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Zion Christion Centre Memorial

  

 

 

 

Aberford Road Memorial

  

INSCRIPTION ON ABOVE IS AS FOLLOWS

 

 

FOR COUNTRY GOD AND RIGHT

ERECTED BY THE

COMMITTEE OF THE STANLEY

NO1 POLLING AREA HERO FUND

IN MEMORY OF THOSE

PARISHIONERS WHO MADE

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN

THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

CAPT T.W. DOBINSON R.E.

LIEUT. S. HAWORTH K.O.Y.L.I.

SERGT. F. STAGEMAN W. YORKS.

CORP. A. STEAD A.I.F.

L. CORP. N. BRADLEY M.M. R.A.M.C.

PTE. A. AMBLER CAMB. H.

PTE. C. BALL K.O.Y.L.I.

PTE. H.BRAMFOOT K.O.Y.L.I.

PTE. W. BETNEY K.R. RIFLES

DRIVER L. BEVERLEY A.S.C.

PTE. S. CLIFTON K.O.Y.L.I.

PTE. N. GARRETT D.L.I.

PTE. W. HARGREAVES R. SCOTS.

PTE. J.R. HENSBY INNIS. FUS.

PTE. W. HOLLIS YORK & LANCS.

PTE. J. NEWBY C. GUARDS

PTE. W. NEWBY YORK: CARR

PTE. A. NORBURY W. YORKS.

PTE. R.L. PORTER W. YORKS.

PTE. A. ROSE K.O.Y.L.I.

STOKER W. RABY R.N.

GUNNER A. SMITH R.G.A.

PTE. C. SENIOR K.O.Y.L.I.

PTE. H.H. SAMPSON C. GUARDS

PTE. A. VANN NOTTS: R.

PTE. T. WARD K.O.Y.L.I.

PTE. W.S. WILSON K.O.Y.L.I.

 

 

 

 

Commemorative postcard to the fallen heros of the 1914-18 war which are listed on the Aberford Road War Memorial added, courtesy of Samantha Crockett

 

 

 

Saint Peters Church Memorial

 

 

Inscription on above is as follows

  

To the Glory of God

and in grateful memory of the men of Stanley

who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918

Albert Ambler  

Thomas Hawkes  

Robert L Porter

Joseph W Anderson  

H Stanley Haworth  

William T Poulter

Arthur W Armitage  

James R Hensby  

William Raby

Terry Asquith  

Abraham Hepworth  

Albert Ramsden

Charles Ball  

Thomas H Hines  

Albert Rose

Harry Barley  

Alvin Holroyd  

Albert E Rushworth

Frank Beighton  

Tom Horan  

Herbert H Sampson

Wilfred Bettney  

Hammil Howarth  

Charles Senior

Lawrence Beverley  

Arthur Humphrey  

Albert SmithE

Norman Bradley  

Edmund Humphrey  

Arthur Smith

Harry Bramfoot  

Richard James  

Frederick J Stageman

Herbert Brooke  

Harold Littlewood  

Alan Stead

James H Brown  

William Lunn  

Bertie Tate

Frank Burkinshaw  

A Robert Moate  

William E Tate

Harold Burnley  

Joseph Myton  

Josiah Taylor

Henry Clarkson  

James T Newby  

P Frank Todd

Spencer Clifton  

William Newby  

Albert Ward

Thomas W Dobinson  

Henry Nicholson  

Joseph J Ward

Norman Garrett  

Arthur Norbury  

Thomas Ward

Thomas Gowland  

Kenneth C North  

Sidney Waring

Joe Hargreaves  

Joseph E Oldroyd  

Edwin M White

Walter Hargreaves  

George Peart  

Herbert Whiteman

William Harris  

Thomas H Pickard  

William S Wilson

They gave their all'

This tablet and the peal of bells in the adjoining tower were erected by public subscription

Their name liveth for evermore'

Also 1939-1945

Albert Abson  

Albert E Philpot  

Leonard B Stennett

Henry N Balmforth  

Alexander Ramsden  

William P Summers

John Blakey  

Lawrence Smales  

John C Sykes  

Walter White  

 

 

 

First World War Hero, Captain T W Dobinson

Born in 1882, Tom married Mary Elizabeth Nettleton on 28th July 1909 in Saint Peters Church. He joined the volunteer army on 18th December 1914 as a private in 10 Lincolnshire Regiment. In September 1915 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the Royal Engineers and left for active service in October. He was in the newly formed 183rd Tunnelling Company in July 1916, during this period he was severely wounded in the leg “A blightly wound”. After a lengthy recovery Tom went back to France. The Commander In Chief, Douglas Haigh, mentioned him in despatches on 18th March 1917 for good work on the Somme.

 

He was wounded again on 27th March 1918 by a shrapnel blast, which happened at Swan Chateau Farm, Bussemboom, south of Poperinge in Belgium. After the Armistice on 11th November 1918 he was in Le Cateau, Cambresis, France, where he died of Spanish Flu on 1st December 1918 aged 36. He was at his death a Captain. There was an article about him in the Wakefield Express on 14th December 1918, his grave in Le cateau is tendered by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission. The book of remembrance at the cemetery includes the following;

 

“Dobinson Capt Thomas William. 183rd Field Cov Royal Engineers, mentioned in despatches, died of Pneumonia 1rd December 1918 aged 36, son of Lancellot and Elizabeth Dobinson of Stanley, Wakefield, Husband of Mary Elizabeth Dobinson (Nee Nettleton) of 23 Albermaria Crescent, Scarborough”.

 

 

  

 

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