TADCASTER

Dalton -Garbutt

TADCASTER WW1 MEMORIAL

DALTON   --   GARBUTT

DALTON William

Serjeant 5963 22nd Bn Australian Infantry KIA 03/10/1917 Aged 34. Born Tadcaster. Enlisted York. Son of John a Brewerey Labourer Born Askham Richard 1856 and Jane Simpson Born Stillington 1857. He served in the Kings Own Shropshire Battalion seeing service in India and South Africa in the Boar War between 1899 and 1905, before settling with his wife Isabella and his child near Melbourne living at 17 Victoria Street Coburg Victoria Australia. Enlisted 05/09/1916 aged 33yrs and 7 months into the 22nd Bn Australian Infantry, at his medical he was described as being of a Fresh Complexion 5ft 7 and 1/2 inches, with Blue Eyes and Brown Hair. William had a tatoo and each forearm, and a scar on his right hand and left knee.William was paid 5 shillings per day 3 of which went to his wife and child. Embarked for Plymouth on the 02/10/1916 on Board HMAT Nestor from Melbourne. Set sail for France 03/02/1917 aboard HMS Arundall and was billeted to Etaples near Boulogne the area used for training troops before joining the trenches. On the 24/02/1917 William joined the front line and was promoted to Lance Corporal at the beginning of March 1917.

William suffered Gun Shot Wounds to his right arm left thigh and face on 20/04/1917, was evacuated to Hospital in England staying at the Norfolk War Hospital until the 20/05/1917 where he reported for training at Perham Downs. He was charged with being AWOL and forfeited two days pay in June 1917, and was promoted to Serjeant a few days later Gaining the rank of Company Serjeant Major at the beginning of September 1917.

On the evening of the 03/10/1917 near Zillebeke one and half miles from Ypres, William was with Company A Platoon No 11 carrying out burial duties for men who had lost their lives that day. After they had finished they went back to Muhl Trench and William sat down on the step to light up a cigerette it was reported that a shell landed killing William from severe head injuries along with a Leiutenant Norman John Moore of the 23rd Battalion and Eight others instantly. (six men from the 22/23rd Bn Australian Infantry were buried at China Wall Cemetery on the 03/10/1917.)

The Australian Red Cross interviewed witnesses at the scene, William was described as being called "Bill" "Dolly" and wore South African King and Queens medals. William had all the papers of the men they had been burying which were reported as being lost. See Eye witness reports Please press back button to return to site.

(http://www.awm.gov.au/cms_images/1DRL428/00009/1DRL428-00009-0870604.pdf)

William was reportadly buried outside of Muhl Trench, and he is recorded as one of the missing on the Menin Gate. However whilst looking through Williams service record a page came to light for the burial partys and Australian Graves Commission giving details that William had infact being buried in Perth China Wall Military Cemetery.

In 1921 a certificate showing authentation of three photos of a memorial cross Row M Plot 6 are recorded, a copy being sent to his wife Isabella. Isabella received Williams effects after the war a pipe, holdall, and a shaving kit, also details of Williams Will Isabella received a pension as did Williams Daughter Elsie.


Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.Memorial Tadcaster.

DENNISON Fred

Private 38883 25th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers Tyneside Irish KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 24. Born Tadcaster 1894. Pension Record States Enlisted York West Yorkshire Regiment 14464 September 1914 Discharged one month later. Rejoined again into West Yorkshire Regiment 24222. Son of  Harry Born Sherburn In Elmet 1870 and Mary Elizabeth Yates .Born Malton 1867 Married Married St Mathias Burley Leeds 18/07/1892. CWGC/19111  6 Hampden Terrace York Road. Occupation Gas Labourer. Memorial Tadcaster.

DENNISON Fred

Private 38883 25th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers Tyneside Irish KIA 09/04/1917 Aged 24. Born Tadcaster 1894. Pension Record States Enlisted York West Yorkshire Regiment 14464 September 1914 Discharged one month later. Rejoined again into West Yorkshire Regiment 24222. Son of  Harry Born Sherburn In Elmet 1870 and Mary Elizabeth Yates .Born Malton 1867 Married Married St Mathias Burley Leeds 18/07/1892. CWGC/19111  6 Hampden Terrace York Road. Occupation Gas Labourer. Memorial Tadcaster.

 Laid to Rest Bailleul Road East Cemetery St Laurent-Blagny France.

DEVINE Francis Joseph

Driver T4/066500 221st Company Army Service Corps KIA 27/10/1918 Aged 27. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Harrogate. Francis's British Army Medal Index Card states his Service Number was T4/ 088500. Son of James Born and Annie Born CWGC States Wighill Road Tadcaster. 


YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916

The three brothers Devine are doing their bit, and are the sons of Mr J. Devine Wighill Road. Francis Joseph Devine has been a driver with the Army Service Corps since January last. Private William Devine West Yorkshires, only joined up in October 1915, but Edward Devine has been on government work for the last 18 months.


