The Fallen – War Graves – Follow The Poppies. “We Will Remember Them”

The World Wars affected communities across the world including Snainton where many servicemen never returned to their homes in the village. Some now rest at peace in St Stephen’s churchyard and are commemorated on a war memorial at the East end of  the High Street, which displays the names, ranks and regiment of those who fell in the Great War. 

Several servicemen who fell in France are (also) commemorated in Snainton Methodist Church.


Listed below are the servicemen buried in the church cemetery 

Some servicemen have plot numbers & four Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials are  annotated

  • Private Harry Beswick, 5th Yorkshire Regiment (Died 4.11.1918 aged 36) -Plot 11 CWGC 
  • Private Walter Boyes, East Yorkshire Regiment
  • Private Henry Danby, RFA (Died August 25th 1918 Aged 21)
  • Private Arthur L Dickinson, 9th Yorkshire Regiment- Plot 44
  • Private Smailes Dickinson, 5th Yorkshire Regiment (Died 18.05.1917 Aged 33)– Plot 140 CWGC 
  • Private John Foxton, 25th Nthld Fls (Died at Arras April 9th 1917 Aged 18)
  • Private Alfred Hardwick, Yorkshire Regiment (Died 27.03.1916 Aged 21) Plot 127 CWGC 
  • Private William Hopper, 18th Hsrs
  • Gunner Richard Langdale, REA- Plot 142
  • Private William R Milner, 5th Yorkshire Regiment
  • Sergeant John Mills, Scottish Rifleman’s Regiment (Died 29.04.1917 Aged 25) – Plot 66 CWGC 
  • Private J Bernard Morris, 7th Suffolk Regiment- Plot 49
  • Private John H Ruston, 5th Yorkshire Regiment
  • Private Albany D Scott, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment
  • DRV Herbert Skilbeck MM RASC-  Plot 45
  • Private Leonard R Skilbeck, 10th Yorkshire Regiment – Plot 46
  • Sergeant Edwin Steel, MM 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Captain Sydney Vasey, MC 16th Lincolnshire Fls 

Servicemen who fell in France commemorated in Snainton Methodist Church

  1. Henry Danby, (Died August 25th, 1918 Aged 21)
  2. John Watson Foxton, (Died at Arras April 9th, 1917 Aged 18)
  3. Cpt Sydney Vasey MC died in the vicinity of Le Quesnoy -en -Santerre south of Chaulnes in France (Died Aug 10, 1918 Aged 27)

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