ACOMB George Dobson

Private 47089 25th Tyneside Irish Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 23/04/1917 Aged 33. Born Full Sutton Nr York 1884. Son of Dennison and Hannah Dobson Married 24/06/1883 Thorpe Bassett CWGC Barwick in Elmet. Husband of Caroline Banks Married 1910. CWGC/1911 Main Street Aberford Cowman on Farm. Enlisted Newcastle Upon Tyne West Yorkshire Regiment 33057. Memorial Aberford. Barwick in Elmet. Ireland Casualties of WW1. Brother Hubert Dennison KIA 26/09/1916 Aged 18.

Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery.


Gunner 37859 34th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery DOW 17/09/1914 Aged 29. Born Hyde Near Manchester 1885 Husband of Alice Mary Eyre Married 1909 Born 1881 Suton-Upon-Derwent near York. 1911 Little London Aberford Occupation Miner Bywork Man Pit Below Ground Memorial Aberford. Enlisted York Landed 16/08/1914. Laid to Rest Vailly British Cemetery Aisne France.

BLAKEY Morrison Alexander Dean

Boy 2nd Class J/33567 H. M. S. Ganges Royal Navy Died 20/03/1915 Aged 16. Born Acomb York 19/10/1898. Son of Alfred Born 1868 and Lily Garlick Married Acomb 1888. Born 1870. Residence 1911 Blue Coats School Peasholme Green York. Royal Naval records state that Morrison Died form a disease and is laid to rest in Campo Santo Cemetery Genoa Italy and that his mother was Catherino 36 Church Path Lillie Road Fulham unusual as HMS Ganges was a training ship in England. Laid to Rest Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery. Memorial Aberford.


Sapper 146237 130th Field Company Royal Engineers KIA 05/11/1917 Aged 26. Born Aberford. Son of John George and Sarah Alice Residence 1911 Parlington Near Aberford Occupation Apprentice Joiner. Enlisted Garforth 10/12/1915 Residence Bunkers Hill Aberford Landed France 11/08/1916. Laid to Rest Gorre British and Indian Cemetery Pas de Calais France.  Memorial Aberford.

COCKREM James William

Corporal 619526 509th Agriculture Company Labour Corps DIED 03/01/1920 Aged 31. Born Aberford 1888. Son of James and Louisa Page Married Aberford 1872. Husband of Agnes Eleanor Rhodes Married Tadcaster 1908. CWGC Northern Cottages Aberford. 1911 Grove Cottages Occupation Farm Labourer. Enlisted East Yorkshire Regiment 6928. Memorial Aberford.


Private 11584 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment DOW 14/11/1915 Aged 27. Born Trysull Staffordshire 1888.  Enlisted York. Landed France 13/07/1915. Son of William and Catherine Aucott Married Wolverhampton 1880. Husband of Sarah A Allen Married Tadcaster 1915. Memorial Aberford.

Laid to Rest Maple Copse Cemetery Zillebeke near Ypres Belgium

Known to be buried in The cemetery which was destroyed during the war and only 25 bodies could be identified afterwards. Thomas is commemorated in Grave Special Memorial J20.

DAVIS Joseph Gilliam

Private 10208 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 09/08/1915 Aged 19. Born Lotherton 1896. Son of Charles William and Ann Elizabeth Wilson Married 1895 Aberford. 1911 Bunkers Hill Aberford Occupation Coal Camp Cleaner. Enlisted Leeds. Remembered Helles Memorial Turkey. Memorial Aberford.


Corporal 14079 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/04/1918 Aged 26. Born Parlington 1892. Son of George and Mary Ann Nulton Married 1872. CWGC Educated at St. Wilfred's Roman Catholic School Aberford. 1911 Park House Cottage Aberford Horseman on Farm. Enlisted Leeds Landed France 10/09/1915. Memorial Aberford.

Laid to Rest Forceville Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France.


Private 202270 2/4th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 03/05/1917 Aged 31. Born Aberford. Enlisted Garforth 5156. CWGC Son of George and Mary Ann of Saxton Tadcaster. Remembered Arras Memorial France.  Memorial Aberford. Wilfred was the brother of John Davison Remembered above.

DICKINSON Benjamin William

Private 47375 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry KIA 13/10/1918 Aged 22. Born Aberford 1896. Son of Benjamin and Alice Robshaw Married Barwick in Elmet 1883. CWGC Bunkers Hill Aberford Enlisted Leeds 19/02/1916 West Riding Regiment 51842. 07/10/1918 posted to Durham Light Infantry.19/08/1912 Benjamins mum recieved notification that her sons body had been exhumed and moved to Cross roads Cemetery. Laid to Rest Cross Roads Cemetery Fontaine-Au-Bois France. Memorial Aberford

FISHER Walter James
Trooper 1216 Household Battalion KIA 11/04/1917 Aged ? Born Batley. Enlisted London London Guards 3638 Landed France 15/10/1915. Memorial Aberford.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.


Corporal 129875 1st Bn Special Brigade Corps of Royal Engineers KIA 18/03/1918 Aged 28. Born Bradford. Son of George and Louisa Annie CWGC/1911 Hook Moor Lodge Aberford Occupation Estate Mason. Enlisted Colsterdale nr Masham 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals 15/1505.  Georges brother William also Joined the WesT yorkshire Regiment but in 1917 was sent to Micklefield Colliery as a miner. Laid to Rest Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery Lacouture France. Memorial Aberford.