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EDENSOR WAR MEMORIAL

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Details kindly supplied by GENUKI Derbyshire - Rosemary Lockie
Copyright © Transcription Janet Kirk 2005

The memorials are situated inside the Chapel of St Peter's Church, Edensor. The names are listed as Forename, surname, rank and Regiment/sevice.

Photograph Copyright © Peter& Janet Kirk 2004
1914
 
1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF

BAGSHAWE

Leonard Vale

[Listed as I V BAGSHAWE on CWGC] Captain, 3rd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers attached 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusliers. Killed in action 16th June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

From de Ruvigny's The Roll of Honour, part 1, page 14:

BAGSHAWE, LEONARD VALE,BAGSHAWE, LEONARD VALE, Capt.., 3rd Battn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers, yr. s. of Rev. William Vale Bagshawe, of Moorlands, Calver, Sheffield, formerly Assistant Master at Repton School, Master of the Uppingham Lower School, Vicar of Isel and Rector of Pitchford, by his wife, Alice Katharine, dau. of Edward Otto Partridge: h. Highfield, Uppingham, 30 Nov. 1877 educ. Lower School, Uppingham, Shrewshury, and Christ Church, Oxford. After taking his degree he entered the service of the Bombay Burma Trading Corporation, and later became one of their forest managers. Being home on leave when the war broke out he applied at once, with three other members of the company’s staff, for a commission in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 30 Aug. 1914, and promoted Lieut., 9 Nov. following. He trained at Portland and Sunderland, left with a draft on 4 Dec., and was attached to the 1st Battn, Northumberland Fusiliers near Ypres, where, having acted as Capt. of his company for several months, he was gazetted to that rank May, 1915. He was killed in act ion at Hooge, in Flanders, 16 June, 1915; unm. Lieut. Edward Partridge wrote front Ypres: “His example enabled his men to carry the position and retain it against counter attacks, and they all speak so highly of his pluck and resource,” And Private Pike, Northumberland Fusiliers, from the Base Hospital at Sheffield: "I was with your son when he got killed in the great charge at Hooge, near Ypres, on 16 June. 1 was very proud to be led by such a brave and noble man — for he led the company as if he were in the streets of England.” Private Pike also said that. “Capt. Bagshawe and his men were in t he fighting in March at St. Elol, St. Julien, and Hill 60. One night he had 18 men in a trench which was shelled by the Germans preparatory to an attack; 16 men were killed or wounded, Capt. Bagshawe mounted the parapet and fired into the attacking enemy. He and his two men held the trench through the night until daylight caused the Germans to relinquish the attack.” The adjutant of his Battn. said . . . He was as popular with his men as with the officers, . . . He was from the first in a responsible position, which he filled with great energy and tact . . . . We were attacking, and I heard that he got into the first line of the enemy’s trenches, and I think he was hit in the actual assault. He will have been buried close to where he fell, which is just south of the Ypres-Roulers Railway, about three miles east of Ypres." Capt. Bagshawe was a keen and successful all-round sportsman. At college he rowed in the eight and represented Christ Church in the crew which competed for both Thames and Ladies in 1897 at Henley. They were beaten in the semi-final of the Ladies Plate by Emmanuel, and in the final of the Thames Cup by Kingston after a good race.

BARBER

Maurice

Captain, 2nd/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (Territorial) York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 25th November 1917. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Isabel Barber, of The Firs, Dore, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9 and 10.

BARBER, M.C.

Herbert Graham

Captain, 4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (Territorial) York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Son of Herbert and Isabel Barber, of "Elmfield," Northumberland Rd., Sheffield. A Director of Messrs. Daniel Doncaster and Sons, Ltd., Sheffield. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row G. Grave 3.

BATES

Robert Bratby

Private 3499, 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Enlisted Bakewell. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

BOWERING

Allan

Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). - No further information currently available

BRUMBY

Harry

Lance Corporal 241493, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18th May 1918. Aged 24. Born Edensor, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Pilsley. Son of William and Emma Brumby, of Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 40.

CAVENDISH, D.S.O.

[Lord] John Spencer

Major, 1st Life Guards, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 20th October 1914. Aged 42. Son of Lord and Lady Edward Cavendish. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 26.

This extract from The V.C. and D.S.O. Book. Distguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval and Military Press, page 134.

