TADCASTER

COLTON AND STEETON WW1 WAR MEMORIAL

The villages of Colton and Steeton are 6 and 5 miles respectivly from Tadcaster. Colton Hall was the home of Edward Maule Lawson-Smiths the local land owner. His two sons gave their lives within 12 days of each other in 1914 and are remembered on the memorial. All six men are also remembered on the Bolton Percy Memorial.         

LAWSON-SMITH  --  BLAKEY

                                                                            

LAWSON-SMITH Thomas Edward

Lieutenant 13th Hussars KIA Messines Ridge 01/11/1914 Aged 25. Born Bolton Percy 1889. Enlisted Sandhurst 1909. Both brothers were"Old Contemptables" a name given to those who had fought before 22nd of November 1914. 1911 was in India. Memorial Bolton Percy. Colton/Steeton. St Pauls Church Colton. Amble Memorial Northumberland. 

Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

LAWSON-SMITH John

Lieutenant 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 22/10/1914 Aged 22. Born Colton 1892. Son of Edward Maule Lawson-Smith born 1859 Longhurst Northumberland Died 1942 and Ethel Mary nee Davies Born Lahore India 1853 Died 1906. The family lived at Colton Lodge bought by Edward in 1894 owning 900 acres of land in the area and 700 acres in Amble Morpeth Northumberland. They acquired this in 1880 under the will of a cousin T.E. Smith and assumed the surname under royal licence in 1881 on succeding to Togston Hall Morpeth sold in 1913. Enlisted Sandhurst. Medal Index States London Gazette 17/02/1915 Page 1660. Memorial Bolton Percy. Colton/Steeton. St Pauls Church Colton. Amble Memorial Northumberland.

Remembered Le Touret Memorial France.

MASON Joseph

Driver L/19958 D Battery 161st Brigade Royal Field Artillery DOW 01/07/1916 Aged 22. Born Wakefield 1894. Son of John and Martha Roberts Married Tadcaster 1892. Enlisted York Landed France 30/12/1915. 1911 Ploug Boy on Farm Askham Richard.Joseph took part in the attack on Serre on the first day of the battle for Albert Somme DOW at the ambulance clearing station at Bouzincourt. Memorial Bolton Percy. Colton/Steeton.

Laid to Rest Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

BARTER William

Gunner 44746 A Battery 103rd Brigade Royal Horse Field Artillery KIA 24/07/1916 Aged ?? Military Medal.Those Who Died Record Born Chelmsford Essex. Enlisted York Landed France 25/08/1915. Medal Index No Known Next of Kin. 1911 Mr Barter in Appleton Roebuck. Memorial Bolton Percy. Colton/Steeton

Laid to Rest Peake Wood Cemetery Fricourt Somme France.

BARTER William

Gunner 44746 A Battery 103rd Brigade Royal Horse Field Artillery KIA 24/07/1916 Aged ?? Military Medal.Those Who Died Record Born Chelmsford Essex. Enlisted York Landed France 25/08/1915. Medal Index No Known Next of Kin. 1911 Mr Barter in Appleton Roebuck. Memorial Bolton Percy. Colton/Steeton

Laid to Rest Peake Wood Cemetery Fricourt Somme France.

 

BLAKEY Percy

Private 36733 2nd / 5th West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 26/03/1918 Aged 26. Born Moortown Leeds Enlisted Tadcaster. Son of Henry Born Terrington 1857 and Annie. In 1901 Percys father was the landlord of the George and Dragon Hotel High Street in Tadcaster. 1911 Working on fathers farm in Colton. Remembered Arras Memorial France Memorial Bolton Percy. Colton/Steeton.