, son of Ben and Jane Cole, was born in Gainford, Durham in 1882, though the farming family…

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Private Percy Raworth

Private Percy Raworth

Percy Raworth was Judith Farrar’s grandfather’s cousin, she visited the museum to tell us his story. Percy Raworth was born in 1890 and attended Elmfield…

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2nd Lieutenant Arthur F Clarke

2nd Lieutenant Arthur F Clarke

2nd Lieutenant Arthur F Clarke was attending the 5th Battalion annual camp in Wales when war broke out. He spent the first months of the…

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2nd Lieutenant Richard Birkenhead Wilton

2nd Lieutenant Richard Birkenhead Wilton

Richard Birkenhead Wilton was the son of Charles and Elen Wilton of Stafford. After the outbreak of war Richard joined the 15th (Reserve) Battalion of…

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Arthur Bateman

Arthur Bateman

The story of Private Arthur Bateman was compiled by Margeret Sparke, his granddaughter. Arthur was born in 1879 – the son of William and Mary…

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Arthur Selwyn Morley

Arthur Selwyn Morley

Information submitted by Mrs Drury of Richmond. Arthur Selwyn Morley MC was one of nine children of a Weardale hill farmer who sold up in…

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Edward Methuen Stone

Edward Methuen Stone

The Green Howards Museum’s Fiona Hall shares her thoughts about Edward Methuen Stone, her maternal grandfather: “This picture shows my grandfather, Edward Stone, with my…

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Ernest Farrar

Ernest Farrar

Judith Farrar told us the story of Ernest Holdsworth Farrar, the Great Uncle of her husband, Don. Ernest Farrar was born in 1882 in Leeds,…

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Evelyn Fletcher

Evelyn Fletcher

Marion Moverley, a Richmond resident, provided us with information about her grandmother, Evelyn Fletcher. My grandmother was called Evelyn Fletcher and born in 1898 in…

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Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

Fiona Hall, Communications and Retail Manager at the Green Howards Museum submitted this story about one of the most important women of the First World…

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Jack Bell

Jack Bell

Story submitted by Mrs Drury. Jack (John Adam) Bell was the son of a gamekeeper at Langdon Beck in Teesdale, County Durham. He grew up…

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Jack Morley

Jack Morley

Mrs Drury of Richmond visited the museum to tell us about Jack Morley, her great uncle. Jack Morley was one of nine children of a…

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Nancy Bainbridge

Nancy Bainbridge

Story submitted by Mrs Drury, a resident of Richmond. Nancy Bainbridge was born in Weardale, County Durham in May 1894. She was one of eight…

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Percy Perry

Percy Perry

Information provided by Roger and Helen Raisbeck. Percy Charles Perry was born on 22 June 1886 to George and Selina Perry in Dorset, England. In…

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Tempest Carey Bullen

Tempest Carey Bullen

Submitted by Jennifer Bullen daughter in law of Lieutenant Bullen. Tempest Carey Bullen was born on the 28th of May 1898 in North Shields. He…

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William Billam

William Billam

Submitted by Pam Reed – William was her first cousin once removed. William Billam was born Robert William Beckwith Earsdon in Jarrow on 17 September…

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Captain Thomas Ernest Dufty

Captain Thomas Ernest Dufty

Captain Thomas Ernest Dufty 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment Captain Dufty was born in on the 30th of June 1880. His father was Arthur Richard Sykes…

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Clement Rose

Clement Rose

Clement Rose was the son of John and Mary Rose of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. His father was a mast-maker. He enlisted in the East Yorkshire Regiment…

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Earnest Tewson

Earnest Tewson

Colin Parker’s Grandfather, Earnest Tewson A/Cpl 13277 joined the Yorkshire regiment in Eston. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1915 Star, British War Medal…

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Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin was born on the 7th December 1881 in Cambridge and lived at ‘The Orchard’. He was the only son of Horace Darwin FRS…

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Ernest Pigg

Ernest Pigg

Ernest Pigg was the son of James and Maria Louise Pigg of 7 Langley Avenue, Thornaby on Tees. He enlisted in late 1914 and was…

