19th November 2013
WW1 memorials in our area
The Local History Days at Clements Hall at the beginning of November featured many interesting talks, walks and displays, and we would like to thank all concerned for their efforts in contributing to this event.
Dick Hunter writes:
York has 146 WW1 memorials. We visited St Mary Bishophill Junior plaque with 81 names, including Able Seaman Harry Daggett (19) of 28 Dale Street. After the military listing appeared Mary Carter (22) and Elizabeth West (53) who died in the Barnbow munitions factory explosion in 1916. The parish plaque in St Clements Church had 156 names, displayed by military unit and rank. And next to it St Clements School plaque with 73 names. The school (which was in Cherry Street, Clementhorpe) was one of twenty York Corporation schools with plaques. For further details see http://www.ukniwm.org.uk and http://www.yorkandthegreatwar.com.