BECK Isle Museum in Pickering has launched a new project focussing on the First World War.

The museum is researching the men and women from Pickering that fought in the war and who returned home after the conflict.

A team of volunteers has already researched over 200 names and has found some fascinating stories including soldiers that were held as prisoners of war, those in the Ambulance Corps and Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, soldiers posted to the Western Front.

Mike Haigh, a trustee at the museum, said: “Although we are making good progress with our research, there are many soldiers who we still know virtually nothing about.

“We are hoping that there are people who might be able to help us with information, photographs and stories about their relatives who fought in the war and that they might share these with us’.

Mike said they knew from the Pickering Roll of Honour that the men and women served in the First World War, but beyond that they have very little information.

The names are -H Bagster, F Best, I Best, F H Boyes, H Brown, S Cable, F S Carter, A Cass, T Clark, J Clark, William Clark, P Clay, J Coates, Reginald Cooke, H T Cooper, Edward Coverdale, Craig, H Dale, Arthur Denny, R Dobson, Lance Corp Douthwaite, G Dykes, E Elliot, J Featherston, G R Fletcher, W Fletcher, J Fletcher, J A Frank, F Frank, Harry Frank, R Frank, T S Frank, T W Frank,

Mike said the research will form the basis of a book to be published in 2018.

“We are particularly interested in finding out what happened to the soldiers when they returned home,” he added. “This is part of a wider project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and follows the publication of the Book of Remembrance, which commemorates the soldiers from Pickering who died.”

If anyone has any information contact the museum on 01751 473653 or email