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Ernest Wyatt Burnett

Ernest Wyatt Burnett

Gerald Burnett visited the museum to relate the story of his grandfather Ernest Wyatt Burnett. My Grandfather, Ernest Wyatt Burnett was born in Chudleigh, Devonshire,…

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Gilbert Davison Pitt Eykyn

Gilbert Davison Pitt Eykyn

Gilbert Davison Pitt Eykyn was born at the France Lynch parsonage in Gloucestershire on the 22nd August 1881. He was baptised on the 29th September…

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Harry Kinchin

Harry Kinchin

Harry was born sometime in the 2nd quarter of 1880 in Richmond North Yorkshire. He was the son of John James and Martha Kinchin of…

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Henry Robinson

Henry Robinson

Kevin Robinson of Dalton on Tees visited the Green Howards museum to tell us about his great great grandfather, Sergeant Henry Robinson MM. Henry joined…

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James McAndrew

James McAndrew

Deborah Hutchinson sent us this information about her Great Uncle, 459480 Driver James McAndrew, 450th Field Company, Royal Engineers. James was the oldest boy in…

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John Avery

John Avery

John Avery was a miner and lived at Felling on Tyne, Co. Durham. He was married to Elizabeth Anne Speight. He was 29 years old…

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John M Hewison

John M Hewison

John Matthew Hewison lived in Penshaw and enlisted at the start of the war at Shiney Row. He was the son of Matthew and Anne…

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John C Morris

John C Morris

John Charles Morris was from South Hetton. He was born in 1896 and was 18 when he enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment as 14136 Private…

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John M Osborne

John M Osborne

John Malcolm Osborne, submitter Jackie Wilson’s father, was born on 14th October 1888 to Frederick Osborne and Lydia Lindridge in Goudhurst Kent, having 7 siblings….

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John Sweeney

John Sweeney

John Sweeny was 22 years of age when he enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment in late 1914. He was the son of John and Mary…

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Norman Angus

Norman Angus

Norman Angus was born at Southwick, Co. Durham in 1890. He was working as a miner prior to enlisting in September 1914. He was posted…

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Percival Charles du Sautoy Leather

Percival Charles du Sautoy Leather

Teresa Maxwell came into the museum to tell us about her grandfather, Percival Charles du Sautoy Leather. Captain Leather was born at Cramond near Edinburgh…

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Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver was 22 years old when he enlisted at Cramlington in September 1914. He was from Esh Winning, Crook, Co. Durham and was a…

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Robert Codling

Robert Codling

Robert Codling was the son of John and Elizabeth Codling of 13 Revesby Street, Tyne Dock, South Shields. At the outbreak of war he enlisted…

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Private Alfred Arthur Hibben

Private Alfred Arthur Hibben

Submitted by Christine Gayton Private Alfred Arthur Hibben was my great uncle Private Hibben served in his home regiment, The 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal…

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Captain Frank Woodcock

Captain Frank Woodcock

Captain Frank Woodcock 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment Captain Woodcock, who was only 22 years of age, was the youngest son of John and…

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Arthur John Buchanan Richardson

Arthur John Buchanan Richardson

Arthur John Buchanan Richardson Arthur was born in Guisborough North Yorkshire in the first quarter 1895. He was the eldest son of Colonel William Richardson,…

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Catherine Walls

Catherine Walls

Valerie Slater of Coverdale provided this story about her grandmother, Catherine Walls – a happy and unusual tale wherein all 5 of her sons survived…

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Lt Henry Stanley Tempest Bullen

Lt Henry Stanley Tempest Bullen

Jennifer Bullen visited the museum to show us the memorial plaque to Lt Henry Stanley Tempest Bullen, her father-in-laws elder brother. Harry Bullen of ‘D’…

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John Vivian Nancarrow

John Vivian Nancarrow

John Vivian Nancarrow was born on the 6th June 1885 in Middlesbrough. He was eldest son of George and Charlotte Nancarrow of ‘Ravenscroft’ at Grove…

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Captain M J Kavanagh

Captain M J Kavanagh

Information submitted by Liz Thompson, a resident of Richmond. Michael Joseph Kavanagh (Liz’s Great-Uncle) was born in Walsall, Staffordshire on 20 February 1879. He joined…

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Private George Brown

Private George Brown

Shirley Stephenson visited the museum to tell about the story and final letters of 5444 Private George Brown, 7th battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, the youngest brother…

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Duncan Harvie

Duncan Harvie

Vicki Walker of Little Crakehall called into the museum to show us a photograph of Duncan Harvie, her grandfather. The photo is a postcard addressed…

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Sapper Joseph William Colling

Sapper Joseph William Colling

William Colling – Sunderland Joseph William Colling was the father of Brenda Crinall of Little Crakehall, who called in at the museum with a friend…

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Sergeant William James Denton Milson D.C.M.

