York and The Great War
 
 
Casualty Roll of Honour - Introduction
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - A
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - B
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - C
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - D
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - E
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - F
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - G
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - H
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - I
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - J
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - K
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - L
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - M
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - N
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - O
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - P
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - Q
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - R
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - S
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - T
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - U
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - V
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - W
 
 
York Casualty Roll of Honour - Y
 
 
War memorials introduction
 
 
Acomb War Memorial
 
 
Acomb Methodist War Memorial
 
 
Bishopthorpe War Memorial
 
 
Dringhouses War Memorial
 
 
Fulford War Memorial
 
 
Heworth War Memorial
 
 
York - Holy Trinity, Micklegate War Memorial
 
 
Osbaldwick War Memorial
 
 
York - Jalland Memorial
 
 
York - Leeman Road District War Memorial
 
 
York - Leeman Road Working Men's Club War Memorial
 
 
York - Micklegate Trinity National School Memorial
 
 
York - Munitions Workers Memorial
 
 
York - Rowntree's Memorial, Haxby Road
 
 
York - Post Office War Memorial
 
 
York - St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace
 
 
York - St Clement's Church, Scarcroft Road - parish memorial
 
 
York - St Cuthbert's Church War Memorial, Peasholme Green
 
 
York - St Denys Church, Walmgate, Parish Memorial
 
 
York - St Denys Church, Walmgate, School Memorial
 
 
York - St Lawrence Walmgate
Photo of the memorial
 
 
York - St Margaret with St Peter-le-Willow Church War Memorial, Walmgate
 
 
York - St Martin-Le-Grand Church War Memorial
 
 
York - St Mary Bishophill Junior Church War Memorial
 
 
York - St Michael Le Belfrey Church War Memorial
 
 
York - St Paul's Church War Memorial, Holgate
 
 
York - St Saviours Church War Memorial
 
 
York - Walker Family Memorial
 
 
York - Y. M. C. A. Memorial
 
 
York Prisoners of War - Introduction
 
 
York Prisoner of War Roll of Honour A - C
 
 
York Prisoner of War Roll of Honour D - H
 
 
York Prisoner of War Roll of Honour I - P
 
 
York Prisoner of War Roll of Honour Q - T
 
 
York Prisoner of War Roll of Honour U - Z
 
 
York Prisoner of war interviews
 
 
York - Wounded Soldiers
 
 
York servicemen - Introduction
 
 
York soldiers - AVL - A
 
 
York Soldiers - AVL - B
 
 
York Soldiers - AVL - C
 
 
Acaster Selby War Memorial
 
 
Appleton Roebuck War Memorial
 
 
Askham Bryan War Memorial
 
 
Bilbrough War Memorial
 
 
Bolton Percy War Memorial
 
 
Colton and Steeton War Memorial
 
 
Copmanthorpe War Memorial
 
 
Kirk Hammerton War Memorial
 
 
Naburn War Memorial
 
 
Nun Monkton War Memorial
 
 
Stillingfleet and Kelfield War Memorial
 
 
Tadcaster War Memorial
 
 
Information sources
 
 
Links page
 
 

York - Munitions Workers Memorial

The memorial is in York cemetery.

York Munitions Workers Memorial

The four munitions workers listed on the memorial are all buried in the public grave on which the memorial is situated.

Wortley, Mary Elizabeth

The following photograph and obituary was published in the Yorkshire Herald on 16th December 1916:

Elizabeth Worthy

"The second internment was that of Mrs Mary Elizabeth Worthy, Beaconsfield-street, Haxby-road, with whose husband and family the deepest sympathy is felt, for she was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are under the age of 14. The deceased was a daughter of Mr John Wilkinson, of Burton Stone-lane, York and the wife of Mr John William Worthy. One of the sons, Alexander S. Worthy, aged 17, is serving in one of his Majesty’s ships. He has enlisted for a period of 12 years. The names and ages of the children are as follows: - Kezia (22), Alexander (17), Chas. William (16), Eleanor (13), Gladys (12), Ronald (11), Stanley (10), George (7), Leslie (6) and Mary (4). The officiating clergyman was the Rev. F. H. Pritchard, Wesleyan Chaplain to the Forces.

The chief mourners were Mr G. W. Worthy (husband), Miss Kezia Worthy (step-daughter), Master Alexander Worthy (son), Master Chas. William Worthy (son), Miss Eleanor Worthy (daughter), Miss Gladys Worthy (daughter), Master Ronald Worthy (son), Master Stanley Worthy (son), Master George Worthy (son), Master Leslie Worthy (son) and Miss Mary Worthy (daughter). Floral tributes were sent by Lily (grand-daughter), neighbours and friends, Laurie, daughter and son, two dear olds friends (Mrs Smith and Mrs Tutty), friend (J. Meek), Mrs Church, Mrs Mynn and family, auntie, brother, sister, niece, and Mr and Mrs Worthy."



West, Elizabeth

The following obituary was published in the Yorkshire Herald on 16th December 1916:

"The third funeral was that of Mrs Elizabeth West, of 40, Trinity–lane, Micklegate, York. Mrs West was 53 years of age, and her only son is at present at the front with the West Yorks. Regiment. The burial rites were conducted by the Rev. F. A. Mann, the rector of St Margaret’s, York. The chief mourners were: - Mr West (husband), Miss Clara West (daughter), Miss Eliza West (daughter), and Mrs Greenwood (daughter). Floral tributes were sent by “The Neighbours” and “The Presbyterian Church.”

Elizabeth West is commemorated on the St Mary Bishophill Junior Church War Memorial.


