War Memorials

St. Peter's Church has a brass bronzed memorial plaque fastened to the north wall listing some of the men who died in the Great War, and a framed hand-written memorial Role of Honour which lists the men who served in the Great War is held in the Ibbotson Institute - the village hall.

Died in the Great War

The following seventeen men associated with Hebden fell in the First World War. The main source of this section has been the "Craven’s Part in the Great War" website, and clicking on a name takes you to the soldier's entry on that website. The last two columns indicate whether the name appears on a bronze memorial plaque in St. Peter's church, and/or on a Roll of Honour held in the Ibbotson Institute. An individual's connection to Hebden is not always clear in a number of cases, but their name does appears on the Roll of Honour. Note that all three Hoyle brothers who were living in Chapel Lane in 1891 lost their lives.

Name Rank Regiment Date died Age Connection with Hebden Church Institute
Beaumont, Benjamin Private Suffolk Regiment 1917-07-29 24 Born in Hebden, and living there in 1901 and 1911. Yes
Burley, William Private West Riding Regiment 1915-09-30 19 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Chapman, John Walmsley Driver Army Service Corps 1915-05-14 27 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Crowther, Maurice Robinson Private West Yorkshire Regiment 1916-07-01 26 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Hoyles, Ernest Lance Sergeant Canadian Infantry 1916-06-03 30 Born in Hebden, and living there in 1891
Hoyles, George Corporal West Riding Regiment 1917-03-23 34 Born in Hebden, and living there in 1891
Hoyles, Richard Private East Lancashire Regiment 1917-10-05 37 Born in Hebden, and living there in 1881 & 1891
Inman, John Sergeant Royal Field Artillery 1920-09-26 34 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Newbould, Arthur Lance Corporal Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1918-07-30 23 Living in Hebden in 1901 Yes Yes
Perks, Robert Clement Temporary Captain West Riding Regiment 1918-10-27 23 His father Thomas Perks lived in Hebden at the time of his death Yes Yes
Rodwell, John Robert Private West Riding Regiment 1917-04-22 26 Born in Hebden and living there in 1891
Simpson, Timothy Holmes Private West Riding Regiment 1917-05-03 20 Living in Hebden in 1911 Yes Yes
Townson, William Henry Private Northumberland Fusiliers 1918-03-22 41 Born in Hebden and living there in 1881 & 1911
Wellock, John William Private West Riding Regiment 1918-09-08 22 Born in Hebden and living there in 1901
Whitehead, Thomas Private West Riding Regiment 1917-12-02 23 Living in Hebden at the time of his death. Yes
Whitfield, John William Private West Riding Regiment 1917-10-09 25 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes
Wood, Hubert Private West Riding Regiment 1916-11-14 22 Connection with Hebden not known. Yes

War memorial bronze plaque in St. Peter's Church

Bronze World War 1 memorial plaque in St. Peter's, Hebden
Bronze World War 1 Memorial Plaque in St. Peter's Church. Click image for larger resolution

The following names appear on the bronze plaque in St. Peter's Church commemorating those who fell in the Great War:

Robert Clement Perks, D.S.O., Aged 23
Arthur Newbould, Aged 23
Timothy Holmes Simpson, Aged 20
Benjamin Beaumont, Aged 24
Thomas Whitehead, Aged 25

Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute

There is a hand-written framed document kept in the Ibbotson Institute recording the names of those associated with Hebden who served in the Great War. The names are transcribed below in the order they appear on the document.

Burley, William
Bell, David
Beanland, William
Brockbank, John
Chapman, Jack
Cummings, John William
Crowther, Morris
Cox, Joseph
Darwen, Thomas
Eley, William
Fairclough, Harry
Harper, Richard
Oldsworth, Hugh R
Heyworth, Joseph
Harrison, Robert
Haigh, William
Inman, John
Jackman, John Maurice
Kelby, John Christopher
Longstaff, Christopher
Limmers, Walter
Major, Frank
Maxfield, Wallace
Miller, Thomas
Nicholls, Thomas
Oldfield, William
Parrington, David
Reynolds, Thomas
Robinson, Albert Victor
Smale, Thomas
Simpson, Herbert
Stubbs, Arthur
Stubbs, William
Titherington, William
Verity, Thomas
Verity, George
Whitfield, John W
Worsley, Thomas
Willis, Alfred Leonard
Warhurst, Frank
Wood, Hubert
Watson, J Alfred
Dixon, Harry
Perks, Robert C
Weatherhead, George William
Newbould, Harvey
Kitching, John
Moore, John
Stockdale, Jerry
Newbould, Arthur
Waddilove, Joseph W
Longthorne, William
Simpson, Tim H
Longthorne, Fred
Longthorne, Tom
Moore, William
Stockdale, Thomas
Horner, Richard
Whitehead, Tom
Hargreaves, Joseph
Beaumont, Ben
Simpson, Robert
Horsley, Howard
Longthorne, Herbert
Willis, Stanley Albert
World War 1 Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute, Hebden
Photograph: John Richardson
World War 1 Role of Honour in the Ibbotson Institute, Hebden.
Photograph: Chris Foster
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