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THE GREAT WARSam Allott photo courtesy Danny CassidySamual Simpson photo courtesy of Brian Eyre

 

Sam Allott and company in 1914 War

With the advent of the first World War many local men enlisted in the Armed Forces, the photo left shows Sam Allott of Dalton with his comrades. Sam is the soldier top left.

The soldier top right is Samual Simpson [ see below.]

Danny Cassidy recalls a tale his father told regarding a war time experience.
Whilst taking supplies up to the front he noticed a Dalton man being carried to the rear on a stretcher. Approaching the man to ask how he was, the man replied " A'm awrieght, a'm going back to Blighty' Sadly the man never made it back, he like thousands more, died from his wounds on a foreign battlefield. Dalton lost a considerable number of its male population during this war.

 

 

 

There is a tribute to these men of Dalton, Thrybergh, and Ravenfield   LESS WE FORGET  Also see 1914 for a full listing of the men of Silverwood and Roundwood lost in the great war

 

During the war those men that were wounded and sent home were often kept waiting for their service pay, placing the men and their families under great hardship. Dalton Council thankfully came to their rescue and paid relief funds to these returned heroes. This was paid until the service pay came through and the families were more self sufficient.  Arthur Sylvester who was sent home pending a transfer was one of those who fortunately received help at his time of need.

 

"HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR"

Samual Simpson photo courtesy Brian Eyre

Photo courtesy of Brian EyreThe medallion right was presented to the families of those lost and proclaims the above heading

 

Samual Simpson pictured left of Dalton Parva was sadly one of those servicemen never to return. On the 1/07/1916 Private Simpson of the York and Lancaster Regiment  8th Bn. died during the Battle of the Somme age 24.

The battle commenced on the 1/07/ 1916 Making Samual of the first casualties in what was to be an horrific engagement lasting until November of 1916, approximately 68, 000 United Kingdom and South African Officers and men were killed within those five months.

The Memorial at Thiepval where Samual is commemorated, is for those 68,000 men who have no known grave, By 1918 a total of 72,000 men were lost on the Somme.

 

Samual was the son of Selina Dawson formally Simpson of Dalton Parva, and Frank Dawson was his stepfather

 

 

Herbert Bridgewater became a Private in the 2nd Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment, and was killed in action 05/10/1914 age 29. He was the son of Mrs. Bridgewater, of 46, Kelvin St., Dalton, and the husband of the late Emma Bridgewater.

The La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial is situated in the Village near Paris and commemorates nearly 4,000 officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August, September and the early part of October 1914 and who have no known grave.

 

Herbert Valentine Brown became a Lance Serjeant in the 8th Bn.York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed alongside Samual Simpson on the 01/07/1916 age 34
He was the son of Charles Henry and Sarah Ann Brown, of Bradford; husband of Claudia Weston Brown, of 22, Doncaster Rd., Dalton, and is remembered at The Memorial at Thiepval

 

Danial Cain he became a Private in the 3rd Bn. West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) and was killed in action  26/06/1918. He was the son of Patrick and Jane Cain and husband of Mary Ann Cain, of 33, Norwood St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham. Born at Wakefield. Danial was one of the few who returned home and is buried at St Gerards Church Cemetery Thrybergh.

 

Alfred Crane became a Corporal in the 7th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was wounded in action 03/09/1917 age 36 . He died in the Hospital area of Etaples France He was the Husband of Nora Crane, of 26, Kelvin St., Dalton Brook. Alfred is buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery

 

George Dowd became a private in the15th/17th Bn. West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) and was killed in action 12/04/1918 age 19. He was the son of the late John and Mary Dowd, of 47, Kelvin St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham. George is buried at Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium

 

H. Elsey became a Drummer in the 2nd/5th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment wounded in action and died  29/11/1917 age 21 at the St. Sever Hospital area. He was the son of William and Susan Elsey, of 33, Kelvin St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham. He is buried at the St Sever cemetery extension Rouen

 

Albert Etchell became a private in the 9th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment wounded in action he died in the Hospital area of Etaples France20/11/1915 age 26. He was the son of John and Annie Elizabeth Etchell, of 51, Norwood St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham, Yorks. Albert is buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery

 

W. H. Finney became a Private in the"C" Coy. 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action 23/11/1917 age 23 he was the son of Ellen Hutton, of 86, Kelvin St., Dalton Parva, Rotherham. Born at Castleford. Albert was buried at the Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

Ernest Gee became a Private in the 10th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action  26/09/1915 age 49. He was the son of the late John and Mary Gee; husband of Frances Gee, of 21, Norwood St., Dalton.

The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery, and commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay

 

Henry Hallsworth became a Lance Corporal in the 1st/5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment  and was killed in action 07/12/1916 age 18 He was the son of John and Harriet Hallsworth, of 31, Norwood St., Dalton. Alfred was buried at The Holy Trinity Church Dalton

 

Thomas Henry Hardwick became a Private in the 2nd/4th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action in the Battle of the Marne 21/07/1918  age 23 He was the husband of Ruth Hardwick, of Dalton Brook, Rotherham, Yorkshire.

Thomas was buried at the Bouilly Cross Roads Military Cemetery

 

George William Hunt became a Private in the 1st/4th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed in action at the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. 13/04/1918 age 21. He was the son of Arthur England Hunt and Annie Marie Hunt, of 45, Doncaster Rd., Dalton George is remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial
 

Harry Lawson became a Private in the 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action15/09/1916 age 20. He was the son of Harry and Emma Lawson, of 54, Blith St., Denaby and husband of Annie Roebuck (formerly Lawson), of 80, Kelvin St. Dalton. Harry is buried at the Serre Road Cemetery No 2

 

Edward Lloyd became a Private in the 1st/5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action 29/04/1918 at the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Edward was the son of Edward Lloyd and Angeline Lloyd, of 60. Kelvin St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham. He is remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

Tom Waddingham became a Lance Corporal in the 1st Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed in action 27/04/1915 age 23. He was the son of John Waddingham, of 40, Osberton St, Dalton Brook, Rotherham. Tom is remembered at the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

 

Fred Royston became a Corporal in the 2nd/4th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action 11/07/1917age 33. He was the son of Charles and Ellen Royston, of Dalton Magna. Fred is buried at the Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

J. H. Walker became a Private in the 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed in action 07/11/1918 age 28. He was the Husband of A. Walker, of 46, Norwood St., Dalton Brook. J. H. is buried at the Avesnes-Sur- Helpe Communal Cemetery

 

Charles Wilson was born the son  of Robert and Beatrice Wilson, of 14, Kelvin St., Dalton, Rotherham, Yorks. He became a Private Service No: 107853  in the 21st Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) At the age of 23 he was killed in action on the 23rd March 1918 and is remembered on   Panel 90 to 93. of the Pozieres Memorial
 

There were many more men of Dalton who served in this war if you would like to add their names here please send them in.

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