BY YOULGRAVE WAR MEMORIAL
War 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015
Opposite the juntion with Whitfield Lane and Rake Lane, Middleton by
Youlgrave stands a beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) accompanied by a freestanding
rough hewn limestone tablet bearing a nowy headed brass plaque. The
plaque has a narrow raised polished border, the badge of the Notts and
Derby Regiment at the head and inscription in raised polished sentence
case lettering against a stippled ground.
Copyright © Mel Gibbs 2015
Memory of those from Middleton
who gave their lives in World War II
7937014, 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps.
Died in Knightsbridge, North Africa 27 May 1942. Aged 21. Son of
George M. Buxton and Ellen Buxton, of Middleton, Derbyshire. Buried
in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Burie din Plot 4.
Row E. Collective grave 16.
11058, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) commanding
6th Independent Infantry Brigade. Died in Indin, Burma 6 April 1943.
Aged 43. Son of Maj. C. C. Cavendish, The Highland Light Infantry
(City of Glasgow Regt.). and Maud H. Cavendish; husband of Helen
Cavendish, of Middleton, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Awarded the Order
of the British Empire (O.B.E.) and the Military Cross (M.C.). No
known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 1.
Note: On 3 April, while "Uno Force" (the Japanese 143rd
Regiment) pressed northwards up the Mayu River valley, the main
body of the Japanese 55th Division ("Tanahashi Force",
consisting mainly of the 112th Regiment) crossed the Mayu Range
at a point where British officers had regarded the range as impassable
and cut the coastal track behind the leading British troops. They
captured the village of Indin, where they also overran the headquarters
of British 6th Brigade and captured its commander, Brigadier Ronald
Cavendish. Cavendish was killed shortly afterwards, probably by
British artillery fire as the British guns opened fire on Indin
to cover the troops withdrawing to the north
4978458, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in Kohima, Burma 12 June
1944. Aged 26. Born and resident Derby. Son of Bennett and Elizabeth
Dawson, of Middleton, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Buried in KOHIMA WAR
CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 13.
by the Cavendish Family,
Middleton Parish Council, Well Dressers and History Group
26 December, 2015