Your article: Great War touched virtually every family in Pocklington

James Harrison and mother Sarah
James Harrison and mother Sarah

Pocklington’s World War One memorial in front of the Post Office in Market Street commemorates 53 men born or resident in the town who gave their lives fighting for their country in the Great War.

All these men will be featured individually in the forthcoming ‘Fallen Heroes’ exhibition in the Arts Centre from 31 October to 7 November, along with much more information and photographs from the town and district between 1914 and 1918.

Pocklington’s fallen heroes were amongst at least 300 townsfolk who served in the conflict. They are listed, along with their regiment or service, in a commemorative book housed in All Saints’ Church. Many more gave valuable non-combative service, such as the Wolds Wagoners, farm lads who drove horses and wagons to supply the front lines.  

Read Phil Gilbank’s full article in next week’s (30 October) Pocklington Post.