The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe: Richard John Lumley

I am in the process of writing a book in tribute to the men whose names appear on Bishopthorpe’s War Memorial.  In the course of my research into these men, it occurred to me that it would be a worthwhile commemorative project to highlight their names in Link, our Parish Magazine, in the month which marks one hundred years since their deaths.  With the Editor’s permission, I have already inserted two names in this way in the September and October issues of the magazine.

In the same way, I intend to publish the names of the men on this website on or about the date which commemorates the centenary of their deaths

In addition to the men on the Memorial, I have found a number of other men who died in the war and were either born in Bishopthorpe, or who lived in Bishopthorpe at one time or another.  I shall include the names of these men as well as those on the Memorial.

As well as spending a few moments thinking of these men and their families, I hope that you find the details of some interest.

Ken Haywood

LUMLEY, Richard John

2nd Lieutenant, 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars.

Killed in action 17th October, 1914, aged 20, at Ploegsteert in southern Belgium.

Buried in Ploegsteert Churchyard, Grave No. A1.

Medals: 1914 Star plus clasp, British War and Victory.

Remember him.


BOWLBY, John Arthur

Lance Corporal, No.762, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers.

Killed in action 29th September, 1914, aged 26, at Longueval in northern France.

Buried Longueval Communal Cemetery, Grave No. B 5.

Medals:  1914 Star, British War and Victory.


Remember him.