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GREASLEY ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2013

The memorial in Greasley St Mary Church for World War 1 takes the form of the Chancel Screen which was erected in light oak in 1919 as a memorial to those from Greasley who died in the First World War and lists 68 names on six panels. The memorial was dedicated on 7 September 1919; the wood carvers were Messrs Foster, cooper and Foster. For World War 2 there is a three-light stanined glass window with dedication and also there is a wooden board, in the Chancel, in light oak and separated into the three services, listing the 26 names. The board and window were dedicated by the Bishop of Southwell 31 October 1948; they cost £968. There is also a window in the south-east corner of the church dedicated to one man who died in 1941. The names are listed within each conflict by rank and then surname; this list has been generated using each conflict but then sorting into alphabetical order within that conflict for ease of research and reading. The surrounding area to Greasley has the following villages/hamlets where men have been included on this memorial, namely, Beauvale, Newthorpe, Moorgreen Giltbrook, Watnall.
 
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

ALLTON Walter [Roland]
Private 116941, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born and resident Eastwood, enlisted Hucknall but was underage giving his age as 18 years 4 months in July 1916. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 1.
ANTHONY John Thomas
Private 23213, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 7 July 1916. Born Eastwood, enlisted Ilkeston. In the 1911 census John Thomas ANTHONY was aged 24, a Coalminer Loader, born Greasley, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, resident at Castle Street, Hill Top, Eastwood. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row J. Grave 4.
ATTENBOROUGH John William
Private 20458, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 October 1918. Born Eastwood, enlisted Donacster. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 5.
BAXTER J
Private - No further information currently available
BENTLEY Roy
[No name on CWGC, SDGW gives Roy although it could be Reginald] Gunner L/46884, "B" Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 10 May 1917. Enlisted Ilkeston, Derbys, resident Eastwood. Son of Mrs. Fanny Bentley, of Newthorpe Meadows, Newthorpe, Notts. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 12.
BERRY Samuel
Private 16519, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Eastwood, enlisted Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.
BIRD Samuel
Private 26948, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 February 1917. Aged 26. Born Giltbrook, enlisted Nottingham. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 25.
BOLTON Wilfred
Private 40243, 7/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 17 September 1918. Aged 26. Born Greasley, enlisted Hucknall, resident Beauville (sic - Beauvale). Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bolton, of Beauvale, Newthorpe, Notts. Formerly 39410, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.
BROOME Stephen
Gunner or 189492 [incorrectly recorded as 189402 on SDGW], 261st Siege Compasny, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Born and resident Newthorpe, enlisted Nottingham. Buried in ST. HILAIRE LES CAMBRAI BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 4.

From his British Army Service Records 1914-1920:

Stephen Broome lived at Main Street, Newthorpe, Notts and was 18 years 344 days. He was a Coal Miner, unmarried. He enlisted 11 February 1918. He was classed as a Qualified Signaller 8 July 1918. He was entitled to the British War and Victory Medals which his father received on 22 February 1922. He was the son of Mr Walter And Mrs Harriet Broome, of Main Street, Newthorpe, Notts. he was 5 feet 81/8 inches, weighed 144 lbs, girth 37 inces, brown hair, fresh complexion and grey eyes. He was Church of England. He was posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery 13 February 1918 and on 26 February 1918 he was with the RGA Signal Training Depot in Dumfermline. He was posted into the field with 261st Seige Company 27 September 1918. On 16 August 1918 he had been caught in possession of a forged pass and was given 120 hours detention he had previously committed several other misdemeanours which he had received various detentions for. He had five siblins, one brother and four sisters..

