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WHALEY BRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Stephen Large & Martin Edwards 2005
additional information John Hartley

The memorial takes the form of a Celtic Cross mounted on a stone plinth with four steps leading up to the memorial. There are 108 names for the First World War and 38 for the Second World War.

Photograph Copyright © Stephen Large 2005

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE IMORTAL MEMORY
OF THE GALLANT MEN OF
WHALEY BRIDGE AND DISTRICT

THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES SERVING
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
A.D. 1914-1919
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

ARMITAGE

Robert

Corporal 2380, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th April 1915. Aged 38. Born Sheffield, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Whaley Bridge. Son of John Mark Armitage, of Boston, Lincs, husband of Edith Armitage, of 4, Willow Terrace, Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. PLot/Row/Section E. Grave 43.

ASHBY

Leslie

Second Lieutenant, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of John and Annie Ashby, of Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in the east end of FROIDMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 7.

BAGSHAW

Hugh

Private 2881, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1915. Aged 17. Born Fernilee, enlisted Buxton, resident Whaley Bridge. Son of Harriet Bagshaw, of 5, Railway Cottages, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 5.

BAGSHAW

Leonard

Private 1557, "B" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died in the United Kingdom 29th September 1915. Aged 24. Born Buxton, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Son of Charles and Phoebe Bagshaw, of 74, Macclesfield Rd., Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in FERNILEE METHODIST CHAPELYARD, Derbyshire. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 1.

BAGSHAW

Ralph

Corporal 7309, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1918. Aged 34. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Son of Samuel and Ann Bagshaw, of Whaley Bridge; husband of Florence Bagshaw, of "Rosy Bank," Buxton Rd., Whaley Bridge. Buried in POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. PLot/Row/Section E. Grave 9.

BALL

Vincent

Private 58955, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 11th October 1917. Born Whaley Bridge, enlisted Buxton, resident New Mills. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row H. Grave 7.

BATE, MM

William [Reginald]

[Listed as BATES on memorial] Sergeant 4303, 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Died of wounds 6th September 1918. Aged 29. Born Elworth, Cheshire, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Bate, of 8, Bingswood Cottages, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Formerly 43042, Royal Irish Rifles. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 17.

BENNETT

Albert

Private PO/18404, Portsmouth Battalionn, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 14th December 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Bennett, of Lower Horwich, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Biried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. Plot XII. Row D. Grave 7.

BENNETT

Harry

probably Harry BENNETT, Private 64750, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 2nd November 1918. Born Stockport, Cheshire, enlisted Bakewell. Formerly 41087, West Riding Regiment. Buried in LIEGE (ROBERMONT) CEMETERY, Liege, Belgium. Grave 1.

BRADBURY

Wilfred

Driver T4/239684, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 20th July 1918. Born Gorton, Lancashire, enlisted Derby, resident Whaley Bridge. Formerly 2480, 1st RNMFA, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in the new south burial ground of ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. Yard F. Grave 3.

BRADDOCK

William [Henry]

Gunner 63279, Royal Field Artillery attached 345th Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 2nd May 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted and resident Buxton. Son of Thomas and Ann Braddock, of Goyt Bridge, Errwood, Buxton, Derbyshire. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 121.

BRAMWELL

Alfred

Private 14267, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th November 1916. Born Chapel-En-Le-Frith, enlisted Derby, resident Whaley Bridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

BROADHURST

William

Sergeant 739975, "C" Battery, 330th Brigade, Territoprial Force, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24th July 1917 (SDGW states 23rd). Aged 21. Born Hayfield, Cheshire, enlisted Stockport. Son of Walter and Marina Broadhurst, of Wheatsheaf Cottages, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11.

BROCKLEHURST

Fred

Private 341074, 1st/5th (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 14th June 1918. Aged 25. Born Bridgemont, enlisted Brixton (sic). Son of J. T. Brocklehurst, of 31, Bridge Mont, Whaley Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

BROWN

Ernest

No further information currently available

BYWATER

William H

Private 21652, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 23., Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of William and Alice Bywater, of The Bings, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 21.

