I am starting another Bishop Burton history project relating to the Great War. This time I will be investigating the background and circumstances of the airmen who are listed on the plaque in All Saints’ Church in Bishop Burton. The plaque lists 17 men who died at Beverley Aerodrome which was located on the area of the Beverley racecourse that is next to Mount Pleasant farm. The plaque mentions the YMCA canteen that was on the camp and the role that the vicar (W A Pearman) and the women of the village played in supporting it.

If you have any information about the plaque, the aerodrome, the airmen or the YMCA canteen, please contact me on 01964 550255 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We are also interested in a lady who we believe was the matron of the cottage hospital in Beverley during World War 1; we think her name was Letitia Coulson and she probably came from York. Here is a list of the airmen, one of whom, Harry Duncan Teetzel, came from Ontario Canada; we don't think any of the airmen is "local" but three, including Harry Teetzel, are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverley.

 

Surname

Plaque initials

Correct initials

Rank

Anderson

HNS

HNS

2nd Lieut

Barlow

HF

HF

2nd Lieut

Bevington

CC

CC

2nd Lieut

Blount

JH

JH

2nd Lieut

Clayton

JA

JA

2nd Lieut

Fullerton

CAC

CAC

2nd Lieut

Grossart

RD

RD

2nd Lieut

Howell

CH

EI

Lieut.

Isherwood

H

H

2nd Lieut

Jowett

T

T

2nd Lieut

Richardson

L

L

Sergt

Robinson

HE

HE

2nd Lieut

Scott

N

ND

Lieut.

Teetzel

HD

HD

2nd Lieut

Vick

HJ

KJ

2nd Lieut

Wollaston

JD

JD

2nd Lieut

Young

FR

FR

2nd Lieut

 

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