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BUCKNALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alf Beard 2007

The war memorial is located At the junction Mary Church Road and Werrington Road near the parish church. It takes the form of an obelisk mounted on atiered plinth standing on a three-stepped base. There are 80 names listed for World War 1 and none for World War 2.
Photographs copyright © Alf Beard 2007

This momument was erected by the Parishioners in grateful
remembrance of the men who made the Supreme Sacrifice
in the European War

1914-1918

ALLEN

Thomas

Pte 10208 North Staffs Regt died 8/8/1915 age 20. Son of John 141 High Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Helles Memorial Tukey

BADDLEY

William

Pte 15154 North Staffs Regt died 23/7/1915 age 21. Son of Aaron & Sarah 13 Chapel Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Helles Memorial Turkey

BARKER

Ephram George

Pte 27309, 2/5th The Loyal North Lancashire Regt Died 1/10/1918. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery, France. Previouly served as Pte 4795. North Staffs Regt

BATES

John

Pte 13965 8th North Staffs Regt died 5/8/1915 age 20. Son of Peter & Jane 5 James Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Alexandria Chatby Military War Memorial Cemetery Egypt J.181

BENNETT

H

No further information currently available

BERRISFORD

Geoge

Pte 6714 1st North Staffs Regt died 2/11/1914. Commemorated at Plogsteert Memorial Belgium

BETTANY

Ernest

Pte 44363 2nd Suffolk Regt died 27/9/1918. Commemorated at Lowrie Cemetery Havrincourt France K.20

BETTANY

George W

Acting Bombardier 31981 D Bty 168th Bde Royal Field Artillery died 16/7/1917. Commemorated at Coxyde Military Cemetery Belgium I.J.47

BIRCH

George Owen

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attachd 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action at the Aisne 14 September 1914 while leadng his platoon which was acting as special escort to the Brigadier-General. Aged 19. Born 28 May 1895, baptised at St MAry, Bucknall 12 July 1895. Son of the Revd. George Thomas Birch and Helen Elizabeth Birch, of Stoke-on-Trent. His father, Rev G.T. Birch was the Rector of St Mary's Church Bucknall until 1934. Buried in London Cemetery and Extensin, Longeuval, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row L. Grave 7.

Extracts from a local Stoke-on-Trent newspaper:

HOW LIEUT. BIRCH MET HIS DEATH.

We regret to state that news has been received, through an unofficial channel, that Second Lieutenant G. O. Birch, son of the Rev. G. T.-Birch, rector of Bucknell, and Mrs. T. Birch, has been killed in action. Lieutenant Birch was attached to the 2nd Battalion of the Welsh Regiment. and went to the front in charge of the first 100 that reinforced the regiment after it had crossed the Aisne.

LATE LIEUTENANT BIRCH.

Lieutenant Birch, who was officially reported missing on September 14th. acted as escort to the Brigadier•Gcneral in the battle of the Aisne. The news of his death is supplied by Private Wilkinson, of the same regiment, who is at present at his home. Holly Bush Inn, Bucknall, recovering from wounds. Pte. Wilkinson says ha was Informed by Corporal Derek, of the same regiment: "On the night of the 14th September Birch went out with the General and 30 men on the General's rounds. We came to a barn about 930 p.m. In the dark, we were suddenly attacked by an overwhelming (Ore of Germane. Lieutenant Birch drew his sword and commenced lashing out right and left. At that moment a shell burst over our heads and I became unconscious. I saw Lieutenant Birch lying beside me, dead."

The bursting of the shell has completely taken away Corporal Derek's speech. and be has made the foregoing report in writing. He adds that out of 1,300 officers and men only 85 remain. Private Wilkinson was wounded in the arm by n piece of shell. Ho bad been kept in the trenches to break up some German rifles that had been taken.

A memorial service to the late Lieutenant Birch will be held at Bucknall Church on Sunday evening next at 6.30 .