CHEETHAM

William

No further information currently available

CORBETT

Alfred E

No further information currently available

COVERLEY

William

Private 14844, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th August 1916. Born Stockport, Cheshire, enlisted Derby, resident Whaley Bridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

CRAMB

Sydney

No further information currently available

DALE

James

Private 14523, "D" Company, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th October 1917. Aged 22. Born Bugsworth, enlisted Derby, resident Furness Vale. Son of James and Hannah Dale, of 34, Buxton Rd., Furness Vale, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

DEPLEDGE

Charles

Private 2383, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th July 1916. Aged 36. Born Fernilee, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Whaley Bridge. Son of Richard and Hannah Depledge; Husband of Dinah Depledge of 8, Johnson St., Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 16.

DEPLEDGE

Harry

Private 1563, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th July 1915. Born Fernilee, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Buried in MAPLE COPSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial G. Grave 19.

Note: The site of the cemetery, on the north side of the copse, was enclosed after the Armistice, but of the graves known to exist there, only a small number could be definitely located. The cemetery now contains 308 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Of the 78 burials that could be located, only 26 are identified and special memorials commemorate 230 casualties whose graves in the cemetery had been destroyed.

DEPLEDGE

Thomas [Tom]

Lance Corporal 240418, "B" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 29th May 1917. Aged 24. Born Fernilee, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Son of John and Mary Depledge, of Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in FOSSE No. 10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 50.

DUCKWORTH

Hugh

Private G/19417, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 28th March 1918. Born Birch Vale, Derby, enlisted and resident Whaley Bridge. Formerly 82938, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 58 and 59.

EDGE

Harry

Lance Corporal 6018, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 19th December 1916. Aged 21. Born New Mills, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Stockport. Son of Stephen Baynton and Ellen Jane Edge, of 7, Bridge Mont, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 31.

ETCHELLS

George

Driver 232252, 6th Battalion, Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20th June 1917. Buried in the lower south section of St JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. Yard J. Grave 9.

EXLEY

William

Private 45800, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1917. Aged 26. Born Yeardsley-Cum-Whaley, enlisted STockport, Cheshire. Son of James and Mary Exley, of 790, Stockport Rd. West, Lower Bredbury, Stockport. Buried in HALLUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. PLot/Row/Section C. Grave 7.

FLETCHER

James Herbert

[Listed as John Herbert FLETCHER on SDGW] Sergeant 2364, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13th April 1915. Born Chapel-En-Le-Frith, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Whaley Bridge. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 48.

GALBRAITH

Archibald

Private 24019, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 4th September 1918. Aged 28. Born new Mills, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Son of Thomas and Emily Galbraith; husband of E. Galbraith, of 21, Market St., Whaley Bridge, nr. Stockport. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 18.

GODDARD

Albert

[Listed as Arthur GODDARD on SDGW & CWGC] Private 12015, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th October 1914. Born Buxton, enlisted Derby, resident Whaley Bridge. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

GOODWIN

Archibald

Private 99508, 6th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 5th May 1918. Born Horwichend, Derbyshire, enlisted Bakewell, resident Whaley Bridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 27 to 30.

GOUGH

Arthur

Private 496, Territorial Force, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in United Kingdom 30th April 1915. Aged 18. Born Stalybridge, Chechire, enlisted Manchester. Son of John Richard and Mary Gough, of Furness Vale, Stockport. Buried in FERNILEE METHODIST CHAPELYARD, Derbyshire. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 78.

GOULD

Joseph

No further information currently available

HALL

Elijah

No further information currently available

HALL

James

Private 4498, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th July 1916. Aged 34. Born Ballington, Cheshire, enlisted Buxton, resident Whaley Bridge. Husband of Harriett Hall, of Bings, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. PLot I. Row G. Grave 1.

