MILNER John William

Private 15/1785 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals KIA 01/07/1916 Aged 36. Born Thorp Arch 1880. Son of William and Ellen West Married Thorp Arch 1879. Husband of Hilda Lees Bardsley Married Knaresbrough 1915. CWGC 14 Ledbury Street Beeston Road Leeds. 1901 Plumbers Assistant in Thorp Arch. 1911 The Grove Boston Spa Plumber. Enlisted Leeds. Memorial Thorp Arch. 

Laid to Rest Sierre Number Three Cemetery Puisieux Somme France.

SMITH Arthur

Private G/20133 1st Bn Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment DOW 19/04/1918 Aged 20. Born Thorp Arch. Son of John William the village blacksmith Born 1867 Thorp Arch and Christiana Harland Born 1871 Cawood.  Enlisted  Harrogate 33750 3rd reserve Cavalry Regiment. Memorial Thorp Arch.

Laid to Rest Aire Communal Cemetery France.

WARNER John Weston

Lieutenant 85th Squadron Royal Air Force KIA 04/10/1918 Aged 19 Award D.F.C. Born Sunderland Co Durham. Son of Christopher Born Manchester 1862 and Annie Henrietta Adamson Born Sunderland 1870 Married Sunderland 1893. John had joined the RFC in September 1917, and was credited with eight victories all when flying SE 5as with No 85  Squadron at the time of his death. John, was flying SE 5a E3922 on a patrol when he was killed in action on 4 Oct 1918. He was last seen in combat with enemy aircraft over Busigny at 1200.  A victory was credited to German Lieutenant Paul Bäumer of Jasta 2, it was the 40th of his eventual 43 victories. No 85 Squadron lost three pilots and aircraft from that patrol. As well as Lieutenant Warner, 2nd Lieutenant Frank Lydon LeLievre was killed in D6985 and Lieutenant Charles William Davison was killed in F5520. Memorial Thorp Arch.

Johns DFC was gazetted on 3 December 1918.
Laid to Rest Grand- Seraucourt British Cemetery France. 


WHARTON George Harold

Private 28894 2/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 29/11/1917 Aged 26. Born Thorp Arch 1891. Son of Frederick Born Sutton on Forest nr York 1864 and Mary Jane Roberts Born Clifford 1863 Married 1888. Husband of Flora Cook Married 1912. CWGC 4 Stanghow Road Skelton-in -Cleveland. One Son Henry. Enlisted  Leeds. Memorial Thorp Arch.

Laid to Rest St. Sever Cemetery Extension France.

WILSON Charles William

Private 202362 2/4th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KIA 05/05/1917 Aged 33. Born Thorp Arch. Remembered Arras Memorial France. Memorial Thorp Arch.