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TIDESWELL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The War Memorial is sited in Market Square, Tideswell. It consists of a tall cross set on a large oblong base divided into three panels. The names are listed as Forename, any further intitials followed by Surname. The final two names at the end of the World War 1 section came from Wheston and are marked as such.

In Ever
Loving Memory of
The Men of This Town
Who Gave Their Lives
For Their Country's
Sake in The Great War
1914-1919.
And The World War
1939-1945.

1914-1918
ASHMORE George T
possibly George Thomas ASHMORE - Lance Corporal 3/3964, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1915. Aged 35. Born Normanton, enlisted Sheffield. Husband of Florence Louisa Ashmore, of 15, Brendon St., Edgware Rd., London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 55.
BAYLEY George
Private 1570, Derbyshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Aged 31. Born Coingleton, Cheshire, enlisted Buxton, resident Tideswell. Son of Albert and Susan Bayley, of 33, Swan St., Congleton; husband of Florence Bayley, of Fountain Square, Tideswell. No knonw grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 17.
BRIERLEY William Hunstone
Captain, adjutant for 6th Battalion (Territorial), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1917. Aged 20. Son of William and Mary Brierley, of Beech House, Tideswell. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 10.
BRIERLEY James John Hubert
Ordinary Seaman Bristol Z/8160, R.N. Depot (Chrystal Palace), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th October 1918. Aged 18. Son of William and Mary Brierley, of Beech House, Parke Rd., Tideswell. Special memorial in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, TIDESWELL, Derbyshire.
BRIGHTMORE Charles Harry Gordon
[Charles Henry Gordon on SDGW] Private 45286, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1918. Aged 19. Born Norbury, Staffordshire, enlisted Tideswell. Only son of James and Frances Lily Brightmore, of Mayfield House, Tideswell. Formerly 59396, West Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 6.
CHAPMAN Frederick Lester
Private 204577, 1st/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 17th March 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Tideswell. Son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Chapman, of Tideswell. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 38.
CHAPMAN Harold
Private 2152, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th September 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Tideswell. Son of James and Sarah Chapman, of Tideswell. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4.
CHAPMAN Arthur
Private 37170, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action in India 11th May 1919. Born Cowdale, enlisted Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 23.
DAWSON George William
Able Seaman R/950, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 26th October 1917. Aged 19. Born Tideswell 6 June 1898. Brother of Mr. J. Dawson, of Church St., Tideswell, Buxton. His mother is next of kin at Church Street, Tideswell. He was a Cotton Doffer by trade. Entered the service 20th March 1917, included in draft for BEF 26th June 1917, joined Howe Battalion 20th August 1917 until his death. No known grave. commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 2 to 3 and 162 to 162A.
ESPLIN Alexander Cecil

Lance Corporal B/203272, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own). Died of wounds 23rd March 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of George Esplin, of High St., Tideswell. Formerly C/422. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Marchelepot British Cemetery Memorial 110.

Note: Roye was in German hands from 30 August 1914 until the French retook it on 17 March 1917. The town was recaptured by the Germans on 26 March 1918 but was evacuated by them on 26 August. The French First Army entered the town the following day. Roye Old British Cemetery was 1.6 kilometres south of the town. It was made in March 1918, by the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station but there was little time to mark the graves before the town was captured by the Germans, who extended this cemetery for the burial of their own dead. In 1920 the Commonwealth graves were removed to Roye New British Cemetery. Roye New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from other burial grounds. Almost all of them date from 1918. The cemetery contains 565 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 153 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials are erected to 13 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 117 casualties buried in Marchelepot British Cemetery and in three German cemeteries, whose graves could not be found. The cemetery also contains the graves of 43 Second World War airmen.

