Topcliffe Methodist Church

Roll of Honour

Topcliffe. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 34)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

A photograph and transcription of the War memorial in the Wesleyan chapel at Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, has been published elsewhere on this site.

The parish church also contains a memorial listing the same 20 men, which raises some interesting questions.

Two men on the war memorials, James Cook and Maurice Harland, do not appear on the roll of honour supplied in 1929. A variety of explanations are possible. This document gives more detail about the fallen. In some cases the surname given differs from other sources.

Pte. William Jacques 3021 1/5th Yorkshire Regt.  [Jaques]

Pte. Harry Jacques 3685 1/5th Yorkshire Regt.    [Jaques]

Pte. Reginald Dight 124218 Machine Gun Corps

Pte. Edgar Hudson 201945 9th West Yorkshire Regt.

Pte. Charles Clifford Yeadon 50668 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers

James Barningham 242706 Yorkshire Regt.

John Lynch 17900 1st West Yorkshire Regt.

Pte. James William Place 28202 8th Yorkshire Regt.

Pte. John Tom Dunning 20713 7th Yorkshire Regt.

Pte. Harry Lister Dresser 27325 2nd Yorkshire Regt.

Rifleman Clarence Malin Jennings 612481 King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Gunner Tom Hawksley 122595 Royal Field Artillery

Pte. Fred Barker 32539 Yorkshire Regt.

Pte. Walter Yates 20637 2nd Yorkshire Regt. [Yeates]

Pte. Thomas Dawney 34926 South Staffordshire Regt.

Pte. John Lewis Hayton 31711 2nd South Lancashire Regt.

Pte. William Henry Hayton 201414 7th Yorkshire Regt.

Ordinary Telegraphist Reginald Thomas Auton J28593


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