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SWINTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © John Humphrey 2006

Swinton is a village near Rotherham. The memorial stands in the churchyard of St Margaret's Church in Church Street, Swinton. The memorial takes the form of an octagonal cross of sacrifice with plinth on an octagonal three stepped base all made from Portland stone. On the front face is an inverted Cross of Sacrifice. There are 203 names listed for World War 1 and 48 names for World War 2. The Swinton War memorial was unveiled on the 11th September 1921 by the Earl Fitzwilliam of Ireland, and dedicated by the Bishop of Sheffield on the same day. It cost £1,300 and the money was raised by public sponsorship, the land was given free by the Earl Fitzwilliam of Ireland. It was designed by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield and built by Messrs Tyas and Guest, builders. The memorial was to be unveiled in June 1921 but owing to unknown problems at the local colliery it had to be postponed until September 1921. The names include Lance Corporal T N Jackson of the Coldstream Guards who won a Victoria Cross (V.C.) in action at Canal du Nord, Graincourt, France on 27th November 1918.

Photograph Copyright © John Humphrey 2006

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
FOR KING & COUNTRY
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF SWINTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ASHLEY Allen

Private 5505 and 242290, of the 1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Swinton c1882. Son of the late William and Selina Ashley of Swinton, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died aged 34 on the 4th of June 1917. Buried at the Pont-Du-Hem Cemetery,La Gorgue, grave IV. A. 10. Pont-Du-Hem is a Hamlet situated on the Main Road from La Basee to Estaires. Northern France.

BAILEY Charles William

Private 3391 of the 2nd Battalion the Coldstream Guards. Born Swinton, enlisted Wath, resided Swinton. Killed in action on the 26th of October 1914. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, panel 11.

BAKER Albert Edward

Private 25795, of the 1st Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Charles and Alice Baker of Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Husband of Edna Baker 129 Meadow View, Kilnhurst, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Killed in action aged 22 on the 11th of October 1916. Buried at Struma Military, Cemetery, Greece, grave VI. E. 8. Struma Military Cemetery is 65 Km North East of Thessalonika before the village of Kalokastron and on the way to Serres town, Greece.

BATE Harry

Lance Corporal 12/257, of the 12th Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born c. 1885 in Swinton, enlisted Featherstone. Son of Mr. James Bate and Mrs. Mary J Bate, of 48 Oak Rd, Wath- on-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Killed in action on the 13th of April 1918. Remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, panel 8. Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, 12.5 Km south of the town of Ieper on the N365, Belgium.

BATTY James William

Private 15321 of the 9th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on the 1st of July 1916 (1st day of the Battle of the Somme). Born Cudworth, Barnsley, enlisted Mexboro8ugh, resident Swinton. Remembered on the Thiepval memorial, Somme region of France, pier and face 14A and 14 B.

BATTYE William

Private 16951 of the 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on the 1st July of 1916 (first day of the battle of the Somme). Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Probably son of Harry and Mary E Battye of Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 14A and 14B. The Thiepval Memorial can be found on the D73 off the main Bapaume to Albert Rd (D929), in the Somme region of France.

BEECH Thomas

Lance Corporal 15963 of the 10th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born in Swinton in 1888. Son of Thomas and Ann Beech of Swinton, Rotherham Yorkshire. Husband of Elsie Jackson (formerly Beech), of 2 Beechville Avenue, Piccadilly, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 28 on the 26th of September 1915. Remembered on the Loos Memorial, panel 105 and 106. The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery. Loos-en -Gohelle is a village 5Km north west of Lens in the Pas de Calais region of France. Formerly 15963 Private Beech of the York and Lancaster Regiment.

BLACKWELL Ralph

Gunner L/26599 "D" Battery, 22 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Husband of Gladys Blackwell, 101 Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 24 on the 14th of October 1917. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Grave XXI. F. 16. Lissenthoek Military cemetery is in the Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen region of Belgium. 12 Km west of Ieper town centre.

BLUCK Fred

Private 241828 of the 2nd/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Wombwell 1891, son of Joseph and Mary Ann Bluck of Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Died aged 25 on the 3rd of May 1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, Bay 8. The Arras Memorial is in the Fauberg-d'Amiens Cemetery which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras in the Pas de Calais region of France.

BOOL Arthur

Private 16949 of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 23rdof September 1915. Buried at the X Farm Cemetery, Le Chappelle-D'Armentieres Grave C. 2. 'X' Farm cemetery is approximately 1Km south of the village of Armentieres in the North of France

BOOTH William

Private 16002 of the 10th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Swinton enlisted Mexborough. Killed in action on the 3rd of September 1917. Buried at the Oak Dump Cemetery near Ieper, Belgium, grave B.2.

BRADSHAW Wilfred

Private 15142 or 15141 of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Sarah A Hewitt (formerly Bradshaw), of 3 Walker Street, Swinton Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and the Late George Bradshaw. Born and resident Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Killed in action on the 1st July of 1916 aged 21 (The first day of the battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 14A and 14 B. The Thiepval memorial is on the D73 off the main Bapaume to Albert Road in the Somme region of France.

BRAMALL Arthur

[Spelt BRAMHALL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 14068 of the 8th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Swinton, enlist Mexborough. Killed in action 1st of July 1916, (1st day of the Battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of France, pier and face 14A and 14B.

BRAMHILL Thomas

Private 93086 of the 20th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry. Born West Stockwith, enlisted Mexborough, resided Swinton. Killed in action on the 14th of November 1918. Formerly 44844, York and Lancaster Regiment. Buried at the Vichte Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave IV. D. 3. Formerly 44844 of the York and Lancaster Regiment.

BREEZE Jason

Probably Thomas Breeze, Private 21129 of the 10th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Mrs. Breeze of 1 Thomas Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Born Fenton, Staffordshire, enlisted Swinton. Killed in action on the 14th of February 1917. Buried at the Philosphe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, in the Pas De Calais region of France, grave I. M.28.

BREWSTER Frederick

Private 202951 of the 2/6th Battalion the Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Born Eastwood. Enlisted Mexborough. Lived in Swinton. Died of wounds on the 13th of September 1917. Died of Wounds France and Flanders. Buried Favreuil British Cemetery, in the Pas De Calais region of France grave I. F. 14. Also Private 6302 of the West Yorkshire Regiment.

BREWSTER Leonard

Private 47355 of the 9th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Son of Eva Brewster of Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Killed in action aged 21 on the 31st of October 1918. Buried at the Tezze Brtish Cemetery, plot 5, row B grave 1. Tezze is a village in the Province of Treviso a large town north of Venice, Italy.

BROOKES Thomas W

Probably William Brookes, Sergeant 11491, "A" Company, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action aged 38 on 23rd of July 1916. Born and resident Swinton, enlisted Manchester. Son of William and Mary Ann Brookes; husband of Ada Brooks, of 3, West Central Drive. Swinton, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memoprial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

BROWN John

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BUTLER Harry

Private 21216 of the 6th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Swinton, enlisted Swinton. Killed in action on the 11th of September 1916. Buried at the Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, in the Somme region of France, grave I. F. 4.

BUTTERFIELD Percy

[Listed as BUTTERPIELD on CWGC] Private 41965 of the 7th Battalion the East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Swinton. Enlisted Mexborough. Lived Swinton. Died of wounds on the 10th of October 1918. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manacourt, Somme, France. Plot XIII. Row C. Grave 22.

BYWATER George William

Private 16859 of the 9th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment.Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Killed in action on the 1st of July 1916, (the first day of the battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 14A and 14 B. The Thiepval memorial is on the D73 off the main Bapaume to Albert Road in the Somme region of France.

