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BUCKNALL WAR MEMORIAL

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

The war memorial is located at the junction of Mary Church Road and Werrington Road near the parish church. It takes the form of an obelisk mounted on a tiered plinth standing on a three-stepped base. There are 80 names (90 names according to NIWM) listed for World War 1 and none for World War 2.
Photographs copyright © Alf Beard 2007

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

1914-1918

ALLEN

Thomas

Private 10208, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 August 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of John Allen, of 141 High Street, Bucknall. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 171 to 173.

BADDELEY

William

Private 15154, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of Aaron and Sarah Baddeley, of 13 Chapel Street, Bucknall. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 171 to 173.

BARKER

Ephraim George

Private 27309, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment formerly Private 4795, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 October 1918. Born and enlisted Hanley, Staffordshire. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 9.

BATES

James

Private 13965, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died on service of enteric fever 5 August 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffordshire, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent (attestation papers say resident Stoke-On-Trent). Son of Jane Bates, of 5 James Street, Bucknall, and the late Peter Bates. Miner by trade. Unmarried. Attested 28 October 1914,. Aged 19 years. Joined unit 30 October 1914, posted Depot 31 October 1914, posted 7th Battalion 11 November 1914. In the 1901 census he was. Aged 5, born Hanley, Staffordshire (sic), son of Peter and Jane bates, resident 13, Brook Green, Bucknall, Stoke Rural, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire. In the 1911 census he was. Aged 15, born Bucknall, an Assistant Crate Maker, son of Peter and Jane Bates, resident 3, James Street, Broakhouse Green, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, Stoke Rural, Staffordshire. Buried in Alexandria Chatby Military War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section J. Grave 181.

Extract from Staffordshire Sentinel - Saturday 11 September 1915, page 2:

PRIVATE J. BATES, BUCKNALL.

Mr. and Mrs. Bates, of James-street, Bucknall, have received news from the War Office, stating that their son, Pte. James Bates, 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment,. Died from enteric fever at the Dardanelles on August 5th. He was 20 years of age.

BENNETT

H

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BERRISFORD

George

Private 6714, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 November 1914. Born and resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Lichfield, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on Plogsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

BETTANY

Ernest

Private 44363, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 49348, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in actio 27 September 1918. Born Stoke, Staffordshire, enlisted Burslem. Buried in Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt, Pas de Calais, France. Row K. Grave 20.

BETTANY

George W

Acting Bombardier 31981, 'D' Battery, 168th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 16 July 1917. Resident Werrington, Staffs, enlisted Longton, Cumberland. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 47.

BIRCH

George Owen

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

Extracts from a local Stoke-on-Trent newspaper:

HOW LIEUT. BIRCH MET HIS DEATH.

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

LATE LIEUTENANT BIRCH.

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

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

A memorial service to the late Lieutenant Birch will be held at Bucknall Church on Sunday evening next at 6. 30 .

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

BIRCH

W

Munitions - No further information currently available - Late addition

BLAKEMAN

Horatio Frank

Gunner 77407, 'A' Battery, 56th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 23 May 1916. Aged 23. Born Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of Horation and Mary Ann of 25 Free Trade Street, Northwood, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot V. Row S. Grave13.

BOND

F

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BOOTE

Alfred

Private 2344, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1916. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted and resident Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Vermelles Btitish Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 15.

BOUGHEY

Frederick

Gunner 313074, 1st (North Midland, Staffordshire) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (North Midlands Stafford). Died of wounds 12 February 1917. Born and enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.

BRERETON

John William

Private G/1316, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 8 August 1916. Aged 27. Born Tunstall, Staffs, resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of William and Mary Brereton, of 4, Port St., Middleport, Burslem, Staffs; husband of Gladys Brereton, of 149, High St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

BRITTON

S

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BROWN

F

No further information currently available

CAPPER

William

Stoker 1st Class SS/102941, H.M.S. "Good Hope," Royal Navy. Reservist RFR/PO/B/4253. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action when his ship was sunk at the Battle of Coronel 1 November 1914. Aged 26. Born 18 March 1888 in Burslem, Staffordshire. Son of Robert Capper, of Middleport, Burslem, and the late Emma Capper; husband of Martha Capper, of 12, Ricardo St., Middleport, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 4.

CHETWYND

Eli

Private 38515, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) formerly 69127, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, previously served as Private 44890, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born and resident Baddesley, Warwicks, enlisted Atherstone. Buried in Bucuoy Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 9.

