Stoke on Trent Railway Station War Memorial (Entrance to South Bound Platform)

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Stoke-On-Trent Railway Station, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent,

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toke Railway Station War Memorial All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions errors may occur. Should this be the case, if new information can be verified please supply it to the author and corrections will then be made. This memorial has been compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Also from Ancestry.co.uk----------------------- CHESHIRE REGIMENT--------------------- Sergeant 14497 Joseph WEATHERBY 10th Cheshire Regiment killed in action 14th July 1916. He was born in 1895 and baptised on the 30th August 1896 at St Peter's church, Macclesfield, Cheshire. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth who were all living at 32, St George Street, Macclesfield. In 1911 he was an errand boy aged 14. He enlisted on the 15th September 1914 aged 19 and 182 days. He came up through the rank and was promoted to Sergeant on the 14th April 1915. He fought in France from the 26th September 1916 and was reported missing on the 14th July 1916. His occupation prior to enlistment was a lamp man. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France----------- Corporal (CWGC and SDGW have Sergeant) 8/11039 James Henry BAILEY 8th Cheshire Regiment died of wounds in Mesopotamia on the 13th April 1916 aged 30. Born at St Peter's Macclesfield and is at rest in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq------------- Lance Corporal 10857 Reginald Jack DEWSBERRY died 4th August 1916 aged 23. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah of Station House, Congleton, Cheshire. He is at rest in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1, Somme, France------------------ Private 244708 George ARMITT 9th Cheshire Regiment died 6th June 1918 aged 28. He was the son of Mrs. Hannah Armitt, of Roe Park Lodge, Moreton; husband of Elizabeth J. Armitt, of The Bank, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the soissons memorial, Aisne, France------------ Private 12899 Charles COPPENHALL 9th Cheshire Regiment died 28th July 1916 aged 22. He was the son of Philip and hannah of 1, St Anne's Road, Middlewich, Cheshire. He is at rest in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France------------------ Private 3/18437 James MOTTRAM b Coy 8th Cheshire Regiment died 12th October 1918. He was born at Smallewood, Sandbach and was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth of Church Lawton Cheshire. He is at rest in Deolali Government Cemetery, India ------------- Private 2116 John SMALLWOOD D Company, 1/7th Cheshire Regiment died of wounds 17th August 1915 aged 20. he was the son of James and Frances Jane of 45, Station Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire. In 1911 he was employed as a railway booking clerk. He is at rest in Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey and Gallipoli------------------- ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS------------------------------------------------- Private 24665 Samuel THOMAS, 2nd royal Welsh Fusiliers, died of wounds 20th August 1916. Born at Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and was the son of Moses Henry and Annie of 7, Alma Street, fenton, Stoke on Trent. He is at rest in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France BORDERERS---------------------------- Private John 14965 LEES (Memorial has LEESE and the only J serving with the "Borderers".) 8th King's Own Scottish Borderers killed in action 25th September 1915 aged 24. He was the son of John and Tomasina Emond of 75, Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France--------------- THE CAMERONIANS-------------------------------------- Lance Corporal 20767 Harry Thomas THOMPSON 10th Cameronians Scottish Rifles killed in action 25th May 1917 aged 38. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth of 32, Goole Street, Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire. he is at rest in Vermelles British Cemetery, France---------------- WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT---------------------- Private 41950 John Alexander BILLINGSLEY 3rd Worcestershire Regiment killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born at Hanley Staffordshire in 1899 and baptised on the 16th April 1899. His parents were James and Mary Ann and in 1911 the family were all residing at 29, Elgin Street, Hanley. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France----------------------- EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT---------------------------------------------------- Private 29927 Thomas HEMMINGS 2/4th East Lancashire Regiment, formerly 36644 North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 10th October 1917. Born at Tittensor and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium------------------ Private29949 Frederick PERRINS 2/4th East Lancashire Regiment died 10th October 1918 Born at Hanford and was the son of James and Isabella, Staffordshire who in 1911 were all living at 51, New Street, Hanford. He is at rest in La Louviere Town Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium------------------------------ EAST SURREY REGIMENT---------------------------------- Private 26467 William BICKERTON 12th East Surrey Regiment died 23rd March 1918 aged 20. Born at Little Drayton, Salop and he was the son of Joseph and Annie E of 8, Simons Road, Market Drayton. he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France---------------------- Private 42136 Wilfred John WOOD 8th East Surrey Regiment, formerly 101337 Sherwood Foresters died of wounds 10th November 1918 aged 19. He was the son of John Thomas and Rose Wood, of West View, Hanford, Stoke-on-Trent. he is at rest in Etretat Churchyard Extension, France-------------- SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT-------------------------------------- Corporal 9399 Robert FORD 1/5th South Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 26th June 1916 aged 27 He was the son of Robert Talbot and Mary Ford of Wharf House, Leek, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, France-------------- Lance Corporal 16608 William CADDICK South Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 25th September 1915 aged 18. He was the son of Mrs Mary Jane Caddick of 27, Wallbrook Street, Coseley, Bilston, Staffordshire. His father was called James and in 1911 the family were living at 7, Square Street, Coseley. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France ------------------ Private 203076 Arthur John SCRAGG 2/6th South Staffordshire Regiment died 11th August 1918 aged 21. Born at Burslem Staffordshire to John and Sarah nee Pimlott and in 1911 his parents were living at 343 Newcastle Street, Longport, Burslem, Staffordshire. In 1911 aged 13 he was at the Stanfield Isolation Hospital, Burslem as a messenger boy for the railway. He is at rest in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany -------------------- SHERWOOD FORESTERS------------------------ Private71857 George JAMES 11th Sherwood Foresters died 7th June 1917. Born at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium--------- Private 108342 Sidney MILES 11th Sherwood Foresters formerly 62127 North Staffordshire Regiment died 9th November 1918 aged 22. He was the son of Edmund and Mary of 60 Albert Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. He is at rest in Premont British Cemetery, France---------- Private 100094 Thomas VICKERS 1st Sherwood Foresters, formerly Pte 76760 Derbyshire Yeomanry, died 30th April 1918. He may have been a prisoner of war having been buried in Berlin. He was born in Tunstall, Staffordshire 1898 to Moses and Sarah nee Baskeyfield In 1911 the family were living at 55 Well Street, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He enlisted on the 22nd September 1916 into the Derbyshire Yeomanry aged 17 years and 10 months. He lived at 57, Well Street, Tunstall and was a railway porter. He was mobilized on the 12th March 1917, transferred to the Sherwood Foresters on the 24th December 1917 and allotted a new number. He embarked Folkstone and disembarked at Boulogne all the same day 24th December 1917. He was reported missing on the 23rd March 1918. he died a prisoner of war 30th April 1918. He is at rest in Berlin South Western Cemetery, Berlin, Germany------------------ Private 90270 Albert Ernest WARD 8th Sherwood Foresters died 3rd October 1918. Born in Cheadle Staffordshire 1898 to William and Jane nee Bromley. In 1901 his mother was a widow who was now living with her children at Lee Lane, Cheadle, Staffordshire. 1911 his mother has remarried to William Percival Alcock and are now living at 41, Chapel Street, Cheadle His army record has almost been destroyed by the bombing over London 1944. He enlisted at the age of 17 on the 16th September 1916 and was living at 11 Bank Street, Cheadle and he gave his father William Percy as his next of kin, but his mother was a widow in 1901. He was mobilized on the 14th July 1917, In France on the 17th December 1917 and on the 18th joined D Coy. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France--------------- LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT---------------------------- Lance Sergeant 27541 Reginald Francis KNAPPER 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment formerly Private 12732, North Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action 8th September 1918. He was born at Hanford, Staffordshire in 1891 to Henry William and Emma who in 1911 were living at 6, Church Street, Hanford. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 4th September 1914 at Lichfield and posted to the 8th North Staffords, New Battalion as private 12732. He was aged 23 and gave his occupation as a labourer. He was posted to France on the 18th July 1915 to the 18th January 1916 On the 10th January 1916 he was shot in the left knee and was treat at 57th Field Ambulance, then 2nd Casualty Clearing Station at Merriville on the 18th January and invalided to England the same day on Hospital Ship, Brighton from Calais. On the 5th September 1916 he was back in France where is was killed in action on the 8th September 1918. The 29th September 1916 he was posted from the North Staffords to the 7th Loyal North Lancs in the field He is at rest in Dury Crucifix Cemetery, France------------------ Private 27519 John Thomas WHEELOCK 7th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment formerly 5820 North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 28th January 1918. He was born at Rocester, Staffordshire He was born in 1889 at Rocester , Staffordshire to Thomas and Elizabeth . In 1911 his father was a widower and was living with his children at 87, Mill Street, Rocester. Some notes from what remains of his army records. He enlisted on the 5th December 1915 and was posted army reserve with the North Staffords. He gave his occupation as a railway platelayer and his age was given as 26 years and 6 months. His father, Thomas was his next of kin. He was mobilized on the 10th February 1916 and posted to the North Staffords and then transferred on the 2nd September 1916 into the Loyal North Lancs. He embarked Folkstone and disembarked at Boulogne the same day, 3rd September 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France---------------------- NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT----------------------------------- Private 40473 Sydney HARRISON 6th Northamptonshire Regiment, formerly Private 32938, North Staffordshire Regiment died 22nd March 1918 aged 19. He was the son of William and Mary Elizabeth Harrison, of Woodford Cottage, Moisty Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France--------------- KING'S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY------------------------------------------- Private204407 Frederick Charles CHALLINOR 1st King's Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 21st March 1918 aged 21. He was the son of Ralph and Martha Henshall of Sandy Lane, Alsager, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France---------------------- Private 10713 Robert FORD 5th King's Shropshire Light Infantry died of wounds 1st July 1915 aged 41. He was born in 1875 and was the brother of Charles of 2, Wesley Street, Fenton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. His parents were Henry and Elizabeth who in 1881 were living at 17, Bakers Square, Fenton. In 1911 he was a boarder at the home of Joseph Brookes of 11, Water Street, Fenton. He was employed as a labourer in a pottery. He is at rest in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France--------------------------- MIDDLESEX REGIMENT---------------------------------------- Private L/16732 William Walter BLAKEMAN 12th Middlesex Regiment died 26th September 1916. He was born at Congleton Cheshire. In 1911 he was living with his parents James, Jessie and his siblings in Tan Yard Cheddleton Village, near Leek, Staffordshire. He was at the age of 15 a silk dyer labourer. He is at rest in Lonsdale cemetery, Authuille, Somme, France------ KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS-------------------------- Private R/8402 Wilfred Lawrence HANCOCK 9th King's Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 25th May 1917 aged 23. He was the son of Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Hancock, of 7 Bower Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafffordshire. In 1911 he was an errand boy aged 16 for a boot manufacturer. He is at rest in Wancourt British Cemetery, France--------- Private R/11627 Ernest William HENDRICK, 9th King's Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 7th July 1916 aged 38. He was the son of  Mrs. R. MacKenzie (formerly Hendrick), of 51, Princes St., Dunstable, Beds. Born at Barnsbury, London and enlisted at Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. In 1911 he was a boarder at the home of Louis Rothwell od 29 Corporation Street, Stoke on Trent and by occupation was and Electric Crane Driver for the North Staffordshire Railways. He is at rest in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France--------------- Private 13207 James Francis NEWMAN 12 King's Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 26th February 1917. Some notes from what remains of his army records.He was born at Uttoxeter on the 15th January 1898 to James and Annie of 22, Darnley Street, Shelton, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire and by occupation was a silk flusher helper. On the 4th March 1916 he joined the King's Royal Rifles at Winchester and after his training embarked Southampton on the 29th January 1917 disembarked at Havre the next day. He was sent to the 1st Infantry Base Depot and posted to the 2nd Battalion the same day, 30th. On the 20th February from the 2nd he was posted to the 13 Battalion. On the 26th February 1917 he was killed in action. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France-------------- NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT---------------------------------- Sergeant 2882 Philip Hawley BAGNALL 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 30th September 1915. He was born in Stoke on Trent in 1885 to Richard and Catherine Jane , Staffordshire and is at rest in Railway Cutting Cemetery, Larch Wood, Belgium------------- Sergeant 202137 Samuel George BEARDMORE 1st North Staffordshire Regiment died 3rd August 1917 aged 26. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Beardmore, of Forsbrook, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent. Enlisted in 1914. He is at rest in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France---------- Corporal (CWGC has Pte) 13524 John JERVIS C Coy, 1/6th North Staffordshire Regiment died 29th September 1918 aged 22. He was the son of John and Eliza of 49, Anchor Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France---------------- Corporal (CWGC has L/Cpl) 7941 Alfred James WILKINSON 1st North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 26th November 1916. He was born in 1886 and in 1911 was stationed with the North Staffordshire Regiment in India. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France----------- Lance Corporal 4017 Arthur CROMPTON 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 13th October 1915. He was born in 1890 at Burslem to Arthur and Harriet and in 1911 he was living with his parents at Ivy House, Longport, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and employed as a railway clerk . Some notes from remains of his army record. He enlisted on the 26th January 1915 and was appointed the rank of Lance Corporal on the 12th July 1915. he embarked Southampton on the 18th August 1915 and disembarked at Rouen the next day. His parents at the time of his death were living at Wharf House, Longport, Stoke on Trent. He was reported missing, killed in action. His brother Sergeant 528021 Frank of Signal Company, Royal Engineers was in France. and survived the war. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France-------------- Lance Corporal 17900 Robert Bruce KNIGHT 7th North Staffordshire Regiment attached to the 9th Worcestershire Regiment. Died at Mesopotamia on the 18th May 1916 He was born at Uttoxeter in 1897 to Robert Bruce and Elizabeth in 1911 lived at 31, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter. He was employed aged 14 as a draper's errand boy. He is at rest in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq---------------- Lance Corporal 2940 Edward Stanley Montague MASSEY 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 13th October 1915 aged 22. He was born at Leek Staffordshire in 1890 and was the son of John Proudlove Massey and Annie May nee Baker of Lichfield Street, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire . In 1911 he was living at the home of Jane Baker at 71, Lichfield Street, Hanley, Staffordshire and was employed as a railway clerk. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France------------- Private 6182 William Henry ADAMS 1st North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 25th April 1916 aged 33. Burton on Trent He was the son of Sarah Ann Adams, of 15, Victoria Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. Served in the South African Campaign. He is at rest in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium------------------ Private 13772 Samuel BEARDSLEY 8th North Staffordshire Regiment died 20th September 1917. Born at Penkhull Staffordshire in 1888 to Samuel and Lucy of Penkhull Square, Stoke on Trent . Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 8th September 1914 at Lichfield, Staffordshire aged 26 years and 48 days and was posted to A Reserve North Staffordshire Regiment Depot, Tidworth. Lived at 27, Harley Hill, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent and gave his occupation as a labourer. He married Gertrude Kelsall on the 3rd May 1914 at Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill and at this time they were living at 27 Stanley Road, Stoke on Trent. From the Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (D.A.A.G.) he was transferred to 278 Railway Company, Royal Engineers and was allotted a new number from D.A.A.G. as 153092 in the field on the 12th March 1916. He had previously signed the application for transfer to Royal Engineers as a platelayer His father had moved to 43, Mayo Street, Stoke on Trent. he was reported missing presumed dead as Sapper on the 20th September 1917 in France He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium--------------- Private 1630 William Charles BELL 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment died 20th June 1917. He was the son of Joseph and Rosina of 42 Old Stoke Road, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent. In 1911 his father was widowed and he was now living at 21, Thomas Street, Hartshill. William was working with his father for the North Staffordshire Railway Company, William was a machinist. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up aged 18 on the 3rd March 1911. He did his annual camp. 6th August 1911 to 20 August 1911, Camp at Abergavenny 4th August 1912 to 18th August 1912 Camp, Mon Street, !! He embarked Southampton on the 2nd March 1915 and disembarked at Havre On the 3rd June 1915 he was admitted to No8 Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleul. The 8th June he was in No2 General Hospital at Harve and on the 16th June 1915 he was sent to England suffering from Haematuria (Tuberculosis Kidney) He was discharged from the army on the 4th August 1915 under Para (392) King's Regulations XVI. He died from his complaint on the 20th June 1917 and is at rest in Hartshill Cemetery, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire-------------- Private 19137 Henry BOON 7th North Staffordshire Regiment died 25th January 1917. He was born at Penkhull Stoke on Trent and he is at rest in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 8th November 1915 aged 24 years and posted into the army reserve. His mother Frances was his next of kin and she lived with her husband Arthur at 5, Park Street, Stoke on Trent . He embarked Devonport on the 7th June 1916 and disembarked at Basra on the 4th July 1916. His brother Ernest also served in the army and fought in Salonica .-------------------- Private 15971 Ernest BRIDGWOOD 7th North Staffordshire Regiment died 12th September 1915 aged 20. He was the son of John and Hannah Elizabeth Bridgewood, of Waterhouses , Staffordshire. There are only a few pieces of his army record left. He joined up on the 17th December 1914 at Stoke on Trent aged 19years and 6 months and was employed as a railway clerk. He embarked for the Mediterranean on the 15th August 1915 and he died of Dysentery on the 12th September 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles memorial, Turkey and Gallipoli------------------------ Private 8284 Thomas CARTLIDGE A Company 1st North Staffordshire Regiment died 21st March 1918 aged 28. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Ann Cartlidge, of 57, Stoke Old Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent. A Reservist. He is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial, Somme, France.----------------------- Private 11764 James ELLIS 8th North Staffordshire Regiment died 30th March 1918. He was born at Wolstanton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and is at rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France------------------ Private 203205 Francis Thomas FORRESTER 8th North Staffordshire Regiment died 18th April 1918 aged 20. He was the son of Thomas and Lilly Ann Forrester, 57, Richmond Street, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up under the Railway Reserve Group system on the 28th May 1916 aged 18 years and 4 months. he was working as a clerk at Etruria station, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He embarked and disembarked for France on the 28th March 1918 and he was killed in action in France on the 18th April 1918. His father was his next of kin. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium----------------- Private 14927 Arthur FRANKLIN, D Company 7th North Staffordshire Regiment died 2nd February 1917 aged 20. He was the son of Robert and Sarah of 3 Station Cottages Rolleston-on-Dove, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He enlisted on the 19th October 1914 and on the 23rd October 1914 he was at the North Staffs Depot. He was aged 19 years and 1 month and was a railway lamp man formerly railway porter. He embarked for Gallipoli on the 14th November 1915 He was wounded three times. 23rd September 1915 shot in the leg. 13th January 1916 shrapnel wound to his left side . 26th January 1917 he was shot in the back and was admitted to 15 Canadian General Hospital dangerously ill. He died oh his wounds on the 2nd of his wounds on the 2nd Febryary 1917 at the same hospital. He is at rest in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq------------------- Private 12140 Benjamin GOLDSTRAW 9th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 13th August 1916 aged 38. Born at Whiston, Staffordshire and was the son of Benjamin and Annie of Whiston. He is at rest in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France-------------- Private J GOODWIN North Staffordshire Regiment (There are several 'J' listed with the CWGC) Searches on Ancestry did not show any connection with the railways, but all are local to Stoke Station.------------- Private 3644 James HAZLEHURST D Company 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 14th July 1915 aged 26. He was the son of George and Annie. Born at Hilderstone near Stone, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army records. He joined up on the 10th October 1914. He gave his address as 40, Mollart Street, Hanley and was working for the railways. He gave his father, George who was living at South View, Hilderstone, near Stone, Staffordshire as his next of kin. he had his medical on the same day he enlisted at Shelton Drill Hall and found fit. He embarked Southampton on the 2nd March 1915 disembarked at Havre the next day 3rd. 1st June her received a minor shell wound to his face which was treated at 3rd North Midlands Field Ambulance and he returned to light duties on the 3rd June 1916 On the 11th July 1915 he was shot in the shoulder. He was treat again at 3rd North Midlands Field Ambulance then transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, Hazelbrough on the 12th and he died of his wounds on the 14th still at No 5 Casualty Clearing Station. He is at rest in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium---------------- Private W HILL North Staffordshire Regiment There is only one 'W' listed with the CWGC .He is a Lieutenant Walter Edward HILL, 3rd attached to the 1st North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 23rd September 1914 aged 22 He was born at Dorchester and lived at 68 Kingsgate Street, Winchester --------------------- Private W H HOLLINS North Staffordshire Regiment (There are 2, both William and living at Newcastle- under- Lyme (1) Private 17604 William HOLLINS 7th North Staffordshire Regiment died 9th May 1916 aged 29 He was the son of William and Hannah of 10, Elliott Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He joined up on the 25 May 1915 aged 28 years and 6 months living at the above address and by occupation was a Potters Colour Mixer. His father, William was his next of kin. On the 7th December 1915 he was a black day for him He was tried Court Martial in the field for the offence of sleeping at his post when acting as a sentry at Gallipoli on the 3rd December 1915. He was found guilty and sentenced to death by being shot. His sentenced was commuted to 5 years penal servitude and suspended. Signed General O .C. Munro dated 17th December 1915. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Or Private 21092 William HOLLINS 1st North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly 62993, Royal Army Medical Corps, killed in action 14th July 1916. He was the son of William George (signalman) and Jane Eliza of 10, Freehold Street, London Road, formerly of 55, Victoria Street both in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Prior to enlistment he was a goods porter for the railway and he lived at the above address and joined up at the age 23 years and 10 months. He was in France on the 18th June 1916. He is at rest in La Plus Douve Annex Ration Farm, Hainaut, Belgium. ----------------- Private 5151 David HUGHES 1st North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 5th December 1914 He was born in Flint, Flintshire and enlisted at Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and was the husband of Rosa Nellie Edwards formerly Hughes of Golden Square, New Romney, Kent. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium------------- Private 17968 Albert Edward JONES 7 North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 7th July 1916. Born in Hanley Staffordshire in 1889 to William and Mary Jane nee Stedman.( His father in 1911 gave an occupation as carriage man North Staffs Railway). Some notes from remains of his army records. He joined up on the 14th November 1915 into the 7th Battalion. He was aged 26 years and 6 months employed as an engineman winder. He was living with his wife Annie Elizabeth nee Munn who he married in 1915 at St Luke's Church, Wellington, Stoke on Trent at 88, Wellington Road, Hanley. His mother Mary Jane was living at 92, Bucknall Old Road, Hanley, Staffordshire He was mobilized on the 14th November 1915 and sent to the Mediterranean where he was killed in action . He left a widow and two children, Annie born 7th September 1913 and Hilda born 24th March 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles memorial, Turkey and Gallipoli --------------- OR Private 17095 Albert Edward JONES 8th North Staffordshire Regiment died 19th November 1916. Born in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire in 1895 to Albert and Emily nee Beardmore. Some notes from what remains of his army records. He joined up on the 7th September 1914 aged 19 lived with his parents at 38, South Street, Mount Pleasant, Fenton and was employed as a engine cleaner. (most likely a loco) He was posted to the 10th Battalion on the 31st October 1914. He was in France with the 8th Battalion from the 3rd August 1915 and was killed in action on the 19th November 1916. His effects were sent to his father who was living at 25, Cambridge Street, Fenton. He is at rest in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France (Auth, It could be either soldier who is commemorated on the memorial)---------------- Private11878 Ernest MASON 8th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 19th November 1916 aged 21. He was the son of George Henry. and Martha Harriett Mason, of 20, King's Terrace, Basford, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Native of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. Also served at Gallipoli. He is at rest in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France------------- Private 241294 Tom MERREY (Memorial has MERRY) 1/6th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 1st July 1916 on the Somme. He was born at Tutbury Staffordshire in 1899 to Tom and Amy who in 1911 were living at 55, Monk Street, Tutbury, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Note, his birth surname is MERREY)--------------- Private 3251 Christopher MITFORD 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action 13th October 1915 aged 22. he was the son of Christopher and Rosa of Yew Cottage, Lawton Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent. he is commemorated on the Loos memorial, France--------------- Private 11930 Charlie PLANT 8th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 4th august 1916 aged 26. He was born at Stoke-on-Trent and was the son of Charles and Ann Jane nee Trickett of Longcroft Villa, Westham, Weymouth. He is at rest in De Cusine ravine british Cemetery, Basseux, France---------------- Private 4256 Michael Henry SALT 1/6th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action ed 1st July 1916 aged 23. He was the son of Michael and Mary Ann of The Station House, Stretton, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army records. He joined up on the15th October 1915 and lived at Railway Crossing House, Stretton with his parents. His father was the Station Master and they formerly lived at 66, Beech Lane Stretton. He embarked Southampton on the 1st April 1916 and disembarked at Havre on the 2nd and joined his unit in the field on the 10th April. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France------------------ Private 7797 Edmund SELWOOD 1st North Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 14th April 1915 He was born at Swinnerton, Staffordshire in 1886 to William James and Maud Isabel of Swinnerton. In 1911 he was stationed in India with the North Staffords. he is at rest in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France------------- Private 202979 Frederick Henry SHIPLEY 2/5th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 27th September 1917 aged 19. He was born at Cobridge, Stoke on Trent, and was the son of Enoch and Alice Shipley, of Morehouse Farm, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent. Native of Hanley. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 29, selwyn Street, Hanley and aged 13 he was at the Railway bookstall as a newsboy. Some notes from what remains of his army record. he joined up on the 29th November 1916 at Lichfield aged 18 years 1 month and posted to the army reserve as private 7437. He was employed at a Railway parcel porter and was living with his parents at 30, March Street, Hanley. On the 27th November 1916 he was mobilized to the 5th battalion and sent to the depot on the 31st January 1917 he was transferred to the 2/5th battalion. He embarked Folkestone and disembarked at Boulogne the same day 25th February 1917. He was in hospital, no reason given on the 13th March 1917 and returned to his unit in the field on the 23rd March 1917. 27th September 1917 he was wounded , "now reported killed in action" the same day. He is at rest in Bridge House Cemetery, Belgium---------------- Private 2960 Simeon SIMS 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 16th July 1915 aged 34. He was the son of Simeon and Rachel Sims, of Horton, near. Leek and husband of Annie Sims, of 42, Shoobridge Street, Leek, Staffordshire. he is at rest in Etaples Military cemetery, France------------- Private 2522 Bertram Philip TAFT 1/6th North Staffordshire Regiment died 13th October 1915 aged 17 He was the son of John Thomas and Annie of the New Inn, Bramshall, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up aged 18 and was living at 91, Smithfield Road, Uttoxeter and was employed by the North Staffordshire Railway as a clerk. He embarked from Southampton on the 4th March 1915 and disembarked at Havre the next day 5th. He was killed in action on the 13th October 1915. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France Lance Corporal (Memorial has Private) 12892 Colin THORLEY North Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 31st March 1918 aged 30. He was the son of James of 28, Nursery Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France------------ Private 3425 James Samuel TUNSTALL 1/5th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 13th October 1915 aged 18. He was born in 1895 to William John and Elizabeth Tunstall, of 129, Oxford Road, Basford Park, Stoke-on-Trent. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 21st September 1914 aged 17 years and 33 days and posted to the 5th battalion. His occupation prior to enlistment was a baker. He embarked at Southampton on the 4th March 1915 and disembarked at Havre the next day 5th. He was reported missing presumed killed in action on the 13th October 1915 in France and he was taken off the strength of the battalion on the 21st June 1916. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France--------------- Private 7600 William WEATHERALL 1st North Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 21st December 1914 aged 34. he was the husband of Alice Haylings (formerly Weatherall), of 722, Hartshill Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent. he is at rest in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France-------------------- DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY-------------------------------------------------------- Private 77040 William Edgar WOOD 1/7th Durham Light Infantry died 28th March 1918 aged 35. He was the son of William and Sarah Jane Wood, of Roy Villa, Acton, Newcastle-under-Lyme and husband of Florence Mary Wood, of 12, Florence Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He enlisted on the 30th November 1915 into the army reserve as Sapper 179533, Royal Engineers. he was aged 33 and gave his occupation as a painter, employed by North Staffs Railway Company. He gave his wife Florence May nee Sherratt who he married at Butterton Church, Newcastle under Lyme in April 1012. and they lived at 12, Florence Street, Newcastle, Staffs. They had two children. Kenneth Ray born 29th March 1913 and Eric Stanley born 11th August 1916 both at Newcastle under Lyme. He was Mobilized on the 12th June 1916 and sent to the Depot of the Royal Engineers. He embarked Folkestone on the 17th September 1917 and transferred to the 11th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. On the 21st September 1917 he was reposted to the 7th Battalion. On the 28th October 1917 he was gassed by mustard gas and treated at 4th Casualty Clearing Station, the on the 30th October 1917 he was at the 12th General Hospital, Rouen. 11th November 1917 he was at the 2nd Convalescence Depot Rouen. He was discharged to 35th Infantry Base Depot arriving on the 4th January 1918 for dispersal to his unit. He rejoined his unit in the field on the 23rd January 1918. 