CATER Harry

Gunner 15331 of the 59th Siege Battery the Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Bourby Lincolnshire. Enlisted Rotherham. Lived Swinton, Rotherham. Killed in action aged 34 on the 2nd of May 1918. France and Flanders. Buried at the Bienvillers Military Cemetery, in the Pas De Calais Region of France grave XIII.D.8.

CHAMBERS George Austin

Fitter 831779 of "C" Battery, 306th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Son of John William and Alice Chambers, of 8 Poplar Grove, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 19 on the 12th of August 1917. Buried at the New Irish Farm Cemetery, grave I. A. 21. Located north east of the town of Ieper, West-Vlaanderen Belgium. Also Gunner 4204 of the Royal Field Artillery.

CHAPMAN James

Gunner 676848 of 'B' Battery 285th Brigade the Royal Field Artillery. Born Swinton, enlisted Kimberworth. Killed in action on the 12th January 1918. Buried at the ANZAC Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, in the Pas de Calais region of France grave II. K. 6.

CHAPPELL Harold Hodfield

Lance Corporal 58955 of the 1st Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mrs. I Chappell of 7 Broomvilla Street, Swinton, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died on the 8th of November 1918. Buried at Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Northern France, grave I.C.4. Formerly Private 60983 of the York and Lancaster Regiment.

CHAPPELL William H

possibly Willie Chappell, Private 22174, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died aged 27 on 12th of October 1916. Son of Thomas William and Hannah Chappell, of 34, Broom Lane, Rotherham, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

CHESTERS Horace

Sapper 149857 of the 119th Railway Company the Royal Engineers. Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough, resided Swinton. Killed in action on the 18th of October 1916. Buried at the Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme region of France, grave II. B. 14.

CLEMENTS Benjamin

Private 21654 of the 2nd Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born East Markham, Nottingham, enlisted Swinton. Son of George and Ann Clements of West Markham, Nottinghamshire. Husband of Ellen Jones (Formerly Clements) of 23 Highthorn, Kilnhurst, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Killed in action aged 36 on the 17th of July 1915. Buried Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, near Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave VII. C. 7.

CLOTHIER Arthur

Private 240344 'A' Company of the 2nd/5th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr. M Clothier of 9 Wood Street Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Clothier of Sutton, Surrey. Died on the 2nd of April 1918. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, in the Pas Del Calais region of France, grave XXXIII. C. 11.

COOK Albert

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CRIDGE Ernest

Private 14187 of the 10th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 26th of September 1915. Remembered on the Loos Memorial, in the Pas de Calais region of France, panel 105 and 106.

CROWCROFT Arthur

Private M2/176631 of the 402nd M.T. Company the Army Service Corps. Born Doncaster resided Mexborough. Son of William and Elizabeth Crowcroft, husband of the late Lilian Crowcroft. Died aged 28 on the 6th of September 1918. Buried at the Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, grave VII. H. 16. Attached to the Siege Park the Canadian Corps.

CURRIER Joseph Frederick

Private 12/1154 of the 12th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on the 1st of July 1916 (the first day of the battle of the Somme). Born Swinton, enlisted Sheffield. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of France, pier and Face 14A and 14B.

CUSWORTH George William

Private 7647 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of William and Maria Cusworth of 152 Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 31st of October 1917. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, in the Pas de Calais region of France, grave XXX. H. 12. Could be 2nd York and Lancaster.

CUTTS Ernest

Private 13793 of the 25th Battalion the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born at Masbrough Rotherham, enlisted Sheffield, resided Rotherham. Died on the 12th of July 1917. Also GS/13793 of the 25th Royal Fusiliers.

DALE John William

Private 16058 of the 10th battalion the Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Arthur and Minnie Dale, 11 Station Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 20 on the 18th of October 1916. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, in the Seine-Maritime region of France, grave B. 13. 34.

DARRELL George Robert

[Spelt DARRALL on CWGC and SDGW] Sapper 231232 of the 61st Field Company the Royal Engineers. Born Swinton. Son of William and Elizabeth Darrall of 64 Queen Street, Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Died aged 27 on the 6th September 1918. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 8 and 162. Formerly Private 46250 of the Lancashire Fusiliers.

DAY Irwin [Reginald]

[Also listed as William Reginald] Corporal 3/2978 of the 7th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Ruth Senior (formerly Day), of 267 Queen Street, Roman Terrace, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 21 on the 31stof August 1915. Buried Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, in the Ieper, West-Vlanderaan region of Belgium, grave VIII. C. 6.

DAYKIN Moses

Private 80461 of the 4th Battalion the Grenadier Guards. Born Swinton, husband of Mary E Greenwood (formerly Daykin) of 106 Victoria Street, Kilnhurst, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Enlisted Mexborough. Killed in action aged 31 on the 27th of September 1915. Remembered on the Loos Memorial, in the Pas de Calais region of France, panel 5 to 7.

DEPLEDGE Fred

Lance Corporal 17206 of the 8th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Richard and Annie Depledge of Swinton, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Killed in action aged 25 on the 1st of July 1916, (The first day of the Battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of France, Pier and Face 14A and 14 B.

DEPLEDGE Frederick

Serjeant 500 of the South African Signal Service. Husband of Annie Depledge 23 Gus Street, Jeppestown, Johannesberg, South Africa. Born Sheffield England. Died aged 49 on the 19th of September 1920. Buried at Thaba Tshwane (Old No 1) Military Cemetery, in the Gauteng region of South Africa, grave A. 1.

DEPLEDGE George

Private 17422 of the 7th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Bowbroom, Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Died on the 15th of April 1916. France and Flanders. Buried at the Cite Bonjean Military cemetery, Armentieres, Northern France, grave IX. G. 59.

DICKINSON George H

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DICKINSON John W

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DICKINSON Wilfred

Corporal 14073 of 'D' Company of the 8th (Service Battalion) the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Swinton resided Swinton enlisted Mexborough. Son of Thomas and Mary Dickinson. Died 1st of July 1916 (First day of the Battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval memorial, in the Somme Region of France. pier and face 14A and 14B.

EDWARDS William Summerfield

Private 243037 of the 5th Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of William and Mary Hannah Edwards of 25 Rockingham Road, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 26 on the 19th of January 1918. Buried St Margaret's Churchyard, Swinton, Yorkshire, grave B. M. 49. Formerly Private 7565 of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

ELLIOT Dan

Lance Corporal 200988 of the 2nd/4th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 3rd of May 1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, in the Pas de Calais region of France, bay 8.

FARR Thomas James

Private 17426 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 11th of October 1918. Buried at Raillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Northern France, grave I.D. 4.

FINERTY William

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FIRTH Frank

Private 10206 of the 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Frank and Mary Firth of 227 Queen Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 21 on the 21st of October 1914. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 33.

FISHER Frank

Private 15374 of the 20th (City of London) Battalion the Royal Fusiliers. Born Mexborough, enlisted Warrington, resided Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire. Son of Arthur William and Jane Fisher. Husband of Ethel Fisher of 77 Fitzwilliam Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died of wounds aged 27 on the 7th of November 1916. Buried at the Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, grave II. C. 23.

FLINT James

Sapper 47669 of the 458th Field Company the Royal Engineers. Son of Henry and Mary Anne Flint of 179 Queen Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 30 on the 17th of April 1918. Buried at the Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, grave I. F. 17.

FOSS John William

Private 43058 of the 1st/5th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Walter Adolphus and Mary Jane Foss, of Swinton. Died aged 26 on the 13th of October 1918. Buried in the York Cemetery, Haspres, grave A. 23.

