Burials WW1 Hipswell 1917

Chapter TWO

​STANGROOM

cause of death: not known

STANGROOM
5339 Pte Thomas Stangroom
2nd/1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment
(formerly G/26127, Middlesex Regiment)
Died 5th January 1917 Buried 9th January 1917
Hipswell Camp

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted: Hammersmith, Middlesex120
Soldiers Personal Effects records gives next of kin as Jane Stangroom, mother and Sarah Ann Pike, sister.

Life History


Thomas Stangroom was born Notting Hill, London in 1878.122 His parents were William Stangroom born 1840, Norwich, Norfolk and Jane Paget born 1845, Taplow, Buckinghamshire.123 They were married at Eton, Buckinghamshire in 1868.124 William's occupation was a baker.
1911 Census Thomas is living with his mother Jane and sister Sarah Ann Pike at 8 Orchard Road, Hammersmith, London. His occupation is a carman. His mother Jane's details are that she is now widowed but had been married for 42 years, had had ten children of which seven are living. His sister Sarah Ann is also a widow,125 she had been married for five years. Living in the house is Sarah Ann's daughter Edith Ena Pike, born 1907, Westbury, Wiltshire.

Headstone inscription records: Mrs S A Pike, Shepherds Bush, W12.

HAMP

cause of death: not known

HAMP
9116/4459 Private Frederick Hamp 
4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales Own)
Died 13th January 1917 Buried 18th January 1917
Scotton Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


War gratuity and outstanding pay was paid to father Henry.


Life History


Frederick Hamp was born in 1887, St Sepulchre, Northampton.His parents were Henry Hamp born 1854, Northampton, a cabinet maker and Fanny Agnes Neudegg born 1857, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.They were married in 1880, Northampton.
1911 Census Henry and Fanny were living at 32 Sheep Street, Northampton with their children Henry Ernest, Minnie and Frederick. Henry and Fanny had been married 31 years, had had eight children, six of whom were still living. Frederick's occupation is a solicitor's clerk.

WHITTLE

cause of death:Lombar pneumonia and cardiac failure

WHITTLE
5856 (202038)Private William Whittle
4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died 12th February 1917 Buried 15th February 1917 
Hipswell Camp

Cause of death: Lombar pneumonia and cardiac failure. Military Hospital, Scotton.

 

Summary of Army Career


Soldiers Effects records show that John Whittle, father was to receive any payments.
Received British War and Victory medals.

Life History


William George Whittle was born 11th February 1897 at Clifton, Bristol. His parents were John Whittle born 1857, Fisherton de la Mere, Gloucestershire and Alice Price born 1858, Tenbury, Worcestershire. They were married on 9th June, 1879, Clifton St Andrew, Gloucestershire. Alice died on 19th March, 1912, Bristol. John remarried in 1927 to Doreen Milford Baker. He died 9th February, 1944, Bristol.
1911 Census John and Alice Whittle are living at 12 Brandon Buildings, Jacobs Wells, Bristol with two of their children Ethel and William. John and Alice have been married for twenty six years, have had 11 children, four of whom are living. John is a police pensioner. William's occupation is that of an errand boy at an Iron Works.
Western Daily Press Bristol dated Monday 10th February 1919:
'In loving memory of my dear son William Whittle Royal Berkshire Regiment, who passed away on 10th February 1917 from the effects of wounds received in action in France on 14th August 1916. Still sadly missed by his father and two sisters. Days of sadness come over us, tears in silence, often a memory keeps you ever near us, though died two years ago.'
Western Daily Press dated Tuesday 10th February 1920:
'In loving memory of my dear son William Whittle, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who passed away on 10th February 1917 from the effects of wounds received in action in France on 14th August 1916. Still sadly missed by his father and two sisters. Tears in silence often flow. Memory keeps you ever near us, though you died three years ago.'

Headstone inscription: Lo I Am With You Always Matt. 28.20 Mr. J. Whittle, 15 Rams

MARCHANT

cause of death: not known

MARCHANT
4199 Private Horace Anthony Edward Marchant
9th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment
Died 4th February 1917 Buried 6th February 1917 
Hipswell Camp

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted at Old Cumnock, Ayrshire.No further information found.