HARE

Sidney Birks

Corporal 8170, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and resident Pudsey, Yorkshire, enlisted Manchester. A single man, Sidney had been born in Pudsey, Yorkshire in about 1887 and the family home was still there. He was the only son of Samuel Hare. The 1911 Census shows him still living in Yorkshire but, when he enlisted into the army soon after war was declared, he had been working in Manchester for Holmes, Terry & Co. The company sold a variety of clothing and other textile products from its premises at 65 High Street, Manchester. His uncle lived in Whaley Bridge and was a councillor there and Sidney had lived with since coming to the area. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

HARROP

Samuel

Private 46656, 10th Labour Company, Lincolnshire Regiment transferred to 29023, 49th Company, Labour Corps. Died 11th September 1917. Husband of Ann Hilda Harrop, of 21, Market St., Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 9.

HAWKYARD

Ernest

Private 624826, 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 11th August 1918. Age 40. Born 24th February 1883 at Whaley bridge. Son of Joseph and Emma Hawkyard, of New Mills, Derbyshire. Umarried at enlistment, labourer by trade. Enlisted 15th February 1916 at Steulu?, Alberta, Canada, aged 32. Height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 34 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Methodist. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4171 - 10

HAWKYARD

John [Edward]

Private 154956, 4th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 16th August 1917. Aged 43. Born 28th February 1877 in New Mills, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Emma Hawkyard, of 20, Chester Rd., Southport, Lancashire, England. Native of New Mills, Derbyshire. Farmer by trade. Previously served 12 years with Manchester Regiment, 2 years in South Africa. Unmarried at enlistment. Enlisted 12th June 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, aged 38 years 2 months. Height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 34½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown. hair brown. Relgion Wesleyan. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 48. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4171 - 13

HEWITT

Francis J

probably Francis James HEWITT, Private 30303, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Kenleshulme, Cheshire, enlisted Wilmslow, Cheshire, resident Handorth, Cheshuire. Buried in BEAUMETZ-LES-CAMBRAI MILITARY CEMETERY No. 1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section I. Grabe B.

HIBBERT

Samuel

Private 1339, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 26th April 1915. Born Stalybridge, Lancashire, enliusted Whaley Bridge. Buried in LOKER CHURCHYARD, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 7.

HILL

Arnold

Bombardier 735907, "D" Battery, 26th Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3rd November 1917. Aged 23. Born Whaley Bridge, enlisted Stockport. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Ann Hill, of "Brierfield," Macclesfield Rd., Whaley Bridge, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

HILL

Elias

No further information currently available

HILL

Ernest

Private 32974, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born and residnet Whaley Bridge, enlisted Buxton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

HILL

John

Private 70588, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th April 1918. Born and enlisted Whaley Bridge, resident Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in WESTOUTER CHURCHYARD AND EXTENSION, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 1.

HILL

Tom Cash

Private 12954, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Son of Joseph and Mary Hill, of 5, Whaley Lane, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

HODGE

Bardo

No further information currently available

HOLT

Oswald

Private 20584, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Radcliffe, enlisted Salford, Lancashire, resident Stockport, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

HUTCHINSON

Fred

Private 20187, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 4th February 1916. Aged 25. Born Chapelfield, Lancashire, enlisted Buxton, resident Whaley Bridge. Son of Mrs. Jane Hutchinson, of 15, Bingswood Avenue, Whaly Bridge, Stockport. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 41A.

JODRELL

Richard H

Private 7279, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 25th May 1918 probably after discharge. Aged 38. Son of Walter and Kate Jodrell; husband of Alice Jane Towse (formerly Jodrell), of 1, Hockerly Lane, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Buried in FERNILEE METHODIST CHAPELYARD, Derbyshire. PLot/Row/Section B. Grave 229.

JODRELL

William

Private 240246, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Chapel-En-Le-Frith, resident Whaley Bridge. Buried in LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 2.

JODRELL

William Celandine

Private 295985, 11th Labour Battalion, Labour Corps. Killed in action 19th October 1917. Aged 45. Born Fernilia (sic - Fernilee), enlisted London, resident Whaley Bridge. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Jodrell, of Ivy Cottage, Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Formerly Pioneer 125383, Royal Engineers. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 13.

JONES

Amorias

[Listed as Amarias on SDGW] Corporal 18338, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13th March 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Buxton. Son of Emma Jones of Old Rd., Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, and the late William Jones. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 6.

JONES

William Henry

Private 81463, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 27th April 1918. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Stockport. Buried in CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4.