Sergeant William James Denton Milson D.C.M.

Sergeant William James Denton Milson 7813 D.C.M. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. This story was submitted by Andrew Hume Voegeli. Serjeant Milson was the brother of…

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Edward Barker

Edward Barker

Edward was the Great Uncle of Robert Raw and Margaret Hird, who visited the museum during one of our Ribbon of Remembrance drop-in days. Edward,…

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Walter G Barker

Walter G Barker

Walter Gorner Barker was born in Richmond on 2 August 1889. For a time he lived with his family at 71 Frenchgate. He worked as…

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Private George W Kidson MM

Private George W Kidson MM

Margaret Carrigan visited the museum on a recent drop-in day, to tell the story of her father, 38026 Private George W Kidson of C Company,…

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Alfred W Salmon

Alfred W Salmon

Alfred was born around June 1882 at Thornaby near Stockton, the son of Thomas Salmon, a foreman brewer. Alfred would eventually become an assistant grocer…

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L Cpl Thomas M Coates

L Cpl Thomas M Coates

Thomas was born around 1883 to George and Margaret Coates. George was a farm worker. By 1901 the family was living at Marsett in Raydaleside…

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Albany D Scott

Albany D Scott

Albany was born on the 18th April 1882 to Robert Scott and Elizabeth Bridgwood in Bradford, Yorkshire and was 32 years old when war broke…

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Harold Binks

Harold Binks

Harold was born in 1894 in Well, a small hamlet to the east of Masham in North Yorkshire. He was the eldest of five children…

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Joseph D Raw MM

Joseph D Raw MM

Joseph was born around 1897 in Aysgarth North Yorkshire. His father James was a cowman on a local farm. The 1911 census shows one other…

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John William Lodge

John William Lodge

John was born on the 8th August 1855, the only son of Robert and Mary Lodge of ‘The Rookery’ Bishopdale near Aysgarth. He was educated…

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Arthur Dobson

Arthur Dobson

Submitted by Paul Elliott. Many people will, no doubt, have the same experience as myself, in that my grandparents and parents never discussed or talked…

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Edwin Scriminger

Edwin Scriminger

Submitted by Paul Elliott. My maternal grandfather, Edwin Scriminger, was born in 1892 and worked as a bricklayer living in the Leeds suburb of Meanwood….

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George Dobson

George Dobson

Submitted by Paul Elliott. George was a Great Uncle, the younger brother of my paternal Grandmother. I had no knowledge of his existence until recently….

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Jack Charlton

Jack Charlton

Sergeant John (Jack) Charlton joined the Army as a Territorial in 1908 when he enlisted in the 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own Yorkshire…

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John Mitton

John Mitton

John was born in October 1876, the eldest son of Warrin and Ellen Mitton of Hawes. His father Warrin was both a joiner and a…

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Joseph Allen

Joseph Allen

Joseph (third from left) was born around 1884 in Ainderby Steeple near Northallerton in North Yorkshire. He was the eldest of five children to Thomas…

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Norton Elliott

Norton Elliott

Submitted by Paul Elliott. My grandfather, Norton Elliott, was born in Rothwell, near Leeds, in 1890 and worked as a miner. In August 1914, at…

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Reginald Howes

Reginald Howes

Ruth Kendon came into the museum and told us the story of her father, Reginald Howes. Reginald Howes (1889-1977) attended the University of London Officer…

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Samuel Kirk Lambert

Samuel Kirk Lambert

Samuel was born in 1894 at Askrigg. His mother, Frances, was 20 years old and single. However, 5 years later she married Wilfred Kirk, the…