CHORLTON

Harry

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

CLARKSON, MM

John

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

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

CLAY

Ernest

Trooper 3640, 1st Life Guards. Killed during an air raid in France 19 May 1918. Born 29 July 1893 in Hanley, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Baptised 8 October 1893 in Hankley, St Luke, son of Elijah and Sarah Jane Clay. Married, resident 13, West Street, Wellington Parish. His parents lived in Abbey Hulton. In the 1901 census he was. Aged 7, born Hanley, Staffordshire, son of Elijah and Sarah J Clay, resident Abbey, 23, Leek Road, Stoke Rural, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire. In the 1911 cernsus he was. Aged 17, born Hanley, Staffordshire, a General Labourer, son of Elijah and Sarah Jane Clay, resident 16, Abbey Street, Abbey Hulton, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, Stoke Rural, Staffordshire. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVI. Row C. Grave 29.

Extract from Staffordshire Sentinel - Friday 7 June 1918, page 4:

HANLEY

BETHESDA MISSION. —The Sunday school anniversary services were held on Sunday. The usual procession was made round the neighbourhood during the morning. Large congregations assembled in the afternoon and evening, when the preacher was Mr. A. Rhodes, of Etruria. Special hymns were sung by the children and anthems by the choir. As token of sympathy with the relatives of Trooper Ernest Clay, who was killed in France on May 19th, the children wore purple rosettes. The conductor was Mr. W. Forrester, the organist F. Tildesley, and the pianist Miss Connie Forrester. The total receipts were £33 17s. , an increase of £3 on last year.

COLLINS

Harry

Acting Lance Corporal 486128, 465th (North Midland) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29 September 1917. Aged 23. Born Smethwick, Staffordshire, resident Bucknall, Staffordshire. Son of Alice Collins (now Filcher), of 24, Baker St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, and the late Thomas Collins. Buried in Philosphe British Cemetery Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row V. Grave 47.

DALE

Joseph Harold

Private 13924, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 19 April 1916. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 34.

DANIELS

Frederick Charles

[Listed as DANIEL on CWGC] Lance Corporal 1690, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14 October 1915 [SDGW states 16 October]. Aged 23. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of Edward Daniel, of 19, Longton Rd., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Fouquires Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Row I. Grave 60

DAWSON

William

Private 42098, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Buried in Ephey Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13.

DEAVILLE

George

Private 10338, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 August 1915. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 171 to 173.

DEAVILLE

William

[Listed as DEANVILLE on SDGW] Private 13675, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 November 1915. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 7.

DENNITTS

Kenneth John Wolfe

Second Lieutenant, 98th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action as an Observer flying in a De Havilland D.H.9, serial number D7202, 3 September 1918; pilot was Second Lieutenant R. T. Ingram. Born 30 October 1899. Native of Meir, Staffs. Son of Lewis Edgar Dennitts, of King's Arms Hotel, Meir, Longton near Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire. Prior to enlistment he was a student at Orme Boys School, Newcastle, Staffordshire from 1914 to 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, son of Lewis Edgar and Alice Dennitts, resident Plough Inn, Knutton, Silverdale, Staffordshire; brother of William Frederick Dennitts (below). No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed on the Normacot War Memorial Staffordshire.

DENNITTS

William Frederick aka Willie

Corporal 3263, 1st/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 20. Resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Burton-On-Trent. Born 29 January 1895. Baptised 26 February 1895 in Stoke on Trent, St Peter Ad Vincula, Staffordshire, son of Lewis Edgar and Alice Dennitts. Son of Mrs. Alice M. Dennitts, of "Holm Lea", Meir Rd., Normacote, Stoke-on-Trent. In the 1911 census he is listed s Frederick William Dennitts, he was aged 16, born Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, son of Lewis Edgar and Alice Dennitts, resident Plough Inn, Knutton, Silverdale, Staffordshire; brother of Kenneth John Wolfe Dennitts (above). No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 103 to 105. Also listed on the Normacot War Memorial Staffordshire.

EDGE

James Henry

Private 40448, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 November 1916. Aged 34. Enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Husband of Edith Wright Edge, of 55, High St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.

ELDERSHAW

William Lolley

Gunner 77495, 'D' Battery, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22 May 1916. Aged 17. Born Ecleshall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Son of John Eldershaw, of 35, Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 17.

