They Also Served...
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Introduction

Some local parishes, like Kirkby and Broughton, honoured all those who served. (See photo, right. CLICK on it for enlarged view).
We feel it would be good to remember all those from Stokesley who served and survived, as well as the 54 men recorded as Fallen already commemorated in the Stokesley Parish Book of Remembrance.

Thanks to the availability of military records, we originally found a further 120 names. Subsequently the Northallerton Archive has provided us with a list of Stokesley and District voters who were absent on war service in 1918. This provided us with a total of over 170 names, though some of these are men who fell in 1918 and are recorded in the Book of Remembrance. Our most recent discovery (March 2014) was a manuscript Roll of Honour1 which contains more than 290 names compiled by Charles Hall (who co-ordinated the creation of Stokesley's Book of Remembrance).

All this means that we now have a total of nearly 350 men who served in the Great War to research!!!!

The names of these men will be added to our own 'Local Roll of Honour' as we research them. All are men linked to Stokesley and District who served in the Great War: some fell but are for one reason or another not included in the Book of Remembrance. Some of these men were born in Stokesley, others lived or worked within the Stokesley Poor Law Union. In a few cases cases the men came from elsewhere but enlisted at Stokesley. Many of them are ancestors of today's Stokesley folk. They are the men of this town who returned home and helped to make it what it is today.

To see the men so far identified, (and any information now available) click on

The Local Roll of Honour


We would be most grateful for further information about any of these men, or others that we have not so far discovered. All information received will be credited to the providers with our thanks.

If you can help, please contact us on the site email address: moc.loa|gatirehyelsekots#moc.loa|gatirehyelsekots

Thanks

Val and Keith Burton

Stokesley Society Heritage Group

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