Life History


Horace Marchant was born in 1899, Pilton, Somerset.He was an only child.
His parents were Edward Joseph Hyatt Marchant born 1854, Islington and Catherine Rose Walsh born 1861, Bristol. They were married 9th July, 1883, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire.
Edward died 10th December, 1947 in Somerset and Catherine died in 1912, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
1911 Census the family are living at Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet. Edward's occupation is an oil cake agent and commercial traveller. Edward and Catherine had been married twenty eight years and had one child.
Horace gained a scholarship to Shepton Mallet Grammar School in 1912.

Remembered on Shepton Mallet Cenotaph.
 

THOMAS

cause of death: not known

THOMAS
204584 Gunner John Willie Thomas
41st Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery
Died 19th February 1917 Buried 21st February 1917
Scotton Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted: Halifax
War Gratuity not admissible, outstanding pay paid to father Joseph Thomas.


Life History


John Willie Thomas was born 1888, Hebden Bridge, Halifax. His parents were Joseph Thomas born 1855, Wadsworth, Yorkshire and Jane Sutcliffe born 1859, Wadsworth, Yorkshire. Joseph Thomas died 2nd September 1920 at Edward Street, Hebden Bridge.They were married on 5th July 1882, Halifax. Joseph was a widower; he had been married previously to Mary Ann Sharpe.
1911 Census Joseph and Jane are living with four of their children at South House Farm, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire. They had been married for 29 years, had had six children, all of whom were living. John Willie is at home, aged 23 years and a farm labourer.

ROBINSON

cause of death: not known

ROBINSON
200564 Gunner Albert Walker Robinson
5th Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Died 17th March 1917 Buried 20th March 1917 
Scotton Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


Soldiers Effects records name Albert's father William. Albert was not entitled to a war gratuity.

Life History


Albert Walker Robinson was born in 1885, Scarborough. He was baptised at Hackness, Scarborough on 25th October, 1885. His parents were William Walker Robinson born 1857, Scarborough and Emma Barker born 1859, Malton, Yorkshire.They were married in 1881, Scarborough. William was a labourer.
1911 Census William and Emma are living at Hackness, Scarborough. They have been married for 29 years, have had 5 children, 4 of whom are living. William is an estate labourer. Albert Walker is living at Suffield, Scarborough, working as a farm foreman for George Herbert Todd.
Albert's brother William Barker Robinson also enlisted, he was a Bombardier with 5th Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, no. 761377. He was wounded and gassed in France.

Remembered on Hackness War memorial.
Headstone Inscription: Thy Will Be Done. Miss A E Robinson, 'North Style', Hackness, Scarborough.

MOORE

cause of death: not known

MOORE
204621 Gunner James Davenport Moore
2nd 'C' Reserve Battalion Royal Field Artillery
Died 6th March 1917 Buried 7th March 1917 
Scotton Camp


Summary of Army Career


Enlisted: Stafford

Life History


James Davenport Moore was born in 1893, he was baptised on 10th September, 1893 at the Parish Church, Ellenhall, Staffordshire. His parents were Peter Moore born 1850, Cheshire and Annie Eliza Davenport born 1864, Cheshire. They were married on 17th February, 1887 at Brunswick Chapel, Sutton, Macclesfield. Peter Moore died 29th April, 1941, Eagle House, Eccleshall and Annie died 16th December, 1943.Peter Moore's occupation was that of farmer.
1911 Census Peter and Annie Moore are living with their children at Ellenhall Park, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. They had been married twenty four years, had had six children, five of whom are living. James Davenport Moore is a farmer's son working on a farm.

James Davenport Moore is remembered at St Mary's Church, Ellenhall Parish, Staffordshire.
 

MURRAY

cause of death : not known

MURRAY
241390 Private James Murray
4th Reserve Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died 1st March 1917 Buried 2nd March 1917 
Hipswell Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted Glasgow
Residence Govan Lanarkshire
Born Girvan Ayrshire
War gratuity paid to father, David, and sister, Agnes. CWGC war records state that James is the son of David Murray of Maybole, a joiner.

