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1914     THE GREAT WAR     1918

1915

"LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN"

 

 

The 1914 to 1918 Great War was to claim 250 lives of men who worked at Silverwood, and 62 miners who worked at the Roundwood colliery. Both mines were owned by the Dalton Main Collieries Ltd. In December of 1923 the Dalton Main Company Ltd erected a monument to the miners lost in the Great War. This monument is shown on the photo below.
 

The following pages are a tribute to those that were sadly lost who worked at Silverwood or Roundwood Collieries prior to joining the armed forces.


Where known there is additional information added to each name

 

Some of the men were buried in un-named graves,  or their bodies were never recovered for burial and are remembered on the many memorials. Others were buried in the countless graveyards of Europe , there were those that died from wounds received who actually made it back to Blighty and were buried locally.

At this moment in time I do not know which of the men named on this tribute worked at Silverwood, or who worked at Roundwood

If you can help with further information on the men below it would be gratefully received. Email John Doxey

 

 

Alfred Thomas Brameld was born the son of Joshua and Mary Jane Brameld, of 28, Peashill St., Rawmarsh, Parkgate, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 40986 in the 7th Bn. of the East Yorkshire Regiment . Alfred was killed in action age 19 on the 3st March 1915 and is remembered on Bay 4 and 5. of the Arras Memorial

 

John Cherrington was the son of John and Sarah Ann Cherrington, of Park Gate, Rotherham, Yorks. John enlisted as a Able Seaman Service No: KP/781in the Anson Bn. R.N. Div. of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. John was killed in action on the 25th April 1915 at the age of 31He is remembered on 15. Chatham Naval Memorial
He is listed in 1901 as Living in Greasbrough John  Cherrington 17 Yorks Rawmanch Yorks W R Greasbrough Coal Hewer
Other Cherringtons in Greasbrough at the time were.  Dora  Cherrington 1 Yorks Rawmanch Yorks W R Greasbrough  
 Harriet  Cherrington 12 Yorks Rawmanch Yorks W R Greasbrough  
 Alice  Cherrington 24 Yorks Rawmanch Yorks W R Greasbrough  
 John  Cherrington 49 Staffs West Bromwich Yorks W R Greasbrough Non Worker

 

William Greenhalgh enlisted in Rotherham as a Private Service No: 14153 in the  1st Bn.  of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 23rd April 1915 and is remembered on Panel 36 and 55. of the Yrpes [ Menin Gate ] Memorial.
 

 

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

 

John Hucknull was the son of Hannah Hocknull, of 11, Lee St., Hill Top, West Bromwich, Staffs.  He enlisted as a Able Seaman Service No: KW/547 in the Drake Bn. R.N. Div of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. At the age of 32 he was killed in action on the 29th April 1915 and is remembered on Panel 8 to 15 of the Helles Memorial

 

Edward Thomas Bath was the husband of Susannah Bath, of 20, Whinney Hill, Rotherham. He enlisted as an Able Seaman Service No: KP/404 in the Drake Bn. R.N. Div. of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. At the age of 42 Edward was killed in action on the 6th May 1915, he is remembered on Panel 8 to 15 Helles Memorial.

 

John Edward Griffiths was the son of Edward and Annie Griffiths; husband of Winifred Simpson (formerly Griffiths), of 120, Hardy St., Thornhill, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 3/3766  in the 1st Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action age 24 on the 8th May 1915. John is remembered on  Panel 36 and 55. of the Ypres [ Menin Gate ] Memorial
 

William Thomas Webb enlisted in the1st Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Lance Corporal Service No: 11911. He was killed in action on the 8th May 1915 and remembered on Panel 36 and 55. of the Ypres [ Menin Gate ] Memorial

 

Herbert Wood was the son of Samuel and Sarah Wood; husband of Harriet Wood, of 3, Lake Rd., Woodlands, Doncaster. Born at Middlestown  Yorks. He enlisted 5th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Secondary Regiment: attd. 173rd Field Coy Royal Engineers. Herbert became a Corporal Service No: 2307  and was killed in action age 43 on the 17th May 1915 and is buried at section V. B. 26. of the Pont-De-Hem Cemetery La Gorgue

 

George Arthur  Hutchinson enlisted as a Able Seaman Service No: KP/305 in the Hawke Bn. R.N. Div. of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, he was killed in action on the 15th June 1915, and is remembered on Panel 8 to 15 on the Helles Memorial.
 

