To the glory of god and in memory of the men



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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN

OF THIS VILLAGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

Baker John Pvte 5102 1/5th Battn York and Lancaster Regiment

Born in Wickersley 1890 son of the late Thomas Wadsworth Baker, rural postman who died 1907 aged 50 and Charlotte Baker.

He was a quarry mason and enlisted in Rotherham at the age of 25.

He was 5ft 3¼ " with a 34½ " chest.

He landed in France on 21 Jun 1916 and was killed on 7 Jul 1916 when his battalion were attacking North Bluff Authuille. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Barker Thomas Gunner 175789 Royal Garrison Artillery 14th Siege Battery

Born Wickersley 1881 son of late George, farm labourer died 1901aged 60 and Harriet Barker of Quarryfields, Wickersley.

He was a labourer to a steam roller operator.

He died of wounds 27 Apr 1918 aged 37 near Calais.

Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery Sangatte.
Bell William Pioneer 234184 Corps of Royal Engineers Railway Battn, formerly 43999 York and

Lancaster Regiment RTD

Born Wickersley 1888 son of late Charles, quarry mason died 1900 aged 58 and

Martha Bell.

He was a grinding stone maker.

He never served overseas and died in Holborn London 12 Jun 1918 aged 31.

Buried is in Wickersley St Albans Churchyard.


Carr George Henry Driver 779 2/1st W Riding Brigade Royal Horse Artillery attached to 1/1st WR RHA

Born Braithwell 22 Dec 1895 son of Francis and Mary E Carr of Wickersley Lings

He was a carter and enlisted Sheffield 3 Jun 1915 aged 19 years 6 months.

Admitted to SEM Brigade Hospital Canterbury 12 Sep 1915 and died 2.45pm 15 Sep 1915 of acute appendicitis.

Buried is in Wickersley St Albans Churchyard.

Chambers John Harry Private 44588 23rd Company Machine Gun Corps formerly 25950 3rd Battn York and

Lancaster Regiment.

Born Wickersley 1889 son of late Thomas, a quarryman died 1905 aged 51, and

Ann Elizabeth Chambers.

He was a pit labourer and enlisted in Pontefract in Dec 1915.

He was 5 ft 6" with a 37½" chest.

Transferred to Machine Gun Corps Jul 1916 and he landed in France Aug 1916.

He was involved in the Battle of Langemark Aug 1917 at Ypres.

He died of wounds to head and arm at 3rd Australian casualty clearing station

17 Aug 1917.

Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery no 3 Belgium.
Frost James Private 13149 8th Battn York and Lancaster Regiment.

Born Whittlingham, Norwich 1895 son of Jockey Frost, a bricklayer and Sarah Frost

of West Villa, Rotherham Road, Wickersley.

He was a labourer and enlisted Rotherham 2 Sep 1914 aged 19.

He was 5ft 5¾" with a 37" chest.

Landed in France 27 Aug 1915.

He died by accidental drowning 8 Sep 1915.

Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord in France.



Hiley Joseph L/cpl 13501 8th Battn York and Lancaster Regiment

Born Torworth 1892 son of late John Hiley, a joiner died Dec 1912 aged 69

and Hannah of Wood View, Quarry Fields, Wickersley.

He was a coke ovens worker and enlisted 2 Sep 1914 aged 22.

Landed in France 27 Aug 1915.

He was killed 1 Jul 1916 attacking Ovillers where his battalion suffered 635 casualties.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Hiley Tom Sapper 328025 Royal Engineers Inland Waterways & Docks

Born Bothamsall Notts 1885 son of late John Hiley, a joiner died Dec 1912 aged 69

and Hannah of Wood View, Quarry Fields, Wickersley

Married Bertha Sybill Smith in Chesterfield 1906 and had 3 daughters: Edith born 1907, Sybil born 1909 and Mabel born 1916.

He was a horseman at Everton, Bawtry and enlisted 12 Sep 1917.

He died 14 Nov 1918 aged 33.

Buried Chesterfield Christ Church.

His widow lived at Canal Wharf, Sandgravels, Chesterfield.


Hodgkinson William Lance Cpl 13214 8th battn York and Lancaster regiment

Born Royston 1890

He was a collier and enlisted in Rotherham Sep 1914

His medical examination was carried out at Wickersley School.

He was 5ft 6" with a 38" chest and weighed 135 lb.

He landed in France 27 Aug 1915.

He was killed in action 1 Jul 1916 attacking Ovillers.

Buried Serre Road Cemetery.


Lee John Cpl 26426 "D" Battery 232nd Brigde Royal Field Artillery

Born Rotherham 1897 son of Charles and Martha Lee.

Enlisted Rotherham.

Landed in France 30 Dec 1915.

He died 3 Oct 1918.

Buried La Baraque British Cemetery Bellenglise.


Marsh Joseph Private 81625 B company 15th battn Durham Light Infantry formerly 42210 York &

Lancaster Regiment

Born Swallownest 1896 son of William Marsh, a carter and late Elizabeth, died 1904

Aged 37 of The Lings, Wickersley.

