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Sandiacre
Memorial Record
1914 - 1918

G H Allen
Believed to be George Hussey Allen
Private 29195, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
Great War Service: George Hussey Allen enlisted at Ilkeston, although the precise date is unknown. He was killed in action on 22 October 1916, aged 20, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern France, Pier and Face 6C.
Family: The son of William Henry and Emily Susan Allen, he was born in Derby in 1896. The 1911 census gives the family address as 22 Olive Avenue, Long Eaton.

C C Baker
Second Lieutenant 1772, ‘D’ Company, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Colin Claude Baker enlisted on an unknown date but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 20 April 1915. He died of wounds on 12 May 1917, aged 28, and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, near Boulogne in northern France, grave reference XVII.A.17.
Family: The son of Joseph Henry and Annie Baker, he was born in Nottingham in 1889 and was the younger brother of Edgar (see below) and cousin of Harry Leslie Baker (see overleaf). At the time of the brothers' deaths, they were living at ‘Hill Crest’, Derby Road, Sandiacre.
Note: Colin Claude Baker is also commemorated on the Risley War Memorial.

E C Baker
Acting Sergeant 1476, Royal Army Pay Corps, attached to the Hampshire Regiment
Great War Service: Edgar Cecil Baker enlisted at Nottingham, date unknown, but the Medal Index Card gives the date of entry as 12 February 1915. He died of wounds on 19 June 1918, aged 32, and is buried in St. Giles’ churchyard, Sandiacre.
Family: The son of Joseph Henry and Annie Baker, he was born in Nottingham in 1885 and was the older brother of Colin (see above) and cousin of Harry Leslie Baker (see overleaf). At the time of the brothers' deaths, they were living at 'Hill Crest', Derby Road, Sandiacre.

H L Baker
Lieutenant No. 2533, 18th (Lancashire Hussars) Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment
Great War Service: Harry Leslie (Les) Baker enlisted on an unknown date but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 1917. He was killed in action on 8 November 1918, aged 26, and is buried in Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, near the town of Maubeuge in north eastern France, grave reference II.C.1. He was awarded the Military Cross in March 1918.
Family: The son of Harry Edgar and Lily/Leila Marie, he was born in Nottingham in 1891. He was the cousin of Colin Claude Baker and Edgar Cecil Baker (see previous entries). At the time of his death, the family address was ‘Lyndhurst’, Derby Road, Sandiacre.
Note: Les Baker is also commemorated on the Risley War Memorial.

T Barsby
Private 8311, Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Division
Great War Service: Thomas Barsby attested at Nottingham on 4 December 1895. He died at sea as a direct result of enemy action on 31 May 1916, aged 39, and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 22.
Family: Believed to be the son of Thomas and Naomi Barsby, he was born in 1876, possibly in Sandiacre. The 1891 census gives the family address as Church Street, Sandiacre.

N Barson
Private 39596, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Great War Service: Neville Barson enlisted at Ilkeston, date unknown. He died of wounds on 23 March 1918, aged 26, and is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference III.J.45.
Family: The son of William and Sarah Ann Barson, he was born in Stapleford in 1892. At the time of his death, he was living with his wife Maggie in Shaftesbury Avenue, Sandiacre.
Note: Neville Barson is also commemorated on the Stapleford War Memorial.
J Brown
Corporal 157118, Corps of Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Division
Great War Service: John Brown enlisted at Ilkeston on 18 February 1916. He died of malaria on 18 July 1918, aged 29, and is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, in Israel/Palestine, grave reference V.10.
Family: The son of William and Mary Ann Brown, he was born in Stapleford about 1889 and was the younger brother of Walter (see below). At the time of his death, the family address was 3 Bridge Street, Sandiacre.
Note: John Brown is also commemorated on the Stapleford War Memorial.
W Brown
Lance Corporal 26021, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Walter Brown enlisted at Ilkeston on 15 May 1915. He was killed in action on 23 March 1917, aged 36, and is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, near the town of Lens in north eastern France, grave reference I.N.4.
Family: The son of William and Mary Ann Brown, he was born in Bramcote about 1882 and was the older brother of John (see above). At the time of his death, the family address was 3 Bridge Street, Sandiacre.
H Buckley
Henry/Harry Buckley, also known as Henry/Harry Wright
Lance Bombadier 87725, Heavy Battery Royal Horse Artillery
Great War Service: Henry/Harry Buckley enlisted at Nottingham, although the precise date is unknown. He died of wounds on 10 October 1918, aged 24, and is buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference I.F.11. He was awarded the Military Medal.
Family: The son of Louisa Buckley and stepson of James Wright, he was born in Draycott about 1895. The 1911 census gives the family address as 19 Osmaston Street, Sandiacre.