FOSTER Percy F

probably Percy Frank Foster, Gunner 167007, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds aged 27 on 26th of April 1918. Born and resident Nottingham enlisted Mexborough. Husband of Alice M. Foster, of 351, Alfred St. North, Nottingham. Buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 9.

FRANCE Walter

Private 65824 of the 205th Company the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Son of Walter and Mary Eliza France, 23 Spencer Street, Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 20 on the 8th of October 1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

FRANKS John

Sapper 103960 of the 6th Divisional Signal Company the Royal Engineers. Son of James and Maria Franks of 3 Albert Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 23 on the 21st of March 1918. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, bay 1.

FROST Arthur

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FROST George

Private 200980 of the 2/4th (Hallamshire) (T.F.) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born at Swinton, resided Swinton, enlisted Sheffield. Son of the late John and Ester Frost Died aged 27 on the 6th of March 1917. Buried at Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy in the Pas De Calais Region of France, grave I. F. 7.

FURNISS Arthur William

Private 24331 of the 8th battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 1st of July 1916, (The first day of the battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval memorial, pier and face 14A and 14B.

GAUNT John H

Lance Corporal 14080 of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died aged 23 on the 1st of July 1916, (The first day of the Battle of the Somme). Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 14A and 14B.

GELDER Herbert

Private 20861 of the 2nd Battalion he Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Alfred and Harriett Gelder of 12 Wood Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 19 on the 18th of November 1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 11C and 12A.

GOODHALL George

probably George Goodall, Private 21818, 1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st of October 1915. Born Rotherham, enlisted Swinton. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 97 and 98.

GOODMAN Yessey

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GOULDER Albert Henry

Private 17503 of the 7th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Goulder of Swinton. Died aged 20 on the 26th of October 1916. Buried at the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, grave III. C. 9.

GOULDING Arthur Jackson

Company Serjeant Major 6370 of the 1st Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Anne Goulding of Adwick Road Mexborough. Husband of Edith Goulding, 48 Hall Gate, Mexborough, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died aged 32 on the 12th of March 1915. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 53.

GUEST Bernard

Lance Corporal 24267 of the 13 Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 24th of March 1918. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, bay 8.

HAGUE Isaiah

Private 17/1306 of the 15th/17th Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). Died on the 28th of June 1918. Remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, panel 3 and 4.

HAGUE Joseph

Private 19010 of the 8th Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Swinton enlisted Mexborough. Died on the 1st of July 1916 (The First Day of the Battle of the Somme). Buried at the Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood, Somme, France, grave V. C. 37.

HARRISON John Edward

Private 15010 of the 10th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Swinton Resided Swinton enlisted Wath on Dearne. Son of Mrs. Eliza Jane Uttley of 27 White Lea Road, Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Died aged 31 on the 26th of September 1915. Remembered on the Loss Memorial, in the Pas De Calais region of France, panel 105 and 106.

HARRISON John Wilfred

Lance Corporal 19999 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of Phthisis on the 4th of April 1918 aged 33. Son of Wilfred and Martha Ann Harrison of Roman Terrace Swinton, Rotherham. Husband of Ada Kelly (Formerly Harrison), of 2 Oxford Street, Roman Terrace Swinton Rotherham. Buried at Swinton St Margaret's churchyard, grave B. A. 58.

HARTLEY Frank

Private 34930 of the 2/4th Battalion the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Born Swinton, resided Rotherham, enlisted Wath on Dearne. Died on the 4th of November 1918. Buried at the Ruesnes Communal cemetery, Northern France, grave I. C. 16.

HAWCROFT George

Private 29907 of the 14th Battalion the Royal Warickshire Regiment. Died on the 26th of October 1917. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, grave LX. H. II.

HAWKINS Herbert

Private 13686 of the 1st Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment. Born Swinton, enlisted Worksop Nottinghamshire, resided Swinton. Died on the 19th of October 1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 2 C and 3 A.

HENSHAW Amos

Private 20975 of the 5th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Henry and Ellen Henshaw of 5 Barker Street, Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died aged 29 on the 28th of April 1917. Buried at Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetx-les-Cambrai, grave B 21. 

HILL Ernest

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HILL Harold

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HIRST Richard

Private 21336 of the 2nd Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Richard and Mary Hirst, of 158 Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died aged 20 on the 21st of April 1916. Buried at the Essex Farm Cemetery, grave II. L. 13.

HODGSON Charles

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HOLSEY Horace Arthur

probably Horace Arthur HOLSEY, Private 40777, "B" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United KIngdom aged 30 on 5th September 1918. Born Great Massingham, Norfolk, enlisted Mexborough, resident Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Son of William Holsey; husband of Grace Holsey, of 14, York Rd., Shirebrook, Mansfield. Formerly 3799, Military Police. Buried east of the church in St., Mary's Churchyard, Great Massingham, Norfolk.

HOOD Clarence

Private 23626 of the 7th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 12th of September 1917. Buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, grave VII. A. 13.

HORTON John W

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HOUSE James Thomas

Driver 107633 of 'A' Battery 190th Brigade the Royal Field Artillery. Died on the 11th of September 1916. Buried at the Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, grave II. G. 7.

HOUSLEY Leonard

Ordinary Seaman SS/6736 of the HMS Nubian, Royal Navy. Son of J W and Helen Housley, of Station Street, Swinton, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Born 29 November 1896, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 20 on the 27th of October 1916. Remembered on the Portsmouth Naval memorial.

HMS Nubian a British Tribal Class Destroyer part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover patrols was involved in a night action on 27 October 1916. When German Destroyers attacked shipping in the English Channel in the Straight of Dover. She tried to ram a German Destroyer but had her bow blown off by a torpedo. She was laid Down in 1909. After the action her stern was combined with the bow of HMS Zulu and renamed HMS Zubian. A picture of HMS Nubian can be seen at this address. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/tribal.htm#HMS%20Nubian

HIRST George T

Private 11080 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of George Hirst of 61 Cemetery Road, Wath-on-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 23 on the 21st of August 1915. Remembered on the Helles memorial, Panel 171 to 173.

HUTCHINSON William

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JACKSON, VC Thomas Norman

Lance Corporal 20810 of the 1st Battalion the Coldstream Guards. Son of Thomas Edwin and Emma Jackson of 3 Market Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Born 11th February 1897 at Swinton. Died aged 21 on the 27th of September 1918. Buried at the Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-Les-Havringcourt, grave II. D. 4. In 1916 he was a cleaner at the G.C.R. loco depot at Mexborough when he enlisted in the Coldstream Guards. He was awarded the VC for most conspicuous bravery in the attack across the Canal-du-Nord near Graincourt where he was killed.

Extract from the book "Symbol of Courage - The Men Behind The Medal" by Max Arthur, ISBN 0-330-49133-4:

"27 September 1918 - He volunteered to follow his company commander (Captain FRISBY) across a canal near Graincourt in an attack on an enemey machine-gun post. Under point-blank fire, they climbed down the barbed-wire-festooned sides of the canal and rushed the post, capturing two guns and 12 prisoners. Later in the morning he jumped into a German trench calling 'Come on boys!' to the other members of his platoon. He killed two Germans before he himself was killed"

JACKSON William

Private 15144, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 1st of July 1916. Born Kinhurst, enlistd Mexborough, resident Swinton. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

JAGGER Harry

Private 7869 of the 2nd Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of John Inkerman Jagger and Jane Jagger of 20 Charles Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 14th of October 1914. Remembered on the le Tourquet Memorial Panel 31.

