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Roger Woods Articles as shown in WHM Magazines from November 2017

1914 – 1918 A Time to Reflect

- Part 5 by R. Wood -

The Mapperley Colliery War Memorial

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Over 200 employees from the Mapperley Colliery Company enlisted to fight in the First World War. Of these 66 paid the ultimate sacrifice. Their names appear on the Company War Memorial. Over the years several unsuccessful attempts have been made to list the full details of each man. On this 100th Anniversary year this has been rectified and all the names will be published over the coming months.
The names of the Fallen named on the Mapperley Colliery War Memorial:

Column 1 No 1). Private 18764 James Adcock ‘B’ Company 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1896 Ilkeston.
Died: 12 April 1917 France. Aged 21.
Son of James Adcock and Annie Ancliffe.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier & Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
Column 1 No 2). Private 19240 Alfred Antcliffe 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1896 Heanor.
Died: 26 September 1916 France. Aged 20.
Buried: Regina Trench Cemetery. Plot IX.  Row F.  Grave 18.
Son of William Antcliffe and Emma Garratt.

Column 1 No. 3). Private 203393 George Imisson Athorn 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born: 1889 Leicester.
Died: 28 April 1917 France. Aged 27.
Buried: Roeux British Cemetery France. Plot C. Grave 67.
Son of John Samuel Athorn and Ellen Imisson.
Husband of Gertrude Mary Hewitt.

Father of John Maurice Athorn.
  Eric Thomas Athorn.

Column 1 No. 4). Rifleman R/11129 Arthur Attenborough 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
Born: 1889 Riddings, Derbyshire.
Died: 17 September 1916. France. Aged 27.
Buried: Hebuterne Military Cemetery France. Plot IV. Roe N. Grave 7.
Cousin of Thomas Attenborough Column 1 No 6.
Son of Margaret Ellen Attenborough.
Husband of Elsie May Newton (Sister to Henry “Harry” Newton Private 21957 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Column 2 No. 50).
Father of Arthur Habib Attenborough.

Column 1 No. 5). Private 52391 Frederick Hayward Attenborough 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born: 1896 Smalley Common.
Died: 19 September France. Aged 22.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France. Panel 4.
Son of William James Attenborough and Rose Alice Hayward.
Husband of Gertrude Corey.

Column 1 No. 6). Sergeant 201586 Thomas Attenborough 1st/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Born: 1897 Stanley Common.
Died: 17 June 1917 France. Aged 20.
Buried: Marco British Cemetery France. Plot II.  Row C.  Grave 6.
Cousin of Arthur Attenborough Column 1 No. 4.
Son of Isaac Attenborough and Martha Ann Cresswell.

Column 1 No.7). Private 16767 James Aram 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
Born: 1887 Ilkeston.
Died: 26 May 1915 France. Aged 25.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Menin Gate.
Brother of  Gunner 60014 Albert Aram Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed 16th June 1919.
Son of James Aram and Mary Lingard. (of Ilkeston).

Column 1 No. 8). Major (Temporary Lieutenant Colonel) Duncan Hamilton Blunt (D.S.O.)  1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment.
Born: 01 May 1878 Leicester.
Died: 03 October 1917 France. Aged 39.
Killed In Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 38.
Son of George Henry Blunt (Solicitor & Director of the Mapperley Colliery Company) and Isabella Baird.

Column 1 No 9). Private 17126 Albert Chapman (7th Battalion Prince of Wales) North Staffordshire Regiment.
Born: 1896 Ilkeston.
Died: 29 April 1916. Basra Iraq. Aged 20.
Killed in Action. No Known Grave. Commemorated Basra, Iraq Memorial. Panel 34.
Son of George Chapman and Mary Alice Hardy.

Column 1 No 10). Lieutenant Montmorency Beaumont Beaumont-Checkland 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry.   (B.A. Barrister at Law).
Born: 1884 Hove, Sussex.
Died: 17 August 1917. Belgium.
Killed In Action. Battle of Langemarck, Ypres, Belgium. Aged 33.
Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 3.
Son of William and Amy Holford de Beaumont Beaumont-Checkland.
Grandson of the Comte de Beaumont.
Brother of Colonel Henry Beaumont Checkland 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters M.C.  J.P. Managing Director of the Mapperley Colliery Company. Living at North End Cottage, Park Hall Lane, West Hallam.    

Column 1 No 11). Lance Corporal 11948 George James Clare Royal Irish Regiment.
Born: 1882 Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire.
Died: 08 March 1919 (Military Hospital, Derby).
Buried: All Saints Churchyard, Stanley Common. Aged 36.
Son of George James Clare and Eliza Alice Cope.
Husband of Ethel Emily Smith.

Father of Alfred George Clare.
William Thomas Clare.
Albert Henry Clare.
Rose Elizabeth Clare.
Ida Clare.

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