H Carrington
Private 38952, 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Great War Service: Henry/Harry Carrington enlisted at Ilkeston, although the precise date is unknown. He was killed in action on 23 March 1918, aged 19, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 3 and 4.
Family: The son of George Samuel and Mary Louisa Carrington, he was born in Sandiacre or Stapleford about 1899. The 1911 census gives the family address as 4 (now 7) Butt Street, Sandiacre.

F C Casper
No information has yet been found about this serviceman.

F W Cockerill
Private 38903, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Great War Service: Frederick William Cockerill enlisted at Nottingham, date unknown. He was killed in action on 21 March 1918, aged 21, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern France, Panel 23 and 24.
Family: The son of Frederick and Annie Cockerill, he was born at King Street, Camden Town, London on 12 March 1897. The 1911 census gives the family address as Lock Road, Sandiacre.

G F Cooper
Rifleman R/10652, 1st Battalion attached Trench Mortar Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Great War Service: George Frederick Cooper enlisted at Ilkeston in February 1915. He was killed in action on 16 February 1917, aged 22, and is buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference M.39.
Family: The son of George and Miriam Cooper, he was born in Sandiacre in 1894. The 1911 census gives the family address as 7 Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre.
A L Crofts
Private 81753, attached to West Riding Regiment 31 March 1918, posted to 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 28 April 1918
Great War Service: Albert Leslie Crofts enlisted at Ilkeston on 13 June 1917 and was called up on 6 November 1917. He was shot and wounded on 27 May 1918, died of wounds as a prisoner of war on 22 July 1918, aged 19, and was buried by the Germans in a cemetery at Charleville, on the French/Belgian border, on 22 July 1918. He is now commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, near Boulogne in northern France, grave reference VIII.D.9.
Family: The son of Albert and Martha Crofts, he was born in Sandiacre in 1899. The 1911 census gives the family address as 3 Stanton Road, Sandiacre.

A S Cross
Private 56454, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

(Sherwood Foresters)


Great War Service: Albert Strange Cross enlisted at Ilkeston on 22 July 1915. He was killed on 18 May 1917, aged 24, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 7.
Family: The son of Frederick and Elizabeth Cross, he was born in Stapleford in 1893. At the time of his death, the Cross family was reported to reside at 58 Station Road, Sandiacre.

J W Dale
Wireless Telegraphy Operator 212. W.T.S. 1st class, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Ramsey armed boarding steamer
Great War Service: John William Dale’s enlistment details are unknown. He was killed on 8 August 1915, aged 33, during enemy action at sea and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, Panel 13.
Family: The son of John and Sarah Dale, he was born in Great Hampton, Worcester in 1881. The 1911 census gives his address as Sandiacre Post Office where he is shown as Postmaster.

R Dixon
Private 9025, 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
Great War Service: Robert Dixon enlisted at Derby, date unknown. He died of wounds on 14 November 1914, aged 23, and is buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, grave reference V.C.6.
Family: The son of Robert Young Dixon and Josephine, he was born in Derby in 1891. The 1911 census shows him living with his grandmother at 311 Osmaston Road, Derby.

