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BARROW HILL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Michael Orme 2009

The memorial is to be found at Barrow Hill Memorial Club, 3 Station Road, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. The memorial takes ther form of a community and social hall with a plain rectangular metal plaque on the southern wall. The plaque is set into a wooden frame which is obscured by an oak and glass protective case. The plaque and case are mounted onto a sandstone tablet built into the wall of the building, but any inscription on the tablet is obscured by the case. A flower trough is built into the wall below the plaque, and wrought iron gates separate the memorial from the road. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering coloured white. The memorial was first dedicated and unveiled in 1923 and redeciated 2014.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Orme 2009

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

IN SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR GOD, THEIR KING, AND THEIR COUNTRY, IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

ALLEN Ernest
Lance Corporal 47858 or G/47857, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Formerly 1424, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Born Barrow Hill, Derby. Formed at White City, 11th September 1914, By the Mayor and Borough of Kensington. 22nd (Service) Bn. (Kensington) Landed at Boulogne in November 1915. Part of 99th Brigade, 2nd Division - Disbanded in France, 3rd February 1918. Buride in Ovillers Military Cemetery. Plot I. Row E. Grave 19.
BAKER Isaac
Private 20954, 1st Garrison Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died At Sea 18 June 1916. Aged 31. Born Whittington Moor, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield. Husband of Armie E. D. Baker, of 28, Foundry Street, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. O. 23
BENISON Joseph
Private 20742, 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action France and Flanders 15 September 1916. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Resident Chesterfield. Enlisted Staveley. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 4D
BENNETT Edgar
Private E/1638, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 15 November 1916. Resident Chesterfield. Enlisted Staveley. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16C
BENNETT Wilfred
Lance Corporal 5089, 58th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly 22410 Scot. Rif. Killed in action France and Flanders 22 March 1918. Born Staveley, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Pozieres Memorial. Panel 90 to 93
BROOKS Fred
Private 14555, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 14 February 1916. Born Over Whitacre, Warwickshire. Resident Coleshill, Staffs. Enlisted Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 39 and 41
BROWN John William
Private 12951, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 7580, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action France and Flanders 21 March 1918. Aged 34. Born Eckington, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Lucy Brown, of Barrowhill, Chesterfield: Husband of Emily Brown, of 193, Railway Terrace, Barrowhill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Pozieres Memorial. Panel 29 and 30
CHAPMAN Ernest O
No further information currently
CLARKE Edgar
Rifleman Y/1648, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action France and Flanders 9 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Rotherham. Enlisted Chesterfield. Son of James and Florence Clarke, of 205, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Le Touret Memorial. Panel 32 and 33
COOPER Frank
Lance Corporal A/20002, 17th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly 2795, 5th Battalion, London Regt. Killed in action France and Flanders 7 February 1917. Aged 22. Born Staveley. Resident Staveley, Chesterfield. Enlisted Bunhill Row, Middx. Son of Herbert and Annie Cooper, of Staveley, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. V. H. 9.
COPLEY Herbert
Private 14198, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France and Flanders 13 December 1917. Aged 26. Born Chapeltown, Yorks. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Walter and Sarah Copley, of 1 I, Canal Row, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery. IV.B.30
COX William
No further information currently.
DAY John
Private 124924, 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly 91257, Notts & Derby Regt. Killed in action France and Flanders 21 March 1918. Aged 29. Born Gloucester. Enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Elizabeth Day, of Ash Villa, Berkeley Road, Berkeley, Glos, and the late George Day. Commemorated on or Buried in Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai Military Cemetery No1. I. B.
DRURY William Harold
Private 235122, 2nd/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 268535, Notts & Derby Regt. Killed in action France and Flanders 9 October 1917. Born Warsop, Notts. Resident Barrow Hill, Nr Chesterfield, Derbys. Enlisted Staveley. Commemorated on or Buried in Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 77 to 79 and 163A
EXFORD George [Osman]
Private PO/12829, H.M.S. "Queen Mary.", Royal Marine Light Infantry. 31 May 1916. Only 1 result for "G. Exford" on CWGC. Jutland casualty. Commemorated on or Buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 22
EXFORD Robert Willis
Sergeant 240398, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 28 June 1917. Aged 22. Born Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Resident Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Staveley, Derbyshire. Son of Robert and Jane Emily Exford, of 47, Devonshire Cottages, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay. II.E.19
HADLEY John
Private 35728, 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died Home 4 December 1916. Born Old Hill, Staffs. Resident Norbriggs, Derbyshire. Enlisted Staveley, Derbyshire. Reserve Battalion - remained in the UK throughout the war. Commemorated on or Buried in Staveley Cemetery. EE. 55. (U.).
