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SHEFFIELD ATLAS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

On the frontage of Firth Brown Atlas Works in Saville Street/Attercliffe Road, Sheffield is plaque on the second level of the building is a steel plaque bearing the names of those men from the Works who gave their lives in World War 1; the building now being owned by Special Melted Products Ltd. There are 145 names with ranks and Regiments listed for World War 1 only. In 1902 Sheffield steelmakers John Brown and Company exchanged shares and came to a working agreement with neighbouring company Thomas Firth & Sons. The companies continued under their own management until they merged in 1930 becoming Firth Brown Steels. In 1908 the two companies came together and established the Brown Firth Research Laboratories and it was here, in 1912, under the leadership of Harry Brearley they developed high chrome stainless steel.

Photographs Copyright © John Hendry 2008

The wall next to the white car bears the memorial plaque shown below.

IN MEMORY OF
THOS EMPLOYED AT THE ATLAS WORKS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ANDREWS

G

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

ARRAND

Clifford

Private 205264, 1/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 2nd July 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of John R. and Jessie Arrand, of 63, Burngreave Rd., Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Buried in HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 5.

ARRAND

Joseph R

Private 24194, "B" Company, 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6th December 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Pitsmoor, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Mrs. J. Arrand, of 63, Burngreave Rd., Pitsmoor, Sheffield, and the late Mr. J. R. Arrand. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

BARKER

W

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment

BARNABY

William Gordon

Captain, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 23rd August 1916. Aged 23. Son of William Fowler Barnaby and Mary Amelia Barnaby, of "Rookwood", Byron Rd., Nether Edge, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.

BATES

C

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

BATTY

J

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

BERTAUT

Harry

[Listed as BERTANT on SDGW] Private 12/1813, 13th (Service)(1st Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of E. P. W. and Alice Bertaut, of 100, Gell St., Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

BIRKS

F

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

BISHOP

A T

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

BISHOP

P

Sapper, Royal Engineers

BLACKWELL

S

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

BOHANNA

Albert T

Private 2938, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 14th March 1915, Aged 38. Born Bury, Lancashire, enlisted Sheffield. Husband of the late Amelia Bohanna, of New Houses, Oughtibridge, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 34 and 35.

BOULEY

G

Sapper, Royal Engineers, Territorial

BOULTER

P

Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps

BOWNS

Andrew

Spelt BOWNES on CWGC and SDGW] Private 41355, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27th November 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Son of Andrew and Annie Bownes, of 194, Hanover St., Sheffield; husband of Kate Bownes, of 45, Ashley Rd., Sharrow, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

BRADLEY

W

King's Royal Rifle Corps

BRAMWELL

F

Lance Corporal, York and Lancaster Regiment

BRAND

R

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

BROOKES

G W

Private, Royal Fusiliers

BROOKES

William

Petty Officer SS/475, (R.F.R. CH/B.5738). H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 15th March 1919. Aged 29. Son of William and Jane Brookes, of 35, Red Hill, Sheffield; husband of Nellie Brookes, of 174, Cemetery Rd., Sharrow, Sheffield. Buried in CITY ROAD CEMETERY, SHEFFIELD, Yorkshire. Grave reference C1. 3 "C." 2722.

BROWN

J S

Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery

BUNFORD

J R

2nd..., Royal Navy

BURGOYNE

Joseph Machin

Private 2238, 1/4th (Hallamshire) (Territorial Force) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 21st July 1915. Aged 29. Enlisted Sheffield. Husband of Jane Earnshaw (formerly Burgoyne), of 303, Ellesmere Rd., Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 5.

