Those Researched

THOSE RESEARCHED 

234 men commemorated on the following memorials have been researched.

ST. HELENS COLLIERY MEMORIAL COTTAGES

There are 37 names.  1 man has not been 100% confirmed:

  • McQuire J. most probably Private J. McGuire 9/DLI KIA 14 July 1915

He has been included in this analysis.

WEST AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL, the MEMORIAL HALL ROLL of HONOUR and the MEMORIAL PLAQUE in the METHODIST CHAPEL

There are 71 names on the war memorial including 52 on the Roll of Honour.  19 men are also commemorated on the St. Helens Colliery Memorial.  3 men remain untraced:

  • Bolton John [found on the census & Absent Voters List 1918 but his service details have not been traced]
  • Lockey Edward [found on the census but his service details have not been traced]
  • Thomas Robert Henry[no census or service details]

The Memorial Hall Roll of Honour includes an additional name:

  • Wilson H. 7/Leicestershire Regiment died 14 July 1918

A Memorial Plaque in the Methodist Chapel (now demolished) included another name:

  • Greenwood J. Royal Field Artillery died 11 August 1917

These 2 men have been included.[1]

ETHERLEY WAR MEMORIAL and the MEMORIAL PLAQUE in St. Cuthbert’s Church

There are 26 names, all of whom have been researched including the 4 men on Evenwood and 1 on Butterknowle.

EVENWOOD WAR MEMORIAL and the MEMORIAL PLAQUES in St. Paul’s Church and Evenwood WMC

There are 48 names.  4 are included on Etherley and 1 on Butterknowle.

All have been researched.

COCKFIELD WAR MEMORIAL and the MEMORIAL PLAQUE in the Methodist Church

There are 45 names on the memorial and 1 is also on Butterknowle.  All have been researched.

BUTTERKNOWLE WAR MEMORIAL and the MEMORIAL PLAQUE in Church of St. John the Evangalist, Lynesack

There are 23 names commemorated, 1 is identified but his military service has not been traced:

  • Appleby L.

There are 3 men on Etherley, Evenwood and Cockfield already included and 1 on Copley.

All have been researched.

COPLEY WAR MEMORIAL

There are 8 men commemorated, 1 on Butterknowle and 1 on Woodland.

All have been researched.

WOODLAND WAR MEMORIAL

There are 8 men commemorated, 1 on Copley.

All have been researched.

WEST AUCKLAND CEMETERY: ADDITIONAL NAMES

There are 2 headstones in West Auckland cemetery with commemorations to family members who died in the Great War.  These 2 men are not commemorated on any other village memorial.  They are:

  • Private R. Bayles 27/Northumberland Fusiliers killed in action 1 July 1916 commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
  • Sapper H. Monk Australian Engineers died 21 December 1917 and buried in Rookwood Necropolis Military Cemetery, Sydney, Australia

These 2 men have been researched to make a total of 234 men included in this analysis.

MEN COMMEMORATED ON MORE THAN ONE WAR MEMORIAL

The 28 men are:

St. Helens/West Auckland

  • Bagley R.
  • Bagley W.H.
  • Bird J.R.
  • Blenkin W.
  • Bowron J.W.
  • Davison G.W.
  • Dobbin H.
  • Dunn T.W.
  • Eales W.
  • Goldsborough T.
  • Hodgson J.E.
  • Hutchfield W.
  • Lane R.
  • Lowson C.H.
  • Mason E.
  • Oates J.
  • Rewcastle G.
  • Vickers T.H.
  • Wilson F.L.

Etherley/Evenwood

  • Baister D.
  • Moses W.A.
  • Rushford O.
  • Wilson R.W.

Etherley/Butterknowle

  • Hodgson G.B.

Evenwood/Butterknowle

  • Spence J.W.

Cockfield/Butterknowle

  • Alderson T.W.

Butterknowle/Copley

  • Dent G.N.

Copley/Woodland

  • Lowes E.V.