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EYAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Details kindly supplied by GENUKI Derbyshire - Rosemary Lockie
Copyright © Transcription Alf Beard 2004

The Memorial is a Gritstone Cross with a square base set on a triple square plinth. It is located in St. Lawrence's Churchyard. The names have forename, any second initial, surname and date of death and are listed by the date they died but for ease of reading have bene sorted here into alphabetical order. Further information about the men from Eyam can be found in the Eyam - Roll of Honour, 1915 including some photographs, the vicars address, and more.

Photograph Copyright © Alf Beard 2004

They whom this monument commemorates
were numbered among those who at the
call of King and Country left all that was dear
to them, endured hardness, faced danger
and finally passed out of the sight of men by
the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up
their own lives that others might live in freedom
Let those who come after see to it that their
names be not forgotten

In imperishable Memory
of the men of Eyam who made the
supreme sacrifice in the
Great War, 1914-1919

BUXTON

[Herbert Henry] "Harry"

Private 203391, 1st/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (Territorial), York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 2nd May 1917. Born Eyam, enlisted Sheffield. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.

DANIEL

Fred

Private 241814, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th April 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Eyam, enlisted Bakewell. Son of Sam and Ann Daniel, of Water Lane, Eyam, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

DRONFIELD

Charles

[Memorial states 12th January 1915] Able Seaman 236805, H.M. Submarine "C31", Royal Navy. Died 7th January 1915. Aged 25. Son of John and Ann Elizabeth Dronfield, of Burch Place, Eyam, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel/Column 7.

FRITH

Tom

Lance Corporal 265649, 1st/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 29. Born St. Lawrence, Derby, enlisted Stockport, Cheshire. Son of Mrs. Frith, of 11, St. Matthew's Terrace, Edgeley, Stockport, and the late William Frith; husband of Annie Frith, of 24, Hart St., Altrincham, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 - 22.

FROGGATT

Frank [Reginald]

Private 2703, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 3rd February 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Eyam, enlisted Exeter. Son of John William and Kate Froggatt, of Eyam, Sheffield. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVIII. Row H. Grave 2.

HARLING

James

Private 13624, 1st/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Husband of Sarah Harling, of Burch Place, Eyam, Sheffield. Buried in HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row A. Grave 10/20.

HAWKSWORTH

Henry

[Memorial states 19th November 1917] Pioneer 227709, 305th Road Construction Company and Railway Transportation Depot (Borden), Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 11th November 1917. Aged 18. Born Stokhall, Derbyshire (probably Stoke Hall), enlisted Bakewell, resident Sheffield. Son of Harry and Susan Hawksworth, of Flora Cottage, Stoke, Grindleford. Buried in ST. LAWRENCE CHURCHYARD, EYAM, Derbyshire.

HEMSWORTH

Arthur Ernest

Lance Corporal 10823, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 27. Born Broomhall, Yorkshire, enlisted Birkenhead, resident Sheffield. Son of Albert and Maria Hemsworth, of The Post Office, Eyam, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63.

LONGDEN

George Edward

Private 21444, 11th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 1st March 1918. Aged 24. Born Eyam, enlisted Leicester. Son of Mrs. Redfearn, of Merrill House, Eyam, Sheffield; husband of Mavis Longden, of 95, Haddenham Rd., Leicester. Buried in WELFORD ROAD CEMETERY, LEICESTER, Leicestershire. Grave Ref: O1. 360.

MALTBY

John Edwin

Private 12/441, 12th (Service) (Sheffield) Battalion, York and Lancaster egiment. Killed in action 20th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Eyam, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Edwin and Martha Maltby, of Eyam, Derbyshire. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row T. Grave 38.

MALTBY

Thomas [Herbert]

Lance Sergeant 3147 [on SDGW] or 31470 [on CWGC], "D" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th October 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Nottingham, resident New Basford, Nottinghamshire. Son of Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Maltby, of 658, Mansfield Rd., Sherwood, Nottingham. Buried in PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 19.

NEEDHAM

Samuel

Private 39823, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26th December 1916. Born Bakewell, enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

PURSEGLOVE

Joseph

[Spelt PURSGLOVE on CWGC] Private 42632, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 4th March 1917. Born and resident Eyam, enlisted Bakewell. Commemorated in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Special Memorial 1.

Note: In this cemetery 300 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to eight casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

REDFEARN

Samuel

[Spelt REDFERN on SDGW] Private 57299, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th March 1918. Aged 39. Born and resident Eyam, enlisted Tideswell. Son of Samuel and Grace Redfearn, of Foolow, Eyam; husband of Mary Alice Redfearn, of Merrill House, Eyam, Sheffield. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 46.

TWIGG

(Joseph) Charles

[Listed as Jospeh C on memorial but Charles on SDGW and CWGC] Private 240814, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1917. Born Eyam, enlisted and resident Buxton. Buried in FOSSE No.10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12.

WEST

Frederick "Fred"

Private 28135, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Eyam, enlisted Buxton. Son of Philip and Eliza West, of Town Head, Eyam, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

WEST

George

Rifleman 43141, 13th Battalion, Irish Rifles. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 25. Born Eyam, enlisted Bakewell. Son of Edmund and Sarah West, of Dale Head, Eyam, Sheffield. Formerly 43560, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVIII. Row C. Grave 17.

WHITE

Abraham

Private 87739, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 37. Born Salford, Lancashire, enlisted Eyam. Son of Abraham and Rose Hannah White; husband of Annie White, of Church St., Eyam, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

1935 - 1945
Also those who gave there lives for their country

DRONFIELD

Albert John

Seaman LT/JX 382618, H.M.M.L. 1380, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 1st May 1941. Aged 21. Son of John and Ada Dronfield, of Eyam, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 14. Column 1.

GOLDING

Sidney J

[Memorial states 30 June 1940] Sergant (Observer) 516472, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13th June 1940. Aged 30. Son of John and Paula Golding; husband of Celia Nancy Golding, of Eyam. Buried in ST. LAWRENCE CHURCHYARD, EYAM, Derbyshire. Grave 108.

MATHER

Joseph

Fusilier 4200118, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 18th March 1943. Aged 27. Son of George Frederick and Jane Mather, of Eyam, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 9.

MAXTED

Frank

Sergeant 2221326, 354 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Elizabeth Maxted, and stepson of Robert Mills, of North Eyam, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetrry, Singapore. Column 451.

WALLER

Henry

Able Seaman P/JX 191745, H.M.S. "Dunedin", Royal Navy. Died 24th November 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 49. Column 3.

WATKINS

Harry

Gunner 4921102, 56 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 5th March 1945. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 7.

23 August 2005

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