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LANGWITH BASSETT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Peter English 2009

Langwith Bassett village is sometimes referred to as Upper Langwith and is in Derbyshire within a few miles of Bolsover and close to the village of Shirebrook. The memorial is in the form of a simple Celtic Cross in stone set on a stone plinth on which are carved the names of the fallen of the Parish in both World Wars. The memorial stands in the churchyard of Holy Cross Church, Rectory Road, Langwith Bassett, near the entrance gate. There are 20 names listed for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Peter English 2009

In loving and honoured memory
of the men from this Parish
who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918

ALCOCK

William Horace

[Spelt ALLCOCK on SDGW and CWGC] Private 40228, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 March 1917. Aged 28. Born Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire, resident Northfield, Yorkshire. Son of the late John and Eliza Allcock. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

ADLARD

Wilfred Blythe

Private 51675, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Grimsby, enlisted Shirebrook. Son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Adlard, of 44, Freshney St., Grimsby. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

BURNHAM

Charles

Private 13910, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Born Cresswell, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Mansfield, resident Upper Langwith. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

CAUDWELL

Christopher John

Private 13968, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Wellow, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Mansfield. Son of Alfred and Sarah Ann Caudwell, of Wellow, Newark, Notts. Formerly 13475, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

GARLAND

Edward

possibly Edward GARLAND, Sergeant 18645, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 16 December 1918. Aged 36. Born Wanborough, Wiltshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire, resident Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Husband of B. E. Garland, of 175, Steel's Lane, Bremmington Common, Chesterfield. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row CC. Grave 10.

GRIFFITHS

Frederick John

Sergeant 20969, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 30 October 1917. Born Presteigne, Radnor, enlisted Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 11.

HULME

Charles V T

No further information currently available

HUNT

Walter

No further information currently available

JONES

Raymond

No further information currently available

JUBB

Thomas

No further information currently available

LEATHERLAND

William

Able Seaman R/4575, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 25 August 1918. Born 24 July 1888. Husband of Lily Margaret, of Co-operative House, Langwith Junction, Shirebrook, Nr. Mansfield, then later of 14 Dorking Rd., Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Joined Royal Naval Division 3 July 1917, draft for BEF 30 October 1917, joined Anson Battalion 21 November 1917-29 January 1918. Received injury to right hand and was invalided to United Kingdom 3 February 1918. Draft for BEF 17 May 1918, joined Anson Battalion 27 May 1918 until his death.Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 14.

NIXON

George William

[Listed as William on SDGW] Private 38665, 4th Battery, Machine Gun Corps (Motor Branch). Killed in action 28 April 1918. Aged 24. Born Alfreton, enlisted Nottingham, resident Mansfield. Son of Benjamin Nixon, of "Woodleigh," Langwith Junction, Shirebrook, Mansfield, and the late Annie Nixon. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 21.

RABBITT

Harry

Private 27861, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Edwinstowe, enlisted Worksop. Son of Maria Rabbitt, of High St., Edwinstowe, Mansfield, and the late Samuel Rabbitt. Mo known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 150 to 152.

SHARP

Frederick

No further information currently available

STACEY

Mornington C

No further information currently available

TILSTON

John

No further information currently available

VEAR

Edward

Private 43572, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 October 1916. Born Maltby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Langwith, resident Lincoln. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

WALKER

Harold

Private 22154, 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 31. Born Langwith, enlisted Doncaster. Son of Mrs. Hannah Walker, of Upper Langwith, Mansfield, Notts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

WALKER

Vincent A

Private 242545, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 December 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Langwith, enlisted Mansfield. Son of Frank and Annie Walker, of Upper Langwith, Mansfield, Notts. Formerly 13699, Leicestershire Regiment. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 4.

GRAHAM

T William

No further information currently available

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BROWN

Leonard

No further information currently available

FAULCONBRIDGE

Eric

Private 4859863, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 9 April 1945. ged 26. Son of John William and Louisa Faulconbridge, of Langwith Junction, Nottinghamshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 26. Row D. Grave 2.

HORNBUCKLE

Charles

Lance Corporal 14532026, 1022 Port Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 16 December 1944. Aged 42. Son of John Francis William and Eliza Hornbuckle; husband of Lilian May Hornbuckle, of Langwith Junction, Derbyshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 47.

HUMPHRIES

Arthur

Driver T/140752, 4 Ambulance Car Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 30 March 1941. Aged 22. Son of Arthur and Esther Humphries, of Langwith Junction, Derbyshire. Buried in KEREN WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 14.

MARROWS

Dennis

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1430280, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 July 1944. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row U. Collective grave 1-7.

PARKER

Robert

Driver T/1652983, 53 Tipper Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 8 July 1944. Aged 34. Son of Frank and Annie Parker; husband of Evelyn Vera Parker, of Langwith, Nottinghamshire. Buried in SHIREBROOK CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 4237.

SISSONS

Edward

No further information currently available

WALKER

Harold

Private 4858591, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 1 April 1942. Aged 25. Son of Frederick William and Annie Elizabeth Walker, of Upper Langwith, Nottinghamshire. Buried in KUALA LUMPUR (CHERAS ROAD) CIVIL CEMETERY, Malaysia. Grave 835.

Last updated 26 July, 2009

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