LEES

Edward

No further information currently available

LIDDELL

John

Lieutenant, 144th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30th March 1918. Aged 34. Son of the late John Pemberton Liddell and Mary Liddell, of Campsie, Newton New Mills, Stockport; husband of Winifred H. Robson (formerly Liddell), of Burncliffe, Hexham, Northumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13.

LITTLE

Alan

No further information currently available

LITTLE

Rolf

Guardsman 19750, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died in United Kingdom 15th March 1915. Aged 20. Born Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Son of the late George W. Little, J.P., of Park House, Whaley Bridge and of Ellen Mary Little, of Chalet Rothorn, Montana, Valais, Switzerland. Buried in FERNILEE METHODIST CHAPELYARD, Derbyshire. PLot/Row/Section F. Graves 52 and 53.

LOMAS

Charles

Acting Sergeant (Lance Sergeant) 14203, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 17th August 1918. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 26.

LOMAS

Jacob

Gunner 127695, "C" Battery, 250th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27th September 1918 in Germany. Born and enlisted Whaley Bridge. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Cilly German Cemetery Memorial 23.

Note: There are now over 2,000, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, almost two-thirds from the 1914-18 War are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried here. Other special memorials record the names of 32 United Kingdom soldiers, buried by the enemy, whose graves could not be found. In Plots III, IV and V are many graves, identified collectively but not individually, which are marked by headstones superscribed: "Buried near this spot".

LOMAS

Louis

Private 57170, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th Septmeber 1918. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Formerly 116825, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

LOMAS

Walter

Private 46578, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th May 1918. Born Whaley Bridge, enlisted Buxton, resident Furness Vale, Derbyshire. Son of Joshua and Helen Lomas, of Yeardsley Hall, Furness Vale, Cheshire. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 15.

LOMAS-FLETCHER

John

No further information currently available

LOWE

William C

Private 71681, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born Macclesfield, Cheshire, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Chapel-En-Le-Frith. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

LUPTON

Arthur

Private 31820, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1917. Aged 28. Born Fernilee, Whaley Bridge, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Son of Robert and Mary Lupton, of Folds Lane Farm, Fernilee, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Formerly 30773, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 125 to 128.

MELLOR

Arthur

Private 474358, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 25th October 1916. Aged 35. Born 20th March 1882 in Whaley Bridge. Son of the late John Hughes Mellor and Lydia Mellor of Old Road, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Served 1 years 108 days in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902. Umarried man. Miner by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 19th May 1916 at Saskatoon, Saskatawan, Canada. aged 34 years 2 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair dark brown; religion Methodist. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6108 - 7

MIDDLETON

Thomas

Private 292021, 8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds in Egypt 5th November 1917. Aged 38. Born Yeseley-Cum-Whaley, Cheshire, enlisted Whaley Bridge, resident Furness Vale. Son of William and Mary Ann Middleton, of Furness Vale, Stockport. Formerly 57289, Army Service Corps. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 95.

MILNE

Donald Farrow

Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, attched 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 5th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Clifford D. and Kate G. Milne, of Beech House, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 31 and 64.

MILNES

Richard

Private 240778, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14th September 1918. Born Yeardsley-Cum-Whaley, Cheshire, enlisted Buxton, resident Whaley Bridge. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

MORRIS

Frank

Private 6927, 12th Labour Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 15th August 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Whaley Bridge. Son of George Henry and Alice Morris, of Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Formerly S/18264, Seaforth Highlanders and 69008, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row AA. Grave 8.

MORTEN

Leonard

[Spelt MORTON on SDGW and CWGC] Gunner 111863, "B" Battery, 51st Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22nd October 1918. Born Whaley Bridge, enlisted Stockport. Son of Mrs. E. A. Morton, of "Thorncliffe", Buxton Rd., Wheeley Bridge (sic), Stockport. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row BB. Grave 6.

MUNRO

John Clegg

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 10th November 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr. J. G. Munro, of Clough House, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 12.

MURPHY

Cyril

probably Cyril Hubert MURPHY, Lance Corporal G/13249, 14th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 17th November 1915. Enlisted Buxton, Derbyshire. Buried in SHOREHAM-BY-SEA CEMETERY, Sussex. PLot B. Row 36. Grave 21.