BROWN Walter
Bombardier 64461, "C" Battery, 159th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 October 1918. Aged 22. Born Hilltop, Nottingham, enlsted Ilkeston, Derbys. Son of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Brown, of Hill Top, Eastwood, Notts; husband of Betty Brown, of 4, East View Terrace, Langley Mill, Notts. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grabe41.
BURROWS Walter Henry
Trumpeter 663, 1/1st Battalion, South Nottinghamshire Hussars. Died 15 November 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. Eliza Burrows, of Beggarlee, Greasley. In the 1911 census Walter was the son of Charles & Eliza Burrows, aged 18, a Coal Miner at Face, born Lym Croft, Greasley, resident with his parents in Mill Lane, Newthorpe. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row 9. Grave 27.
BUXTON Robert
Private 116745. 24th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 15 July 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Hucknall, resident Newthorpe Commion. Son of Robert Matley Buxton and Jane Buxton, of Newthorpe Common, Notts. Formerly 35584, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, germany. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 3. (Probably Prisoner of War)
CAMM William
[Listed as Private on memorial] Corporal S/3515 [Listed incorrectly as S/3525 on SDGW], 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Born and resident Newthorpe, enlisted Nottingham. Entered France 21 July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

CARTER C
Private - No further information currently available
CASSIDY T
Private - No further information currently available
CLARKE Thomas
[Spelt CLARK on memorial] Private 40840, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Tunstall, Staffs., resident Newthorpe Common. Son of Mrs. Harriet Clarke, of 24, Grey St., Newthorpe Common, Notts. Formerly 20133, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

CLEMENTS Leonard [Percy]
[Listed as incorrectly as CLEMENT on memorial] Private 281207, Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Died at sea 13 October 1918. Aged 32. Born Jan-Mar Quarter 1886 in East Wood (sic), enlisted Nottingham, resident Basford. Son of William and Sarah Clements, of Main St., Newthorpe, Nottingham; husband of Elizabeth Bridgert Clements, of 41, Rydal Grove, Vernon Avenue, Basford, Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
CLIFTON Matthew
Private 42230, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 October 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident New Thorpe Common, Notts., enlisted Hucknall. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row N. Grave 5.
CUNNINGHAM Bernard [Robert]
Private 2215, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born Moor Green, Notts., enlisted Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 87 to 89.
CURRY T W
Private - No further information currently available
DANIELS Cecil Albert
Private 3690, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 24 March 1919. Aged 27. Son of Mrs. E. E. Daniels, of Moorgreen, Newthorpe. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row 7. Grave 1.
DANIELS Oliver Frank
Private G/1543, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London regiment). Killed in action 28 February 1917. Aged 27. Born Moregreen (sic), enlisted Nottingham, resident Newthorpe. Son of George and Ellen Daniels, of 105, Moorgreen, Newthorpe, Notts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

DERBYSHIRE George
Private 18200, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 May 1917. Born Manchester, enlisted Nottingham, resident Eastwood. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

DIXON George

2nd Lt (Temporary), 170th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 8 August 1915. Aged 34. Formerly Coldstream Guards. Son of the late James Gibson Dixon and Anne Dixon, of Northumberland. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 10.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

DIXON, GEORGE, M.I.Min.E., 2nd Lieut., R.E., eldest and only son surv. child of James Gibson Dixon, of Mantle Hill, Bellingham, Land Agent, late Capt. Northumberland Volunteers, by his wife, Anne. yr. dau. of John Newton, of Chollerton, co. Northumberland ; b. Snabdongh. near Bellingham. Co. Northumberland, 20 Dec. 1881; educ. the RoyaI Grammar School, Newcastle-on-Tyne and the Newcastle and Durham Mining College; subsequently served his apprenticeship as a Mining Engineer with Mr. C. C. Leach at Seghill Colliery, and was later appointed Manager et High Park and Watnall Collieries under Messrs. Walker, Barber & Co.. Eastwood, Nottingham. On the outbreak of war In Aug. 1914, he immediately volunteered for foreign service and enlisted In the Coldstreams ; want to France early in Feb., and was given a commission in the R.E. 21 April, 1915; was selected for Special Service, on the completion of which his General, recommending him, said: “This officer has been constantly at work since Joining the unit. He has been subjected to very severe nervous strain.” He, with killed in action at Cuinchy 6 Aug. 1915, by the explosion of a mine. Buried In the Military Cemetery at Cambrin. His Captain wrote: "We all miss his bright cheery face very much. No matter how hard the work to be done was he never complained, but always went straight on with it. He was very capable and was much loved by all his men." and the Chaplain; "I learnt to revere him as a quiet, deep-thinking, resolute and religious man." His own particular chief in civil life also wrote: "George Dixon has done his duty nobly and well, and of his own free will took up the roughest and hardest end of the work. He was one of the most unselfish men I have known, always ready to help others and do them a good turn." He was a good all-round sportsman, an enthusiastic footballer; also fond of cricket and tennis, and very keen on trout fishing: was a member the Nottingham County Rugby team, and of the Nottingham County Cricket Club, and captain of the Lamb Close Cricket Club, Eastwood;: unm.