Charles Uttley enlisted as a Private Service No: 3/2095 in the 2nd Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment He was killed in action on the 9th August 1915 and is buried  in Enclosure No.6 IV. C. 16. of the Bedford House Cemetery
 

William Green was born the son of Harry and Agnes Green, of 71, Whinney Hill, Rotherham. He enlisted in the 7th Bn. of the Royal Munster Fusiliers in which he became a Corporal Service No: 1930  . At the age of 26 he was killed in action on the 16th August 1915, he is remembered on Panel 185 to 190. at the Helles Memorial
 

Louis Frederick Barnes was born the  son of Fred and Agnes Emily Barnes, of 76, Holly Bush, Parkgate, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 11215 in the 6th Bn. of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, at the age of 20 he was killed in action on the 2nd of August 1915. Louis is remembered on Panel 47. of the Ypres [Menin Gate] Memorial

 

John Thomas Dudley was born the son of John Dudley, of Parkgate, Rotherham; husband of Edith Dudley, of 19, Church St., Rawmarsh, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 11484  in the 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. John Thomas was killed in action age 22 on the 16th August 1915 and is buried at section II. F. 91.  of the East Mudros Military Cemetery
 

John Smith was the Husband of Maria Smith, of 41, Hirst Gate, Mexborough, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 128 in the 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station of the Royal Army Medical Corps.  He was killed age 46 13th August 1915 and is remembered on Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328. of the Helles Memorial

 

Samual Williams was born in Rotherham, and enlisted in Rotherham as a Gunner Service No: 90229 in the "D" Bty. 73rd Bde. of the Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action on the 22nd September 1915 and is buried at section Sp. Mem. 8.
of the Fosse 7 Military Cemetery Mazingarbe

 

Randell Gaskell was the Son of Edward Gaskell, of 73, Whinney Hill, Rotherham. he enlisted in the "B" Coy. 8th Bn. of the

York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Corporal Service No: 14114.  Randell was killed in action age 21 on the 23rd September 1915 and is buried at section III. B. 22. of the Seilly-Sur-Lys-Canadian Cemetery

 

Ernest Gee became a Private in the 10th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action  26 September 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

 

Albert Clarke enlisted as a Private, Service No: 14598 in the 10th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment, and was lost on the 26th September 1915, he is remembered on Panel 105 and 106. at the Loos Memorial.
 

Sidney Drabble was born in Thrybergh the son of Mrs Emma Drabble, he enlisted as a Private Service No: 15558 in the 13th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. At the age of 21 on the 26th of September 1915 Sidney was killed in action and is remembered on Panel 20 to 22 at the Loos Memorial.
 

Eli Charnock enlisted as a Private Service No: 13897  in the10th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 26th September 1915 and is remembered on  Panel 105 and 106. at the Loos Memorial.

 

Joseph Webb was the husband of Margaret Alice Harrington (formerly Webb), of I, Kelvin St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 15225  in the 10th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. At the age of 27 he was killed in action on the 26th September 1915 and is remembered on Panel 105 and 106. of the Loos Memorial

 

Frank Stockham enlisted as a Private Service No: 13724 in the 10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action on the 26th September 1915 and is remembered on Panel 105 and 106. of the Loos Memorial

 

George Humpherson was the son of Mrs. Alice Burgin (formerly Humpherson), of 33, Whinney Hill, Dalton, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 18197 in the 1st Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. At the age of 20 he was killed in action on the 29th September 1915, George is remembered on Panel 105 and 106 of the Loos Memorial

 

Benjamin Bradbury was born the son of Mr. W. H. Bradbury, of 104, Hope St., Thornhill, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 3176 in the 1st/5th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, at the age of 19 he was killed in action on the 9th October 1915 and is buried at section I. B. 6A. of the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