MURPHY

Philip

Lance Corporal 43090, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th September 1916. Born Lea, Kent, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Formerly 2599, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 45.

MURPHY

Walter [Francis Joseph]

Private 2052, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Aged 20. Born Greenwich, Kent, enlisted Whaley Bridge, resident Bugsworth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murphy, of Clough Head, Bugsworth, Stockport. Born at Lee, London according to CWGC. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 11.

MYCOCK, MM

Sam

Second Lieutenant, 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion (Territorial) attached 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Mycock, of III, Macclesfield Rd., Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Awarded the Military MEdal (M.M.). Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

NIXON

Joseph

possibly Joseph Edward NIXON, Corporal (Acting Sergeant) 8292, 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th May 1915. Born Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire, enlisted Manchester, resident Stockport, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

OLDFIELD

Samuel

Pioneer 282588, "L" Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 10th May 1918. Aged 39. Born Carsington, Derbyshire, enlisted Chester, resident Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Son of John and Ann Oldfield, of Kniveton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire; husband of Annie Elizabeth Oldfield, of The Bungalow, Olle Renshaw, Chapel Rd., Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in EBBLINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 20.

ORMEROD

Charles [A]

Private 241542, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 5th November 1917. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Buxton. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 1.

PEARSON

George W

Private 31808, 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 28th April 1920 in United Kingdom. Buried in St. JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. New South part Yard I. Grave 6.

PLANT

Harold

Private 126499, 41st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 17th June 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Stockport. Son of William and Elizabeth Plant, of Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge, Stockport; husband of Isabel Cope (formerly Plant), of 7, Gisborne Row, Bugsworth, Stockport. Formerly 34661, Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 65.

POTTER

James Robert

Private 14326, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 26. Born Salford, enlisted Manchester. Son of the late John Thomas and Sarah Potter, of Whaley Bridge, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.

POTTS

Harold

No further information currently available

SECOMBE

John

Private 203849, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Buxton, resident Davenport Green, Cheshire. Husband of Eleanor Secombe, of "Hilcrest," Bramhall Lane, Davenport, Stockport. Buried in AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 5.

SHAW

Harold

possibly Harold SHAW, Major, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th June 1915. Aged 39. Son of Henry Shaw, J.P., D.L., of Whitehall, Buxton, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.

SHAW

Harry Edward

Acting Sergeant 20428, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Son of Walter Shaw (Ex. C.S.M.) and Ellen Amelia Shaw, of Tunstead Milton, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. Formerly 80183, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 14.

SHAW

Henry S P

probably Henry Staveley Pilkington SHAW, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Opal (listed as Apal on CWGC), Royal Navy. Died 12th January 1918. Aged 20. Son of Arthur Pilkington Shaw, and Mary Anna Shaw, of Burfield Lodge, Old Windsor, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 28.

Note: HMS OPAL was a Destroyer launched 11th September 1916. On 12th January 1918, in northern Scottish waters, Eon the east side of South Ronaldsay island, Orkney Islands (c 58-45’N, 02.50’W) she ran aground and wrecked outside Scapa Flow during a violent gale and snowstorm. Wrecked with sister-ship "Narbrough".

SHIRT

Benjamin [Ben] Stanley

Private 7285, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13th May 1915. Born Plymouth, Devon, enlisted Derby, resident Furness Vale. Buried in LE TOUQUET RAILWAY CROSSING CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section 3. Grave 3.

SHIRT

Dan

Private 270439, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 12th September 1917, Born Baysworth, enlisted Buxton, resident Whaley Bridge. Son of Mr. T. Shirt, of Todds Brook Lodge, Whaley Bridge, Derby. Formerly 5341, Highland Light Infantry. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 32.

