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Those who served

This list contains the names of 66 men and women from Stillington and Marton cum Moxby who served their country during WW2.

 


Arthur Anderson 

Squadron Sergeant Major

15/19 King's Royal Hussars

 

Enlisted 2/2/1926. Served Egypt, India, France, West Africa, East Africa, Burma, Seycelles, Ceylon, South and North Africa.

Medals: JGSM, Long Service, 39-45 Star, North Africa Star, Burma Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Robert Daykin Barningham 

Corporal

Royal Armoured Corps

22/1/1921-1991

 

Enlisted 1941. Also served in 7th Queen's Hussars, 7th Army Brigade, RAIF 1942-43, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1943 and Central Mediterranean Force 1943-1945.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Simon Barningham 

Driver

Royal Army Service Corps

7/2/1917-1994

 

Before enlistment in 1942 was a joiner. Discharged due to illness.


Thomas (Tom) Barningham

Marine Coxwain

Royal Marines 

1919-1998

 

Enlisted 5/12/1939. Served 5th RM Battery, 1st RMN Battery, 45 RM Commando, HMS 814 Flotilla, Southampton Harbour Patrol, LCVP. Served in West Africa, France and Germany.

Medals: DSM June 1944,  39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


(Robert) Guy Bullen

Captain

Royal Artillery

Born 1911 Stillington

 

Served AA Felixstowe.  Schoolteacher before enlistment. Moved to Kenya after the war.


Olive Alice Bulmer

Corporal

Auxiliary Territorial Service

1918 - 1970

 

Enlisted 1942. Served Belgium and France. Olive married Tom Barningham in 1948.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal.


Francis Burks

Private

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Born 1916

 

Enlisted 11/12/1933. Served Burma and Gibraltar.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star 41-43,  Defence Medal.


Frank Burnett 

Sapper

Royal Engineers

1915 at Stillington - 1989

 

Enlisted 7/7/1942. Served Algeria, Italy and Austria. Was a joiner before enlistment.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italian Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


George Burnett 

Gunner

Royal Artillery

1910 at Stillington-1999

 

Before enlistment on 17/10/1940 was a gardener. Served Egypt, Libya, Dodecanese Islands and Italy.

Medals:  39-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Harry Burnett

Lance Corporal

Military Police 

Born 1917 Stillington.

 

Enlisted 6/8/1942 and served SE command. Harry was a policeman in civilian life.

Medals:  Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


William Henry Burnett

Private

Duke of Wellington's

1908 at Stillington - 1983

 

Enlisted 6/5/1943. Served Italy.

Medals:  39-45 Star, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Edwin Lawrence Catton

Driver

Royal Army Service Corps 

1919 at Stillington-1984

 

Enlisted 1/12/1939 Served France, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, France and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Africa Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal.


Wilfred Arthur Catton 

Sapper

Royal Engineers

1917 at Stillington-2003

 

Enlisted 1/12/1939 Served France, Middle East, Italy and Sicily.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Victory Medal.


Arthur Cole

Gunner

Royal Artillery

1910 at Stillington - 1986 

 

Enlisted 16/9/1940. Served North Africa and Italy.

Medals: North Africa Star, 1st Army Clasp, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Richard Spencer Corbett

Corporal

RAF

1917 at Stillington - 1970

 

Enlisted 15/11/1939. Served France and Norway.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Leonard Davill 

Leading Aircraftman

Balloon Command.

1909 at Stillington-2004

 

Served Plymouth, Hull, Surrey and Kent.


Lilian Maud Davies 

Leading Wren

WRNS

 

Enlisted 30/10/1941. Served aboard HMS ships.

Medals: Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Robert Arthur Denton 

Royal Engineers 

1905 at Stillington - 1988


Francis (Frank) Denton

RAF

Born 1898 at Stillington


Robert Abell Foster

Corporal

Parachute Regiment, RAF 

1926-1998

 

Enlisted 18/1/1945. Served Airborne Division.

Medals: Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Robert Eric Gibson

Private

The Royal Scots 

1919 at Stillington -2008

 

Enlisted 24/6/1940. Served Gibraltar, Italy, Egypt and Palestine.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.

 

Robert Eric (Bob) Gibson

 


Lancelot Gospel 

Private

Northamptons

1913-1992

 

Enlisted 24/6/1940. Served Burma. 

Medals: 39-45 Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


William Rodney Gospel

Farrier Staff Sergeant

Yorkshire Hussars 

1909-2004

 

On enlistment, 1/9/1939, was a blacksmith. Served Palestine, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct with Clasp.


