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CHURCH GRESLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Gulf War - Detailed Information
Compiled & Copyright © Nigel Storer 2013
original page Martin Edwards 2008

The Memorial is situated on a triangular piece of enclosed grassed land at the corner of York Road and Market Street in Church Gresley, opposite from the Maurice Lea Memorial Park. The Memorial is a stone obelisk standing on 4 stone plinths of graduating size, with a small post link fence surrounding it. As for the memorial itself, it is in very good condition and only a few areas where the letters have partially worn away. It is in a very tranquil spot with seats, trees and shrubs surrounding the plot. Maurice Lea Memorial Park was named after Maurice Lea, who died at the age of 19 in France, in World War I. The photograph below shows the unveiling of the memorial the view being from Market Street showing York Road running behind the memorial. Maurice Lea Park was completed in 1929 and opened in 1930. Its site was part of Gresley Common, which had become totally degraded by clay and coal extraction. It was paid for by Herbert Lea, a successful businessman and native of the area, in memory of his son Maurice who was killed in the first World War. The names included on the memorial cover World War 1, World War 2, Persian Gulf 1990-1 and Iraq.

Note: The names are listed in aplhabetical order within rank on the memorial but have been sorted into true alphabetical order here for ease of searching and research. Various entries have an asterisk ('*') with a number next to it. This refers to the notes being gradually added.

From an old postcard
Photograph above and below Copyright © Nigel Storer 2013

ERECTED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
FROM CHURCH GRESLEY WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
THIS MEMORIAL ALSO SERVES TO HONOUR BOTH
THE MEN WHO DIED DURING THE 1939 - 1945 WAR AND
CARL MOULT WHO DIED IN THE GULF CONFLICT 1990 - 1991
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

ADAMS
W
Private - No further information currently available
ARNOLD
A
Sergeant - No further information currently available
ASHMORE
George
Private 204595, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died of wounds 6th Nov 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 29. Born Castle Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Castle Gresley, Derbys. Husband of R. Ashmore, of Main St., Linton, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row GG. Grave 17
BANTON
Clifford
Lance Corporal 201018, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Residence Donisthorpe, Leics. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial
BARKER
James
Private 4039, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Born Burton-on-Trent. Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 16
BARNES
John Clement
Lance Corporal 8050, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 22nd Aug 1915 in France and Flanders. Born St Helens, Lancashire. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium. Union St. Graveyard No. 1 Cemetery. Memorial 16.
BEECH
William Ernest
Private 204612, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 4th Jan 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Shifnal, Salop. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Buried in Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 19.
BENNETT
R
Private - No further information currently available
BENNETT
William Ewart Gladstone
Private G/18050, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 1st Apr 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 28. Born Nottingham. Residence Burton. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Brother of Hannah Fawkes, of 60, Station St., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 37A
BLOOR
Joseph
Private 201554, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment) 16th Battalion. Died of wounds 21st Apr 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Mr. T. Bloor, of 23, North St., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 10.
BROWN
Ernest
[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman C/7664, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action CWGC states 3 October and SDGW states 10 October 1916. Aged 24. Born Linton, Derby, enlisted Burtoon-on-Trent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown, of 9, Chapel St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ploy V. Row E. Grave 31.
BUSWELL
Albert Montague
Private E/1512, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28th Apr 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of Charles A. and Rosamond Buswell, of The Knoll, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
CHAPMAN
Joseph
[CWGC lists his service no. as 4216 as does his medal card but SDGW state 201420] Private 4216, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died of wounds 23rd Jan 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 22. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of John and Elizabeth Chapman, of 1, Common Side, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Went to France 12 October 1915. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 2.
CHAPMAN
John William
Private S/22092, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 13th Oct 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Burton. Buried in Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.
CHELL
Thomas
Private 44329, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th Sep 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Formerly 49001 Leicestershire Regiment. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot V. Row O. Grave 10
CLAMP
David
Private 13118, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14th Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
CLAMP
John Addison
Private 242830, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 28th Nov 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 24. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Gresley. Husband of Harriet Clamp, of 65, Coppice Side, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 3.
CLAMP
W W
Private - No further information currently available
CLARK
William
Private 235437, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st May 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 35. Born Castle Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of Thomas and Jane Clark, of Church Gresley; husband of Gertrude Agnes Clark, of 44, Common Rd., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 204597 Sherwood Foresters. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 32.
COATES
Samuel George
[Memorial lists him as Private] Lance Corporal 140599, 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24th Apr 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 28. Born Albert Village, Leics. Residence Swadlincote. Enlisted Derby. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Measures (formerly Coates), of 9, Highfield Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 90996 Notts & Derby Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES Memorial
COOK
John
Private 14044, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9th Sep 1915 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Tamworth, Staffs. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. Son of William and Mary Ann Cook, of 157, Oxford St., Church Gresley; husband of Rebecca Cook, of Thorn St., Woodville, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 55
COOK
J H
Private - No further information currently available
COOPER
Percy
[Memorial states Private] Gunner 608345, 58th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Killed in action 12 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham. Son of Samuel J. F. and Annie Cooper, of 8, Church St, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 11.
COPESTAKE
George Frederick
[Memorial appears as G T COPESTAKE] Private 24328, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 12th Feb 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 18. Born Huddersfield. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of Mrs. Fanny Copestake, of 63, Wilmot Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Ten Tree Alley Cemetery, Puisieux, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 50.
CRESSWELL
Joseph
Private 2325, Depot, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died 12th Nov 1917 in United Kingdom. Aged 27. Son of Albert and Eliza Cresswell, of 35, Hall St., Church Gresley. Buried in Church Gresley Cemetery, Church Gresley, Derbys.
DEAKIN
John
Private 52418, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th Nov 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Burton-on-Trent. Enlisted Derby. Son of William and Mary Ann Deakin, of 80, Gresley Wood Rd., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 116942 Notts & Derby Regiment. Buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Section S. Plot II. Row CC. Grave 23.
DOWELL
F
Private - No further information currently available
DOWELL
Richard
Lance Corporal 241072, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th May 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Hartshorne, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
DRAPER
G T
Private - No further information currently available
DRAYCOTT
George