SHIRT

Stanley

probably Samuel SHIRT, Private 89289, 51st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident New Mills, enlisted Buxton. Son of Mrs. Hannah Shirt, of 9, Wood St., New Mills, Stockport. Formerly 20401, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

SMITH

Ernest

No further information currently available

SMITH

George W

No further information currently available

SPENCER

Rowland Hill

Private 24076, 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 10th August 1917. Born Dronfield, enlisted Buxton, resident Whaley Bridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

SPITTAL

Robert

Gunner 175030, 214th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 20th February 1919. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot IV. Row I. Grave 22.

TOLSON

Joseph

Captain, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 28th October 1917. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 8.

TOWNSEND

George

Private 14185, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 21. Born Chapel-En-Le-Frith, enlisted Derby, resident Stockport. Son of William Townsend, of 5, Macclesfield Rd., Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

TRAVIS

Joseph

[Listed as JOSS on CWGC] Private 43282, 9th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Died 5th July 1918. Aged 26. Born Doncaster, Yorkshire, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Son of Henry and Sarah Jane Travis, of Ivy Bank, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Formerly 35432, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 13.

TRICKETT

James

Private 15768, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd October 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Son of Benjamin and Jane Trickett, of Buxton Rd., Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 166.

TURNER

George

Private 39168, 4th/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 25th October 1917. Aged 27. Son of Samuel Turner, of 35, Bridge Mont, Whaley Bridge, Stockport. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 102 to 104.

WAIN

Samuel

[Listed as Sam WAIN on SDGW and CWGC] Acting Regiment Sergeant Major 14200, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th August 1918. Aged 25. Born Chapel-En-Le-Frith, enlisted Derbyshire, resident Blackwell, Wetmoreland. Son of William H. and Elizabeth Wain, of "Dinsdale," Vicarage Lane, Bowden, Cheshire. Native of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 4B.

WALKER

Richard

Private 43136, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 21st April 1918. Born Chapel-En-Le-Frith, enlisted Whaley Bridge. Buried in HAUTMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 21.

WATTS

John William

Private 1909, "B" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th April 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Chapel-En-Le-Frith, resident Dove Holes, Derbyshire. Son of Mary Morgan, of Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, Stockport Native of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 45.

WILD

Thomas

Lance Sergeant 15717, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born New Mills, enlisted Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.

WILLIAMSON

Frank

Private 242340, 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th September 1917. Born Fernilee, enlisted Whaley Bridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 131 to 132.

WOOLLEY

Frederick (Fred)

Driver T4/239711, 4th Company, 59th (North Midland) Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 2nd/1st (North Midland) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 21st April 1918. Born and resident Whaley Bridge, enlisted Derby. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2.

WOOLLEY

Frederick William

Second Lieutenant, 99th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31st July 1918. Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Mary Woolley, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire; husband of Janet Maud Durman (formerly Woolley), of 57, Tiverton Rd., Bournbrook, Birmingham. Buried in SARRALBE MILITARY CEMETERY, Moselle, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 7.

WYLD

Jack

probably Jack WYLD, Private 37204, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Born Derby, enlisted Buxton, resident Derbyshire. Formerly 25331, North Staffordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

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ADAMS

Leslie

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 240290, H.M.S. Van Meerlant, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 4th June 1941. Aged 28. Son of James William and Emma Adams, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 6, Column 1.

Note: HMS Van Meerlant was sunk in the Thames Estuary when she hit a mine 6th June 1841.

BENNETT

John

Sergeant 1310784, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th March 1942. Aged 22. Son of Norman and Ann Bennett, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 78.

BENNETT

Roland

No further information currently available

BLAKE

Ralph [Bagshaw]

Apprentice, S.S. Manchester Merchant (Manchester), Merchant Navy. Died 25th February 1943. Aged 17. Son of Arthur and Hannah Blake, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 67.

BONTOFT

Wilfred

Rifleman 4133117, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 15th July 1942. Aged 30. Born Lincolnshire, resident Derbyshire. Son of George Henry and Mary Ann Bontoft; husband of Elsie Bontoft, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXVII. Row H. Grave 22.

BOOTHBY

Harold

Gunner 1709738, 5 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at a prisoner of war 15th July 1943. Born and resident Stockport. Son of William and Clara Boothby, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire; husband of Hilary Boothby, of Whaley Bridge. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 25.