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William Helmsley

William Helmsley

William was born in 1897 in the village of Thoralby, near Aysgarth, in the North Yorkshire Dales. Birth registrations show he was born in the…

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William Rutley

William Rutley

William was the son of William and Mary Rutley of 8 Mabal Street, Middlesbrough. He enlisted in late 1914 and was posted to the 8th…

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Edmund Staveley

Edmund Staveley

Edmund was born around 1885. Little is known of Edmund’s early life. In 1901 the sixteen year old Edmund was living at Park House, the…

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Fred Shaw

Fred Shaw

Fred, the fourth child of five to Ned and Ann Shaw, was born around 1884 at Slaithwaite near Huddersfield. His father Ned was a railway…

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Fred Sheilds

Fred Sheilds

Fred was the youngest son of Joseph Shields, a Castle Bolton plumber and tinsmith. He was born around 1897. The 1911 census shows the family…

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John Pattern

John Pattern

John was born in Leeds on the 31st July 1892. He was the eldest of five children. The family obviously moved round the country a…

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Lt Turnbull

Lt Turnbull

Sumbitted by John Young. My great uncle David Stevens Gibson Turnbull, the elder brother of my grandmother, was born in Edinburgh on 7th September 1890….

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Thomas Outhwaite

Thomas Outhwaite

The Outhwaite family came to live in Stalling Busk in the Raydaleside area near Bainbridge in the 1730s to farm the land. Thomas’s father William…

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Cpl W G Padden

Cpl W G Padden

Anthea Dunne dropped into the museum with a photo of her father (pictured in the centre of the group), and after a little research she…

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William Hird

William Hird

William Hird was nominated for the Ribbon of Remembrance by Dianne Evans, and his story illustrates a problem that can occur with records that are…

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Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan

Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan

Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan was born on the 24th December 1868 in Edinburgh. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! North Devon and…

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George Butterworth

George Butterworth

At the outbreak of the First World War, George Butterworth was being described as the most promising British composer of his day. George was born…

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J W Horn

J W Horn

John was born in 1896 in Leyburn North Yorkshire. In 1900 the family moved to Burtersett near Hawes where John’s father Jeremiah worked as a…

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John O’Hern

John O’Hern

John O’Hern is buried in Reeth Road cemetery, Richmond. He died of his wounds after the end of the First World War on 1 February…

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K R Henderson

K R Henderson

Kenneth Henderson was born on the 29th May 1895 at Sutton in Surrey, the third and youngest child of Robert and Janie Henderson. His father…

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Marguerite McArthur

Marguerite McArthur

Marguerite was born on the 25th March 1892 in Kensington London. From an early age she had a love of books. She attended Norland Place…

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Nellie Spindler

Nellie Spindler

Nellie Spindler was born in Wakefield in September 1891. Nellie was her actual Christian name, being baptised on the 11th November 1891. In 1911 Nellie…

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Olive Yeates

Olive Yeates

Olive was born on the 29th August 1899 in Harrogate. The 1911 census shows Olive living at home with parents George and Miriam, and baby…

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Captain Robert Murray

Captain Robert Murray

Robert Henry Murray lived with his family lived at West Cottage, Richmond. He was educated at Richmond Grammar School, and attended Selwyn College, Cambridge –…

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Thomas Walton

Thomas Walton

Thomas was born around 1894 in Appleby Westmorland and settled in Hawes before the Great War. He married a local girl and had a family…

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Wilfred Whitfield

Wilfred Whitfield

Wilfred was born in March 1896 in Marske by the Sea near Redcar on the East coast. When he was young his family moved to…

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2nd Lt G H Smith

2nd Lt G H Smith

In October 1915 Geoffrey Howard Smith was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion from being a member of the ranks of the…

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2nd Lt. Hadow

2nd Lt. Hadow

Gerald Francis Hadow was born in Scarborough in 1895, the son of Colonel A de S Hadow of the XIX Regiment of Foot (the Green…

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2nd Lt W Buckle

2nd Lt W Buckle

Information submitted by Mark Tovey, William Buckle is Mark’s wife’s great uncle. William Buckle was born in Middlesbrough. In 1914 he was a 21-year-old clerk…

