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DONISTHORPE AND OAKTHORPE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Raich Carter, researched Martin Edwards 2008

The Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe War Memorial is to be found in Donisthorpe (OS Grid reference 431695,314075). There are 53 name listed for World War 1 listed by rank then surname, initials. These have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of research and reading. The memorial itself takes the form of a gateway with the inscriptions on each of the pillars of the gatewy.

Photographs copyright © Raich carter 2008

In Grateful Memory Of
The Men Of This Parish
Who Gave Their Lives For Us
In The Great War, 1914-1918.

They Were As A Wall To Us Both By Day And By Night.

At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember Them.

AMES

J

Sergeant - No further information currently available

BAKEWELL

James Henry

Private 27934, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 27 February 1917. Born and resident Donisthorpe, enlisted Coalville. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 34. Also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

BANTON

Clifford

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 201018, 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Enlisted Church Gresley, Derbyshire, resident Donisthorpe.

BATES

E

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

BATES

Thomas

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 15035, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Born and resident Oakthorpe, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch.

BLAND

F

Private - probably Francis John BLAND, Private 16169, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born Meppershall, Bedfordshire, enlisted Coalville, resident Moira. See also Moira War Memorial.

BOURNE

Timothy T Smith

[Listed as Timothy smith BOURNE on SDGW] Lance Corporal 13411, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Moira, enlisted Nuneaton, resident Denisthorpe (sic).

BRAMLEY

Cyril Richard

Captain, 5th Battalion (Territorial), King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 20 February 1917.

BRAMLEY

H

2nd Lieutenant possibly Harry Brian BRAMLEY, 2nd Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 15 July 1918.

BRODRIBB

F

Lance Corporal - Could be the same as A F BRODBRIBB on Moira Memorial

CHAMBERLAIN

H

Lieutenant

CHAWNER

G G

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

CLAMP

Lewis M

Sergeant 240565, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 August 1918. Born and resident Donisthorpe, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch. - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

CLARKE

J H

Gunner

CODLING

J E

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

CURTIS

H

Private

CURTIS

J H

Private

CURTIS

M T

Private

DENNIS

J

Lance Corporal - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

DENNIS

John

Private

DENNIS

Jos

Private

DENNIS

T K

Sergeant - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

ELLIS

A

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

ELLIS

C

Private

FINCH

J

Private

GEORGE

A

Private

GILLIVER

E D

Sergeant - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

GOACHER

W

Private

GRICE

G

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

GRICE

J

Private

HART

George William

Private 241321, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Moira, enlisted Burton-on-Trent, resident Castle Gresley.

HUGHES

J

Private

HUNT

H

Private

HURLEY

C

Corporal - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

KIRBY

W

Private

KIRK

G D

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

KIRK

[Samuel] Walter

[Listed on memorial as W S Kirk] Private 39069, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 November 1917. Born and resident Moira, enlisted Coalville. Also appears on the Moira War Memorial

LOCK

Arnold Penfold

Private 240971, 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 22 January 1918. Born Glastonbury, Somerset, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch, resident Donisthorpe.

ORDISH

John William

Private 241146, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 February 1918. Born Donisthorpe, enlisted Coalville.

PICKERING

H

Private

PICKERING

James

Private 48858, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Enlisted Coalville, resident Moira. Also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial and Moira War Memorial

REDFERN

Harry

[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman C/6511, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Oakthorpe, enlisted Derby, resident Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

REDFERN

Wilfred

[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman C/6514, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24 September 1916. Born Oakthorpe, enlisted Derby, resident Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

SHUTTLEWORTH

George Brewin

Lance Corporal 240979, 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 April 1917. Born and resident Moira, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial and Moira Memorial

STEVENS

John James

Private 27613, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 July 1916. Born ocbrook, enlisted Derby, resident Donisthorpe.

SUMMERS

Cornelius

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Lance Corporal 12173, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1916. Born and resident Moira, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Also appears on Moira Collieries Memorial and Moira Memorial

TAYLOR

H

Private

WHEELDON

A

Private - also appears on the Moira Collieries Memorial

WHEELDON

I J

Private

WILEMAN

Ambrose

Private 10098, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 march 1915. Born Moira, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch, resident Woodville, Derbyshire. Also appears on Moira Collieries Memorial and Moira Memorial

WILLDAY

George [Arthur]

Private 6050, Depot, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 26 February 1917. Enlisted Coalville, resident Moira.

WRIGHT

B

Private. Also appears on Moira Memorial

WRIGHT

G

Private. Also appears on Moira Collieries Memorial and Moira Memorial

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This.

IN MEMORY OF THOSE
OF THE PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

BATLEY

W

No further information currently available

BATES

S

No further information currently available

BOTT

D

No further information currently available

BRODRIBB

A

No further information currently available

FINCH

J

No further information currently available

FINCH

L

No further information currently available

R.I.P

Last updated 25 October, 2008

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