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War Memorials
 
 
 
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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