28th March 1918 he was killed in action. He worked for the Railway between 1911 and 1916 and was born an bred in Newcastle-under-Lyme He is commemorated Newcastle Borough’s Book of Remembrance (in Newcastle Library), in St. George’s Church Newcastle, on the NSR Memorial at Stoke Station, on the Seaburn TA Centre, Dykelands Road, Sunderland Memorial and on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France---------------- ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS------------------------------------ Private 8806 Frederick KAY 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers died 7th Nay 1917. He was born in Longton, Staffordshire and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France--------- RIFLE BRIGADE---------------------------------- Lance Corporal 50083 Frederick POINTON 2/10th Rifle Brigade, formerly 117920 R.F.C. killed in action 12th October 1918 aged 19. He was born in Stoke on Trent and was the son of Arthur and Edith of 33, The Square, St. Anne's-on-Sea, Lancashire. formerly of in 1911, 49, West Brampton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France-------------- MACHINE GUN CORPS--------------------------------------- Corporal 21845 Richard CHEETHAM Machine Gun Corps, formerly 2695, North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 29th April 1918 aged 24. He was the son of Ms. Elizabeth Kerswell Cheetham, of 94, Boughey Road, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. formerly in 1911 of 123 Thornton Road, Hanley and he was employed as a railway clerk. His mother appears to be unmarried in the 1911. She died in 1941 at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary a spinster. He is at rest in St Marys Churchyard, Astbury, Cheshire----------- Gunner (Pte) 44740 Albert Edward GRIFFITHS 124th Machine Gun Corps died 8th October 1916. Born in Hanley, Staffordshire in 1892 to William and Mary nee Davies won in 1911 were all living at 1, Dover Street, Birches head, Hanley, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army records. he enlisted on the 13th December 1915 to the Army Reserve and the mobilized to the Depot on the 19th May 1916 as gunner. He was aged 23 years and 9 months lived with his parents at 1. Dover Street, and was a railway porter. In 1916 he married Nellie nee Peacock at Stoke on Trent Registry Office. and was living prior and after his death at 75, Grove Street, Leek, Staffordshire. She remarried to a Mr Finn and she then lived at 49, Hodge Bower, Iron Bridge, Salop. He embarked Folkstone on the 13th September 1916 and disembarked at Boulogne the next day. Joined the same day at Camiers 1, Base Depot and on the 22nd September 1916 joined his unit in the field. 8th October 1916 he was killed in action. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France Private 81972 Philip HOUSON 51st Machine Gun Corps died 22nd July 1918. Born at St Helens Lancashire to Wallace and Martha May who in 1920 were residing at 62 Keary Street, Stoke on Trent. Some notes from remains of his army records. He joined up at Scarborough on the 5th September 1915 and posted to the army reserve. He was aged 20 years and 246 day working as a Steam Hammer Driver for the Railway works. He was living with his wife Cicely nee Parkes later to become Mrs Bond, who he married at Stoke on Trent Registry Office on the 10th November 1914 and lived at 62, Fletcher Road, Stoke on Trent. When he joined up he was Private28456, 13th Reserve Cavalry Regiment B Squadron, then 27th March 1915 Private 7605, D Company, 16th Service Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Belton Park, Grantham. Then on the 5th December 1916 as private 81972, 140 Coy, Machine Gun Corps later transferred to 51st Company. He embarked Folkstone for France on the 13th February 1917 disembarked at Boulogne the same day On the 14th February he was a Infantry Base Depot at Camiers from where he was sent to join the 140 Machine Gun Corps in the field on the 27th February 1917 and was admitted to 4th London Field Ambulance suffering with Pyrexia and on the 27th June 1917 he was admitted to the New Zealand Stationary Hospital , France 15th July 1917 he was wounded (not stated what sort) and was admitted to 11th General Hospital, Dannes and then to England on the 23rd July 1917 on hospital ship (location and ship not stated) He was discharged from hospital given sick leave and then posted on the18th March 1918 back to his unit in the field in France on the 27th March 1918 and was killed in action. He was the father of three children, Cicely May born 10th November 1914, Wallace born 7th July 1916 and Phyllis who was born and died of congenital syphilis contracted from her mother on the 31st January 1919 at Stoke on Trent aged 2 months. He is at rest in Le Neuville-Aux-Larris Military Cemetery, Marne, France ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS Private M/302798 Arthur WILDE Mechanical Transport (Grove Park) Royal Army Service Corps, died 14th April 1917 aged 26. Born at Whitmore in 1891 to Henry and Sarah of Madeley, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 22nd November 1915 and posted to the army reserve, aged 24 years and 7 months. He was living at Sparrow Terrace, Porthill, Stoke on Trent and was a railway carter by occupation. His mother, Sarah who lived at Onnley Lane, Madeley was his next of kin. He was mobilised on the and sent the M.T. Army Service Corps Depot at Grove Park. On the 21st March 1917 On the 9th April 1917. "He was admitted to the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich suffering from Lobar Pneumonia the whole of right side. His condition rapidly became worse and he died of cardiac failure on the 14th April 1917. His disease was contracted since enlistment, not due to military service. He is at rest in All saints Churchyard, Madeley, Staffordshire ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS Private 119649 William BEECH Royal Army Medical Corps died 27th May 1920 aged 22. He is at rest in Christ Church Churchyard, Alsager, Cheshire LEICESTERSHIRE YEOMANARY Trooper 256459 Archibald BOURNE 2/1st Leicestershire Yeomanry died 27th August 1917 aged 19. He was the son of Frederick and Avis. In 1911 he was living with his parents at 17, Temple Street, Basford, Stoke on Trent. He is at rest in Hartshill Cemetery, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Stoke on Trent Railway Station War Memorial South Bound Platform All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions errors may occur. Should this be the case, if new information can be verified please supply it to the author and corrections will then be made. This memorial has been compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Also from Ancestry.co.uk ROYAL NAVY Able Seaman Mersey Z/634 William Bertram McINNERNY, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve died at sea 31st May 1916 when the ship was sunk on 31 May 1916 during the Battle of Jutland by German battlecruiser Von der Tan. Only two of the crew of 1,019 survived He was born on the 2nd September 1897 to Francis and Esther who at the time of his death were living at 16, Campbell Road, Stoke on Trent. In 1901 they were living at 50, Selwyn Street, Stoke on Trent. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. (Memorial has B.W.) Able Seaman R/5175 William Rupert PEAKE Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division killed in action on the 14th December 1917 aged 21. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen of 361 Newcastle Street, Burslem. Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 15, Shirley Street, Burslem. he was employed as a Potters attendant and dish maker. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France Able Seaman R/5071 Samuel WILSON, Anson Battalion Royal Naval Division killed in action on the 27th September 1918. He was born on the 18th September 1897 to Mrs A W Wilson of 7, Gregory Street, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. In 1911 he was living with his widowed mother, Alice and sister, Sarah h at No 3 Court, 1 Gregory Street, Longton. At the age of 13 he was employed as a railway labourer. He is at rest in Sucrerie British Cemetery, Graincourt-Les-Havrincourt, France ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY Bombardier W L ORGAN No W L or W ORGAN serving with the stated regiment listed with the CWGC ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY Sergeant 805233 Arthur BICKERTON D Battery 231st Brigade Royal Field Artillery killed in action 9th August 1917 aged 21. He was the son of Samuel and Hannah of 61, Honeywall, Penkhukll, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. In 1911 he was an apprentice joiner and his father worked for the railways as a wheelwright. He is at rest in Fosse No10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-En-Gohelle, France Gunner 185495 John DARLINGTON 38th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery died 21st May 1918 aged 19. He was the son of Mrs Sarah Jane Darlington nee Peake of 16, Wilks Street, Tunstall, Staffordshire. His father was called Frederick William In 1911 his wife and children were living at 10, Goodfellow Street, Tunstall , his father was visiting his brother at 46 King's Street, Tunstall. He is at rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France Gunner 129122 Thomas NIXON D Battery 46th Brigade Royal Field Artillery killed in action 20th May 1917 aged 22. He was the son of Charles and Annie Louisa of Cheadle Road, Forsbrook, Staffordshire. formerly on in 1911, Draycott Lane, Forsbrook. He was employed as a railway porter. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France Gunner 221867 Walter WICKS 51st Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died 29th September 1918 aged 21. He was the son of John and Mary Ann of Station House, 6, Albert Road, Fenton Manor Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. he was working at the age of 14 as a commission agent clerk. at a pottery manufacturer. He is at rest in Brie British Cemetery, France Driver Joseph GITTENS (No J GITTENS serving with the stated unit listed with the CWGC) Driver Died in 1919 of war wounds. He was the son of Emily and Alfred of 15, Newcastle Street, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent. In 1911 he was employed as an invoice for the North Staffordshire Railway goods wagon department in Stoke on Trent Driver Cyril Scarlett JACKSON. Sapper 491962 46th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers, formerly Driver 2590 and 805036 Royal Field Artillery . He died 8th November 1918. He was the son of Bertie and Ada Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY Gunner 127128 Walter Farmer ASTILL 66th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery died 30th November 1917. He was born in 1885 at Burton on Trent to Charles and Annie who in 1901 were living at 19, Havlock Street, Stoke on Trent. In 1911 he was visiting the Crown Hotel , Cats Hill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and he was employed as a locomotive fireman. He is at rest in White House Cemetery, St jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium Gunner 64242 William BADDELEY 319 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery died of wounds 25th April 1918. He was born at Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, and he is at rest in the Bandaghem Military Cemetery, Haringhe, Belgium Gunner 143438 Thomas BERRY 151st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery killed in action 28th March 1918. He was born in Stoke on Trent and he may have been the son of Richard and Fanny who in 1911 lived at 6, Pleasant Row, Stoke on Trent. he was a potters mould presser. He is at rest in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France Gunner 313153 Harry Lyngatt MAGUIRE 1/2nd (London) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery died of wounds 4th September 1918 aged 27. he was the son of John Thomas and Annie Elizabeth (in 1911) of 51 Vine Street, Stoke on Trent. He was working in the Goods Warehouse of the North Staffs Railway Co. He was born at Leek, Staffordshire and he is at rest in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France ROYAL ENGINEERS Company Sergeant Major 492456 James Thomas BAKER, Signal Training Centre, Royal Engineers died 15th February 1919 aged 30. He was the son of Robert James and Evelyn Baker, of 57, Beresford Street, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. He is at rest in Hanley Cermetery, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire Lance Corporal WR/ 270642 James EARDLEY 263rd Railway Company ,Royal Engineers died 3rd November 1918. He was born in Burslem, Staffordshire and is at rest in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France Sapper 488142 Henry Thomas ASHCROFT 13th Reinforcement Coy, Royal Engineers died 6th July 1917. He was born in 1889 to Thomas and Alice. In 1911 his parents were living at 19, Wilson Street, Stoke on Trent and he was a steam train driver. Henry in 1911 was married to Linda nee Bratton who he married in 1909 in Stoke on Trent Registry Office he was employed as a joiner for the North Staffs Railway Company. He is at rest in St. Germain-Au-Mont-D'or Communal Cemetery, Rhone, France Sapper 486100 Henry BIRD 132nd Army Troops Coy, Royal Engineers killed in action 21st March 1918 aged 23. He was the son of William Roderick Bird and Ann Elizabeth Bird, of 25, Guildford Street, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. Native of Hanley, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France Sapper 267704 Sidney Robert BLOOD 17th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers died 30th October 1918 at Mesopotamia aged 22. He was born in Cheadle Staffordshire and was the son of Robert and Gertrude of Tean, Staffordshire. He is at rest in North Gate War cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq. Sapper 303 Sydney BRERETON 1st North Midlands Field Company, Royal Engineers died of wounds 21st April 1916 aged 22. he was the son of Mary Ann Jones of 30, Stoke Road, Shelton, Stoke on Trent. and late John Brereton. He is at rest in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, France Sapper 259271 Douglas CHATFIELD 26th Brigade. (A.F.A.) Australian Field Artillery Signal Sub. Section, Royal Engineers , formery 195739, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 6th September1918 aged 21. He was born in Talke, Staffordshire and was the son of  John Thomas and Hannah Elizabeth, of Station House, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent. Native of Talke, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1911 the family were living at 243 Congleton Road, Talke. His father was a railway signalman. He is at rest in Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, France Sapper140859 John GEORGE 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers killed in action 22nd March 1918. He was the son of John and Sarah of Market Drayton, Shropshire. In 1911 he was now married to Alice and they were living with their children at 73, Cheshire Street, Market Drayton. he was a railway labourer. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 13th November 1915 Gave his occupation as a permanent way layer (train track) and he was living at 73, Cheshire Street. he married Alice Williams on the 27th September 1900 at Market Drayton. He was given permission to join His Majesty's Forces from The Engineer of North Staffordshire Railway, Stoke Station to him at the relaying gang, Uttoxeter Station. On the 20th November 1916 he embarked for France and on the 22nd March 1918 he was killed in action in the field. His parents John and Sarah were living at 77, Cheshire Street. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France Sapper 488460 John GOODWIN 455th Field Company, Royal Engineers killed in action 12th April 1918 aged 27. He was born at Fenton Staffordshire and was the son of George an Annie . He is commemorated on the Ploegstreet Memorial, Hainaut Belgium. Sapper 95912 Bertram MARTIN 179th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers killed in action 26th August 1916. He was born at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire in 1891 and was the son of Thomas and Lizzie of Bradley Street, Uttoxeter. In 1911 his parents and siblings were now at 42, Derby Road, Uttoxeter. Bertram is was not at home but was visiting a friend at Hixon, Staffordshire. He was employed at a locomotive foreman. (The 1911 census have Marian) He is at rest in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France Sapper WR/210632 William Herbert MILLARD Royal Engineers died13th February 1919 aged 26. He was the son of William and Louisa Millard, of 80, Trentham Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at Garden Village, Trentham Road, Penkhull and he was employed as a railway clerk. He is at rest in Hartshill Cemetery, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire Sapper 492490 George SILLITOE 31st Air Line Section, Royal Engineers (From Grumphy, GWF "these people were responsible for the wires along which signals, telephones etc were transmitted IN THE AIR, ie not below ground"). He died on the 14th October 1918 aged 23. He was the son of William and Sarah Ann of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. he is at rest in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France Sapper 439 Harold WHITCUT 2/1st North Midlands Field Company, Royal Engineers killed in action 1st July 1916 aged 18. He was the son of James and Eleanor Jane of 63, Church Street, Fenton, Staffordshire. he was at the age of 13 employed as a railway clerk. He is at rest in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France Sapper WR/176278 Charles WOOD Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers, formerly 2463 Liverpool Regiment died 4th October 1918 aged 30. He was the son of Harry and Agnes of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France Pioneer WR/210654 Reginald BIRKS Royal Engineers died 14th February 1919 aged 20. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Peter Birks, Gate House, Oakamoor, near Alton, Staffordshire Driver 36432 Charles B HULSE Training Service Sanitary Centre (Bedford) Royal Engineers died 22nd March 1919 aged 20. He was the son of Charles and Mary Louisa of Penkhull Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. he is at rest in Newcastle-under-Lyme Cemetery, Staffordshire Driver 202551 Samuel JOYNSON 56th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers died 8th August 1918. He is at rest in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France GRENADIER GURADS Lance Corporal 12656 Thomas Philip CRITCHLOW 3rd Grenadier Guards died 8th October 1915 aged 29. He was the son of Martha Critchlow. He is commemorated on the Loos memorial, France Private 11516 Charles Edward ARMS 1st Grenadier Guards died 29th October 1914 aged 35. He was the son of Elizabeth and the late Fredrick Arms and was the husband of Lily Maud Arms, of 107, Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire. he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Private 22923 Thomas BUXTON, 1st Grenadier Guards died 11th October 1917 aged 34. He was the brother of Eliza Buxton of Stramshall, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium Private 18959 Arthur HARVEY 3rd Grenadier Guards died 27th May 1915 aged 21. He was the son of Samuel and Lavinia of North Lodge, Crakemarsh, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Uttoxeter Cemetery. Private 23417 Benjamin Richard MINCHIN 3rd Grenadier Guards died 15th September 1916 aged 22. he was the son of Henry and Ellen of 135, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France Private 20169 Fred TALBOT 4th Grenadier Guards died 27th September 1915 aged 30. He was the son of John and Hannah of Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is commemorated on the Loos memorial, France COLDSTREAM GUARDS Private 4882 Charles Henry YATES 3rd Coldstream Guards died 27th April 1915 aged 33. He was the son of Robert and Annie Yates, of Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Rose Yates, of Englis St., Stoke-on-Trent. he is at rest in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France WELCH GUARDS Corporal 534 Tom BENTLEY 1st Welsh Guards died 2nd May 1916 aged 25. He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Bentley, of 71, Stony Lane, Cauldon, near. Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He is at rest in Lijssenthoek Military cemetery, Belgium ROYAL SCOTS Private F RILEY The only F Riley serving with the Royal Scots listed with the CWGC is the following) Private 4180 Frederick William 3rd Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) died 13th August 1915. Born in Mowsherra West Indies and is at rest Comley Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland. ( Auth. I believe this is not the correct person) There is a possibility It could be a James, Private 17663 Royal Scots Fusiliers died 26th September 1915 aged 25. He was the son of James and Elizabeth of 89 Caroline Street, Longton. The last possibility this soldier died outside the stop date for inclusion into the data of the CWGC which is 31st August 1921. THE BUFFS (EAST KENT REGIMENT) Private 13956 Arthur Vincent SWETNAM 7th The Buffs, East Kent Regimentkilled in action 30th September 1917 aged 21. He was the son of Abraham and Annie of 27, Haywood Street, Shelton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. he joined up aged 19yrs and 3 months and was employed as a railway vanman prior to enlistment. He is at rest in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS Sergeant (CWGC have L/Sgt) 13938 Charles William YORKE 12th Northumberland Fusiliers formerly Army Cyclist Corps killed in action 22nd June 1916 aged 37. he was the husband of Betsy nee Dale of 4, Betley Place, Crewe Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent. In 1911 although married he was living alone at Railway Cottages, Station House, Biddulph. I note some one had crossed out Marriage and children which was 4 yrs and two children both living. He was married on the 12th June 1907 at Odd Rode, Cheshire. He was a railway signalman. He is at rest in Dartmoor Cemetery, Bocordel-Becourt, Somme, France Private 36358 Ernest Harold DEGGE 8th Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 32986, North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 16th August 1917 aged 24. He was the son of Thomas and Martha of 19, Balance Hill, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. In 1911 he was employed as an engine cleaner with the North Staffordshire Railway Company. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Private 66536 Aubrey Lemuel MOORE 1/4th Northumberland Regiment died 27th May 1918. Native of Blythe Bridge near Cheadle, Staffordshire. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ann of 3, Stallington Crossing, Stallington Lane, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire. His father was a railway signalman. He is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT Company Sergeant Major (Memorial has Sergeant) 9243 Edwin MACHIN (Military Medal)15th Royal Warwickshire Regiment killed in action 26th October 1917 aged 26. He was the son of Edwin and Mary of 13, Station Street, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium Private 9144 Alfred Ernest SMITH, B Company 11th Royal Warwickshire Regiment died 16th July 1916 aged 23. He was the son of Thomas and Emily of 43, Lily Street, Wolstanton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is at rest in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France ROYAL FUSILIERS Sergeant 2500 Percy ATTWOOD (D.C.M.) killed in action 7th July 1916. He was born in North Rode, Cheshire in 1893 to Charles and Louisa who in 1911 were living with their children at 10 and 12 Cliff Vale Place, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. He was employed age 18 as a railway lampman. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Lance Corporal G/2552 John Thomas BIRKS died of wounds 16th October 1916. Born at Stoke on Trent and is Commemorated on the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France Lance Corporal 127 Frank CARRYER 9th Royal Fusiliers killed in action 18th September 1918 aged 22. He was the son of Rupert and Mary Carryer, of 111, Newlands Street, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. He is at rest in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France Lance Corporal 1780 Albert FOX 12th Royal Fusiliers died of wounds 20th June 1917 aged 25. He was the son of Eli and Mary Jane, nee Knapper who in 1901 were living with their children at 30, Watergate Street, Tunstall. In 1911 he was living with his brother at the home of his married sister, Mary Pritchard at 4, Selwyn Street, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire. He was working as a shop assistant. He is at rest in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Private 21436 Rupert BIRCH, 9th Royal Fusiliers died of wounds 10th July 1916 aged 22. He was the son of Joseph and Ellen of Foxt, near Froghall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. 1911 he was employed as a general labourer. He is at rest in Puchevillers British Cemetery, France Private 69082 Thomas CARNEL 2nd Royal Fusiliers, formerly 117, Army Veterinary Corps died 6th September 1918 aged 27. He was the husband of Cicely of 12, Nicholls Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He is at rest in St Omer Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse France Private G/11439 George Henry CLOWES 4th Royal Fusiliers killed in action 27th March 1916. Born in Stoke on Trent in 1895 to Richard James and Caroline. In 1911 the family were living at 35, Lytton Street, Stoke on Trent. He was working as a railway servant. He is commemorated on the Menin Gat Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Private 66604 William Moseley COPE 26th Royal Fusiliers, formerly 37527 South Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 20th September 1917 aged 26. He was the son of William and Jane of 41, New Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. In 1911 he was employed as a railway porter. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Private 8826 Colin DUNN 3rd Royal Fusiliers killed in action 29th September 1915. He was born in Leigh on the 23rd April 1893, christened on the 21st May 1893 and was the son of Thomas John and Sarah Ann nee Brown In 1911 he was working as a railway porter and was living with his mother and siblings at 1, Frith Street, Leek, Staffordshire. His father for the same year was working in Glamorgan as a railway signalman. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France Private 9109 John ELLIS 3rd Royal Fusiliers died 10th May 1915. He was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire He may have been the son of William and Eliza nee Rushton who in 1911 were living as a family at 3, Kimberley Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire. He was at the age of 14 a fruiterers errand boy. He is commemorated on the Menin gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Private 3586 Frederick GILFORD 9th Royal Fusiliers killed in action 1st May 1917. He was born in Nantwich, Cheshire and enlisted in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He may have been the son of Henry and Mary Ann who in 1911 were living at 7, William Street, Shelton, Stoke on Trent. He was working as a labourer his father was working as a carter for the railway. He is commemorated on the Arras memorial, France Private G/14502 Albert Henry HEATH 2nd Royal Fusiliers killed in action 3rd July 1916. He was born at Newcastle, Staffordshire He may have been the son of George and Annie Jane of Newcastle Staffordshire. He is at rest in Ovillers Military cemetery, Somme, France Private 74648 Percy NUTT 7th Royal Fusiliers, formerly 70879 106th Training Battalion killed in action 23rd March 1918 Born at Alsager, Cheshire in 1899 to Joseph and Elizabeth who in 1911 were all living at Audley Road, Alsager, Cheshire. and at the time of his death at 4, Frederick Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent. His father was a steam train driver in 1911. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT Lance Corporal 2464 Tom DUROSE 5th King's Liverpool Regiment died 21st May 1915 aged 19. He was the nephew of Miss M Durose of Ivy Cottage, Heath Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. and the son of Tom and Fanny. In 1911 he was living with his parents at the Daventry Union Workhouse London Road Davantry and was working at a telegraph messenger. His mother was the workhouse matron, and not inmates. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He joined up on the 31st August 1914 and was living at 39, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire with his aunt, Midge!! His father was now living at 15th Church Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey. He was in France from the 21st February 1915. On the 15th April 1915 he was admitted to No4 Field Ambulance with Impetigo and discharged fit for duty the same day. 16th May 1915 he was shot in the head at Richebourge, L'Avoue and admitted to No4 Field ambulance, transferred same day to No1 Casualty Clearing Station at Chocques and then transferred to No 19 Rawal Pindi Hospital, Wimereux wher he died of his wounds on the 21st May 1915. He is at rest in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France Private 235166 Herbert POINTON 13th King's Liverpool Regiment, formerly 203425 North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 31st august 1918 aged 24. He was the son of John and Betsy of 65, Boon Hill, Bignall End, Staffordshire. In 1911 he was employed as a coachman (domestic servant) He is at rest in Noreuil Australian cemetery, France LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT Lance Corporal 16990 Ernest PRIME 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly 16075, North Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 26th September 1915. He was born at Calton Staffordshire in 1886 to John and Fanny. His parents in 1911 were living at Cauldon Grange, Oakamoor, Staffordshire. Ernest was now married and was living with his wife Annie and their two children at Chilcote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. He was working on a farm as a cowman. He is at rest in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord France. Private 51922 Frederick George NEWMAN 10th Lincolnshire Regiment died of wounds 1st May 1918 aged 19. He was the son of James and Annie of 22, Darnley Street, Shelton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. An army record was found for the time he joined up to the North Staffordshire Regiment on the 17th December 1915 aged 18 years and 4 months as private 18291. His date of birth was given as 10th April 1897 and occupation as a silk finisher. He was discharged from the army as being under military age under Para 392 (vi (a) K.R. 1912. No record has survived for his time with the Lincolnshire Regiment. He is at rest in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France Private 43954 Hodson Thomas (T H) WALKER 8th Lincolnshire Regiment killed in action 9th September 1918. He was born at Clay Mills Staffordshire in 1895 to Thomas Hodson and Harriet nee Johnson who in 1901 were all living at 55, Cooper Street, Sandwell, West Bromwich. In 1911 he was staying at the home of Thomas Greenway and his sister Helen Greenway at 11, Jameson Street, Wolverhampton, he was a butcher. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT Private 3917 Percy YOXALL 1/6th Devonshire Regiment died at Mesopotamia on the 26th September 1916 aged 25. He was the son of William Thomas and Eliza Emma Yoxall, of 74, Seaford Street, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1911 he was an audit railway clerk. He is at rest in Amara war cemetery, Iraq. WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT Private 53037 Wilfred Joseph PRESBURY 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment died 27th March 1918. He was born at Longton, Staffordshire . Some notes from what remains of his army record. He was born on the 14th January 1899 to Robert Arthur and Margaret of 68, Spring Road, Longton, Staffordshire. He joined up on the 25th April 1917 aged 18 and was employed as a capstan youth (goods men) employed by North Staffordshire Railway, Longton, Staffordshire. he embarked Folkestone and disembarked at Boulogne the same day, 19th January 1918 and joined his regiment at Etaples on the 20th January. He was reported missing on the 27th March 1918. His conduct sheet was well used. He spent quite a lot of time C.B. Confined to Barracks for various offences. Dirty equipment, missing church and gas parades, and over staying his leave pass . He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France Private 60492 James SALT 15th West Yorkshire Regiment died of wounds 22nd April 1918 aged 19. he was the son of Elijah and Eleanor Salt, of 43, Weaver Villa, Oakamoor, Staffs. Native of Cauldon, Lowe, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record. He enlisted on the 23rd April 1917 aged 17 years and 364 days. he gave his date of birth as 24th March 1899 and live at the above address. He was posted as Private 39135, North Staffordshire Regiment, then posted to the 5th Training Reserve as private 18033 and finally as private 60492 West York Regt. Whilst in training he was admitted to the Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, Rugeley, Staffordshire on the 4th August 1917 with Diphtheria which was treated with anti-diphtheria serum. He improved rapidly and was discharged to one month's sick from the 1st October 1917. On the 22nd April 1918 he was wounded in action and died the same day. He is at rest in Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, France LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT Private 11207 Percy SUTTON 8th Leicestershire Regiment died 1st October 1917 aged 24. He was the son of Arthur and Emily Sutton, of 62, Nelson Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. Some notes from remains of his army record. He enlisted on the 27th August 1914 at Lichfield aged 21 into the Royal Engineers then transferred into 6th Service Leicestershire Regiment By occupation he was a railway platelayer, and lived at 4, Pitt Street, Fenton. He embarked on the 29th February 1916 and transferred to 120th Railway Company as Sapper Platelayer 152984, skilled. The 28th August 1916 he was awarded 1st Good Conduct Badge. The 11th September 1917 he was transferred to the 9th Leicestershire Regiment and retained Royal Engineers rate of pay. The 27th March 1918 he was transferred to the 8th Battalion. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium Private 41624 Charles WILLATT D. Company 7th Leicestershire Regiment killed in action 27th May 1918 aged 18. He was the son of John Parr and Eliza of 10, Nettle Bank, Smallthorne, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Some notes from what remains of his army record He joined up aged 19 years and 4 months on the 4th November 1915 and posted to the Royal Army Medical Corps Depot at Aldershot as Private 78520. He lived at Wilfred Place, Queens Road, Stoke on Trent and was employed as a railway clerk. He embarked Soton on the 24th June 1916 and disembarked at Havre the next day 25th. On the 9th August 1916 disembarked France for England and posted to the 20th London regiment. The 1st September 1916 he was transferred to Class W (T) T.F Army Reserve. On the 30th June 1917 he was recalled to the colours and transferred to the 2/4th Reserve Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment on the 6th July 1917. There is a date 9th November 1917 and stamped is O.C. 20th Batt London Regiment. On the 11th January 1918 he was transferred from the 2/4th and posted to the 4th Northamptonshire Regiment and posted to Clipstone Camp . He embarked Dover on the 31st March 1918 and disembarked at Calais the same day. Sent to "L" Infantry Base Depot and posted to the 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. He was transferred to D Company 7th Leicestershire Regiment in the field on the 1st April 1918. He was killed in action 27th May 1918. His parents were now living at 10, Nettle Bank. I apologise if the above is a little disjointed I tried to make a good report out of water damaged records. The bottom line is he was in the RAMC, 20th London Regiment as Private 5765. Northamptonshire and Leicestershire regiments. He is commemorated on the Soissons memorial, France LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS Private 13 Frank GRETTON 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers He was in France on the 22nd August and died 26th August 1914 aged 18. He was born in Hanley, Staffordshire in 1887 and was the son of James and Ann . In 1901 his father was a widower and they were living at the home of Amy Sales, widow at 3, Talbot Street, Stoke on Trent. He is at rest in La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Sein-et-Marne, France

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