Margaret (Madge) Hope 

Lance Corporal

Auxiliary Territorial Service 

1926 at Stillington - 2010

 

Enlisted 4/5/1945. Served Home.


Arthur Horner 

Driver

Royal Army Service Corps. 

1911 at Stillington -1975

 

Enlisted 14/9/1944. Served India and China.


Fred Horner

Corporal

RAF 

1908 at Stillington-1987

 

Enlisted 2/5/1941. Served France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Cecil Hugill

Sapper

Royal Engineers

1920 at Stillington-2007

 

Enlisted 16/6/1940. Served Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy and Greece.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Africa Star with 1st Army Clasp, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Edna Mary Hugill 

Leading Aircraftwoman

WAAF

1922 at Stillington-2004

 

Enlisted 29/4/1942. Served Home. Edna married Frank Burnett in 1949.

Medals: Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Leslie Huggan

Trooper

Royal Irish Hussars

1902 - 1980

 

Enlisted 2/9/1926. Served British Army of the Rhine, Egypt, Palestine, Libya, Cyprus, France, Holland and Belgium.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Palestine/Africa Star, 8th Army, Long Service and Good Conduct, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Charles Edward Hutchinson

Lance Corporal 

1925 at Stillington -2012

 

Served with RAF, Royal Welch (Welsh) Fusiliers, Yorks and Lancs Reg, West Yorks Reg and Royal Signals. Served in India and Burma.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Doreen Johnson

Private

Auxiliary Territorial Service 

1927 at Stillington-1992

 

Enlisted 4/4/1945. Served Home.

Medal: Victory Medal.

 


Ernest Johnson 

Chief Petty Officer, Telegraphist

Royal Navy

1907-1985

 

Enlisted 6/5/1918. Served China, North America, West Indies, Mediterranean, Russia, Palestine, North Africa, Italy and 'D' Day.

Medals: 1914-1918 Medal, Palestine, 39-45 Star, Atlantic Medal, France/Germany Star, North Africa Star, Italy Star, Long Service and Good Conduct, Oak Leaf.


Noel Kay 

RAF 

1916-1984


George Albert Lambert

Sapper

Royal Engineers 

1923-1998

 

Enlisted 1/7/1943. Served France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


John Richard Lambert

Sergeant

RAF 

1921-1993

 

Enlisted 8/9/1938. Served Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, West Africa, North Africa and Tunisia.

Medals: 39-45 Star, North Africa Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


 

Richard Samuel Lucas 

Corporal

Somerset Light Infantry

Born 1915

 

Enlisted 19/3/1941. Served France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, where he was wounded twice.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France& Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Geoffrey Metcalfe 

Lance Corporal

RAF

7/9/1922 Stillington - 30/1/2016

 

Enlisted 3/9/1942. Served Iceland, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Medals: France & Germany Star, Defence Medal.

 

Geoff Metcalfe. Photograph taken 1942


James Sidney Metcalfe 

Leading Aircraftman

RAF

Born 1926 Stillington

 

Enlisted 22/3/1944. Served East Africa.

Medal: Defence Medal.


John Horatio Moreland 

Sergeant

RAF

 1920-1994

 

Enlisted 28/11/1938. Served Palestine, Syria, Libya, Tripolitania, Iraq, Persia and Egypt.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Africa Star and Rosette,  Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


(Charles) Leslie Moreland

Warrant Officer Air Gunner

RAF 

1923-2000

 

Enlisted 24/11/1943. Served 13 operations over Germany including 1000 bomber raid of Dortmund, March 1945.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


William Henry Morfoot 

Corporal

Royal Army Service Corps

1918-1999

 

Enlisted Sept 1939. Served France, Belgium, Brazil, South Africa and India.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Charles Morfoot

Private

Green Howards, Loyals, Hampshires

  1923-1996

 

Enlisted 18/6/1942. Served North Africa, Italy and Austria.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italy Star,  Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Arthur Nelson 

Leading Seaman

Royal Navy

 

Enlisted March 1939. Served on a minesweeper.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Palestine Medal, North Africa Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Arthur Bernard North

Driver

Royal Army Service Corps 

1925 at Stillington-2002

 

Enlisted 2/12/1943. Served Italy.

Medals: Italy Star, Defence Medal.


Harold James North

Private

Royal Army Ordinance Corps 

1924 at Stillington-2002

 

Enlisted 15/10/1942. Served France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Herbert William North 

Driver

Royal Engineers.

Born 1926 Stillington

 

Enlisted 8/8/1944. Served Italy, Greece and Egypt.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italy Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Charles Reginald Scaife 

Driver

Royal Army Service Corps

1918 at Stillington -1990

 

Enlisted 2/1/1940. Served France, India and Burma.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


George Edward Scaife 

Craftsman

Royal Electrical and

Mechanical Engineers

1899 at Stillington - 1967

 

Enlisted Oct 1939. Served overseas 1939-42.