Private 52364, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th Sep 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 30. Born 1st Dec 1887 in Newhall, Derbys. Residence Leicester. Enlisted Gresley, Derbys. Husband of Maggie Ellis (formerly Draycott), of 41, St. Stephen's Rd., Leicester. Professional footballer. Native of Newhall, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 58697 Leicestershire Regiment. Buried in Gauche Wood Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France. Grave 21.

Extract below coyrtesy of www.bantamspast.co.uk (The Bradford City Football Club Museum):

Seemingly destined for a life of toil down the mines, football offered George Draycott an escape from poverty. He was on the verge of first team football at Valley Parade when the Great War broke out. Sadly, his dreams of a better life were to end on the killing fields of France.

George was born into a Derbyshire mining family on 1 December 1887 at Newhall, near Burton-on-Trent. A sobering illustration of the hardships of the times was that his mother Charlotte ‘made her mark’ on the birth certificate in the shape of a scrawled cross. She was illiterate and unable to sign her name. By the age of thirteen, with his father dead, George was employed as a colliery horse driver. Fortunately, the world of football offered hope of a brighter future.

A central defender, he played for Newhall Swifts. He then joined Gresley Rovers, where, for reasons unknown, he attracted the nickname ‘Kibby’. In March 1913 George was part of a triple transfer from Gresley Rovers to Bradford City. Along with Charlie Storer and Solomon Tremelling, George moved north for the then substantial sum of £150. All three made their City debuts on 6 March 1913; when City played a benefit game against a Steve Bloomers XI at Leicester. The game was played for Leicester’s long serving secretary George Johnson. Around 4,000 witnessed the game which City won 2-0, Tremelling and Oscar Fox were the scorers. The Steve Bloomers XI was made up from teams of the East Midlands, with the bulk from Leicester Fosse. George was a reserve at Valley Parade and had yet to break into the first team when war broke out in 1914.

