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1914     THE GREAT WAR     1918

1918

"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 never identified or their bodies 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

 

 


J. Archer was the son of John Archer, of Horley, Atherstone, Warwickshire; husband of Mary Jane Goodwin (formerly Archer), of 57, School St. Eastwood View, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Sapper Service No: 132621in the Command Depot (Thetford) of the Royal Engineers, he died age 40 on the 19th March 1918 and is buried at section B3. N.G. 45. of the Rotherham Moorgate Cemetery

 

 

William Joseph Redmond  was the Son of Mr. W. J. Redmond, of 32, Osberton St., Dalton,  Rotherham.  He enlisted in the 6th Coy. of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) in which he became a Lance Corporal Service No: 18940 , he was killed  in action age 27 on the 21 March 1918, and remembered on Bay 10. of the Arras Memorial
 

Charles Wilson was the son of Robert and Beatrice Wilson, of 14, Kelvin St., Dalton, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 107853 in the 21st Coy. of the
 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) He was killed in action age 23 on the24th March 1918 and is remembered on Panel 90 to 93. of the Pozieres Memorial
 

John William Newsome was the son of Charles S. and Louisa Newsome, of Micklebring, Rotherham, Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 69173 in the 1st/6th Bn. of the Northumberland Fusiliers, he was killed in action age 18 on the 11th April 1918 and is remembered on Panel 2. of the Ploegsteert Memorial

 

George Dowd became a private in the15th/17th Bn. West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) and was killed in action 12th April 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

 

Ernest Asbury  was born in  Bramley Yorkshire  son of  Frederic L Asbury and  Ann E Asbury, in 1901 the family were listed as :-
Frederic L Asbury age 39 born Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley Stone as a Quarry Mason
Ann E Asbury age 34 born at Yorks Micklebring living at Yorkshire Bramley
Joseph E Asbury age 11 born at Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley
Lilly Asbury age 9 born at Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley
Ernest Asbury age 8 born at Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley
Henry Asbury age 6 born at Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley
Maude Asbury age 4 born at Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley
Edith Asbury age 2 born at Yorks Bramley living at Yorkshire Bramley

In 1918 Ernest was a Private Service No: 11698 in the  7th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and at the age of 25 he was killed in action 15th April 1918, he is buried in section XX. B. 4 of the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Souche. His Mother is listed as living at 7, Shaftesbury Square, Rotherham, Yorks.

 

Herbert Edmund Kinsey was born the son of Martin and Sarah Eliza Kinsey, of 7, Park Lane, Thrybergh, Rotherham. Herbert enlisted in the 9th (Northumberland Hussars) Bn.  of the Northumberland Fusiliers and became a Serjeant Service No: 15555, he was killed in action age 24 on the 14th April 1918 and is remembered on Panel 2 of the Ploegsteert Memorial.

 

Ernest Harry Booker enlisted as a Private Service No: 260023  in the  1st/5th Bn of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 15th April 1918 and is buried at Spec. Mem. II. A. 16. Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery Steenwerck

 

Benjamin Joseph Hickman was the son of Joseph Anthony, and the late Catherine Hickman, he became a Private Service No: 54861 in the 1st/5th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) . At the age of 19 he was killed in action on the  22nd April 1918, and remembered on: Panel 42 to 47 and 162. Tyne Cot Memorial.

 

William Fisher enlisted in the 1st Bn. of the East Yorkshire Regiment in which he became a Corporal Service No: 16015. He was killed in action on the 24th April 1918and is remembered on Panel 47 to 48 and 163A. of the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

Albert Swift enlisted as a  Private Service No: 240432  in the 1st/5th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment he was killed in action on the 26th April 1918 and is remembered on Panel 125 to 128. of the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

Albert Oakton enlisted as a Private Service No: 241409 in the 1st/5th Bn.  of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action on the 26th April 1918 and is remembered on Panel 125 to 128. of the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

Frank Wagstaff  was born the son of  Mrs. Wagstaff, of 7, Midland St., Parkgate, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 21522 in the 1st/4th Bn.  York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action age 28 on the 26th April 1918. He is buried at section I. D. 2. of the Godzonne Farm Cemetery

 

Edward Lloyd became a Private in the 1st/5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action 29th April 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

 

 

Arthur Denton enlisted in the 2nd Bn. of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in which he became a Lance Corporal Service No: 42361, he was killed in action on the 21st May 1918 and is buried at section I. B. 17.  of the Berles New Military Cemetary.

 

A. E. Gear  enlisted in the 2nd Special Coy. Pioneer Regiment: Royal Engineers Service No: 147258, he was killed in action on the 9th May 1918. He is buried at section I. B. 1. La Kreule Military Cemetery Hazebrouck.

 

D. A. Westlake was the husband of   Frances Barraclough (formerly Westlake), of 5, River St., Sheffield Rd., Rotherham.
He enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Serjeant Service No: 8470, he died of his wounds age 29 on the 6th June 1918 and is buried at section C3. "C." 153. of the Rotherham Masbrough Cemetery
 

 

Danial Cain was born the son of Patrick and Jane Cain of Wakefield and was married to Mary Ann Cain, of 33, Norwood St., Dalton Brook, Rotherham. Danial enlisted as a Private Service No: 76461 in the 3rd Bn. of the West Yorkshire Regt.   (Prince of Wales's Own).  He died on the 26th June 1918 and is buried at E. 26 St Gerards Roman Catholic Cemetery Thrybergh.