I Doncaster
Second Lieutenant (Temp), 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.
Great War Service: Robert Ivan Doncaster enlisted in March 1915 into the Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on 1 July 1916, aged 19, and is buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference VI.V.8.
Family: The son of Robert and Gertrude Louisa Doncaster, he was born in Nottingham in 1896. The family lived at 'The Grange', Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre.

C W Ellis
Rifleman Y/1613. 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Great War Service: Details of enlistment for Charles William Ellis are unknown but he received the 15 Star so was serving at that time. He died of wounds on 30 March 1918, aged 28, and is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen in northern France, grave reference P.VII.6B.
Family: His birth parents are unknown although he was born in Sandiacre in

1889. The 1911 census shows him living with his adoptive parents at 7 King Edward Street, Sandiacre.



M Elston
4622 RGA, 669 Royal Sussex Regiment
Great War Service: Matthew Edward Elston enlisted at Nottingham on 29 March 1914 and was discharged on 30 October 1914. He subsequently worked at No 6 Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell, Nottinghamshire and was presumed killed as a result of the explosion on 1 July 1918, aged 40. His remains are buried in a mass grave at St. Mary’s churchyard, Attenborough.
Family: The son of James and Lucy Elston, he was born in South Kirby about 1878. The 1911 census shows him living with his wife Mary and daughter at 4 Kent Road, Stapleford.
Note: Matthew Elston is also commemorated on the Memorial at Chetwynd Barracks, in Chilwell.
C Goodwin
Private 5/38550, 10th Training Reserve Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
Great War Service: Charles Goodwin attested at Ilkeston on 9 September 1916 with service from 17 February 1917. He died in training on 26 March 1917 from meningitis at Cannock Chase Military Hospital, aged 18, and is buried in St. Andew's churchyard, Langar from where his mother originated.
Family: The son of Charles and Mary Goodwin and stepson of William Howarth, he was born in Cropwell Butler in 1899. The 1911 census shows him living with his mother and stepfather at 22 Victoria Road, Sandiacre.
J H Grundy
Private 31378, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales’ Volunteers South Lancashire Regiment; formerly Private 25909 South Staffordshire Regiment
Great War Service: John Henry Grundy enlisted at Derby, date unknown. He died of wounds on 2 August 1917, aged 26, and is buried in Ballieul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, near the Belgian border in north eastern France, grave reference III.E.269.
Family: The son of William and Eliza Grundy, he was born in Derby in 1891. The 1911 census gives the family address as 8 Victoria Road, Sandiacre.

B Hall
Private 3/34208, 6th Battalion Leicester Regiment then transferred to 50649, 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Great War Service: Bernal (Bernard) Hall enlisted at Derby on 23 November 1916. He was declared missing in action on 24 March 1918, aged 26, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 5 and 6.
Family: The son of Thomas and Sarah Hall of the White Lion, Sandiacre, he was born in 1891 or 1892. At the time of his death, he was married to Annie and living at 19 Derby Road, Sandiacre.
R Higham
Private 14519, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Robert Edward Higham enlisted at Derby and entered France on 14 July 1915. He died of wounds on 12 March 1916, aged 29, and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, grave reference V.C.3.
Family: The son of William and Patience Higham, he was born in Dudley in 1887. The 1911 census gives his address as Ilkeston Road, Sandiacre.
J R Holt
Believed to be J H Hoult
Private 4707, 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: John Henry Hoult enlisted at Nottingham on 22 June 1914. He died of wounds on 30 August 1917, a day before his 23rd birthday and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, grave reference XVIII.C.6.
Family: The son of William and Ruth Hoult, he was born in Stapleford on 31 August 1894. At the time of his death, his parents were living at 26 Osmaston Street, Sandiacre.
Note: John Hoult is also commemorated on the Stapleford War Memorial.

T Hudson
Private 65710, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers; formerly Private 38928 West Riding Regiment
Great War Service: Thomas Hudson enlisted at Ilkeston in April 1917. He was killed in action on 22 August 1918, aged 19, and is commemorated on the

Vis-en-Artois Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Panel 3.