FLETCHER Joe Lomas
Driver T3/026115, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23rd April 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Alice Cope (formerly Fletcher), of 13, Macclesfield Rd., Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Special memorial in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, TIDESWELL, Derbyshire. [Cannot locate on SDGW]
FLETCHER John T L
No further information currently available
FLINT William
Private G/19423, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 24th August 1918. Aged 32. Born and resient Tideswell, enlisted Bakewell. Son of William and Hannah Flint, of Commercial Rd., Tideswell. Formerly 83237, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row G. Grave 21.
FLINT Leslie
Corporal 17818, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th October 1918. Aged 22. Born Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of Adeline Ann and the late John Flint, of Tideswell. Stepson of John Bramwell. His brother Frederick (below) also died in service. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
FLINT, MM Frederick
Acting Corporal G/20087, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 29th August 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Tideswell. Son of Adeline Ann and the late John Flint, of Tideswell. Stepson of John Bramwell. His brother Leslie (above) also died in service. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 33761, G. S. Cavalry. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
FRANCES Walter
No further information currently available
FRANCES Alfred J
Private 268553, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Enlisted Tideswell, resident Buxton. *** Cannot locate CWGC record currently ***
GIBSON John Willie
Rifleman C/6064, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 3rd October 1916. Aged 19. Born Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of John and Harriet Gibson, of Queen St., Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
GOUGH George
No further information currently available
GRATTON Wilfrid Lawson
Private 1420, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd July 1916. Aged 32. Born Tideswell, enlisted Birmingham, resident Redditch, Worcestershire. Son of George and Hannah M. Gratton, of Brunswick House, Sherwood Rd., Tideswell. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 43.
GREEN, DCM George Henry
Corporal 35450, "X" 21st Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 21st March 1918. Aged 24. Born Hathersage, enlisted Buxton. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Son of Sarah Ann Green, of Alma Rd., Tideswell, Buxton, Derbyshire, and the late John Green. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.
GREGORY Charles
Driver 196548, 7th Briagde Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artilery. Died 11th November 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Manchester, resident Salford, Lancashire. Son of Ben and Mary L. Gregory, of 551, Liverpool St., Seedley, Manchester. Native of Salford, Manchester. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot IV. Riw A. Grave 8.
HALL Joseph
No further information currently available
HAMBLETON Matthew [Henry]
Private 49784, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 30. Born Chapel-on-le-Frith, enlisted Birmingham, resident Tideswell. Husband of Margaret Millward (formerly Hambleton), of Buxton Rd., Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.
HARRISON George L
No further information currently available
HARRISON Thomas J
No further information currently available
HARRISON John Frederick
Shoeing Smith W/4256, "A" Battery, 119th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Stockport, resident Tideswell. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harrison, of Tideswell. Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 10.
HARRISON Ronald C
Corporal 49539, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and enlisted Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HODGKINSON Samuel
[Lsited as Sam on SDGW] Private 307587, 1st/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 23rd April 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Tideswell, enlisted Bakewell. Son of Joseph Hodgkinson, of Sherwood Rd., Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HOWARTH John
Second Lieutenant, 1st West Riding Field Company (Territorial), Royal Engineers. Died at home, from wounds received, 10th September 1916. Aged 27. Born at Rochdale. Son of Thomas and Alice Howarth, of 4, Seafield Rd., North Shore, Blackpool. Buried and commeorated on a Special memorial, in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, TIDESWELL, Derbyshire.
HOWE Tom
Rifleman C/429, "A" Company, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 15th July 1916. Aged 22, Born Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of Oswald and Lilian Howe, of Sherwood Rd., Tideswell. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 28.
HUDSON Thomas
Private G/7439, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 24th July 1915. Born Ashbourne, enlisted Buxton, resident Tideswell. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 11.
JACKSON William
Gunner 73543, 103rd Brigade H.Q., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14th February 1916. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Buxton. Son of Herbert and Mary Ann Jackson, of Tideswell; husband of Emma Jackson, of Sherwood Rd., Tideswell, Buxton, Derbyshire. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 1.
JOHNSON Maurice
Private SE/4948, Army Veterinary Corps attached 56th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15th July 1916. Aged 24. Enlisted Woolwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johnson, of Manchester Rd., Tideswell, Derbyshire. Buried in DEOLALI GOVERNMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot CE. Row K. Grave 11.
LOMAS, DCM Samuel Henry
Company Sergeant Major 241062, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th April 1917. Aged 37. Born and resident Tideswell, enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Samuel and Sarah Lomas, of Church St., Tideswell; husband of Sarah Ann Lomas. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
LOMAS Norman