GREGORY Henry
Private 52374, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 19. Born Derby, enlisted Eastwood, resident Answorth. Formerly 49710, Leicestershire Regiment. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 10.
HAYES Frederick [Richard]
Lance Corporal 22739, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Bulstead, Kent, enlisted Mansfield. Son of Mrs. S. Bircumshaw (formerly Hayes), of 8, Edward Rd., Eastwood, Notts. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 3.
HEMSTOCK John
Rifleman R/4446, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Eastwood, enlisted Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

HOLMES  Lilian Cecelia
Private 5877, Women's Royal Air Froce (WRAF). Died 4 November 1918. Aged 24. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row 8. Grave 26.
HOUSLEY Henry Ivor
[Listed as I H HOUSLEY on war memorial but registered birth and all other records record him as Henry Ivor] Rifleman R/4674, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 31 August 1915. Aged 19. Born at Underwood, Notts., enlisted Nottingham. Son of Walter and Emily Housley, of Main St., Newthorpe, Notts. Birth registered as Henry Ivor HOUSLEY in Basford Registration District Oct-Dec Quarter 1895. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row U. Grave 10.
HUNT Frank
Private 16176, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Eastwood, enlisted Ilkeston, Derbys., resident Mansfield. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

KIRK Walter
Gunner 34414, 22nd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 23 September 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Nottingham. Son of Edwin and Charlotte Ann Kirk, of Main St., Newthorpe, Notts. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot C. Row XII. Grave 5.
KNOX A
Private - No further information currently available
LANE Samuel
Lance Corporal G/1573, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 4 July 1916. Born Greasley, enlisted Nottingham, resident Newthorpe. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

LEIVERS Fred
Private S4/060479, 485th Company, Army Service Corps. Died 12 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Tom and Clara Leivers, of Nottingham Road, Hill Top, Eastwood, Notts. In the 1911 census he was the son of Tom and Clara Leivers, aged 17, an Office Clerk, born Lynn Croft, Notts, resident Hill Top, Eastwood. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 9.
LOWE S
Private - No further information currently available
MEAKIN E
Private - No further information currently available
MERRITT C M
Major - No further information currently available
NEEDHAM A
Private - No further information currently available
NEVILLE Charles
[Listed as Lieutenant on CWGC] Captain, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of James and Sarah Ellen Neville, of Abbeville Cottage, Lynncroft, Eastwood. Native of Eastwood, Nottingham. Obtained A. and B. Certificates while in O.T.C., Reading University. Placed in Special Reserve of Officers. Sent to France, December, 1914. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 1.
OAKES John
[Listed as Private on memorial] Corporal R/4352, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Hill Top, Notts, enlisted Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.
PEARSON Arthur
Serjeant 265919, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Nottingham, resident Eastwood. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