Life History


James Murray was born 10th October 1881, Girvan, Ayrshire.His parents were David Murray and Margaret Wilson. They married on 20th November 1871, Girvan, Ayrshire. David Murray was a master joiner.
1911 Census James is living at 32 Greenside, Maybole with his father David aged 64 years, his mother Margaret aged 67 years, sisters Agnes and Margaret. David and Margaret had been married for 39 years, had had eight children, seven of whom were still living. David was born in Girvan and Margaret was born in Colmonell. James' occupation is given as a riveter in a boot factory.

Remembered on Maybole, Ayrshire War Memorial.
 Headstone inscription: Mr. J. Murray, 62 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, Glasgow. This is possibly James' brother John Murray born 8th March 1874, Girvan. 

LEITH

cause of death: Cerebro Spinal meningitis.

LEITH
241510 Private Thomas Orr Leith
4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died 27th April 1917 Buried 30th April 1917 
Hipswell Camp


Died at 8 pm, 27th April 1917. Cause of death: Cerebro Spinal meningitis.

 

Summary of Army Career


Soldiers effects records name widow Margaret and children. War gratuity was not admissible.

Life History


Thomas Orr Leith was born 17th June 1885, Newton on Ayr Ayrshire.  His parents were Joseph Leith and Agnes Whiteford Orr. 
Thomas married Margaret Cowan McWhirter on 24th April 1912, Ayr. Thomas was aged 26 years and Margaret was aged 25 years. His occupation is postman. Thomas and Margaret had two daughters Margaret Cowan born 1913, Ayr and Agnes Whiteford Orr born 1915, Ayr. 
A newspaper article confirming Thomas Leith's death was placed in The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 30th. April, 1917. "Deaths on Service. LEITH.- Suddenly at Catterick Camp, Yorks., Private Thomas Leith, of 2, Tayfield Place, Ayr." 
Confirmation of the details of Thomas' parents Joseph and Agnes Leith and his wife Margaret C. Leith, of 2, Tryfield Place, Hawkhill, Ayr are given on cwgc.org.uk.

Remembered on Ayr War Memorial
Headstone Inscription: We Do Not Forget You We Loved You Too Well. Mrs. M. Leith, 2 Tyfield Place, Hawkhill, Ayr.

RENNIE

cause of death : Valvular disease of the heart and Angina Pectoris. 

RENNIE
201842 Private William Rennie
4th Reserve Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died 30th March 1917 Buried 2nd April 1917 
Hipswell Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


War Gratuity and balance of pay paid to widow Helen.

 

Life History


Place of birth: Kilmarnock Ayrshire
Death certificate details: William Rennie aged 32 years, a labourer. Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died at Military Hospital, Scotton.
Cause of death: Valvular disease of the heart and Angina Pectoris. 

KELLY

cause of death : Found drowned in River Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire, near the Railway Station. Coroner was George James Ernest Gardener

KELLY
325599 Private Hector Alexander Kelly
4th Reserve Battalion Royal Scots (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles)
Died 15th April 1917 Buried 18th April 1917 
Hipswell Camp
Found drowned in River Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire, near the Railway Station. Coroner was George James Ernest Gardener.

Summary of Army Career

 

Called up for Service  on 25th March 1916. Number given on enlistment: 1995. Unit: 3/8th Battalion The Royal Scots.
Embarked Boulogne 14th July, 1916. Whilst in France Hector Alexander had Diptheria and recurrent bouts of Tonsillitis. He was repatriated back to U.K. 2nd November 1916. 
Enlistment details: born Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. Age: 36 years. 5ft 9". 36" chest. Occupation: Bread Baker.
Received British War and Victory Medals.

Life History


Hector was born 1880, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. His parents were Alexander Kelly born 1853 Cambusnethan, occupation a Master Baker and Helen Russell born 1854 Cambusnethan. They married in 1876, Cambusnethan. Hector had two sisters: Helen born 1878 and Maggie born 1884.
1911 Census Hector is living with his parents, Alexander and Helen, and sister, Maggie D Kelly, at Wishaw, Cambusnethan. Alexander and Helen have been married for 34 years and had had three children. Hector is not married.

Headstone Inscription: He Giveth His Beloved Sleep. Mr. A. Kelly, 'Langside',Campbell St, Wishaw, Scotland
 

CHAMPION

cause of death : not known

CHAMPION
33045 Private William Arthur Champion
Labour Company Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 13th May 1917 Buried 16th May 1917 
Scotton Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted Bradford.
Did not receive a war gratuity due to insufficient service.