BURNLEY

Harry

Private 13033, 1st Battalion, King;s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 4th October 1915. Born Atley, enlisted Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

BURRIDGE

F

No further information currently available

BURTON

William

Private 16915, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th May 1917. Born Neepsend, Yorkshire, enlisted Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

CAMPBELL

P H

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

CATLING

R

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

CATTELL

Walter

[Private on memorial] Leading Seaman KW/637, 'A' Company, Hood Banttalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Missing, assumed killed in action 24th March 1918. Enlisted as 12758 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2/9/14 & transferred to RNVR 8/9/14 ; Collingwood Bn. 'A' Company 2nd Platoon 4/2/15-4/6/15 SW Side, transferred to/joined Hood Bn. 26/7/15-21/8/15 Diarrhoea, rejoined Hood Bn. 5/10/15-30/11/15 Jaundice, rejoined Hood Bn. 8/1/16-13/2/17 GSW right arm, Invalided to UK 17/2/17 ; Draft for BEF 11/9/17, joined Hood Bn. 27/9/17-9/3/18 to Field Ambulance (sick), rejoined Hood Bn. 22/3/18-24/3/18 DD. A Labourer ; b.6/11/1892 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Father, Walter, 82 Waller Rd., Walkley, Sheffield. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. not issued/claimed DD 24/3/18.No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

CAVILL

E

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

CAVILL

T

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

CHILDS

A T

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

CLAY

Harry

Stoke 1st Class SS/105678, (RFR/CH/B/8970). H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Died 22nd September 1914. Aged 30. Son of Mary Isabella Clay, of Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 4.

CLEMENTS

W H

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

COLLEY

W A

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

COLLINGS

G H

York and Lancaster Regiment

COLLINGS

J W

Grenadier Guards

COOPER

E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

CONROY

F

York and Lancaster Regiment

CROW

R

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

DAVISON

G

Private, King's Royal Rifle Corps

DOUGHTY

W E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

DOWNS

H

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment

DRANSFIELD

H

Driver, Royal Field Artillery

DYSON

Robert Mowbray

Lance Sergeant 1443, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row P. Grave 29.

ELLIOTT

J A

Private, Royal Garrison Artillery

FAIRBURN

R W M

Signaller, Royal Garrison Artillery

FEELEY

F

Lance Corporal, Northumberland Fusiliers

FEETHAM

R

Corporal, Labour Corps

FINNEY

T

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

FORD

C

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

FOSTER

W

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

FROST

J

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

GALLAGHER

E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

GALLEY

J A

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

GAPES

R E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

GARRETT

E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

GARTON

T

Rifleman, Rifle Brigade

GENT

W

No further information currently available

GILBERT

G W

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

GILL

W

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

GRAY

Robert

[Trooper on memorial] Private 6826, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). Killed in action 14th May 1915. Aged 23. Born Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, enlisted Sheffield, resident Atercliffe. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gray, of 7, Bells Terrace, Stevenson Rd., Attercliffe, Sheffield; husband of Frances Gray, of 2, Ashworth Cottages, Britannia Rd., Darnall, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3 - 5.

GREEN

F

Worcestershire Regiment

GREEN

H

Sapper, Royal Engineers

GREGORY

J W

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

GRIMES

W

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers

HALL

G

Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment).

HALL

D K

Lieutenant

HARTLEY

F

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment

HASTINGS

J

No further information currently available

HEARSON

G

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

HEMPSALL

J J

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

HEPWROTH

G

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

HICKMAN

E

Sergeant, York and Lancaster Regiment

HILL

A

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

HILL

H

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

HIDES

G F

No further information currently available

INGLEBY

G E

Gunner, Tank Corps

JACKSON

F

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

JACQUES

T H

Second Lieutenant, 12th Squadron, Royal Air Force and Royal Field Artillery. Died 30th September 1918. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 17.

