Private PO/16725 H.M.S. Bayano Royal Marine Light Infantry KIA 11/05/1915 Aged 18. Born Hunsingore nr Wetherby. Son of Thomas Born Easingwold 1862 and Fanny Francis M Harrison Married Easingwold 1886. At 05.15 am 11/05/1915 captained by Commander Henry Cecil Carr HMS Bayano was sunk on the way from Clyde to Liverpool by U 27 (Commanded by Captain Wegener) off the coast of Dumfries and Galloway Scotland. It was reported in the Times newspaper that the Bayano sank in less than three minutes taking 195 mens lives with only 26 men surviving. Remembered Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Memorial Thorp Arch.
May 8th 1915 Thorp Arch Lads End Arthur Archer third son of Thomas Archer, a marine, perished on board HMS Bayano, which was torpedoed by the Germans. Only 19 years of age Arthur had been in the senior Service for two years, most of which was spent in Portsmouth. Prior to visiting his home at christmas, he took part in action off Ostend and helped to capture 200 German prisoners. One of a family of twelve children, one of his sisters is married and resides in Australia while another sister has sailed for Canada just last week.
ARTHUR IS REMEMBERED ON HIS PARENTS GRAVESTONE IN THORP ARCH CHURCHYARD.
HMS Bayano postcard advertising trips to Costa Rica, Panama and other South American countrys.
H.M.S Bayano which was built in 1913 and was actually a cruise liner and was commissioned at the outbreak of war to be used as an auxillery cruiser, she was nearly 6,000 tons with a top speed of 14 knots.
DICKINSON Ernest Clarke
Lance Corporal 60228 10th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers DOW 27/09/1917 Aged 32. Born Brearton Knaresbrough. Son of William and Eleanor Husband of Mary A King Married 1912. CWGC 46 Regent Avenue Harrogate. 1911 Clint Hampsthwaite Pately Bridge Occupation House Joiner. Enlisted Boston Spa 187420 Royal Army Service Corps. Memorial Thorp Arch.
Laid to Rest Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium.
GRIFFITH Allix James William
Lieutenant G Company 2nd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment KIA 25/03/1917 Aged 22. Born 1896 Punjab India. Son of the Reverand Henry Wager M.A Born Sandhutton 1850 Died 1932 and Eleanor Eva ? Born Secunderabad Madras India 1863. CWGC Thorp Arch Vicarage Wounded at St. Eloi 1915. Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq. Memorial Thorp Arch.
Private 202151 6th Bn Leicestershire Regiment KIA 05/10/1917 Aged 19. Born Thorp Arch 1898. Son of Thomas Born 1860 Tadcaster and Ellen Inman Born Thorp Arch 1864 Married Thorp Arch 1889. CWGC/1911 The Green Thorp Arch School News boy. Enlisted Wetherby West Yorkshire Regiment 29411.. Memorial Thorp Arch.
Remembered Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.
MERRY George William Henry Ingham
Second Lieutenant 16th Bn Machine Gun Corps KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 34. Born Inverness Scotland 1884. Son of Reverend Joseph John Merry and Florence Hannah Ingham Married 1882 St John The Evangelist Wortley De Leeds. CWGC 12 St Johns Terrace Belle Isle Leeds. 1911 Residence Burnhams Cottage Thorp Arch Occupation Architect. Enlisted 16/06/1915 Colsterdale 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals 15/1537. Lance Corporal 15/07/1915. Lance Sergeant 01/09/1916. Commissioned 25/10/1916. George went to Egypt with the Leeds Pals and fought at Serre Somme being one of the few to survive on the first day of the Somme. Memorial Thorp Arch. PHOTO ON ANCESTERY
Laid to Rest Templeaux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery Somme France.