Laid to Rest Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium. Memorial Tadcaster.

FISHER Frank

Driver 96191 7th Division Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery KIA 09/01/1916 Aged 20. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Malton. Son of William and Jane Elizabeth Grimston Married 1888. CWGC Vicarage Lane Tadcaster. Landed France 28/10/1915. 


Remembered Basra Memorial Iraq. Memorial Tadcaster.

FORTH Joseph

Private 201683 2/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/04/1917 Aged 30. Born York Enlisted York Service Number 4007. Son of Joseph Born Haxby 1847 and Ann Hargrave CWGC 9 Sandfield Terrace Tadcaster. 1911 Residence Prospect Place Tadcaster Occupation Farm Waggoner. Josephs Brother Fred Enlisted 11/12/1915 York one has to presume at the same time as Joseph. He finsished the war in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Arras Memorial France

FORTH Joseph

Private 201683 2/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 12/04/1917 Aged 30. Born York Enlisted York Service Number 4007. Son of Joseph Born Haxby 1847 and Ann Hargrave CWGC 9 Sandfield Terrace Tadcaster. 1911 Residence Prospect Place Tadcaster Occupation Farm Waggoner. Josephs Brother Fred Enlisted 11/12/1915 York one has to presume at the same time as Joseph. He finsished the war in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Memorial Tadcaster.

Remembered Arras Memorial France.

FRANKLAND Robert

Private 37950 1/5th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 14/04/1918 Aged 36. Born Kirby Malzeard. Enlisted Harrogate Residence at Enlistment Tadcaster. Son of Frederick George and Mary Sturdy Married 1877. Husband of Jane Ann Robinson Married Tadcaster 1902. Daughter Else Sons Cyril and John Robert. 1911 Residence York Road Tadcaster Occupation Tailor. 


Laid to Rest Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension North France. Memorial Tadcaster.

FREER Richard Mason

Private 42196 5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment Kia 12/04/1916 Aged 37. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Pontefract. Son of Thomas and Margaret Husband of Annie CWGC 8 Midland Road Royston nr Barnsley. Memorial Tadcaster. Royston Near Barnsley.

FREER Richard Mason

Private 42196 5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment Kia 12/04/1916 Aged 37.Born Tadcaster Enlisted Pontefract. Son of Thomas and Margaret Husband of Annie CWGC 8 Midland Road Royston nr Barnsley. Memorial Tadcaster. Royston Near Barnsley.

Laid to Rest Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.

GARBUTT BROTHERS

GARBUTT John William

Private 15/357 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals. KIA 09/06/1916 Aged 26. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Leeds Town Hall August/September 1914 trained at Colsterdale near Ripon went to Egypt landing on the 22/12/1915. Son of John a brewery worker Born 1860 at Stannington Yorkshire and Edith Annie Starling Born 1871 in Tadcaster they married in 1891. John William had brother's George Arthur Born Tadcaster 1892 and Oliver (mentioned below) and a sister Gertrude Born 1898 at Stutton near Tadcaster. 1911 Residence Spring Hill Terrace Occupation Brewers Clerk. Family Resided Leeds Road Lady Pitts Tadcaster after the war. Memorial Tadcaster

Yorkshire Herald 1916

GARBUTT John William

Private 15/357 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Pals. KIA 09/06/1916 Aged 26. Born Tadcaster Enlisted Leeds Town Hall August/September 1914 trained at Colsterdale near Ripon went to Egypt landing on the 22/12/1915. Son of John a brewery worker Born 1860 at Stannington Yorkshire and Edith Annie Starling Born 1871 in Tadcaster they married in 1891. John William had brother's George Arthur Born Tadcaster 1892 and Oliver (mentioned below) and a sister Gertrude Born 1898 at Stutton near Tadcaster. 1911 Residence Spring Hill Terrace Occupation Brewers Clerk. Family Resided Leeds Road Lady Pitts Tadcaster after the war. Memorial Tadcaster

Laid to Rest Sucrerie Military Cemetery Colincamps Somme France

YORKSHIRE HERALD 1916

The piece went on to say

GARBUTT Oliver 

Private 22231 11th Bn.West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 07/06/1917 Aged 21. Born Tadcaster Enlisted York. Brother of John William Remembered above. 


YORKSHIRE EVENING POST LEEDS JULY 18TH 1917. 

Lance Corporal Oliver Garbutt of Tadcaster West Yorkshire Regiment has been killed in action. An employee at Messers John Smiths Brewery, he voluntered in 1915 and had previousley been wounded. A brother Pvt J.W. Garbutt of the Leeds Pals a well known local athlete was killed more than 12 months ago.  


Remembered Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.  Memorial Tadcaster.