Private 1818, 1st/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Tideswell. Son of Mary Lomas, of Alma House, Tideswell, and the late Robert Lomas. Formerly 954, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 103 to 105.
LOMAS Reginald
Rifleman C/423, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 26th October 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of Robert and Mary Lomas, of Alma House, Tideswell. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 22.
LOMAS Wilfred
Private 53008, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. JKilled in action 16th December 1917. Aged 40. Born and resident Tideswell, enlisted Bakewell. Husband of Florence Lomas, of Queen St., Tideswell. Formery 69172, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.
MARKOVITZ Max
Private 17130, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 12th December 1915. Aged 26. Born Plock, Poland, enlisted Buxton, resident Tideswell. Son of Hannah Markovitz, of High St., Tideswell and the late Philip Markovitz. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5.
MILLWARD Lawrence
Private 31923, 4th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry/ Died 3rd June 1917. Aged 39. Son of William and Mary Millward, of Sherwood Rd., Tideswell, Buxton. Special Memorial in TIDESWELL (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Derbyshire.
PALFREYMAN John
No further information currently available
PORTER Percy
No further information currently available
RILEY Arthur
Private 87235, 118th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 19th August 1917. Aged 27. Born Fairfield, Derby, enlisted Bakewell, resident Tideswell. Son of the late Henry Riley, of 73, King's Rd., Fairfield, Buxton; husband of Jane Bennett Riley, of Litton Dale, Litton, Buxton. Formerly 68218, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.
SELLARS Arthur
Rifleman C/6062 [CWGC G/6062], 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 15th September 1916. Aged 18. Born Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of Leonard and Frances Alice Sellars, of Cliffe Side, Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
SHENTON Robert L
No further information currently available
SIDDONS Lawrence
No further information currently available
SUTTON John
Private 40880, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 19th September 1918. Enlisted Bakewell, resident Tideswell. Son of Mr. J. T. Sutton, of High St., Tideswell. Formerly 46653, North Staffordshire Regiment. Buried in CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON , Aisne, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.
TATTERSALL Laurence
No further information currently available
TATTERSALL William H
Private 240446, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Hulme, Lancashire, enlisted Monsal Dale, resident Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
TAYLOR, MM Bernard A
Private 240438, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13th August 1918. Bron and enlisted Tideswell. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 87 to 89.
WAGSTAFFE Joseph Harold
Corporal C/6066, 18Th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th October 1916. Aged 19. Born Tideswell, enlisted Buxton. Son of Clement and Hannah Wagstaffe, of Sherwood Rd., Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on THEIPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
WALTON Ernest
Serjeant 19465, 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 20th January 1916. Aged 23. Born Tederswell (sic s/b Tideswell), enlisted Buxton. Son of William Henry and Rebecca Walton, of Tideswell Buxton. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 89.
WALTON George W
No further information currently available
Wheston
DUNCAN James
No further information currently available
GOODWIN Clement Richard
Private 40443, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds 28th January 1918. Aged 24. Born Chelmorton, enlisted York, resident Tideswell. Son of Clement Richard and Mary Belfield Goodwin, of Gratton Grange, Elton, Matlock, Derbyshire. Native of Wheston Hall, Tideswell. Formerly 15424, 5th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.
1939-1945
BARBER Reginald Stanley
Private 4978013, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died as a P.O.W. 21st May 1944. Aged 25. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 12.
CARTLEDGE Reginald
Fusilier 6020213, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 15th December 1943. Aged 24. Son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Cartledge, of Tideswell. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row G. Grave 16.
DALTON Wesley Edward
Corporal 7911221, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 30th March 1942. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Dalton; husband of A. M. Dalton, of Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 1.
FLINT Stanley
Private 4982562, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 5th May 1944. Aged 32. Son of Samuel and Ann Elizabeth Flint, of Tideswell. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 7.
MAKIN James
No further information currently available - several James MAKIN died, cannot identify which is correct.
PENNOCK Charles Eggington
Sergeant 4037174, 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 3rd September 1942. Aged 25. Son of Pte. Frank Pennock, Yorkshire Regt. (died on active service, 15th November, 1947), and Ethel Pennock; husband of Joan Lomas Pennock, of Tideswell, Derbyshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 6.
SINCLAIR Walter

Etiher

Walter SINCLAIR, Air Mechanic 2nd Class FAA/SFX. 2700, H.M.S. Fidelity, Royal Navy. Died 1st January 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 4, Panel 5.

or

Walter SINCLAIR, Able Seaman, S.S. Daxhound (London), Merchant Navy. Died 11th October 1941. Aged 42. Buried in TORSHAVN CEMETERY, Faroe Islands. Grave 120.

WOOD Frank
probably Frank WOOD, Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 1107638, 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd April 1945. Aged 21. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 8. Row B. Grave 13.

They Whom This Memorial
Commemorates Were Numbered
Among Those Who At The Call
Of King And Country Left
All That Was Dear To Them
Endured Hardnss Faced
Dangers 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
Are Not Forgotten.


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