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ANSLOW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2010

Anslow is a village and civil parish in the East Staffordshire district of Staffordshire, about three miles north-west of Burton upon Trent. The war memorial and roll of honour are to be found on a weathered plaque on the outside wall at the east end of the Holy Trinity Church. The memorial lists those who served with those who did not returned notated with a †. Parts of the memorial are badly weathered and illegible but as much as can be recorded is listed here. The names are listed in no particular known order but have been sorted here into alpahbetical order for ease of reading and research, question marksd (?) have been used for the illegible letters in the names. Some educated guesses have been made to names where possible. there are exactly 100 names listed of which 12 or 13 are marded as having made the ultimate sacrifice, Wm.Webster being the uncertainty.
Photographs copyright © Pat Smith 2010

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEN OF ANSLOW
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19.

?ULTMAN George
Served and returned
ALCOCK Jabez [William]
[Not listed on SDGW] Private 4466, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 19 August 1916. Aged 22. Son of Jabez and Sarah Ann Alcock, of Chestnut Farm. Anslow, Burton-on-Trent. Native of Church Broughton, Derby. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7.
ARNOLD George
Served and returned
ASBURY W
Served and returned
BAKER R H
Served and returned
BAKER W E
Served and returned
BAKER Walter
Served and returned
BEESTON John
Served and returned
BENTLEY Harold
Served and returned
BENTLEY Harry
Served and returned
BIRCH A
Served and returned
BIRCH A E
Served and returned
BOTHAM M
Served and returned
BROWN George H
Served and returned
BROWN John W
Served and returned
CHAWNER W
Served and returned
CLARKE F G
Served and returned
CLARKE R H
Served and returned
CLARKE W T
Served and returned
CROSS Joseph
Served and returned
D?????? F T
Served and returned
D???TY J W
Served and returned
DAMANT George
Served and returned
DOLMAN Arthur
Served and returned
DOLMAN John
Served and returned
DOLMAN William
Served and returned
DRAPER P
Served and returned
EVANS T W
Served and returned
GREATOREX Percy
Private 241432, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Born Branston, Staffordshire, enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of Charles Greatorex, of Callingwood, Burton-on-Trent; husband of Alice Greatorex, of Anslow, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 4.
GREENSMITH Fred
Private 241492 (originally 4572), 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Doveridge, Derbyshire, enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of George Greensmith, of Daisy Bank, Newbrough, Burton-on-Trent; husband of Sarah Ann Mycock (formerly Greensmith), of Broadfield Cottage, Edingale, Tamworth, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.
GREENSMITH Wilfred
Private 61550, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Stranshall, enlisted Walsall, resident Sudbury, Derbyshire. Son of George and Eliza Greensmith, of Sudbury, resident in 1911 at Wichnor, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 17.
GROVES C
Served and returned
HALL A E
Served and returned
HART John
Served and returned
HARTSHORNE D
Served and returned
HARTSHORNE H
Served and returned
HASSENT Enoch
Served and returned
HASSENT Tom
Served and returned
HILL J
Served and returned
HOLLIS William
Served and returned
HOLMES J H
Served and returned
ILLSLEY Samuel
Served and returned
JACKSON H P B
Served and returned
JACKSON William
Private 27863, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 9 August 1915. Aged 18. Born Anslow, enlisted Grantham, resident Burton-on-Trent. Son of George and Fanny Jackson, of Rough Hay, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 150 to 152.
JONES A
Served and returned
LANCASTER H
Served and returned
LAWRENCE James L
Served and returned
LAWRENCE Percy
Served and returned
LAWRENCE Ronald
Served and returned
LEASON E
Served and returned
LEASON Frank
Served and returned
LEASON Herbert Joseph

Lance Corporal 2190, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 12 October 1917. Aged 31. Son of Arthur and Eliza Leason, of Needwood Post Office, Burton-on-Trent, England. Native of Coton in the Clay, Staffordshire. Labourer by trade. Educated at Marching Woodlands School, Staffiordshire. Emigrated to Australia 1912. Served for 3 years in the Grenadier Guards. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot III. Row H. Grave 5B. See Australian Roll of Honour