See also Lt George Owen Birch - 3rd Battn. Welch Regiment

BLAKEMAN

Horatio Frank

Gunner 77407, A Bty, 56th Bde, Royal Field Artillery died 23/5/1916 age 23 Son of Horation and Mary Ann of 25 Free Trade Street, Northwood, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. V.S.13

BOND

F

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BOOTE

Alfred

Pte 2344 8th Royal Fusiliers died 23/3/1916. Commemorated at Vermelles Btitish Cemetery France II.C.15

BOUGHEY

Frederick

Gunner 13074 Heavy Bty Royal Garrison Artillery (North Midlands Stafford) died 12/2/1917. Commemorated at Trois Arbres Cemetery Steenwerck France I.E.20

BRERETON

John M

Pte G/1316 17th Middlesex Regt died 8/8/1916 age 27. Son of William & Mary 4 Port Street Middleport Burslem Staffs, husband of Gladys 149 High Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial Somme

BRITTON

Stanley

Could be this one L/Cpl 11451 West Yorkshire Regt (Prince of Wales Own) died 7/6/1917. Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium

BROWN

F

No further information currently available

CAPPER

William

Stoker 1st Class SS/102941 H M S “ Goodhope died 1/11/1914 age 26 Son of Robert & Emma, Middleport Burslem husband of Martha 12 Ricardo Street Middleport Burslem Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire

CHETWYND

Eli

Pte 38515 7th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died 23/8/1918. Commemorated at Bucuoy Cemetery France VI.J.9. Prev served as Pte 44890 South Lancashire Regt

CHORLTON

Harry

Private 228421, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st September 1918. Born and enlisted Hanley. Son of Sidney & Emily Chorlton of 85 Abbey Terrace, (Leek Road) near Hanley, Staffordshire who moved to 60 Turner Street, Northwood, Hanley either during or shortly after the end of the World War 1. Formerly 203335, North Staffordshire Re3giment posted to 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France. Plot 1V. Row D. Grave 5.

CLARKSON, MM

John

Lance Corporal 16369, "D" Company, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 30. Born Cheddleton, enlisted Stoke-on-Trent, resident Bucknall. Son of John & Ruth Clarkson of 29 Eaves Lane, Bucknall. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 15.

Note: The cemetery now contains 2,459 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 430 of the burials are unidentified and 261 casualties are represented by special memorials. Other special memorials record the names of 72 casualties buried in Valley Cottages and Transport Farm Annexe Cemeteries whose graves were destroyed in later fighting.

CLAY

E

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COLLINS

Harry

L/Cpl 486128 465th (North Midland) Field Coy Royal Engineers died 29/9/1917 age 23. Son of Thomas & Alice nee Filcher 24 Baker Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Philosphe British Cemetery Mazingarbe France I.V.47

DALE

Joseph Harold

Could be this one. Pte 13924 7th North Staffs Regt died 19/4/1916. Commemorated at Basra Memorial Iraq

DANIEL

Frederick Charles

L/Cpl 1690, 1st/5th North Staffs Regt died 14/10/1915 age 23. Son of Edward Daniel of 19 Longton Road, Bucknall. Buried in Fouquires Churchyard Extension, France. I.60

DAWSON

W

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DEAVILLE

George

Pte 10338 7th North Staffs Regt died 8/8/1915. Commemorated at Helles Memorial Turkey

DENNITTS

William Frederick

Cpl 3263 North Staffs Regt died 13/10/1915 age 20. Son of Alice M, “Home Lea” Meir Road, Normacote. Staffs Commemorated at Loos Memorial France

DENNITTS

Kenneth John Wolfe

2nd Lt 98th Sqdn Royal Air Force died 3/9/1918. Commemorated at Arras Flying Services Memorial France

EDGE

James Henry

Pte 40448 8th North Staffs Regt died 19/11/1916 age 34. Husband of Edith Wright Edge 55 High Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial Somme

ELDERSHAW

William L

Gunner 77495 D Bty 112th Bde Royal Field Artillery died 22/5/1916. Son of John 35 Eaves Lane Bucknall. Commemorated at Ecoivres Military Cemetery Mont-St Eloi France II.A.17