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Albert Norris

Albert Norris

265990 Private Albert Norris served in the Yorkshire Regiment, joining up sometime after January 1915. For his service during the First World War he was…

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Captain Amis

Captain Amis

Submitted by Robert Amis. Captain Henry Amis (Robert’s grandfather) was commissioned into the 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant on 12…

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Harry Binks

Harry Binks

Story from Harry Binks, via Val Slater of Coverdale. Harry was named after his father, whose story is outlined below. My father, Harry Binks, was…

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Captain John Maughan

Captain John Maughan

John was born on the 4th January 1890 at East Witton in North Yorkshire and was the eldest son of John and Annie Maughan. They…

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Hugh Levin

Hugh Levin

Born in York, 16th of January 1886, the son of Major H L M Levin, 19th Foot (the Green Howards). Commissioned as Second Lieutenant on…

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Elsie Maud Inglis

Elsie Maud Inglis

Elsie was born on the 16th August 1864 at Naini Tal in India. Her father John Forbes David Inglis was a chief commissioner in the…

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Henry Barningham Simpson

Henry Barningham Simpson

Alan Simpson, a resident of Richmond called into the musueum to tell us about his grandfather. After months of collecting stories from the time of…

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Sgt Percy Lelliott DCM

Sgt Percy Lelliott DCM

Submitted by Ron Taylor, “raised in Shute Road Catterick Camp, moved to Scotton and was schooled in Richmond before wandering around with the forces”……who wanted…

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Philip Baker

Philip Baker

Marcia Howard submitted this photo of her father, Philip Baker (right) and her Uncle Leslie – both ready to defend King and Country in 1915….

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Arthur Bateman

Arthur Bateman

Submitted by Rachel Blenkinsop. Arthur Bateman (Rachel’s maternal grandfather) served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. The photograph of him with his peers shows that…

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John Mattison

John Mattison

Alyson Swift contacted us through our website to tell us about her great grandfather, John Mattison. John was from Richmond and was called up on…

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Driver John Marwood

Driver John Marwood

Submitted by Peter Marwood, a long term resident of Richmond. I was brought up on my late father’s farm in Langthorne near Bedale. Driver John…

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Ernest Pilcher

Ernest Pilcher

Peter Seaden-Jones visited us at a drop-in session at Richmond Station. From a photograph of his grandfather, we have managed to piece together the key…

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Robert Baden Powell

Robert Baden Powell

Submitted by Neil Duncan of the 8th Darlington (Cockerton Green) Scout Group. Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB, DL…

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Dixon Overfield

Dixon Overfield

Si Wheeler submitted the story of his great grandfather, Dixon Overfield, but it’s also a great example of the impact of war on all those…

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Joseph Hatton

Joseph Hatton

Submitted by Michael Kent. Joseph Hatton was my dad. I only recently learnt about his early life. Dad never spoke about the First World War….

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Sidonie van Eepoel

Sidonie van Eepoel

Sidonie van Eepoel died just a few months before the end of the First World War at the age of 40. Her family story is…

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Flora Sandes

Flora Sandes

Researched by John Mills. Flora Sandes was the only woman to officially fight on the front line during WW1, having joined the Serbian Army. Flora…

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Betty Stevenson

Betty Stevenson

Betty was born on the 3rd September 1896 in Clifton in the Bootham area of York. She came from a well off middle class background…

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Sister Kate Luard

Sister Kate Luard

Sister Katherine (Kate) Evelyn Luard Kate was born in Averley Essex on the 29th June 1872, the daughter of the vicar and the tenth of…

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Leslie Hanson Marriage

Leslie Hanson Marriage

Reasearched by John Mills. Leslie Hanson Marriage was born in Chelmsford in 1892. He was educated at Marlborough College from 1905 to 1910 and in…

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Herbert John Friend

Herbert John Friend

Researched by John Mills Herbert was born on the 16th June 1885 in India. He was baptised on the 8th July 1885 at St John’s…

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Edoardo Giovanoli

Edoardo Giovanoli

Information submitted by John Holdsworth. Edoardo Giovanoli was born in Samedan, Switzerland in April 1889, but by around 1907 he had moved to Filey in…

