Surnames A - C

H W Appleby

William Applegarth

The son of William Forman Applegarth (a tinsmith, originally from Hull) and Ruth Hartas of Stokesley (married in Stokesley, 1885).

Born 1886 in Stokesley; married at Stokesley in 1905 to Alice Mary Milburn. Had a daughter Maria, born in Stokesley in 1906. Probably listed in 1911 census as a shopkeeper in Hutton Rudby, but enlisted at Northallerton 13/11/1914 as Private 2405 in 4th Yorkshire Regiment. He then gave his occupation as labourer, living at 13 Snowdon Street, Eston.
He had previously served 4 years in the 1st Yorkshire Volunteer Regiment.
Transferred to 24th Battalion 29th May, 1915.

Robert Henry Armstrong

Son of William Armstrong (master grocer from Ossett) and Mary Esther Nellist of Stokesley, (married in Stokesley, 1893)

Born 1897 in Stokesley and resident in 1911 in Stone House (Stone Hall) Stokesley with 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Enlisted 11/12/1916 at Ripon at age 19 years 11 months, a grocer by trade. He was 5'6.25 inches tall and had a chest measurement of 34.5 inches and weighed 118lbs. His physical development was described as good but he had scars on the left arm and leg and was suffering from an inguinal hernia and his teeth were deficient.
Joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as Gunner 133344. He was in the UK from December 1916 to 26th July 1917 during which time (Feb 1917) he was sent to the military Hospital at Edinburgh Castle to be fitted with a new truss, but the surgeon gave his opinion that the truss he was already using was quite satisfactory.

Posted to France 27/7/1917 as a Gunner. Wounded 23/9/1917 and sent to hospital. Returned to his base, 3/10/1917. Demobilised February, 1919.

A Robert Henry Armstrong married Phylis Hannah Elizabeth Raby (whose family came from Swainby and resided for a time in Carlton) in Stokesley in 1921. They seem to have had 3 daughters: Olive b 1921, Helen b 1922 and Vera b 1924.

Reginald Baines

Son of John Baines (a tailor from Easingwold) and Mary Elizabeth Rontree (born in Stokesley). They had married in York in 1869 and in 1911 were living on Levenside in Stokesley.

Born in Stokesley in 1889. In the 1911 census, Reginald was living with his uncle, also a tailor, in Middlesbrough.
Attested at Richmond, 4/11/1914 to the 19th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment as Private 15450. He was 25 years and 4 months old and 5' 6.75" tall. His chest was 35.75" and he weighed 136lbs. He was described as of dark complexion with brown eyes and black hair. He had previously served 2 years in the Territorials before buying himself out.
He gave his occupation as 'Gardener'.

On 6th November 1914, he was posted to the 6th Battalion, then to the 3rd Battalion exactly one year later. On 16th December, 1916, he was posted to 2nd Battalion. Reginald was in the UK until 1/7/1915 and again from 23/9/1915 to 15/12/1916. He was with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 2/7/1915 to 22/9/1915 and then to France 16/12/1915 to 12/2/1916. Reginald was in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley 13/2/1916 having arrived from France on the ss St Denis, where he is listed as of A Company, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. He was discharged as no longer physically fit for war service due to neurasthenia, shellshock and gunshot wound caused by active service on 2/10/1916 and granted a pension of 25 shillings per week.

Received the Silver War Badge No. 110.652 (to be worn with civilian dress) as well as the 1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Reginald was the uncle of John Rontree Baines (see the Book of Remembrance and the Fallen).

A Reginald Baines was married in 1917 to Olive Hodgson in Middlesbrough. Three births in the area are recorded to Baines/Rontree, and some or all of these may be children of this marriage: Florence, b Middlesbrough, 1918; Albert R, b Stokesley 1919; Doris, b Stokesley 19

H Bainbridge

W Bainbridge

W Bakes

A Barker

Noel Cecil Barnes

W Barr

Sidney Blewett

W Booth

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