TADCASTER

HEALAUGH WW1 WAR MEMORIAL

BROOKSBANK  ---  DARNTON

BROOKSBANK Stamp

Captain 3rd Bn Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/09/1915 Aged 28. Born Healaugh. Son of Sir Edward Clitherow and Dame Catherine Christina Elizabeth Graham Lang Married Selkirk Scotland. Stamp was named after his fathers brother who passed away aged 23 in 1884, he was the elder brother of Hugh Godfrey Remembered below)  Edward York Born 1889 and Margaret Graham Born 1890. 1901 Attended Eton Boys public school, 1905 was at Trinity Hall College Cambridge. 1911 Law Student at 126 Warwick Street Eccleston Square Pimlico London.  Landed France 11/01/1915. Stamp left 311.00  to his father. His father applied for Stamps Medal 15/02/1921

I would like to thank Bob Coulson of Middlesbrough for the following information about Stamps service career.

Commissioned in 1914 Stamp joined the 2nd Yorkshire Regiment in January 1915 at Sailly, Stamp saw action at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and Givenchy during the spring and summer of 1915. On September the 25th at 03.00 hrs Stamp was with "D"Company under the command of Captain Richardson and throughout the day the battalion attacked the cross roads to the north east of Hulluch where they encountered strong resistance, by evening the battalion had dug in close to the quarries.

It was thought the quarries had been cleared but by 23.00 hrs the Germans had encroached into the northern part and firing could be heard. Stamp was sent out with a platoon of men to "turn them out"  however a message was soon received that heavy resistance was being encountered by a party of at least 50 Germans and that Stamp had been wounded, unfortunately no word of Stamp Brooksbank was received throughout the night and he lays there today where he fell. Memorial Healaugh.

       Remembered Loos Memorial Dud Corner France.

BROOKSBANK Hugh Godfrey

Second Lieutenant 2nd Bn Yorkshire Regiment DOW 26 Park Lane London 16/12/1914 Aged 21. Born Healaugh Manor. 1911 St Peters College Radley Abingdon. His Father applied for Hugh's 1914 Star 27/11/1917. Memorial Healaugh.

                                        

                  

                                     

Laid to Rest Healaugh St Johns the Baptist Church. 

BENSON George

Lance Corporal 15080 12th Bn.West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 17/08/1916 Aged 22. Born Healaugh. Son of Arthur a cowman Born Barwick in Elmet 1870 and Alice Smith Born Healaugh 1871 sister of Charlie and Fred Smith remembered below Married 1892. Arthur and Alice also had a daughter named Annie Born Healaugh 1898. Enlisted York. Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Healaugh.

Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds Reported Lance Corporal George Benson of the West Yorkshires has been reported Killed in Action. Lance Corporal Benson was 24 years of age, his parents live in Wighill Lane, Tadcaster.

POOL Ralph

Private 345 2nd Bn Australian Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron DIED Disease 20/11/1917 Aged 22. SEE AUSTRALIA CLICK HERE

STUTTARD William James

Private 55316 9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 20/04/1918 Aged 20. Born Healaugh 1898. Son of Arthur Edward a Chauffeur for the Brooksbanks and Gertrude Raper Married York 1896 CWGC Residence Healaugh Manor. Enlisted York.  Memorial Healaugh.

Laid to Rest Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery Belgium.

SMITH Charlie

Private 24051 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers DOW 19/05/1916 Aged 31. Born Healaugh. Son of John Born Healaugh 1849 and Elizabeth Born Bishopthorpe nr York 1847. Husband of Eva A Varey Married Tadcaster 1914. In 1901 Charles was working as a groom at the Falcon Inn on Chapel Street Tadcaster. Charlies Sister Alice Born 1871 son George Benson is remembered above as is his brother Fred Born 1883 remembered below.  Enlisted York. Memorial Healaugh.

Laid to Rest Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension France. 

SMITH Fred

Private 35529 6th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 36. Born Healaugh. Brother of Charlie Remembered Above. Husband of Liza Mowthorpe Married Newton on Ouse 1914. Daughter Nancy Mowthorpe Born 1915 and Son Joe Mowthorpe Born 1917. A Mary Mowthorpe was a domestic servant at Healaugh Hall in 1911. CWGC Newton-on-Ouse York. 1911 Residence New Cottage Wighill Lane Tadcaster with Sister Alice and George Benson Nephew remembered above Occupation Gardener. Enlisted Harrogate West Yorkshire Regiment 33145. Memorial Healaugh.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS APRIL 26TH 1917 Pvt F.Smith K.O.Y.L.I. killed in action was the son of Mr and Mrs Smith of Healaugh Tadcaster. He leaves a widow who resides at Harewood.  (picture to be added)

Remembered Arras Memorial France.

TATE Frank

Private 31399 16th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Labour Corps DOW 30/09/1917 Aged 40. Born Healaugh 1877. Son of Richard Born 1841 Healaugh and Elizabeth Midgley Born Sherburn 1840 Married Bramham 1864.  Enlisted Tadcaster. Memorial Healaugh.

Laid to Rest Lijssenthtoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

DARNTON John William

Able Seaman J/47427 Royal Navy H.M.S Britannia KIA 09/11/1918 Aged 19. Born 22/08/1899 Heworth York. Son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Prentice Married 1897.  Navy Record New Cottage Wigill Lane Tadcaster.  

                                                                                         

John was serving on H.M.S Britannia a Dreadnought battleship King Edward V11 Class. Built in Portsmouth in 1904 She was 453 feet long and had a top speed of 33 kmh or 18 knotts, and was armed to the teeth as you would expect from a ship of this size, and had a ships complement of 777. Two days before the Armistace was signed the Britannia was at Cape Trafalger which is a headland off South West Spain near Cadiz reportedly heading for Gibralter when she was struck by a torpedo from U Boat 50. It was reported at the time that she took three hours to sink and lost 50 men John William being one of them. Remembered Portsmouth Naval Memorial.  Memorial Healaugh.