He enlisted at Gresley, Derbys. and joined the Leicestershire Regiment as a private. He lived at 41, St. Stephen's Road, G Leicester and was married to Maggie. By 1918 George had transferred to the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 18th September 1918 during the Battle of Epehy. He was only 30 years old. George is buried at Gauche Wood Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France.

DUNN
Ernest James
Private 243041, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th Jun 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Newhall, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 11
DYER
William
Private 143276, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action 16th Oct 1918. in France and Flanders. Aged 23. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley. Son of John and Annie Dyer, of 111, Coppice Side, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 884412 Notts & Derby Regiment. Buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 22.
EAMES
Albert
Drummer (Private) 201024, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 24th Jun 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 27. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of J. W. and Sarah Eames, of 5, Chapel St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.
EAMES
J T
Private - No further information currently available
EAMES
Lewis
Private 200915, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote, Derbys. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
ELEY
Ronald Alfred

Private 269764, Royal Air Force (Blandford). Died 3rd October 1918 at Merton Villa, Wilmot Road, Swadlincote. Aged 31. Born Church Gresley. Son of Alfred and Betsy Eley, of 35, Wilmot Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried (Tuesday 8 October 1918) in Church Gresley Cemetery, Church Gresley, Derbys.

269764 2nd Private
R. A. Eley
Royal Air Force
3rd October 1918
Age 31
His name liveth for evermore

ELLIOTT
Guy Vivian
Private 14958, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14th Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
ELTON
Walter
Lance Corporal 8934, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 7th Sep 1916 in India. Born Woodville, Derbys. Residence Castle Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on KARACHI 1914-1918 War Memorial
FARMER
Bernard
Private 12207, , Leicestershire Regiment 7th Battalion. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Albert Village, Leics. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Farmer, of Regent St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial. Pas de Calais, France.
FEARN
Charles
Private, G/15413, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 16th Dec 1916 with the British Expeditionary Force. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Woking, Surrey. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7.
FLETCHER
Joseph Rrginald
Private 231626, 4th Reserve Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died 4th Jan 1921 in United Kingdom. Aged 28. Son of Jacob and Sarah Fletcher, of 99, Station St., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Church Gresley Cemetery, Church Gresley, Derbys.
FOWKES
William
Private 201685, 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 16th Jan 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Ibstock, Leics. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.
GARLAND
A E
Private 201647, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby . No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
GILLIVER
George
Private 47947, 1/5 Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 40. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley. Son of Mrs. Eliza Gilliver, of The Glen, Church St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
GLOVER
Levi
Private 24592, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 23rd Feb 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 27. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley. Son of J. and S. A. Glover, of Church Gresley; husband of Elizabeth Mary Glover, of School St., Church Gresley, nr. Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 43.
GOODGER
James Alfred
Private 260001, 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action died 8th May 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 36. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Joseph and Zillah Goodger, of Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 3.
GREEN
William
Corporal 3522, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). . Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
HAIR
Arthur
Private 201634, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Castle Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Arthur and Ellen Hair, of 34, School St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
HALL
J
Private - No further information currently available
HALL
John Smith
Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in Action 21st Mar 1918. Aged 33. Son of John and Mary Louisa Hall, of the Manor House, Overseal, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES Memorial.
HARRISON
George Thomas
Private 2971, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 24th Sep 1915 in France and Flanders. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote, Derbys. Son of Joseph and Ann Harrison, of 36, Common Side, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.
HARRISON
H G
Private - No further information currently available
HART
Bernard Christian
[SDGW lists him as C B CHRISTIAN} Private 91349, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 21st Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 27. Born Leicester. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Joseph and Ellen Hart, of 33, Wood St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HART
George William
Private 241321, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Moira, Leics. Residence Castle Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of John Sherratt of 71 Princess Street, Castle Gresley, Burton on Trent, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
HEAP
James
[Spelt HEAPE on CWGC & SDGW] Private 36307, 2/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Albert Village, Leics. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HICKINBOTHAM
Walter Henry
Private 45379, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 4th Oct 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 25. Enlisted Gresley, Derbys. Son of John Henry Hickinbotham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT Memorial
HODGKINS
P W
Private - No further information currently available
HOLLAND
Ernest
Private 23436 [SDGW] or 24346 [CWGC], 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Japheth and Mary Holland, of 22, Chapel St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, France. Plot/Row/Section 0. Grave 26
HOLLAND
H
Private - No further information currently available
HYMAN
G H
Private 268933, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 3rd Oct 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 32. Born Woodville, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Husband of Mabel Hyman, of 49, Lansdowne Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Ramicourt British Cemetery, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 11.
HYMAN
William Charles
[There is a William Charles HYMAN whose birth was registered in the Lichfield Registration District Apr-Jun Quarter 1892] Private 307484, 2/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 27th Apr 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Lynn, Norfolk. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. in the 1911 census he is the son of Edward and Sarah Hyman, aged 8, born Lynn, Norfolk, resident Railway Siding, Common Road, Church Gresley. Buried in Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.
JACQUES
[Charles] Henry
Private 55691, 19th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 22nd Aug 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Mr. J. H. Jacques, of 37, Wood St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 68644, Notts & Derby Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT Memorial
JOHNSON
T
Private - No further information currently available
LATHBURY
David
Private 201397, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 25th Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 30. Born Newhall, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Thomas Lathbury, of Newhall, Burton-on-Trent; husband of M. Garland (formerly Lathbury), of Chapel St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
LEYLAND
Samuel
[OListed as LEELAND on CWGC and SDGW] Corporal 70189, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 5th Jul 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Woodville, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 27.
LIVERSAGE
Thomas
Private 122550, 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20th Oct 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 23. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of Hargrave Liversage, of 81, Market St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 90545 Notts & Derby Regiment. Buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 7.
MANSFIELD
Eric Oswald
2nd Lieutenant, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Killed in action 24th Aug 1918 Aged 25. Born 1893 Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of the late Horace Rendall MANSFIELD - ex MP for Spalding, Lincs. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row A. Grave 22.

