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YORK NER CHIEF ENGINEERS OFFICE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwaards 2022

The memorial is to be found in the National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, on an upper floor. It lists those from the N.E.R. Chief Engieers Office, York, who served in the War 1914 - 1919. Those marked with a ' gave their lives. It takes the form of a framed and glazed Roll of Honour with ornate foliate border in red and green. At 3 corners are the flags of the allied nations whilst in the top left corner are the Royal coat of arms. There are 76 names listed 70 of whcih served and retu.rned and 6 gave their lives.

Note:Some transcription of names may be incorrect as they were difficult to decipher from photographs due to the reflection from glass and the writing.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2022

ROLL OF HONOUR
NER
CHIEF ENGINEERS OFFICE YORK
SERVED WITH HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES DURING
THE EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919

ACOMB T N
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AKERS C H
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ATKINSON G F
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BACKHOUSE W E
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BANNISTER T de Y
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BAINES G D
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BARRETT S M
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BEEL J W
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BLACKBURN W
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BIRBECK Sidney Walker
Clerk, Engineers Accountants Office. Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 36. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Leeds, Yorkshire, a railway Clerk, son of James and Lizzie Birbeck, his father was a Railway Station Master & Sub Postmaster, resident New Farm, 2, Thornton Le Clay, Malton, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (North Riding). In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Leeds, Yorkshire, a Railway Clerk, a boarder at 23, St. Olaves Road, York, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47.
BULMER S
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CANSFIELD S
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CHAMBERS M K
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CONTES T W
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COWL W D
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CRAWFORD W
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CUNDALL J C
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DIXON J
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DIXON J R
Sergeant. Platelayer, North Eastern Railway.
DODSWORTH A
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DOUGLAS J K
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DUCK J R
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FORGE J
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FRANKS G
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FARTH H R
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GILL G
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GOSTLING W
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GRAHAM J L
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HALL A E
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HALL H
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HATRBY J
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HOBSON K H
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HUDSON H
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JACKSON H G
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JACKSON R A
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JOHNSON H O
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JOHNSON S
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JONES E
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JONES G A
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KAY H
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KIDSON J
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LACE H D
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LITTLE J A
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LITTLE J H
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LOADMAN J C
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MATHERS E H
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MITCHELL A S
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MAYCOCK W G
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PARSONS Herbert
Assistant Engineer, Chief Engineers Department, North Eastern Railway. Lieutenant 5th Battalion (Territorial) attached 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 41. In the 1881 census he was aged 5, born Oswestry, Shropshire, son of James Henry and Elizabeth Parsons, resident Victoria Road, Oswestry (Town Part), Oswestry, Shropshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 15, born Shropshire, a Clerk In Railway Offices, son of James H and Elizabeth Parsons, resident Gas Works, Victoria Road, Oswestry Town, Oswestry, Shropshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 25, born Oswestry, Shropshire, a Civil Engineer Railway, resident 23, De Grey Street, York, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding). In the 1911 census he was aged 35, born Oswestry, Shropshire, a Civil Enginner, married to Eileen May, resident 8, Southlands Road, York, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
PEACOCK K
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PILLMOOR G H
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PTRESCOTT G W
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RIDLEY E W
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ROBSON J R H
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RUDDICK Thomas E
Clerk, North Eastern Railway. Sergeant 64140, 279th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17 November 1917. Aged 30. Born Kirk Linton, Cumberland, enlisted York. Son of Joseph and Margaret Ruddick, of Brampton, Cumberland; husband of Hannah Elizabeth Ruddick, of 35, Emerald St., Park Grove, York. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 6A.
SHAW A
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SHERWIN G E
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SHERWIN H B
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SIMPSON Alfred Huntley
Clerk, Engineering Department. Sergeant 16/47, 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 28. Born Gateshead-On-Tyne. Enlisted in September 1914 in Newcastle-On-Tyne as a private, and was subsequently promoted to sergeant. He was described as being a very fine man, and beloved by his comrades. In an account given by one of his fellow soldiers, it described how he was killed instantly on the first day of the Somme offensive. Son of John Henry and Hannah Isabella Simpson, of Gateshead; husband of Jennie Simpson, of Denmark Street, Gateshead. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot X. Row U. Grave 4.
SIMPSON K G S
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STIRLING H K
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TAIT William Hind
Clerk, Engineers Accountants Office, North Eastern Railway. Private 16/1540, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 17 September 1916. Aged 19. Born Pelaw, Northumberland, enlisted Newcastle-On-Tyne. Son of William Hind Tait and J. A. Tait of Station Road, Poppleton, York. Joined the North Eastern Railway in 1913 as a clerk for the Hotels Superintendent's Department, being transferred to the Engineer's Accountant's Office up to his enlisting in June 1915. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 4.
TEMPLE G R W
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WALKER E E
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WALKER E G
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WALKER H
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WALKER J R E G
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WETHERILL P
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WHEATLEY W A
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WHISKER J W
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WILKINSON G R
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WOOD D P
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WOOF H
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WRIGHT D T
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    Died on Active Service

GOD SAVE THE KING

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