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1914     THE GREAT WAR     1918

1917

"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

 

 

George Henry Horner was the husband of Mary Horner, of 49, Holly Bush, Parkgate, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 31214 in the 8th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action age 24 on the 17th January 1917 and is buried in section VII. F. 3. of the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground
 

Alfred Redfern was the Husband of Harriet Redfern, of 122, Elmore Green, Bloxwich, Staffs. He enlisted in Rotherham as a Sapper Service No: 132623 in the  185th Tunnelling Coy. of the Royal Engineers he was killed in action age 41 on the 30th January 1917 and is buried in section D. 13. of the St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension

 

Arthur Thresh was born the son of Catherine Ann Thresh of 40, Doncaster Rd. Rotherham, Yorks. he enlisted as a Lead Seaman Service No: KW/11 in the 169th Bde. Machine Gun Coy. R.N. Div.  of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. At the age of 23 he was killed in action on the 4th February 1917, and is buried at section  I. H. 29. Varennes Military Cemetery.

 

William Winn was the on of John and Sarah Ann Winn, of 61, Wellgate, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as an Able Seaman Service No: KW/327  in the Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was killed at the age of 25 on the 10th March 1917 and is buried in section XXII. A. 3A. of the Etaples Militery Cemetery

 

Wilfred Barber was born the son  of James and Annie Barber, of 15, Howard St., Rotherham. He enlisted as a Gunner Service No: 113970 in the 114th Heavy Bty. of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Wilfred was killed in action age 22 on the 29th March 1917 and is buried at section G. 22. of the Agny Military Cemetery
 

William Eastbury was born in Rotherham the son of  Frederick and Sarah Eastbury. In 1901 William was found at  Coleford Gloucester working as a Labourer General age 26 . He enlisted as a Private Service No: 23514 in the 7th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, at the age of 46 William was killed in action on the 2nd April 1917 and is buried at section III. M. 11. of the FaubourgD'Amiens Cemetery Arras.His widow was Bessie Bann (formerly Eastbury), of 5, Aldwarke Road Buildings, Parkgate, Rotherham.

 

H. Nixon was born in Wortley he enlisted in Rotherham as a Private Service No: 21503 in the 8th Bn.  of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he Died of Wounds received in action on the 10th April 1917 and is buried at section XI. C. 31A. of the
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery 

 

Alfred Downing enlisted in the 10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a  Lance Corporal Service No: 13644, he was killed in action on the 20th April 1917 and is remembered on  Bay 8. of the Arras Memorial

 

George. Henry Griffin  enlisted in Rotherham as a Private Service No: 11003 with the  10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment . He was killed in action on the28th April 1917 and is buried at section Sp. Mem. C. 9.  of the Chili Trench Cemetery Gavrelle

 

Rhodes Marriott was born in Ashover Derbyshire son of George and Lily Marriott, in 1917 the family were living at No 1 Doncaster Rd, Thrybergh, Rotherham. Rhodes enlisted in the 10th Bn. of theYork and Lancaster Regiment and became

 Lance Corporal Service No: 19766. He was killed in action on the 10th April 1917 and his remembered  at Bay 8. Arras Memorial
 

George Henry Lyon was born at  Sheffield son of John and Harriett Lyon, by 1901the family were living in Rotherham. In 1917 the family residence was  20, Albert St., Rotherham by this time George was a Private Service No: 23859  in the  East Lancashire Regiment. At the age of 25 he was sadly lost on the 21 April 1917 and was buried at section J. 12 Cambrin Military Cemetery.

 

W. Watson was the son of Walter James and Sarah Watson, of 24, Hawthorn Rd., Wath-on-Dearne, Rotherham, Yorks.
He enlisted in the 24th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. of the Northumberland Fusiliers. He became a  Lance Corporal Service No: 37943 and was killed in action age 22 on the 9th April 1917, he is buried at section I. C. 17. of the Bailleul Road East Cemetery St. Laurent-Blangy

 

George Ganderton enlisted as a Private Service No: 13901 in the 10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 24th April 1917and is buried at section II. D. 16. of the Aubigny Communal Extension

 

B. Featherstone enlisted as a Private Service No: 14397 in the  10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 28th April 1917, and is buried at section Sp. Mem. C. 1. Chili Trench Cemetery Gavrelle

 

Thomas William Booth Outram was born the son of Arthur and Mary E. Outram, of 24, Milton Rd., Eastwood Vale, Rotherham, at the age of 8 he was found living in Rawmarsh in 190. Thomas enlisted as a Private in the 8th Field Amb of the Royal Army Medical Corps, at the age of 24 on the 3rd May 1917 he was killed in action. He is buried at section I. F. 20. at the Tilloy British Cemetery Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines

 

Henry Horatio Smith enlisted in Sheffield as a Private Service No: 242113 in the 2nd/5th Bn. of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, He was killed in action on the 3rd May 1917and is remembered at Bay 7. of the Arras Memorial

 

Samual Humpries enlisted in the 8th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Corporal Service No: 13499 . He was killed in action on the 8th June 1917 and is remembered on Panel 36 and 55 of the Ypres [ Menin Gate] Memorial

 

Henry Coyne was born the son of  Mr. P. Coyne, of 33, Silver St., Whinney Hill, Rotherham, he became a Private Service No: 31381  in the 6th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment . Henry was killed in action on the 14th June 1917 and is buried at section I. A. 10. of the Derry House Cemetery No 2
 

John Thomas Gilding enlisted as a Private Service No: 13388  in the 12th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 27June 1917 and is remembered on  Bay 8. of the Arras Memorial

 