Courtesy of www.historical2.bham.ac.uk (University of Birmingham Virtual War Memorial):

He entered the Science Faculty of the University of Birmingham on 7 October 1911 to read Engineering. His last entry in the Students Register is on 1 November 1913, when he began his third year Engineering course. He was then aged 20 and his address was given as Glenalmond, St Albans. He did not graduate.

 

MANSFIELD
Harold
Private 240658, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 20. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of Samuel Witworth Mansfield and Hannah Mansfield, of 48, Gresley Wood Rd., Church Gresley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
MANSFIELD
Oscar Marshall

2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14th March 1917. Aged 22. Son of Frederick George and Elizabeth Mary Mansfield, of The Shrubbery, Woodville, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA Memorial, Iraq.

Excerpt from Supplement to the London Gazette dated 21st Aug 1916:

Cadet Oscar Marshall Mansfield to be temp. 2nd Lt. (on prob.). 5 Aug. 1916.

MANSFIELD
Reginald Horace
2nd Lieutenant, 121st Battery, 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 1st Oct 1918. Aged 26. Born 1890 Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of the late H. R. Mansfield (M.P. for Spalding); husband of Eleanor J. Mansfield (nee Corkill), of The Croft, London Rd., Reading; brother of Eric Oswald Mansfield listed here. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 12 .

Excerpt from Supplement to the London Gazette dated 1st Jul 1918

The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts - 10th Jun 1918 Reginald Horace Mansfield

Educated at Leys School, Cambridge and commemorated on the memorial there:

"He came to The Leys School, Cambridge, in 1905 at the age of 15 and went into School House. He won Second Colours at Football. On leaving school, Mansfield studied Mining before entering the family manufacturing business. At the outbreak of war, Mansfield enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion, before winning a commission in the Royal Field Artillery. He died of wounds on 1 October 1918 at the age of 26, having reached the rank of Second Lieutenant."

