delighted to be able to publish on our website this substantial
research carried out by John Cowie into the Tickhill War
years he has tracked down information on the individuals
recorded on the memorial and has unearthed many tragic stories.
He has also uncovered a few mysteries concerning some names
which have been included and others which have been omitted.
Tickhill’s War Memorial stands just inside the north
gates of St Mary’s churchyard and many people pass by it daily,
probably giving little thought to the men that it commemorates,
their connection with Tickhill or where they died.
The memorial lists the names of 58 Tickhill men, who
served in either the first world or the second world war,
however one of the men named on the memorial died whilst serving
in the Korean war.
John has researched the names inscribed on the
memorial, attempting to discover not only military details but
also family details, in order to discover the men ‘behind’ the
The details that he has managed to gather for most of
the men consist of their full name, their military rank and
number, the regiment, unit, ship or squadron with which they
served, their age at death, the place of burial and their
connection with Tickhill.
Please follow the links below to the various
sections of John’s research:-
Introduction to Tickhill’s War
World War I –
Names of the
– A to D
the Fallen – E to H
the Fallen – I to L
Names of the Fallen – M to O
Names of the Fallen – P to S
Names of the Fallen – T to Z
Lists from the monthly Tickhill Parish Magazine of those
involved in War Service 1914 – 1918
World War II-
Photo of the Plaque listing the Fallen
Names of the Fallen – A to D
Names of the Fallen – E to K
Names of the Fallen – L to R
Names of the Fallen – S to Z
“I am sure there are more men and women who died in
the World Wars and wars and conflicts since, with a strong link
to Tickhill, whether they were born here and their families
moved away, those who worked in the collieries and farms in the
area – The full story of Tickhill’s involvement may never be
known, therefore, we need your help to fill in the missing
details, whether is to add to what is already here or those
Tickhill men and women who’s memory has been forgotten. Please
either contact the History Society or myself, we would love to
hear from you”.
John R Cowie
To contact the Society, please
click here We would be grateful for any
comments or further information
"Let those who come after see to it that their names
are not forgotten"