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SOMERCOTES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Details kindly supplied by GENUKI Derbyshire - Rosemary Lockie
Copyright © Transcription Rosemary Lockie 2003

The War Memorial is sited directly in front of the end wall of St Thomas's Church in Somercotes. It consists of a tall cross set on a large oblong base divided into three panels.

Photograph Copyright © Peter & Janet Kirk 2005

To The Glory
Of God
And In Memory Of The Men
Of This Parish Who Fell
In The Great War
1914 - 1918
+
Worthy Of Remembrance
1939 - 1945


1914-1918

BAKER

Robert H

No further information currently available

BAKER

Sidney

Private 20415, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th September 1916. Born Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Nottingham, resident Somercotes.

BARKER

Harry W

No further information currently available

BATTISON

Harry

Sergeant 266580, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born Alfreton, enlisted Nottingham, resident Heanor, Derbyshire.

BILSON

Samuel Charles

Private 325656, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Somercotes, enlisted and resident Alfreton. Formerly 33090, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

BONSALL

Walter

Private 44867, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusliers. Died 26th October 1917. Born Alfreton, enlisted Derby. Formerly 47239, Army Catering Corps.

BOULTBEE

Frank

No further information currently available

BOULTBEE

Vaughan

No further information currently available

BOWLER

Alfred M

No further information currently available

BURTON

Leslie John

Private 18577, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 12th January 1916. Born Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham, resident Alfreton.

CARLIN

Frank

Private 39456, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 11th June 1917. Born Somercotes, enlisted Derby. Formerly 14689, Northumberland Fusiliers.

CARRIER

Samuel

No further information currently available

CASTLE

Albert

Private 31946, 14th (service) (2nd Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 7th May 1917. Enlisted Alfreton. Formerly 3920, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).

CLARKE

Herbert

Private 16659, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Somercotes, enlisted Derby, resident Alfreton.

CLARKE

James

Private 10276, 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Born Alfreton, enlisted Wool, Dorset.

CLARKE

James

No further information currently available

CLARKE

William

No further information currently available possibly William CLARK, Private 3946, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1917. Born and enlisted Alfreton, resident Codnor.

CROSON

Joseph

Private DM2/118936, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 19th August 1917. Born Somercotes, enlisted and resident Nottingham.

DABLE

William Henry

Private 366334, Labour Corps formerly 85806, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd December 1917. Born Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Ilkeston, resident Alfreton.

DARRINGTON

Joseph

Sapper 121998, 254th Tunnel Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 4th June 1916. Born Somercotes, enlisted Derby.

DENNIS

David

Private 26984, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th October 1016. Born and resident Alfreton, enlisted Nottingham.

DENNIS

Frank

No further information currently available

DURHAM

George W

No further information currently available

EDGE

Samuel

No further information currently available

EDGE

William

No further information currently available

ELLIS

Frank [Edward]

Private 28532, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 18th April 1918. Born Somercotes, enlisted Derby, resident Alfreton.

ELLIS

Lewis George

Private 204439, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th November 1918. Born Nottingham, enlisted Ilkeston, resident Somercotes.

EVERLEY

Arthur

Rifleman R/8266, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20th January 1916. Born Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham resident Derby.

FISHER

Percy

Private 201313, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Enlisted Alfreton.

FLEET

Ernest

Lance Corporal 3962, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th September 1917. Born Swanwick, enlisted Derby, resident Alfreton.

FOX

William

No further information currently available

FROGG

Ernest

Private 201988, 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and resident Somercotes, enlisted Ilkeston.

GASCOYNE

James

Corporal 17964, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 18th June 1917. Born Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham, resident Alfreton.

GASCOYNE

Oswald

No further information currently available

GAUNT

Edward

No further information currently available

GEE

George H

No further information currently available

GENT

John William

Private 201248, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Westhouses, enlisted Alfreton.

GREATOREX

William

No further information currently available

GREGORY

James William

Guardsman 12972, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Festubert 23th December 1914. Born Morrison, Colorado, U.S.A. Enlisted Alfreton (spelt Alpeton on SDGW), sent to "B" reserve 1909. Resident in both Somer coates and Pinxton. Mobilised 5th August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2.

HAGUE

Joseph

No further information currently available

HARRIS

James H

No further information currently available

HERBERT

George

Private 16596, 14th Battalion, Durham Lght Infantry. Killed in action 24th October 1915. Born Alfreton, enlisted Sheffield, resident Tinsley.