ELLIS

Arthur

Private 18540, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action in South Russia 26 August 1918. Born Hanley, Staffordshire, resident Bucknall, Staffordshire, enlisted 1915 in Stoke-on-Trent. Resident of High Street, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Tehran Memorial, Iran. Panel 4. Column 1.

FENTON

William Henry

Lance Corporal 40175, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1918. Resident Hucknall, Notts, enlisted Lichfield, Staffs. Buried in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 159.

FILCHER

George

Private 60476, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 17 October 1918. Born Stockton Brook, Staffs, resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Lichfield. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 25.

GORDON

James Ernest

Private 18683, 1st Battalion, Kingís Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 9 August 1916. Aged 25. Born Bucknall, Staffs, resident Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gordon, of Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Plot VII. Row D. Grave 35A.

GREGORY

Samuel

Private 29370, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1918. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

HARP

William John

Corporal 46777, 14th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 19316, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 September 1918. Born and enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 13.

HOLDCROFT

John

Private 14684, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1916. Born Bucknall, Staffs, resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.

HOLLINS

A

probably Arthur HOLLINS, Private 40987, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment formerly 46176, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Resident Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30.

HUGHES

William Edward

Private 143541, 59th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 35824, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley. Son of Daniel Edward and Hannah Hughes, of 129, Werrington Rd., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXVII. Row G. Grave 14.

JOHNSON

Horace

Private 17831, 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellingtonís (West Riding Regiment.). Killed in action 8 June 1917. Born Shifnal, Salop, resident Bucknall, Staffoprdshire, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 55.

JONES

Edward

Private 10484, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 January 1916. Aged 35. Born Haley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of John and Ann Jones, of 13, Hill St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 171 to 173.

LEAKE

C C or G G

No further information currently available

LEESE

Francis James

Private 47598, 2/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 33. Born Aston, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of the late Thomas and Frances Leese; husband of Louisa Emma Leese, of 24, Trent Terrace, Abbey Rd., Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.

LINGARD

Charles

Private 69782, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Wucknall, Salop (sic - s/b Bucknall), enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of Charles and Harriet Lingard, of 31, Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecouer-Sar-LíEscut, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 36.

LYTH

J

No further information currently available

MATTHEWS

John

Private 2659, 1/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Hanley, Staffs, resident Bucknall, Staffs. Son of the late John and Harriett Elizabeth Matthews, of 70, High St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 103 to 105.

MEAKIN

Benjamin

Private 29577, 13th Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) formerly 30302, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 16 December 1917. Aged 23. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Meakin, of 106, High St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Buried in Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12.

MOORCROFT

A

No further information currently available

MORETON

Gerald Critchlow

Private 41062, 'C' Company, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 December 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Hanley, Staffs, resident Bucknall, Staffs. Son of Arthur Pollard Moreton and Mary Moreton, of 225, Werrington Rd., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Born at Hanley, Staffs. Buried in Epehywood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 13.

MOUNTFORD

Arthur

Private 16391, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9 April 1916. SBorn Wolstanton, Staffs, resident Newcastle, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. on of Thomas and Hannah Mountford; husband of Edith Betsy Mountford, of 60, Werrington Rd., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 34.

MOUNTFORD

Gilbert

Private 13919, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.

NASH

Arthur Frederick

Private 4112, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorials), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longeuval, Somme, France. Plot XIX. Row I. Grave 7.

PADFIELD

Reginald George

Sergeant 29256, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment formerly 22911, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 August 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Padfield, of 155, High Street, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row D. Grave 9.

PARTON

Stephen Thomas

[On the Medal Roll listed at Stephen J same army number] Private 8673, 2nd Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of Thomas and Sarah Parton, of 57, Seymour St., Hanley, Staffs; husband of Hannah Parton, of Swifts Lane, Witley Moor, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 to 25.

PENNINGTON

Ralph

Private 9980, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 30 April 1916. Born fenton, Staffs, resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 1.

PLATT

Harold aka Harry

Gunner 115398, 225th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 22 April 1917. Born Hanley, Staffs, resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Longton, Staffs. Buried in Hervin Farm British Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 8.

PROCTOR

Frank

Private 41423, 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 15 August 1918. Aged 18.Born and resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Burslem, Staffs. Son of Frank and Amy 77 Trent Terrace Leek Road Hanley. Buried in Londonderry City Cemetery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Grave reference G. C. 2

RICHARDS

John Thomas

Private 30960, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 November 1916. Aged 36. Born Knutton, Staffs, resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Husband of Florence Lousia Richards, of 10, Trent Terrace, Abbey Rd., Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 7.