JENNINGS William H

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JONES Albert

Private 82162 20th battalion the Durham Light Infantry. Son of Alfred V and Florence Jones of 51 Queen Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 19 on 25th of October 1918. Buried at the Heerstert Military Cemetery, grave O.1.

JONES Fred (Frederick)

Private 21070, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 19th of May 1916. Born Haslingden, Lancashire, enlisted Swinton. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 5.

KING Josiah

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KNIGHT Thomas

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LAMBERT Ernest Arthur

Private STK/1377 of the 10th (City of London) Battalion the Royal Fusiliers. Born Swinton, enlisted Andover, resided Swinton. Died on the 15th of July 1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

LAW [Alfred] Ernest

Private 15084 of 'C' Company the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Annie Stanley, (formerly Law), of 32 Wortley Avenue, Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire,and the late George Law. Died aged 24 on the 24th of April 1917. Buried at the Railway Dugouts Burial ground, grave VII. E. 23.

LEES Thomas

Private 21130, 6th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds on 18th of January 1917. Born Barnsley, enlisted Swinton. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 62.

LUBLEY Douglas L

[Spelt LOBLEY on CWGC] Rifleman 43571 of the London Regiment the Queens Westminster Rifles, posted to the 16th Battalion, the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Richard and Margaret Lobley, 4 Victoria Street, Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Born Swinton, South Yorkshire. Died aged 20 on the 28th of August 1918. Buried at the Queant Road Cemetery, Buissey Grave IV. B. 27.

LOMAS John W

Private 17912 'A' Company 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of John and Sarah Lomas, husband of Ruth Lomas of 96 Frederick Street, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 32 on the 10th of October 1917. Buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, grave XI. J. 17.

LUCAS Frederick William

[Listed as William Frederick on SDGW and CWGC] Private 66687, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds aged 38 on 23rd of September 1917. Born Swinton, enlisted and resident Worksop. Husband of V. Lucas, of 62, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts. Formerly 37121, South Staffordshire Regiment. Buried in Westouter Churchyard and Extension, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Holland. Plot II. Row C. Grave 9.

MANN, MM Arthur Edward

Lance Corporal 201168 of the 2nd/4th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Fanny Taylor (formerly Mann) of 36 Swinton Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire and the late Frederick William Mann. Died of wounds received at the second battle of the Marne, aged 22 on the 2nd of October 1918. Buried Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, grave SM. 22. C.

MARSHALL Robert

Private 2965 of the 1st/4th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Cousin of Sybil V Marshall of High Green House, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 38 on the 20th of December 1915. Buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, grave I. J. 15.

MATTHEWS Frank

No further information currently available

MAYER William Henry

Private 2316, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action on 3rd of July 1916. Born Hanley, Staffordshire, enlisted Mexborough, resident Swinton. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

MIDGLEM Charles Eli

[Listed as MIGLEY on CWGC and SDGW] Private 15152 of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born and resident Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Son of Joseph Midgley of 3 Fitzwilliam Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Killed in action aged 21 on the 21st of September 1915. Buried at Xfarm Cemetery, Le Chappelle-D'Armentieres, grave C. 8.

MOORE Harry

No further information currently available

MOORE Sydney John

Private 31336 of the 5th battalion the Grenadier Guards. Son of Sydney John Moore of 11 Thomas Street, Swinton, Rotherham. Husband of Frances Cusworth (Formerly Moore) of 21 Thomas Street Swinton, Rotherham. Died aged 24 on the 3rd of November 1918. Buried Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, grave A. I. R. 

MORLEY Joseph

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MOSLEY Alfred

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MYERS Albert Bertram

Private 3080 1st/4th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 17th of October 1915. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, grave I. L. 22.

MYERS Frederick C

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NEALE Walter

[Spelt NEAL on SDGW and CWGC] Private 129216, 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action aged 27 on 27th of March 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Neal, of 114, Bridge St., Swinton, Yorks. Born Rotherham, enlisted Mexborough, resident Swinton. Formerly 205276, York and Lancaster Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

NETTLETON Walter

Private 21813, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action between 14-17th September 1916. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Mexboro. Son of Andrew and Selina Nettleton of Swinton near Rotherham. No known grave. Commemorated on Theipval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.

NICHOLLS Clement

Probably Private 3/3774 of the 9th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 1st of July 1916, (1st day of the battle of the Somme). No known grave. Commemorated on Theipval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14A and 14 B.

NICKLIN John H

Private 19664 of the 2nd Battalion the South Wales Borderers. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicklin of 54 Brookfield Avenue, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 23 on the 26th of April 1920. Buried in Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, grave B. U. 42.

OATES George

Private 241006 of the 2nd/4th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Edith Oates of 19 Bridge Street Swinton. Died aged 28 on the 22nd of July 1918. Remembered on the Soissons Memorial.

OLIVER, MM Frank

Acting Sergeant 13948, 8th (service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 1st July 1916. Born Swinton, enlisted Rotherham. Husband of Mrs. D. M. Trudell (formerly Oliver), of 23, Richmond St., Chatham, Ontario. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 10.

OLIVER Luther

Private 15396 of the 9th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of George and Mary Oliver, husband of Mary Elizabeth Walker (Formerly Oliver) of 37 Temperance Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 9th of June 1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 36 and 55.

OLIVER Walter

No further information currently available

OLLET Albert E

Private 44971 of the 1st/5th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Albert Edward and Mary Elizabeth Ollet of Swinton, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died aged 21 on the 16th of April 1918. Buried at the Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, grave I. E. 27.

OXER Ernest

Private 8502 of the 2nd battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 18 October 1914. Born swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, panel 8.

OXER Henry [aka Harry]

Private 17428 of the 6th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds on the 24th of October 1915. Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Buried at the Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey. Plot I. Row G. Grave 10.

OXER William

Private 17423 of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Bertha Oxer of 10 Prince Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 34 on the 19th of October 1917. Buried at the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, grave I. C. 8.

PARKER Thomas Hill

Gunner I/26600 of 'D' Battery 247 Brigade the Royal Field Artillery. Adopted son of Alice Hall of 89 Wath Road, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died aged 27 on the 5th of August 1916. Buried at the Couin British Cemetery, grave II. B. 17.

PARKINSON John Thomas

Private 14004, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 1st July 1916. Born Bamby Don, Doncaster, enlisted Mexborough, resident Swinton. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

PEPLOW William Ernest

Private 25683 of the 14th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Peter and Nellie Peplow of 90 Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 10 may 1917 aged 22. Buried at the Aubigney Communal Cemetery Extension, grave III. J.62.

PETTIT Henry

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PETTY Charles Henry

Serjeant 21393 of the 10th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 21 April 1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, Bay 8.

PILLEY Harold H

Lance Corporal 240686 of the 2nd /4th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Fred and Kate Elizabeth Pilley of 21 Fitzwilliam Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 26 August 1918 aged 20. Buried at the Buquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, grave VI. D. 10.

PORTER Charles

Private 31593 of the 9th Battalion the Norfolk Regiment. Born Swinton, enlisted Conisborough. Died 15 April 1918 France and Flanders Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

POXTON Francis D

Private 43970 of the 14th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry. Died 25 August 1917. Remembered on the Loos Memorial, panel 106 and 107

PRICE John

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PURCELL Edward

Private 21318 of 'C' Company 9th battalion the Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Rebecca Purcell, of 14, Duke St., Swinton, Rotherham and the late S. Purcell. Died aged 23 on the 23 April 1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, bay 2 and 3.

REYNOLDS George

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ROBERTS George Freeman

Private 3/8142, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 23rd of November 1917. Born Swinton, enlisted Rotherham. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 16.

