Bilbrough is a village 4 Miles from Tadcaster.The War Memorial can be found outside St James Church. Thomas Fairfax the parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War lies in a tomb inside the church. Click here for more details on Bilbrough.

Colin Quickmire and members of the Bilbrough Battlefield Society have paid their respects over the years by visiting the last resting places of the men who gave their lives from the village have placed a record of the men inside the church. 


BROWN John Edward

Captain D Battery 113th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 14/09/1918 Aged 33. Born Bilbrough. Son of Edward Born Bilbrough 1848 Died 1906 and Sara Ann Priest Born Ackworth 1855 Married York 1876 Vol 9d Page 117. CWGC 126, Holgate Hill, York Residence Bilbrough Lodge. Memorial Bilbrough.

A plaque can be found on the wall inside Bilbrough Church remembering John.

Laid to Rest Hagle Dump Cemetery Belgium.

ROWLAND Rowland Basil Evan

Secound Lieutenant 16th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment KIA 27/07/1916 Aged 26. Born Sutton Coldfield Vol 6d Page 417 Son of Basil Morris Born Carmarthen Wales 1865 Died York 1946 and Linda Brownhill Born Bentley Walsall 1861 Married Carmarthen Wales 1887. Lindas father was called Rowland hence the reason for the name Rowland Basil Evan Rowland. In the 1911 Census Rowlands father is living in Bilbrough occupation Clerk to Clergy the house is described as having 14 rooms. Rowland was an Assistant Schoolmaster in Kings Norton Worcestershire. Memorial Bilbrough.

Laid to Rest Thiepval Memorial Somme France 

BEAN Albert Cecil

Private 40934 A Company 2nd Bn. Kings Own Scotish Borderers DOW 08/11/1917 Aged 21. Born Tadcaster. Son of Harrison Shillitoe Born: Ulleskelfe 1860 and Cissy Severs Born Stockton on Tees 1865 Married Halifax 1895 Vol 9a Page 501. Husband of Sarah Ellen Rider Born York 1896 Vol 9d Page 27 Married York 1915 Vol 9d Page 132. Son Harry Born 1915 Harry was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force in 97 Squadron "the Pathfinders" an elite Squadron who located and marked targets with flares. Harry Bean was killed when his aircraft was shot down on the 17/08/1944. Click Here. CWGC Sledmere Crossing Murton Nr York. Enlisted York Reserve Cavelry Regiment 15504 Memorial Bilbrough.


Laid to Rest Etaples Military Cemetery France.


Private 4399 2nd Bn Scots Guards KIA 26/10/1914 Aged 31. Born Bilbrough. Son of Thomas Born Ireland 1852 and Mary Ellen Galtress Born Stockton on Tees 1853 Married York 1873. Husband of Florence Gill Married Bramley Leeds 1909. George had two children Kathleen E and Thomas E Born Bramley 1912 and 1915. CWGC 11 Claremont Place Whingate Road Armley Leeds. Enlisted York. Memorial Bilbrough.

Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. 

DUNN Frank

Driver 96129 55th Division Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery KIA 21/03/1918 Aged 21. Born York. Son of William Born Bradford 1878 and Kate Enlisted Northallerton. Memorial Bilbrough.

Laid to Rest Lapugnoy Military Cemetery France.

GILYEAT James Robert

Private 240879 9th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 04/10/1917 Aged 23. Born Acaster Malbis Son of George James Born Hemingbrough 1869 Died Bilbrough 1932 and Annie Elizabeth Parkinson Born Sherrif Hutton nr York 1874 Died Bilbrough 1953 Married York 1892. Memorial Bilbrough.

Laid to Rest Buttes New British Cemetery Polygon Wood Belgium.


HASKELL Wilfred Cowen

Driver 57749 39th Brigade Royal Field Artillery KIA 01/10/1914 Aged 27. Born Bilbrough 1888 Vol 9c Page 778. Son of William Born Wiltshire 1851 and Leah Humby Born Wiltshire 1852 Died Dewsbury 1895. William Remarried to Sarah Elizabeth Fox Halifax 1895. 1901 Family living St Peter 54 North Wing Bradford. Enlisted Bradford Landed France 16/08/1914 an old contemptable. Memorial None 

Remembered La Ferte- Sous-Jouarre-Memorial France.

STEEL Herbert

Private 24808 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment KIA 20/09/1916 Aged 32. Born Bilbrough. Enlisted Wakefield. Laid to Rest Pozieres British Cemetery France. Memorial None.

WILLIS Percy Douglas

Private 47293 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA Vimy Ridge 13/04/1917 Aged 39. Born Bilbrough 1878 Vol 9c Page 803. Son of George Enos Born Rutland 1847 and Julia Rathbone Born Rugby 1840.  CWGC Sharow Ripon Yorkshire. Husband of Jane Ann Pickering Married Myton on Swale 1906. CWGC 6 Mill Lane Heworth York. 1911 Blackmoor Shadwell Leeds Occupation Gardener. Enlisted Wetherby. Memorial None.

Laid to Rest Canadian Cemetery No 2 Nueville-St Vasst France.