World War 1

Landscapes of Remembrance

Our archaeologist Dr Jon Kenny has been working with York Archaeological Trust, Hidden Context TV and the Heritage Lottery Fund to produce a You Tube video about War Memorials around York and the stories attached to them.

In Cawood there are quite a few memorials with surprising stories.

The 2nd part of the film that shows Cawood is out now.

It describes the movement of the war memorial from the chapel to the church memorial garden and the meaning behind the memorial window in the church

Landscapes Of Remembrance –  Part Two

and can be found under this link

1st July 2016 the centenary anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme

All across the country and Europe people remembered those who lost their lives in this battle which lasted for 141 days until November.

In Cawood we lost Lance Corporal John Hyde of the 9th Battalion Yorks and Lancaster Regiment  who was born in King Street. He died on 1st July 1916.

The names of Lance Corporal John Hyde and 72,000 other men, with no known grave are remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.


If you have any information about the men from Cawood who went to war we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us through the web page.

There are 200 names so far of which 28 are casualties.

Gilbert Boyce in Royal Flying Corps

Gilbert Boyce RFC

Jessica Hurdle made this short film for her Media course at Selby College in 2014

It commemorates the lives of the men from Cawood who went to fight in World War 1

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