ROBERTSHAW Edward

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ROBINSON John E

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ROWSON John E

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ROYAL William

[Spelt ROYALL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 30410 of the 1st Battalion the East Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Royall of 11 Church Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Born and resident Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Died of wounds aged 19 on the 25 April 1918. Buried at the Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, grave I. B. 18.

SCHNEIDER John

Private 32190 of the 1st/4th battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Schneider of 27 Rowms Lane, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 09 October 1917 aged 26. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 125 to 128.

SCHOFIELD Matthew

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SCOTT Arthur

Private 201182, 2nd/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (Territorial), York and LAncaster Regiment. Killed in action on 3rd May 1917. Enlisted Sheffield, resident Swinton. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

SCOTT Frederick 'Fred' John

Private 3/21081, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds on 10th of September 1916. Born Gomersal, Leeds, enlisted Swinton. Buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 5.

SCOTT John

Private 14263 of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Mrs. H A Hudson of 96 Queen Street Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 1st May 1916. Buried at Swinton, St Margaret's Churchyard, grave NM. 10. M.

SENIOR Jesse

Private 18596 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Joseph and Eliza Senior of 238, Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 7th August 1915. Remembered on the Helles Memorial, panel 171 to 173.

SENIOR Matthew

Private 4399 of the 1st/5th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Mr. J. D. Senior of 33 Bridge Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 13th October 1918. Buried at the York Cemetery, Haspres, grave B. 3.

SENIOR Ralph

Private 18597 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Mrs. Eliza Ann Wright, (formerly Senior), of 238 Roman Terrace, Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 28 on 09 October 1917. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 125 to 128.

SEYMOUR William

Private 10159 of the 1st Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Nephew of Mrs. Grace Mary Abbott, of 40, Thomas St., Swinton, Rotherham. Died aged 26 on the 09 October 1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 36 to 55.

SHANNON Patrick

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SHARE Elijah

Private 38312 of the 10th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 28 April 1917. Buried at the Athies Communal Cemetery Extension, grave F. 17.

SHARP Albert J

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SHARPLEY Colin

Driver 199489 of the Royal Engineers.

SHAW George

Lance Corporal 8647, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action on 1st July 1916. Born Swinton, enlisted Wath-on-Dearne. Buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 2.

SHAW Harry

Private 8237 of the 2nd Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Brother of Ernest Shaw of 12 Kemps Yard, Bridge Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 32 on the 30th of October 1914. Buried in the Bethune Town Cemetery, grave III. A. 25.

SHAW Horace

Private 19046, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action on 15th of October 1915. Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Buried in Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row G. Grave 6.

SHAW John William

Private 73544, 4th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action aged 20 on 28th of March 1918. Born and resident Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. Son of John Shaw, of 70, Frederick St., Mexborough, Yorks. Formerly 20890, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 4.

SHENTON George

Private 18829 of the 9th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on the 1st of July 1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 14A and 14B.

SHERRIDAN Herbert

[Listed as SHERIDAN on CWGC] Private 23236 of the 9th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Mrs. Eliza Sheridan of 13 Victoria Street, Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged on the 22nd of January 1917. Buried at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, grave VII. F. 11.

SIDDALL Harold Andrew

Able Seaman Tyneside Z/8905 of the Machine Gun Battalion the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Son of John and Elizabeth Siddall of 208 Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged on the 2nd of April 1918. Buried at the Engelbelmer Communal Cemetery, grave II. B. 9.

SLATER Tom

Private 17425 of the 8th battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Brother of Robert Slater of 8 Albert Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 1st of July 1916, (The first day of the Battle of the Somme) aged 27. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 14A and 14B.

SMITH, MiD Joseph

Company Sergeant Major F/308, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action on almost the last day of the Somme at the Battle of the Ancre 13th November 1916. Aged 27. Born Kilnhurst, enlisted Doncaster, resident Thurnow. He was a miner and worked at Hinkley Main and played for them at Football. He was subsequently signed by Birmingham City FC and later moved to Mansfield or Chesterfield FC. At the outbreak of war The Football League was suspended and Pals Regiments were formed, the Footballers' Pals Regiment was the 17th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and Joe became a CSM. He had two other brothers who enlisted and one also died on the Somme and is commenorated on the Thiepval Memorial and the other was gassed somewhere and returned to England and died at a later date. He was Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Son of Benjamin and Maria Smith, of Swinton, Rotherham; husband of Mrs. F. Morrell (formerly Smith), of 22, Roman St., Thurnscoe East, Rotherham. In 1911 he was living with his brother-in-law Thomas Reader and his wife Ann, his brothers Isaiah and James and his sister Christiana; he was 21, a Colliery Dayman underground, born Kilnhurst, living at 139 Queen Street, Swinton. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.1, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 19.

SOAR Harry

Rifleman 5070 of the 1/8th Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales Own). Son of Joseph Soar of Warmsworth Street, Denaby Main. Husband of Dorothy Axon (formerly Soar) of 84 Main Street Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 3rd of September 1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 2A, 2C and 2D.

SPEIGHT Ernest

Rifleman (Acting Corporal) R/12904, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action on 20th of September 1917. Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.

SPRAGG Norman

Rifleman of 56056 of the 8th Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince Of Wales Own). Died on the 1st of January 1919. Buried Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, grave B. 26. Q.

STEEL, MM John Arthur

Private 2654 of the 4th battalion the Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Son of Mary Steel of 2 Dunn Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 25 on the 9th of November 1918. Buried at the Avoingt British Cemetery, grave III. B. 11.

STEPHENS William

[Incorrectly listed on memorial as William SAUNDERS] Sapper 202881, 64th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th September 1917. Born Charlton King's, Gloucestershire, enlisted Wath-on-Dearne, resident Swinton. No known grave. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial panel 8 and 162.

STINSON Fred

Company Serjeant Major 2939 of the 6th Battalion the Connaught Rangers. Son of Samuel and Selina Stinson of 11 Queen Street, Swinton, Yorkshire, husband of Bridget Stinson of Ryecroft Farm, Rawmarsh, Rotherham; also had a son called Frank aged 10 months at the time of his death. Died aged 21 on the 7th of September 1916. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial pier and face 15

STRATFORD Harry

Private 2636 of the 10th battalion the Durham Light Infantry. Son of Thomas and Sarah Stratford of 69 Bridge Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 30 on the 9th of April 1917. Buried at the Tilloy British Cemetery, grave III. H. 20.

STREET Richard

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SUMMERS John

Private 2987 of the 6th Battalion the Connaught Rangers, formerly 14053 the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Stroud Gloucestershire. Enlisted Mexborough. Lived Swinton. Died on the 21st of March 1918, France and Flanders. Buried at the Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers- Faucin, grave III. D. 13.

SUTTON William

Private 17605 of the 10th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Walter and Ada Sutton of 23 William Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 21 on the 9th of April 1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, bay 8.

SWALLOW Richard

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SWIFT Richard

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SYKES Walter

Private 14/1232 of the Depot the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Mr. A Sykes of 51 Charles Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 9th of July 1916. Buried at the Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery, grave Screen Wall B10, 4, 343C.

SYKES Richard

Private 20349 of the 6th Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Abraham and Mary Sykes of 57 Charles Street Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 21 on the 28th of September 1916. Buried at the Fauberg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, grave I. G. 24.

TAYLOR Frank Clement

Gunner 80398 of the 114th Siege Battery the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of the late John and Emily Taylor of Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Died aged 35 on the 3rd of December 1917. Buried at the Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, grave I. D. 28.