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Arthur Arnett

Arthur Arnett

Molly Copland visited the Green Howards Museum to tell us about her uncle Arthur Edward Arnett. Arthur Arnett was born in Wakefield on 3rd July…

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Cecil Christian Jervelund

Cecil Christian Jervelund

Researched by Katy Douthwaite Cecil Christian Jervelund was born in 1891, the son of a Danish Merchant, Albert Neilson Jervelund, becoming a naturalised British citizen…

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Major Charles Organ

Major Charles Organ

Photographic research by Stuart Hodgson. Charles Organ had a long career in the army before arriving at Richmond Depot and acting as Recruiting Officer during…

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Ernest Scriminger

Ernest Scriminger

Submitted by Paul Elliott. My Great Uncle, Ernest Scriminger was born in Leeds in 1886. He was the eldest son in a family of 4…

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Oliver H Ball

Oliver H Ball

Photograph discovered in the archives of the Green Howards Museum by Stuart Hodgson, with information from Nottinghamshire County Council’s website. Second Lieutenant Oliver Ball was…

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Captain Leonard Yorke MC

Captain Leonard Yorke MC

Born in Church Fenton, Yorkshire in 1889, Leonard Yorke’s life was to come to a tragic conclusion ten years after the First World War came…

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Major T E Young

Major T E Young

Submitted by Will Young. 1/6th (Perthshire) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Thomas Young (TEY), my grandfather, was born in 1874 and commissioned into 4th (Volunteer)…

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2nd Lieutenant Thomas Charles Goode M.B.E.

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Charles Goode M.B.E.

Researched by John Mills. Born 27th of January 1880 Thomas was the son of Sergeant Valentine Goode also of the Yorkshire Regiment and his mother was…

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4/7766 Private Thomas Holmes

4/7766 Private Thomas Holmes

Mary Burn visited the Green Howards Museum to tell us about her father’s cousin, Thomas Holmes. Prior to the outbreak of the First World War,…

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William McNally VC

William McNally VC

William was born on the 16th December 1894 in the village of Murton in County Durham. At 14 he would follow his father down the…

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William Tuck

William Tuck

Submitted by Marcia Howard. William Tuck was brother to my maternal grandmother Emma Clifford (nee Tuck) in Gloucestershire, my mother’s Uncle Willie, and therefore my…

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Arnold Lupton Shaw

Arnold Lupton Shaw

Researched by John Mills. Arnold was born on the 19th January 1896 in Harrogate Yorkshire. His Army career started with the 5th Lancers with which…

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2nd Lieutenant Philip Mayne

2nd Lieutenant Philip Mayne

Philip Mayne was the last surviving British officer from World War One to die. He died at the age of 107 years and 139 days…

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Herbert Lawson Riley

Herbert Lawson Riley

Midshipman Herbert Lawson Riley Ann Luxmoore came to one of our drop-in sessions at The Station to tell us about her Uncle, Herbert Lawson Riley….

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Oakley Alsop Browning

Oakley Alsop Browning

Researched by Will Young. Second Lieutenant Oakley Alsop Browning is burried in the cemetery in Catterick Village. He enlisted on 6th October 1915 as 9587…

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Evan Francis Kerruish

Evan Francis Kerruish

Researched by Will Young. Born on 20th July 1897 at Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada, Evan Kerruish was destined to be burried in distant Catterick at…

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Warwick McCartney

Warwick McCartney

Submitted by Wendy Patch I am the granddaughter of the much celebrated Harry Patch, who is famous, for the most part because he survived the…

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Robert William Watson

Robert William Watson

Submitted by Jon Bemrose. Robert William Watson was the Fourth son of Alfred and Annie Watson, of 15, Ashville St., Bridlington. Before the outbreak of…

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Reginald James Owen Thompson

Reginald James Owen Thompson

Submitted by Josephine Parker. My Uncle – Reginald James Owen Thompson (son of Owen Thompson who is featured elsewhere on the Ribbon of Remembrance) lied…

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Owen Thompson

Owen Thompson

Submitted by Josephine Parker. My Grandfather, Owen Thompson served in The Northamptonshire Regiment, he trained new recruits during the First World War. During the war…

