Giggleswick School War Memorial

Boer War

In memory of SYDNEY ARTHUR SLATER of Farsley and Exeter College Oxford who was at this school in 1888-1889 Lieutenant in the 57th Company of the Imperial Yeomanry. He was wounded at Bultfontein and died of enteric fever at Kroonstad South Africa Jan 29 1901.

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Giggleswick St. Akelda’s Church

Boer War

John Starkie Preston 2ndLt 1stBatalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Died at Dewetsdorp 27 June 1900 age 21 elder son of John Preston of Mearbank & Elizabeth Mary his wife (daughter of John Procter of Long Preston)


Private Joseph Miles BANKS (West Riding Regiment)
Private William Henry BANKS (Gloucestershire Regiment)
T/Lieutenant William Henry BRASSINGTON (Tank Corps)
Rifleman Herbert William BURROWS (King’s Royal Rifle Corps)
Private George CREIGHTON (West Riding Regiment)
Lieutenant Harry Frank DYER (West Riding Regiment)
Private John Abbotson HARPER (West Yorkshire Regiment)
L/Corporal Christopher Thomas JENKINSON (York & Lancaster Regiment)
L/Corporal John William KILBURN (Gloucestershire Regiment)
Private Henry Richard LEEMING (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Walter LEEMING (West Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd Lieutenant Eric MARLOR (West Riding Regiment)
Staff Nurse Fanny MASON (Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve)
Sergeant Charles PEACHEY (West Riding Regiment)
Private Thomas Harry PEARCE (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
L/Corporal Archibald Gordon PERCY (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Private Thomas Higson PERCY (West Riding Regiment)
Captain Thomas Haworth PRESTON (1stBattalion East Lancashire Regiment) younger son of John Preston of Mearbank & Elizabeth Mary his wife (daughter of John Procter of Long Preston)

2nd Lieutenant Noel Roderick RAYNER (Royal Flying Corps)
Lieutenant Gerald William Ackroyd SIMPSON (Royal Army Ordnance Corps)
Captain William Thomas STACKHOUSE (Sherwood Foresters)


Alan Bentham William Edgar Brown

William Hartley Joseph Lester

Anthony Ovington John Robert Ovington

George Percy Brian West