TAYLOR George

Private 13368, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lacnaster Regiment. Died of wounds aged 26 on 4th of July 1916. Born Wombwell, Barnsley, enlisted Mexborough, resident Swinton. Son of Edward A. and Emma Taylor, of 77, Frederick St., Mexborough, nr. Rotherham, Yorks. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6.

TAYLOR Reginald

Private 17319 of the 6th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Annie Taylor, of 86, Tickhill Street, Denaby Main, nr. Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 26 on the 9th of July 1918. Buried at the Pernes British Cemetery, grave V. F. 10.

THORPE Fred

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THOMPSON George Frederick

Private 202216, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action on 23rd of March 1918. Born Swinton, enlisted Pontefract. Formerly 1881, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 25.

TUNNEY David

[Listed as TUMMEY on CWGC and in RND Roll of Honour] Able Seaman KW/598 of the Drake Battalion the Royal Naval Division the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Brother of Alice Scott of 9 Duke Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Home town Swinton. Died of wounds received at Gallipoli aged 19 on the 12th of May 1915. Remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. 15.

TURNER Fred

Private 16919 of 'C' Company 9th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of the late George Turner, of Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 41 on the 2nd of November 1915. Buried at the Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, grave II. K.16.

TURPIN Tom

Leading Seaman KW/589 of the Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Son of Kate Mower (formerly Turpin) of 43 Queen Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and the late Samuel Turpin. Died aged 23 on the 10th of October 1918. Buried at the Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, grave I. C. 16.

TWIGG George

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VARNEY Willie

Private 41017 of the 8th battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Husband of Mary E Varney of 1 Cowood Street, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Native of Attercliffe, Sheffield. Died aged 31 on the 30th of June 1917. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 36 and 55.

WARDLE Sydney Oliver

Private 235919 of the 9th Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales Own). Son of Robert and Agnes Wardle of 137 Station Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 23 on the 9th of October 1917. Buried at Poelcappelle British Cemetery, grave XLIV. D. 7.

WEAVER Richard Fields

Private 36482 of the 5th Battalion the Kings own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver of 21 Rowms Lane, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 19 on the 2nd of May 1918. Buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery, grave LXVII. A. 35.

WELLS William

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WEST Walter

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WHELPTON Wilfred Harry

Private 10602 of the 6th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 9th of August 1915. Born Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, enlisted Retford, Nottinghamshire, resident Mexborough. Remembered on the Helles Memorial, panel 44 to 46.

WHITE Walter

No further information currently available

WHITE Wilfred

Private 93729, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action on 19th of September 1918. Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

WHARTON Arthur Edward

Private 1860 of the 1/5th (T.F.) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Fulham Middlesex, resided Swinton Yorkshire, enlisted Wath on Dearne. Foster son of Mrs A. E. Shuffins, of 23 Bligh Street, Wavertree, Liverpool. Died aged 19 on the 12th of August 1915. Buried at the Talana Farm Cemetery grave IV. A. 10.

WILLEY Arthur

Private 129179 of the 3rd battalion the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Born Swinton, enlisted Mexborough, resided Swinton. Died on the 19th of October 1918. Buried at the Tournai Communal Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, grave V. C. 12. Formerly Private 46339 of the York and Lancaster Regiment

WILLIAMSON Herbert Stanley

Private 3085 of the 1/4th Hallamshire (T F) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Enlisted Sheffield Lived Rotherham. Son of Mr. J and Mrs. E E Williamson of Hirst Buildings, Hightown, Liversedge Yorkshire. Died aged 18 on the 5th of November 1915. France and Flanders. Buried at the Bard Cottage Cemetery, grave I. J. 21.

WILLIAMS James

Private 3390, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action aged 33 on 23rd of October 1914. A regular soldier. Born Kinhurst, enlisted Wath-on-Dearne, resident Swinton. Husband of Julia Trowbridge Stirland (formerly Williams), of 140, Station St., Swinton, Rotherham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

WILSON Alfred Augustus

Private 81649 of the 15th Battalion the Durham Light Light Infantry, formerly 14458 of the Yorks and Lancaster Regiment. Born Mexborough, March 1889, lived in Swinton enlisted in Mexborough. Son of Harriet Harvey nee Lee (formerly Wilson), 261 Queen Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and the late Albert Wilson, native of Mexborough. Died aged 29 on the 27 of April 1918. He is buried at Whyteschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave IV. F. 13.

WILKINSON William

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WINFIELD Richard

Private 14120 of the 8th (Service) Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on the 1st of July 1916. Born Wath, Rotherham, enlisted Mexborough, residenty Swinton. Son of Joseph and Alice Winfield, of Swinton. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Panel 14A and 14 B.

WOODING Samuel

Sapper Deal/2199(s) of the Royal Marine Divisional Engineers, Royal Naval Division the Royal Marines. Son of James and Emma Wooding of 140 Wath Road, Mexborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died aged 23 on the 8th of August 1916. Buried at the Fosse no 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, grave I. A. 17.

WRIGHT Sam

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Men from Swinton not recorded on the memorial

ADLINGTON

Ernest

Private 8486 of the 2nd Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born 1888 in Swinton Rotherham Yorkshire. Son of Jane Ann Adlington of 33 Josephine Road, Rotherham, Yorkshire and the late George Adlington. Died aged 27 on the 9th of August 1915. Remembered on the Ypres  Menin Gate Memorial, panel 36 and 55.

BAILEY

Ernest

Lance Corporal 5534 of the 3rd battalion the Coldstream Guards. Son of Charles Bailey and Sarah Ann Bailey, of 29 Cliffield Road, Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Husband of Sarah Ann bailey, of 6 Chimney Hill, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Died aged 35 on the 1st of December 1917. Remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, panel 2.

BEARDSLEY

Isaac

Private 14528 of the 10th battalion the Duke of Wellingtons Own West Riding Regiment. Born in Swinton Yorkshire, resided Mexborough. Died on the 26th of October 1915. Remembered on the Ploegsteert memorial panel 6.

CROWCROFT

Albert

Private 15383 of the 2nd Battalion  the York and Lancaster Regiment. Brother of Mr. C Crowcroft, 84 Fitzwilliam Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died on the 12th of October 1916. Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery, in the Pas de Calais region of France, grave IV. M. 3.

DAWSON

Louis

Lance Corporal 37857 of the 12th Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Swinton. Husband of Rosa Dawson, of 15 Wellington Street, Mexborough Yorkshire. Died aged 36 on the 8th of October 1917. Buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery, grave XXX. A. 6A.

FUDGE

Joe

Private of the 8th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Born 1897 in Swinton, Rotherham Yorkshire. Son of Joseph and Eliza  Fudge, of 105 Main Street, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Died aged 19 on the 12th of October 1917. Buried at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, grave LX.H.15.

PURCELL

Edward

Private 21318 of 'C' Company 9th Battalion the Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Rebecca Purcell, of 14 Duke Street, Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire and the late S. Purcell. Died aged 23 on the 23rd of April 1917. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, bay 2 and 3.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE CITIZENS OF SWINTON WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

AIREY

Clifford Donald

Leading Seaman FAA/FX 86811 of HMS Shah the Royal Navy. Son of Clifford and Laura Airey of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 14 April 1944 aged 20. Remembered on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5,panel 2. More information on HMS Shah can be found at www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Ships/Shah.html

BAILEY

Harry

Able Seaman D/JX214930 of HMS Hamilcar the Royal Navy. Son of Harry and Rose Bailey of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 27 July 1943 aged 21. Remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 78, column 3.

HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli [Algeria] & Messina [Italy]).