Carter, Mary E

The following photograph and obituary were published in the Yorkshire Herald 13th December 1916:

Mary Carter

"Women Patriots: Funeral at York of soldiers young wife

The funeral took place at York Cemetery yesterday of Mary Elizabeth Carter, aged 22, daughter of Mr and Mrs Eshelby, 3, Fettergate-lane, Micklegate, York and wife of Lance-Corporal W. Carter, who met her death last week under tragic circumstances. There is one child, aged two years. A brother is serving in France. The deceased was of a genial disposition and was well liked by a large of circle of friends. She was formerly employed at Messrs. Rowntree’s factory. There were pathetic scenes at the funeral, which was largely attended, a number of deceased’s fellow-workers heading the cortege. The chief mourners were Lance-Corporal Walter Carter (husband), Mrs Eshelby (mother), Mrs Carter (mother-in-law), Mr Eshelby (step-father), Mr E Lacy (brother), Mrs Baker (sister-in-law), Master F. Eshelby (brother), Miss Carter (sister-in-law), Mrs Carrigan, Mrs Burgess and Miss P Sherburn (aunts), Mr S. Sherburn and Mr J. H. Sherburn (uncles), Mr and Mrs Lacy (uncle and aunt), , Mr H. Lacy (uncle), Petty Officer and Mrs Wrench, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Currey, Mrs Naylor and Mrs Piercy. Floral tributes were sent by the family, friends, and neighbours."

Mary Carter is also commemorated on the Leeman Road District War Memorial and on the St Mary Bishophill Church War Memorial.


Ellis, Lillian Eva

The following obituary was published in the Yorkshire Herald 16th December 1916"

"The death has occurred from injuries of Lilian Eva Ellis, a daughter of P.C. Alf. and Mrs Ellis, 8, Jubilee-terrace, Leeman-road, York. The deceased was 19 years of age, and the eldest of five children. She was a native of Thirsk, her parents only having resided in York for about a year. Her father joined the York City Police Force after the outbreak of the war. The deceased was formerly in service in Leeds and a member of the Girls Friendly Society. Her death is regretted by a large number of friends."

Lillian Ellis is also commemorated on the Leeman Road District War Memorial.



In addition to the four named munitions workers two other women from the same accident buried in the cemetery who are in separate private graves, but unfortunately neither have a monument on their graves. The workers are Kathleen Violet Eastment and Elizabeth Mason.

Kathleen Violet Eastment

The following obituary was published in the Yorkshire Herald on 16th December 1916:

“The first funeral was that of Kathleen Violet Eastment, aged 17, daughter of Mrs Eastment, a widow, residing at 11, Diamond-street, The Groves, York. The deceased was of a kindly disposition, and her death is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends. She was an only daughter. It I interesting to record that a brother of the deceased, Bombardier George Francis Furnell (25), is serving in his Majesty’s Forces. He has been in the Army for 7½ years and was present at the funeral. The service was conducted by the Rev. Father Chadwick and the coffin was draped with the Union Jack. The chief mourners were Mrs Eastment (mother), Bombardier Furnell (brother) and Mrs Furnell, Mrs. Conniff (aunt), Pte V. N. Smith etc. Wreaths were sent by Mrs Eastment, Mrs Conniff, and other members of the family.”


Elizabeth Mason

The following photograph and obituary were published in the Yorkshire Herald on 16th December 1916:

Elizabeth Mason

“The fourth funeral was that of Mrs. Elizabeth Mason, aged 41, who resided at 74, Rose-street, Haxby-road, York. The deceased was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Booth, of 26, Union-terrace, York. She had been married twice, and her first husband, the late Mr R. Bristow, was well known throughout the city. The deceased is survived by her husband and five children, four of them under the age of 14, while the remaining one is 16. The deceased was a hard-working woman, and her loss is greatly lamented by the bereaved family and parents. The funeral was attended by a large number of Salvation Army girls, and the internment was preceded by a service at the Salvation Army Citadel, Gillygate. The service was conducted by Adjutant Kursley, who also conducted the committal rites ate the graveside. The chief mourners were: - Mr E. Mason (husband), Master Wilfrid John Bristow (son), Miss Elsie Bristow (daughter), Master Richard Bristow (son), Dorothy Bristow (daughter) and Madge Bristow (daughter), Mr and Mrs Booth (father and mother), Mr and Mrs Booth (brother and sister-in-law). Numerous friends were also present.”

One other muntion worker from York, Gertrude Reed was also killed in the accident. The following photograph and obituary were published in the Yorkshire Herald on 13th December 1916.

Gertrude Reed

"Internment of another woman worker

The internment has taken place in the south of England of Mrs Gertrude Reed, who also met her death last week under distressing circumstances. The deceased, who was 27 years of age, was a native of Staffordshire, and her mother, Mrs Houldcroft, resides at 87 Lincoln-street, York, she was a member of a very patriotic family. Her husband, Private Geo. Reed, is a prisoner of war in Germany. He was called up on the outbreak of war as a Reservist, and re-joined the West Yorkshire Regiment; he fought at the battle of Mons, where he was wounded and fell into the hands of the Germans."

Gertrude Reed is commemorated on the Leeman Road District War Memorial.


The accident on 5th December 1916 took place at the munitons factory at Barnbow near Leeds. For further infromation about the accident see the following link:

Link to Barnbow munitions factory explosion page - Barwick in Elmet Historical Society

Information on the burials in York Cemetery was supplied by David Poole and Hugh Murray of the York Cemetery Trust.

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