Life History


William Arthur Champion was born 1885 Notting Hill, London. 
1901 Census has a William Arthur Champion, electrician's apprentice, living with his grandparents William and Ellen Champion at Bromley Road, North Kensington. 
William married Annice Smethurst nee Copley in 1909, Ipswich.She was a widow with two children, Frank Noel Smethurst born 1903 and Bertha Emilie Smethhurst born 1909.
1911 Census William Arthur Champion is living at 305 Park Lane, Bradford with Annice. They have been married for two years, states that they have had three children, two living. William is aged 26 years, occupation a labourer and Annice is aged 38 years. 
 

GALLAGER

cause of death : not known

GALLAGER
202089 Private Peter Gallagher 
4th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers (formerly 2606 Highland Light Infantry)
Died 29th May 1917 Buried 31st May 1917 
Hipswell Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted: Glasgow


Life History


Peter Gallagher was born in 1872, Glasgow.198 His parents were Michael Gallagher born 1828, Ireland and Ellen born 1831, Ireland. Michael was a shoemaker. On 1871 Census Michael and Ellen are living with sons James and John Gallagher at 66 Back Wynd, St Mary Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire. By 1881 Census Ellen is widowed and living with sons James, John, Peter and daughter Maria Hughes at 40 New Wynd, City, Blythswood, Lanarkshire.
Peter Gallagher married Alice Madill on 7th October 1892, Glasgow,she died sometime between 1903 and 1911. Peter appears on 1911 Census as a widower, he is living with his two sons Peter born 1894 and James born 1903, living at 80 Brook Street, St Clement, Camlachie, Glasgow.
Peter Gallagher remarried on 12th July 1912, Glasgow to Margaret Lowrie nee Britton, she was a widow.  Peter gives his occupation as general labourer.200 Their daughter Ellen Gallagher was born 5th September 1912, Glasgow.

Headstone Inscription: In Loving Memory of My Dear Husband From His Loving Wife. Mrs Gallagher, 83 Green St, Calton, Glasgow
 

KENNING

cause of death: Cerebro Spinal Fever Catterick Military Hospital

KENNING
266074 Lance Corporal Arthur George Kenning
7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died 9th June 1917 Buried 13th June 1917 
Hipswell Camp


Died from Cerebro Spinal Fever Catterick Military Hospital

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted: 16th November 1914
Arthur George Kenning was 19 years and six months on enlistment. 5ft 7 1/2". Occupation: painter.
He was wounded in action on 19th July 1916 at the Battle of Fromelles and returned to England on 21st July 1916.
Alfred George was admitted to Catterick Military Hospital on 11th April 1917 and by 17th April had had seven lumbar punctures to confirm Meningococcus but he was slowly improving.
25th April 1917 - Not so well. Losing weight. Headaches and fever continue, some excabation of infection meningococcei present and in more numbers.
10th May 1917 - Not making satisfactory progress. Lumbar puncture confirmed presence of meningococcus.
18th May 1917 - Patient very weak. Taking nourishment. Stryptoccal infection present.
27th May 1917 - Very weak. Delirious and noisy.
Died at 10.45pm on 9th June 1917.
Received British War and Victory Medals.
War gratuity and outstanding pay was made to his mother Ann House and brother Ernest.

Life History


Arthur George Kenning was born 11th May 1895, Coventry. His parents were Arthur Kenning born 1866, Warwickshire and Ann Quinney born 1869, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. They were married on 1st August, 1892, Coventry.208 Arthur was aged 26 years, occupation a carter. Arthur died in 1897, Coventry.
1911 Census Alfred House is living with Ann House at 24 Adelaide Street, Coventry. They had been married for six years and had had one child from this marriage, Alfred Henry House born 6th May 1905, Coventry. Arthur George Kenning was living at home along with his brothers, John, Ernest and Tom.
1901 Census Ann Kenning is living at 24 Adelaide Street, Coventry with her sons, she is a widow. Also living in the house as a boarder is an Alfred House.
Arthur's brother John William Kenning had joined 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, no. 16542, he was killed on 1st November 1916. He is remembered on Thiepval Memorial. There is an a photograph of John William on The Workers Union Records.