BAIMBRIDGE

G

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BARNES

H

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BEE

Frank K

Private 4692937 of the 1st battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Thomas and Hilda Bee, husband of Annie Bee of Sandhill Rotherham.  Died aged 24 on the 22 January 1944 . Buried at Minturno War cemetery grave VI, E, 7.

BELL

Sydney

Private 4747660 of the Hallamshire Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment. Son of Sydney and Ethelwynne Bell of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 03 May 1940. Remembered on the Brookwood Memorial, panel 13, column 3.

BRADSHAW

Rennie

Private 14667903 of the 2nd Battalion the Gordon Highlanders. Son of Cyril and Annie Bradshaw of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 16 August 1944 aged 18. Buried at St Charles De Percy War Cemetery, grave XV. G. 14.

BROWN

G H

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BULLOCK

Frederick

Leading Aircraftsman 1004505 of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Mark and Annie May Bullock of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 22 November 1942 aged 22. Buried St Margaret's Churchyard, Sec E. row M, grave 31.

CALDERBANK

James

Sapper 14589496 of the Royal Engineers. Son of James and Martha Calderbank of Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Husband of Ruth Calderbank of Swinton, Mexborough South Yorkshire. Died 25 July 1945 aged 34. Buried St Margaret's Churchyard Swinton, grave sec E, Roe P, grave 4.

CALLEAR

Sidney Frederick

Private 4615007 of the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment). Died 14 October 1943 aged 28. Buried Rangoon War Cemetery, grave 6. F. 8.

CLAYDON

Henry Domaine

Able Seaman D/SSX24337 of HMS Wasp Royal Navy. Died 13 May 1942. Remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 64 column 3.

[HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)].

COCKS

Charles H

Driver T/174135 of the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Joseph and Mary Cocks, Husband of Alice Cocks of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 02 August 1945 aged 33. Buried at the Tel El Kabir War Memorial Cemetery, grave 6. P. 7.

COWLES

Walter

Gunner 874443 of 188 Battery, 67 (York and Lancaster) Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, the Royal Artillery. Husband of Gertrude Cowles of Denaby Main, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 23 June 1944 aged 28. Buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, grave 13. K. 14. Details of the Taukkyan War cemetery are on the roll-of-honour.org.uk website www.roll-of-http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/Cemeteries/Taukkyan_War_Cemetery/C/html/co.htm

CRUMMACK

Wilfred

Private 4688859 of the 1st Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of John and Ada Crummack of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 28 April 1940 aged 23. Buried at the Kvam Churchyard, screen wall coll grave.

DEWE

Walter Britford

Corporal 461993 of the 7th battalion the Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment. Son of Leonard and Pamela Dewe. Husband of Doreen Dewe of Rawmarsh, Rotherham. Died 17 April 1945. Buried at the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 7. A. 3.

DRAKEFORD

Sidney Harold

Coder D/JX 211363 of HMS Lapwing Royal navy. Don of Ernest Dixon Drakeford and Pricilla Drakeford. Husband of Edith Drakeford of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 20 march 1945 aged 29. Remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 94 column 2. More information about HMS Lapwing can be found at:- http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3933.html

DRAPER

George

Serjeant 3532603 of the 78 Anti Tank Regiment the Royal Artillery. Son of Joseph Leeson and Sarah Elizabeth Draper. Husband of Elsie May Draper of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died aged 23 on the 15 September 1942. Buried at St Margaret's Churchyard, Swinton, sec E. row M. grave 37.

DROWER

Samuel

Leading Aircraftsman 1534854 of the Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) 2744 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William and Myra Drower of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died aged 21 on the 13 September 1944. Buried at the Gradara War cemetery, grave I. A. 44.

2744 Field Squadron, Formed at Dyce as No 744 Squadron on 19 December 1941, having been unnumbered from the previous April.   On 1 February 1942 all RAF Regiment Squadrons had 2000 added to their numbers.  It moved to the RAF Depot in 1942 converting to a Field squadron in October 1942.  It was transferred to the Middle East and later served in Italy and Austria before disbanding in June 1946.

EAGLE

George

Trooper 555340 of the 1st Lothian and Border Horse the Royal Armoured Corps. Son of Maria Eagle of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 26 November 1941 aged 25. Buried at Kilnhurst (St Thomas) Cemetery, grave H. 56. A

ELLIOT

J W

No further information currently available

FERRY

Thomas William

Private 14391432 of the 1st Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15 March 1945 aged 21. Buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, grave 20. E. 2.

http://www.desertrat.brigades.btinternet.co.uk/7thABunits.htm#WestYork

GOULDER

William

Driver T/1037349 of the 55 Infantry Brigade Company the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Albert and Emily Goulder of Swinton, Mexborough. Husband of Ruby Goulder of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 17 September 1943 aged 43 . Buried at the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, grave B1. k.1.

HAIGH

Cyril

Serjeant (Pilot) 566171 of 604 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 25 August 1940. Buried at St Margaret's churchyard, Swinton, Sec E. row D. grave 42.

Sgt C.Haig of No 604 Squadron was on night patrol on the 25th of August 1940 and crashed in a Blenheim I (L6782) near Exeter. His pilot (J.G.B.Fletcher) and the other crew member (A.L.Austin) were killed.

HEALD

Sydney

Pilot Officer 160862 of 61 Squadron Royal Air Force. Son of Herbert and Ellen Heald of Swinton, Rotherham,  South Yorkshire. Died 26 November 1943 aged 34. Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 132.

61 Sqn Lancaster MKI DV339 QR-W: op Berlin 26-27 Nov 1943: crew of P/O JG McAlpine RAAF: took off 17.21 from RAF Skellingthorpe. Lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

HIBBERT

W

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HOBSON

Harold

Gunner 1506131 of 176 Battery, 63 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment the Royal Artillery. Son of Herbert and Frances Hobson of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 07 October 1940. Buried Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard. sec E. row J. grave 4.

HODGKINSON

Sidney

Sergeant 1104619 of 49 Squadron the Royal Air Force Reserve. Son of Sydney Thomas Hodgkinson and Mary Ann Hodgkinson of Mexborough, South Yorkshire, husband of Mary Hodgkinson of Swinton Mexborough, South Yorkshire.  Died 06 October 1944 aged 36. Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 231.

49 Squadron was a Lancaster Squadron based at RAF Fiskerton in October 1944. He was an Air Gunner with 49 Sqn Lancaster MKIII PB353 EA-E: op Bremen 6-7 October 1944: crew of F/O K Harrop: took off from RAF Fiskerton 17.24. Presumed lost over the Baltic. Six have no known grave but the body of Sgt EA Russell RCAF was washed ashore and laid to rest on 11 December 1944 in Risor Civil Cemetery, Norway. At 36, Sgt Hodgkinson was over the age normally associated with airmen flying with Bomber Command.

HOLLINGS

Harry Reginald

Flight Serjeant 1433950 of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Hollings of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Buried at Limoges (Louyat) Communal Cemetery. Bis. Sec 76. row 1.grave 22.

HOLLOCK

George

Private 3059850 of the 1st Battalion the Royal Scots. Son of Richard and Lucy Hollock, husband of Muriel Hollock of Swinefleet, Yorkshire. Died aged 24 between the 3rd April and 4th April 1943. Remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma  face 4.

KIRBY

Frederick Walter

Lance Corporal 1921706 of the 807 Road Construction Company the Royal Engineers. Son of William and Alice Kirby. Husband of Frances Harriet Kirby of Mexborough, Rotherham South Yorkshire. Died 05 April 1945 aged 38. Buried at the Ancona War Cemetery, grave IV. K. 8.

