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CLAY CROSS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2. Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Neil Wilson 2012
updates and additions Martin Edwards

The memorial is located on the western side of the road outside St Bartholomews Church, 121 High Street, Clay Cross. It takes the form of a limestone cross on an octagonal pedestal, plinth and three stepped base accompanied by a series of bronze plaques mounted on the adjacent churchyard wall. The potent cross is octagonal in section with an inverted bronze sword on the 6 o'clock face and the tapered shaft has a moulded octagonal foot. The cross surmounts a plain octagonal pedestal with an incised inscription on the 6 o'clock face in upright capital Roman lettering. The pedestal surmounts an octagonal plinth with hollowed top and a plain octagonal three stepped base. The six bronze plaques each have oblong frames containing several plates which bear the names in raised upright capital block lettering. It is presumed that four plaques were originally installed following World War 1 and the further two added after World War 2 but the latter were inserted within the earlier group so that they do not present a contiguous list of names. There are 187 names for World War 1 and 34 names for World War 2. Further details for Clay Cross can be found on the Clay Cross Genealogy and Local History website and a listing of the names and photographs of the plaques can be found on the Derbyshire War Memorials pages

The War Memorial for Clay Cross, Derbyshire, outside St. Bartholomew's Church
The War Memorial for Clay Cross, Derbyshire, outside St. Bartholomew's Church
(Photo © Copyright Alan Heardman and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FOUGHT
AND DIED
IN TWO WORLD WARS
1914. 1918

ABLETT Henry
[SDGW states 99184] Gunner 90184, "A" Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7 April 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Claycross, Derbyshire. Son of Charles Frank and Phoebe Ablett, of "The Broadleys," Market St., Clay Cross, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, Franc. Plot I. Row J. Grave 5.
ADLINGTON William
Acting Leading Seaman Bristol Z/6497, S.S. "Princess Dagmar," Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 7 May 1918. Born 2 October 1895 in Derby, Derbyshire. Aged 22. Son of Jethro and Lucy Jane Adlington, of Main Street, Danesmoor, Chesterfield. Born at Ashover.Buried in ASHOVER CEMETERY, Nr. Chesterfield Derbyshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area D. Grave287.
ALLEN H
Sapper Royal Engineers
ALLEN James
Private 6239, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Admiited to 2nd Field Ambulance with gunshot wounds to the left leg 1 October 1916, died of wounds 3 October 1916. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. W. Allen, of Thanet Street, Clay cross. Attested 23 August 1914 at Clay Cross, aged 17 years 325 days, Coal Miner by trade, height 5 feet 3½ inches, weight 114 lbs, chest 33½ inches. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 48.
ALLEN Leonard
Private 2192, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Woodford, Northants, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Allen, of King St., Claycross, Chesterfield. Native of Woodford, Northants. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 46.
ARMSTRONG Edward
Private 27088, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers formerly 20152, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 June 1916. Born Chesterfield, enlisted Pontefract. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row E. Grave 4.
ARMSTRONG John G
Private 23163, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1916. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
ATKIN Harold
[ATKINS on SDGW] Private 3539, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 February 1915. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 50.
ATTERBURY Arthur Edward
Private 708, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 17 June 1915. Aged 25. Born and resident Cogenhoe, Northants, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Emily Atterbury, of Mill Lane, Cogenhoe. Buried near West boundary in COGENHOE (OR COOKNOE) (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
BACON Alfred
Private 11402, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died on service 26 March 1918. Born Danesmoor, Derbyshire, resident Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, German. Plot VI. Row F, Grave 1.
BACON Dan
Private 240359, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 April 1917. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot I. Row A. Grave 39.
BACON Victor
Private 3/3119, 6th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 October 1915. Born Danesmore, Claycross, Derbyshire, enlisted Doncaster. Buried at ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 4.
BAKER Matthew [William]
Private 43745, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 October 1916. Aged 21. Born Kniverton, Derbyshire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Emily and the late John Baker; husband of Nellie Baker, of 2, Dunn's Cottages, Danesmoor, Chesterfield. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE. Plot II. Row D. Grave 36.
BALL Jim
Private 70551, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 17 October 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Doncaster, Yorks, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of J. and Annie Ball, of Eyre St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield; husband of Matilda Healy (formerly Ball), of 5, Jarratt Square, Doncaster. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
BALL William
Private 331157, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Resident Aughton, Yorkshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Husband of M. E. Ball, of 26, Main St., Aughton, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.
BARLOW George Edward
Rifleman 43154, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died 6 September 1918. Aged 27. Son of George and Sarah Ann Barlow, of 23, Lower Market St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel. 
BATES Walter
Private 3161, 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 17 September 1915. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Attested 22 October 1914 in Clay Cross, aged 29 years 6 months, a Miner by trade, unmarried, born Clay Cross, height 5 feet 8½ inches, 142 lbs, chest 36 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, browen hair, religious denomination Church of England, parents deceased. Arrived France 28 february 1915. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7.
BAXTER Joseph Albert
Private 21566, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 25. Son of John and Annie Baxter, of Park Rd., Claycross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.
BAYLIS J
Private, Warwickshire Regiment - No further information currently available
BEALE G
Private, King's Liverpool Regiment - No further information currently available
BEARDSLEY Fred
Private 16522, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 November 1918. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
BEESON Harry
Private 241149, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 May 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Martha Beeson, of Thanet St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY. Plot II. Row A. Grave 15.
BENNETT Henry
Private 24265, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 Septeber 1916. Born Grassmoor, Derbyshire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
BIRKIN Arthur
Private 21744, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 February 1916. Born Blackwell, Derbyshire, resident New Tupton, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.
BIRKS George Edward
Private 2838, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 5 August 1915. Born and resident Morton, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13A. 
BLAND.DSO Charles Ernest William

Captain, 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 3 April 1915. Son of Mrs. F. L. Bland, of Stretton House, Alfreton, Derbyshire, and the late Capt. Horatio Bland; husband of Isabel Bland, of Colsterworth House, Grantham, Lincs. Aged 33 YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 1, page 44:

CAPTAIN CHARLES ERNEST WILLIAM BLAND, D.S.O., 3rd (RESERVE) BATTN. attd. 2nd KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, born on the 20th August, 1881, was the son of the late Captain Horatio Bland, formerly of the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was educated at Marlborough and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, in January, 1900, becoming Lieutenant in March, 1901, and Captain in March, 1908.

He served in the South African War, having been present at operations in the Orange Free State, Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, in the Orange River Colony, and in Cape Colony in 1900-02, and at the following actions : at Vet and Zand Rivers, near Johannesburg, and Pretoria and Zilikats Nek. He received the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps. Captain Bland was a member of the Naval and Military and Caledonian Clubs, and was fond of hunting, racing, shooting, fishing, and golf.

He retired from the Active List in October, 1910, joined the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of his regiment (as Captain), and was attached to the 2nd Battalion for active service in the Great War, for his earlier services in which he was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th January, 1915, and was awarded the D.S.O.

He was killed in action on the 23rd April, 1915, while trying to save a wounded man. A Sergeant of his company gave the following account of his death : After expressing the sympathy of the men of his company, and saying how Captain Bland was loved and respected by all ranks, he said that while advancing about twelve hundred yards from the enemy they lost heavily, from shell, machine-gun, and rifle fire, until they got to within two hundred yards of the enemy's trench. Captain Bland and the Sergeant were alone in the open, and the officer went back about five yards to help a wounded man, when the enemy opened fire on him with their machine guns and struck him down. After going through the thick of the fight, he met his death, when practically all was over, endeavouring to save the life of a comrade of his company.