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Joseph Snowden Atkinson

Joseph Snowden Atkinson

Submitted by Mavis Marwood a resident of Richmond for the last 10 years. Private Joseph Snowden Atkinson (204103) was my grandfather. He was born in…

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John Albert Lancaster

John Albert Lancaster

Submitted by Glennis Robson. John Albert Lancaster was my uncle, he was my mother’s elder brother (13 years older). My mother spoke of much loved…

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Albert Victor Taylor

Albert Victor Taylor

Submitted by David Taylor. Albert Victor Taylor was my great uncle. He was born in Middlesbrough in 1897, the son of Thomas and Margaret Taylor…

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John Lionel Calvert Booth

John Lionel Calvert Booth

John Lionel Calvert Booth – research by John Broom Born in Catterick Village in 1876, he worked as a farmer and then became a 2nd…

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Arthur Godman

Arthur Godman

Arthur was born at Smeaton Hall , Great Smeaton, Northallerton, Yorkshire on the 9th September 1877. He was the son of Colonel A. F. Godman….

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Private Charles Percy Tempest

Private Charles Percy Tempest

Researched by Paul Gayton. Private Tempest was in the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment and he was killed on the 1st of July 1916…

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2nd Lt J S Purvis

2nd Lt J S Purvis

Canon John Purvis OBE (1890-1968) Canon John Purvis was an extremely talented artist and photographer. He is best remembered however for his historical and literary…

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Hugh Morkill

Hugh Morkill

Hugh Bernard (Bobby) Morkill Hugh was born on the 1st October 1896 at Austhorpe Lodge, Whitkirk, Leeds. His father, John William Morkill, had married Hannah…

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John Magee

John Magee

Christine Howie (née Magee) visited the museum to tell us about the sad story of her Grandfather, John Magee who was born in Birkdale in…

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Harry Patch

Harry Patch

When canvassing the local businesses for information about characters from the time of the First World War for our Ribbon of Remembrance, a major surprise…

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2nd Lt Geoffrey Roper MC

2nd Lt Geoffrey Roper MC

Submitted by Zoe Johnson at the Richmondshire Museum. Geoffrey Stapleton Rowe Roper 2nd Lieutenant Alexandra Princess of Wales Own, Yorkshire Regiment. His Canadian service records…

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Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher “Kit” George Francis Maurice Cradock KCVO CB SGM

Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher “Kit” George Francis Maurice Cradock KCVO CB SGM

Cradock was born at Hartforth, Richmond, North Yorkshire. After attending Richmond School, he entered the Royal Navy in 1875 he was promoted to rear-admiral in…

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Lt Herbert Webb

Lt Herbert Webb

Herbert Webb was born in Richmond on 5th April 1882. He followed his father, James into the Green Howards. Joining as a boy in 1900,…

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Thomas Holman

Thomas Holman

Thomas Holman, great-grandfather of Carl Watts, the Green Howard Museum’s Learning Officer, worked as a boiler maker at the Wellington Foundry in Lincoln. At the…

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Harold Carey Matthews

Harold Carey Matthews

Major Harold Carey Matthews was born in 1879, son of F W W Matthews, he went on to join the 4th Battalion Green Howards where…

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Harold Surtees

Harold Surtees

Jonathan Helm submitted this information about his Great Grandfather, Harold Surtees. Lance Corporal Surtees (2048/200407), was born in West Hartlepool and lived in Great Ayton….

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Henry Parker

Henry Parker

Henry Parker In October 2015 the Green Howards Museum was contacted by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC). Human remains had…

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Thomas Ginger

Thomas Ginger

Lieutenant Thomas Ginger. Signals Officer. 4th Battalion. Thomas Ginger was awarded the Military Cross as a result of his bravery during the German ‘Spring Offensive’…

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Lt Col Edward Pickard OBE

Lt Col Edward Pickard OBE

When Edward Pickard died in 1928 at the age of 56 he had given 36 years of his life to the Green Howards. Most of…

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Mary Devas Marshall MM

Mary Devas Marshall MM

Mary Wilkinson (née Marshall and usually known as Molly) died in Winchester in 1983 at the age of 90. Mary had originally enlisted in the…

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Brig-Gen T W Stansfeld

Brig-Gen T W Stansfeld

The Stansfeld family have many connections with the regiment. Both Thomas and his brother older brother ‘Jock’ served with the regiment in 1880s and 1890s….

