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Residents who swerved their country in time of need.


Anglo Boer War South Africa


George Wynne Tweedie (Riseborough Hall)

(Born Australia 1882 to Scottish parents)

Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders


George Wynne Tweedie Medal Index Card


Lt. George Wynne Tweedie Medals

During the First World War men associated with Normanby served in all theatres.


Private Albert Walton

48553, 9th (Northumberland Hussars) Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers

who was K. I. A. age 22 on 22 March 1918

Son of Robert and Kate Walton, of Normanby, Sinnington, Yorks.

Remembered with honour



Albert Walton Medal Entitlement


Albert Walton Effects


Medal Index Card (MIC)

Albert's Medals


The Memorial Plaque were often displayed in prominent positions in the household and were an important part in the grieving process.  The two dolphins either side of Britannia represent Britain's dominant position at sea. At the bottom of the plaque a lion bites into an eagle representing Germany. Around the picture the legend reads "He died for freedom and honour", or for the six hundred plaques issued to commemorate women, "She died for freedom and honour".

 Also known as the “Death Penny”, 4¾ (120mm) diameter.  1,355,000 plaques were issued using 450 tons of bronze.

Arras Memorial

Cannon Anthony Simpson Harnby

(1885 - 1967)

Royal Army Chaplains' Department (RAChD)


British War & Victory Medal


Padre A. S. Harnby brought the crucifix back from the

Somme battlefield in 1916 and it now hangs over the pulpit in St. Andrews Church, Normanby

Rev'd John Edward Norman Jackson

(1886 - 1971)

Royal Army Chaplains' Department (RAChD)


British War & Victory Medal

Padre John E. N. Jackson medals are in the ownership

of Bernie awaiting repatriation with a family member.


The Hornby Family


This Hornby family (not to be confused with the George Stevenson Hornby’s family at Normanby) of Lance Butts Farm, Lance Butts Cottage (Normanby Lane), Rook Barugh and later White Thorn Farm not strictly Normanby Parish but Salton Parish.  However, in formal documents all the children are declared by their parents to be born at Normanby and lived in the parish.  It is therefore appropriate that the sacrifices this family made in First World War be fully recorded as accurate as possible.


The above Yorkshire Gazette has reported incorrectly the brother’s names and Regiments.




Top Left;

Wilfred Harrison Hornby 1896-1916 (Pte 1494 Yorkshire Regt & 6538 York & Lancaster Regt Killed In Action 7 Sept 1916).

Remembered at Marton (Church School) Mission Room


It is unclear why H. (Wilfred Harrison) Hornby is remembered on Marton’s School Memorial Plaque, other than all the children were reported absent at Normanby School in January 1901 and discovered at Marton School six weeks later by the attendance officer (Kid catcher).


Wilfred H Hornby was working at Brecks Farm, Pockley before joining the Territorial Force on the 25th June 1913 some 14 months before war was declared.

C.W.G.C. Authuille, France

 Top Right

Ernest Hornby 1897-1962 (Pte T/37307 Army Service Corp & 51391 Cheshire Regt).


Bottom Left:

Robert Edwin Hornby1892-1964 (Pte 36924 East Yorkshire Regt & 445882 Labour Corp).


Bottom Right:

John William Hornby 1890-1962 (Pte 64988 Durham Light Infantry & 21822 Labour Corp).


Identified by their Service cap badges and Service documents in 2016.

James Timms

Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)



King's Silver Medal award to the wounded

Jim's Medals


Jim against all odds, survived three evacuations and twice returned to the Frontline,  surviving a direct hit to the head.



15 July 1915 James (Jim) Timms (1895-1965) enlisted in the Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards) regimental number, 201507.

21 March 1916, Jim was posted to the 1/4th Battalion in France, Jim’s first experiences of the trenches was on the 31 March, when the Battalion took over trenches in front of Kemmel from the 31st Canadian Battalion.

28 June 1916, Jim was invalided back to England, and was admitted to the County of Middlesex War Hospital, St. Albans.  

24 December 1916, Jim was posted to the 37 Infantry Base Depot at Etaples, France.  Jim spent Christmas day travelling from Folkestone to Boulogne on a troopship.

27 July 1917, Jim was invalided back to England arriving at the Military Hospital Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 14 August 1917.

7 November 1917, Jim had recovered enough to be sent back to France.

22nd to 31st March 1918, Jim would have been involved in heavy fighting, his unit the 1/4th Battalion lost 368 other ranks in 10 days.

10 April. 1918, Jim suffered a bullet wound to the back of the head and was evacuated to the 17 Casualty Clearing Station, near Hazebrouck, the same day. 

31 May 1918, for the third time in the war, Jim found himself once more at an Infantry Base Depot in Etaples, France and transferred to the Labour Corp, due to wounds unfit for frontline service. Regimental number 601380

 24 February 1919, he was discharged at Nottingham, having served 3 years, 7 months and 9 days.

Second Lieutenant Samuel Sugden Lockwood J.P.

Royal Army Service Corp


British War & Victory Medal



Second Lieutenant Samuel Sugden Lockwood

Medal Index Card and Medals awarded

      Served Salonika

General Sir Roy Butcher KBE. CB. MC

1 Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), August 1914, in Glasgow:

11 August 1914, landed at Rouen as Lines of Communication troops;

 (wounded 1915 France):


During the Second World War men associated with Normanby served in all theatres.



Lieutenant Colonel Arthur John Reginald Hill

(1903 - 1944)

23663, H.Q. 455 Army Troops Engineers, Royal Engineers

who died on 17 March 1944

(also commemorated in Normanby churchyard the

son of The Rev Reginald James Hill

rector of the Normanby 1894 -1897)

Remembered with honour.)


Lieutenant Colonel Alec Sugden Lockwood - Army

(son of Samuel Sugden Lockwood)

William (Gilla) Frank - Army

West Yorkshire Regiment


William (Gilla) Frank

Calcutta India December 1945

Burma Star & Silver Rose, 1939/45 Star, & Defence Medal.


King's Medal award to the wounded

William Frank wounded notification 7 April 1945 Burma

Now on 10 shillings per day (50p) early February 1945 and we are told to be ready for a return to the battle for Burma.  March 1945 arrived and the West Yorkshires with the rest of 9 Brigade were flown in to Merktila, in central Burma.  Behind the Japanese lines and across their lines of communications, by the end of March the Japanese withdrew, after a month of heavy fighting we the West Yorkshires also suffered heavily again (William Frank wounded).

Quote "War Diary"

John Wood - Army & Special Constable

Royal Artillery


John Wood c.1946

John Wood's W.W.2 Medals


John Wood's

Special Constable

Medal & Badge

Palestine 1945-48


Sergeant Thomas  Foxton - Army


Tom served as a Blacksmith in the Palestine campaign unsure of his Regiment.



A number stayed in the forces or joined after 1945


Captain  McDonald Smith- Army


David Cairncross TA



 Alan Smith - RAF (National Service), Special Constable & 

Royal Observer Corps



 Dennis Stead - RAF (National Service)



Johnny Hodgson - Royal Marines



John Dickinson ( National Service)



Brian Simpson - 30 years RAF



Robert Hunt - Royal Navy

(including Ark Royal)



Bernard Frank - 25 years Royal Engineers

Regular Reserve of Officers - 14 years (total 39 years service)





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