Family: The son of William and Mabel Hudson, he was born in Shardlow District in 1899. The 1911 census gives the family address as 3 Starch Lane, Sandiacre.


S P Jackson
Now known to be J P Jackson
Private 61456, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

(Sherwood Foresters)


Great War Service: John Peacock Jackson enlisted at Ilkeston, date unknown. He died of wounds on 1 June 1917, aged 24, and is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, near the town of Lens in north eastern France, grave reference I.Q.36.
Family: The son of William J (deceased) and Sarah Jackson, he was born in Stapleford in 1892 or 1893. The 1911 census gives the family address as Moores Yard (France Yard), 7 Starch Lane, Sandiacre.


W Kirk
Private 23764, 2/5th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: William Kirk enlisted at Nottingham in 1918. He was killed on 21 March 1918, aged 20, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 7.
Family: The son of William Howe and Elizabeth Sarah Kirk, he was born about 1898. The 1911 census gives the family address as 23 Bradley Street, Sandiacre.
A McTaggart
Great War Service: No information has yet been found.
Family: The son of Francis and Mary McTaggart, Andrew was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow about 1890. According to the 1911 Census, the family address was

1 Doar's Yard, (off Town Street) Sandiacre.




E W Marriott
Driver 82891, 315th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Great War Service: Ernest William Marriott enlisted at Ilkeston in January 1915. He died on 10 June 1919, aged 36, at Bagthorpe Hospital, Nottingham and is buried in St. Giles' churchyard, Sandiacre.
Family: The son of George and Ann Marriott, he was born in Temple Normanton in 1882. At the time of his death, his wife Louisa and two children were living at 32 Starch Lane, Sandiacre.


H Maskery
Lance Corporal 3787, 16th Battallion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Henry Pickering Maskery’s enlistment is recorded in the Ilkeston Pioneer dated 16 October 1914. He was killed in action on 10 June 1917, aged 23, and is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, grave reference I.A.10.
Family: The son of John and Hetty Maskery, he was born in Sandiacre in 1894. The 1911 census gives the family address as 16 Church Street, Sandiacre.


H Merriman
Private 15725, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Horace Merriman enlisted at Derby on 9 September 1914. (underage) and served in France from 28 July 1915 until 1917. He was discharged unfit in 1918. He died of pulmonary TB in Sandiacre on 23 August 1919, aged 20, and is buried in St. Giles' churchyard, Sandiacre.
Family: The son of William and Agnes Merriman, he was born in Stanford on Soar in 1899, and was the younger brother of Samuel (see overleaf). At the time of his death, the family lived at 'The Ash', Town Street, Sandiacre.

S Merriman
Lance Corporal 11874, 17th Battalion 'B' Company, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Samuel Merriman’s enlistment is unknown but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 8 September 1914. He was killed in action on 3 September 1916, aged 22, and is buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference E.19.
Family: The son of William and Agnes Merriman, he was born in Stanford on Soar in 1894. He was the elder brother of Horace (see previous entry). At the time of his death, the family lived at 'The Ash', Town Street, Sandiacre.
Note: Samuel Merriman is also commemorated on the Stapleford War Memorial.

E Moore

Private 5655, 1/6 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers then



Private 6621, 1/5 Battalion Yorks and Lancs Regt.
Great War Service: Ernest Moore enlisted at Derby on 18 March 1916. He was killed in action on 6 September 1916, aged 22, and is buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference X.A.8.
Family: The son of William and Hannah Moore, he was born in Sandiacre in 1893. At the time of his death, the family lived at 8 Brooke Street, Sandiacre.