PEARSON Edwin
Private 26463, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 11 October 1918. Born Gresley (sic), enlisted Ilkeston, Derbys., resident Eastwood. Buried in BRANCOURT-LE-GRAND-MILITARY CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1.
PILBEAM R
Private - No further information currently available
PRICE Archie
Private 37838, 15th (Service) Battalion (Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 15 July 1917. Aged 30. Born Eastwood, enlisted Derby, resident Giltbrook. Son of Job Price, of Nottingham Rd., Giltbrook, Nottingham, and the late Agnes Price. Formerly 39598, Lincolnshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
RATE Frederick [Bloom]
[Spelt Fredrick on CWGC] Rifleman Y/1604, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 22 August 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Nottingham. Son of Henry and Jane Rate, of 91, Main St., Newthorpe Notts. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.
RODDY Dominic
Rifleman 3625, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 21 December 1918. Aged 35. Son of Dominic and Mary Roddy. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row 8. Grave 1.
ROGERS James [Allsop]
[Listed as Private on memorial] Serjeant 280063, South Nottinghamshire Hussars. Died at sea 27 May 1918. Born and enlisted Greasley, resident Newthorpe Common. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
ROLLIN Bernard
[Spelt ROLLING on CWGC & SDGW but birth resitered as ROLLIN Oct-Dec Quarter 1890] Private 17281, "C" Company, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 February 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident EastWood, enlisted Nottingham. Son of George and Elizabeth Rolling, of Hill Top House, Eastwood, Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

ROWLAND Wallis
[Listed as ROWLANDS, Wallace on CWGC and ROWLAND, Wallace on SDGW and ROLAND, W on memorial but birth registered as Wallis ROWLAND Oct-Dec Quarter 1893 in Basford Registration District] Rifleman S/3520. 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 24 June 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Newthorpe, enlisted Nottingham. Son of Mr. F. S. Rowlands, of 15, Engine Lane, Newthorpe, Notts. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 14.
SHIPSTONE Leonard [Boden]
Fitter 1723, 402nd Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 18 May 1917. Aged 21. Born Eastwood, enlisted Nottingahm. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Boden Shipstone, of Nottingham Rd., Gilt Brook, Notts. Brother of Percy (below). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row O. Grave 5.
SHIPSTONE Percy
Private 50870, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 June 1917. Aged 28. Born Eastwood, enlisted Lowdha, Notts. Son of Elizabeth Shipstone; husband of Mabel Shipstone, of 306a, Radford Rd., Hyson Green, Nottingham. Brother of Leonard (above). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row L. Grave 23A.
SISSON Aaron
Private 2914, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 30 July 1915. Aged 33. Enlisted Nottingham. Son of Aaron and Mary Ann Sisson. Born at Greasley, Notts. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.
SMITH A
Private - No further information currently available
SMITH Ben [J]
Private 25394, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 18 August 1915. Born Dudley, Worcs., enlisted Nottingham, resident Newthorpe. Buried in South-West part of MASHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire.
SMITH E
Private - No further information currently available
SMITH [George] Samuel
Driver 49624, 76th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 30 November 1915. Born Eastwood, enlisted Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.
SPEECHLEY Percy [Sydney]
Private 4863, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 25. Born Grantham, enlisted Nottingham, resident Eastwood. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 5.
STORER J
Private - No further information currently available
SYSON George [Henry]
Private 26411, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 4 March 1918.Aged 23. Born Greasley, enlisted Ilkeston, Derbys., resident Newthorpe. Son of Son of Frederick and Sarah Syson, of Newthorpe, Notts. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 12A.
TAYLOR Benjamin [Robert]
Private 52029, "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 May 1918. Born and resident Newthorpe, enlisted Nottingham. Son of Zachariah and Millicent Taylor, of Beauvale, Newthorpe, Nottingham. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 29.
TAYLOR George
Lance Corporal 12766, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26 March 1918. Aged 36. Son of Mr. Z. Taylor, of 60, Dovecote Rd., Newthorpe. Born at Greasley. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row 1. Grave 1.
VARLEY S
Private - No further information currently available
WARD Ernest
Private 96515, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 20 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Joseph and Ann Ward, of 6, Wood St., Eastwood, Notts. Native of Lynn Croft, Notts. Buried in AMERVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOLESMES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 31.
WEEKS Francis Mathwin
Captain, Northumberland Fusliers attached 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Went to France 20 April 1915. Next of kin Mrs W J Weeks, Axwell, Catherine Road, Surbiton as of 19 May 1921. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