Headstone Inscription for Arthur George Kenning: Till The Day Breaks. Mrs. A. House, Adelaide St, Coventry.

SMITH

cause of death : not known

SMITH
205069 Private Charles Smith
5th Reserve Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Died 19th June 1917 Buried 23rd June 1917 
Hipswell Camp

Summary of Army Career


Born: 1881 Barrow, Lancashire
Enlisted: South Shields

Life History


Have not been able to confirm birth of Charles Smith but it is possible that this is him on the 1891 Census, living at 88 Marsh Street, Barrow in Furness, with an Edward Robinson age sixty three, born Yorkshire. Occupation: Railway plater. Edward's wife, Elizabeth, age sixty three, born Cumberland. Charles B Smith age eleven, born Barrow, adopted son.
 

YOUNG

cause of death : not known

YOUNG
TR/5/98064 Private Alfred Young
84th Training Reserve Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
(Formerly TR/5/70115 & T/308169 Royal Army Service Corps)
Died 25th July 1917 Buried 28th July 1917
Catterick

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted Tunstall, Staffordshire

Life History 


Alfred Young was baptised 3rd August 1898 at Christchurch, Tunstall Staffordshire.His parents were James Young born 1857 Newcastle upon Tyne, died 1921, Staffordshire and Rose Hannah Brammeld born 1864, Tunstall, Staffordshire,died 1936, Corbridge, Staffordshire.James' occupation was a potter.
1911 Census James and Rose Hannah are living with their children at 8 Sneyd Street,Tunstall. They have been married for 29 years, have had ten children, nine of whom are living. They are living with Rose Hannah's brother Thomas Brammeld, a publican. Alfred is aged twelve and still at school. Alfred's siblings were Elizabeth born 1884, James born 1882, John born 1885, Arthur born 1889, Rose born 1890, Jane born 1893, William born 1897, Margaret born 1901 and Thomas born 1903.

Remembered on Tunstall War Memorial
Headstone Inscription: To Forget Him A Vain Endeavour Love And Rememberance Last Forever. Mrs. R.H.Young, 3 Ravensdale Terrace, Nr. Tunstall, Staffordshire.
 

SCHOFIELD

cause of death : Cerebro Spinal Meningitis.

SCHOFIELD
232626 Driver Edward Schofield 
5th Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Died 27th October 1917 Buried 30th October 1917 
Scotton Camp


Died of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis.

 

Summary of Army Career


He enlisted at Huddersfield. Occupation: horse breeder.


Life History


Edward Schofield was born 8th June, 1889 in Oldham. His parents were John Schofield born 1857, Oldham and Emily Whitehead born 1864, Oldham. They were married on 11th February, 1884 at the Parish Church, South Shore, Lancaster. John was an engineer and a machine broker. Edward attended Hulme Grammar School, Oldham.
1911 Census John and Emily are living at Thurston Clough, Delph, Yorkshire. They have been married for 26 years, had six children, five of whom are still living. At home in 1911 were Edward, John Robert, Florence Mary, Harry and Whitehead.
Harry served with the Labour Corps. Regimental number: 530159. He was invalided out of the army.
Remembered on the Pots and Pans Memorial, Saddleworth.
Headstone Inscription: In Memory of My Beloved Son From His Sorrowing Father At Rest. Mr. J. Schofield, Bell Buildings, Mumps, Oldham

NEWTON

cause of death: not known

NEWTON
TR/5/113149 Private Francis Hartley Newton
86th Training Reserve Battalion
Died 22th November 1917 Buried 26th November 1917
Scotton Camp

 

Summary of Army Career


Enlisted: Huddersfield

Life History


Francis Hartley Newton was born in 1899,Wandsworth.226 His parents were Ernest Priestley Newton born 1867, Halifax and Alice Hartley born 1874, Halifax. Ernest was a patent agent.They married on 6th April 1896 at St Michael's Church, Battersea. Ernest's occupation is given as a clerk.228 Ernest's father was Frances William Newton, a tailor and Alice's father was Joseph Hartley, a wool merchant.
1911 Census Ernest and Alice are living at 105 Dewhurst Road, Huddersfield with Francis. They were married for fifteen years; having had one child who is still surviving.
Francis Newton is remembered on http://stmarymortlake.org.uk
 

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