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
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
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