Captain Bland married Isabella, daughter of C. W. L. Browne-Leckey, Ecclesville, Co. Tyrone, and left one child, Patricia Ernest de Montmorency, born 24th April, 1915.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 38:

BLAND, CHARLES ERNEST WILLIAM, D.S.O., Capt., 3rd, attd. 2nd, Battn. King's Own Scottish Borderers, s. of Horatio Bland, of Stretton House, near Alfreton, co. Derby, Capt. (ret.) King's Own Scottish Borderers, by his wife, Fanny Louisa (Stretton House, Alfreton, Derbyshire), dau. of William Henry Dull ; b. New 'Wandsworth, co. Surrey, 21 Alm 1881 ; educ. Marlborough and Sandhurst : joined the Scottish Borderers, 20 Jan. 1900, served in the Boer War, and wag present at the actions at Vet River and Zand River, those near Johannesburg and Pretoria, and at. Zillikats Nek (Queen's medal with three clasps and King's medal with two clasps); became Capt. March, 1908, and retired 26 Oct. 1910, being gazetted to the 3rd (Reserve) battn of his regt. On the outbreak of war he rejoined, was attached to the 2nd battn. with which he went to the Front, was twice mentioned in despatches by F.M. Sir John French, and awarded the D.S.O. 18 Feb. 1915, and was killed in the action around Ypres, 23 April, 1915. He is believed to have been buried near Pilkem. Major D'Ewes Coke wrote : "'The actual event which gained him the D.S.O. was when we were holding trenches in front of Ypres in Nov. His trench was several times attacked by Prussian infantry, as well as being subjected to very heavy fire from minewerfers and artillery, but he stuck to it and defended his trench with great bravery." He m. at the Parish Church, Maynooth, co. Kildare, Ireland, 22 Oct. 1910, Isabella, dau. of William Browne-Lecky, of Ecclesville, co. Tyrone, and had a dau.—Patricia, b. 24 April, the day after her father was killed. Capt. Bland was well known in the hunting field, and was frequently out with the Cottesmore and Belvoir packs.

