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SNELSTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alf Beard 2010

The memorial for Snelston village is to be found at the roadside at the junction of Littlefield Lane, Church Road and Cacklehill Lane, Snelston. It takes the form of a tapered octagonal stone pillar, with a carved interwoven decoration on the face, supporting a four-sided display featuring carved angels or saints in a niche on each face, and a decorated Latin cross above, an octagonal stone plinth, with incised lettering on some faces, standing on a hexagonal stone base. The whole is set in a circular paved area. There are seven names listed for World War 1 and two for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Alf Beard 2010

To the honoured memory of the men of the place who fell
in the Great War 1914-1918

Grant them O’Lord eternal rest and may light
perpetual shine upon them

BARKER Robert
Private 9910, 17th Company, Labour Corps, and Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 55692, South Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action 27th April 1918 aged 43. Son of James & Catherine of Ellastone, Staffordshire and husband of Ellen Elizabeth Harrison, formerly Barker nee Beard of Pearl Bank, Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire. whom he married in 1908. Prior to enlistment he was a Carter on a farm in his native village of Snelston. He is buried at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
EVANS Richard
Lieutenant, 1/6th Territorial, Sherwood Foresters, Notts and Derby Regiment, died of wounds on the 10th August 1917 aged 20. Son of Reverend Arthur & Margaret Emma of 11. Marlborough Lane, Bath, Native of Snelston and is buried at Bethune Town Centre Cemetery, France
FORMAN Edwin
Lance Corporal 12184, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment, killed in action 16th September 1916 aged 24. Son of Edwin and Amelia of Weston on Trent, Derbyshire and brother of Henry who also fell. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
FORMAN Henry
Private 27842, 16th Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment killed in action 10th September 1916 aged 19. Son of Edwin and Amelia of Weston on Trent, Derbyshire and brother of Edwin who also fell 6 days after him. He is also commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
LEASON Scott
Private 28939, 10th Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment, killed in action 25th May 1918 aged 23. Son of Joseph & Alice of Deggs Place, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. Native of Snelston, resident at Buxton, Derbys, enlisted at Rugeley, Staffs and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
PELL Richard Harvey
Lance Corporal 21003, 4th Grenadier Guards, died of wounds on the 28th September 1916 aged 28. Son of Richard & Annie of Ashley, Northhants. Buried at Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, South Wales
WOOD Frederick Samuel
Private 40159, 7/8th Royal Irish Fusiliers, formerly 52801 Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment, killed in action 20th November 1917 aged 36. Son of William & Eleanor of Newton Regis, Tamworth, Staffordshire and husband of Rose Campion, formerly Wood of Roston, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Native of Normanís heath, Staffordshire, Resident at Ashbourne, enlisted at Snelton, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
1939-1945
INGS Kenneth
Private 14706556, 1st Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regiment died 30th September 1944 aged 19. Son of William Bertie & Elsie May of Snelston and brother of John who also fell. Buried at Valkenswaard War cemetery, near Eindhoven, Holland
INGS John Rupert
Able Seaman D/SSX15096, H.M.S. Exeter, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, died 20th March 1945 aged 29. Son of William Bertie & Elsie May of Snelston and brother of Kenneth and husband of Gwendoline of Doveridge, Derbyshire. Buried at Ambon War cemetery, Indonesia

Last updated 15 February, 2010

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