William married Emily Griffin of Derby in 1907

He was a quarry apprentice and he enlisted in Rotherham in Dec 1915 aged

18 years 11 months.

He was mobilized on 30 Apr 1917 and landed in France 27 Jul 1917.

He was admitted to York Military Hospital in Dec 1917 with a shrapnel wound to the hand.

He was discharged in Feb 1918 and given home leave.

He landed back in France with Durham Light Infantry 31 Mar 1918.

He was killed in action on 24 Aug 1918 aged 21.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

The memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell but have no known grave.




Metcalf Harry Private 14437 8th battn York & Lancaster regiment

Born Yorkshire 1885 he lived with his widowed mother Mary Jane Metcalfe at

14 Valley View Terrace, Bramley.

He was a colliery labourer and enlisted 31 Aug 1914 landed in France 24 Aug 1915.

He was killed in action 17 Jun 1916.

Buried Aveluy Communal Cemetery.

Next of kin was his sister, Mrs Margaret Sharpe 13 Cross Street, Bramley.
Mulley Albert Victor Lance Sjt 795 9th battn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own)

Born Cosford, Suffolk 1886 son of Arthur and Eliza Mulley, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

He was a regular soldier stationed in India in 1911 and enlisted in Cambridge.

He landed in France 21 May 1915.

He was killed in action 25 Sep 1915 aged 29 at the second battle of Bellewaarde.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

* No obvious connection found with Wickersley but he is the only Sjt Albert V Mulley RB

listed on CWGC site and National Archives *.



Mumford John Lance Sjt 13211 8th battn York and Lancaster regiment

Born Wickersley 1889 son of Henry and Jane Mumford of " Homeleigh" Goose Lane.

He was a quarry mason and enlisted Rotherham Sep 1914.

Landed in France 27 Aug 1915.

Killed in action 1 Jul 1916 attacking Ovillers battalion suffered 635 casualties.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.


Osborne George Ernest Private 329 C company 8th battn Australian Infantry AIF

Born Wickersley 1879 son of William, a quarry owner, and Martha of Wickersley.

He was a silversmith at Mappin and Webb in Sheffield

Emigrated from Liverpool to New York Feb 1904 on “Celtic”

No record of travel from USA to Australia

Married Edith May had sons Davis G and Ernest W

He enlisted Aug 1914 in Ballarat Victoria. He left Melbourne for Alexandria in Oct 1914 then sailed to Gallipolli Apr 1915.

Reported killed in action when landing 25 Apr 1915.

He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial to the 4,900 ANZAC troops with no known grave.
Peniston William Henry Private 241017 2nd battn Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles)

Born Mexborough 1887 son of William and Eliza Peniston of Wickersley.

He was a brick labourer.

He was killed on 29 Mar 1918 and has no known grave.

He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial the 14,000 missing

between March and Aug 1918.


Paulson Thomas Private 27742 7th battn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Born Derby 1896 Son of Thomas and Emma Paulson.

He was a postal telegraph messenger.

He landed in France 7 Sep 1915.

He was killed 28 Apr 1917.

Buried in a mass grave at Tank cemetery Guemappe with 64 men of his battalion.



Rotherforth George Corporal 19843 B battery 164th Brigade Royal Field Artillery

Born in Whiston 1885. A domestic gardener he lived at Pleasant View Wickersley

with his wife Jessie and 2 children under 5 years.

He enlisted into the 164th (Rotherham) Howitzer Brigade RFA raised in Rotherham on 9th Apr 1915.

He landed in France on 13 Dec 1915.

He died of wounds aged 31 on 18 Jan 1916 and is buried at Authuile Military Cemetery.


Shaw George Harry Lance Cpl 14146 8th battn York and Lancaster regiment

Born Wickersley 1893 son of Edgar and Emily Shaw.

He was a quarry labourer and enlisted Rotherham Sep 1914.

He landed in France 27 Aug 1915.

He was killed in action 1 Jul 1916.

Buried Blight Valley Cemetery Authuille Wood.

His next of kin was Ada Shaw of Sitwell Lane, Wickersley.
Shaw John Revill Private 30274 10th battn East Yorkshire Regiment

Born Wickersley 1899 son of Walter James and Emma Shaw of Park Grove, Bramley.

He lived at 20 Quarryfields and was a pony driver at Silverwood colliery. He enlisted Apr 1917 and was mobilised Sep 1917.

He died of wounds 28 Jun 1918 aged 19.

Buried Aval Wood Military cemetery, Vieux-Berquin.
Shore Cyril Private 35380 2nd battn Duke of Wellingtons Own (West Riding) regiment

Originally 47477 4th Reserve battn York and Lancaster regiment

Born Wickersley 1893 son of Isaac and Ellen Shore of Thurcroft Hall Cottage, Laughton.

He married Charlotte Mumford in Wickersley Dec 1915 and lived at 51 Park Grove, Bramley.

He was a colliery fireman and enlisted Dec 1915 and mobilised Apr 1918.

He landed in France 7 Sep 1918.

He was killed in action 24 Oct 1918 aged 26.

Buried Verchain British Cemetery.