BONNER Isaiah
Private 241443, 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in acion 7 August 1917. Aged 27. Born Finedon, Northants, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of William and Harriett Bonner, of Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row U. Grave 18. 
BONSALL William
Private 29469, 13th Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales's (Yorkshire Regiment) formerly 28753, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed 22 June 1917. Aged 43. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Husband of Nellie Bonsall, of Thanet St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 10.
BOTHAM J
Private, Royal Garrison Artillery. - No further information currently available
BRADDER Charles Harold
Private T.F.235145, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly 53826, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 1 March 1918. Born Clay Lane, (Clay Cross), Derbyshire. resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 10.
BRADDER Ernest
Private 240691 (2690), 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Bradder, of Egstow, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
BRAILSFORD Arthur
Private 87105, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1917. Born Danesmoor, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102.
BRAILSFORD William Henry
Lance Corporal 240880, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).  Killed in action 5 November 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Brailsford, of Thanet St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 87 to 89.
BRAMLEY Alfred
Private 43050, 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment formerly 6966, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 September 1917. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 27.
BRAMLEY Frederick
Lance Corporal 6370, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 29 June 1918. Aged 39. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire. enlisted Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Son of William and Ellen Bramley, of 132, High Street, Clay Cross; husband of Annie Bramley, of 58, Warsop Vale, nr. Shirebrook, Notts. Buried in BARENTHAL MILITARY CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 4. 
BRAMLEY Harry
[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private M2/264709, 8th Auxiliary Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 13 February 1919. Aged 26. Born Old Tapton, Chesterfield. Buried in NORTH WINGFIELD (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Derbyshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area K. Grave 15.
BRAMLEY S
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). - No further information currently available
BREEDON Charles
Serjeant 241671, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Noreuil German Cementery Memorial 9. 
BRIDGEWATER Thomas
Lance Corporal 13453, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died on service 2 July 1917. Born Tupton, Derbyshire, resident Pinxton, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 17. 
BROWN E
Private, Royal Marine - No further information currently available
BUCKLAND Reginald Arnorld
Private CH/115S, Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 June 1915. Aged 19. Born 18 February 1896 in Derby, Derbyshire. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Buckland, of Bridge Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.
BUXTON Harold
Private 2859, 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 28 July 1915. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Husband of H. Buxton, of 19, Bridge St., New Tupton, Chesterfield. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 67. 
CAMPBELL Clarence Victor
Second Lieutenant, 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion Territorial), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). 1st/7th Battalion. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 23. Native of Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Baptaised 22 March 1900 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Francis William and Edith Gertrude Campbell, of "The Poplars," Sheffield Rd., Chesterfield. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Clay Cross, a Clerk, son of Francis William and Edith Gertrude Campbell, resident 2, Wharf Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 5. 
CARLIN Christopher William
Private 37061, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers formerly 25314, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 May 1917. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
CAWTHORNE Henry
Private 13446, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 August 1915. Aged 21. Born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of the late Frederick and Rebecca Cawthorne. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41. 
CHAPMAN Charles
Private 18939, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 September 1915. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.
CLARK G
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
COLLEDGE George
Private 241792, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 14 September 1919. Aged 27. Son of George and Emma Colledge, of Stoppards Row, Market St., Clay Cross. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1599. (C.).
COLLEDGE Harry
Pioneer 128303, Royal Engineers. Died 16 May 1921. Aged 47. Stepson of Mr George Pendleton of Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Derbys. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1553. (C.).
COOPER J
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
COWLEY George William
Stoker SS/112510, H.M.S. Hampshire, Royal Navy. Lost with his 5 June 1916 when she struck one of several mines laid by the German minelaying submarine U-75 off the mainland of Orkney between Brough of Birsay and Marwick Head. Aged 28. Born 8 December 1887 in Derby, Derbyshire. Son of Silvanus and Louisa Cowley, of Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 17.
COWLING Robert Gutteridge
Lance Corporal 2409, 1st/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Wounded received in action, admitted to Ambulance at Fonquieres 13 October 1915, died of those wounds 14 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Leicester. Son of Frederick and Susannah E. Cowling, of 141, Upperton Rd., Leicester. Native of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Atestted 31 August 1914 in Leicester, aged 18 years 8 months, born Clay Cross, an Apprentice by trade, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 10 stone 9 lbs, chest 38 inches, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row L. Grave 4.
CROFTS Reuben
[Listed under Sherwood Foresters on memorial tablets] Private 733557, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment formerly 3877, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 31 August 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Chesterfield, resident Clay Cross. Son of Herbert and the late Mary Crofts, of Danesmoor, husband of Eliza Crofts, of 212, Danesmoor St., Chesterfield. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 14. 
CROFTS Thomas Argyle
Private 20826, 18th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 13454, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19 April 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Danes Moor, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of William and Emma Crofts, of Wright's Houses, Danesmoor, Chesterfield. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 8. 
CUPIT Walter
Lance Corporal 40737, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) formerly 32275, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Danesmoor, Chesterfield. Parents deceased before enlistment. Brother, George Henry Cupit, resident 213, Danesmoor, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Attested 15 November 1915 at Derby, aged 25 years 11 months, resident Wrights Houses, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, Coalminer by trade. Medical exmaination 11 November 1915 at Clay Cross, aged 25 years 11 months, Coalminer by trade, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weigth 155 lbs, chest 38 inches. Went to France 17 November 1915. Suffered wounds to the right hand, admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norfolk, 5 to 14 April 1917, then convalescence at Hunstanton 14 to 28 April 1917. No known grave Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 55.
CUTTS Moses
Guardsman 14048, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born Clay Cross, Chesterfield, enlisted Chesterfield. Aged 26. Son of Harriet and John CUTTS of Clay Cross and the the brother of Walter CUTTS below. Two sons lost in 11 days. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 10.
CUTTS Walter
Serjeant 20060, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) formerly 22835, Hussars. Killed in action 14 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield. Brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowarth, of 28, Victoria St., Sutton-in-Ashfield. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 11.
DALLEY John William
Private 49533, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 116955, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. Son of John and Mary Dalley, of 145, High St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row F, Grave 29.
DARBYSHIRE J W
Signaller, North Staffordshire Regiment - possibly James William DARBYSHIRE, Private 13925 {SDGW} or 139225 [SDGW], 31st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly R/16471, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Buxton, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield. Son of John Thomas and Elizabeth Hannah Darbyshire, of Station Rd., Dove Holes, Stockport, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
DEAN Albert
Private 4700, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1916. Aged 29. Resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. Son of William and Mary Ann Dean, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4. 
DRABBLE Charles Frederick
Lieutenant (Pilot), 13th Squadron, Royal Air Force and 19th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Missing, killed while flying in DH4 A7907 13 August 1918. Aged 21. Native of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Alexander and Emma Kinder Drabble, of 45, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield. Previously injured when flying De Havilland D.H.4 B2061 Stalled machine taking-off 11 November 1917. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 21/22.
DRAYCOTT Joe
Private 241093 (3468)(Lewis Gunner), 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 April 1917. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Draycott, of Egstow Street, Clay Cross. Attested 21 Ocdtober 1914 at Clay Cross, aged 18 years, born Clay Cross, unmarried, a Miner by trade, religious denomination Church of England, height 5 feet 3 inches, weight 126 lbs, chest 35½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown ahir, religious denomination Church of England. Embodied for service 27 October 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
DREW C
Only C DREW to fit is Charles Scott DREW but can find no relation to Clay Cross possibly Private (Signalman) 4859, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1917. Born Hamilton, Lanark, resident Salford, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 32.
ELLIOTT Willie
Private (Signaller) 240860, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 27 April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. M. E. Elliott, of The First Flaxpiece Rd., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
EVANS George
Private 23227, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2 October 1916. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 168. 
EVANS John James
Private 10058, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 11 March 1915. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26 and 27. 
EVANS T
Private, North Satffordshire Regiment - No further information currently available
FARNSWORTH John
Private (Fitter) 562, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 1 May 1915. Aged 34. Born Derbyshire, England. Resident Parkes, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Henry and Margaret Farnsworth. Nephew of Mrs. S. Farnsworth. Unmarried. Railway Employee. Emigrated aged 22. Religious denomination Church of England. Enlisted 22 September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 22. Australian Roll of Honour Circular
FIRBY George [Waite]
Private 13466, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 29 January 1915. Aged 22. Born 1892, baptised 1 March 1893 in Derbyshire. Son of the late George and Hannah Firby, of New Tupton, Chesterfield. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of george and Hannah Firby, resident Wards Road, Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 1. 
FOY Charles [Stewart]
Private 21175, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Fanny Foy, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 18. 
FOY Joseph [Edward]
Private 23169, 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 13 March 1915. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Fanny Foy, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in PLYMOUTH (EFFORD) CEMETERY, Devon. Church Plot C. Grave 4611.
GARRETTY Austin
Private 66672 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 37163, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
GRAINGER J
Sapper, Royal Engineers - possibly James GRAINGER, Sapper 89825, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers, Killed in action 18 December 1915. Born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Sheffield. Buried in HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 7.
GRATTON Francis Frederick
Private 18309, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Danesmoor, Derbyhsire, enlisted Sheffield. Son of William and Charlotte Gratton, of Denham St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 55.
GRAVES Arthur
[Note on war memorial as Sherwood Foresters] Private 4325, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 October 1916. Aged 22. Born South Muskham, Newark-On-Trent, enlisted Coventry. Son of E. Graves, of Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 10A. 
GRAVES P
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
GREAVES Victor
Second Lieutenant, 2nd/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 28 November 1917. Aged 28. Baptised Clay Cross 3 June 1889. Son of Thomas and Ellen Elizabeth Greaves, of Melbourne Lodge, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Derbyshire, son of Thomas and Ellen E Greaves, resident High Street, Claylane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, son of Thomas and Ellen E Greaves, resident Market Street, Clay Cross, Claylane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Assisting his father in his Furniture Dealership, son of Thomas and Ellen E Greaves, resident Springfield House, High Street, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9.
GREEN George William
Private 18513, 9th Battalionm, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
GRIFFITHS, DCM Albert
Corporal 527774, 1st (London) Sanitary Company attached to 2nd Water Tank Company, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Killed in action 24 June 1917. Aged 36. Born Stanton-On-Hine Heath, Shropshire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chelsea, London S.W. Son of Richard and Harriet Griffiths, of Stanton on Hine Heath, Salop. Second Master at Clay Cross School. Member of Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in County School (Secondary School), Clay Cross. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in PONT-D'ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, NIEPPE. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1. 
GRIFFITHS David
Private 27480, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). 16th Battalion. Killed in action 10 October 1916. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Husband of Pheobe (nee Lazenby) Griffiths, of Main Street, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, married 17 March 1907 in Trinity Church, Mansfield Woodhouse; five children. Attested 14 June 1915 at Chesterfield, aged 38 years 6 months, resident Danesmoor, Chesterfield, a Coalminer by trade, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 9 stone. Joined at Clay Cross 14 June 1915, posted 16th Battalion 14 June 1915, posted 16th Battalion 10 September 1915, posted 16th Battalion 30 March 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
GRIFFITHS J
Seaman, Royal Navy - No further information currently available
GRIFFITHS Tom
Gunner 96686, 38th Brigade, Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea 17 November 1915. Aged 33. Resident Chesterfield, Derby, enlisted Rotherham, Yorkshire. Son of John and Eliza Grimths; husband of Louisa Griffiths, of Oak Tree Terrace, Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire.
GROOM, DCM Harry Finch
[War memorial lists him as L/Cpl] Private 202607, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 29 June 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Groom, of Clay Cross; husband of Elizabeth Groom, of King St., Clay Cross, nr. Chesterfield. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.) [War memorial shows DCM and MM] Buried in BARENTHAL MILITARY CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 5. 
HALLAM James
Corporal 60641, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born and resident Hartshorne, Derbyshire, enlisted Gresley, Derbyshire. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 1. 
HAMILTON John [Lewis]
Rifleman C/6840, 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rifles. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 35. Born Ardwick, Lancashire, resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Bakewell. Son of John and Selina Hamilton, of Bath Street, Bakewell; husband of Martha (nee Hint) Hamilton, of Holmgate Road, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, married 10 August 1903 at Clay Cross, five children. Attested 10 August 1915 at Gidea Park, Essex, aged 32 years, a Foundryman by trade, resident 3 Peters Square, Clay Cross. Released for munition work 6 December 1915 vide Part 11 Orders No. 147 of 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, released by Holwell Iron Company 25 May 1916. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 27.
HARGREAVES William Charles
Corporal 241227, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15 October 1918. Aged 33. Enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Mardle, of Frost Cottage, Danesmoor, Chesterfield. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXV. Row A. Grave 5. 
HARRIS, DCM Alfred
Private 70560, "D" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 11 June 1917. Aged 31. Born Killamarsh, Yorkshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Harris, of Killamarsh, Derbyshire; husband of Lizzie Harris, of 13, Bailey Square, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) [War memorial shows DCM and MM]. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 35. 
HARRIS Henry
[Listed under Sherwood Foresters on memorial tablets] Private 43089, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment formerly 2249, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 30 June 1918. Aged 29. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Danesmoor, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Mary Ann Lees (formerly Harris), of Gill's Houses, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, and the late Edward Harris. Also half brother to Andrew Lees (below). Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row E. Grave 6.
HARRISON William Henry

Private G/29158, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 4 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Edinburgh, Scotland, resident Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Deby. Son of George Henry and Mary Harrison, of Rosemary Cottage, Thanet St., Clay Cross. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1558. (C.).

