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|Dalton History 1|
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|Villata De Dalton|
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|Dalton Parva 3|
|Bill Brown the Poacher|
|Dalton Toll House|
|The Great War|
|Dalton History 3|
|Holy Trinity Church|
|Trinity Croft School|
|The Grapes Hotel|
|The Grapes Hotel 2|
|The West Family Photos|
|The Luis Arroyo Collection|
|St Peters Conisbro'|
THE GREAT 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
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"
The 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
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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