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Pte J F Firby

Private Firby was born in 1883 and came from Richmond, living at 49 Newbiggin. He enlisted on 12th December 1914 at the age of 31….

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Pte W L Robinson

Pte W L Robinson

William Lincoln Robinson was born in 1897, the son of a farmer. By the time of the 1911 census his mother had died and he…

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Samuel Staite

Samuel Staite

    This is 65038 Private Samuel Revel Staite, born in 1878, a native of Leeds and self-employed house painter. He joined the army in…

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Bill Moore

Bill Moore

At over six feet tall and 22 stone, Bill Moore must have been an impressive sight! While originally from Wells, he made his way to…

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Herbert Read DSO, MC

Herbert Read DSO, MC

Herbert Read served in the 2nd, 7th and 10th battalions of the Yorkshire Regiment from 1915 to 1918. During his time in service he was…

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Florence Hilda Lily Biggs

Florence Hilda Lily Biggs

Florence was born on the 19th of October 1899 in Boxted, Essex, United Kingdom to Ellen Biggs and Henry Ernest Biggs. She enrolled as a VAD…

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Gertrude Berry

Gertrude was born in 1891, She spent the war as a nurse in the Other Empire Force, Voluntary Aid Detachment, QAIMNS. She was sent straight…

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Thomas William Richmond

Thomas William Richmond

Submitted by Anthony Sidlow. Corporal Thomas Richmond (19039) served with 6th Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment. He was born in Hunslet, Leeds in 1888, and was…

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Fred Ward

Fred Ward

Submitted by Jon Bemrose. Private Fred Ward (50236) born 1898 in East Yorkshire. Working as a lad porter on the railway at Ampleforth before joining…

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James Scott Bainbridge

James Scott Bainbridge

Submitted by Pat Burgess. James Scott Bainbridge was born on 10 October 1887, the youngest of three sons, to William and Isabella, the family lived…

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Austin Graham

Austin Graham

Submitted by Pat Burgess. The Graham family were local to Barnard Castle, they lived on The Bank, where father John had a chemist and grocery…

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Joseph Taylor

Joseph Taylor

Submitted by Angela Atkinson. L/Sgt Joseph (Joe) Taylor – shown in the picture on the wall – served in 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Joe was…

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Metcalfe Close

Metcalfe Close

Submitted by Pat Burgess. Ralph Metcalfe and Elizabeth Close were possibly unmarried when their eldest son was born towards the end of 1893 at Gunnerside….

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Wilfred Carver

Wilfred Carver

Submitted by Angie Atkinson. Wilfred Carver, Royal Marines Light Infantry (16955), was born in 1895. He died on the 26th of November 1914 while on…

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Willimina ‘Minnie’ Melville

Willimina ‘Minnie’ Melville

Willimina ‘Minnie’ Melville 28/04/1886–11/02/1967 Minnie was born in Johnshaven, Scotland and volunteered for the British Red Cross in November 1916. She was initially stationed at…

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Batchie Griffiths

Batchie Griffiths

Elizabeth Jane Griffiths known as Batchie Born in Llandingat, Carmarthenshire, in 1899. Batchie was enrolled with the Red Cross at the age of 18 and…

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Maud Florence Hoare

Maud Florence Hoare

Maud Florence Hoare Maud was living in Ashford in Middlesex when she enrolled as a VAD for the British Red Cross. She joined in January…

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George and Gertrude Laws, and their children

George and Gertrude Laws, and their children

Submitted by Mike Crisp. Private 47165 George Laws was by trade a painter and decorator from the small market town of Beccles, Suffolk. He joined…

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Frederick Crisp

Frederick Crisp

Submitted by Mike Crisp. Private 85882 Frederick Crisp, from Beccles, served in 2 regiments initially the 5th Royal Irish Lancers and subsequently the 8th Battalion…

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Albert Clifford

Albert Clifford

Submitted by Marcia Howard, a resident of Richmond. Albert William George Clifford was my maternal Grandfather born at Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire in 1886. Prior to…

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