HEATH Albert
Private 374, North Midland Division Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps formerly Private 374, 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 17 August 1917. Son of Jane Heath, of Common Piece Road, Clay Cross; husband of Mary Alice Heath, of Thanet Street, Clay Cross, married 4 February 1907 at Clay Cross; one son from marriage. Attested 9 April 1908 at Clay Cross, aged 28 years 5 months, resident Clay Cross, married. Discharged due to diabetes under King's Regulations Para 392 (xxi) at Nottingham 15 April 1916, aged 38 years 4 months, height 5 feet 9 inches, 36 inches, fresh complexion, blue grey eyes, light brown hair, photographer by trade, intended place of residence Thanet Street, Clay Cross. Transferred from 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) to Division Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps 11 November 1914. Served in France from 28 February 1915 to 8 April 1916. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1285. (C.).
HEMINGRAY J
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery - No further information currently available
HIGGINBOTTOM John [William]
Sergeant 45499, 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars. Died of wounds 10 August 1918. Born Bolton, resident London, enlisted Blackburn. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 28.
HILL C Albert
[Listed as A HILL on CWGC and Albert on SDGW] Driver 46910, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in United Kingdom 19 November 1918. Born Bolton, enlisted Manchester. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 112. (C.).
HILL Harold

Lance Corporal 240929, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 October 1918. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7. 

HODGKINSON Henry
Private 28408, 1st/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment formerly 23137, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63.
HOLLAND Moses
Private 23332, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 36. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of John and Maria Holland, of 11, High St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
HOLLINGWORTH William B
Lance Corporal 240727, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4 August 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Mickletown, Yorkshire. Son of John and Mary Hollingworth, of Clay Cross, Chesterfield; husband of W. Hollingworth, of "Raddle House," Micklebung, Braithwell, Rotherham. Buried in HARPONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row G. Grave 14. 
HOPKINSON George Silkstone
Second Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). 5th Battalion. Died 18 January 1918. Aged 22. Son of William and Adah Ellen Hopkinson, of High St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 6. 
HOULT John
Company Serjeant Major [SDGW states Company Quartermaster Sergeant] 117, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14 May 1915. Aged 48. Born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Husband of Mrs. J. Hoult, of Melbourne Villa, Market St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in LE TOUQUET-PARIS PLAGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7. 
HOUSTON Donald
Corporal 14342 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). 10th Battalion. Died 14 February 1916. Aged 28. Son of Phoebe Houston, of 34, Devonshire Cottages, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41. 
HOWARD George
Private 2nd Class (Labourer) 144336, Royal Air Force formerly Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of lobar pneumonia and cardiac failure 13 November 1918. Aged 24. Born Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Son of William and Minnie Howard, of Thanet St., Clay Cross; husband of Constance L. Howard, of Newport, Lincoln, married 4 May 1918 in Lincoln.Coal Miner by trade. Attested 23 August 1914, aged 20, height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 32 inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Served with the Notts and Derby Regiment in France 2 May 1915 to 22 October 1916, then Durham Light INfantry 30 April 1917, Labour Corps 1 May 1917 and then Royal Flying Corps 12 January 1918. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1451. (C.).
JACKSON Geoffrey Laird
Captain Geoffrey Laird Jackson
Captain Geoffrey Laird Jackson
© IWM (HU 116250)
Lieutenant Acting Captain, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 23. Baptised 9 Feb 1894 in St. Saviour Church.Oxton. Son of Brigadier General Geoffrey Meniertzhagen Jackson and Mrs. Jessie Cowper Coles Jackson, of Clay Cross Hall, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Educated Harrow School 1908-1913. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 37. 
JACKSON William Brabazon Mather
Captain, 2nd/6th Battalion (Territorial), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of William B. M. and Georgiana Jackson, of Glapwell Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, son of William B M and Georgiana Jackson, resident The Hall, Market Street, Claylane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 4. 
JENKINSON James William
Private 292233, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 4/3804, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 27 August 1918. Aged 26. Born Dronfield, Yorkshire, resident Chesterfield. Son of A. G. and C. Jenkinson, of Hill Top Farm, Tupton, nr. Chesterfield. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 36.
JOHNSON Ernest William
Private 242234, 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Doncaster, Yorkshire. Baptised 6 February 1898 in Derbyshire, son of Henry and Elizabeth Johnson. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.
JOHNSON George William
Private 3566, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 15 October 1915. Son of Mrs. Annie Johnson, of Nutts Yard, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 87 to 89. 
JOHNSON Norman Leslie
Private 52803, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 29504, 306th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3
KILCLOYNE James [Joseph]
Private PLY/15994, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion. Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died while a Prisoner of War in German hands 1 September 1917. Born 21 January 1894 in Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Brother of Miss M. Kilcloyne, of 12, Homegate Road, Claycross, Derbyshire. Fitter at Colliery. Religious denomination Church of England. Enlisted 7 January 1913 in Nottingham. Heoght 5 fweet 4½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son of Patrick and Ellen Kilcloyne, resident 12, Peters Square, Claylane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, a Colliery Labourer Banksman above ground, grandson of Patrick Kilcloyne, resident Holmgate Road, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. Buried by the South wall in TURNHOUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.
LEES Andrew
Stoker SS/118635 Royal Navy. H.M.S. "Penarth." Died 4 February 1919. Aged 19. Son of Andrew and Mary Ann Lees, of Gills Houses, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Half brother to henry Harris (above). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 32
LESTER Laurence Evan Gladstone
Private 203576, 4th Special Reserve Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 February 1918. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Deby. Buried in VAULX AUSTRALIAN FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 6.
LINACRE Leslie
Lance Corporal reverted to Private 53467, Durham Light Infantry. Died 19 November 1918 in Loughborough Registration District. Aged 27.. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire 1892, resident 65, Gladstone Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Baptised 9 September 1891 in Clay cross, son of Joseph John and Isabella Linacre. Married, one daughter. Medical examination 12 April 1916, aged 23 years 360 days, Postman by trade, height 5 feet 3½ inches. weight 113 lbs, chest 32½ inches. Discharged 5 December 1917 as being medically unfit for War Service Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations suffering from Trench Fever. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Clay Cross, a test Man, son of Joseph and Isbella Linacre, resident Brassington Street, Clay Cross, Egstow, Derbyshire.
LONGDON Herbert
[Spelt LONGDEN on memorial] Private 15772, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Leeds, Yorkshire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. Husband of Mrs. H. Williams (formerly Longdon), of Eyre St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
LOWE Benjamin
Private 235049, "B" Company, 1/4th Battalion (Territorial Force), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment formerly 65559, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Enlisted Clay Cross, Derby. Married to Flornce (nee Holland) Lowe, married in HasLand Parish Church 19 February 1906, two children. Attested 11 October 1916 at Derby, aged 33 years 9 months, a grocer by trade, resident Market Street, Clay Cross, married, height 5 feet 3 inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 34 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.
LUNN Fred
Private 49653, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 116819, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died on service 19 October 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 1A.
MARRIOTT William aka Will
Private 241043 formerly 3380, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Suffered wounds to the head in the field 14 March 1917, died of those wounds at Etaples 10 April 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ann Marriott, of Bee Farm Cottages, Clay Lane, Clay Cross. Chesterfield. Attested 27 Ocotber 1914 at Chesterfield. aged 19 years 11 months (334 days), a Miner (Coal), born Clay cross, single, height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 35 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, rligious denomination United Methodist. With 6th Reserve Battalion, Sherwood Foresters at Depot 27 October 1914, transferred 2nd/6th Battalion then 1st/6th battalion 16 August 1915 and went to France 18 August 1915. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row F. Grave 22. 
MARSHALL J
Private, Machine Gun Corps - No further information currently available
MARSHALL William
Private 67490, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment) posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment formerly G/MT/207087, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21.
MARTIN John Gordon Evans
Private 20156, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) formerly 52991, Royal garrison Artillery. Killed in action 26 June 1916. Aged 24. Born Whichinford, Worcestershire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Joseph Thomas and Mary Jane Martin, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 18.
MASKILL Harry
Private 77286, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly 57088, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Leeds, resident Chesterfield, enlisted Derby. Son of James Maskill, of 28, Robson Terrace, Headon, Sunderland. Attested 29 January 1917 at Chesterfield, aged 18 years, a Colliery Labourer, resident Eyre Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, height 5 feet 2½ inches, weight 113 lbs, chest 33½ inches. Called up 28 July 1916. transferred to "A" Reserve 29 July 1916, remobilized 29 January 1917, posted 3rd Training Reserve Battalion 31 january 1917, transferred 5th Training Reserve Battalion 18 August 1917, transferred 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 15 September 1917, posted to B.E.F. 26 November 1917, in France at Le Havre 4 December 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Halton, Yorkshire, son of Jim and Martha Maskill, resident Newsam Square, Halton, Templenewsam, Hunslet, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Halton, Yorkshire, at school, son of Martha Maskill, resident Eyre Street, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 68 to 72. 
MELLOR Frank
Corporal 3275, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 September 1915. Born and enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire, resident Alfreton, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Annie Mellor, of 87 Stretton, near Alfreton, Derbyshire. Attested as 3275, 3/Special Reserve Battalion, Sherwood Foresters 31 January 1910 at Chesterfield, aged 18 years, resident Stretton, Chesterfield, a Coal Miner, height 5 feet 33/8 inches, weight 105 lbs, chest 33½ inches, bfrown eyes, auburn hair, religious denomination Church of England. Mobilized 7 August 1914, Lance Corporal 8 August 1914. Acting Corporal 4 September 1914, Corporal 7 October 1914. With 1st Battalion, Expeditionary Force 11 December 1914, posted 2nd Battalion 17 August 1915. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row C!. Grave 4. (Cemetery plan shows C! as opposed to C or CI)
MESSENGER Ernest
Private 70740, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41. 
MINNEY William
Private 70712, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 4 March 1917. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Bushey, Hertfordshire, enlisted Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
MITCHELL A
Private, Lancashire Fusiliers possibly Arthur MITCHELL, Private 25302, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers formerly 21655, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 23 July 1916. Born Marylebone, enlisted Hampstead. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 22.
NAYLOR William W
Private 13452, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 November 1915. Aged 21. Born Chesterfield, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. E. A. Naylor, of 215, Main St., Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 9. 
ORRELL George
[Listed as ORRILL on CWGC and Medal Card] Gunner 60127 [30127 on SDGW], 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 5 November 1917. Aged 26. Born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of Edward and Eliza Orrill, of Egstow Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.
PAINTER Charles Stevens
[Cannot currently associate this man to Clay Cross] Rifleman 6906, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Admitted to 5 Stationary Hospital with gun shot wounds 24 September 1914, died of those wounds 26 September 1914. Aged 28. Born St. Peter's, Derby, resident Derby, enlisted Derby. Son of the late Charles and Mary Painter, of 45, Burton Road, Derby. Attested 3 March 1906 at Derby for King's Royal Rifle Corps, aged 20 years 5 months, for 9m years and 3 years Reserve, a Clock Maker by trade, single, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, weight 133 lbs, chest 37 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined 6 March 1906,Depot 7 March 1906, 3rd Battalion 26 June 1906, 2nd Battalion 2 February 1907, "A" Company 4th Battalion 21 December 1909, transferred to Army Reserve Section "B" 21 March 1913. Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 38. 1914-18 Row A. Grave 30.
PALFREYMAN Ernest
Private 241260, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 March 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Palfreyman, of Clay Cross; husband of Emma Jane Palfreyman, of 71, Long Row, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 4. 
PARKER Charlie
Private 17292, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment formerly 23712, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 21. Born Bakewell, Derbyshire, resident Stretton, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Ann Parker, of Range Cottages, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, and the late John Parker. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
PARKER George Elias
Private 23987, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) attached to 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 9 August 1916. Aged 27. Born Bakewell, Derbyshire, resident Stretton, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Ann Parker, of Range Cottages, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, and the late John Parker. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
PARKER W
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
PARNHAM William

