In the first few months of the Great War, the local newspapers and parish magazines often published lists of the villagers who had volunteered and who were serving. In many cases the lists do not provide any service details but these lists are an invaluable link at least to those who were early volunteers. Below I have reproduced a few of these lists. The underlining in these lists does not appear in the original article but identifies those men from Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who appear on other pages of this site.
Attested at Wetherby, Sept. 12th, 1914:-
S.H.Johnson, Collingham; W.H.Johnson, Collingham; A.Wilson, Collingham; R.Walls, Sicklinghall; H.C.Day, Walshford; J. Holt, Wetherby; T. Barnes, Bickerton; W.G.Clayforth, Wetherby; P.Shields, Wetherby.
Attested at Tockwith, Sept. 12th, 1914:-
H.Huddleston, Rufforth; G.W.Kilham, Marston; M.Dodsworth, Tockwith; W.R.Wilson, Cowthorpe; H. Dickinson, Marston; A.Tomlinson, Wighill; H.Barnes, Wighill; E.Horner, Marston; G.R.Dalton, Bilton; E.Ward, Wighill; P.Hodgson, Wighill; E.F.Midgley, Cowthorpe; J.Chapman, Bilton; F.Poole, Tockwith.
Attested at York, Sept. 8th, 1914:-
R.Ibbotson; Steele; Hurst; G.Clayton, Wetherby; A.Garforth, Wetherby; H.White, Micklethwaite; J.Thorpe, Micklethwaite; E.Wootten, Micklethwaite; W.Bickett; W.Edge, Micklethwaite; J.Atkinson, Micklethwaite.
Attested at Harrogate:-
F.Nicholson, Kirk Deighton; R.Nicholson, Kirk Deighton; *M.Dalby, Wetherby; Gordon Hall, Kirk Deighton; A.Winterburn, Kirk Deighton; J.Bell, Castleford; C.Slawson, Kirk Deighton; W.H.Swann, Kirk Deighton; A.Clarke, Hunsingore; E.Taylor; G.Myers, Walshford; S.H.Danby, Collingham; H.Graydon, Collingham; H.Atkinson, Collingham.
*M.Dalby was under the heading of Navy in one of our editions, which should be Kitchener's Army.
Last total Kitchener's Army recruited at Wetherby-44; since-49; total-93.
Among a very long list of names appears:
A.E.Frost, employed at the Grange; H.Taylor, Micklethwaite; H.White, Micklethwaite; F.Thorpe, Micklethwaite; E.Wootten, Micklethwaite; W.Beckitt, Wetherby Grange; W.Edge, Wetherby Grange; J.Atkinson, Wetherby Grange; F.Tomlinson, Micklethwaite; W.Dale, Micklethwaite.
The following is a list, as complete as we have been able to make it, of all those parishioners or friends and relations of parishioners who are at present serving in His Majesty’s Forces either on land or sea. We shall be glad if any additional names can be supplied:
Proceeds of a sale made £12 4s 1d and went to presents for the men of Collingham who had volunteered, these were listed as:
Names of those who are serving His Majesty and for whom we are asked to pray:
There are 16 sons and nephews of the Hastings’ Trustees serving their King and Country.