World War One

Memorabilia

Aysgarth Parish 

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Below are items of memorabilia for World War One.

The names are in alphabetical order, by Place name or Surname, scroll down to find a particular name. 

Please notify me of any errors. Thank you.

If you have more information or a photograph to add, please contact me, thank you.

The framed Roll of Honour, for Aysgarth township, was recently discovered in Aysgarth Institute, see the Home Front section  Aysgarth for a transcript of the 50 names.

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Framed Roll of Honour 

in the Great War

(courtesy of Aysgarth Institute).

Below is a close up of the 'Names of Men Members of this Institute who went from Aysgarth Township and  Thornton Rust Townships to serve in the Great War 1914-1918'. 'Men who gave their lives for their Country', and 'Nurses' are listed separately below the list of names. All the names are listed in alphabetical order. See the Home Front section  Aysgarth for a transcript of the 50 names .

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Names on the Roll of Honour 

in the Great War

(courtesy of Aysgarth Institute).

Aysgarth Methodist Chapel Roll of Honour - 36 Names, for the transcript of the names, see the Home Front section  Aysgarth.

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Aysgarth Methodist Chapel

Roll of Honour in the Great War

(courtesy of Aysgarth Methodist Chapel).

Harold's widow, Hannah, had his medals, death penny, letter from the King and their wedding  photograph framed, see photographs below. For Harold's biography see Bibliographies section A-C.

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Harold Binks' British War Medal

(courtesy of Joyce Binks and Madge Sayer).

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Harold Binks' Victory Medal

(courtesy of Joyce Binks and Madge Sayer).

Private Harold Binks of West Burton, framed

war memorabilia

(courtesy of Joyce Binks and Madge Sayer)

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Harold Binks’ Death Penny 

(courtesy of Joyce Binks and Madge Sayer).

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Letter from King George V

to Harold Binks’ widow

(courtesy of Joyce Binks

and Madge Sayer)

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Harold Binks & Hannah Paley

on their wedding day, May 1916

(courtesy of Joyce Binks and Madge Sayer)

When the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June 1919, Saturday 19th July was declared a bank holiday, known as Peace Day. These are the amazing celebratory scenes at the Rookery, Bishopdale, former home of Colonel John William Lodge, who died in 1917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace Day Celebrations at the Rookery, Bishopdale, 19th July 1919

(courtesy of DCM, Hawes).

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A commemorative cup and saucer from the Peace Celebrations in Bishopdale on Saturday 19th July 1919.

Burton-cum-Walden

Below is the framed Memorial to the fallen, displayed in West Burton Methodist Chapel and the small plaque at the base of the frame.

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West Burton Methodist Chapel

Framed Memorial of the Fallen 1914-1918

(courtesy of West Burton Methodist Chapel).

Plaque on the above Memorial

(courtesy of West Burton Methodist Chapel)

 

 

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Mark Hammond (1894-1981)                                                    Aysgarth

Mark Hammond served as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Unit 111HB (Heavy Brigade). Below are some WW1 memorabilia that belonged to Mark. The spurs are a reminder that horses played a significant part in the Great War. Further information about Mark can be seen in the Biographies section H-L

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Mark’s WW1 Memorabilia: Horse spurs, shoulder badge, cap badge, War Medal, Victory Medal and penknife.

(Courtesy of Clive Hammond, grandson.)

Below is a letter to his niece, Maggie Simpson written on 17 December 1917[Maggie, who was aged 20 when she received the letter, was the eldest daughter of Jack's sister, Jane Elizabeth]. The transcript and further information about Jack can be seen in the Biographies section H-L