Neither of these men can be associated with Clay Cross but they are both W PARNHAM and both Sherwood Foresters.

either Private 19070, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18 June 1916. Born Huthwaite, Notts, resident Sutton-In-Ashfield, Notts, enlisted Mansfield, Notts. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 251. 

or Private 24786, 2nd/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 21 April 1918. Aged 37. Born Cropwell Bishop, Notts, resident Bulwell, Notts, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of John and Sarah Parnham, of Cropwell Bishop; husband of Charlotte Emily May Parnham, of 71, Chatham St., Highbury Vale, Bulwell, Nottingham. Buried in DENAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 62.

PAYNE Fred
Corporal 12905, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Alfreton, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 10. 
PAYNE William
Private 27423, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 7 June 1917. Born Northampton, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47.
PETTIT John
Sergeant 86246, 173rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers, formerly 7903, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 24 January 1916. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
PRICE Arthur
Lance Corporal 13536, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Aged 28. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Dinnington, Yorkshire. Son of Mrs. Emma Price, of Victoria St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
PURDY Alec
Private 2231, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 May 1915. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Hannah Purdy, of Holgate Road, Clay cross, near Chesterfield. Attested 11 August 1914 in Chesterfield, aged 22 years, resident Clay cross, an Engine Driver, single, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 36 inches. Served in France from 28 February 1915. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 52. 
QUEMBY Charles William
[Listed as QUEENBY on SDGW] Corporal 241738, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 6 April 1918. Born Shepshed, Leicestershire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Sarah Quemby, of 3, Holm Gate, Clay Cross, Derbyshire; brother of Leonard (below). In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Shepshed, Leicestershire, an Asphalter Layer, son of Charles William and Sarah Quemby, resident 3 Holmgate Road, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 10. 
QUEMBY Leonard
Private 39517, 7th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died at sea 15 April 1917. Born Longton, Staffordshire, resident Pilsley, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Sarah Quemby, of 3, Holm Gate, Clay Cross, Derbyshire; brother of Charles William (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Longton, Staffordshire, a Bricklayer Labourer, son of Charles William and Sarah Quemby, resident 3 Holmgate Road, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
ROBERTS Charles
Private 3159, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 30 September 1915. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Frederick Roberts, of Clarke's Yard, King Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield; husband of Elizabeth Robinson (formerly Roberts), of Clarke's Yard, King Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, two children. Attested 22 October 1914 in Clay Cross, aged 22 years 10 months (303 days), born Clay Cross, a Coke Worker, married, height 5 feet 7½ weight 144 lbs, chest 39½ inches, blue eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion, religious denomination Church of England. With Expeditionary Force in France 25 June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.
RODGERS G
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
RODGERS John Henry
Private 203307, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 August 1917. Born and resident Danesmoor, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. Stephen Rodgers, of Main Street, Danesmoor, Chesterfield. Attested 22 March 1915 at Chesterfield as 4212, 3rd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, aged 22 years, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 38 inches, weight 140 lbs, brown eyes, light brown hair, ruddy complexion, religious denomination primitive Methodist. medical examination 22 March 1915, aged 22 years, a Miner, height 5 feet 9 inches. Suffered with diptheria from 27 June 1916 to 29 September 1916. Posted to 5th Battalion 2 December 1916 and assigned the service number 203307 formerly 4212. With Expedtionary Force in France 27 october 1915 to 26 June 1916 and 18 November 1916 until his death. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row U. Grave 23. 
ROWLEY Joseph Henry
Private 3408, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died out of service in United Kingdom 3 March 1918. Aged 29. Born Belper, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Mary Rowley, of Clay Lane, Clay Cross. Attested 28 October 1914 at Clay Cross, aged 26, a Fireman, single, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 141 lbs, chest 37 inches, sallow comlexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embodied 6th Battalion, 28 October 1914. Discharged as insane (recurrent mania) 25 January 1916 at Netley, under Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations, aged 27 years 2 months, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, chest 37 inches, sallow complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, Fireman by trade, intended place of residence Bank View, Clay Lane, Clay Cross, near Chesterfield. Served in France from 28 february 1915 to 7 January 1916. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1590. (C.).
RYDER George A
Private 49643, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mr and Mrs. Ryder, of Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield; husband of Dorothy A. Stonall (formerly Ryder), of 2, Dalkieth Terrace, Hyson Green, Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5.
SANDERSON Ephraim
Private 23691, 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds in Salonika 18 August 1917. Aged 28. Born Alfreton, Derby, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Arthur and Alice Sanderson, of Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot A. Grave 110.
SCOTHERN Philip
Lance Corporal 86254, 173rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers formerly 13455, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 August 1916. Aged 34. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and C. Scothern, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 20.
SCOTHERN Samuel
Private 27037, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 22. Born Wooley Moor, Derby, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Scothern, of Rose Cottages, Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.
SHARDLOW John Herbert

