TADCASTER

Healaugh

HEALAUGH 

Healaugh is a village three miles north east of Tadcaster. The main landowner was the Brooksbank family that lost two sons during WW1. Men who gave their lives from the village are remembered on the war memorial and inside St Johns Church

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Healaugh WW1 Memorial is outside the entrance to Healaugh St Johns Church the names were added in October 2005.

St Johns Church Healaugh inside can be found a plaque and a painting remembering those who gave their lives from the village.

BROOKSBANK   --   DARTON

BROOKSBANK Stamp

BROOKSBANK Hugh Geoffrey

BENSON George

Lance Corporal 15080 12th BnWest 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. 


Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds

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.


Remembered Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Memorial Healaugh.

BLACKER Harold

POOLE Ralph aussie
STUTTARD William J

SMITH Charlie

SMITH Fred
TATE Frank Private

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 knots, and was heavily armed  having a ships complement of 777. Two days before the Armistice was signed the Britannia was at Cape Trafalgar which is a headland off South West Spain near Cadiz reportedly heading for Gibraltar 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. Local Memorial Healaugh