His widow was awarded a pension of 13/9d (68p) per week.
Smith Arthur Private 77019 1/7th battn Durham Light Infantry formerly 223045 Royal Engineers

Born Edlington 12 May 1898 son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Smith of 33 Park Mount, Bramley.

He was a saddler employed by A E Varah of Wickersley and later John Simpson, Saddler of 13 Frederick Street, Rotherham. He enlisted May 1916 into Royal Engineers and mobilised as a harness maker at the Army Ordnance depot Chatham.

He transferred to Durham light Infantry and landed in France Sep 1917.

He was reported missing and presumed killed in action 13 Apr 1918 aged 19.

His body was buried in Sep 1918 but the grave was subsequently lost.

He is commemorated on the Ploegstreet Memorial in Belgium to 11,000 with no known grave.
Smith Finnial Private 325079 1/8th The Kings Liverpool Regiment formerly 202887 Kings Own

Yorkshire Light Infantry

Born Wickersley 1896 son of Uriah and Caroline Smith Quarryfields, Wickersley.

He was a farm labourer.

He was killed in action 31 Jul 1917 aged 19 at the battle of Pilkem Ridge.

He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Ypres to 54,000 men who have no known grave.



Stones John Company Quartermaster Serjeant 240054 1/5th York and Lancaster regiment

Born Braithwell 1897 he lived at the Lings with wife Florence and baby daughter Katherine.

He was a mechanic at a colliery and enlisted Rotherham 1910 for 4 years and extended his service at the outbreak of war.

He landed in France 13 Apr 1915.

He was wounded on 13 Aug 1915 and rejoined his battalion on 1 Sep 1915.

He was treated for gas poisoning at 91st Field Ambulance on 23 Jul 1917.

He was admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital Cardiff on 10 Aug 1917.

He died on 3 Sep 1917.

Buried Thrybergh St Leonards Church.

His widow received a pension of 22/6d (£1.12d) per week.


Titcomb Francis Holt Lt Flight Officer (Probationary) Royal Naval Air Service

Yates Born St Ives , Cornwall 1898 son of famous artists William Holt Yates Titcomb

and Jessie Ada Titcomb. In 1911 they were living in Vyvyan Terrace, Clifton, Bristol.

The Holt Yates family resided at Wickersley Hall. They funded the establishment of the Wickersley Christian Institute in 1862.

He joined the Royal Naval Air Squadron as a Probationary Flying Officer.

He was killed when his plane crashed on 15 Apr 1917 during a training flight.

Buried Brompton Cemetery, London.

Varah William Private 22922 1st battn Coldstream Guards

Born Wickersley 1897 son of William, a builder and Elizabeth Varah of Pleasant View, Wickersley.

He enlisted at Thurcroft.

He was killed 27 Sept1918 aged 21 storming the German fortification at Sanders Keep.

Buried Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-les-Havrincourt.
Walker Walter Lance Sjt 13213 B Company 8th battn York and Lancaster regiment

Born Wickersley 1892 son of Henry and Sarah Walker of Quarryfields.

He was a farm labourer and enlisted Rotherham Sep 1914.

His service record shows he was punished on 3 occasions for being improperly dressed, overstaying leave and not complying with an order.

He landed in France 27 Aug 1915.

He was killed 8 Jun 1917.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres.
Winder John Henry Private 20564 2nd battn York and Lancaster Regiment formerly 52960 12th Company

Royal Garrison Artillery

Born Wickersley 1884 son of late Thomas Winder and Sarah Ann Winder of

Bramley Lane, Wickersley.

Married Annie Bygreave in Nov 1911 and had a daughter Rose Ann born Sep 1913.

He was a boiler fireman and enlisted in Sheffield in Nov 1914 and lived at Bishop Hill, Woodhouse.

Transferred to York & Lancs Jun 1915.

He landed in France 18 Aug 1915.

He was killed 20 Feb 1916.

Buried La Brique Military Cemetery.

His widow received a pension of 15/-d (75p) per week.

NOT LISTED ON THE MEMORIAL:-

Lofthouse Harold Segeant 427729 46th battn Candian Infantry (Saskatchewan) regiment

Born Apr 1876 Sheffield husband of Eva Lofthouse, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Son of Henry William Lofthouse and Eliza Jane Lofthouse, the Rectory, Wickersley.

He served in the South African Constabulary and Natal rebellion 1906.

He died 1 May 1917 aged 42. He may have been wounded at Vimy Ridge in

Apr 1917.

Buried Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent.
Myers William Alfred Private 204246 2nd/4th Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment)

Born Hull 1898 son of George and Annie Myers "Silver Dene", Bawtry Road.

He died of wounds 30 Sep 1918 aged 20.

Buried Grevillers British Cemetery.


Todd William Emery Private 4068 1/5th battn York and Lancaster regiment

Born Rotherham 1894 son of Samuel and Agnes Todd "Eastville", Goose Lane, Wickersley.

He was an office boy at an Ironworks and enlisted Rotherham Jun 1915.

He landed in France 17 Jan 1916.

He was killed in action while in trenches Bailleul 9 Feb 1917 aged 22.

Buried Gommecourt Wood New cemetery.




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