A Pacey
Rifleman R/10810, 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifles
Great War Service: Arthur Pacey enlisted at Nottingham, date unknown, but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 14 April 1915. He died of wounds on 12 September 1916, aged 39, and is buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference IV.C.23.
Family: The son of William and Sarah Pacey, he was born in Elston, Newark in 1877. His wife, Ethel May and children lived at 8 New Street, Long Eaton.
W Pacey
Gunner 58057, later Sergeant 23rd Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.
Great War Service: Walter John Robert Pacey enlisted at Woolwich, date unknown, but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 14 September 1915. He died of wounds on 18 July 1916, aged 26, at Eggington Military Hospital, Burton on Trent. He is buried in All Saints' churchyard, Risley.
Family: The son of John William and Mary Pacey, he was born in Newcastle, Northumberland in 1890. At the time of his death, his address was 'Claremont' Derby Road, Sandiacre.
Note: Walter Pacey is also commemorated on the Risley War Memorial.

H J Payne
Private 30821, 7th Battalion Leicester Regiment.
Great War Service: Harold John Payne enlisted in December 1916. He was taken prisoner of war in May 1917 and died on 1 January 1919, aged 23, in Flora Stevenson School Hospital in Edinburgh. He is buried in St. Giles' churchyard, Sandiacre.
Family: The son of John and Kate Payne, he was born in Sandiacre in 1895. The 1911 census gives their address as 28 Station Road, Sandiacre.


P Peadon
2nd Lieutenant 2/17672, “A” Company 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Great War Service: Percy Hewitt Peadon’s enlistment is recorded in the Ilkeston Pioneer dated 16 October 1914. The Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 26 January 1915. He died of wounds on 7 April 1918, aged 29, and is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference VI.A.27.
Family: The son of Frank and Rhoda Peadon, he was born in Long Eaton in 1888. In 1922, his wife Louisa and children were recorded as living at 5 Park Street, Long Eaton.
J Perkin
Believed to be J Perkins
Private 6589, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Great War Service: Joseph Perkins, a reservist, enlisted again at Ilkeston in 1914.. He was reported missing, presumed killed in action, on 23 October 1914, aged 32, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, Panel 41 and 43.
Family: The son of Alfred and Annie Perkins, he was born in Aston on Trent in 1882. He was married to Lillie and the 1911 census gives the family address as

3 Mill Lane, Sandiacre.




Z Pritchard
Rifleman R 2920, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
Great War Service: Zachariah Pritchard, enlistment unknown, was reported missing in action on 30 July 1915, aged 24, and was confirmed killed in action in 1916. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, Panel 51 and 53.
Family: The son of Gwen Williams, formerly Pritchard, father unknown, and stepson of Stephen Williams, he was born in Holywell, Flintshire in 1890. At the time of his death, the family lived at 17 Mark Street, Sandiacre.


E T Rigby
Private 45933, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Great War Service: Ernest Thomas Rigby enlisted at Ilkeston, although the precise date is unknown. He was killed in action on 22 March 1918, aged 19, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 5.
Family: The son of John and Lucy Rigby, he was born in Sandiacre in 1898. At the time of his death, the family address was 51 Station Road, Sandiacre.
B Rigley
Private 13947, 2nd Battalion (4th Battalion originally) Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Benjamin Rigley enlisted at Derby on 1 September 1914. He was killed in action on 16 September 1916, aged 24, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern France, Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
Family: The son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Rigley, he was born in Ilkeston in 1892 and was the younger brother of William (see below). His Service Record gives the family address as 2 Bridge Street, Sandiacre.

W Rigley
Private 6926, 1st Battalion (3rd Battalion also) Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: William Rigley enlisted at Nottingham in 1901 and was recalled in August 1914. He died on 13 March 1915, aged 34, and is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, near the town of Arras in northern France, grave reference XXVIII.E.30.
Family: The son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Rigley, he was born in Hyson Green in 1880 and was the older brother of Benjamin (see above). At the time of his death, the family address was 2 Bridge Street, Sandiacre.