BOWDEN

Frederick Ronald

Sapper 1896848, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd June 1942. Aged 21. Born and resident Stockport. Son of Fred and Edith Bowden, of Furness Vale. Buried in St. JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. Yard D. Grave 373.

BRADLEY

Harold

Corporal 4199134, 7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 11th August 1944. Aged 27. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of William Edward and Mary Alice Bradley; husband of Mary Elizabeth Bradley, of Hayfield, Derbyshire. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. PLot II. Row B. Grave 11.

BRAMWELL

[Peter] Cyril

Corporal 4204299, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 24th September 1944. Born and resident Stockport. Buried in VALKENSWAARD WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17.

CHAPMAN

Frank

Sergeant 1056809, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th May 1942. Aged 27. Son of Frank and Bertha Chapman; husband of Jessie Chapman, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 80.

CLAYTON

Ralph

Guardsman 2624289, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, Died 19th January 1945. Aged 19. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of John and Tamah Clayton, of Whaley Bridge. Buried in FERNILEE METHODIST CHAPELYARD, Derbyshire. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 106.

COOKSON

Henry

Pilot Officer (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 105151, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th February 1942. Son of John Henry and Annie Elizabeth Cookson, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Collective grave. PLot V. Row B. Graves 14-18.

COTTRELL

Leonard

Guardsman 2618164, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 23rd September 1943. Aged 27. Son of James and Mary Elizabeth Cottrell; husband of Ada Cottrell, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

DAVIES

Alan

Sapper 2159094, Royal Engineers. Died 24th March 1943. Aged 20. Born Cheshire, resident Stockport. Son of Ernest and Harriet Davies, of Furness Vale, Cheshire. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 4.

GODDARD

Thomas

Gunner 1500107, Royal Artillery attached 301 Field Regiment, East African Artillery. Died 12th February 1944. Aged 25. Born Derbyshire, resident Stockport. Son of John Thomas Goddard and Alice Ann Goddard, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on EAST AFRICA MEMORIAL, Kenya. Column 4.

GROVE

William Arthur James

Lance Corporal 2736283, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 11th August 1944. Aged 24. Born Stockport, resident Surrey. Son of William James Grove and Eliza Grove, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 3.

HALL

Bernard

Gunner 1090547, 130 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 7th February 1944. Aged 23. Born and resident Lancashire. Son of Arthur and Ethel May Hall, of Whaley Bridge, Lancashire. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 7. Row H. Grave 11.

HARROP

Frank Sleigh

Flight Sergeant 655301, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd May 1943. Aged 24. Son of Fred and Esther Harrop, of Furness Vale, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 137.

HARTLE

Frederick

Sergeant 6981018, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 8th April 1943. Aged 25. Born and resident Cheshire. Son of George and Minnie Hartle; husband of Gwendolene Mary Hartle, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAl, Myanmar. Face 11.

HILL

Alec [Jackson]

Gunner 1075345, Royal Artillery. Died 17th November 1940. Aged 27. Born and resident Stockport. Son of Samuel and Margaret Hill, of Whaley Bridge; husband of Kathleen Hill, of Furness Vale. Buried in FERNILEE METHODIST CHAPELYARD, Derbyshire. Plot.Row.Section B. Grave 207.

HODGSON

Kathleen

Private W/154237, Auxiliary Territorial Service attached 548 H.A.A. Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 11th December 1944. Aged 23. Born Derbyshire, resident Cheshire. Daughter of James and Sarah Hodgson, of Whaley Bridge. BUried in SH JAMES CHURCHYARD, BUGSWORTH, CHINLEY, Derbyshire. Grave 59A.

HOWE

Fred

Fusilier 4206056, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 17th July 1944. Aged 22. Born and resident Stockport. Son of Frank and Ethel Howe, of Furness-Vale, Derbyshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 17.

JONES

Percy William

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1622133, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Percy and Lottie Jones, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Collective grave Plot 19. Row A. Graves 5 to 11.

LOCKETT

Eric Douglas

Private 4467426, 6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 13th May 1944. Aged 23. Born kirkcudbrightshire, resident Stockport. Son of Henry Grayson Lockett and Nellie Lockett, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 25.

