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Great War Memorial

St Peter's 13-18

Great War Memorial

Remembering the dead

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Our aim for this website is to commemorate former pupils and members of staff of St Peter’s School who served during the First World War and lost their lives in doing so.

We hope that, in addition to being a beneficial resource in school,  the information will be made more widely available to support research across the world. Should you have further information or photographs that you wish to share about the people commemorated here, please contact our volunteer Archivist John Armstrong at archives@stpetersyork.org.uk. Please note that John only volunteers on Wednesday and will respond to your query as soon as possible. If your enquiry is urgent please contact Philippa Dunford-Jeffs at p.dunfordjeffs@stpetersyork.org.uk.  

We are grateful to John Armstrong, our IT Systems Manager, for extensive research undertaken prior to this project; Avril Pedley and John V Mitchell, our previous Archivists; Ian Lancaster, Angela Sanderson and many others who have contributed to our records.

Below is a table of those Peterites who fought and died for the country during the Great War (1914-1918). 

Click on any name to take you to the soldier's profile which includes information such as regiment, home city and the cemetery where they are buried.

Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918

ALLEN, William Sproston LAWTON, William Victor
ALLENBY, Augustus Heathcote LEONARD, Herbert Shaw
BARTON, Bernard MACKAY, Donald Paley
BASKETT, Roger Mortimer MAXWELL, James Watson
BEAUMONT, Philip Fairclough McFARLANE, William Arthur
BETHELL, Richard Carrington McGUIRE, Brian
BINGHAM, Frank Miller MORTIMER, James

CADLE, Lawrence Miles

NORTHCOTE, James Fitz Gaulfrid
CAMM, Bertram Cunliffe PATTINSON, Edwin Potter
CLEMONS, Arthur John PENTY, Sidney Wallace
COLLEY, John Francis PETERS, Gerard
COOKSON, Bryan REYNOLDS, Guy Beresford Eaton
DURRANT, Humphrey Mercer Lancelot RICHARDS, Peter Arthur Wilmott
FAIRBANK, Geoffrey Thurnam RICHARDSON, Tom
FERGUSON, Fritz Eberhard RIGBY, James Richard Anderton
FERNANDES, Dudley Luis De Tavora ROBINSON, Charles Lawson
FISHER, Thomas Wilfred ROY, Kenneth James
FOSTER, John Cecil SCAWIN, William Neville
FOSTER, Robert Douglas SCOTT, George Jefferson
GRAY, Oswald SHANN, Kenneth
HARLAND, Eustace William SMITH, The Rev. Fred Seaton
HARPLEY, Robert Ableson STEPHENSON, Charles Lindsay
HAWORTH, Harold Stanley STORRS-FOX, Geoffrey Noel
HAYNES, William Harold TATE-SMITH, Robert Ronald
HEAP, Thomas Reginald TENNENT, Oswald Moncrieff
HILLYARD, Noel Hardcastle THORNSBY, Robert Henry
HORTON, Reginald William TROTTER, Alick Dunbar
HUTCHISON, Alexander WADSWORTH, Maurice Moxon
JOHNSON, Richard Digby WATSON, John Peirson
JOLLY, Benton Ord WEST, George Clifford
JONES, Percy Barrett WHYTEHEAD, Hugh Richard Augustin
KENNEDY, David Hew WILSON, William Victor Royal
KING, Percy James Church WINDLE, Harold Edmund
KNOWLES, Frank Henry

 

Sources of further information

Archives Gallery.

*Please note this page is still under development.

The Fifteen

The 'Fifteen'Click image to expand. The above photo shows the 1st XV St Peter's rugby team of the 1913 season. Pictured are: AO Johnson, GF Tendall Esq, RA Harpley, HL Chilman, EP Pattinson, CEH Medhurst, HB Greenwood, H Richardson, G Millhouse, PAW Richards, WN Bryning, WH Haynes, GC West, WR Wray, HW Hussey, D Cluff.

Memorial Hall

After the War, the School decided to build a new hall to commemorate the fallen and cater for the growing numbers of pupils. Click the below image to see the appeal letter.

WWI War Memorial Appeal

 

The Memorial Hall is now also the site of a commemorative plaque:

Memorial Hall plaque

 

Additional pieces include the Roll of Honour, located just outside the Chapel.

Roll of Honour

 

And below, the Memorial Tablet in the Chapel.

Chapel Memorial Tablet