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BREADSALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Details kindly supplied by GENUKI Derbyshire - Rosemary Lockie
Copyright © Transcription Janet Kirk 2005

Situated in the Churchyard. Inscriptions on three sides of the base of the Cross. The World War 1 names have surname, intial, rank and Regiment and World War 2 surname, intitials and service.

Photograph Copyright © Peter Kirk 2005

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF BREADSALL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918
THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED IN THEIR HONOUR
BY THE PARISHIONERS
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND"

1914-1918

ENDSOR

George
Private 1752, Derbyshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 12th September 1915 at Gallipoli. Born and resident Breadsall, enlisted Derby. Son of Mr, George Endsor, of Ivy Cottage, Breadsall. Previously employed at Messrs. Haslam's Foundry. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAl, Turkey. Panel 17.

HASLAM

William Kenneth Seale
Captain, 4th (North Midland) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial). Killed in action 27th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Sir Alfred Seale Haslam, Kt. and Lady Haslam, of Breadsall Priory, near Derby. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.

HOFTON

W
Private, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment probably Walter HOUGHTON, Private 2051, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1915. Born Honaston, enlisted Matlock, resident Darley Dale. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 28.

HOPKINS

T H   
Private, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment probably Henry HOPKINS, Private 47860, 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Breadsall, enlisted Derby. Buried in WIELTJE FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row A Grave 21.

HOWITT

Robert Plunkett   
[Spelt HOWETT and SDGW, Listed as Private on memorial] Sergeant 1929, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th October 1915. Aged 32. Born Camberwell, Surrey, enlisted Aylesbury, buckinghamshire, resident Breadsall. Son of John and Alice Howett, of Queen's Rd., Peckham, London; husband of Esther Margaret Vernon (formerly Howett, nee Taylor), of Brookfields, Breadsall, Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 87 to 89.

LANGFORD

William Henry
Private G/2299, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 20th November 1916. Aged 28. Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Streatham, Surrey. Son of Albert F. and Blanche S. Langford, of Derby; husband of Mabel Langford (nee Taylor), of 37, Stepping Lane, Derby. Enlisted Public Schools Regiment in May, 1915. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row C. Grave 9A.

LEEDHAM

William
Priate 16681, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident West Browich, enlisted Wolverhampton. Son of Thomas William Leedham, of 45, Thomas St., West Bromwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 73 to 76. [Although the details do not make this man appear to be correct he is the only person who fits all the details on the memorial.]

LOWE

Percy 
Private 57437, 1st/5th (Territorial Force), Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 22nd August 1918. Born Breadsall, enlsited Derby. Formerly 51437, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot Iv. Row D. Grave 33.

McAUSLAND

A W R
Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment probably Robert Hamilton Russell McAusland, Private 71028, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th June 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Derby. Son of Robert and Ellen J. McAusland, of River Bank, Darley Abbey, Derby. Buried in LA BELLE ALLIANCE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row C. Grave 1. [There are only two McAusland's who died and the other was in the Royal Artillery].

MOORE

Archibald 
Private 266516, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Breadsall, enlisted Ripon, Yorkshire. Son of Mr. A. Moore, of Brookside, Breadsall, Derby. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row V. Grave 56.

ORME

Albert
Able Seaman 213951, H.M.S. "Invincible", Royal Navy. Lost with the Battlecruiser at The Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 31. Son of the late George and Abigail Gertrude Orme. Native of Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 13.

PERRY

J   
Lieutenant, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment probably John PERRY, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), Killed in action 23rd July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.

SHIRLEY

Arthur
Lance Corporal 3562, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th August 1915. Enlisted Derby, resident Breadsall. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

SMEATON

T
Corporal, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment probably Thomas William SMEETON, Lance Corporal 11018, "D" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 27. Born and residejnt Derby, enlisted Nottingham. Son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Smeeton, of 48, Wolfa St., Derby. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 9.

1939-1945

THIS INSCRIPTION WAS ADDED IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945

BARKER

James Henry Richardson
Captain 216227, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 24th (Uganda) Battalion, King's African Rifles. Died 23rd March 1945. Aged 28. Born and resident Derby. Son of William Henry and Celia Anne Barker, of Breadsall, Derbyshire, England. M.B., Ch.B. Buried in PHOENIX CEMETERY, Mauritius. Military Section (Officers) Row 1 Grave 11.

BULL

H M  
R.A.F. - No further information currently available

COWGILL

Albert Moore
Sergeant 1219841, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 20th August 1943. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Bateman Cowgill, and of Edith Cowgill (Nee Moore), of Breadsall, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 146.

ECOB

A  
Corporal 14299303, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 3rd September 1946. Aged 22. Son of Thomas and Alice Ecob; husband of Olive Mary Ecob, of Coxbench, Derbyshire. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 16.

FELL

John Robert  
Lance Corporal 2364003, 1st Armoured Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 22nd February 1942. Aged 23. Born and resident Derby. Son of Harold and Ada Fell, of Breadsall, Derbyshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 6.

JOHNSON

Nora K
A.T.S. - No further information currently available

MOSS

Gerald Henry
Private 14420223, 22nd Independent Parachute Company, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 10th February 1945. Aged 23. Son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Moss, of Breadsall, Derbyshire. Buried in VENRAY WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 9.

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John Reginald
Flight Sergeant (Navigator/Bomber) 960816, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th January 1946. Aged 24. Son of John Arthur and Rosalind Frances Page, of Breadsall, Derbyshire. Buried in STAVANGER (EIGANES) CHURCHYARD, Norway. Row Z. Grave 34.

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Sidney [Percival]
Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 1675979, 428 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th December 1943. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Kate Page, of Breadsall, Derbyshire; husband of Vivienne Joan Page. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Collective grave Plot 9 Row G Grave 18-20.

ROBINSON

George John   
Aircraftman 1st Class (Flt. Mech.) 2206105, 660 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th March 1945. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 21. Row G. Grave 9.

Last updated 18 August, 2016

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