*** There is no obvious link to Nottinghamshire but this is the only man who fits ***

WHITEHOUSE Joseph [James]
Private 14376, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 June 1915. Aged 42. Born Springfield, Staffs., enlisted Nottingham, resident Eastwood. Husband of F. E. Price, of Lynn-Croft, Eastwood, Notts. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.
WHITTAMORE H
Private - No further information currently available
WING James
Private 306763, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Aged 22, Born Newthorpe, enlisted Eastwood, Notts. Son of George Barnes Wing, of 249, Nottingham Rd., Hill Top, Eastwood, Nottingham, and the late Mary Wing. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.
WRIGHT William
Private 49689, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1918. Aged 28. Born Eastwood, enlisted Nottingham, resident Hill Top, Notts. Formerly 116671, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 19.
(Stained Glass Window)
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945
(Memorial Board)
PARISH OF GREASLEY
ROLL OF HONOUR
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
ADNITT A
Army
BARRATT Thomas
[Spelt BARRETT on CWGC] Private 4531929, 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 21 April 1940. Aged 33. Husband of Hilda Barrett, of Eastwood. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row 12. Grave 10.
BATES H
Army
BIRKIN A E
Army
COATES Kenneth Wilson
Sergeant (Pilot) 745552, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 May 1941. Aged 22. Son of Percy George and Mary Alice Coates: husband of Jean Coates, of Beeston. Buried in GREASLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire. Row & Grave not given.
DRURY C
Royal Air Force
EASTERHOUSE, DFC V
Royal Air Force
HAMILTON T
Army
HODGKINSON Stanley
Gunner 1629668, 355 Battery, 111Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10 July 1942. Aged 31. Son of Joseph Thomas Hodgkinson and Florence Eliza Hodgkinson, of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Buried in BELFAST CITY CEMETERY, County Antrim. United Kingdom. Glenalina Extension Section A.S. Grave 132.
HOGG A
Army
HUTCHINSON, AFC M M
Royal Air Force
JUSTICE I
Army
NAYLOR Arthur
Leading Aircraftman (Pilot/UT) 1191778, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 April 1941. Aged 20. Son of Arthur and May Lilian Naylor, of Newthorpe. Buried in EASTWOOD CEMETERY. Notinghamshire. Grave 1438.
NORMAN W R
Royal Air Force
 NUTT Robert C
Wireman P/MX 72102, H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Navy. Died 15 March 1942. Aged 24. Son of Richard Cornelius and Mary Emily Nutt; husband of Ada Elizabeth Nutt, of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section 25. Grave 514 North.
SHEFFIELD J H
Army
SMITH E A
Royal Air Force
SOAR B J
Army
STEWART C R D
Royal Air Force
STIMPSON D G
Army
SYSON Alex Owen
Serjeant 2615112, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 28 May 1944. Aged 26. Son of John M. and Lucy H. Syson, of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 2.

TAYLOR A B
Army
TROOP C
Army
WADSLEY W
Army
WORRALL L
Royal Navy
WORRALL L J
Royal Air Force
INDIVIDUAL PLAQUE
ROLLESTON, K.C.B., D.S.O Lancelot
Commander, South Nottinhamshire Hussars. Died 1941. Born 1848. Served in the South African (Boer) War 1899-1900. Magistrate for 70 years. Chairman of the Quarter Sessions 1911-1926. Resident WatNall Hall. Awarded the KCB and DSO.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING AND HONOURED
MEMORY OF LANCELOT ROLLESTON, K.C.B., D.S.O.
COMMANDER OF THE SOUTH NOTTS. HUSSARS
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, 1899 - 1900, MAGISTRATE FOR 70 YEARS
CHAIRMAN OF QUARTER SESSIONS, 1911 - 1926, BORN 1848
DIED 1941, THE LAST OF HIS NAME LIVE
AT WATNALL HALL, UPRIGHT AND FEARLESS HE
SERVED HIS DAY AND GENERATION

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