LONGDEN

James William

Private 14583469, 1st Battalion, Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 20th August 1944. Aged 19. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of James William and Alice Longden, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot Ii. Row F. Grave 10.

MARSHALL

Richard

Private 14337343, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 15th September 1944. Born London, S.E., resident Stockport. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XX. Row A. Grave 7.

McGUFFIE

Hugh Martin

Flying Officer (Pilot) 60123, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd March 1942. Aged 23. Son of John Carruthers McGuffie and Evelyn Maud McGuffie, of Whaley Bridge; husband of Joan Sainte Claire McGuffie, of Disley, Cheshire. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. Old Yard. Row 1. Grave 4.

MELLOR

George H

possibly George Henry MELLOR, Able Seaman C/JX 355334, H.M.L.S.T. 418, Royal Navy. Died 16th February 1944. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth J. Mellor. Commemorated on CHATHAM MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 75, Panel 3.

Note: Royal Navy Landing Ship (Tank) (HMLST) 418 was torpedoed and sunk by U-230 on 16th February 1944 near Ponza Island.

NORBURY

Cedric Bernard

[Listed as Cederick on memorial] Surgeon Lieutenant (D), H.M.S. Sirius, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th December 1945. Aged 30. Son of Norman and Ada Elizabeth Williams Norbury, of Warley Dale, Derbyshire. L.D.S., B.D.S., B.Sc. Buried in MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 3.

OLDHAM

Louis Vincent

Gunner 1629498, 5 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 5th March 1943. Aged 31. Son of Timothy and Hannah Oldham; husband of A. Louise Oldham, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAl, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 27.

QUINN

Austin Robert

Flight Lieutenant 133472, 26 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th January 1945. Aged 31. Son of James and Mary Jane Quinn; husband of Joan Winifred Quinn, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. B.A. (Manchester). BUried in YABA CEMETERY, Nigeria. Plot 4. Row J. Grave 2.

REEKIE

George Ernest

Corporal 7934022, 23rd Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 30th June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Ernest Pearson Reekie and Hannah Reekie, of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados. France. Plot XXVII. Row F. Grave 8.

SIMPSON

Frederick Ralph

Able Seaman C/JX319468, H.M.S. Bullen, Royal Navy. Died 6th December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Kathleen Simpson, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. Buried in LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Orkney. Plot P. Row 4. Grave 24.

Note: HMS Bullen was a Captain Class Frigate (K 469) built by Bethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). Laid down 17th May 1943, launched 7th August 1943, commissioned 25th October 1943. On 6 December 1944 HMS Bullen (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Parish, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by U-775 west off Strathy Point, Scotland (position 58.30N, 05.03W). Of the 168 crewmembers on board 71 went down with the ship.

THOMASSON

Ernest

Sergeant 3195216, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 26th October 1943. Aged 28. Son of Bertie and Nellie Thomasson, of Whaley Bridge; husband of Maria May Thomasson, of Furness Vale. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. Yard F. Grave 619.

TOMKINSON

John Staley

Sergeant (Pilot) 969697, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th June 1944. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Tomkinson, of Hazel Grove, Cheshire. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, TAXAL, Derbyshire. Old Yard 2. Row 3. Grave 5.

WARR

John

No further information currently available

WILSON

Arthur

Fusilier 3606635, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 21st June 1943. Aged 20. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of Harold and Ellen Wilson, of Furness Vale, Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 12. Row B. Grave 1.

WYLD

Kenneth

Cook (S) D/MX 110280, H.M.S. Mahratta, Royal Navy. Died 25th February 1944. Aged 20. Son of George Augustus and Phyllis Mary Wyld, of Whaley Bridge, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 91, Column 2.

Note: HMS Mahratta was an M Class Destroyer (G23) built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland). Laid down 18th Ugust 1941, launched 28th July 1942, commissioned 8th April 1943. Sunk on 25 Feb, 1944 by U-990 (Nordheimer). She was escorting convoy JW-57 when she was struck by a Gnat from U-990. The destroyer sank within minutes at position 71.12N, 13.30E. Only 16 men survived out of a crew of 236.

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