Hebden Parish Historical Data

War Memorials

St. Peter's Church has a brass bronzed memorial plaque fastened to the north wall listing some of the men who died in the Great War, and a framed hand-written memorial Role of Honour which lists the men who served in the Great War is held in the Ibbotson Institute - the village hall.

Died in the Great War

The following seventeen men associated with Hebden fell in the First World War. The main source of this section has been the "Craven’s Part in the Great War" website, and clicking on a name takes you to the soldier's entry on that website. The last two columns indicate whether the name appears on a bronze memorial plaque in St. Peter's church, and/or on a Roll of Honour held in the Ibbotson Institute. An individual's connection to Hebden is not always clear in a number of cases. It is worth noting that all three Hoyle brothers who were living in Chapel Lane in 1891 lost their lives.

Name Rank Regiment Date died Age Connection with Hebden Church Institute
Beaumont, Benjamin Private Suffolk Regiment 1917-07-29 24 Born in Hebden, and living there (probably Sunny Nook) in 1901 & 1911. Yes Yes
Burley, William Private West Riding Regiment 1915-09-30 19 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Chapman, John Walmsley Driver Army Service Corps 1915-05-14 27 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Crowther, Maurice Robinson Private West Yorkshire Regiment 1916-07-01 26 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Hoyles, Ernest Lance Sergeant Canadian Infantry 1916-06-03 30 Born in Hebden, and living in Chapel Lane in 1891
Hoyles, George Corporal West Riding Regiment 1917-03-23 34 Born in Hebden, and living in Chapel Lane in 1891
Hoyles, Richard Private East Lancashire Regiment 1917-10-05 37 Born in Hebden, and living in Chapel Lane in 1881 & 1891
Inman, John Sergeant Royal Field Artillery 1920-09-26 34 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Newbould, Arthur Lance Corporal Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1918-07-30 23 Living at Lone House Farm, Hebden in 1901 Yes Yes
Perks, Robert Clement Temporary Captain West Riding Regiment 1918-10-27 23 His father Thomas lived at The Green House, Hebden at the time of his death Yes Yes
Rodwell, John Robert Private West Riding Regiment 1917-04-22 26 Born in Hebden and living at Beck Side, Hebden in 1891
Simpson, Timothy Holmes Private West Riding Regiment 1917-05-03 20 Living at Croft House, Hebden in 1911 Yes Yes
Townson, William Henry Private Northumberland Fusiliers 1918-03-22 41 Born in Hebden and keeping the Clarendon Hotel, Hebden in 1911
Wellock, John William Private West Riding Regiment 1918-09-08 22 Born in Hebden and living at High Garnshaw, Hebden in 1901
Whitehead, Thomas Private West Riding Regiment 1917-12-02 23 Living at Moor View, Hebden at the time of his death. Yes
Whitfield, John William Private West Riding Regiment 1917-10-09 25 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Wood, Hubert Private West Riding Regiment 1916-11-14 22 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes

War memorial bronze plaque in St. Peter's Church

Bronze World War 1 memorial plaque in St. Peter's, Hebden
Bronze World War 1 Memorial Plaque in St. Peter's Church. Click image for larger resolution

The following names appear on the bronze plaque in St. Peter's Church commemorating those who fell in the Great War:

Robert Clement Perks, D.S.O., Aged 23
Arthur Newbould, Aged 23
Timothy Holmes Simpson, Aged 20
Benjamin Beaumont, Aged 24
Thomas Whitehead, Aged 25

Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute

There is a hand-written framed document kept in the Ibbotson Institute recording the names of those associated with Hebden who served in the Great War. The names below are transcribed in alphabetic order rather the the order in which they appear on the document.

Beanland, William
Beaumont, Ben
Bell, David
Brockbank, John
Burley, William
Chapman, Jack
Cox, Joseph
Crowther, Morris
Cummings, John William
Darwen, Thomas
Dixon, Harry
Eley, William
Fairclough, Harry
Haigh, William
Hargreaves, Joseph
Harper, Richard
Harrison, Robert
Heyworth, Joseph
Horner, Richard
Horsley, Howard
Inman, John
Jackman, John Maurice
Kelby, John Christopher
Kitching, John
Limmers, Walter
Longstaff, Christopher
Longthorne, Fred
Longthorne, Herbert
Longthorne, Tom
Longthorne, William
Major, Frank
Maxfield, Wallace
Miller, Thomas
Moore, John
Moore, William
Newbould, Arthur
Newbould, Harvey
Nicholls, Thomas
Oldfield, William
Oldsworth, Hugh R
Parrington, David
Perks, Robert C
Reynolds, Thomas
Robinson, Albert Victor
Simpson, Herbert
Simpson, Robert
Simpson, Tim H
Smale, Thomas
Stockdale, Jerry
Stockdale, Thomas
Stubbs, Arthur
Stubbs, William
Titherington, William
Verity, George
Verity, Thomas
Waddilove, Joseph W
Warhurst, Frank
Watson, J Alfred
Weatherhead, George William
Whitfield, John W
Whitehead, Tom
Willis, Alfred Leonard
Willis, Stanley Albert
Wood, Hubert
Worsley, Thomas
World War 1 Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute, Hebden
Photograph: Craven’s Part in the Great War website
World War 1 Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute, Hebden.
Photograph: Craven’s Part in the Great War
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Closeup of the World War 1 Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute, Hebden
Photograph: Craven’s Part in the Great War website
Detail of the World War 1 Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute, Hebden.
Photograph: Craven’s Part in the Great War
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Memorial to the Memory of Lewis Dawson

There is a memorial in the churchyard inscribed "Happy Memories / of / GEORGE DAWSON / MAJOR LEWIS DAWSON K.S.O.B. / KILLED IN ACTION / AND JANE DAWSON / R I P".

Acting Sergeant Major Lewis Dawson, of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, was killed in Flanders on 25th September 1915 and buried in the Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez. He came from Leeds, but his sister Violet was living with her aunt Jane Dawson at High Dene in Hebden at the time. George Dawson was Lewis's and Violet's father and Jane's brother. Violet continued to live at High Dene after Jane's death in 1929, and eventually died in Grassington in 1973. The memorial was erected after Jane's death, with the intervening years probably accounting for the discrepancy between Lewis Dawson's actual and inscribed rank. There is further information on the CPGW website.

The inscription on the Dawson memorial in Hebden church yard
Photograph: Craven’s Part in the Great War website
Memorial to members of the Dawson family in Hebden churchyard
Photograph: Craven’s Part in the Great War