Private William STOCKDALE. 201837 (formerly 5816)
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Private William STOCKDALE.
201837 (formerly 5816)

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Private William STOCKDALE. 201837 (formerly 5816)

Biography and photos provided below.


William Stockdale is commemorated on the Ingleby Arncliffe War Memorial, and is shown as having died in 1924. Although this is outside the date for officially commemorating a soldier of the First World War, he is still remembered by descendants who live in Ingleby Arncliffe and his death is attributed to the effects of war. He was a Prisoner of War during the war, and his treatment as a prisoner will undoubtedly have contributed to his early death.

Below are photographs of William Stockdale in the Yorkshire Regiment, and as a Prisoner of War. Photographs of his grave in Ingelby Arncliffe are shown.

All photographs are courtesy of Mrs Venetia Wade of Ingleby Arncliffe, except for the photo of the church.

William Stockdale, - 3rd from right in the back row, with a group of soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, West Yorkshire Regiment, and Grenadiers. The two instruments in the foreground are range finders. Clearly, this group of men will have been on a course in using range finders. William Stockdale, - 3rd from right in the back row, with a group of soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, West Yorkshire Regiment, and Grenadiers. The two instruments in the foreground are range finders. Clearly, this group of men will have been on a course in using range finders.
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William Stockdale, - 5th from the right in the 3rd row from the front, with a group of soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, West Yorkshire Regiment, and Grenadiers. The two instruments in the foreground are range finders. Clearly, this group of men will have been on a course in using range finders.William Stockdale, - 5th from the right in the 3rd row from the front, with a group of soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, West Yorkshire Regiment, and Grenadiers. The two instruments in the foreground are range finders. Clearly, this group of men will have been on a course in using range finders.
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William Stockdale, back row (right), with a fellow group of Prisoners of War. These are identified from the card below as Private F Mitchell, Private W H Stockdale, Corporal J H Vasey, Private E Frain, and Private J Perkins.William Stockdale, back row (right), with a fellow group of Prisoners of War. These are identified from the card below as Private F Mitchell, Private W H Stockdale, Corporal J H Vasey, Private E Frain, and Private J Perkins.
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Private F Mitchell, Private W Stockdale, and Corporal J Vasey are shown in the Green Howards Gazette as having been Prisoners of War at the end of 1918. Privates Frain and Perkins are not listed in the Green Howards Gazette.
This group of POWs is shown on a postcard with a German rubber stamp and a list of "Yorkshire Lads" names on the back. They are wearing dark coloured uniforms (usually blue with a contrasting stripe (usually brown) down the trouser leg which can be seen in the photo.
Miss G (Gladys) Hunt was William's future wife whom he married in December 1919.

William Stockdale's Grave in All Saints' churchyard, Ingleby ArncliffeWilliam Stockdale's Grave in All Saints' churchyard, Ingleby Arncliffe

All Saints' Church, Ingelby Arncliffe. William Stockdale's grave is clearly seen on the left of the photo.All Saints' Church, Ingelby Arncliffe. William Stockdale's grave is clearly seen on the left of the photo.
Photo : Edward Nicholl

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