Private 425307, 45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died of pneumonia in Moore Barracks Hospital, Shorncliffe 3 February 1917. Aged 45. Born 15 April 1877 in Clay Cross. Son of the late John Herbert and Sarah Shardlow, of Clay Cross; husband of Sarah Shardlow, of Grove Rd., Ashover, Chesterfield. Next of kin given as Mrs Sarah Booth, of Parkmill Farm, Westhouses, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Butcher by trade. Unmarried at enlistment. Attested 19 May 1915 in Brandon, Canada, aged 38 years 1 month, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 41 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada aboard S.S Baltic 1 April 1916. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1852. (C.). National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8800 - 4

SHAW Frank
Private 30319, 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died on service in Unitd Kingdom 3 January 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of the late James Shaw. Buried in SOUTH SHIELDS (HARTON) CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section/Area C. Grave 454. 
SHELTON John
Private 7616, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 18 February 1916. Born Danesmoor, Derbyshire, enlisted North Shields. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row F. Grave 78.
SHEMWELL James
Private 240185, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1 May 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Emily Shemwell, of 6, High St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE. Plot II. Row C. Grave 4. 
SLACK Albert Edward
[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 16388, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born Upperthorpe, Sheffield, enlisted Sheffield. Son of George A Slack, of 15 Court, 2 Pearl Street, Sheffield. Husband of Bertha (nee Simmonete) Slack, of 59 Park Hill Lane, Park, Sheffield, married 26 December 1911 in St. John, Sheffield. Attested 5 November 1915 in Sheffield, aged 24 years 313 days, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 118 lbs, chest 34½ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, married. With Expeditonary Force to France 13 July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9 and 10.
SMART George
Private 117264, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 October 1918. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident North Wingfield, Derbyshire, enlisted Derby. Husband of Annie (nee Smith) Smart, of 132, Long's Row, North Wingfield, Derbyshire, married 25 July 1916 in Chesterfield, two children. Attested as 117264, 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, 7 May 1918 at Derby, aged 25 years 5 months, a Miner by trade, married, resident 132, Long's Row, North Wingfield, Derbyshire, religious denomination Church of England, height 5 feet 3¼ inches, weight 114 lbs, chest 35½ inches, dark hair, fair complexion, grey eyes. Entered France 18 September 1918. Buried in MONTBREHAIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Row B. Grave 14. 
SMITH Richard
Private 70690, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 October 1916. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.
SMITH Thomas Peter
Gunner 33756, "D" Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 August 1916. Born Wingerworth, Derbyshire, resident Clay Cross and enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Husband of Phoebe Ann (ne Kirk) Smith, of 2, Waterloo Street, Clay Cross, married 18 March 1912 in Chesterfield, two children. Attested 26 August 1914 at Chesterfield, aged 21 years 183 days, a Coal Miner, married, height 5 feet 8¼ inches, weight 132 lbs, chest 36 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted to 15th on 1 November 1914, 173 Brigade 15 January 1915. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot X. Row J. Grave 1.
SPURR J T
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
STALEY Walter
Private 16588, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of George and Annie Staley; husband of Maud Onion (formerly Staley), of Mill Row, Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.
STANDELL, MM William Bryan L
Lance Corporal 5612, 237th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 31109, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Clay Lane, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 14. 
STATHAM G
Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - No further information currently available
STEWART Ernest
Private 6860, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). Killed in actio 1 November 1914. Born Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbys, enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Mrs. C. Stewart, of 34, Compton St., Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3. 5.
STOPPARD Thomas
Private 4443, 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 August 1916. Aged 34. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Lizzie Stoppard, of Market St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Attested 31 July 1915 at Chesterfield, aged 32 years 10 months, born Clay Cross, single, a Miner, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 154 inches, chest 37 inches, light complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. In France from 4 March 1916. Buried in BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 1. 
SUTHERLAND Charles
[On the memorial he is lsited as Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)] Private 8108, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, enlisted Leicester. Son of Samuel Sutherland, of Prince of Wales' Yard, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44. 
SUTTON James
Private 18953, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Rose Sutton, of Eldon St., Clay Goss, Chesterfield. Buried in BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD, Somme, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 37. 
TAYLOR C
Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery - No further information currently available
TOMLINSON William
Private 3842, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 June 1917. Born Woodthorpe, Derbyshire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 32.
TOPLIS William
Driver T2/12908, 67th Labour Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 13 November 1917. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Chesterfield, enlisted Ripley. Son of Mr. J. Toplis, of Kinning St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row G. Grave 22.
TOWNDROW John Patrick
Private 118097, 1st/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 17 October 1918. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Husband of Georgina (nee Wilson) Towndrow, of Barrister's Yard, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, married 1917 In Registry Office, Chesterfield. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, a Coal Miner Pony Driver Below Ground, son of Alice Townrow, boarding at Shakespeare Yard, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. Buried in FRESNOY-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Row B. Grave 23. 
TUCKLEY Lawrence George
Private 3761, 1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 May 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Danesmoor, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Ann Tuckley, of 4, Holly Tree Terrace, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, and the late Frank Tuckley. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Clay Cross, a Colliery Surface Bankman, son of Ann tuckley (a widow), resident 4, Holly Tree Terrace, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Attested 30 January 1915 at Chesterfield, aged 21 years 5 months, born Danesmoor, Chesterfield, a Miner, single. Medical Examination 30 January 1915 in Chesterfield, born Danesmoor, aged 21 years 6 months, height 5 feet 6 inches. weight 128 lbs, chest 37 inches, grey eyes, brown hair, medium complexion, religious denomination Wesleyan. To France 27 October 1915. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12. 
TURVEY Fred

Guardsman 21576, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died at Eyre Street, Clay cross 18 January 1920. Aged 26. Miner by trade. Son of Mrs. Susan Turvey, of Gladstone Cottages, Broadleys, Clay Cross. IN the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Clay cross, a Coal Miner Labourer Below, son of Susan Brown (sic), resident Hoffman's Row, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried 22 January 1920 in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1461. (C.).

