COTTINGLEY IN WW1

At least 171 men associated with the village of Cottingley served in the armed forces during the First World War.

The names of 147 appear on a tablet in Cottingley Town Hall, while the names of 29 who died appear on the War Memorial which stands outside St. Michael & All Angels’ Church. The names of three men who died are missing from the War Memorial.

Cottingley Town Hall tablet

The photographs below show the war memorial in its original location outside St. Michael & All Angels’ Church when the church was sited on Cottingley Cliffe Road, just above the Sun Inn, and the refurbished memorial in its present location outside the church on Canon Pinnington Mews.

 

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This website provides information about as many of those men as possible. Information about a handful remains to be discovered.

The names of those who remain mysterious are:

S. M. Crook

M. Lancaster

D. Tankard

J. A. Woodhouse

W. H. Wright