 

R. Curtis enlisted as a Private Service No: 12570 in the  8th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment he was killed in action on the 24th October 1915  and is buried in section I. A. 22. of the Rue-David Military Cemetery Fleurbaix

 

H. Roberts was the son of George William and Charlotte Roberts, of 19, Kirby St., Mexborough, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 1973 "B" Coy. 1st/5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action age 25 on the 7th November 1915 and is buried at section I. L. 19. of the Bard Cottage Cemetery

 

Michael Bird  was born at Chesterfield Derbyshire the son of John and Catherine Bird, in 1901 the family were found living at Rawmarsh and Michael was age 14 working as a Patty Driver in a Coal Mine.
John Bird age 45 born in Ireland a Labourer General
Catherine Bird age 41 born in Ireland 
Walter Bird 19 born in Derbys Chesterfield a Coal Miner Hewer
Mary E Bird 18 born in Yorks Stourfoot a General Servant Domestic
Thomas Bird 7 born in Yorks Parkgate
Denis Bird 6 born in Yorks Parkgate 
Catherine Bird 4 born in Yorks Parkgate 
John E Bird 1 born in Yorks Parkgate
 Michael enlisted as a Private Service No: 19919 in the 8th Bn.  of the York and Lancaster Regiment, at the age of 29 he was killed in action on the 10th November 1915. He is buried at section  I. A. 23. of the Rue-David Military Cemetery Fleurbaix. His parents were living at Eastwood Rotherham
   

Thomas Archer was the son of Mr. John Archer, husband of L. L. Archer, of 19, School St., East Wood View, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Sapper Service No: 132622 in the 180th Tunnelling Coy. of the Royal Engineers, at the age of 44 he was killed in action on the 10th November 1915 and is remembered on Panel 4 and 5. of the Loos Memorial.


Albert Etchell became a private in the 9th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment wounded in action he died in the Hospital area of Etaples France on the 20 November 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

 

William Stokes was the son of  John and Matilda Stokes, of 6, Cross Church St., Mexborough, Yorks.  He enlisted as a Private Service No: 3348 in the 1st/4th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. William was killed in action age 24 on the13th December 1915 and is buried in section I. J. 14. of the Bard Cottage Cemetery

 

John. Higgins was born in Doncaster and enlisted in Rotherham with the"C" Bty. 53rd Bde. of the Royal Field Artillery in which he became a Bombardier Service No: 90208, he was killed in action on the 19th December 1915 and is buried at section I. B. 57. of the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery

 

John Alfred Cooper was born the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cooper, of 53, Carmboro' St., Denaby Main, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 19548  in the 10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action age 21 on the23 December 1915 and is buried at section D. 11. of the Chapelle-D-Armentieres New Military Cemetery
 

 

James. Hodgekins was born at Dudley the son  John and Eliza Hodgkins, of Dudley, Worcestershire; husband of Florence Harris (formerly Hodgkins), of 25, Lower Birchwood, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire.  He enlisted as a Private Service No: 19335 in the 10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action on the 27th December 1915, age 33. James is buried at section C. 10. of the Chapelle-D-Armentieres New Military Cemetery.
 


John William Downey was the son of James Downey, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire; husband of Fannie Downey, of 3, Chestnut Avenue, Eastdene, Rotherham, Yorks.  He enlisted as a Sapper Service No: 132626 in the 180th Tunnelling Coy. of the Royal Engineers. He was killed in action age 47 on the 30 December 1915 and is remembered on Panel 1.  of the Ploegsteert Memorial.
 

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I would like to thank Peter Francis and the staff of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for their assistance on behalf of myself and relatives of the men listed below. I would also like to thank Jonathan Dabbs for making me aware of the missing names. I think we should all congratulate the local council for their efforts in replacing the lost names, indeed it was their efforts that were the inspiration behind creating this page. I have no affiliation with the local council but admire their endeavour regarding the honour roll.

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