Churchwarden Sally McIntyre said: “I was clearing a cupboard under the stairs in the vicarage, following the departure of Rev Alastair Ferneley and his family to a new parish, and was surprised and delighted to find this important historical document pushed right to the back.
“It required a little restoration and I took it to be framed.”
The Roll of Honour gives the names of 122 men and 18 women of Scalby and Newby who served their country in a wide variety of roles during the Second World War, 1939-45, and includes some of those on the church’s war memorial who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
These include Guardsman Ronald ‘Dixie’ Dean, a paratrooper who landed on Sword Beach on ‘D’ Day, 6 June 1944 and was killed in action a few hours later.
The Roll of Honour was shown to the congregation present at the Remembrance Sunday service on November 13 and everyone present received a typed list of the names on it, with a plea for information about the war service of anyone included.
“I was therefore thrilled when the sister of RAF Pilot Officer Jack Norris, a rear gunner who went ‘missing’ on 16 September 1944 came up to me and offered information about him,” said Sally.
Anyone who recognises a name on the roll and who is willing to share information about their war service is asked to contact St Laurence’s Church Office on 01723 364858 or email [email protected]
Roll of honour
Men: B Abram, H Abram, G Appleby, L Appleby, J Atkinson, R Atkinson, H Banks, A Barber, Douglas Barber, TJ Barwood, E Bastiman, F Bastiman, H Bastiman, J Bastiman, W Baxter, J Bayes, J Bland, G Bloomfield, W Bloomfield, Austin Boddy, R Boddy, A Borrows, James R Boyes, J Caldwell, R Cedarbaum, A Chadwick, A Chadwick, G Chadwick, GE Close, J Close, R Coultas, H Davies, Ronald Dean, H Dennis.
RM Ellison, F Elwis, G England, A Fear, R Fewster, G Flinton, W Flinton, W Flinton, Kenneth Gardner, M Good, Patrick Good, G Hall, C Hammond, R Heath, B Hesmondhalgh, Lawrence Hesmondhalgh, E Hewitt, E Hewitt, W Hewitt, EL Hill, FE Hill, C Hodgson, P Hodgson, F Hoggarth, Arthur W Horton, G Horton, P Hoyland, R Hoyland, C Johnson, Dennis Jones DSC, G Knight, F Lambert, W Leeman, D Longhorn.
W Manson, R Micklethwait, F Miskin, J Miskin, E Mitchell, R Mitchell, M Munby, R Munby, NE Newbould, Jack Norris, J Payne, AOS Poole, R Powell, A Rainton, W Rainton, D Robinson, G Robinson, K Robinson, John Rudguard, E Salt, AH Scott, G Scupholme, H Sedman, T Short, E Smith, A Stanley, B Staveley, C Staveley, A Styles, C Sunley, G Swailes, S Swailes, W Swailes, G Swales, T Swales. F Taylor, W Thompson, GE Thornburn, F Thornton, A Varley, J Ward, A Watson, K Watson, RA Welford, G Weller, E Wilkinson, H Wilkinson, Geoffrey Willings, CD Wilson, JD Wilson, B Wrightson, F Wrightson.
Women: E Allanson, M Benn, JM Collinson, J Elwis, K Flinton, GL Hill, R Longhorn, IN Parkinson, D Pennock, M Pennock, M Quant, M Ravensbury, J Ross, J Stamp, A Styles, O Ventriss, B Wilkinson, M Wilson