CAVENDISH, LORD JOHN SPENCER, Lieut., was born 25 March, 1875, third son of the late Lord Edward (‘a vendish and Lady Edward Cavendish, and grandson of the 7th Duke of Devonshire. He joined the 1st Life Guards, from the Militia, in Feb. 1897; becoming Lieutenant in April, 1898. Lord John Spencer Cavendish served in the South African War of 1899—1902, as Divisional and Brigade Signalling Officer, from Oct. 1899, to Oct. 1900, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the act ion at Colenso ; at the actions of Spion Kop and Vaal Kranz; operations on the Tugela Heights and action at Pieter’s Hill; in the Orange Free State, and action at Zand River; in the Transvaal, and near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill; also in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, including actions at Elands River; in the Orange River Colony, including actions at Bethlehem and Wittebergen. He was mientioned in Despatches ondon Gazette, 1 Feb. 1901]; received t!ie Queen’s Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ondon Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: Lord John Spencer Cavendish, Licut., 1st Life Guards. For services during operations in South Africa.” He was promoted to Captain in Aug. 1902, and from June, 1937, to Sept. 1910, was employel with the West African Frontier Force, being promoted to Major in April, 1911. He served in the European War, and was killed in action on the 20th Oct. 1914.

From de Ruvigny's The Roll of Honour, part 1, page 74:

CAVENDISH, LORD JOHN SPENCER, D.S.O., Major, 1st Life Guards, brother of Victor, 9th Duke of Devonshire, P.C., G.C.V.O., 3rd a. of the late Lord Edward Cavendish, M.P., by his wife, Emma Elizabeth (6, Carlos Place, W.), dau. of the Right Hon. the Hon. William Sebright Lascelles, P.C., and grandau. of Henry. 3rd Earl of Harewood; b. 25 March, 1875; and was educ. at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. After serving in the Militia he was given a commission in the 1st Life Guards, 3 Feb. 1897, and was promoted Lieut. 2 April, 1898, Capt. 23 Aug. 1902, and Major 12 April, 1911. He served with distinction on the Staff in t.he South African War 1899-1906, being divisional Signalling Officer to the 2nd Infantry Division 9 Oct. 1899 to 18 June, 1900, and Brigade Signalling Officer, 19 June to 12 Oct. 1900; took part in the relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso ; operations of 17 to 24 Jan. 1900 ; and action 4t Spion Kop ; the operations of 5 to 7 Feb. 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; the operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 Feb.); the engagement at Pieter’s Hill; and the subsequent march from Bloemfontein to Pretoria; Including actions at Zand River, near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 to 12 June), also in the Transveal west of Pretoria; actions at Eland’s River (4 to 16 Aug.) and in the Orange Free State, actions at Bethlehem (7 July) and Wittebergen (15 to 29 July). His services were mentioned in Despatches ondon Gazette, 1 Feb 1901] and he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Queen’s medal with six clasps. He was employed with the West African Frontier Force, 29 June, 1907, to 6 Sept. 1910. After his brother's succession to the title he was granted precedence as son of a Duke of Royal Warrant, Nov. 1908. On the outbreak of the European War he went to France with the Expeditionary Force and was killed in action 20 Oct. 1914: unm.

CHAMBERLAIN

Frank George

Sergeant S/43007, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 22nd November 1916. Aged 25. Enlisted Bedford, resident Midhurst, Surrey. Son of John Thomas Chamberlain and Lydia Chamberlain, of Lutener Rd., Earsebourne, Midhurst, Sussex. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 48.

** NOTE ** This is the only man that fits all the criteria but his relationship with Edensor is unknown.

CHANDLER

Sydney [John]

[Memorial states Lance Corporal] Acting Corporal 6469, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Mediterranean 19th August 1915. Born Trwobridge, Wiltshire, enlisted Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 33 to 35.

COCKERELL

Andrew Pepys

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15th August 1916. Aged 19. Son of John Pepys Cockerell and Florence Cockerell, of 12, Lennox Gardens, Chelsea, London. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, , . Plot V. Row O. Grave 10.

** NOTE ** This is the only man that fits all the criteria but his relationship with Edensor is unknown.

EDWARDS

Edward Thomas

Private 43096, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 29th September 1916. Aged 24. Only son of Edward and Annie Edwards, of Moorfield Cottage, Pulford, Wrexham. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France . Plot B. Row 15. Grave 36. *** Not listed on SDGW ***

** NOTE ** This is the only man that fits all the criteria but his relationship with Edensor is unknown.

FEARNLEY

John

Private 41137, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots(Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 38. Born Astley, Lancashire, enlisted Bakewell, resident Pilsley. Son of the late John and Martha Fearnley; husband of Elizabeth Ellen Hibbert (formerly Fearnley), of The Cottage, Grange House, Grange Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester. Formerly 58386, Royal Army Service Corps and 9967, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.

