We Will Remember Them

These are the 53 names taken from Pocklington's WWI memorial in Market Street. This is higher than the 46 names on the memorial tablet in All Saints. It is common across the country for war memorials to have errors and omissions.


Pocklington's Comrades of the Great War, men who had fought in the conflict and survived, formed a committee to decide who should be listed on the memorial, and included in the book of everyone who went to war which is displayed in All Saints. The criteria for inclusion was born in Pocklington, or living in the town when they joined up.


Fuller biographies of all the Pocklington Fallen Heroes, summaries of the 300 Pocklington men who fought in WWI, and photographs, stories and newspaper articles, can be found in the book Adieu To Dear Old Pock - a tribute to the Pocklington & district men who served in the Great War 1914-1918, edited by Andrew Sefton. It is available online or from local bookshops.

The Fallen Heroes

Roland BrownFrancis C ButtleRobert W Buttle
Henry I CattleJohn W CooperWalter J Crisp
John CrossJoseph EaganFred Easton
James ElliottRobert C EnglishThomas W Fisher
Charles FlintFred FosterJim Giles
George GilyeadGeorge H GraingerStanley Hall
James HarrisonClifford W HaytonHenry A Holmes
Herbert H HolmesAlfred HopperCharles Hotham
George W JaverleyThomas JenningsArthur Jessop
Herbert JessopHarold JohnsonHenry Johnson
Edward KirbyGeorge D KempJohn Lee
John W PlumbRobert PrattThomas W Rippon
Edward M RobsonFrederick W RobsonArthur Rowntree
Herbert SavageSydney ScaifeGeorge J Scott
George H SkeltonThomas R SkinnerFrederick S Smith
John W SmithArchie SpencerRichard M Stubbs
Arthur J TayleureJohn W ThompsonThomas R Thorpe
Richard TimbsWilliam Walker