LOCKWOOD

Wilfred

Able Seaman P/JX 311635 of HMS President III Royal Navy. Son of John and Hetty Lockwood of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 07 March 1943 aged 20. Remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 75 column 1.

Special Note: HMS President III was a Naval Gunnery training base, where Royal Naval seamen were trained to man guns on Merchant Navy ships, known as DEMS (Defence Equipped Merchant Ships).

MAHON

Cecil

Lance Bombardier  893600 of 11 Field Regiment the Royal Artillery. Son of George and Mary Mahon of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 11 June 1944 aged 26. Buried at the Sangro River War Cemetery, grave II. B. 22.

MAKIN

Edward Arthur

Signalman 2599987 of the Royal Corps of Signals. Son of Thomas and Gertrude Makin of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Husband of Nellie Makin of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 13 August 1944. Buried at St Margaret's Churchyard, Swinton, grave Sec E. row P, grave 46.

MAPPLEBECK

Joseph

Driver T/66644 of the Royal Army Service Corps attached to the Royal Artillery. Husband of May Mapplebeck of Rawmarsh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 11 December 1944 aged 24. Remembered on the Singapore memorial, column 100

MASON

Frank

Pilot Officer, 946342 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, of 207 Squadron Royal Air Force, served as a rear gunner. Son of George Harry and Mary Ellen Mason and husband Angela Mason of Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Died 14 October 1941 aged 26. Buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium.

On the night of 14 October 1941. 207 Squadron Manchester I LM7321 EM-D target Cologne Railway Station took off from RAF Waddington. It was held in searchlight beams over Liege. It was shot down by a Me110C night fighter (Oberleutnant Heinrich Griese, 1./NJG1 based at St Trond). The attack was devastating, only two managing to bale out before the aircraft crashed and exploded at Horion-Hozemont, 4km east of Comblain-au-Pont and 17km south of Liege, Belgium at 0444 local time. Those who died are buried in Heverlee War Cemetery. P/O Unsworth was awarded his DFM for services on 49 Squadron.

Dr Robert Kirby, an Honorary member of our 207 Squadron  Association, wrote the book AVRO MANCHESTER - THE LEGEND BEHIND THE LANCASTER.

www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk - 207 Squadron RAF Association - Heverlee War Cemetery

MAWER

John

Sergeant 988997, 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th/13th May 1944 as wireless operator of a Wellington bomber which set out at 11.42 pm on 12th May 1944, for action over Porto Ferrajo, Italy, and failed to return. Aged 23. Only son of Harry and Clarissa Mawer of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RAF War Memorial, Floriana, Malta. Panel 15, Column 1.

METCALFE

Alice

Private  W/137255 of 537 Battery of 155 (M) H.A.A Regiment the Auxilliary Territorial Service the Royal Artillery. Daughter of Ernest and Gladys Mary Metcalfe of Swinton Mexborough South Yorkshire.  Died aged 20 on the 08 September 1943. Buried at St Margaret's Churchyard Swinton, sec E row P grave 46.

There is reason to believe Alice died of appendicitis and peritonitis whilst serving at RAF Catterick North Yorkshire.

PARSONS

D

No further information currently available

PHILLIPS

William

Lance Serjeant 955477 of 257 Battery, 65 field Regiment the Royal Artillery. Son of William and Ellen Phillips of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Husband of Mary Ashton Phillips nee Sharpley of Swinton. Died aged 27 on the 05 June 1946. Buried at Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, sec G row E grave 1.

PURCELL

Samuel

Driver 2324964 of 107 Army Field Company the Royal Engineers. Died aged 38 on the 29th of October 1940. Remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial, column 29.

PYCROFT

Ronald

Aircraftsman 2nd Class 940529 of the Royal Air Force. Son of Fred and Emily Pycroft of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 22 September 1940 aged 22. Buried at St Margaret's Churchyard, Swinton, sec F. row A. grave 19.

PYCROFT

Wilfred

Sapper 1919967 of 686 General Construction Company the Royal Engineers. Son of Fred and Emily Pycroft. Husband of Marjorie Pycroft of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 06 September 1943 aged 27. Buried at the Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, grave 4. J. 6.

SANDS

Stanley Thomas

Fireman and trimmer, R175584 of the DEMS SS Reynolds (London) the Merchant Navy. Husband of H Sands of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Born 19 March 1912. Died 31 October 1942 aged 30. Remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, (the Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave), panel 86.

Special Note:- DEMS SS Reynolds, Bolton Steamship Co 5113 tons. Hit by 2 torpedoes from U504 -a type IXC, U boat commanded by Hans - Georg Friedreich Poske 210 miles East of Durban 30.02 south 35.02east. Hit amidships and in the stern, capsized and sank within seconds. No survivors from crew of 47 on 31st October 1942.

SIMMS

Wilfred James

Corporal 14680789 of the 7th Battalion the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Son of Samuel and Jane Simms, of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Husband of Violet Simms of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 07 July 1944 aged 27. Buried at the Huttot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, grave IV. B. 5.

SPEIGHT

William

Able Seaman D/JX565496 of HMS Hussar the Royal Navy. Son of William and Florence Speight of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 27 August 1944 aged 26. Remembered on the Plymouth Naval memorial, panel 87, column 2.

More can be found about HMS Hussar at www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk

TAYLOR

Wilfred

No further information currently available

VICCARS

Stanley

Able Seaman D/JX141371 of HMS Glorious the Royal Navy. Son of May Viccars and stepson of James Hodgeson of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 08 June 1940 aged 22. Remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 38, column 2.

More information about HMS Glorious can be found at:- www.fleetairarmarchive.net/ships/GLORIOUS.html

Some service men are buried in Swinton Churchyard and are not commemorated on the War Memorial.

BOOTH

John Edward

Staff Serjeant 779384 of the 10 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment the Royal Artillery. Son of William Booth and Bethiah Booth of Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 17 November 1945 aged 35. Buried at Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, sec E row P grave 22.

BUTLER

Ernest Sydney

Private 10568233 of the Royal Army Ordanance Corps. Son of John and Eliza Butler of Mexborough. Died aged 44 on 03 January 1945 . Buried at Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, sec A row A, grave 7.

MAJUREY

James George

Sapper 7012276 of the Royal Engineers. Husband of Marion Majurey of Swinton Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died 08 June 1940. Buried at Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, sec E row K grave 39.

MOORE

Sydney John

Private 31336 of the 5th Battalion the Grenadier Guards. Son of Sydney Moore of 11 Thomas Street, Swinton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Husband of Frances Cusworth (formerly Moore) of 21 Thomas Street, Swinton. Died aged 24 on the 03 November 1918. Buried at Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, grave A.I.R.

MOORHOUSE

Arthur

Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 84321 of HMS Centurion the Royal Navy. Son of Arthur and Frances H Moorhouse of Mexborough South Yorkshire. Husband of Evelyn Moorhouse of Swinton Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Died aged 31 on the 19 November 1943. Buried at Swinton St Margaret's Churchyard, sec E, row N, grave 1.

SPEIGHT

Walter

Aircraftsman 1st Class 1315310 of the Royal Air Force. Son of George Henry and Susan Speight of Mexborough South Yorkshire. Died aged 22 on the 4th May 1944. Buried at Swinton  St Margaret's Churchyard, sec F row N, grave, 14.

TAYLOR

George

Able Seaman C/JX 188656 of the H.M.L.C.T.  508, the Royal Navy. Son of Horace and Jessica Taylor of Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Husband of Marjorie Taylor of Kilnhurst, Swinton. Died aged 31 on the 26 April 1943. Buried Kilnhurst St Thomas Churchyard, grave H. 3A.

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