JENNETT

A

Sergeant, East Yorkshire Regiment

LAVENDER

John Elliott

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

LEE

J

Private, Yorkshire Regiment

LINDLEY

A T

Private, Duke of Wellington's

LINDLEY

W

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

LIVERSIDGE

H W

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, Territorial

LOVETT

F

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

MACE

H

No further information currently available

MALLA

a

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

MARTIN

P

Corporal, York and Lancaster Regiment

MAY

G A

Pioneer, Royal Engineers

McGINTY

P

York and Lancaster Regiment

MOORHOUSE

J H

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

MORAN

F

Lance Corporal, Duke of Wellington's

MUNKS

W

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers

MUNRO

J F

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

NICHOLLS

C

Private, Coldstream Guards

NOBLE

J

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

NORRIS

T

Sergeant, York and Lancaster Regiment

NORTON

W

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

OATES

G C

Sergeant, York and Lancaster Regiment

OXLEY

W

Lance Corporal, Dorsetshire Regiment

PACKARD

G

Sergeant, Royal Engineers

PALFREYMAN

John

Private 79106, 2/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 21st December 1917. Born and enlisted Sheffield. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 30.

PALMER

G

Corporal, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

PATTISON

J W

Lance Corporal, East Yorkshire Regiment

PEAK

R

19th Hussars

PEARCE

J

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

PEPPERDINE

P

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

PINDER

H

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

PLANT

A

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

PLATTS

Albert

[Listed as Private on mmeorial] Able Seaman Tyneside Z/4768, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds in 17th Stationary Hospital Cape Helles 15th December 1915 from a shrapnel wound to the skull with depressed Fracture recived 14th Decmber 1915. Aged 19. Son of Edwin Thomas and Annie Platts, of 25, Club St., Sheffield. Enlisted 25th May 1915. Draft for MEF 5th October 1915, joined Howe Bn. 24th October 1915-15th December 1915 DD. Born 21st October 1896. A Spring Viceman. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 73.

PLUMMER

G

Royal Naval Reserve

POULTER

F

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

PRICE

F

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

RADFORD

G

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment

RICHARDSON

J A

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

RICHARDSON

A T

Sergeant, Manchester Regiment

RILEY

R C

Private, Coldstream Guards

ROBERTS

J

No further information currently available

ROSE, DCM

James

Private G/92703, 2nd/2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th September 1918. Born Burngreave, Sheffield, resident of Brightside, enlisted Attercliffe Sheffield, joined 6th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, as Private R/14435, January 1916, posted to Belgium May 1917 and joined 18th Battalion K.R.R.C ,served in the Ypres salient, fought in the battle of Passchedaele, transferred to Itay 13th November 1917, returned to England 10th December 1917 due to illness/wounds, returned to France 10th July 1918 and joined 20th battalion K.R.R.C, posted 2nd/2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 10th August 1918 and took part in the second battles of the Somme, awarded DCM 25th August 1918 for his part in an attack near Bronfay farm, citation reads “G92703 Pte J Rose 2/2nd Bn, Lond. R (Sheffield) For conspicuous gallantry and initative in an attack near Bronfay Farm,25th August 1918. This man reorganised his platoon after the Platoon Officer and N.C.O had become casualties. He pressed forward through machine-gun fire and captured the objective,where he organised and consolidated.) 10th September 1918 2nd/2nd London Regiment attacks the Village Epehy (out posts of the Hindenburg Line) the Regiment suffers 172 casualties Killed or Wounded . Pte James Rose being one of these casualties killed in action.” Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 13.

SARGINSON

F

Private, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

SHARPE

T W

Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards

SHARP

R

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

SLATTER

T H

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment

SMITH

C W

York and Lancaster Regiment

STANLEY

E

Private, Somerset Light Infantry

STANLEY

E

No further information currently available

STANSFIELD

L

Private, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

STINSON

W

York and Lancaster Regiment

TATE

A

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

TEASDALE

L

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

THOMAS

E C

Trooper, North Staffordshire Yeomanry

THORNTON

T

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

TURNER

J W

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

TWIGG

E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

WAINWRIGHT

E

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment

WALKER

L

Private, Royal Fusiliers

WELL

W A

Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery

WESTRAM

W

King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

WIBBERLEY

S

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers

WINTER

J

Rifleman, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

WINTER

Albert

Private 10882, 2nd Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 30. Born St. James, Norwich, Norfolk Regiment, enlisted Sheffield. Husband of Daisy Winter, of 56, Garth Rd., Darnall, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorate don LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 49 and 50.

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