T Riley
Private 291368 (also 12610 and 1384), 8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Great War Service: Thomas Riley enlisted at Nottingham, date unknown; however, the qualifying date on his Medal Index Card is 30 January 1915. He was killed in action on 29 July 1918, aged 27, and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, in the town of Soissons approximately 60 miles north-east of Paris.
Family: The son of George and Eliza Riley and stepson of Sarah Minnie Riley, he was born in Sandiacre in 1891. The 1911 census gives the family address as Barbadoes, Sandiacre.
Note: Thomas Riley is also commemorated on the Stanton-by-Dale War Memorial.
J Searcey
Now known to be Isaac Searcy
Lance Corporal 3786, 2nd Battalion (also 1st and 3rd Battalions) Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Isaac Searcy enlisted at Nottingham on 29 April 1914 as a Territorial. He was killed in action on 9 May 1915, aged 17, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, Panel 7.
Family: The son of Isaac and Mary Ann Searcy, he was born in Radford in 1897. At the time of his death, the family address was 35 Osmaston Street, Sandiacre.
A O Sellears
Private 6943, Kings Royal Rifles; Private 24391, 31st Battalion Machine Gun Corps
Great War Service: Arthur Oswald Sellears' enlistment is unknown but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 7 August 1915. He died on 11 December 1918, aged 21, and is buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, on the outskirts of the town of St. Omer in northern France, grave reference V.E.76.
Family: The son of William and Elizabeth Sellears, he was born in Chellaston, Derbyshire in 1897. At the time of his death, the family lived at 37 Block Council Houses, Sandiacre.
J Severn
Private 4056, 2/5 Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters); Lance Corporal 201325 from 16/10/15 in 3/5 then 1/5 Battalions
Great War Service: John Severn enlisted at Derby on 10 March 1915. He was reported missing, presumed killed in action, on 1 July 1916, aged 31, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern

France, Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.


Family: The son of Sarah (deceased) and John Severn of Strelley, he was born in 1885. At the time of his death, his wife Rosa and daughter lived at 1 Bradley Street, Sandiacre.
M Sheard
Private 17203, 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Maurice Sheard enlisted at Ilkeston in September 1914. He was killed in action on 20 October 1918, aged 28, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
Family: The son of Henry Murgatroyd and Mary Sheard, he was born in Sandiacre in 1890. At the time of his death, the family lived at 11 Stevens Road, Sandiacre.
Note: Maurice Sheard is also commemorated on the gravestone of his parents in St. Giles' churchyard, Sandiacre.
A Simpson
Private 17314, 7th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Great War Service: Alfred Simpson enlisted at Nottingham, date unknown, but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 9 July 1915. He died of wounds on 30 September 1915, aged 24, and is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference II.E.2.
Family: The son of Edward William Bonsall and Mary Ann Simpson, he was born in Ilkeston in 1891. The 1911 census gives the family’s address as 269 Derby Road, Sandiacre.
F J Simpson
Private 19486, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry; also Private 4208, 55th Company Machine Gun Corps
Great War Service: Frederick James Simpson enlisted at Derby, date unknown. He was killed in action on 30 June 1916, aged 23, and is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference T.19.
Family: The son of James and Selina Simpson of 10 Victoria Road, Sandiacre, he was born in Stapleford in 1893 or 1894. He was the elder brother of Harry (see overleaf).

H Simpson
Private R/9319, 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Great War Service: Harry Simpson enlisted at Nottingham, date unknown, but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 19 May 1915. He was killed in action on 25 September 1915, aged 19, and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, near the town of Lens in northern France, Panel 101 and 102.
Family: The son of James and Selina Simpson of 10 Victoria Road, Sandiacre, he was born, probably in Stapleford, but possibly in Derby, in 1895 or 1896. He was the younger brother of Frederick (see previous entry).

A Smith
Private 21207, 2nd/5th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Great War Service: Arthur Smith enlisted at Ilkeston, date unknown, but the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 11 September 1915. He was killed in action on 3 May 1917, aged 27, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 7.
Family: The son of Isaac and Elizabeth Smith, he was born in Sandiacre or possibly Long Eaton, in 1894 and was the younger brother of Walter (see overleaf). At the time of the brothers' deaths, the family address was 17 Bradley Street, Sandiacre.