MARSHALL
Alfred A
Private 69007, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 27th Aug 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Gresley, Derbys. Residence Burton-on-Trent. Enlisted Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS Memorial
MARTIN
E
Private - No further information currently available
MASSEY
Charles
Corporal 200452, 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died of wounds 17th Mar 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 28. Born Woodville, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote. Son of Frances Massey, of Granville St., Woodville, Burton-on-Trent; husband of Maria Massey, of 16, Coppice Side, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 7.
MASSEY
James William
Private 1791, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 23. Born Woodville, Derbys. Residence Linton, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote, Derbys. Son of Mr. C. Milner, of 41, Princess St., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent; husband of Mary E. Eaglefield (formerly Massey), of 11, Market St., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 39.
MEAD
G H
[Listed as H G on memorial] Private 12297, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 4th Oct 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Dunstall, Staffs. Enlisted Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT Memorial
MEARS
George Charles
[CWGC lists his surname as MEAR] Private 41188, 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died of wounds 14th Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Newhall, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 15.
MELLOR
John William
[Listed as G W on memorial] Private 14033, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Church Gresley, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Son of George and Lydia Mellor, of 8, Colliery Row, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
MELLOR
Tom
Private 268935, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 21st Apr 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley. Son of George and Lydia Mellor, of 8, Colliery Row, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES Memorial
MIDDLETON
William Henry
Lance Corporal 13119, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th Sep 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
MOLE
Edward Thomas
[Listed as T E MOLE on memorial] Private 41500, 1/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th Apr 1918. in France and Flanders. Born Woodville, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Formerly 81563 Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT Memorial
MOUSLEY
Albert
Private 42746, 5th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 13th Nov 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley. Enlisted Derby. Formerly No 4566 Notts & Derby Regiment No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
NEWTON
Arthur
Private 15062, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14th Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
NICHOLLS
John
Private 100926, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd Oct 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 27. Born Albert Village, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Gresley. Son of Mathew Nicholls, of Albert Village, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent; husband of Edith A. L. Nicholls, of Norton View, Sharrow Lane, Sheffield. Buried in Ovillers New Communal Cemetery, Solesmes, France. Plot/Row/Sectioon A. Grave 34.
OAKEY
W
Private - No further information currently available
ORME
George Thomas
[Memorial states Private] Bombardier 63992, V 47th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 4th Nov 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Sheffield. Buried in Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, France. Plot North Row C. Grave 1.
ORME
M J
Private - No further information currently available
PEACE
Joseph
Private 268906, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 5th Oct 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 35. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Gresley, Derbys. Son of Levi and Elizabeth Peace, of Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent; husband of Maud Peace, of 88, Common Rd., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 5.
PEET
Arthur
Private G/19534, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 21st Oct 1917 in France and Flanders Aged 29. Born St.Annes, Notts. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of Helen and William Peet, of Nottingham; husband of Ada Peet, of 38, Oxford St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 82072, Sherwood Foresters. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France. Plot VI. Row 9. Grave 8A.
PICKERING
E W
Private - No further information currently available
PITTAM
Wilfred

Sergeant STK/1796, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Leamington. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 31.

Courtesy of The Great War Forum on 1914-1918.invisionzone.com

WILFRID PITTAM b. 19 Sep 1895 d. 9 Mar 1918
"Wilfred Pittam (b.1895) Worked in Hunters Grocers in High Street Swadlincote. Left Swadlincote and moved to Leamington, possibly to a branch of Hunters. Later enlisted in the army, exact date unknown. First mother Mary Ann knew of this was when she received his belongings, which he had sent to his parents address.