FLETCHER

Edgar

[Memorial states Machine Gun Corps, 1st Canadian Division] Private 163825, 36th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 2nd September 1919. Aged 43. Born 2nd February 1879 in Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. W. M. Fletcher, of Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire; husband of Marian Fletcher, of 4, Archer St., Toronto, Ontario; they were living at 12 Poucher Street, Tornonto when he enlisted. By trade he was involved in machinery. Had previously spent 3 years with the IMperial Yeomanry. Enlisted and passed fit 11th August 1915 at Toronto, aged 36, height 5 feet 10½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black; religion Church of England. Buried in PROSPECT CEMETERY, TORONTO, Ontario, Canada. Grave G.W.V.A. 337. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3145 - 3

FORBES

John

Lance Corporal 13106, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1916. Aged 23. Born Castle Pollard, Co. West meath, enlisted Derby, resident Ballymacarberry, Co. Cork. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Forbes, of Newcastle, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

** NOTE ** This is the only man that fits all the criteria but his relationship with Edensor is unknown.

FROUDE

Charles William

[Memorial states Sapper, Royal Engineers] Private 37445, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 30th December 1917. Aged 29. Born Horningham, Wiltshiure, enlisted Chatham, resident Chatsworth, Derbyshire. Husband of Emily Froude, of The Gardens, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Formerly 187832, Royal Engineers. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 11.

HAYNES

Edward

Private 14487, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 24. Born Beeley, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby, resident Rowsley, Derbyshire. Son of William A. and Rebecca Haynes, of Beeley, Rowsley, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

HEATHCOTE

William Francis

Private 46868, Bedfordshire Regiment posted to Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Born Leeds, enlisted Chiswick, Middlesex, resident Doncaster. Son of George Henry and Florence Heathcote, of The Institute, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

HEMMING

Frank

Private 13283, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Aged 27. Born and resident Malvern Link, Worcestershire, enlisted Derby. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hemming, of Malvern Link. Worcs. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 150 to 152.

** NOTE ** This is the only man that fits all the criteria but his relationship with Edensor is unknown.

HOBSON

Alwyn Chadwyk

[Spelt Alwyne on SDGW and CWGC] Lieutenant, 2nd Life Guards. Household Cavalry. Killed in action 13th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.

HOWARD

William Henry

Private 26517, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 18th February 1919. Aged 30. Son of Edward and Margaret Howard, of Calton Lees, Bakewell. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, EDENSOR, Derbyshire.

LOVELL

William Thomas

Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). - No further information currently available.

MORTON

Richard

Private 59447, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 10th August 1918. Aged 34. Born Derby, enlisted Bakewell. Son of Elias and Emma Morton, of Beeley, Derbyshire; husband of Annie Morton, of Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 19.

NAIRNE, M.V.O.

[Lord] Charles [George francis] Mercer

Major, 1st (Royal) Dragoons, Household Cavalry attached 6th Cavalry Brigade. Killed in action 30th October 1914. Aged 40. South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France), Order of Military Merit (Spain), Order of the Crown (Prussia), Order of the Iron Crown Class II (Austria). Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909-10 and Equerry to His Majesty, 1910-1914. Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts. Son of Henry Charles Keith, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne and of Maud Evelyn, Marchioness of Lansdowne, of Bowood, Calne, Wilts. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row E1. Grave 10.

RADFORD

George Charles

Lance Corporal 17472, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10th September 1916. Aged 22. Born Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, enlisted Derby. Son of Charles and Ann Radford, of 19, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.

SIDDALL, M.M.

George Edward

Private 56660, "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1918. Aged 40. Born and enlisted Bakewell, resident Pilsley. Son of the late Henry and Charlotte Siddall, of Baslow, Bakewell; husband of Eliza Emily Siddall, of Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

OUR DEAD THROUGH WHOM WE LIVE

IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THE PARISH OF EDENSOR WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945

BOWERING

Gordon

Sergeant (Wirless Operator/Air Gunner) 1439758, 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th November 1943. Aged 24. Son of Ruth Bowering, of Pilsbey, Derbyshire. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Collective grave Plot V. Row J. Graves 7-9.

CAVENDISH (MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON)

William [John Robert]

Major 90720, Coldstream Guards. Died 9th September 1944. Aged 26. (Served as HARTINGTON, the Marquess of, CAVENDISH, true family name). Marquess of, Son of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, K.G., 10th Duke of Devonshire, and the Duchess of Devonshire, of Chatsworth, Derbyshire; husband of Kathleen, Marchioness of Hartington, of Westminster, London. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 13.

HOWARD

George Allan

Private 5890619, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 29th November 1942. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard; husband of Mary Jane Howard, of Morton, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 25.

LORD

Sidney

Private 4398280, 1st Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 30th April 1945. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 1A. Row A1. Grave 12.

NEAVE

Cyril Thomas

Corporal 4979664, 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 24th March 1943. Aged 23. Son of Charles F. and Lucy Neave; husband of Margaret Neave. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 20.

STONE

William

Trooper 7902879, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured corps. Died 26th August 1942. Aged 34. Son of Percy and Emma Stone, of Pilsley, Derbyshire. Buried in PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Collective grave Plot 7. Row D. Graves 1-10.

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