HERBERT

Joseph

Priate 15333, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and resident Alfreton, enlisted Sheffield.

HODGKINS

James

No further information currently available

HOLLINGWORTH

John

Lance Bombardier 32918, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 2nd June 1918, Born Alfreton, enlisted Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

HOLMES

Thomas F

No further information currently available

HOPE

Walter

No further information currently available

HOPKINSON

William

Guardsman 15683, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 15th October 1918. Born Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham.

HUTCHINSON

Ernest

No further information currently available

HUTCHINSON

William

No further information currently available

KIRK

Arthur

No further information currently available

LANGTON

William

No further information currently available

LEESON

Joseph

Private 16018, 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 3rd June 1917. Born Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham.

LEWIS

Ernest [William]

Private G/29177, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Born and enlisted Alfreton, resident Somercotes.

MARSH

Thomas

No further information currently available

MARTIN

Henry

No further information currently available

MAY

Edwin J

No further information currently available

MEADOWS

Walter

No further information currently available

NICHOLSON

Frank J

No further information currently available - probably Frank Greenwood NICHOLSON, Private 201344, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Sheffield, enlisted Alfreton, resident Somercotes.

OLDHAM

William Wilmott

Private 85820, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th September 1918. Born Borrowash, enlisted Alfreton, resident Somercotes.

PARNHAM

Thomas

Private 59087, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 8th November 1918. Born Somercotes, enlisted Askern, Doncaster. Formerly 52140, West Riding Regiment.

PIDCOCK

Charles

No further information currently available

PRICE

Samuel

No further information currently available

RADFORD

Jesse

Private 116676, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th September 1918. Born Swanwick, enlisted Alfreton.

RAYNOR

Harry

No further information currently available

REEK

Arthur

Private 20432, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 23rd April 1917. Born Alfreton, enlisted Ilkeston, resident Somercotes.

ROBINSON

Lewis

No further information currently available

SIMPSON

Harold

Private 12913, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th July 1916. Born Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham.

SMITH

Carl [Hollingworth]

Rifleman S/8775, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born and residen Somercotes, enlisted Nottingham.

SMITH

Charles

No further information currently available probably Cahrlie SMITH, Private 58561, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 6th November 1918. Born Birchwood, enlisted Alfreton.

SMITHHURST

[John] George

Private 60310, 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Derby, resident Somercotes.

TAYLOR

Thomas

No further information currently available probably Thomas William TAYLOR, Private 42464, 2nd/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1917. Born and resident Swanwick, enlisted Alfreton.

TOWSON

George A

No further information currently available

TURNER

Frederick

Private 32795, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born Netherton, Worcestershire, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Alfreton.

TURTON

Ernest

Private 24729, 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 20th September 1915. Born Alfreton, enlisted Clay Cross, resident Alton, Hampshire.

TURTON

Richard

Private 9027, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19th January 1916. Born and resident Alfreton, enlisted Lichfield, Staffordshire.

WADDOUPS

Arthur F

No further information currently available

WALKER

John W

No further information currently available

WALTON

Albert F

No further information currently available

WILSON

Arthur

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 26947, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 6th September 1916. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Alfreton.

WINCH

William H

No further information currently available

1939-1945

BURGOYNE

Richard

No further information currently available

BROWN

Joseph

No further information currently available

COOPER

Frederick

No further information currently available

COXHEAD

Frank E

No further information currently available

CROSON

Lawrence

Private 4982151, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 28th May 1944. Aged 31. Son of Jack and Margaret Croson; husband of Ruby Croson, of Derby. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 4.

DEAN

Frank

No further information currently available

ELLIS

Lewis G

No further information currently available

HARGREAVES

Wilfred

No further information currently available

JARRETT

John

No further information currently available

LOWE

Frederick W

No further information currently available

MILES

Sidney

No further information currently available

MILLINGTON

Denis

No further information currently available

PARSONS

Arthur

No further information currently available

RILEY

William

No further information currently available

RUMLEY

Roy A

No further information currently available

SIMPSON

John

No further information currently available

STEAD

George A

No further information currently available

THURMAN

William A

No further information currently available

WEBSTER

George

No further information currently available

WOOTTON

Norman

No further information currently available

Last updated 29 May, 2006

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