POYNTON
Alfred
Private 201373, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Poynton, of 16, Glebe St., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
ROBINSON
Ashton Henry
[Memorial states Private] Gunner 177261, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 30th Aug 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 35. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of H. H. Robinson, of Derby Rd., Burton-on-Trent; husband of Edith Mary Robinson, of 79, London Rd., Chesterton, Staffs. Buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 12.
ROBINSON
Miles Ray
Private 203666, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 23rd Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
ROE
Leonard
Private 241211, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 18. Born Castle Gresley, Derbys. Residence Castle Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. Son of George Edward Roe, of 5, Bank St., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
ROWLAND
Samuel
Private 42488, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th Nov 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 22. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of John and Hannah Rowland, of 52, Oak St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly No 51055 Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 8.
RUSS
Harry
Private 83348, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 21st Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Leicester. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
RUSS
P T
Corporal - No further information currently available
SHARPE
Arthur
Private 71639, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 28th Apr 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Newhall, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote, Derbys. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11.
SIMPKIN
William
Private 202596, 1/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds died 25th Feb 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. Son of William Simpkin, of Colliery House, Cadley Hill, Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Native of Stanton. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 9.
SMITH
Charles
Private 55147, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4th Nov 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Newhall, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of Mrs. Hannah Morton, of 224, Gresley Wood Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 50908 Lincolnshire Regiment. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 29.
SMITH
John Arthur
Private 201020, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 26th Sep 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 22. Born Woodville, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of Arthur and Lydia Smith, of 60, Wilmot Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT Memorial
SMITH
John Thomas
Sergeant 8195, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 28. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Lichfield. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Smith of 35, Church St., Church Gresley, Derbys. Buried in Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.
SMITH
James William
Private S/15964, 8/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 28th Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Leicester. Son of Mary Smith, of Hearthcote Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent, and the late J. Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
STALEY
James
Corporal 200963, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 4th May 1917 in France and Flanders. Enlisted Swadlincote. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
STANYARD
James
Private 70528, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Oct 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 34. Born Nottingham. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Husband of Mary Stanyard, of 3, Colliery Row, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
STORER
Harold
Private 24406, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 17th Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
SUMMERS
D
Private 70531, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jun 1917 in France and Flanders. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote, Derbys. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 6.
SUMMERS
Ernest
Private 201638, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Poole Village, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Buried in Hannescamps New Military Cemetery, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 20.
SUMMERS
W W
Private - No further information currently available
SWAIN
Cyril
[Memorial lists him as as SWAN and as a Private] Guardsman 18510, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 2nd Oct 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Son of Isaac and Alice Swain, of 37, Lansdowne Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. In the 1911 census he is the son of Isaac (a widower), unmarried, aged 15, born circa 1896 Swadlincote, a Coal Miner Horse Driver Underground, resident 37 Lansdowne Road, Swadlincote. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Plot B. Row 17. Grave 49.
TALBOT
T J
Private - No trace of a T.J. Talbot on but SDGW shows a Francis James Talbot, but CWGC shows a Frederick James Talbot with same service Number - Possibly Francis James TALBOT Private 52212, 56th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 7th Aug 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of William and Emma Talbot, of Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Plot XXII. Row O. Grave 14.
TAYLOR
R S
Lance Corporal - No further information currently available
TEBBETT
Douglas James
Private 65851, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died of wounds 5th Aug 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. Son of David James and Elizabeth A. Tebbett, of Oakdene, Hearthcote Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 25.
THOMPSON
G
Private - No further information currently available
THOMPSON
Joseph Bryan
Private 41575, 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died in Sunderland Isolation Hospital 11th May 1916. Aged 20. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Gresley, Derbys. Son of Matthew and Harriett Thompson, of 87, Oxford St., Church Gresley. Buried (15 May 1916) in Church Gresley Cemetery, Church Gresley, Derbys.
TILLEY
A
Private - No further information currently available
TILLEY
A
Corporal - No further information currently available
TISSINGTON, D.C.M, M.M.
John Walter

Private 28458, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 23 Apr 1918 in United Kingdom. Aged 34. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Ada Tissington of 98 Oxford Street, Church Gresley. A Tile Fixer by trade. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) and the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Church Gresley Cemetery, Church Gresley, Derbys.