VANN John Harold
Lance Corporal or Corporal 11297, 1st Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 29 September 1914. Aged 21. Born Leicester, resident and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of James Wellesley Vann and Harriet Vann, of Market Square, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Buried in LES GONARDS CEMETERY, VERSAILLES, Yvelines, France. Row 1. Grave 23.
WAKEFIELD H
Private, Northumberland Fusiliers - No further information currently available
WAKEFIELD James Parks
Private 12907, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1916. Born Tupton, Derbyshire, resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
WAKELIN Walter
Private 3491, 5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 24 May 1915. Aged 36. Son of Timothy and Emmila Wakelin. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.
WALDRON Isiah
Private 318761, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 12 April 1917. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 12. 
WALKER Alfred
Private 144828, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 243796, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 October 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Lizzie Hardy, of 4, Waterloo St., Clay Cross; husband of Alice Walker, of Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 3. 
WALKER David Doxey
Private/Trooper 1534, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers). Died on service at gallipoli 6 December 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Chesterfield, enlisted Caly Cross, Derbyshire. Son of James and Elizabeth Walker, of Newmarket Farm, Clay Cross. Widower of Louisa. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Malta. Section C. Grave 3094.
WALKER Frank
Private 12215, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16 December 1915. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. M. F. Walker, of Clay Cross Lane, Derby. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 78.
WALTERS Arthur
Private 204591, 5th Reserve Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 29 August 1917. Discharged 29 August 1917 due to sickness under King's Regulations Para 392 (xvi), enlisted 14 June 1917, issued Silver badge no. 238877 5 October 1917. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 3700.
WARDLE John E
Private 17771, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 4 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A. 
WARREN John
Corporal 240862, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 17 August 1918. Aged 37. Born and resident Danesmoor, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of John and Elizabeth Warren, of Danes Moor, Derbyshire; husband of Ruth Mellors (formerly Warren), of 92, Flash Lane, Bramley, Rotherham. Buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 3. 
WELLS George H
Corporal 3/6474, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds in 21st Field Ambulance, France, 30 June 1917. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs Annie E. Wells, oif Market Street, Clay cross. Medical Examination 26 August 1914 in Clay Cross, aged 18 years 19 days, a Grocer's Assistant, height 5 feet 6¼ inches. weigth 124 lbs, chest 33½ inches. Attestation for Army Reserve at Chesterfield 26 August 1914, aged 18 years 176 days, born Clay Cross, a Grocer's Assitant, unmarried, height 5 feet 6¼ inches. weigth 124 lbs, chest 33½ inches, blue eyes, light b rown hair, religious denomination Baptist. Recruit training with 3rd Battalion 26 August 1914, appointed unpaid lance Corporal 21 August 1914, posted 11th Battalion 9 September 1914. posted 3rd Battalion 20 October 1914. posted 13th Battalion 31 October 1914, posted 3rd Battalion 12 December 1914, appointed Acting Lance Corporal 21 December 1914, appointed paid Lance Corporal 1 February 1915, posted 1st Battalion 18 May 1915, promoted Corporal 9 April 1916. With Expeditinary Force to France 18 May 1915 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.
WELLS George William
Private 241252, 18th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Born and enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Originally 5th 9Reserve) battalion, transferred to 1st/4th Battalion then transferred to IV Platton, 'A' Company, 18th Battalion. No known grave. Commmemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.
WHETTON George
Corporal 240930, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 7 April 1917. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Millicent Whetton, of Thanet St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire; brother of John (below). In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Clay Cross, a Coal Miner Hewer, married to Clara with two children, resident 222 Main Street, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Derbyshire, son of George and Millicent Whetton, resident Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 6. 
WHETTON John
[WETTON on memorial spelt WHETTON in records] Private 241229, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) transferred to 405108, 864th Area Employment Company, Garrison Guards, Labour Corps formerly 3813, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 October 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Mrs. Millicent Whetton, of Thanet St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire; brother of George (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Derbyshire, son of George and Millicent Whetton, resident Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Clay Cross, a Coal Hewer, son of Millicent Whetton, resident Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Clay Lane, Derbyshire. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4. 
WHITE Peter
Lance Corporal 1410, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 24 August 1915. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of George and P. A. White, of Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 8.
WHITWORTH Alfred
Corporal 70548, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel Whitworth, of Brassington St., Clay Cross, Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41. 
WILKES Tom
Private 22993, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 September 1918. Born and enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7. 
WILLIAMS Lewis
Private 1924, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died on service 22 May 1916. Born South Normanton, Derbyshire, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 19. Section C.C. Grave 4. 
YATES Richard [Bertie]
Private 242466, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) formerly 3024, Derbyshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 27 September 1917. Aged 27. Born Darley Dale, Derbyshire, resident Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Bakewell, Derbyshire. Baptised 26 April 1890 in Clay cross. Son of David and Linda Yates, of 59, Portland St., Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Born at Clay Cross, Derbyshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Clay Cross, son of Linda Yates, resident Stretton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 9. 
1939-1945
BANCROFT Geoffrey
Lieutenant 204892, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 20 January 1942. Aged 23. Son of William Henry and Rose Bancroft, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 35. Row G. Grave 1.
BAXTER Leslie
Gunner 1782402, 89 Battery, 35 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of as a Japanese Prisoner of War from Beri-Beri and Diahorrea in Tambaya, Burma, 19 September 1943. Aged 38. Born Clay Cross, Derbyshire, resident Birkenhead, Cheshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B1. Row K. Grave 15.
BLEASE Frank
Lance Corporal 4914365, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Missing in action reported killed in action 9 July 1943. Aged 29. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of Frederick and May Blease, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 7.
BRAMLEY Ronald
Gunner 838244, 2 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 20 February 1944. Aged 29. Born Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and resident Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Walter and Mary Ann Bramley; husband of Jessie Bramley, of Holmewood, Derbyshire. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row H. Grave 8.
CLARKE Bernard
[Listed as CLARK on CWGC and Casualty Lists and all Army Records] Gunner 1594526, 200 Battery, 68 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died asa Prisoner of War in Camp204, Italy, from Embolus Lungs, 1 April 1944. Aged 30. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of David and Charlotte Clark, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row D. Grave 8.
CLARKE William Arthur
Driver T/172424, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 15 October 1943. Aged 27. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of Richard and Dora Clarke, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY, Algeria. Plot 4. Row J. Grave 19. 
DANIELS Sam Tunnicliffe (Peter)
Flying Officer (Navigator) 132723, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 June 1943. Aged 21. Son of Samuel and Hannah Daniels, of Clay Cross. Buried in NORTH WINGFIELD (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Derbyshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area H. Grave 18.
DAVISON Henry Kenning
Guardsman 2661313, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 4 March 1943. Aged 26. Born and resident Derbyshire. Only son of Henry and Margaret Cecilia Davison, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 11. Row D. Grave 9.
ELLIOTT William
Private 3532642, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War 4 January 1942, wounded when captured 23 May 1940. Aged 23. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of Oscar and Annie Elliott, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 9.
EVANS Thomas
Private 5048265, 6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 July 1944. Aged 28. Born Derbyshire, resident Derby. Son of William Evans, and of Charlotte Evans, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES. Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 8.