LINDSEY Frank
Served and returned
LINDSEY J
Served and returned
LITHERLAND H
Served and returned
LITHERLAND James
Cannot readily identify him using SDGW and CWGC, several possibilities. In 1911 he was living in Rose Cottage, Anslow, aged 25, born Burton-on-Trent, a Brewer's Labourer, living with his parents Henry and Annie Litherland.
LOVETT Frank
Served and returned
LOWE T W
Served and returned
MANN H
Served and returned
MEE Bernard
Served and returned
MEE W
Served and returned
MEE Walter
Served and returned
METCALFE C R
Served and returned
MILLER Reginald
Served and returned
MILLER William
Served and returned
MOORE Harry
Served and returned
MOORE William
Served and returned
MOSS G Upton
Served and returned
MOSS John Arthur
Private 242526, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 June 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Anslow, enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Moss, of Upper Outwoods, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.
MOSS V
Served and returned
MOSS W E
Served and returned
MOSS W H
Served and returned
OLLERENSHAW E J C
Served and returned
PALMER Harry
Served and returned
POLAND Charles William
Private 892528, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 10 November 1917. Born 15 March 1896. Resident Rathwell, Manitoba, Canada. Born Burton-on-Trent. Son of Alfred Poland, of Rough Hay Farm, Forest Road, Burton-on-Trent. Farmer by trade. Single. Enlisted 12 October 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada aged 20 years 7 months and passed fit 3 November 1916. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion ruddy, eyes blue, hair light; Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7883 - 2
POWELL Alfred
Served and returned
PRESTON Arthur
Served and returned
PRESTON David J
Served and returned
PRESTON S
Served and returned
RADLEY Edward
Served and returned
RIDDELL Walter
Served and returned
ROBERTS E
Served and returned
ROBERTS S W
Served and returned
ROBINSON W
Served and returned
ROBINSON William
Served and returned
RODGERS Arthur
Served and returned
RODGERS George
Served and returned
RODGERS J
Served and returned
ROGERS Thomas
Served and returned
ROSHIER A H
Served and returned
RUSHTON W F
Served and returned
SAVAGE James
Served and returned
SHARRATT A
Served and returned
SHARRATT Herbert
Private 4469, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Anslow, enlisted Burton-On-Trent. Son of Mrs. Herbert Sharratt, of The Cottage, Anslow, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.
SHEPHERD Percy
Served and returned
SMITH Donald
Served and returned
SMITH E L
Served and returned
SMITH George A
Served and returned
SMITH Lewis
Served and returned
STONE James
Served and returned
SUTTON J
Served and returned
TALBOT J A
Served and returned
TOOTH George
Private 31529, 14th (Service)(2nd Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 11 October 1917. Aged 40. Born and enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of William and Mary Tooth, of Anslow; husband of Lucy Tooth, of Anslow, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 6836, Prince of Wales's 9North Staffordshire Regiment). Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 11.
UPTON J
Served and returned
UPTON J M
Served and returned
WEBSTER G
Served and returned
WEBSTER H
Served and returned
WEBSTER J
Served and returned
WEBSTER S
Served and returned
WEBSTER William
Cannot readily identify him using SDGW and CWGC, several possibilities. In 1911 William Webster was aged 28, a Brewer's Labourer, born Anslow, son of William and Joyce Webster, resident Rough Lane, Anslow.
WENGDAL Henry J
Served and returned
WESTON C W
Served and returned
WESTON D
Served and returned
WOOLLEY George H
Private 241464, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Burton-on-Trent (1911 census lists him as born Horninglow). Son of Mr. George and Mrs.Mary Ann Woolley, of Brook Cottage, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent; in 1911 they were resident at Upper Outwoods, Anslow, he was aged 13 and at school. Buried in HEDAUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 13.
WOOLLEY John
Served and returned

ISIAH 41 6. - "THEY HELPED EVERYONE HIS NEIGHBOUR:
AND EVERYONE SAID TO HIS BROTHER BE OF GOOD COURAGE."
EDWIN WARDLE M.A. VICAR
W.H.SAMERS CHURCHWARDEN

Last updated 27 September, 2010

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