G Smith
Private 48644, 1st Battalion Prince Of Wales’s (North Staffordshire) Regiment
Great War Service: George Smith enlisted at Ilkeston on 11 December 1915. He died of pneumonia at the hospital for prisoners of war at Cassel in Niederzwehren, central Germany, on 12 December 1918, aged 32, and is buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, grave reference V.A.13.
Family: The son of Harry and Annie Smith, he was born in Nottingham in 1886. His wife Florence and son lived at 47 Station Road, Sandiacre.

W Smith
Gunner 46741, 83rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
Great War Service: Walter Smith enlisted at Nottingham, further details unknown. He was killed in action on 28 December 1916, aged 28, and is buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference I.G.10.
Family: The son of Isaac and Elizabeth Smith, he was born in Derby about 1888 and was the elder brother of Arthur (see previous page). At the time of the bothers' deaths, the family address was 17 Bradley Street, Sandiacre.

H Spencer
Private 10555, 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Great War Service: Harold Spencer enlisted at Derby on 29 August 1914 and his Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 29 July 1915. He was killed in action on 17 July 1916, aged 24, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern France, Pier and Face 2C and 3A.
Family: The son of Joseph and Mary Jane Spencer, he was born in Sandiacre in 1891 and was the elder brother of Thomas (see below). The 1911 census gives the family address as 270 Derby Road, Sandiacre.

T R Spencer
Private 17205, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Thomas Roland Spencer enlisted at Ilkeston on 16 October 1914 and the Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 14 July 1915. He was killed in action on 25 September 1915, aged 18, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, Panel 39 and 41.
Family: The son of Joseph and Mary Jane Spencer, he was born in Sandiacre in 1896 and was the younger brother of Harold (see above). The 1911 census gives the family address as 270 Derby Road, Sandiacre.

T Stafford
Believed to be Percy Stafford
Private 31688, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Percy Stafford enlisted at Ilkeston, although the precise date is unknown. He was killed in action on 13 February 1917, aged 33, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern France, Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
Family: The son of Frederick and Jane Stafford, he was born in Stapleford or Sandiacre in 1883. The 1911 census gives the family address as 31 Osmaston Street, Sandiacre.

A H Stagg
Private 9384, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

(Sherwood Foresters)


Great War Service: Alfred Henry Stagg was recalled to the colours as a reservist at the outbreak of war in August 1914. He died of wounds in a German field hospital at Lomme near Lille on 4 November 1914, aged 30, and is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, grave reference Lomme-La-Miterie German Cemetery Mem. 2.
Family: The son of Thomas and Elizabeth Stagg, he was born in the Sneinton area of Nottingham in 1883. His wife Agnes and children lived at 20 Church Street, Sandiacre.

W Taylor
Second Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport)
Great War Service: Walter Taylor enlisted as a Private in the Army Service Corps on 19 January 1916 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in March 1918, at which point his rank was Acting Corporal. He served in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, and died of enteric fever at the 3rd British General Hospital, Basra on 17 July 1918, aged 28. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery in Iraq, grave reference I.L.21.
Family: The son of William and Jane Harris Taylor, he was born in Beeston on 10 June 1890. At the time of his death, the family were living at 'Hill Croft', Derby Road, Sandiacre.
F Teate
Private 3588, 18th Hussars; also Acting Sergeant 33502, 6th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment (transferred 30 November 1916)
Great War Service: Frank Teate was recalled to the colours as a reservist at the outbreak of war in August 1914. The Medal Index Card gives the date of his arrival in France as 26 August 1914. He died of wounds on 30 January 1917, aged 37, and is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference V.A.12.
Family: The son of Joseph and Emma Teate, he was born in Great Staughton, then in Huntingdonshire, now in Cambridgeshire, in 1879. By the time of the 1911 census he was living in Dale Road, Stanton-By-Dale, with his wife Lillian Jane and their four children.
Note: Frank Teate is also commemorated on the Stanton-by-Dale War Memorial.