FERGUSON Hugh Oswald
Temporary Captain 129836, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 11 September 1943. Aged 31. Born Nottingham, resident Derbyshire. Son of William Russell Ferguson and Eliza Mary Ferguson, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row K. Grave 15.
HASLAM Charles
Lance Bombadier 2086253, 59 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Presumed killed in action at sea 7 January 1943. Aged 23. Born and resident Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of George and Amy Haslam, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire; husband of M. Haslam, of Bury, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6
HOGGINS Isaac
[Listed as HUGGINS on memorial] Private 4805358, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 6 October 1943, captured at Singapore 15 February 1942. Aged 27. Born 16 June 1916, and resident, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Gertrude Hoggins, of 50, Angel Fields, Clay Cross, Chesterfield; married 1939 to Annie Searston. Surface Worker by trade. In the 1939 Register he was a Surface Screen Hand Coal Mine Heavy Worker, married to Annie, resident 25, Holmgate Road, Clay Cross, Clay, Derbyshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 1. Row G. Grave 6.
HUNTER Leslie
Leading Stoker C/KX 80345, H.M. Submarine Odin, Royal Navy. Died at sea 27 June 1940 after his submarine had been depth charged and later rammed on surface by the Italian destroyer Strale and the Folgore-class destroyer Baleno and sank in the Gulf of Taranto on 13 June 1940. Aged 32. Born 7 March 1908 in Chesterfield. Son of Thomas James and Elizabeth Hunter, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Admitted to Parkhouse Infants School, Clay cross, 27 October 1913, resident Eldow Street, Clay Cross, son of Thomas James Hunter, left to join Junior Boys School 29 January 1915. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, born New Tupton, Derbyshire, son of Tomas James and Elizabeth Hunter, resident 13, Bridge Street, New Tupton near Chesterfield, Tupton, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 38, Column 1. 
KILCLINE Thomas
Fusilier 1079961, 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Killed in action 22 October 1944. Aged 24. Born and resident Derbyshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kilcline, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in HEESCH ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 12. 
LAW Francis George
Driver T/263058, Royal Army Service Corps. Died as a result of an accident 17 July 1944. Aged 27. Born 12 March 1917, and resident, Derbyshire. Son of George Law, and of Harriett Lavinia Law, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Pastry & Bread Maker & Salesman, resident with his widowed mother, Harriett, at 36, Eldon Street, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Itay. Plot I. Row B. Grave 9. 
LING Harold
Petty Officer Supply P/MX 54155, H.M.S. Hebe, Royal Navy. Died at sea 22 November 1943. Born 31 October 1915 in Chesterfield. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 79, Column 1. 
LONGMATE George Stanley
Flight Sergeant 1815829, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27 April 1944. Aged 21. Born 1923. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 8. Row K. Collective grave 18-21.
MARSHALL Joffre
Lance Corporal 4613457, 2/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Missing in action proven killed 11 June 1940. Aged 23. Born 3 June 1917 in Derbyshire, resident Sheffield. In the 1939 Register he was married to Norren Emily resident 12 Higham Hallfield Gate, Shirland and H, Chesterfield R.D., Derbyshire. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division. 67. Row S. Grave 19. 
MARTIN, DFM Harry
[Listed as MARTINE in some places] Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1183447, 625 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 October 1944. Aged 23. Son of John Ben Martin and Bertha Martin, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.). Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 11. Row D. Grave 8.
MATHER Henry
Acting Petty Officer Stoker P/KX 88293, H.M.S. Beverley, Royal Navy. Died at sea 11 April 1943. Aged 29. Born 23 March 1914 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of George Henry and Dora Lottie Mather, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 3. 
MULDOON Frank
Lance Corporal 4805401, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 1 December 1943. Aged 27. Born 25 August 1916, and resident, Derbyshire. Husband of Jessie Muldoon, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Slag Labourer Heavy Worker, unmarried, resident 70 Shakespear Gd, King Street, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row E. Grave 33. 
NUTT Joseph Henry
Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1210237, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died while flying in an Avro Lancaster (heavy bomber) 14 January 1944. Born 1917. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 1.
NUTT Thomas Arnold
Gunner 982681, 153 (The Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 22 September 1944. Aged 27. Born and resident Clay Cross. Son of William Robert and Marion Elizabeth Nutt; husband of Eileen Alberta Nutt, of Scarborough, Yorkshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 14. Row A. Grave 9.
ONION Henry Arthur Charles
Private 14660311, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 1 March 1945. Aged 19. Born 3 June 1925, and resident, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Ruth Naomi Onion, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Fetler Labourer Foundry, resident 18, Brassington Street, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 48. Row E. Grave 6. 
ORWIN Roy
Corporal 4979072, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 April 1943. Aged 25. Born 2 October 1917, and resident, Derbyshire. Son of Percy and Minnie Orwin; husband of Beatrice Margaret Orwin (nee Burgess), of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Iron Foundry Labourer, resident 12 Holmgate Road, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 24. 
ROE Gordon
Trooper 14259418, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds 14 March 1944. Aged 20. Born 27 September 1923, and resident, Derbyshire. Son of Frederick and Beatrice Roe, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Post Office Clerk, unmarried, resident 69 High Street, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 22. 
SMITH William
Private 4911302, "G" Company, 8th (H.D.) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at 1, Clarence Road, Birkenhead, 12 March 1941. Aged 32. Born and resident Derbyshire. Baptised 1 January 1909 at Clay Cross. Son of William and Matilda Smith, of Clay Cross. Buried 20 March 1941 in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 517.
STANFORD Robert
Gunner 960038, 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds in Sicily 30 July 1943. Aged 24. Born 23 January 1919, and resident, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Stanford, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Haulage Man In Pit, resident 42 Clay Cross, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 38.
TOWNDROW Geoffrey
Gunner 1587330, 200 Battery, 68 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died due to shrapnel wound to the head due to enemy action in 6 General Hospital, Egypt, 13 August 1941. Aged 21. Born 31 October 1919, and resident, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Charles and Emma Towndrow, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire.In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Iron Foundry Labourer, resident 25 Egstow Place, Clay Cross U.D., Derbyshire. Buried in TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 3. Row L. Grave 11.
TUCKER James aka Jim
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 636626, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30 September 1941. Aged 21. Son of James and Eva Tucker, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in NOORDWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot 1. Joint grave 4.
TUCKER William M
Sergeant 1453870, 248 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 September 1943. Aged 20. Son of James and Eva Tucker, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 167.
WALKER John William
Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) 179250, 429 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 August 1944. Aged 20. Son of George Frederick Walker, and of Amelia Walker, of Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 5. Row A. Collective grave 12-14.
WALKER S
Driver. Royal Engineers - No further information currently available
WILSON Adam
Able Seaman C/SSX 15926, H.M.S. Welshman, Royal Navy. Died at sea 1 February 1943. Aged 30. Born 1 December 1912 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Adam and Harriet Wilson; husband of Margery Wilson. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXIV. Row A. Grave 17.
BURIED IN CLAY CROSS CEMETERY BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL
BOWLER Harry
Sapper 2127277, 22 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29 March 1945. Son of Isaac and Lucy Bowler, of Danesmoor. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1847.
CLARKE J
Private 2854, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 24 November 1920. Aged 40. Husband of Martha Elizabeth Clarke, of "Roslyn," Stretton Rd., Clay Cross. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 805. (C.).
SANDERSON Cyril
Bombardier 838341, 79 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27 June 1943. Aged 31. Son of William H. Sanderson and Vastina Sanderson, of Clay Cross. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 1718.
WRAGG W
Private S/2922609, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 22 March 1947. Aged 25. Son of Albert G. Wragg and Annie Wragg, of Clay Cross. Buried in CLAY CROSS CEMETERY, Derbyshire. Grave 341.

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