 

In Loving Memory of PTE J. W. Tissington D.C.M M.M
8th North Staffs Reg.
Beloved husband of Ada Tissington "
"Wounded at Messines Ridge, April 11 1918
Died at King Georges Hospital, London April 23 1918
Aged 34 years
Ever faithful even unto death"

TOPLISS
Leslie Rayner
Private 60793, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 31st Jul 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of George and Lydia Topliss, of 36, John St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) Memorial
TRUMAN
Elijah Twigg
[Appears as F.T., the lower part of the E has worn away; spelt TRUEMAN on SDGW] Private 70535, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Oct 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 21. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Swadlincote, Derbys. Son of James and Mary Truman, of 96, Oxford St., Church Gresley, Derbys. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
TUNNICLIFFE
Albert Edward
[Memorial lists him as TUNNICLIFF birth registered as TUNNICLIFFE] Private 12453, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th Sep 1916 in France and Flanders. Aged 27. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Albert Village, Derbys. Enlisted Leicester. Husband of Mary Esther Tunnicliffe, of 6, Occupation Rd., Albert Village, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
TUNNICLIFFE
Michael Leslie
[Memorial lists him as TUNNICLIFF birth registered as TUNNICLIFFE. Appears as M.I, the lower part of the L has worn away. Memorial states Private] Lance Corporal 2321, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 11th Jun 1915 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 6.
VALLANCE
Thomas
Lance Corporal 46715, 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. . Killed in action 16th Apr 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Vallance, of 21, York Rd., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 15519 Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT Memorial
WADSWORTH
Leonard Cecil
Private 4198, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Woodville, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France.
WALTERS
Leonard
Private 41587, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died of wounds 18th Aug 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 25. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbys. Son of John and Elizabeth Walters, of 23, Weston St., Swadlincote, nr. Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 1B.
WALTON
Harry Goodman
Private 201966, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28th Mar 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 23. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Coalville, Leics. Son of Sarah Walton, of 9, Talbot St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent, and the late William Walton No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
WARD
A E
Private - No further information currently available
WARD
Samuel George
[This appears as WAR, the entire letter D having worn away] Private 201167, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died 29th Oct 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 25. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics. Enlisted Derby. Son of William and Edith Ward, of Oakthorpe, Burton-on-Trent. Native of Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. IN the 1911 census Samuel George Ward was aged 17, unmarried, an Errand Lad, born Church Gresley, resident with his parents, William & Edith, at 90 Lansdown Road Swadlincote. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 15.
WATSON
Percy
Corporal 235869, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd Sep 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 31. Residence Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Manchester. Son of Alfred and Nellie Watson, of Manchester; husband of Bertha Watson, of 24, Stanhope Rd., Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 275818 Manchester Regiment. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 7.
WHETTON
Harold
Private 9678, 42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 27th Sep 1918 in France and Flanders. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Enlisted Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. Formerly 27048 Notts & Derby Regiment. Buried in Bertincourt Chateau British Cemetery, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 9.
WHITE
William
Private, 102910, 178th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st Dec 1915 in France and Flanders. Aged 24. Born Swadlincote, Derbys. Residence Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. Enlisted London. Son of William and Mary White, of 32, Charles St., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent Buried in Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 24.
WILEMAN
A
Private - No further information currently available
WILKINS
Arthur
Private 37206, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France and Flanders. Aged 40. Born Hartshorne, Derbys. Residence Church Gresley, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Mrs. Sarah Wilkins, of 38, Pool St., Church Gresley. Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 44342 North Staffs Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
WRIGHT
[William] Henry
[Memorial lists him as Corporal] Private G/1790, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 Sepetember 1915. Aged 20. Bprn Swadlincote, enlisted Islington, Middlesex, resident Ileston, Drrbys. Son of George and Catherine Wright, of 78, York Rd., Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.
WRIGHT
George William
[Listed as W G WRIGHT on memorial] Private 4206, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Died 3rd Jul 1916 in France and Flanders. Born Castle Gresley, Derbys. Residence Castle Gresley. Enlisted Derby. Buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 10.
WYATT
Charles Leonard