F C Thompson
Private 24085, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards
Great War Service: Fred Carver Thompson enlisted at Nottingham, although the precise date is unknown. He was killed in action on 12 September 1916, aged 22, and is buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme region of north eastern France, grave reference I.D.25.
Family: The son of George and Annie Thompson, he was born in Sandiacre in 1894. At the time of his death, the family address was 11 Springfield Avenue, Sandiacre.

J Turner
Private 4577 (later 20524), Supernumerary Company 2/7th Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), Territorial Force
Great War Service: John Turner enlisted in the Territorial Force on 1 December 1914. He performed home service only and died as the result of a chill caught whilst guarding bridges in Nottingham on 31 March 1915, aged about 48. He is buried in St. Giles' churchyard, Sandiacre.
Family: He was born in Allington, near Grantham, Lincolnshire about 1867. His mother’s name was Mary and his father’s name is unknown. In 1914, his wife Ann and five children appear to be living in Victoria Street, Sandiacre.

F Warner
Private 36860, 5th Battalion King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry); formerly 54421 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: Frank Warner enlisted at Ilkeston, although the precise date is unknown. He was killed in action on 27 March 1918, aged 21, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, near the town of Arras in northern France, Bay 7.
Family: The son of Henry (Harry) Warner, he was born in Sandiacre in 1896. The 1911 census gives the family address 'Mount Pleasant', Stanton Lane, Sandiacre.

G W Whildes
Private S/11016, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany’s)
Great War Service: George William Whildes enlisted at Ilkeston, although the precise date is unknown. He died on 20 May 1916, aged 19, and is buried in Amara War Cemetery in Iraq, grave reference XXII.H.4.
Family: The son of George and Harriet Whildes, he was born in Derby in 1897. At the time of his death, the family address was 13 Meadow View, Sandiacre.

B Widdowson
Private 77875, 1st/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (formerly 36852, Leicestershire Regiment)
Great War Service: Bert Widdowson enlisted at Grantham on 25 August 1916. He was killed in action on 21 July 1918, aged 20, and is buried in Courmas British Cemetery, near the town of Reims in northern France, grave reference I.H.5.
Family: The son of James Joseph and his first wife, Emma Eliza, and stepson of Melina Mary, he was born in Nottingham in 1898. At the time of his death, his parents were managing the Red Lion Hotel, Sandiacre.

L Williams
No information has yet been found about this serviceman.

E H Wood
L/Corporal 26530, 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Chatsworth Rifles)
Great War Service: Ernest Harold Wood enlisted on 29 May 1915 at Ilkeston, entering France on 6 March 1916. He was reported missing on 31 July 1917 and confirmed as killed in action in the field on 18 August 1917, aged 22. He is buried in Duhalow ADS Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium, grave reference VI.8.18.
Family: The son of Isaac and Sarah Ann Wood, he was born in Sandiacre in 1895. At the time of his death, the family lived at 7 Lenton Street, Sandiacre.
J Woodward
Private 59635, 16th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Great War Service: John Woodward, otherwise known as Jack, whose enlistment is unknown, was awarded the Military Medal in 1918 whilst attached to the Machine Gun Company. He died on 21 March 1918, aged 27, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, in the Somme region of north eastern France, Panel 52 to 54.
Family: His parents are unknown but he was born in Bucknall, Staffordshire in 1891. He lived with his wife, Bertha Emily on Town Street, Sandiacre.

W York
Private 258535, Army Service Corps 64th Remount
Great War Service: William George York enlisted at Long Eaton on 9 December 1915. He was discharged unfit (TB) on 7 July 1917 and died from pulmonary TB on 19 May 1918, aged 31, in Sandiacre.
Family: The son of George and Mary Ann York, he was born in Stapleford on 30 July 1887. At the time of his death, he was living with his wife Hilda at 12 (now 23) Butt Street, Sandiacre.
Note: William York is also commemorated on the Stapleford War Memorial.

This research was undertaken by members of

Sandiacre Heritage Group

2014


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