ELLIS

A

No further information currently available

FENTON

William H

L/Cpl 40175, 1st Lincolnshire Regt died 3/10/1918. Nuried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, France. I.D.159

FILCHER

George

Pte 60476 2nd Yorks & Lancs Regt died 17/10/1918. Commemorated at Vadencourt British Cemetery France III.A.25

GORDON

James E

Pte 18683 King’s Own Scottish Borderers died 9/8/1916. Son of Mr & Mrs W J Gordon, Bucknall. Commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium VII.D.35A

GREGORY

S

No further information currently available

HARP

William J

Cpl 46777 Northumberland Fusiliers died 2/9/1918. Commemorated at Beaulencourt British Cemetery France

HOLDCROFT

Thomas E

Pte 40516 North Staffs Regt died 21-25/10/1916. Son of Mr E Holdcroft 118 Victoria Road Fenton Stoke on Trent. Commemorated at Grandcourt Road Cemetery Somme

HOLLIS

A

No further information currently available

HUGHES

William Edward

Pte 143541 59th Machine Gun Corps (Inf) died 18/4/1918 age 20. Son of Daniel Edward & Hannah 129 Werrington Road Bucknall. Commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium XXXVII.G.14

JOHNSON

Harry

Possibly this one. Pte 242811 2/4th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regt) died 12/9/1918. age 30. Son of George & Mary Ann 68 Union Street Hanley Stoke on Trent. Commemorated at Suken Road Cemetery Boisleux-St-Marc France II.A.10

JONES

Edward

Pte 10484 7th North Staffs Regt died 8/1/1916 age 35. Son of John & Ann 13 Hill Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Helles Memorial Turkey

LEAKE

Cecil Claude

Pte 240565 1/5th Suffolk Regt died 15/6/1919 age 24. Son of Walter & Susan Leeks. Buried at Hadleigh Cemetery Suffolk 8.13 CWGC listed as Leeks, Leake not listed

LINGARD

Charles

Pte 69782 Northumberland Fusiliers died 18/10/1918 age 19. Son of Charles & Harriet 31 Eaves Lane Bucknall Commemorated at Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery Crevecouer-Sar-L’Escut France I.A.36

LEESE

Francis James

Pte 47598 2/5th North Staffs Regt died 21/3/1918 age 33. Son of Thomas & Frances husband of Louisa Emma 24 Trent Terrace Abbey Road Hanley Stoke on Trent. Commemorated at Arras Memorial France

LYTH

J

No further information currently available

MATTHEWS

John

Pte 2659 1/5th North Staffs Regt died 13/10/1915 age 21. Son of John & Harriett 70 High Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Loos memorial France

MEAKIN

Benjamin

Pte 29577 13th Yorkshire Regt died 16/12/1917 age 23. Son of Mr & Mrs E G Meakin 106 High Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Etretat Churchyard Extension France I.A.12

MOORCROFT

A

No further information currently available

MORETON

Gerald Critchlow

Pte 41062 C Coy 7th Bn Leicestershire Regt died 24/12/1917 age 19. Son of Arthur Pollard & Mary Moreton 225 Werrington Road Bucknall. Commemorated at Epehywood Farm Cemetery Epehy Somme III.D.13

MOUNTFORD

Arthur

Pte 16391 7th North Staffs Regt died 9/4/1916. Son of Thomas & Hannah, husband of Edith Betsy 60 Werrington Road Bucknall. Commemorated at Basra memorial Iraq

MOUNTFORD

G

No further information currently available

NASH

Arthur F

Pte 4112 Northumberland Fusiliers died 15/9/1916. Commemorated at Delville Wood Cemetery Somme XIX.I.7

PADFIELD

Reginald George

Sgt 29256 East Lancashire Regt died 19/8/1918 age 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Padfield 155 High Street Bucknall. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery France Plot 5 Row D Grave 9. Prev served as Sgt 22911 North Staffs Regt