Private 117136, 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). Killed in action 3rd Oct 1918 in France and Flanders. Aged 19. Born Church Gresley, Derbys. Residence Linton, Derbys. Enlisted Derby. Son of Harry and Annie Wyatt, of 34, Princess St., Castle Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, France. PLot VI. Row E. Grave 1.
YATES
Alfred
[Memorial states Lance Corporal] Private 201308, 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Derby, resident Church Gresley. Son of Arthur and E. Yates, of 7, Colliery Row, Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
BAILEY
George William
Private 4080707, 2nd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 12th Feb 1945 in Western Europe Campaign 1944/1945. Aged 28. Born Burton-on-Trent. Residence Burton-on-Trent. Son of William and Mabel Bailey; husband of Olive Irene Bailey, of Newhall, Derbyshire. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Plot 51. Row K. Grave 4.
BANTON
E
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BANTON
H
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BODELL
H
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BROOKES
R
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BROTHERHOOD
Neville [John]
Trooper 4979168, 49th (West Riding) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 21 June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Brotherhood, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire; husband of E. E. Brotherhood, of Church Gresley. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot XI> Row J. Grve 19.
COLLINS
H
No further information currently available
COOK
Horace [William]
Private 1683562, Army catering Corps attached Royal Engineers. Died 25 May 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cook; husband of Violet M. Cook, of Gresley, Derbyshire. Buried in Phaleron War cemetery, Greece. Plot 18. Row E. Grave 19.
COOK
J
No further information currently available
ELLIOTT
F J
No further information currently available
EYLEY
Aaron
Private 5127910, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 23 June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eyley, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire. Buried in Imphal War cemetery, India. Plot 4. Row E. Collective grave 10-13.
EYLEY
James William
Lance Corporal 4977156, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 24 May 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eyley, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Rangoon memorial, Myanmar (Burma). face 7.
HARDING
C H
No further information currently available
JONES
Harold
Private 1683648, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 13 October 1944. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jones, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire; husband of Renee May Jones, of Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 9.
JONES
J
No further information currently available
MOODY
G
No further information currently available
ORDISH
James
Trooper 329204, 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 17 May 1944. Aged 27. Son of James and Emily Maud Ordish, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire; husband of Ivy Ordish. Buried in Cassino War cemetery, Italy. Plot XI. Row E. Grave 2.
PERRY
E
No further information currently available
ROE
Leonard
Guardsman 2623197, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 11 June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Roe, of Church Gresley, Staffordshire. Buried in Bolsena War cemetery, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.
SHARPE
S
No further information currently available
SMITH
Alfred [William]
Private 4807363, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 128 mArch 1943. Aged 30. Son of Alfred Smith, and of Bertha Smith, of Church Gresley, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Burma). Face 6.
SMITHARD
Maurice Stewart
[Transcribed as MSITH but CWGC has SMITHARD] Corporal 7955697, 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 18 October 1944. Aged 22. Son of James Arther and Mary Jane Smithard, of Church Gresley, Staffordshire. Buried in Assisi War cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row F. Grave 4.
STRETTON
Clifford
Driver 45845, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 25 March 1942. Aged 27. Son of John William Richard and Clementina Stretton, of Church Gresley; husband of Mabel Gertrude Stretton of Church Gresley. Buried in Swadlincote District (Church Gresley) Cemetery, Derbyshire.
SUTTON
F
No further information currently available
TALBOT
R A
No further information currently available
GULF CONFLICT 1990-1991
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE GULF CONFLICT
MOULT
Carl
Private Carl Moult was a pupil at The Pingle School, Swadlincote, who joined the Army exactly a year before his death. He was in C Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Staffordshire Regiment and on the evening of the 26th February 1991 they rolled up to a small cluster of buildings defended by a battalion of Iraqi troops. After some assault the Iraqis threw up their hands in surrender but when Private Moult dismounted to round up the prisoners an RPG round blew through his chest, killing him and setting fire to his Warrior armourded car. He was aged 22, and was to have been married a few weeks later to his fiancee, Vicki Dolman, aged 18, of Swadlincote
HYLTON
Jason M
Jason Hylton, was a pupil at The Pingle School, Swadlincote, in 1990 and joined the Royal Marines in 2003. Whilst serving with 539 Assault Squadron RM in Iraq, he was killed with three other service personnel on Sunday 12th November 2006 when his boat was hit by an IED on the Shatt al-Arab waterway. He was 33 years of age. His name is on a metal plaque on the Church Gresley war memorial inscribed "Marine J M Hylton Killed In Action Basra, 1st September 1973 - 12th November 2006".

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