Medals: General Service, 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


George Frederick Scaife 

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

1926-2001

 

Served Mediterranean and Italy.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Harold Scaife 

Trooper

The Yorkshire Hussars 

1915 at Stillington - 1977

 

  Enlisted 9/2/1939. Served Palestine, Cyprus, Syria, Egypt, Libya, France and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Africa Star with Clasp, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal Territorial Medal.

Harold Scaife. Photograph taken 3/10/1939 at Malton.


Robert William Scaife

Lance Corporal

Duke of Wellington's

& Green Howards

1912 at Stillington-1975

 

Enlisted 24/6/1940. Served Burma.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.

 

 

Robert William (Bob) Scaife.

 


Norman Scaife 

Corporal

Royal Army Service Corps

1915 at Stillington - 1986

 

Enlisted 16/5/1940. Served Egypt and Libya.

Medals:  Africa Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


George Thomas Scurr 

Staff Sergeant

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

1924-2004

 

  Enlisted 3/5/1939. Served France, Belgium and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Service Medal, Defence Medal.


Douglas Geoffrey Sell 

Lance Corporal

RAF

1920-1989

 

Enlisted April 1940. Served France, Holland and Belgium.

Medals:  France & Germany Star, Victory Medal.


Harry Simpson 

Lance Corporal

Royal Army Service Corps

 

Enlisted 15/6/1940. Served Tunisia, Italy and Austria. Wounded Italy.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italy Star, Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp.


Donovan Brand Smith 

Captain

Royal Artillery

  1921 - 1960

 

  Enlisted 13/2/1941. Served Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy and Austria.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Italy Star, Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Stanley Smith 

Corporal

Irish Guards

 

Enlisted 20/6/1940. Served Home.


Raymond Souter

Corporal

RAF

1922 Stillington - 2007

 

Enlisted 10/9/1942. Served South Africa, Egypt, Cyrenaica and Palestine.


 Douglas Sparrow 

Able Seaman

Fleet Air Arm 

1926-2009

 

Enlisted 16/1/1945. Served Malta, HMS Goldfinch and HMS Falcon.

Medals: Atlantic Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.


Ronald Walter Taylor

Sapper

Royal Engineers

 

Enlisted 15/11/1940. Served India and Burma.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal.


Charles Thompson 

Gunner

Royal Artillery

  1911-1989

 

Enlisted 16/9/1940. Served North Africa, where he was stationed when he sent the letter below back home to Mrs Sparrow, landlady of The White Bear. Also served Italy, Dalmatia, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Africa Star,  Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.

 

dear mrs sparrow, just a few lines to let you all no i am o k and had a safe journey. we are among the arabs and mosquitoes they live a bit different to us, we shall soon get tanned with heat. the farmers seem to grow fruit mainly in this field they get cheap work done, with the arabs, one thing we have to be carefull about is going about in the dark by ourselfs, there seems to be now tractors hear nothing but donkeys mules and arab ponys, if we go out on a night for a drink we have to take our mugs with us, there seems to be no beer all wines and if you don't mind you can get drugged with them, you would be surprised when you got to no i had gone over to north africa. well i will have to close now cheerio, from your old f. charlie.t.


Herbert Ronald Thompson 

Private

Duke of Wellington's

1913-1995

 

Enlisted 15/11/1940. Served India and Burma.

Medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal.

Bert Thompson. Photograph taken 1940


Margaret Toase 

Wren

WRNS

Born 1923.

 

Enlisted 19/8/1942. Served HMS Pembroke and HMS Gosling.


John William (Jack) Whitwell

Gunner

Royal Artillery

1918-1986

 

Enlisted 11/10/1939. Served France (wounded at Dunkirk), France and Germany.

Medals: 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star.


Cecil Wood 

Sapper

Royal Engineers

1918 at Stillington - 1977

 

Enlisted 19/10/1939. Served France, Belgium, Dunkirk, Persia, Cyprus, Iraq, Syria and Libya. POW from 29/6/1942 for 3 years in Italy, and Germany at Stalag IV-D/Z Annanburg in Saxony-Anhalt. 

Medals: Mentioned in dispatches 1940, 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.

 

 

Cecil Wood. Photograph taken shortly after his enlistment.Cecil Wood. Photograph taken in Middle East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(William) Frank Yorke

Royal Navy

Born 1918 Stillington Grange Farm

 

Frank Yorke, taken at 'The Great World Park' in Singapore.