PARTON

Stephen Thomas

Pte 8673 2nd Warwickshire Regt died 25/9/1915 age 31. Son of Thomas & Sarah 57 Seymour Street Hanley husband of Hannah, Swifts Lane Witley Noor Bucknall. Commemorated at Loos Memorial France. Medal Roll listed at Stephen J same army number

PENNINGTON

Reginald

Could be this one Sapper 492513 IX Corps heavy Artillery Signals Sect Royal Engineers died 28/11/1918 age 24. Son of James & Emily, 111 Campbell Road Stoke on Trent. Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France S.III.A.2

PLATT

Harold

No further information currently available

PROCTOR

Frank

Pte 41423 4th Reserve Bn Dorset Regt died 15/8/1918 age 18. Son of Frank & Amy 77 Trent Terrace Leek Road Hanley. Buried in Londonderry City Cemetery Londonderry Northern Ireland G.C.2

RICHARDS

John Thomas

Pte 30960 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt) died 2/11/1916 age 36. Husband of Florence 10 Trent Terrace Abbey Road Hanley. Commemorated at Roclincourt Valley Cemetery France IV.F.7

RIDGE

G

No further information currently available

ROBINSON

A Y

CWGC not listed

ROBINSON

J W

CWGC not listed

SAVAGE

John Sidney

Pte 102292 9th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Inf) deid 27/9/1917 age 22. Son of William & Ruth, Callemondah Coonroy West Queensland Australia Born in Stafford. Commemorated at Mendinghem Military Cemetery Belgium VII.A.4

SHERRATT

George (H)

L/Sgt 12860 8th North Staffs Regt died 6/11/1918. Son of Mrs F Sherratt 36 Parsonage Street Tunstall Staffs. Commemorated at Aivoingt British Cemetery France III.C.21

SHERWIN

William

Gunner 2699 Royal Field Artillery died 12/7/1917. Son of John & Amelia 121 High Street Bucknall Buried in St Mary Churchyard Bucknall

SNOW

Clement

L/Cpl 6980 1st North Staffs Regt died 18/1/1915. Commemorated at Strand Military Cemetery Belgium IX.Q.10

STANFORD

Edward J

Pte 12489 8th Royal Fusiliers died 19/4/1916. Commemorated at Bethune Town Cemetery France III.H.8

STEED

Walter J

Pte 10952 7th North Staffs Regt died 10/4/1916. Commemorated at Amara War Cemetery Iraq XXII.F.1

STEELE

George W

C.S.M 9843 8th North Staffs Regt. Commemorated at Delsaux Farm Cemetery France and buried near this spot III.D.22

SUTTON

H

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THOMAS

William

L/Cpl 9185 8th North Staffs Regt died 20/11/1915 age 40. Son of William & Mary. Commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium IV.A.12

TONGUE

Samuel

Pte 17421 8th North Staffs Regt died 18-19/11/1916. Commemorated at Grandcourt Road Cemetery France C.36

WALLEY

Cecil W

Pte 14430 2nd Royal Fusiliers died 1/7/1918 age 20. Son of Arthur & Althea 10 Baker Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Beaumont-Hamel-British Cemetery France A.48

WATSON

William Grant

Pte 30176 1st North Staffs Regt died 24/2/1917 age 23. Son of Grant & Hannah 12 High Street Bucknall Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery France VIII.B.177

WHIELDON

C

CWGC not listed Med Roll have listed an Arthur C Pte 39180 North Staffs Regt

WHITFIELD

W S

CWGC not listed. There is a C Whitfield Gunner 499th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery died 17/10/1918 age 21. Son of Richard & Sarah Ann of Bucknall. Commemorated at Bellicourt British Cemetery France III.F.2

WILLIAMS

Arthur Lowther

Pte 14503 32nd Royal Fusiliers died 8/10/1916 age 20. Son of Robert & Charlotte 17 New Street Bucknall. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial Somme

WILLIAMS

J

No further information currently available

WILSHAW

George

Pte 13822 9th North Staffs Regt died 24/9/1917. Commemorated at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery France? X.68

WILSHAW

W

No further information currently available

BIRCH

W

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