RIDGE

George

Corporal 29340. 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment formerly 22480, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died on service 14 November 1918. Born and enlisted Hanley, Staffs, resident Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Kortrijk (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Row A. Grave 5.

ROBINSON

A V

Probably Arthur Albert Victor ROBSINSON, Private 200781, 2nd/5th (Home Services) Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died on service 3 April 1918. Aged 28. Resident Shelton, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs, aged 25 years 71 days. Son of the late Albert Robinson; husband of Mary Ann Chatterley (formerly Robinson), of 43, Broom St., Hanley, Staffs. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born London, a Potter's Caster, son of Albert and Alice Maud Robinson, resident 128 Spencer Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 32-34 inches. With B.E.F. in France from 25 February 1917. Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 3.

ROBINSON

J W

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SAVAGE

John Sidney

Private 102292 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 25467, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 September 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley. Born Staffordshire. Son of William and Ruth Savage, of Callemondah, Cooroy West, Queensland, Australia. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 4.

SHERRATT

George

Private 25965, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Bucknall, Staffs, resident Newcastle, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

SHERRATT

J

No further information currently available

SHERWIN

William

Gunner 2699, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12 July 1917. Aged 19. Born 19 August 1898. Baptised 25 October 1898 in Bucknall, St Mary, Staffordshire. Son of John Sherwin, of 121, High St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, and the late Amelia Sherwin. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bucknall, Staffordshire, son of Joh and Amelia Sherwin, boarding at 49, High Street, Stoke Rural, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bucknall, Staffs, at school, son of John and Amelia Sherwin, resident 121 High Street. Bucknall. Stoke on Trent, Stoke Rural, Staffordshire. Buried in Bucknall (St Mary) Churchyard, Staffordshire. New Ground. Grave 400.

SNOW

R

There is a Clement SNOW Lance Corporal 6980, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 January 1915. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Buried in Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IX. Row Q. Grave 10.

STANFORD

Edward John

Private 12489, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 19 April 1916 [SDGW states 10 April]. Born Wellington, Staffs, resident Bucknall, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 8.

STEED

Walter John

Private 10952, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 10 April 1916. Born Burslem, Staffs, resident Bucknall, Staffs. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXII. Row F. Grave 1.

STEELE, MM

George William

Acting Company Sergeant Major 9843, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Buried near this spot Plot III. Row D. Grave 22.

SUTTON

H

No further information currently available

THOMAS

William

Lance Corporal 9185, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20 November 1915. Aged 40. Born Bucknall, Staffs, resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of William and Mary Thomas. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 12.

TONGUE

Samuel

Private 17421 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 18-19 November 1916. Bornj Boundary, Staffs, resident Killamarsh, Derbyshire, enlisted Chesterfield. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 36.

WALLEY

Cecil W

[Originally transcribed as G W WALLEY] Private G/14430, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1918. Aged 20. Born Hanley, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Son of Arthur and Althea Walley, of 10, Baker St., Bucknall, Staffs. Buried in Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 48.

WATSON

William Grant

Private 30716, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died on service 24 February 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Hanley, Staffs. Son of Grant and Hannah Watson, of 12, High St., Bucknall, Staffs. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 177.

WHIELDON

G

No further information currently available.

WHITFIELD

Wesley Sherwin

No further military information currently available. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Hanley, Staffordshire, an Errand boy to sugar boiling, son of Richard and Sarah Ann Whitfield, resident 57 High Street, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, Stoke Rural, Staffordshire.

WILLIAMS

Arthur Lowther

Private 14503, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8 October 1916. Aged 20. Born Wrexham. resident Hanley, enlisted Stoke-on-Trent. Son of Charlotte Williams, of 17, New St., Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, and the late Robert Williams. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

WILLIAMS

James

Driver 107529, "C" Battery, 59th brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 20 November 1916. Born Bucknall, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 17.

WILSHAW

George

Private 13822, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 September 1917 [25 September on SDGW]. Born and resident Werrington, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row X. Grave 68.

WILSHAW

William [Henry]

Private 13430, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22 April 1916. Born and resident Hanley, Staffs, enlisted Stoke-On-Trent. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 13.

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