Did your Yorkshire ancestor die in WW1? They could be listed in the book Craven’s Part in the Great War, produced by a local newspaper to commemorate the local men who had died for their country. Search over 4100 records and find out their name and regiment and even find photographs and details of the family they left behind in Yorkshire.
Each record shows both a transcript and an image of the original book. The amount of information can vary but you can find out the following about your ancestor:
Year of death
Age at death
Next of kin
Place of death
Whether missing or confirmed dead
Burial place or memorial
Published by the Craven Herald in 1920, Craven’s Part in the Great War was presented to all members of the forces from the Skipton Parliamentary Division. This was the brain child of Mr Walter Morrison, of Malham Tarn, who also funded the publication. Compiled by the editor of the Craven Herald John T Clayton, who was overseen by a board of trustees, work was started in 1916 and took over 3 years to complete.
The memorial itself is divided into two main sections. The first is a nominal roll, which contains just names, ranks and regiments. Following on from that is the Roll of Honour which includes more detail, including photographs, supplied by the families of the deceased. Here you can find when, and sometimes how your ancestor died, as well as details of parents, grandparents or spouses.