HALL Thomas [Henry]
Private 26788, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds France and Flanders 6 June 1916. Aged 24. Born Staveley, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Lewis and Sarah E. Hall, of 91, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery. V. D. 92
HARDWICK George
Private S/22307, 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's). Died of wounds France and Flanders 1 June 1918. Born Brimington, Derbyshire. Enlisted Doncaster, Yorkshire. Son of Robert Hardwick, of 10, Lees Buildings, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Ebblinghem Military Cemetery. I. F. 11.
HASMAN Leonard
Able Seaman Tyneside Z/7174, Anson Bn R.N. Div, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 13 November 1916. Date of Birth 26th February 1897. Son of Hannah Elizabeth Hasman, of 53, Devonshire Cottages, Barrow Hill. Commemorated on or Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel. II.F.23
HIBBERT Frank
Private 18330, 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died Home 14 August 1915. Born Staveley, Derbyshire. Resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Enlisted Staveley. Husband of Annie Hibbert, of 57, Devonshire Cottages, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield Reserve Battalion - remained in the UK throughout the war. Commemorated on or Buried in Staveley Cemetery. UU. 44. (C.).
HOUSTON Ronald
No further information currently
HUMPHREYS Arthur
No further information currently
HUMPHREYS Frederick [Charles Samuel] aka Fred
Gunner 149296, "B" Battery, 174th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action France and Flanders 15 August 1917. Born Chesterfield. Enlisted Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. V. C. 29.
HUMPHREYS Harry
No further information currently
JOHNSON Frank
Lance Corporal 19884, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 9 May 1915. Aged 23. Born Leicester. Enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Henry and Alice Johnson, of 129, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 7
JOHNSON Horace [Stanley]
Private 27025, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 30 July 1917. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 39 and 41
KNIGHT Thomas [Henry]
Private 268852, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 20 September 1917. Aged 21. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Enlisted Staveley, Derbyshire. Son of Ann Maria Knight, of 163, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire and the late Tom Knight. Commemorated on or Buried in Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A
LEWIS William
No further information currently.
LONGMATE [Tunnard] Wilfred
Private 37368, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly 4446, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 14 October 1918. Aged 33. Born Staveley, Derbyshire. Enlisted Northwich, Cheshire. Son of James and Mary Longmate, of Staveley: Husband of Mrs M. E. Longmate, of 18, David Street, Northwich. Commemorated on or Buried in Ledeghem Military Cemetery. A. 45.
LOOMES Arthur
Private 28268, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 16 August 1916. Born Whittington, Derbyshire. Enlisted York. Only 1 result for "A. Loomes" on both SDGW and CWGC. Commemorated on or Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz. III. H. 11.
LOOMES James
Private 23870, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 14 July 1916. Born Fleckney, Leicestershire. Resident Fleckney, Leicestershire. Enlisted Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Only 5 x J.Loomes on both SDGW and CWGC which match each other. Only 1 of them a "James". No results in ODGW for J. Loomes. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A
LYNN William [E]
Corporal WR/268351, Light Rialway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. 11 June 1919. Aged 31. Husband of Lilian B. Lynn, of 195, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Staveley Cemetery. XX. 37. (C.).
MADDAMS [William] Reginald
Private 10374, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 21 December 1915. Aged 24. Born St. Thomas, Wigston, Leics. Resident South Wigston, Leics. Enlisted Liecester. Son of William and Sarah Maddams, of South Wigston, Leicestershire: Husband of Florence Ada Maddams, of 91, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in White House Cemetery, St.Jean-Les-Ypres. I. F. 15
MARPLES Harold [Thomas]
Private 16954, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France and Flanders 19 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Attercliffe, Yorks. Resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Enlisted Staveley, Derbyshire. Son of Ben and Elizabeth Marples, of 17 Hollinwood Common, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Native of Staveley, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. A. 16. 41.
MARSDEN Charles
No further information currently
NORMAN Isaac Thomas Victor
Second Lieutenant, 121st Field Company Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 28 March 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr and Mrs P. Norman, of Barrow Hill, Chesterfield: Husband of Kate Norman, of "Mount Pleasant," Hill Top, Bolsover, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Namps-Au-Val British Cemetary. I. A. 17.
PARKES Henry
Private 15419, 1st/5th (T.F.) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 22 October 1917. Born Staveley, Chesterfield. Enlisted Rotherham. Commemorated on or Buried in Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 125 to 128
RICHARDSON David
Leading Seaman Bristol Z/4956, S.S."Obuasi", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 11 July 1917. Aged 24. Date of Birth 22nd August 1892. Son of John and Matilda Richardson, of 118, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Mentioned In Despatches OBUASI, 4,416grt, defensively armed, 8 July 1917, 290 miles NW by W W from the Fastnet, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 2 life lost Master made prisoner. Also on TNA website a further document available "RNVR Records of Service WW1" - Free search confirms Bristol Division of RNVR. Commemorated on or Buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial. 24