 

John Finney was born the son of James and Mary Ellen Finney, of 7 Court, 5 House, Westgate, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 51966  in the 12th Bn. of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. John was killed in action age 18 on the 4th July 1918 and is buried in section V. C. 44.  of the Longuenesse [ St. Homer ] Souvenir Cemetery

 

George Oates was the Husband of Edith Oates, of 19, Bridge St., Swinton, Rotherham. Yorks. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 241006 in the  2nd/4th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment, he was killed in action age 28 on the 22 July 1918 and is remembered on the Soissons Memorial 

 

Frank Baddley enlisted as a  Private Service No: 51886 in the 2nd/4th Bn.  of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was killed in action on the 27th July 1918. Frank is buried at section VII. B. 7. of the Marfaux British Cemetery

 

Thomas Alfred Gullick enlisted in the 122nd Heavy Bty.  of the Royal Garrison Artillery in which he became a Gunner Service No: 295586. At the age of 21he was killed in action on the 3rd August 1918, and is buried at section II. A. 18. of the Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille [ Please see message regarding Thomas ]

 

J. Tinsdale was a  Private Service No: 241511 in the  6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action on the 12th August 1918 he is buried in section III. E. 34. at the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.
 

William Thomas Fairbanks was born the son of Arthur and Alice Fairbanks husband of Bertha Fairbanks, of 11, Holland St., Masbrough. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 23127 in the 1st Bn. of theYork and Lancaster Regiment. William died of his wounds age 30 on the 31th August 1918and is buried at section C3. "C." 152. of the Rotherham Masbrough Cemetery
 

 

Willie Beddows enlisted as a PrivateService No: 64826  in the 9th Bn.  King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was killed in action on the 26th August 1918 and is remembered on Panel 8 of the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

 

Arthur Churms enlisted as a Private Service No: 44823  in the 7th Bn. of the Lincolnshire Regiment , he was killed in action on the 26th August 1918 and is buried at Sp. Mem. 39.  Warlencourt British Cemetery

Leonard George Drury was the husband of  Edith J. Drury, of 75, Whinney Hill, Rotherham.  He enlisted in the  9th Bn. of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in which he became a Second Lieutenant, At the age of 28 Leonard was killed in action on the 11th September 1918. Leonard was awarded the Military Cross for his valour and is buried at section VIII. E. 2.  of the Mont Huon MilitaryCemetery:Le Treport .

 

Joseph. Flaherty  enlisted as a  Private Service No: 53657 in the10th Bn.  of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). He died on the  18th September 1918, and is remembered on Panel 4. at the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.

 

William Sayers was the son of William and Sarah Jane Sayers, of 28, Doncaster Rd., Whinney Hill, Rotherham. He enlisted as a Private Service No: 46948 in the 19th Bn. of the Durham Light Infantry, he was killed in action age 18 on the 29th September 1918 and is buried at section XXV. K. 25. of the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

 

John William Whitehouse enlisted as a Able Seaman  Service No: KP/211in the Anson Bn. of the R.N. Div.  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in action on the 8th October 1918 and is remembered on Panel 1 and 2. of the Vis-En-Artois Memorial

 

Thomas Grindle was born in Conisboro Yorkshire West Riding, and was the husband of Mrs. E. Grindle, of 19, Kirby St., Mexborough, Rotherham. He became a  Private Service No: 40962 in the 2nd Bn.  South Wales Borderers. On the 23rd October 1918 Thomas was killed in action, he was awarded a Military Medal, and is buried at section K. 2  Heestert Military Cemetery.

 

 

Wilfred Buck was born the son of Charles William and Mary Jane Buck, who were living at  52, Silver St., Whinney Hill, Rotherham after the war. Wilfred had enlisted in the 2nd/4th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a

Lance Corporal Service No: 24245. Wilfred was killed in action on the 4th November 1918 and is buried at section A. 39 at the Frasnoy Communal Cemetery

 

 

Walter Atkins was born the son of Mr. J. and Mrs. M. E. Atkins, of 12, Selwyn St., Rotherham. He enlisted in the 1st/5th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment in which he became a Serjeant Service No: 240984, he was killed in action on the 14th October 1918 age 25. Walter is buried at section  IV. H. 6. of the Bucquoy Road Cemetery Ficheux.
 

J. H. Walker became a Private in the 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed in action  7th November 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

 

A. W. Orchard was the son of William and Elizabeth Orchard, of 19, Cross St., Whinney Hill; husband of Margaret Orchard, of 12, Wood St., Whinney Hill, Rotherham.  He enlisted as a Private Service No: 61107 in the 1st Garrison Bn. of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). He died of wounds received age 28 on the 29th November 1918 and is buried at section 2. 9. 3. of the Thrybergh St. Leonard new Churchyard

 

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