Frederick Goodinson was the husband of Alice Goodinson, of 46, Balby St., Denaby Main, Yorks. He enlisted as a Bombardier Service No: L/19798  in the "A" Bty. 150th Bde. of the Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action age 34 on the 20th July 1917 and is buried at section XXV. K. 7.  of the Etaples Militery Cemetery

 

John Hancock was born at Smallthorn, Staffordshire and enlisted at Rotherham whilst living at Eastwood, Rotherham. He became a Private Service No: 11400 in the 3rd Bn. of the Coldstream Guards. John was killed in action on the 29th July 1917 and is remembered on Panel 11. of the Ypres [ Menin Gate] Memorial

 

David Thornhill was the husband of Clara Thornhill, of 6, Lyme St., Masborough, Rotherham. David enlisted as a Sapper Service No: 482252 in the 149th Signal Coy. of the Royal Engineers, he was killed in action at the age of 29 on the 29th July 1917and is buried at section IV. M. 11B. of the Mont Huon Militery Cemetery Le Treport
 

James Wilfred Hudson was the Brother of Mr. A. H. Hudson, of 85, Selborne St., Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 14231 in the 10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 31st July 1917and is buried at section L. 1. of the Pond Farm Cemetery.

 

John Harry Chambers was born the son of Mrs. A. E. Chambers, of "The Lings," Wickersley, nr. Rotherham. He became a Private Service No: 44588 in the 23rd Coy. of the Machine Gun Corps. At the age of 28 John was killed in action on the17th August 1917 and is buried at section II. J. 24. of the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No3

 

Alfred Crane became a Corporal in the 7th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was wounded in action 3rd September 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

 

William Binney was born in  Rotherham Yorkshire and was a Colliery Labourer age 14 by 1901. By 1917 William was a Private Service No: 242463 in the  1st/5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action on the 9th October 1917 and is remembered on Panel 125 to 128 of the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

Ephraim Wakefield enlisted as a Private Service No: 240585 in the 1st/5th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action on the 9th October 1917 and is buried in section LII. E. 13. of the Poelcapelle British Cemetery

 

Arthur Oxborough was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oxborough, of 3, Bethel Rd., Rotherham. He enlisted in the 6th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Corporal Service No: 31370, at the age of 23 he was killed in action on the 9th October 1917. He is remembered on Panel 125 to 128. at the Tyne Cot Memorial
 

Thomas Murtagh was born the son of  Mrs. Mary Ann Ball, of 16, Bramwell St., Rotherham. Thomas enlisted in the "D" Coy. 1st/4th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Corporal Service No: 203294. He was killed in action on the 9th October 1917 at the age of 24, he is remembered on Panel 125 to 128. at the Tyne Cot Memorial
 

Clement Charles Payne was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. C. Payne, of 447, Fitzwilliam Rd., Eastwood, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private  Service No: 241392 in the 1st/5th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, He was killed in action age 21 on the 9th October 1917 and is remembered on  Panel 125 to 128. of the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

Walter Edgar Wright was born in Conisbrough and enlisted in Rotherham as a Private Service No: 241530 in the 1st/5th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 9th October 1917 and is remembered on Panel 125 to 128. of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

 

Fred Heppenstall was the son of Mr. H. W. and Elizabeth Heppenstall, of 130, Badsley Moor Lane, Clifton, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 241076 in the  "C" Coy. 1st/5th Bn.  of the York and Lancaster Regiment, He was killed in action age 20 on the 9th October 1917 and is remembered on Panel 125 to 128. of the Tyne Cot Memorial.
 

Samual Morton was the Husband of Frances Elizabeth Morton, of 12, Lyndhurst Place, Rotherham, Yorks. Native of Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 13269 in the "A" Coy. 10th Bn. of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and also joined the attd. Military Foot Police, Regiment: Military Police Corps as a secondary Unit. He was killed in action age 36 on the 1st November 1917 and is buried at section I. K. 44. of the Godewaersvelde British Cemetery.

 

William Arthur Ellison was born the son of William and Annie Ellison, of 35, Whinney Hill, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 405191 in the  1st/1st (West Riding) Field Amb. of the Royal Army Medical Corps. William was killed in action age 24 on the 12th November 1917 and is buried at section XXII. BB. 23. of the Lijssenthoek Military

 

William Henry Buncall enlisted as a Private Service No: 39556 in the 9th Bn. of the Leicestershire Regiment, he was killed in action on the 22nd November 1917. William is buried at section I. A. 8. of the Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

William Henry Finney became a Private in the"C" Coy. 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action on the 23 November 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.

 

Sam Oates enlisted as a Rifleman Service No: 17331 in the 2nd/7th Bn. of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) He was awarded the Military Medal and was killed in action on the 28th November 1917 and is remembered on Panel 5.
of the Cambrai Memorial Louverval.

 

N. Lee was born at Huddersfield and enlisted in Rotherham as a Private Service No: 14577 in the  13th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 29th November 1917 and is buried in section  I. F. 5. of the Roclincourt Military Cemetery
 

Herbert  Elsey was born at Liversidge Yorkshire son of William and Susan Elsey, in 1901 the family were living at Attercliffe Cum Darnall  Sheffield and William was age 4.  

William  Elsey age 47 born at Finningham Suffolk a Engine Driver Mortar Mills
Susan  Elsey age 42 born at Winfarthing Norfolk 
 Noah  Elsey age 74 born at Winforthing Norfolk a Retired Carter

By 1917 the family were living at  33, Kelvin St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham, and Herbert had become a Drummer Service No: 240265 in the  2nd/5th Bn.  of the York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action at the age of 21 on the 29th November 1917, and was buried at section P. V. E. 5B. of the St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen.

 

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