ROONEY Joseph
No further information currently
RYAN William
Private 12908, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action Gallipoli 9 August 1915. Born Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Resident Whittington Moor, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Helles Memorial. Panel 150 to 152
SIMPSON Arthur B
Lance Corporal 43877, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds France and Flanders 20 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Barrow Hill, Derby. Resident Chesterfield, Derby. Enlisted Sheffield. Son of Joseph and S. E. Simpson, of 233, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery. IV. H. 26
SPENCER Sydney
Private 203672, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 3 October 1918. Born Sheffield. Resident Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Ramicourt British Cemetery. A. 47.
ULYETT Leonard
Private 25652, 4th Labour Company, Labour Corps. Formerly 79664, Durham L.I. Died of wounds France and Flanders 17 August 1918. Aged 22. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of George and Agnes Ullyett, of 135, Devonshire Terrace, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery. II. F. 23.
VARDY William
Private 16028, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds France and Flanders 2 October 1916. Aged 28. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Resident Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Jonathan and Georgiana Vardy, of 25, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10C 10D and 11A
WALKER Wilfred
Rifleman A/2267, 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds France and Flanders 30 July 1915. Aged 23. Born Staveley, Derby. Resident Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Enlisted Staveley. Son of George Henry Walker, of 3, Allport Terrace, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, and the late Ellen Eliza Walker. Commemorated on or Buried in Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 51 and 53
WALSH Joseph
Private E/1604, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 15 November 1916. Aged 23. Resident Chesterfield. Enlisted Staveley. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Walsh, of 15, Furnace Hill, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A
WATSON Robert
Private 49804, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 8 October 1918. Born Poolsbrook, Staveley, Derbyshire. Enlisted Staveley. Commemorated on or Buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy. IV. F. 18.
WATTS Sidney
Rifleman R/3102, 10th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action France and Flanders 4 April 1917. Aged 26. Born Old Trafford, Manchester. Resident Derby. Enlisted Sheffield. Son of Albert Watts, of 38, Railway Cottages, Staveley, Chesterfield No other Sydney Watts in Kings Royal Rifle Corps shown on TNA website. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 13A and 13B
WESTON Horace
Private 43081, 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds France and Flanders 13 October 1916. Aged 19. Born Barrow Hill, Derby. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derby. Son of Richard and E. Jane Weston, of 222, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). II.F.258
WHITTAKER Fred
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WILKINS Wilfred
Private 20455, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 3 March 1916. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Bedford House Cemetery. Enclosure No.4 XII. B.3.
WILKINS William
No further information currently.
WILSON Cecil [John]
Private 11860, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died Home 25 January 1915. Aged 18. Born Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Bernard and Sarah Wilson, of 21, Traffic Terrace, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery. AF. 1795.
WILSON Lister
Private 16039, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 14 February 1916. Born Stonebroom, Derbyshire. Resident Alfreton, Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 39 and 41
WOODHOUSE Samuel
Private 12695, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 15 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Staveley Derbyshire. Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Charles and Emily Woodhouse, of 131, Devonshire Terrace, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10C 10D and 11A
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ARTHINGTON Norman
Stoker 1st Class C/KX 103689, H.M.S. Cornwall, Royal Navy. Died 5 April 1942. Aged 22. Son of Amy Arthington, of Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Chatham Naval Memorial. 61, 3.
DUDHILL James H
Petty Officer C/JX 179392, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 2 December 1943. Commemorated on or Buried in Chatham Naval Memorial. 67, 3.
GENDERS Arthur
Corporal 4974538, 112th, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 7 November 1944. Aged 27. Son of Charlie and Mary Genders, of Chesterfield: Husband of Muriel Genders, of Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Commemorated on or Buried in Staveley Cemetery. Grave 6339
HEWER Frank Albert
Lance Corporal 4974131, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 15 June 1941. Aged 24. Commemorated on or Buried in Nicosea War Cemetery, Cyprus. 5. A. 7.
HOUGH Donald
No further information currently.
JOHNSON Harry
No further information currently.
PARKES Arthur
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PEEL Arthur
No further information currently.
TAYLOR Horace
Gunner 2391017, 117 Bty., 30 Lt A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery. Died 13 July 1944. Aged 29. Son of Horace Edmund and Alice Emily Taylor, of Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Commemorated on or Buried in Assisi War Cemetery. X, A, 2.

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